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The Derby, Arcadia, CA
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The Derby

4.8
4.8
3258 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The Derby is more than a restaurant. Established in 1922, it has been family owned and operated since 1951. It is a grand museum showcasing some of horse racing’s greatest moments. Diners are invited to take a break from the rush of modern life and travel back to the time of George Woolf, Seabiscuit, and relive the excitement of “The Race of the Century”. We excel in offering the best meat and fresh seafood hand selected by our longtime executive chef that would delight even the most discriminating of taste. Some of the menu highlights include the Bacon Wrapped Filet, Delmonico New York, Prime Rib and Shrimp Scampi. We offer a wide selection of wines by the bottle and by the glass. Relax and enjoy a delicious meal in one of our iconic red leather booths, take in a beautiful evening on our terrace, or watch a sporting event in our bar and lounge. Dining at The Derby can only be compared to the feeling of holding the winning ticket when you smile and know that you made the right choice!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (626) 447-2430

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+

  • Catering

    The Derby caters! Our catering menu is sure to impress all of your guests. Call us for menu options, pricing, and availability!

  • Private party facilities

    Private and semi-private spaces available. -Conference Room -Terrace -Lounge -Club Room Semi private spaces are available for all group sizes. Please contact us for availability, menu options, and details!

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (626) 447-2430

  • Neighborhood

    Arcadia

  • Cross street

    2nd Ave

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet and self-parking in the rear.

  • Public transit

    Arcadia Goldline Metro Station

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz Music each Friday and Saturday evening in the Lounge and George Woolf Dining Room!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,258 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Best Overall

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Best Service

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Best Ambiance

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Romantic

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Special Occasion

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  1. F

    Fishfan

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always great food and our server Jacqueline did an outstanding job
  2. FM

    FrancescaM

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    2 out of 3 of us ordered the 3 course meal. I ordered the prime rib with crab cakes and chocolate mousse. My daughter ordered the chilean sea bass, brussel sprouts and bread pudding. My husband ordered the ribs. The pricing for the 3 course meal seem to have increased. They tacked an extra $5 for ordering the chilean sea bass which I thought is excessive. Also, when ordering the crab cakes with the 3 course meal, they tacked on $3. The crab cake was very small on a plate decorated with corn. You get a choice of 3 types of desserts. The bread pudding and the chocolate mousse was good, but could have been better. The volume of food was good...We walked away with boxes of food to take home. I would recommend this place for a special occasion and if you are willing to pay $88pp which includes tip.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and nice time with friends!
  4. p

    pasadenadiner

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Derby does not disappoint. In this post pandemic period, prices have remained low, service is attentive and pleasant, and the baked Alaska is still the complimentary dessert when celebrating! I know these are difficult times, and many restaurants are understaffed, have raised prices considerably, and reduced quantity and quality of the food. Not the case at The Derby; it is still a special "go to" place with indoor/outdoor seating options.
  5. LV

    LindaV

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was so pleased with the atmosphere, the wait staff and above all the food. Absolutely delicious
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family favorite! Best prime rib. We always have a wonderful time and an amazing meal! Patio is a nice change from main dining room.
  7. J

    Judy

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to eat at The Derby and our waitress, Martha, was amazing!
  8. JH

    JulieH

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visitors, and we'll be back for sure! Party of four, some of us had the Dine Arcadia menu (SUPER selections) and others ordered off of the regular menu, but everything was delicious! Cocktails and wine selection hit the mark......best of all was our server, Josh! He was very helpful with selections, attentive, and quite fun and entertaining. We'll ask to be in his section again when we come back! Great night!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food quality is excellent
  10. B

    Baba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, everything was excellent. Our meal was perfectly cooked and served. We didn't feel rushed. A definite plus.
  11. G

    Ginni

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn't have been better. Food was perfectly presented and prepared. Service excellence was far beyond what was expected. We will return.
  12. d

    davidl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    ALL GOOD --FIRST TIME BACK IN A FEW YEARS. ONLY THING DID NOT LIKE WAS TO MANY FOLKS IN SHORTS ETC. ITS A HIGHER CLASS PLACE THAN WHERE ONE SHOULD DRESS DOWN OTHER THAT THAT ALL GREAT FROM OUT SERVER TO THE FOOD
  13. LW

    LarryW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic chateaubriand for two. Baked potato and creamed spinach were one of a kind. Service was impeccable! Definitely will return.
  14. V

    Vanessa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    Very expensive and the food wasn’t that good. The filet mignon was good, but the salmon and calamari were subpar. The sauce on the salmon tasted bad and I couldn’t eat it even after scraping it off. Wouldn’t recommend the food here. Not worth the money.
  15. ML

    MarianaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The Derby is a restaurant that epitomizes the phrase; it is the place where one dines not just eats.
  16. J

    Julianne

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Excellent service and ambiance. Three of our party of six ordered prime rib. The meat was tough yet mushy and lacked flavor. All three of us left at least half of it. We resumed going to The Derby before attending Pasadena POPS. No more. To charge $50.00 for a poor cut of prime rib is unconscionable. We will not be returning.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb to say the least. The Waiter Michael was the icing on top of the awesome food served. We will definitely be back. Can’t wait to try it again!
  18. B

    Bestlife11

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Derby was honestly the best place to take a first date or a second date ! Or a long term relationship! The food was excellent and the service was great. Hands down. Beautiful ambiance and nice and romantic vibe. Definitely will be returning.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were here for our anniversary dinner. I made reservations on open table and we arrived about 15 minutes early. I was expecting a short wait on a Friday evening but to my surprise we were immediately seated at a cozy booth reserved just for us. This was the start of a very special night for us. The staff was excellent. Our waitress was a real gem, very personable and it made for a very nice evening. We both had prime rib that was perfect and the best that we have ever had. I highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.
  20. MH

    MeredithH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful, friendly service and a great time celebrating!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Fine. Waiter was efficient and timely. Food was very good.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute best dining experience in over 10 years. Chris was an amazing waiter. Food was superb
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived exactly at 4pm we were greeted warmly and were seated immediately. Our server Sara was delightful, she was so patient, extremely professional and very knowledgeable. Shrimp Cocktail was excellent. Onion Soup full of rich flavored broth. Bacon Wrapped File Mignon was done to perfection, mouth watering, melt in your mouth darn tasty!! (It always is!) Tuxedo Mousse Cake was good but honestly as a chocoholic I do prefer the very rich all chocolate cake the you offered before, I wish you would add it back to the dessert menu. Thank you so much to Sara and the entire staff for another exceptional meal at The Derby, we can’t wait to be back!!
  24. DG

    DavidG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love dining at The Derby
  25. SC

    SamuelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time dining at the Derby. Our server was outstanding, the food was tasty and the prime rib portion was generous. The only knock was the dessert portion (cheese cake) was tiny (but tasty). Defiantly would go back.
  26. M

    Mags

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Barbara is outstanding. Her service brings the experience even higher. She is a gem of a server.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. Just perfect as always. Can’t wait to go again.
  28. DJ

    DJinCA

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant! Food was on point, service solid, definitely going back for more!
  29. BS

    BrentS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for our anniversary. Was seated almost immediately upon arriving. Received the type of table we requested. The service was excellent from the maitre d‘ to the server and server’s helper. Classic ambiance with many paintings reminiscing thoroughbred racing. Food for both of us was excellent with a nice presentation. A courtesy desert was much appreciated. Oh, and even the free valet parking was excellent.
  30. KH

    KarenH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made a last minute reservation and was surprised that we were able to get our favorite table at the last minute. Dinner was wonderful as always.
  31. c

    c1067

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Derby is celebrating is 100 year anniversary and my family has been coming here for 50+ years. The service, the food, the ambience, everything about this is first rate and it is always a treat for us when we eat here. We don’t live in the area any longer however when we come to town we always try to make eating here a priority.
  32. JR

    JuliaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellant, and our waiter Bobby was awesome!!!!
  33. DT

    DeniceT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous find in Arcadia so much history great location over and above one of the best dining experiences
  34. DM

    DeniseM

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service
  35. R

    Roxy

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food was ok for the value. It was a bit pricey for the quality. Their cocktails were good; I ordered martinis and they were up to par. The steak and salmon was good; not great but still tasty. They serve you complimentary garlic bread so that's cool; it was ok considering it was complimentary. The dessert was really nice; the bread pudding was our fave. I think the best part of this spot is the staff and ambience. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming and the inside is really cool. First time here and I enjoyed it.
  36. B

    Beverly

    Los Angeles

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!
  37. SR

    SRomero

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We went to The Derby for our anniversary dinner. Staff was nice and helpful. We got the 3 course menu. We got the calamari and shrimp cocktail as our starters but the calamari looked like fish sticks but the shrimp cocktail was good and the shrimps were huge. For the entree we got the prime rib and bacon wrapped filet mignon with garlic mash and sweet potato fries. Prime rib was good in the center but the outside crust area was SUPER SALTY like soy sauce and salt. The filet mignon was pretty charred and my husband liked it. Garlic mashed potato was dry and the sweet potato fries were mediocre. We also ordered a side of cream corn but it was powdery consistency from the rue. For dessert we got the bread pudding and the cheesecake the portion was pretty small but I think the desert was probably the best. All in all I have always been curious of dining with the derby but I don’t think I’ll come back.
  38. GC

    GamalielC

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    3 birthday days between brothers.
  39. R

    Ruben

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and The Derby went above and beyond for her day. Definitely one of the best resturaunts I have ever been to. Great food, ambience, and service.
  40. RS

    RobertaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great server, staff very responsive to our needs. Was a place where lots of people were having good time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Derby does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Derby also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 447-2430.

The Derby is rated 4.8 stars by 3258 OpenTable diners.

The Derby does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for The Derby

233 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Arcadia

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet and self-parking in the rear.

  • Public transit

    Arcadia Goldline Metro Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz Music each Friday and Saturday evening in the Lounge and George Woolf Dining Room!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (626) 447-2430

  • Catering

    The Derby caters! Our catering menu is sure to impress all of your guests. Call us for menu options, pricing, and availability!

  • Private party facilities

    Private and semi-private spaces available. -Conference Room -Terrace -Lounge -Club Room Semi private spaces are available for all group sizes. Please contact us for availability, menu options, and details!

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (626) 447-2430

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