I took three business associates from the Boston area to Dal Rae tonight, they all loved it. Loved the retro atmosphere, the great service and the retro menu. Their comment was that they have nothing like it in Boston.
Between the three of us we polished off one mixed green salad, two of the hearts of Romaine salads (with a garnish of anchovies, hard boiled egg, olives and avocado) with the house special "French" style blue cheese dressing. Two New York strip pepper steaks (smothered in green pepper corns, chopped green onion and bacon bits), one grenadine of beef, one salmon a la Ben (crusted with parmigiano and smothered in carmelized onions). One side of real mashed potatoes and two sides of baked potatoes and one side of rice pilaf (looked like Rice-A-Roni to me).
That and the lavosh and sourdough, relish tray, one mixed drink, three glasses of wine and one coffee, and the complimentary garlic bread that comes with the salads all came to $191.00 including tax, excluding tip.
What a great experience. Subdued lighting, cozy booths, attentive but unobtrusive service. Spied the middle aged gent in a booth with a young bimbo, and in another booth the older white haired, white bearded gentleman with his lady all dolled up, he in an elegant black suit, she in beautiful black dress and black hat. All we needed was for Phillip Marlowe to show up.