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Dal Rae restaurant - how is it?

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Wonder if anyone out there has been to the Dal Rae Restaurant. Looks intriguing, but is it worth the drive from West Los Angeles? Thanks!

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  1. I have not been, but after looking over their web site, www.dalrae.com and reading a los angeles times review, I will probably give it a miss. The prices look pretty steep and the food sounds like it's out of a 50's time warp. But let us know if you go, I'm always ready to have my mind changed.

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    1. re: Mike Kilgore

      We still haven't tried it, but we pulled out a review from the LA Times and it sounded great to us! (I guess different strokes for different folks). Ever since Bob Burns left the scene in Santa Monica we've been on the hunt for a 50's style steakhouse and Dal Rae sounds like it could be a good replacement (although I can't say I'll like the long drive). I'll let you know if/when we try it. Thanks for the response.

      1. re: Karen
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        The restaurant was remodeled about five years ago, in a sort of a early 60's retro style. It used to look like a match for the restaurant from "Good Fellas". The restaurant was named after a quarter-horse. Though, the restaurant was updated, the menu remains unchanged, with items you don't see much anymore - lobster thermador?, for one. And they didn't change their waitresses who look like they may go back to the 50's.

        As for the food, its not recommended if you're watching calories or expecting light cooking. They make their steak dianne with huge gobs of butter, which I also think they may still flame for you tableside. The pepper steak is also very good. Yes, Pico Rivera is a trek, but if you're a hound, sometimes you gotta travel. Just remember to drive the Caddy.