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The Derby, Arcadia, CA
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The Derby

4.7
4.7
3373 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 63 times today

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Additional information

  • 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

    Asian and Pacific Islander, 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, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,373 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Best Service

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Romantic

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  1. JB

    JeannieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about the evening. Steaks , appetizers and vegetables were perfect. Loved the vintage decor and charm - please never ever change.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    I have been a long time patron of the Derby but felt compelled to provide some feedback on my overall experience this Sunday. I took my brother and sister at 4:30 pm to thank them for helping me with all the recent activities tied to loss of my wife of 40 years. Overall, the dinner was very good and would say the server was good.
  3. MM

    MonicaM

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and food was excellent .. holiday decor adds to the experience
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much fun. Great food.
  5. D

    Daisy

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent! Highly recommended for any special occasions.
  6. JD

    JimmyD

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for my birthday dinner and we absolutely had a wonderful dinner. We sat in front of a beautiful fireplace, the restaurant was warm and inviting and the food was delicious. Our server was very helpful and the price was excellent for the value we received.
  7. K

    Kathy

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and pairings were delicious! Noise from street and valet was bothersome particularly when the wine rep was making her presentation.
  8. T

    Tommy

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The 3-course dinner provides good value. The french onion soup and the prime rib are very good.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Emilio was an excellent server. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about the derby. Such an excellent place to celebrate.
  10. A

    Anthony

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bobby, hands down, made my wife's birthday celebration a memorable one. He is the best server we have encountered...
  11. RK

    RobertK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On a business trip, went by myself. Great service, Excellent meal. 20 oz ribeye, cooked perfectly. Barrel aged Manhattan, also excellent. Old school style steakhouse, think the former Monty's in Pasadena, but that is also my favorite style. Will be here again when I am in the area!
  12. BK

    BeckyK

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were six of us for a birthday celebration. One had Seabass, one had salmon, one had a bone in ribeye, one had filet mignon, and one had another type of steak. They were all cooked perfectly, they were filled with flavor and very tender, and the salmon came with capers, which made it amazing. The Seabass was very good and cooked perfectly. I can’t say enough about their wedge salad or their French onion soup. They are really, really good. And because it was a birthday celebration they treated us to table side baked Alaska. What a treat
  13. HF

    HelenF

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We had the Centennial Dinner special. Good value for price. Definitely will return soon.
  14. DR

    DonnaR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time at the Derby, as usual! They are beautifully decorated for Christmas with fire places roaring. Such a beautiful atmosphere, especially at Christmastime. Sarah, our server, was happy, friendly and professional. The food and cocktails were absolutely delicious! The warm whiskey bread pudding is a special treat! Enjoyed every minute!
  15. ML

    MariaL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The filet my friend ordered was very fatty. After he mentioned that it wasn't that good, I also had a bite. He was right, the filet was very fatty and not worth the price we paid. I won't be returning. The restaurant is over priced for the quality of steak they serve. Also, they need more options on the menu with just a filet and a side or two. Too many dishes come with onions, bacon, etc. Sometimes simple is best.
  16. MP

    MikeP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places to dine. Already decked out for the holidays and this added to the ambience. Food and service always excellent.
  17. TM

    TomM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Derby is the best restaurant I have been to in years. They really know how to treat a customer with respect, attentive service, and a smile.
  18. S

    Sonic777

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food was good. Service was exceptional. Waitress Desiree couldnt have been more attentive. She had many large tables but made it look effortless.
  19. L

    Local

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Drinks, food and wait staff were all excellent. Admittedly we’re a bunch of older women who get chilled easily. The a/c in the bar room, near the fireplace, blew cold air on us continually. When asked if the fan or air could be turned off, they said no, but that they would adjust the temperature. It got warmer for a few short minutes, and then colder for the remainder of our time there. We all ate with our coats on. Note to self: at time of confirmation, request to be seated away from doorway and/or fan portal. Request the same at check-in. Not an unreasonable request.
  20. LS

    LaurenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service, kind staff. Nice way to celebrate the holiday! The Derby is a great throwback and a classic!
  21. HI

    HollyI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was super busy, but we found seats at the bar while waiting for our table. Our dining seating was a good location. Service was good and our main server was great! Everyone in my party enjoyed everything about The Derby! We will be returning soon.
  22. w

    woodsie

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food server was great and the food was excellent.
  23. m

    mita341

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Long wait time with reservation Long wait for service once seated Once service arrived she was great & super efficient Loud party sitting next to us
  24. n

    netfed

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was so-so except for the deserts which were good, and the cocktails were generous. Nice ambience on the terrace. The service was very good, outstanding in fact.
  25. SA

    SAT1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Derby, as always, provided exceptional waiter service and superb food. It is always such a pleasure dining there.
  26. AP

    AndyP

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a short wait we were seated in front of a fireplace, very romantic on our anniversary, and greeting accordingly by the hostess and server. Food and service were excellent, as always, and a surprise complimentary baked Alaska dessert was the cherry on top of a wonderful evening.
  27. PK

    PorscheK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience for my husband’s birthday. Food was great. Service was great. Will definitely be returning!
  28. DC

    DeniseC

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Derby is historic. Old school. Classic. I mean all of that in the best possible way. We loved our food. (No innovation needed because it was perfect.) The server was a pro. Put on dress. Lipstick. Do your hair. It will be a completely swell evening!
  29. FH

    FrederickH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upgrade your cheesecake. The quality and size do not match the price
  30. SP

    ShannonP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We couldn’t be any happier with our choice to spend our 29th wedding anniversary at The Derby 🐎. From the time we arrived, they thought of every detail to make our evening special for us. We had a booth by the fireplace, in a room we hadn’t sat in before. They had a little card to acknowledge our anniversary and everyone was so thoughtful. The food was amazing and the dessert was just what we were hoping for! Thank you Derby! We’ll see you again very soon.
  31. KB

    KevinB

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time here. Great old school steak house near the Santa Anita Track. Beautiful setting. Excellent food. Our server Jennifer was the best!!
  32. JH

    JerryH

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Start with a drink at the bar! Professional bartenders that are hard to find! Foot was the best I’ve had in quite some time. Waitress was very attentive and friendly. Overall a special dining experience.
  33. DM

    DawnM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience1
    I could only get an early reservation on OpenTable, which was inconvenient. When we arrived, the restaurant was empty and they still refused to give us a nicer table. I don't know why we were not allowed the same consideration as people dining after us. Where did I go wrong making my reservation? It's very expensive to eat at the Derby and I was VERY disappointed in how we were treated!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely birthday celebration for my 84 year old neighbor.
  35. DJ

    DiningJunkie

    Los Angeles

    114 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Not a great night tonight. I've been coming here for decades, and my family usually feels at home here for special occasions, but it was very off tonight. Staff was rude, and food was not as good. Hopefully, ownership didn't change. It's such a shame.
  36. R

    tomR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This food was very good as usual. The Server was outstanding!
  37. EE

    EdE5

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails. Just another outstanding meal with excellent service.
  38. MH

    MichaelH

    San Joaquin

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Martha, was excellent and very personable.
  39. TM

    TonyM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were first rate. Try the bacon wrapped 8oz Filet Mignon
  40. SG

    SusieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place to celebrate special occasions

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.7 stars by 3373 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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

    Asian and Pacific Islander, 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, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, 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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