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The Derby, Arcadia, CA
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The Derby

4.8
4.8
3146 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

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  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (626) 447-2430

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+

  • Catering

    The Derby caters! Our catering menu is sure to impress all of your guests. Call us for menu options, pricing, and availability!

  • Private party facilities

    Private and semi-private spaces available. -Conference Room -Terrace -Lounge -Club Room Semi private spaces are available for all group sizes. Please contact us for availability, menu options, and details!

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (626) 447-2430

  • Neighborhood

    Arcadia

  • Cross street

    2nd Ave

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet and self-parking in the rear.

  • Public transit

    Arcadia Goldline Metro Station

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz Music each Friday and Saturday evening in the Lounge and George Woolf Dining Room!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,146 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

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  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

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  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Best Value

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Romantic

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

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  1. AS

    AdeleS

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meeting up with old friends
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING as always. Am absolute joy to be there.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bobby is a great server, very friendly, and extremely attentive.
  4. KW

    KenW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    One of my favorite all time places to dine with friends for special occasions or just to grab a bite. Service was outstanding, food was excellent as always. The noise level was high as always but you get used to it. Friendly staff in the bar and at the table. Very much recommended.
  5. MS

    MichelleS

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server, Martha, was amazing!!
  6. j

    jeh91750

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was friendly, helpful and made our experience great. The food was as good as usual.
  7. JH

    JamesH

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was prompt, efficient and formal but friendly. The food was consistently outstanding: the calamari up to it's marvelous reputation, and the main meat courses and accompanying side dishes were perfectly cooked. Of the many times I have dined at The Derby, last night's experience was the best! Highly recommended to anyone wishing to be served beautiful food in an elegant yet relaxing surrounding.
  8. CC

    CeceliaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed The Derby. We haven't been to The Derby in over 20 years but found that it is just as special and wonderful as we remembered it. The favorite and delicious Cobb Salad cannot compare to anywhere else! As always, service was excellent from the complimentary valet service to your entire staff - all made us feel special and very happy. Thank you.
  9. SP

    SueP

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was great, service outstanding.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic as well as the service. Couldn’t have been a better evening!!
  12. SH

    ShouldHaveBeenaHeadshot

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    June 2022, party of 5. Service was much better than the last time we were there in 2021. Everything on our orders was correct and prepared properly. The staff was on point and did a great job. Please, please, please bring back some form of dress code, t-shirts, running shorts, and flip flops (yes we saw this), track suits (yes we saw this) The Derby deserves better. The booth was a good location as requested. It is loud, really loud, a good engineer could help with sound dampening but that was it. Prices are high, but with all the regulations, supply chain garbage, and out of control 9% and rising inflation I don't blame on them. Glad they survived the lockdown, will be going again.
  13. a

    allpro

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Martha, the waitress did an excellent job by assisting with wine selections to lighting the Baked Alaska into flames. The experience was warm and family oriented. We would return to the restaurant because of this wonderful experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Seabass was great. Green beans were very cold. Onion soup very good. Shrimp was water logged And limp
  15. JA

    JerryA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Derby is an old favorite and it continues to be so! We had steak and salmon that was wonderful. The salmon was cooked to be delicate and delicious. My wife loved the onion soup best, and took home some extra for breakfast. Best of all was the service - friendly, fast and very professional. Overall, a fine dining establishment.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All food was outstanding, service was 5 stars!!
  17. PC

    PaulC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LIved within 2 miles for almost 30 yrs and it was my first visit. I'll definitely be back in less than 30 more years. If i wait, ill be 106 yrs. old. If i have a guarantee to live that long, i will be there to celebrate for sure. Thanks for world class service. Paul Cole Sr. Monrovia, CA
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Celebrating the parent, who plays mom & dad in our lives -
  19. J

    Jazzy50

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Father’s Day
  20. MB

    MichaelB

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was on Father’s Day so the place was very busy. We has a booth in one of the two main dinning rooms. Drinks and starters came out right on time, from our very efficient waitress and it took a bit longer for the main dishes. The place was packed...so understandable. The food was good but not off the chart. Would definitely give it another shot....but not on a holiday.
  21. AJ

    AnneJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Been going to the Derby for years and I love it. Wouldn't recommend it on a special day like Father's day. It was a bit crowded and noisy but still good.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and service are ALWAYS top notch. Amazing and decadent meals; perfectly prepared and beautiful presentation. The wait staff and car attendants make you feel well taken care of from start to finish. Not sure why they need so many people working the front desk- but they always seem detached and melancholy- and never seem to fit with the laid back, comforting vibe of the rest of the restaurant staff. They set up an outdoor patio behind the regular patio to accommodate overflow. The only draw back was how hot and stuffy it was due to the heat of the day. Having a larger crowd did not stop the kitchen from getting the meals out in a timely manner. Love this place for the memories and memory making meals. It is nice to have an elegant and special meal every once in while with the family that is not rushed and gives you time to reconnect.
  23. f

    foodfave

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Being Father’s Day, it was quite busy. Our server was great, but we had to make requests several times before getting them fulfilled, like having to ask multiple times for a bag for our leftovers. Also, being my birthday, I was to receive a birthday dessert on The Derby. Again, because it was a “holiday”, they were not serving that item, requiring me to dine there another time. That’s not a problem, but the email said nothing about the dessert not being available at certain times. I was very disappointed.
  24. MH

    MarkH

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was OUTSTANDING! Especially considering they were very busy.
  25. SA

    SophiaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So far, I've been to the Derby twice within 2 weeks and I've loved it each time. I can't wait to keep visiting and becoming a common, avid customer.
  26. BB

    BrianB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Not what it used to be. Prices have gone up, it's expensive to begin with, but no longer worth it in my opinion. Food was average at best...maybe even below average, and the service was a little worse.
  27. WA

    WayneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, this restaurant is highly recommended.
  28. D

    Datenight

    Phoenix

    133 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were a party of 4, celebrating a 67 year friendship. The service was ok. I ordered the signature bacon wrapped filet, Med-rare more on the rare side with a baked potatoe. It came well done and the potatoe dried out, wouldn’t even melt the butter! When I complained to the server, she apologized and promptly took care of the problem. All other meals were ok. My disappointment was this is a upscale restaurant. The steak that initially was severed should have never hit the table.
  29. LS

    LekSK

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about The Derby is excellent. The prime rib and filet were cooked perfectly and are both outstanding, along with all the sides and desserts that we tasted. The ambiance is lovely inside and out-very old school and classy. The dining room with the stained glass windows is dimly lit and truly romantic. The outdoor patio was equipped with misters to keep diners cool and is the nicest patio I’ve ever seen at a restaurant. The service was also 5 stars! This was a first rate dining experience for us. We will be back on another special occasion. I hope The Derby makes it another hundred years!
  30. KR

    KristinR

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a nice time, great service and delicious food. Thank you!
  31. OA

    OliviaA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a wonderful evening, food was delightful. I would tell friend and family.
  32. N

    Nens

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frequent visitors. Excellent service everytime and food is delicious.
  33. T

    Tess

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an absolutely wonderful evening. Food was excellent. Loved the calamari and chilean sea bass. Husband had the most perfect steal. Service was amazing. very attentive staff.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoy the derby. Never disappoints. I’m almost always starting with the French onion soup and it’s fantastic. Our waiter was very gracious and extended great service. Missing you guys not being open for lunch.
  35. JK

    JanK

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Barbara is amazing! Had the Pick Three appetizer and chicken Marsala for the first time. Both were Very tasty.
  36. f

    foodluver

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service always great. Love the ambiance. Large ding room can get pretty noisy on a Saturday night. Still fun.
  37. DD

    DDTTSH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Derby-steaks are great and service always friendly
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a terrific time with dear friends that we had not seen in a bit. So fun to catch up with wonderful food and drinks. The atmosphere and service were top notch as well. It is expensive it worth it for a special occasion.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Very good food, excellent service. Outdoor area not very “outdoor”, cramped and uninspiring. A bit loud too. Overall experience good. We will return but not on Friday evening
  40. PW

    PatchW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just perfect. Everything a steakhouse should be and much more.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized 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

    • Waitstaff 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

FAQs

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

The Derby is rated 4.8 stars by 3146 OpenTable diners.

The Derby does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

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Google Map for The Derby

233 E. Huntington Drive Arcadia, CA 91006

Additional information

  • Cross street

    2nd Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Arcadia

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet and self-parking in the rear.

  • Public transit

    Arcadia Goldline Metro Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz Music each Friday and Saturday evening in the Lounge and George Woolf Dining Room!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Kosher, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (626) 447-2430

  • Catering

    The Derby caters! Our catering menu is sure to impress all of your guests. Call us for menu options, pricing, and availability!

  • Private party facilities

    Private and semi-private spaces available. -Conference Room -Terrace -Lounge -Club Room Semi private spaces are available for all group sizes. Please contact us for availability, menu options, and details!

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (626) 447-2430

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