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Dal Rae

9023 E. Washington Blvd. (Rosemead Blvd.) Send to Phone
562-949-2444 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Classic Escoffier-inspired dishes you came to love from childhood, with waiters who often prepare plates tableside.
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Dal Rae Restaurant Review

: Dal Rae, which opened in 1958 (the sign out front gives it away), is a throwback to another era, and its longevity is our good fortune. While the décor has been updated, the restaurant still retains the flavor of the '50s (crisp white linen, copious country club wood and cozy booths). All of the classic Escoffier-inspired dishes you came to love as a child when you were taken to a fancy restaurant are alive and well here. The restaurant’s seemingly endless menu is a veritable hit parade of Continental favorites. Retro classics come in the form of escargots bourguignon, lobster Thermidor with its rich cream sauce of mushrooms and onions, Prime New York pepper steak, and duck à l'orange. It is also one of the few places left where waiters are still schooled in the art of tableside service, deftly creating everything from Caesar salads to steak Diane to cherries jubilee. The wine list is less impressive than the cuisine, but martinis were the drink of choice back when Dal Rae was in its prime. This old-school establishment --- truly a slice of American culinary history --- is worth a drive deep into the San Gabriel Valley.

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Dal Rae
by lbjack on Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:50 am
 
Dal Rae's produce is second-to-none. The meats are perfect. For me, the acid test is veal and Dal Rae's veal piccata passed with flying colors. Chilean sea bass can be off if it is not completely fresh, but Dal Rae's is sweet and buttery. The salads are made tableside. The souffle comes to the table as it should, puffed and hot, reflecting the coordination between kitchen and server that souffle requires. The wine list, while not overwhelming, offers splendid complements to the food. (We had champ...oops, California sparkling.)
The ratio of quality to price at Dal Rae makes it one of the best dining values in America. To those who celebrate food, Dal Rae is unsurpassed.
 
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