Past Meetup

Thanksgiving with Dear Friends at The Derby in Arcadia

Location image of event venue


The Derby in Arcadia is just down the street from Historic Santa Anita Race Track and previously owned by Seabiscuit fame jockey George Wolff. From the minute you walk in you know this is old school race track people with the memorabilia along the wall to the photos and the ambiance which is truly historic. Nice touch with booths tables giving this a really old fashioned steak house feel.

Here is what people are saying about the Derby:

"One of the LA areas finest steak houses. When you start with the best ingredients available, you don't need to rely on overly elaborate recipes or culinary fads."

"As always, the service was superb, the appetizers were great, the salads crisp and tasty and the Kansas City Filet was absolutely delicious. We usually sit in a booth in the bar where the energy of the crowd is infectious. I think the founder, George "the Ice Man" Wolfe, would be proud how his restaurant is being run."











Golden Fried Calamari

Lightly breaded strips served with our own zesty cocktail sauce

Chilled Shrimp Cocktail

Served with our own spicy cocktail sauce

Ahi Tuna and Crab Tower

A leyered tower of sashimi grade ahi tuna,, crab, and avocado. Served with crispy wontons and a side of ginger soy sauce

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Served with over mashed potatoes with a delicious orange balsamic reduction

Filet Wrapped Asparagus

Sliced filet mignon wrapped around asparagus spears and served with a side of our very own ginger soy sauce


Derby Cobb Salad

crisp chopped lettuce, crowned with Turkey, tomato, avocado, bacon, chives, egg and blue cheese crumbles

Spinach Avocado Chicken Salad

Grilled breast of chicken, madarin oranges, pecans, crumble blue cheese, and chives

Shrimp Louie

Served over crispy green lettuce with avocado, eggs, olives, mushrooms, cucumber, tomatoes, and your choice of dressing

Peppered Steak Salad

Prime flat iron steak, peppered, sliced and served over a bed of mixed spinach and romaine lettuce with mushrooms, grape tomatoes, avpcado, and blue cheese crumbles. Served with balsamic dressing

BBQ Chicken Salad

Grilled chicken served over a bed of mixed green with roasted corn, jicama, mozzarella cheese, tortilla chips, and avocado in a BBQ ranch dressing

French Onion Soup, Soup D Jour or Tossed House Salad


Served with your choice of french fries, mashed potatoes, sweet potato fries, rice pilaf, fruit or cottage cheese with tomatoes

Crab Cake Sandwich

served over English muffin with tomato, avocado, and a red pepper aioli sauce

French Dip

Topped with melted jack cheese with a side of horse radish and au sa7uce

Derby Style Cheese Burger

With bacon, thousand island dressing, and cheddar cheese

New York Steak Sandwich

Served open-face with grilled portobello mushrooms and shallots.Applewood smoked bacon

Turkey cranberry sandwich

On wheat bread with cream cheese, avocado, and applewood smoked bacon

Prime Rib Sandwich

Served opened face with avocado, tomato, jack cheese, and a side of creamed horse radish

Flat Iron Steak Sandwich

Topped with sauced mushrooms and a slice of swiss cheese

Ruben Sandwich

Corned beef served on rye bread with sauerkraut, swiss cheese and thousand island dressing

Tuna Melt

Served on wheat bread with cheddar cheese, avocado and tomato

BLT Chicken Sandwich

Topped with melted javk cheese, lettuce, tomato, and crispy bacon

Philly cheese steak sandwich

this slics of Ny strip steak topped with jack cheese and onions, served on a fresh roll


Served with you choice of french fries, mashed potatoes, sweet potato fries, rice pilaf, fruit or cottage cheese with tomatoes


Beef with pork sausage served in our very own marinara sauce

Lobster ravioli

Served in a mushroom cream sauce with sundried tomatoes over fresh spinach

Chicken Elegant

boneless chicken breast, sauted with fresh mushrooms and chives. Simmered in a light marsala wine sauce

Roasted pork tenderloin

Tender pork tenderloin carved and served over shoestring sweet potatoes, drizzled with bacon dijon balsamic reduction


Sirloin rolled and stuffed with italian breading, fresh herbs and parmesan cheese, accented with a bordelaise mushrooms sauce

Ground beef tenderloin

Topped with sauted mushrooms and our bordelaise sauce

Beef tenderloin tip stroganoff

Served over fettuccini noodles in a creamy mushrooms, bordelaise sauce

Seabiscuits favorites

Served with your choice of french fries, mashed potatoes, sweet potato fries, rice pilaf, fruit or cottage cheese with tomatoes

Bacon wrapped filet mignon

The steak that made the derby famous

Tenderloin beef brochtte

Lightly marinated tender cuts of filet mignon served on a bed of rice pilaf with a side of shitake mushroom, port wine reduction

Derby Delight

Prime top sirloin steak served "chateaubraind style" drizzled with our barnaise sauce and nestled over a bed of thinly sliced french fried onions and potatoes

Tournedo and Crab Cake

Tender filet mignon tournedo crowed with barnaise sauce, accompained by a delicious crab cake

Shrimp scampi

Gulf shrimp sauted with garlic butter, capers, lemon in a touch of white wine sauce, topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese

Atlantic salmon filet

Grilled and topped with dill caper beurre blanc

Ahi tune

Seared ahi tuna served over steamed spinach, with a side of ginger soy sauce

Alaskan halibut filet

Grilled and topped with lemon caper wine sauce