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Dal rae - worth the drive?

Tom P Jan 16, 2009 06:32 PM

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

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  1. monku RE: Tom P Jan 16, 2009 06:53 PM

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

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      kerryhb RE: Tom P Jan 16, 2009 07:05 PM

      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!

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        Burger Boy RE: Tom P Jan 16, 2009 07:11 PM

        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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          monku RE: Burger Boy Jan 16, 2009 07:18 PM

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

          What's wrong with Dal Rae's deserts? Classic "old school"

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            Burger Boy RE: monku Jan 16, 2009 07:52 PM

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

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          Ernie RE: Tom P Jan 16, 2009 07:27 PM

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

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            Burger Boy RE: Ernie Jan 16, 2009 07:53 PM

            Very good Bloddy Mary!

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              Dommy RE: Ernie Jan 16, 2009 09:26 PM

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


            2. martyR RE: Tom P Jan 16, 2009 08:06 PM

              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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                monku RE: martyR Jan 16, 2009 08:13 PM

                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.

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                Briggs RE: Tom P Jan 16, 2009 08:07 PM

                Griller141 - front & center!
                (IIRC, he wrote a detailed review of Dal Rae a few years ago).

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