Gladstones Malibu
Gladstones Malibu

Gladstones Malibu

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 3104543474x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sunset Blvd
  • Public Transit: The 540 Metro Bus stops directly in front of our restaurant at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet service is offered in the Gladstones parking lot at $5.50 for restaurant patrons. Handicap parking is free Mon-Thu (all day) and Fri until 5pm.
A word from Gladstones Malibu
In a world where landmarks are few and far between there is Gladstones. Situated where Sunset Boulevard meets the Pacific Coast Highway, it's become a place of Southern California legend. Gladstones offers a menu plucked from the very ocean it overlooks, serving modern renditions of classic dishes. In its typically relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere, there's something to satisfy every palate. Whether you're at the raw bar, the lounge, the dining rooms or the grand patio over-looking the surf, it's commonly agreed there's no better place, either up the coast or down, to enjoy fresh seafood, a Mai Tai or a sunset. Gladstones has been named an "Editor's Pick" in Sunset Magazine, one of Gayot.com's "Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants" in L.A. and one of CBS Los Angeles's "Best Seafood" restaurants.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Gladstones Malibu reviews from OpenTable diners
168 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (143)great for outdoor dining (130)special occasion (64)good for groups (64)great for lunch (64)kid-friendly (53)romantic (52)great for brunch (45)neighborhood gem (32)hot spot (27)fit for foodies (21)vibrant bar scene (13)late-night find (9)notable wine list (5)Show More
  • Great time!
    DdinerVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Loved our time at Gladstones Malibu! Great booth inside by the window overlooking the ocean, watched the pelicans dive for fish! Wonderful Long Island Iced Teas, calamari, beer-battered fish tacos, salmon salad, and brownie sundae! Coffee was excellent too! We will drive the 1 hour plus to do this again! Our server Irina (sp?) was just so very very good.... we will ask for her the next time! Super good support staff as well. No issues, just a good fun time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had bad food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I must say the view is very nice, but the food we had was awful!! I had the salmon special and my husband had some lobster and beef special. Maybe it was just the specials that day were bad but for the future it will be drinks only. The food should of been much better for the price. Very disappointed in our food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gladstones is Always Fun
    IDGAF
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Gladstones is a great place. They could use a little more help front of house because the wait staff seems disjointed and do not provide the most attentive service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TerryVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were so disappointed with the menu choices. Four of us went on a Saturday afternoon at 12:30. We were looking forward to traditional seafood lunch choices. Not the case. No shrimp salads or seafood salad on menu. A handful of brunch items but not a lot of choices there either. Their lunch menu didn't start until 2:00 pm. Who would of guest that one? Service was very slow and our orders came out separately over a course of ten minutes. Not the memory I had of years ago with huge choices of seafood grilled broiled fried etc.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gladstone's
    LoewsVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Using Open Table made reservations for 6:30 pm. Modified the reservations to 7:45 pm. Was told upon arrival that Gladstone's stops serving/taking orders for dinner at 8:00 pm and we "just made it." There was no indication on the reservation Open Table page for this restaurant that this was the case. Fifteen minutes later....we'd been too late! "Please seat us on the (very open tabled patio in a "quiet" area I requested to the host." He seated us near a gregarious table to 10-12 who hooted and hollered their way through the end of their corporate meal while we were simply trying to enjoy our 40th anniversary "special" outing at Gladstone's.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what happened to Gladstones?
    hungry
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We are not looking to go back to Gladstones again. There was a constant annoying clicking sound. The fish and chips was soggy (this was my second experience with soggy, unappetizing fish and chips). There were so many wait staff members just standing around. We made a reservation and were told at the desk "you sure didn't need to make a reservation!" Our waiter forgot the coffee! So, would I recommend Gladstones not any more!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view, ok food
    LotusGoddess
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I haven't been to Gladstones for about 10 years when it was a bustling hot spot. I was surprised when I brought an out of town guest for lunch the other day at how run down it seemed (we sat outside on the patio). The place was also surprisingly empty and now I know why. The views of the ocean were excellent, but the food was mediocre. I ordered the scallops appetizer and the side of broccolini. The prices were high for the portions. The scallops were pretty mediocre in size and the polenta it was served on was salty. The broccolini was undercooked and tough. I was surprised too that the waiters outfits had spots and didn't look clean. To top it off, parking is $7. Probably won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Going downhill
    Crisro
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    When I lived in LA many years ago, this place was a destination meal. Now, it's mediocre at best and certainly overpriced. Cannot believe they charge a mandatory $7 parking fee. Beautiful ocean view, but I shall never return for what, to me, is a pre-packaged rip-off. Bye bye Gladstones... like many things, you were good in the beginning, but now just another dining scam. $20 bucks for a cup of Ceviche and some doritos... give me a break.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    Tiff
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was great but the service was very slow. It took a long time to get our food and even though we saw our waiter a lot he actually checked on us not very often. We had a lot of big groups around us which was annoying.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch
    Remy
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were very happy to be seated by the window with a great view of the ocean. Our service was superb and our waiter's recommendations were exact. He was very gracious and did not interrupt or rush us while we were talking. The atmosphere was very festive as there must have been a big sports game on TV as many were cheering at intervals....assume someone made a touchdown or hit a home run or something like that. Valet was very fast in taking and getting our car. No wait and there were a lot of people. It was a very busy day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Views
    RomanticDining
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    As always a fantastic restaurant with infinite ocean views. Great for a romantic lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Event
    vegatheart
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    My wife and I celebrated my Birthday with some good friends on a Tuesday evening. The weather was perfect outside and when the weather got cool the staff brought out heaters. Appetizers were yummy as well as the main course....although my wife commented that Her Fish and Chips were slightly oily.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The better the view.....
    ASquared
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    ...The more mediocre the food. If Gladstones would stop serving 70's style food, they'd be lined up down PCH. We shared a $60 "special" deep fried while sea bass. (Regular $80) It looked huge. There was enough meat on it for 1 person. But it's the best view you can get. The restaurant was not crowded so we got attentive service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The lady at check- in was very nice and quickly seated us at a nice table. The waiter was excellent too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good time was had by all.
    Kizno
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I took some friends visiting from out of State to Gladstone's for lunch - the were thrilled. The ambiance was great - it wasn't crowded. The service was great. They raved about the experience - I am a happy host.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place dor lunch!
    Schao
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Staff was exceptionally nice. I would have to say one of the best service Ive experienced in a long time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood Extravaganza and More
    foodjunkie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This place is amazing. The seafood is excellent especially since the food come from the sea that the outdoor patio dining overlooks. If you love Eggs Benedict as I do then you should definitely try the Crab Benedict for Brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So Cal at its Best
    LadyKate
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is by far, the number one spot to eat in Malibu and Pacific Palisades. The food, ambiance and service are superb. The seafood is delicious, even for those like me who rarely enjoy seafood. I suggest the fish of the day recommendation by the waiter or the crab cakes. The lobster offerings are works of art as well as delicious. This is the place to experience the So Cal good life - Malibu style. Gladstones – Malibu should be on everyone’s "To do list."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All about being on the water
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great location and our waiter was excellent, but the food was nothing special. The food was nothing bad either, but for the same price you could go to Mastros and get better everything.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and view...
    BredPhdVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    What can I say, I enjoy eating at the Gladstone's at LAX and if that is great, the Malibu location had to be better and it was!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food as always
    carrabinieri
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Always great food. Rock Shrimp -UMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. King Salmon with side sand special sauces was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gladstones
    Lovetoeatgoodfood
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Beautiful sunset on the beach restaurant. Romantic and yet great for parties. Food was fresh and very good, service was excellent! A must try, during the week is less crowded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it once was.
    RedondoBeach
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Brought an out-of-town guest for lunch because of the view. And of course it's being Malibu and on the way to the Getty Villa. Not all of the food was special, but the crabcakes and of course that wonderful loaf of bread made lunch nice. But overall, I have to say I was not as happy with Gladstone's as I used to be.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Farewell Gladstones
    GoodbyeGirl
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We're so sad that after 4 years of celebrating all of our special occasions at Gladstones, the restaurant has changed management companies and is ruined. Not only was the restaurant run down, but the bathrooms were filthy, the air conditioning was turned off on one of the hottest muggiest days of the year, the 'managers' were faking being polite over a thinly veiled condescending rudeness. We ordered Lobster at 6pm and they told us they had none. (At Gladstones!!!) We were given teaspoons for the clam chowder and told that there were no clean soup spoons left.The food was bad. The dirty dishes sat in front of us for 30 minutes...we finally cleared them ourselves when dessert came...YES, REALLY. We will never go back there..It was AWFUL!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My name is Patricia Sandoval
    Dissapointedcustomer59
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I made a reservation thru Round Table several days prior to my trip! Did not help, once we got to the resturant had people with Reservations prior to mine, could not get a window view and waited about 20 mins.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • restaurant with a view :-)
    LUV2EATVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Beautiful Malibu restaurant. Right off pch, great location for outdoor dining. Totally yummy food
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our favorite spot
    AnniversaryDinner
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We got married here in 2009. We always return every here for our anniversary. It's one of our favorite spots. Sure, the food is a tad over priced. It's the scene view tax. The best way to do Gladstone's is to go all out. If you try to eat on a budget there, you won't enjoy the experience much. I just love it there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance, pricey food
    djgpenny
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Take a seat outdoors overlooking the ocean and you'll have a great time with your company. Food is tasty but pricey, but you are paying for the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could have been great, but was not
    LadoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    There aren't many places you can eat right on the ocean in LA so too bad that this one misses the mark. Frankly it was not terrible just not nearly great enough. If you are not a foodie and want a great view, a nice drink and open space, then by all means, give it a go.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Takasden
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great experience and we had the best waiter of all time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SGRAM64
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Whilst Gladstones remains a family favourite, for it's location right next to the sea, the food and service have become increasingly disappointing. My basket of fish & chips were cold & limp & although they changed the dish our waiter never even came to see what the problem was. The waiters generally seemed uninspired & we heard the exact same lines used over & over again at tables......" Hi my name is......is this your first time to Gladstones ?" ......it's just all a bit too "robotic" & insecere. The location & prices really deserve better !!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining With Friends
    Queen46
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The occasion was simple, getting together with friends you hadn't seen for a while, the weather was fantastic and the location made it even better. Our dining experience was in the outside patio area, our severer was a young man with a great personality, he was professional throughout, polite and courteous with great customer service skills.. We started with drinks and appetizers' which were very good, our main course was fine but our absolute favorite part of the meal was the dessert which was a trio of sorbet's. The colors were rich and very pleasing to the eye and the flavors were all favorites of ours, we savored every morsel. Great afternoon
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Questionable Changes
    Questionable
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I've always been a big fan of Gladstones restaurants since 1995, but the last few years the Malibu location has changed significantly. I recently had a special occasion lunch at the restaurant to only find the menu was very limited, and that items not listed could be ordered but at an extremely higher price. Also, the menu use to include multiple side dishes, but now the food seems to provide more ale carte which causes the meal to be more expensive. The food tastes were marginally what I expected. The good side is the staff was extremely friendly and courteous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great View and Good Food
    OCFoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    If you like the ocean this is the place to go...get a table on the water (which there are many) and just enjoy the sounds of the surf...everything we ordered was great (the popcorn shrimp, crab cakes, an specially, specially the scallops - all appetizers and we shared)...our waiter was very friendly and kept checking back with us so we didn't feel neglected. And the dessert--- the ice cream sunday is the way to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great business dinner place!
    Bondo
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Best ocean view, tasty food, and great service for business dinner. Things have certainly improved from a few years ago! Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Like most places with a great view
    AmyOC
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food decent enough. Clam chowder was more like clam cream. Oysters were terrific. Lobster was HUGE bigger than expected. Seared spicy tuna good. Thai shrimp decent. Strawberry mojito was great. Mai tai meh. We ate at the booths near the bar. Table so high it was hard to eat. Had to stand up to crack lobster. Service wasn't great. It was in the bar area, but bar was pretty empty. The tin foil to go guy was funny. We left with an enormous shark carrying a mermaid. Your definitely paying for the view here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great afternoon
    StuartVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food with find service! That sounds a great place to go during the middle of the week. It's not crowded you can get a great view of the ocean and just relax! I think the seafood tower is the best value on their menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location and view...food sad.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Had an amazing time with my family. Too bad the food is pathetic. Especially for the price. When we left we drove up the coast and several other locations were packed. Not the case at Gladstones. I guess others already knew that though.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ideal Breathtaking Culinary Venue!
    PatrickFlanagan
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Was visiting LA & asked some friends where would be an ideal spot to go for dinner. There was no hesitancy in their suggestion: Gladstones in Malibu. Always willing to take a risk, we went to Gladstones and we were not disappointed. First of all, the venue is breathtaking, especially if you are there at sunset to take in the beauty of creation. The food was rich and delicious. We had the clam chowder *filled* with fresh fish and then the incredibly delectable fish and chips (trust me you gotta try it - nothing "average" about it!). To to the evening off, the service staff, in addition to our own server Francisco, was quite attentive and punctually solicitous. Gladstones is a winner! I would not go back to LA w/o dining there again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mjltVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Incredible view of the ocean. Loved the animal foil wrapping for the to-go food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate