Special Dinner Occasion
My wife and I had dined at Admiral Risty long ago and had not gone back for some reason. I chose it for the food and view as the location for a special birthday dinner. We were seated at a window table and were treated to a beautiful sunset with our dessert. We both had seafood. I enjoyed a good sized piece of the seared ahi which tasted fresh and was truly seared as opposed to over-done as in some places. The side dishes and salad were very good and nice sized portions. Service was perfect -- always attentive and not intrusive. Everyone was welcoming and friendly. We will go back soon.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always ehjoy coming here. The food is greaat and the service is the best.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Admiral Risty is always a great place to go for our special occasions. Food is excellent, service is great and the view...breathtaking.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I were celebrating a birthday with a friend and selected Admiral Risty because of the food and the location. Both more than surpassed our expectation. Jimmy our server was knowlegable and very friendly. Attention paid to the table was excellent but not intrusive. The food was exceptional!
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner and a view
This old school seafood and steakhouse restaurant serves generous portions of delicious food.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not much has changed here over the years. They do what they do well and have a loyal following. The food is definitely not
contemporary or trendy, but it is all good. Not a good place if you're looking for a young, hip vibe. But if you want a nice, somewhat quiet place with great views, it's fantastic.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location, food and service
One of the most reliable GOOD restaurants in the South Bay - always!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good portions, server Josh
Good portions, server Josh was attentive very enjoyable experience. Food was prepared perfect
View of the ocean was awesome. A little on the pricey side for every week dinning option but great for a special occasion.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was awesome with
The food was awesome with ample size portions. The view of the water was breath taking.....
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are never disappointed with this restaurant? They always serve a wonderful plate and it's always delicious. The halibut is the best in town.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Noise level is too loud, but
Noise level is too loud, but the food is always good, although a bit pricey
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently great food
I've been going to the Risty for 20 years and the food is always great. The view is perfect.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful anniversary celebration
We began our evening with cocktails in the Seaside Lounge overlooking the sparkling Pacific. We enjoyed the music and song stylings of singer/guitarist/pianist Tom Belizzia. Tom sings in five languages and sang special love songs for us. His voice is just so appealing, easy listening. Our dinner at a window table was delightful and we enjoyed watching the sunset. Our entrees were exceptionally good. Pineapple Upside Down Cake, served with two forks, was a delectable ending to our dinner and a wonderful evening! The service truly could not have been better or more attentive. Several staff members even wished us a "Happy Anniversary," which added to our memorable celebration.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The always "Admirable" Admiral Rist
We have been dining at The Risty for 30 years, and the quality, service and ambience have all maintained a high level of excellence. It's a throwback to the old steak & seafood restaurants with kitschy decor that I hope NEVER changes. It's our go-to place for special occasions or just a darned good meal. You always know you're going to leave satisfied.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and presentation;
Large portions cooked to perfection; nice presentation; my families favorite special occasion dining ;
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have always enjoyed this restaurant. There were five of us and we each had a different dish which was cooked to perfection. We hadn't seen each other for quite awhile so if there was any noise in the main room, it was probably us. Had a good time.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
the sunset view is spectacular and the food is old school but awesome.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and view
Excellent food, view of the Pacific, and the noise level was low. Finally--a restaurant where you don't have to yell.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Sunday Brunch
We thought we'd have a beautiful view overlooking the ocean. Alas, totally fogged in. However, we arrived a bit early and were treated to a surprise car show of vintage British cars in the parking lot. Apparently they meet there about once a month. On to the restaurant. The food was plentiful and very good. The fruit was just perfect, ripe and sweet. Their vegetables were also steamed to perfection. And the potoatoes were good as well. We didn't mind the fog at all, it made it very cozy in their very comfortable interior. Beautiful and creative lighting. The service was friendly and prompt.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best on the PV peninsula
We have been dining here for years...always a great experience. Great food, great service. Best example of a true neighborhood gem. Every out of town guest we have always asks to go back. Can't go wrong.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing as well as the service.....as the sun set the whole restaurant was watching, and literally everyone watched it go down!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, beautiful sunset!
Adm. Risty has always been consistent in their service and great food. I strongly recommend this to anyone who loves seafood and steaks. Get there before Sunset and you have a wonderful atmosphere and Oceanview. The staff is always courteous and they deliver great service don't forget to order dessert too!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoy whale watching while you dine
Wonderful food; although menu is traditional, it's still tasty and well-prepared. The location is the primo reason to dine at this restaurant. The view is outstanding and the sunsets are spectacular. if you haven't been here before, it is a must.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place has always been
This place has always been an excellant place to go. Form casual to formal, any occassion is awesome
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten at Admiral Risty many times over the years. The view was always spectacular, but the food was always average at best. Something has definitely changed - the food is now well above average. There were three of us and all three entrees and appetizers were excellent. If the quality of the food stays at this level this will become quite a neighborhood gem.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Risty is consistently good food, good service and the view is fantastic! Our faves are the lobster tail and the flank steak and they make a good strong cocktail too. Service is always warm and thoughtful. The host must have heard us talking about our anniversary because at the end of our meal our server brought us ice cream with two candles and wished us well. Just a nice touch though we were so full from our delicious dinner we could barely eat any of it. It's a good little steak and seafood spot that's good year after year.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have a new, favorite restaurant! Cathy Beyer, Lomita
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our favorite restaurant
This is our favorite restaurant in all of the South Bay! They are famous for their flank steak!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining at the Admiral Risty always brings back wonderful memories and experiences from years past. It never disappoints! We will always return, and seeing Wayne is the best!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always an excellent meal
I've been going to the Admiral Rusty for at least 15 plus years. The fresh fish selections, wonderful knowledge of the staff, and the lounge entertainment keep us going back.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and Service was excellent.
Food and Service was excellent. My husband loves the Halibut and I love the Filet; although this time I had to send it back as it wasn't cooked as I requested. All in all, a good dining experience.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best dinner spot for sunset
Sure, the food and service was excellent and the prices are really modest, but the best thing about the Admiral Risty was the incredible sunset. Really special, and the entire restaurant watched the sun go done. Really nice evening
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic and Scenic
The sunset view is spectacular, very romantic when the sun goes down. It is a hidden gem between San Pedro and Redondo Beach.
The steak and seafood is good and portions are good.
If your looking for a place with a beautiful scenic view this is your place
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding service, terrific food
When making the reservation on line, I asked for a window table since it was our 23rd Wedding Anniversary. When we got to the restaurant, it seemed that every employee there knew it was our anniversary and not only congratulated us on our anniversary, but on our 23rd Anniversary! That attention to detail is something you don't see very often anymore. The meal was fabulous, we were seated at the corner table so we had two window views, and the service was just about perfect. Definitely a bit on the expensive side, but well worth it. All in all, a great night out.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
THE CLOSER TO THE OCEAN THE
THE CLOSER TO THE OCEAN THE BETTER.
LOVE THE LIVE SINGER/PERFORMER....WAS BEAUTIFUL
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still a fine local restaurant
Admiral Ristty has been around for 47 years, and it would be nice to think it would be around for another 47. I like local, family-owned places, as opposed to national or international chains. Admiral Risty is a fine seafood place. I'm sure the other dishes are just as good, but my wife and I nearly always order salmon.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saluting the Admiral
I enjoyed Risty as a kid. Nearly every birthday I requested it of my family. I have always been a seafood lover and enjoy not only the ambience but expertise of the staff. It's not cheap but not horrible either. A dinner for two with app, a couple of glasses of wine and a shared dessert will run you about $125-150, tip included. I recommend it for the food, the view the ocean and the loung music in the bar. They keep it real 70s. Go!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
BEST SEAFOOD EVER
Admiral Risty Restaurant was a FANTASTIC experience for me and my date. We enjoyed the ocean view, the EXCELLENT food, the ambience of the entire restaurant, and especially our EXCELLENT server Jimmy!!! He was very knowledgable about the menu and the specials for the night. He made suggestions on how we might like our entrees to be cooked to better enjoy our meal. I would DIFFINETLY recommend Admiral Risty to everybody the experience is a 10+++!!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spectacular sunset dinner!
The food was exceptional, especially, the special lobster dinner!
Our server, Jimmy, is the best!!! He went above and beyond ...
We can't wait to return!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
They continue to offer a wonderful dining service. Terrific food, great service and notable wine list, they don't rest on their laurels. Can't wait to return.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been to Risty's a few times now and the food has always been excellent. The view during day is great and the service has been pretty good too.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love dining at the Risty.
We love dining at the Risty. Always great food and wonderful staff.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Comfortable dinner time
Have been going here for years. No surprises. Standard menu but consistent experience.
Everyone is so nice!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
#1 Seafood and Service
I absolutely love this place. The food is amazing!!! IF you are a seafood lover I recommend this restaurant.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A view with good food
Been living in the RPV area for about 6 months and this was our first time at Admiral Risty. The experience we had will definitely not make it the last. Large portions, a variety of menu items to choose from and a fantastic staff, what more could you ask for? A beautiful view? They got that too.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We haven't been here in years even though we live closeby. It was really wonderful, just me and my hubby, we both got (different) fish and both we great. Also, I had the spinach salad which was wonderful, light and slightly sweet. And he had the caesar which had a real nice tangy taste.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Romance by the Ocean
I've been there several times.its always first class,all the way when you first walk in until you walk out.
The employees are great,the foods great and the scenery is great.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always the Best
We have been going to the Admiral Risty since it opened in 1966. It is consistent and the blue cheese dressing and croutons are worth the drive over.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great night out
Made reservations online and when we arrived the table was set and ready to go right at the window. Spectacular view, great food, great time.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A romantic evening
Our experience was extremely pleasant and very romantic. My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here and were very impressed with the friendly service. The steak and lobster was amazing and the entire meal was fantastic. We loved the atmosphere and comfortable surroundings and will be recommending Admiral Ristys to all of our friends and family.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM