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
189 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (164)great for outdoor dining (147)special occasion (77)great for lunch (69)good for groups (66)romantic (58)kid-friendly (57)great for brunch (52)hot spot (30)neighborhood gem (30)fit for foodies (26)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (11)notable wine list (8)Show More
  • Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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    • Service
    • 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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    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    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
    • Service
    • 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
  • Food
    CDstcharles
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was mediocre at best.The claim chowder extremely thick,lacked clams!The macadamia shrimp very greasy & tasteless.Way too much breading for small shrimp; wanted lobster but all they had were 3lb. lobsters!Very disappointed.My husband ordered claim chowder, which they forgot to bring but just as well after tasting mine.I basically did not eat anything except the appetizer we shared which was crab cakes, they were very good as was the calamari.Second time here; had not so good experience first time but wanted to give it a second chance. Celebrating our daughter's b'day, which I indicated on Open Table but they did nothing;with a reservation they told us 45 min. wait;then changed their minds & gave us a table. Unorganized! Never again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebration
    Maggs
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Early dinner to celebrate a birthday. Great service, very pleasant staff. We dined outdoors to enjoy the view. Food was very good. Swordfish was excellent. Also enjoyed mango cheesecake for dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time!
    MarcVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I were vacationing in Southern California. This place is a must do if you're planning on visiting Malibu. Good service - good food - amazing location. The place is a landmark. I remember being there about 20 years ago and it's GROWN but the food is actually better than I remember. We had a great time. Plan ahead though because the traffic in and around Pacific Coast Highway can be brutal...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Location but Limited Menu
    SpikermikeVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It seems that the menu selection was limited in comparison to the last time we were here. Although still very good I was looking for some fried shell fish (oysters, scallops, shrimp) like in a fisherman's platter but they only had deep fried cod. They also had a photographer last time and we wanted to take another picture as a follow-up souvenier to last time but this was not available. Not a big deal but a little disappointed that the experience changed and our expectations were not met. But it still had the wonderful ocean view and vibrant scene.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Location
    RomanticDining
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Beautiful ocean views and fantastic food. Staff was extremely friendly and the experience was unforgettable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need more staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Got there in time for our reservation and then had to wait another 20 minutes. Sat down and were given bread and water but didn't have any utensils. Ask another waitress for some utensils (ours was busy) and she snapped saying she needed a minute gave us one set and left. The rest of our dinner was fine. We didn't receive a bucket for shells until the dinner was half over. Our server was sweet and great the last half of the meal when things died down.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary dinner
    Mtkelly8898
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went there for our 16th wedding anniversary. We were originally seated inside the restaurant but not near a window. We saw a window booth open and they let us move. My twins loved sitting by the window. My twins told the waiter it was my anniversary so they brought us out the most delicious brownie sundae dessert. Lastly the foil creations were incredible. One girl got a seahorse and the other one got a dolphin. We will be back forsure.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, wonderful food
    TDTarzana
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a great experience at Gladstones in Malibu. The food was outstanding. Great dinner and lunch spot. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Plate Vegetarians Will Love
    OmeletJoy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The veggie omelet was perfectly done. The spinach, mushrooms and cheese were perfectly distributed, which made for a flavorful enjoyment of every bite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.