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The Derby

4.6
2915 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!

Support The Derby during COVID-19

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
What 2915 people are saying
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vipBeverly
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and our server was awesome! A little too noisy!

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NancyG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Well, we went there for dinner to celebrate Mom's birthday. It was very slow since it was mid-week. I did notify the restaurant about the occasion and they had a small note on the table that read "Happy Birthday". There were 3 of us and the bill came up to approx. $250. We did complain about the fries. They tasted very greasy. My Mom exchanged for something else, my son just had a couple and left most. Mentioned to waiter and she said 'ok will let them know'. The waiter asked if we wanted dessert. I told her that it was my Mom's birthday and she ok. She asked what dessert and she brought the dessert with a candle. We then thought, well, that's very nice. Then we got the bill and they charged for the dessert. I don't understand....their food is not cheap. We paid a good penny for it and expected for them to bring my Mom at least ice-cream without charge. We got charged for the dessert and probably for the candle as well!

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KimberlyB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Barbara was our server and and was wonderful!! Food was excellent- all we had hoped for

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vipSueB
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Birthday - food is great, under staffed (understandable) but they made everything so nice

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EdithA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Even though it’s a steak house, wish it did offer more vegetarian options than just 1 pasta and some sides. Staff is super friendly and very accommodating if possible. Love that for our anniversary they gave us a baked Alaska. So much fun

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LindaB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our evening at the Derby. The service, our server, was exceptional. She made our evening special. The Derby food never disappoints.

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SamanthaB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Always wanted to try the Derby. Finally made it there for dinner. Old time steakhouse feel to it. We each choose the three choice dinner and desert. French onion soup was wonderful. My ribeye bone in was just ok. Cooked perfectly, but very, very fatty, so once you took the fat away was a very small portion size. Would not get again. My daughter had the stuffed salmon and said it was very good. Dessert was ok. Service was not very good. Not sure if they were short staffed. Our waitress took forever to take our order, food was delivered by someone else, and then our waitress was MIA. Strange because we say all the other wait staff at the tables around us, but our waitress was always no where to be found. I would try it again maybe for lunch.

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Robbie
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly and were glad to be able to sit outside. Our server (Martha) was fun and helpful and ready to accommodate our requests. The food was delicious and we were not rushed. Very good experience. LOVE all of the racing memorabilia.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1 year anniversary! Every employee wished us a happy day!

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RTStack
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire evening was wonderful. Great waitstaff, amazing food, and reasonably priced.

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MelissaS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal, celebrating 2 birthdays. The food, service and overall experience was outstanding. Due to Covid, it had been a while since we had been to The Derby. It was so nice to see it was just as great as we remembered. We will be back!

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Chalco
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was the best ever! Loved our server. Whole staff worked together well. Lovely experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time there. A bit busy but we had great service and wonderful baked Alaska for birthday celebration. Christopher was our server and did a great job.

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vipSharonR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall1food1service5ambience5

For $150 for Two dinners and two drinks, The fish that I ordered was smaller than my baked potato which was cold the vegetables were cold Even the fish was cold why would I recommend this place to anybody I don’t understand

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PatJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the Derby and not our last. The service was outstanding the services Josh excellent and the person that kept our water full was also excellent. The menu was great. Thank you

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BarbaraD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice menu selection. Bar tender knows how to make a great drink. The server was efficient, not pushy and knowledgeable about the offerings. Definitely recommend and we're going back soon.

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Anonymous
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was wonderful. Our server did a great job with timing of our meals for a party of 6.

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Romo
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good place for a nice evening with group or partner. Food is a little pricey for the quality.

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GayleenL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We ordered the lamb and it was super tough. Could not eat. Told waitress and the cook agreed and took off our bill

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KatieB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have the best time there! Excellent food, wine and service.

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LeslieG
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bacon wrapped Filet, Iceberg Blue Cheese Wedge, Brussel Sprouts are my favorite. Baked Alaska is a great dessert.

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vipIndyanna
Indiana
49 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A nice reunion with friends from New York was made possible by a great booth, good server and fine food. Just a perfect evening. Place was full and somewhat noisy but we were able to hear each other and that was good.

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vipTIMW
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place for prime rib or anything else on the menu.
5 stars for everything.

Tim & Kathy Waugh

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Really the only main issue we had with The Derby was how long it took to get our food. Which we don’t necessarily blame on our actual waiter. We had just come from the Rose Bowl and were exhausted, and it took over an hour to get our entrees to the table. Thankfully the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I always enjoyed coming here to celebrate an occasion. This time it was for my son and girlfriend anniversary. The food was delicious, worth the price. But the service was not there- the waiter tried to impress us with his memory in taking our order but failed. He had to come back to verify two of our orders which he still got it wrong. We asked for extra bread to go with our meal and he never brought to us. Then he insisted to tell us the dessert menu by memory instead giving the actual menu. We couldn’t take the chance on another incorrect order.

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vipMariaB
Orange County
76 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came here for dinner on New Year’s Day and it was wonderful. I had the prime rib and he had the bone-in sirloin steak, both of which were excellent, with good sides. The staff was friendly and provided excellent service. Valet parking only is complimentary, but we gave $5 for a tip. A very nice equestrian-themed restaurant if you are looking for a good dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was beautiful and the food was excellent. The servers worked diligently but the understaffing was obvious. We understand that its not the fault of the restaurant. People don't want to work.

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sheri
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun night!! The environment was so beautiful ❤️ food and service amazing!! Will certainly come back again soon!

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Steve
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Upon entry, the restaurant had a festive, New Year's Eve air. The service was friendly and engaged at the beginning and then, about halfway through the meal, seemed to lose track of our table. A reminder to the waiter about a long-forgotten order for a glass of wine, was met with a surprisingly curt response. The cocktails and salads were fine. The scampi were very good, but the salmon was overcooked. The check was on the high side, but reasonable for a celebratory holiday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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ErinS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good. Did not like sitting outdoor under a tent wit a strong smell of propane.

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vipGinny
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose was our server, very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was very good, as always! We enjoy the Derby, never disappoints !!
The Harwoods

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening. All good. Iconic steakhouse. Well worth a visit.

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RubenV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to the Derby for about 20 years. Good food, Good Service. Overall a very good restaurant.

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Gaga
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The steak is really good
I live in Arcadia but first time try I definitely recommend to anyone

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LenaS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, enjoyed the food ( ordered crab cake, shrimp cocktail for appetizers; surf cheesecake and bread pudding. We went for Triple Crown 3- course meal and happy with our choices…crab cake very good, filet mignon & shrimp are tender & succulent, and prime rib tender & juicy. Only minor complaint …the appetizers & dessert portion are very small.

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MERV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Phenomenal! Ambiance was exceptional. Service was stellar. Food was fantastic however for my personal taste the crab cakes were over fried. The rest of the dishes were superb. I recommend the Derby everyday, all the time for any occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was done well. The wait staff were personable and always within “reach”. The food was perfect. Each dish was carefully prepared and presented. The Baked Alaska desert was a visual and taste delight. We never felt rushed, nor were we ignored. This is my third dining experience and has become the choice for a celebration dinner.

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vipSmokey
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and meal in an historic setting - Love This Place

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 4.6 stars by 2915 OpenTable diners.

The Derby does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/thederbyarcadia/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.