The Derby - Arcadia
There's a Seabiscuit cocktail on the beverage menu at The Derby. It, of course, pays homage to the champion Thoroughbred racehorse who gained notoriety during the United States' Depression era. It's a Derby house favorite and actually made with the same ingredients of a classic Old Fashioned (rye whiskey, muddled orange and cherries, simple syrup, soda).
Diners, in fact, will find a host of cocktails named after racing legends, from the horses to the jockeys. Co-founded by famed jockey George Woolf in the 1930s (He also famously rode Seabiscuit), the steak-focused Derby restaurant also features cocktails with names like Man 'o War (an apple martini), Secretariat (classic Manhattan), Smarty Jones (Lemon Drop) and Cigar (bourbon smash).
High rollers will want to relish in the steak offerings, which include the signature bacon-wrapped filet mignon as well as prime French-cut ribeye, Kansas City filet and slow-roasted prime rib of beef. For non-steak diners, choices range from pan-roasted Chilean sea bass to penne pasta with chicken.
The early-bird dining menu showcases a number of entrees that are served with a choice of a baked potato, garlic mashed potatoes, rice pilaf or steakhouse fries. Diners may choose from ground beef tenderloin to pan-broiled Atlantic salmon.
Happy hour occurs 3-7pm Monday through Friday and 4-7pm Sunday. That includes discounted glasses of wine, cocktails and martinis. It takes place in The Derby's lounge and guests may also nosh on discounted appetizers like mini cheeseburger sliders, crispy wontons topped with diced seared Ahi tuna and bruschetta enhanced by mozzarella cheese and diced tomatoes.