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The Derby, Arcadia, CA
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The Derby

4.7
4.7
3582 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 37 times today

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Dining areas

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

    Asian and Pacific Islander, 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, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Best Service

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Best Ambiance

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Best Value

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Good for business meals

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Good for special occasions

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  1. NormaS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very nice lunch experience. So glad you are now open for lunch.
  2. WilliamF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a special occasion such as birthday or anniversary.
  3. Allen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for family dinner, and the gentleman who served us, his name was Spencer.
  4. PatH

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had not been to The Derby in quite some time and it never disappoints. Bacon wrapped filet is the best. Shrimp scampi is fantastic. Server was great, and funny, Bob. Had a great dinner and wine.
  5. SantinoKJ

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time! Thanks Heidi. Service and food were great.
  6. MariettaG

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We ate in the Bar area we love eating there cause we can still order a full dinner plus just hors d’oeuvres. It all good!!!
  7. TimL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great history. This is my go-to restaurant for great meals and special occasions.
  8. StacyK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Derby was a delight. They have kept the nostalgic look of the long time ago very nice restaurant, while not having one thing seem dated or dusty or old. It is impeccably clean and new feeling. The menu was full of both modern and classic options. The cocktails are crafted well; with quality ingredients; each one with the right balance of alcohol vs flavor. We made anniversary reservations online ahead of time, requesting a booth. We were seated in a beautiful tufted booth in front of a fire place. It felt private and special. I will forever choose The Derby over the well know high end steak house chains like Fleming’s or Ruth Chris.
  9. LarryB

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Derby is a reliable restaurant for all occasions.
  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I’m very glad I chose The Derby 🐎 to celebrate my birthday. I did not disappoint..everyone was very nice and welcoming and made me feel special on my birthday.. The only thing I was not happy with was the St.Pattts Day corn beef and cabbage was sold out by 7pm.. so I’m not sure I would come in that day , which is my birthday but I would come any other day.. Thank you to all of the staff at “ The Derby”!
  11. Mary

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was St. Patrick's Day and we were celebrating our Anniversary. They gave us a table in front of the fireplace and we were welcome to stay long....in fact, from 6- 9:30. We weren't rushed, and enjoyed the entire evening.
  12. GraceS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We expect to have dinner inside the Derby, not next door at the old Soup Plantation building. Food was lukewarm, bread was cold, small portions, drink service slow. Entertainment was good! Bill had to be recalculated three times. Would not recommend for next year.
  13. NormarieW

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    The service getting the food out and receiving service was very very slow and the service had to go into another building to re-up a tab which took a longer wait time we were there for 2 1/2 hours when it should’ve just been an hour hour and a half. But the food was good and the entertainment was good and the decorations were bad.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time there! The service is wonderful, the staff is very attentive and personable. A go to for a good meal and great drinks!
  15. MaryAnn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about it! First time there, appreciated the ambiance, staff were in incredible. Loved our waitress! My husband said top 3 best steaks he has every had.
  16. Louie

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance was peaceful and our party was able to conversate with each other. Thank You
  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary at the Derby. It was a great experience and our server Jason was very attentive. The food was amazing! We had the bacon wrapped filet mignon and the George Wolf’s prime rib. We loved this place and will definitely come back.
  18. MichaelR

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the Derby. Great atmosphere and the food is good.
  19. PaulP

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a great experience from start to finish.
  20. ACAns

    Las Vegas

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  21. albert

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went in spur of the moment and found a gem we will be returning to again. Food, ambiance and service were great!
  22. Lori

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time and our waiter, Spence was a big reason ! Very nice, attentive but also gave us our space. Excellent food as always! Thank you!
  23. SeanG

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were early and were seated after a short wait. Kelly was our server, and took great care of us - patiently answering all of our questions. We had the bacon-wrapped dates, wine and beer, beet salad, The slow-roasted pork special of the day, the prix-fixe prime rib (with shrimp cocktail, baked potato and bread pudding dessert). My son wanted Baked Alaska and so he got it! Everything came out in order and without a long wait. Oh, I almost forgot the complementary garlic cheese toast, yummy! First time here, and won't be the last.
  24. Barb

    Los Angeles

    140 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    140 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The bar is a bit sneaky. We ordered two Happy Hour drinks at Happy Hour prices and we were drinking at bar until our table ready. Up charged for “ice cube” and for “martini” plus charged more for liquor that was clearly a Happy Hour price on menu. More than double stated. Very disappointing! Dinner and dining service EXCELLENT! Host EXCELLENT!!! Valet EXCELLENT.
  25. Happyanniversarycouple

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was very good and food was served hot and was delicious.
  26. JamesE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing like usual all around! Bacon wrap filet or nothing for me!
  27. NormaS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad you are now open for lunch! We had a lovely lunch, served by a charming waitress.
  28. MichelleS

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The people behind us were so loud we could have a nice conversation with old friends. We just want to get out of there.
  29. weelo

    Palm Springs

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jennifer was absolutely fantastic for a reunion of old buddies!
  30. SharonS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Spence was fantastic!! and the food was great.
  31. MikeC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Had a 8:30 pm reservation and didn’t get seated till 9pm.
  32. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and a ‘50s club like ambiance, but very noisy.
  33. Booky63

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding! Service was even better! We loved our waitress who went far and beyond usual good service! She even came by and mashed together the inside of the potatoes with the toppings. We had such a great time we stayed over 2 1/2 hours with no complaint or hints from staff. Helped us remember why we look forward to visiting this restaurant!
  34. LeslieC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    My friends birthday , always yummy ! For any occasion The Derby is a special treat
  35. DonnieH

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service. Reservation was right on time
  36. KathleenD

    St. Louis

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at The Derby, but it won’t be our last. Everything was outstanding! I give it a 10/10!
  37. CathyG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply stellar 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 experience at The Derby! The ambience, the bread, the wine list, the menu, the crispy Brussels sprouts, the steaks, the potatoes, the perfectly-cooked green beans, the cheesecake … I could go on and on but will close by giving a special shout-out to Spence for making our special evening truly happy and relaxing. Thank you!
  38. Buff

    Orange County

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Spence, our server, went Out of his way to make our night special. He even shared a little antidotal story about Mike Smith and a celebration he had at the restaurant recently. Good food , great ambience and we will continue to come back at least once a month.
  39. Kathy

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful birthday celebration. The meal and service were excellent. All topped off with baked Alaska!
  40. JRod

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great services and in a wonderful historic setting. We really enjoyed celebrating my father's birthday there.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.7 stars by 3582 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 37 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

Dining areas

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

    Asian and Pacific Islander, 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, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, 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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