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Dal Rae

4.8
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3723 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
The Dal Rae is the Southern California restaurant where 1950s classics still reign. Lobster Thermidor, Pepper Steak, Chateaubriand, Prime Rib, Fresh Fish, Rack of Lamb, Steak Diane and Cherries Jubilee prepared tableside are among more than 100 items on a truly retro menu, complete with some of the city's best martinis. Opened in 1958, the Dal Rae has maintained its original atmosphere, too, right down to a piano bar with live entertainment. And, most important, it has preserved a tradition otherwise found only in private clubs -- knowing its customers by name and treating them like the most important people in the whole wide world. The Dal Rae is located close to the 5 freeway and half-way between LA County, Orange County and The Valley. It is a perfect location for business meetings or entertaining friends and family.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3723 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is Great!!

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MichelleM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time dining here since the COVID-19 restrictions. Very nice set up, on a covered patio with plenty of air flowing in and air conditioning. It was about 90 degrees outside when we went but very comfortable in the outdoor dining area.

Only difference from prior dining experiences was it took over an hour to bring our food--however the wait staff were apologizing for it saying it was due to a great number of take out orders. Wasn't a problem for us, so if you don't mind waiting, it's great.

Service and food was spectacular as always. This was a wonderful break from our "no going out for dinner" routine. If conditions regarding COVID remain the same for awhile, we're planning on making dining out at Del Rae a regular experience.

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Walt
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Had a very good evening out with friends. Food and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner

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PattiS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dal Rae created outdoor patios to serve their guests. It made us feel very safe and as usual, the service and food was exceptional. One of the many things I love about Dal Rae is that they always make you feel like you are so very special. Looking forward to my next dining experience there.

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lovetodineout
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful night to celebrate our anniversary! Sea Bass alla Ben amazing!!!

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vipLovegoodfood
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service.
Excellent food!

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SoCalToon
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to have dinner for our 25th anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Out door dining due to covid was enjoyable

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PatriciaQ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outside patio dining and accommodations are great! The food and service continue to be excellent.

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AlanP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always wonderful experience. There food and service are nothing short of amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I has not been out since the covid epidemic. I was really comfortable with the partitions in place..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

The night started out well and then the group that got seated by us was very loud and crude. I also don’t think that we were seated 6’ feet apart. It will be awhile until we come back to here.

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PeggyP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Face mask had to be worn until you were sat at the table. All staff had wore protective gear. Tables had clear dividers separating guests.
Limited menu with plenty of great choices. I do miss my poor boy steak however.
But you will never go wrong with their pepper steaks.
Had the ceaser salad for 2 which we get each time we dine there, love it.
The salad wasn't made tableside but had no effect on how great it was.
Overall had another awesome experience at Dal Rae!

KP
KarlP
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best time! Our waitress and staff were wonderful. The food never fails it’s so incredible. Thank you to everyone who made our night so pleasurable.

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vipAllisonh
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant- great food and ambience. Lovely neighborhood gem.

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SedoniaD
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

First time here. The food and service was very good. The restaurant itself is old and outdated. It could use a makeover. Lastly, the WiFi service is nonexistent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went with a friend whom never been there. I was kinda skeptical how the experience was going to be with all the new safety procedures and I must admit I was extremely happy how they made us feel safe and appreciated all their extra efforts. Food is always excellent and the service was 5 star.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Dal Rae never, ever disappoints me, neither does my usual order: Chilean Sea Bass Ala Ben. Brought my colleague for his belated birthday lunch. He tried the sea bass at my recommendation and was impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to be back.

JS
JulieS
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, drinks and exceptional service. We have been customers for over 42 years, introducing our children to Dal Rae Restaurant when they were quite young. We now have 3 generations enjoying Dal Rae Restaurant. Every visit is exceptional and leaves us with a burning desire to return, which we do quite often. I high recommend Dal Rae Restaurant.

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SofiaA
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super impressed with the safety precautions they have taken. They did not interfere with our experience.... dinner was superb! Awesome job Dal Rae!

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vipArtM
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated a belated birthday here and the experience was exceptional. The service and attention provided by our waitress was impecable.

Our drinks were well made and came out fast. My wedge salad was delicious and well assembled. I had the perfectly cooked medium rare 20 oz. ribeye. My lady ordered the filet a la pepper steak, also cooked to perfection.

The bar was hopping also, we stopped in for a night cap and to enjoy the live music.

Great time... Definitely will be back!

JM
vipJohnM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service as always. We appreciated the extra attention to safety and cleanliness during the COVID situation. One of our favorite special occasion restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall1Food2Service5Ambience3

The receptionist in the front lobby was totally uptight took me to a different place I came here to enjoy and take my mind off of what going on in life.. Thank God she was not our waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing and safe amid covid. Thank you for welcoming us into your restaurant!

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vipFRUITBIZ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

PERFECT COVID19 SET UP / LIKED IT BETTER THAN THE NORMAL SET UP

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vipLovegoodfood
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So glad they’ve re-opened! It’s good to see all the precautions that they’ve taken. Perfect social distancing at our favorite restaurant! The was as delicious as we remembered. Our server, Robert M, was very proper & patiently explained the process & changes, during these pandemic times. Love the Dal Rae!
Looking forward to our next visit!

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Josh
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dal Rae never disappoints, especially if you are looking for a "fancy" restaurant but you don't want to spend a ton. Usually around $50-$75 a person, but you could spend a lot more at another steakhouse and the food is not even as good. If you have never been, you must try once! I go a few times a year!

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CalGal1
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Happy to have the chance to return to the Dal Rae on a quiet weekday night in June. They seem to be doing everything right by public health standards, including servers wearing masks, face shields and gloves, and plexiglass partitions between booths. Still seemed to be trying to get their new protocols in place, and their routine back up to speed. The menu was not as extensive as before the shut-down. Upon request, we were able to order one item not listed on the menu (creamed spinach). Service was excellent as always. Always a joy to visit. We definitely plan to return when things are a little more up to speed. We're confident they will soon be back up to the standard of excellence they have established over 60 years in business.

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MikeH
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, and food as always amazing. Must try

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second week after they opened and everything went very smoothly.

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vipgastronome
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Belated birthday celebration
So good to be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Opening after COvId closing

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bowtierunner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never a bad meal and glad they are back open for business

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CSUFView
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn’t wait to eat their again. Everything was good!
Thanks Dal Rae.

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IrmaE
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

While Covid-19 is still a threat, maybe limit the amount of patrons sitting at tables in the lounge.

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Bonitadonita
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been coming for years. We love it! The food is amazing and the service is impeccable.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been coming to Dal Rae for 30+yrs. It never disappoints!
After the 2020 Pandemic, we were anxious to get back. We were not disappointed! Derrick was out server and superb! Dal Rae is not a ‘Special Occasion’ restaurant for us. We dine frequently here because the food, service, personnel is exceptional!

FAQs

Dal Rae offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 949-2444.

Dal Rae is rated 4.8 stars by 3723 OpenTable diners.

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