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The Derby

4.7
2476 reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The Derby is more than a restaurant. Established in 1922, it has been family owned and operated since 1951. It is a grand museum showcasing some of horse racing’s greatest moments. Diners are invited to take a break from the rush of modern life and travel back to the time of George Woolf, Seabiscuit, and relive the excitement of “The Race of the Century”. We excel in offering the best meat and fresh seafood hand selected by our longtime executive chef that would delight even the most discriminating of taste. Some of the menu highlights include the Bacon Wrapped Filet, Delmonico New York, Prime Rib and Shrimp Scampi. We offer a wide selection of wines by the bottle and by the glass. Relax and enjoy a delicious meal in one of our iconic red leather booths, take in a beautiful evening on our terrace, or watch a sporting event in our bar and lounge. Dining at The Derby can only be compared to the feeling of holding the winning ticket when you smile and know that you made the right choice!

Safety precautions

Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required

Featured special offers

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Thank you for Celebrating Mother's Day with us! Check out our special Mother's Day Menu on our website www.TheDerbyArcadia.com . While we will do our best to accommodate all special requests, we cannot guarantee any specific seating requests. If you have any questions, call us at 626-447-2430.

What 2476 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ErinT
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was on point as well as the covid guidelines. Excellent food and service!

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SamanthaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, pre-ordered Baked Alaska for my daughter's birthday and it was awesome.

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LouDog
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was deliciously awesome, the drinks heavenly and the ambience perfecto!!

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maryh
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The reservation we had was at 7pm. We arrived slightly early but still had to wait until 7:15 and did not get the inside table we reserved and had to eat in the tent in the parking lot. Not the environment we were hoping for.
Staff and food excellent

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JoeS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful dining room with a warm ambiance, good food presented in an appetizing manner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always.

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vipLisanneK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!!

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PatrickG
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to return to indoor dining after a year of take out!

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vipMissak
Miami
49 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a bit cold in the covered patio...the door was kept open which I guess is cdc thing..other than that it was great

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Foodie
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We each ordered a sandwich and they were excellent. Fries were not listed on the menu but they are available.

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jefft
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The appetizers and desserts were disappointments for the price

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we stay overnight in Monrovia we have to go to the Derby! We were able to sit on their nice patio. The service was great. We ordered a shrimp cocktail, nice large prawns, cocktail sauce zesty. Split a wedge which was plenty and split the rib dinner, huge! We each took home 1/4 of our racks. Glad to see it was open!

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DavidB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was awesome and it was good to see so many people out.

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WayneS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We always enjoy our meals at the Derby. THe tent setting was a little disappointing compared to the patio or inside dining. I’ll be happy then the pandemic setting is gone. We will definitely continue dining at the Derby. The bacon wrapped filet and he sea bass were excellent!

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DouglasG
Key West
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Despite Covid restrictions, we had a lovely dining experience with excellent food and service.

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Hilo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great go to for a wonderful dining experience. So happy that seating is again open inside, now 2 great options inside n outside🤗

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JamieC
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for my boyfriend’s birthday. He had never been there. We enjoyed the food very much!

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vipRobinrabbit
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local gem

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CherylC
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drink, service and atmosphere. . Will be back.

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sandyat52
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fabulous and was gracious in accomodating our needs! Most of the food was incredible. A new menu item I tried was not so great but I will get something different next time! The mangement was very helpful in accomodating our request for a party of 8!

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TraciF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt like I was a little kid again eating inside. What a joy!
Server Chris was fantastic, dinner delicious and ambiance amazing!

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YvonneO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so so good. I will definitely come back. Steaks and seafood are delicious.

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vipErikaO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious meal on their heated indoor patio. Lovely space with a fireplace. Very nice and friendly service.

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BradH
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual, always love the experience, staff, service and food

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DRCC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Server was awesome food was just OK, not worth the high prices

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TomM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chris our server was excellent and the the food was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner with my sister.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!! We had the dine-n-LA menu. Service was excellent

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starlite
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Server, Sara was Stellar. Food was excellent. Couldn't have asked for a better dining experience.

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ZOEZ
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Long waiting time but service is nice. The steak is good.

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viplafoodiegirl
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience! We love the derby!

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PeterG
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and great restaurant- but didn’t seem quite as Covid friendly regarding spacing of tables as I would have liked.

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vipKaty
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Well maybe because of the pandemic (?) everything was off this time. We’ve been to The Derby many times in the past, and it’s always great. The service this time was bad. We were seated in the “real” room near fireplace as opposed to the tent. I guess the wait staff were too busy with the “tent” to attend to us. I know my food had been sitting a while, since my potatoes were cold. Hopefully, this will improve with time.

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MichaelG
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice experience. The food is excellent. Best French Onion Soup! Unfortunately, we had a 7:30 PM reservation; we got there a little early but did not get seated until 8:00 PM. Other than that, it was a very nice experience, especially in this time of Covid.

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FloraL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for LA dine week and to celebrate an anniversary. Food was amazing.

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KathieS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful experience in these pandemic times .
We will be back to enjoy again .

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TechDaddy
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Derby is BACK and we couldn't be happier about it! In truth, a few previous dining experiences there "in the before times" were less than stellar; we felt the service and food quality had been slipping and maybe they were resting on their reputation. The pandemic changed everything - for all of us - and perhaps the Derby staff and owners had a chance to re-evaluate some things.

I am happy to report that the Derby hasn't just re-opened: they have returned better than before! The food was perfectly prepared, tasty, and satisfying. The SERVICE WAS ABOVE AND BEYOND. Working two open spaces is difficult enough; doing so while observing health protocols is even more difficult. They made it look easy. We felt welcomed, appreciated, and valued.

We were in the covered outdoor area, and even though they had several flame-type gas heaters in operation, at one point the cold winds whipping through were a bit too much for us. We asked for some help and within a couple of minutes a staff member figured out how to re-arrange a flap to cut the wind down. All in all, a stellar night out!

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MaurisaC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite local restaurant. My second time here and many more visits to come

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Den2063
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is very good, we had good service. Can’t wait till we can eat inside

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DineLA - great food and wonderful service!

FAQs

The Derby does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Derby also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 447-2430.

The Derby is rated 4.7 stars by 2476 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.