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The Derby

233 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006-3798
+1 626-447-2430
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
233 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006-3798
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located by the Santa Anita racetrack is this iconic restaurant loaded with racetrack memorabilia. I’m a prime rib fan & this place is my favorite.

Thank noswitt
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Derby has been an institution for as long as I can remember (dating back to 1948) and it remains an absolutely top-notch restaurant. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable, with red leather booths and a fire in the fireplace in the winter. Both the...More

Thank Joseph H
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Located adjacent to the Embassy Suites the classic steakhouse is a memorable experience. The atmosphere will take you back several decades. The steaks, appetizers, and deserts are simply great. The service is very attentive by a knowledgeable staff. The cocktails are among the best anywhere....More

Thank calflyer80
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The Derby has been around for a very long time and they still pack people in on a nightly basis. I have not been there for almost five years but that has now been corrected. The Derby Ground Steak is their signature entrée and for...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 3 October 2017

...in this area. Always wonderful for special celebrations - I come here every New Year's Eve. Great bar, great onion soup, great steaks!

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Went to a rehearsal and out-of-towners dinner here the night prior to a family wedding. The food was beautifully prepared and the fact that were about 30 people at the table didn't seem to phase the waitstaff at all. No mix-ups, no hurry, no errors...More

Thank Etoile_of_NE_Ohio
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This wonderful establishment has been around for many years. Many film stars from years past frequented The Derby. There is horse racing memorabilia tracing the history of this sport. The shrimp and crab salads are exquisite. There is also a full bar which serves cocktails,...More

Thank 484karlc
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We went for lunch, which has its own menu, so that's all I can comment on. First, complimentary valet parking. Then you walk into the waiting area which is full of historic horse racing memorabilia. The booths are that tufted, old, red leather, quite comfortable....More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Our party of 4 visited here on a Saturday in September. We dined very early due to a later commitment and our service was excellent. Nick is an exceptional waiter. Friendly, engaging and his timing is just right. He noticed right off that we brought...More

Thank IrishRick
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Very stable and old fashion restaurant. Steaks are done well with all good side dishes. Enjoy the restaurant style and setting very much.

Thank Yujen15
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Martha B
1 April 2017|
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Response from Sharob2 | Reviewed this property |
Never tried the Chateaubrialand. I just know that everything we had was always very good. You might try emailing the restaurant I am sure they would tell you. Sharon
29 September 2016|
Response from DianaPei | Reviewed this property |
No cancellation fee. You can check with the restaurant about the time limit to cancel when you make your reservation.
14 April 2016|
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Response from Jacglen | Reviewed this property |
I should have read Gregory b's answer b/f I replied. Ooops.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 E Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91006-3798
    (2nd Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Arcadia
  • Phone Number: +1 626-447-2430
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