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Since opening in 1958, Dal Rae prides itself on its professional attentive service and quality classic dishes. The American chop house is family run and brings table side preparation of classic dishes such as a tasty Caesar salad and prime steaks flown in from Chicago to regulars and new guests alike. Enjoy the Dal Rae Famous Pepper Steak in the classic restaurant features wood paneling, comfortable booths a piano bar and intimate dance floor.

Best Steakhouses By City In Los Angeles
CBS Los Angeles
January 22, 2017 7:20 PM

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At Dal Rae, the Pico Rivera restaurant where the same family has been serving surf and turf on white tablecloths for five decades, a traditional meal starts with the Caesar salad, and the Caesar starts with a dollop of anchovies.

The Lost Art of Tableside Service Survives at This Midcentury L.A. Restaurant
Jenifer Swainn | LA Weekly
Thursday, August 3, 2017

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"Dress to the nines" and "step back in time" for a trip to this Pico Rivera "icon" delivering "top-shelf", "old-school" Continental fare; service is "outstanding" in the dim wood-and-leather setting with a piano bar, making it "one of the last of its kind." 2013: food 26 service 25 cost $53

ZAGAT 2013

"I have a love/hate relationship with the Dal Rae. I love it because being in the restaurant business, restaurants can be too intellectual for me. Food has become so complicated. I don't like to go out and intellectualize over what I'm going to order all the time. At the Dal Rae, the food is so comfortable. It's very forthcoming, very straight-forward food. I always have the Hearts of Romaine Salad with the Old Fashioned Blue Cheese and the Pepper Steak. I hate the Dal Rae because I can't duplicate the Pepper Steak. I know what the flavors are, but it never seems to taste as good when I make it.”

Nancy Silverton Founding Owner of La Brea Bakery, Owner Pizzeria Mozza

"The Dal Rae Pepper Steak, Top 100 tastes of L.A. Often copied - never equaled."

Los Angeles Times

"Dal Rae in Pico Rivera has survived four decades by serving food that is rich, complex and surprisingly good…a flavorful blast from the past, and rich beyond my wildest dreams.”

Max Jacobson Los Angeles Times

"The Dal Rae in Pico Rivera is a throwback that never went out of vogue – a cozy room with a subtle charge of Vegas-like energy and excellent entertainment.”

Mary Tartaglione, Nightlife Columnist San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group

“The Dal Rae is, if anything, an institution.”

Whittier Daily News

We are so thrilled to annouce, we won the 2014 "American Favorite" Member for small business through Which means our customers chose to use their AMEX at our restaurant most, above all the rest! We are so excited to be recognized. Thank you to our loyal customers and AMEX.