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Dal rae - worth the drive?

I've been wanting to try and am talking some people into going.. .just curious chowhounder's thoughts. Thanks!

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  1. Worth it if you're into "old school" dining. I believe the pepper steak is one of their signature dishes. I like it.

    1. Retro heaven. I've been there three times and have had great meals each time. They don't rush you...service is very professional. Seems to always be busy on the weekends with groups, birthdays, etc. One of the few places that can mix a good Old-Fashioned, too!

      1. YES ! ! ! Pepper Steak, table side caeser or the tomatoe onion salad with the blue chese italian vinaigrette. Skip dessert and go to Fosselman's in Alhambra.

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        1. re: Burger Boy

          Fosselman's is quite a drive from Pico Rivera isn't it?

          What's wrong with Dal Rae's deserts? Classic "old school"
          http://www.dalrae.com/dessert.htm

          1. re: monku

            There desserts ar e good, I just love Fosselmans after a good meal like that. Just me being me!

        2. Yes, Dal Rae is a class act. Cocktails + Pepper Steak + Cherries Jubilee = yummy retro bliss

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            1. re: Ernie

              EXACTLY!! :DD Totally fun place to visit.. with Yummy food. :D

              --Dommy!

            2. This is a place my parents went to in the 60's when they wanted to "go to a real restaurant".

              I just went for my birthday a couple weeks ago and it was terrific. Shared the tableside caesar, tableside Steak Diane and the tableside Cherries Jubilee. Obvioujsly, I was into tableside service!

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              1. re: martyR

                The place still looks like its in the 60's. But its definitely what you would consider a "real restaurant" from the hey day when service and dining was an experience.