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The Derby

4.7
2649 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

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2649 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisB
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly, server Chris was excellent, dinner was excellent. Definitely coming back.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Davy was outstanding!
Based on his continuous dedication to our celebration of our anniversary I must admit he deserves a raise!

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Btwice
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Ribeye and bacon wrapped filet! always a pleasure to come here.
Already looking forward to next visit. Service was fantastic all around.

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MercedesC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old fashioned classic service. Food is superb. Adult beverages are awesome.

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Buff
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, good food, and the service was top shelf !

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Harrier
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great for the celebration of my father-in-law’s 89th birthday! Can’t wait to come back!

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DianeL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Derby is my favourite restaurant in the area. The food is always delicious and the servers are top notch. I love their onion soup and the tournedos of beef are delicious. The portions are a good size and there’s always some to take home. The Derby is our first choice to celebrate a birthday or anniversary or even just those days when we don’t want to cook!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Staff was very friendly and kind
The main dishes took a minute however the service made up for it
Definitely would come again for another special occasion

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jc168
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and services

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ChefDavidA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

for the prices.....every item should be premium. The shrimp cocktail was limp and not properly chilled. entrees were on point. vegetable was under cooked (crudite) crunch. dessert choices were boring and the almond extract in cheese cake was way too powerful. the Steaks were excellent. sadly everything else didn't compare to the delicious perfectly cooked steaks.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The green beans weren't trimmed imo and required a knife to cut because of how they were prepared.
Special dessert was a nice touch.

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nick was our waiter and excellent! All the other servers were great also. We had a fun time celebrating at our long time restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customers service, always checked in on us. Great food. Would go back again. I recommend if you love steak got to go here

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thevine
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Derby is the perfect place for a fine dining experience!

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RickF
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food came out 50 min after we ordered. The drink menu took 30 to get to us as well. I had the filet mignon pasta and it had no seasoning.

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Pebbles
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food! We always enjoy dinner at The Derby in Arcadia. They're very accommodating and we've never been disappointed.

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DirkB
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My evening started with the valet. Then to being seated, getting our starter salad and so on to dessert. The staff timed everything perfectly.

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WayneS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small gathering with our cousins. Excellent meal and service.

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LarryB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Derby never fails to deliver, good food, good atmosphere.

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Bleu
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service here is amazing except for the missing item.
My steak was absolutely perfect but beware of bone shards in the ribeye, I might have broken a filling.
The dates and brussel sprouts will definitely be ordered again. The side that night was string beans which were terrible.
The baked alaska for the table was fun but I wouldn't do it again. My personal dessert never came. Where's my bread pudding?

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vipDawnL
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The restaurant is very dark….we had to use our phone flashlights to read the menu. The pace of the meal was too fast for a fine dining, relaxed evening. We arrived at 6:00, and we were out the door at 7:00….and that’s only because I lingered over my glass of wine. The food was average…nothing special. I ordered my filet medium, my husband ordered his medium rare. Mine was too rare, his was too well done. We had to share the right portions of our filet for each of us to get the cuts we wanted.

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vipBeverly
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent but very loud so it was hard to hear my guests.

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vipsapori
Orange County
85 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I am very disappointed that the Derby does not offer their chopped steak dinner anymore. We drove from Orange County to Arcadia (70 miles). To enjoy this dish not offered anymore. Very disappointing! Also, the server (Nick) needs to go basic waiter training. He was not professional at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Brussels sprouts too charred. Stuffed salmon just ok. Service ok as I had to ask for more water and had to summon waiter. Cocktail was good.

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7pinkmercedes
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Derby restaurant is fabulous! The food & drinks were delicious & the service was excellent!!

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RochelleS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a birthday; I had the stuffed salmon for the first time. I liked it - cooked just right - very tender and flavorful. I think the next time I go I'll pick a different side - I had the rice pilaf but it just didn't appeal to me (there are red peppers in it - not spicy, just more pepper taste than I prefer). I had blueberry pie for dessert - a huge portion that my companion had at least half of it. It was very good! For a celebration, you can't go wrong with The Derby!

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TomS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were point on!
Our server Martha was the best!
Thank you!

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vipFJC1
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best filet mignon I’ve ever had, delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I have been dining at the Derby for many years! Every Elegant with a lot of racing history. The food is wonderful and the service is the best!

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vipCatbruin
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good a restaurant as there is in the whole GreaterLos Angeles area on every level!

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vipJeremy
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legendary restaurant and great to see them bouncing back after a tough year. The outdoor patio is super cozy, water misters added a level of comfort, wait staff was solid and attentive, and the food, cocktails and wine were perfecto. Can't wait to return for some live music!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It has a great decor and atmosphere! The food is a great value!

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GamalielC
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted a high end dinning to celebrate the end of the week with my wife.

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at The Derby. Love the food, service and just being there.

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Satisfied
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Derby is always an excellent dining experience.

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SarahFe
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at The Derby is always a special treat. The 3-course set menu is a great deal, with plenty of options to satisfy everyone. Our server Stevie and her service team were top-notch, as always. Even the busser resetting the tables is a pure professional.

The bacon-wrapped filet is the only thing you should consider... so tender and full of flavor. The restaurant was pretty packed when we arrived for our 6:30 reservation, but it thinned out after a while and was not too noisy. It was particularly entertaining to watch the Baked Alaska presentations at a couple of neighboring tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a 60th birthday. From our arrival to dessert and coffee, we had an overall high quality experience. The Derby is my "go to" place for special celebrations.

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WayneB
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is easy to see why The Derby has such a great reputation. Food service and ambiance are superb.

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ShellyB
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Food and service was top notch. Highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and 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 2649 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.