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About Admiral Risty

Admiral Risty was established in 1966, overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a view of Catalina Island. This award winning upscale American restaurant features fresh fish, aged steaks, lamb and poultry dishes, along with assorted appetizers including oysters, clams, house-cured Salmon Gravlax and house baked sour dough breads.

31250 Palos Verdes Drive West
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Bar: Monday - Saturday 4:30pm, Sunday 10:00 am

Cross Street:
Hawthorne Blvd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 377-0050

Website:
http://www.admiralristy.com/

Entertainment:
Live entertainment 6 nights per week. Tuesday, Dan O'Sullivan from 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday, Scott Grillo from 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday, Charles Lamont from 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday, Tom Bellizia from 7:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday, Charles Lamont from 7:00pm - 11:00pm and Sunday, Richard Leach from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. NFL Sunday Football games now live on Satellite TV during Sunday Brunch. Monday Night Football watch the game in our seaside lounge, featuring $1 hot dogs, $2 Bratwurst, complimentary soup of the day.

Parking Details:
Admiral Risty is located in the Golden Cove Shopping Center with free parking for our guests.

Executive Chef:
Rudie Young

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Admiral Risty Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (33)
Special Occasion (31)
Good for a Date (28)
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Good for Birthdays (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Romantic (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Waterfront (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Casual (12)
Cozy (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Business Meals (9)
Fun (8)
Authentic (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Live Music (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Healthy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

We had the sea bass special with flank steak. It was very flavorful and cooked just right! Our server, Jimmy (32 year veteran) was helpful and practically read our minds. Great atmosphere and one of those old school steak & seafood gems!

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Family has been going here for over 40 years. Never disappointed, food is very good, large portions, always fresh, known for their blue cheese dressing they make. It's a little expensive but the food is worth it. The servers are very attentive and go out of their way to offer excellent service. Would definitely recommend you give them a try it's worth the view.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The Risty has endured. Consistently high quality food, professional wait staff, owners who care you’ve chosen to spend your dollars with them and then there’s always the ocean view.
They say what’s old becomes new and it’s rare to be able to find places like the Risty, where you know the food will be comforting and satisfying and you will be welcomed by the entire staff.
The salads are beautiful and fresh, the seafood excellent and never frozen, and for meat lovers, the marinated tri tip, superb.
Do yourself a favor and visit, they still serve cheese for nibbling, in the bar!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Admiral Risty was one of our most special dining locations when we lived in South Bay and ultimately other parts of SoCal ... moved away 24 years ago but it hasn't changed. Still excellent food and service and one of the greatest views around!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This place is so overpriced it is ridiculous. When you combine that with a nasty waitress that snaps back at you when asking for a fork or extra salad dressing, it just makes you want to get out of their as soon as possible. The tables are so closely spaced I was bumping into the guy on the table behind me. Also, the waiters had to reach across the table to serve since they could get to my section of the table. I practically had to yell at the waitress since it was so loud. Not relaxing or enjoyable. Not worth $40 for a steak. Complete waste of money.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Always enjoy the Risty. Enjoyed a spinach salad and the scallops in cioppino sauce. Yummm!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Admiral Risty's is always a good place for a special dinner. We've been there for birthdays, our wedding anniversary and New Year's Eve. You can always count on excellent service and fine food. It's locally owned, not some nameless chain. It's been there more than a half-century. There's reason for that.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Admiral Risty is our favorite restaurant in the area (PV + Redondo). It is an institution and has a local charm. The service and food is always excellent. It can be a place for a nice dinner/date but they also accommodate families well. It is not a contemporary or stuffy atmosphere but that is why we love it. Window tables have a great ocean view. Sea Bass Almondine is the best we’ve had.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We enjoyed our new year's eve dinner at the Admiral Risty. However I didn't think the Cioppino that I had was up to par but it was a popular evening and the place was packed. Also the seating in the passage between the main and south dining rooms can be distracting with all the staff hustling back and forth. My wife's scallops were excellent and the potato and vegetable sides were great. They have nice bread but I prefer their rolls which weren't available this night. Our server was cheerful and stopped in at just the right frequency.

I think next year we'll have our New Years celebration a day early though.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fresh, dependable always consistently excellent food

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

A perfect evening as usual; excellent service, best food, meal preparation without equal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

You always feel welcomed at the Admiral Risty. The food and service is always great!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

What I love about this place is the Ocean view and its rustic decor. Sunday brunch is a great disappointment, however the manager came to our rescue and provided us with the regular menu, which the waitress would not do. This is the second time our waitress was not helpful, but not as bad as the other waitress who went downright rude on us. Thank God the manager is excellent and so far has rectified any mishandling.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Always a special night out at Admiral Risty. Great food and service with a beautiful ocean view.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Rack of lamb was over-cooked. Sword fish was rubbery. Service was just ok

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It’s a wonderful experience always at Admiral Risty… Receiving special seating… Jimmy is the best! And the food is fabulous! Thank you to all!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very expensive but you do get many items with your food (entree comes with soup or salad, baked potato and vegetable) and an ocean view during the day. At night you can't see the ocean so may not be worth the high price.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Old school comfort and service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

A long time favorite and you can depend on good food. Also, live music in the bar. In addition to Peninsula residents they are attracting people staying at Terranea Hotel.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

They always make you feel welcomed and the food is always delicious. It has a comfortable bar area with entertainment and offer a cheese platter and bar mix.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent dinner with Friends. Great value for the meal served. Excellent service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Prices have gone up almost 30% in one swoop, making us less likely to go as much as we have been

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The Admiral never disappoints. Great food. Local atmosphere. Can’t get any better than that.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good food, friendly/attentive staff, have never been disappointed

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The ambiance is quite dated, but in a charming way. My wife's "medium rare" came almost raw in the middle, but the manager cooked a replacement perfectly and waived it from our bill.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We have been customers at The Risty since it opened. My brothers worked there, my future sister-in-law worked. We no longer live in the area but the Admiral Risty is one of our absolute go-to places. All we can say is thank you for consistent wonderful everything. Did I mention the blue cheese dressing?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I love coming here to watch the sunset while enjoying oysters and a drink. It was a birthday celebration for my best friend with the ladies. Had fun planning our get away. Love the seafood but this time was disappointed with the lobster - too tough and the New York steak was also tough. We enjoyed the Caesar's salad with the anchovies and the baked potato with all the works.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food, service, ambiance and view are second to none! We've been coming here for years and it's always a great experience. You can't go wrong by selecting any dish on the menu!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Admiral Risty was a real treat. Lobster and trout were delicious as were the sides. Waiters were friendly and attentive. We topped off our meal with creme brulee which was exceptional!

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

What happened? Last time 2 times (about a year ago) food and service were superb. This time, not so much. On a Thursday evening, salmon or shrimp smelled slightly 'fishy' (could smell it when arrived at companion's place setting). Salmon bland. Sauteed scallops w/ linguini was 'ok' -- could have used carmelization, but fair size, number. Too much garlic [?]. Waiter was noticeably new (a little fumbly, mumbly). Wife found a fish bone baked into bread. Waiter apologized took away wife's bread plate and took quite awhile to return with another bread plate. Other plates under seasoned. Risty's seems to have its ups and downs, but then again we only visit it maybe 2-3 times a year. For family of 4 was > $200, with no booze. Poor value for quality-level this time arond. As usual great view, but too crowded to sit near window.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great fresh seafood. Great bread pudding! Always great food and great service.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I hadn't been here in a while so I thought I'd give it another try. It was not very good. They offer "fresh" fish but I'm pretty sure my halibut was frozen. The quality of the food is just lacking. My friend ordered linguini & clams and got a bowl of mainly shells. I won't be going back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent brunch!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Admiral Risty's had been recommended to us by my daughter and we were anxious to try it. My wife had petrale sole and I had the steak Neptune (steak, shrimp, asparagus, bernaise sauce) which was delicious. Normally I would order something a bit more calorie conservative but this evening I decided to put aside the forever diet and splurge. It was a good choice. The service was excellent, the ambiance; looking out and seeing the ocean added a wonderful quality to the evening, and overall I would give them very high marks.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fun, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Have dined here 4 times on visits to LA area and never disappointed. Delicious food well prepared. Pricey, but entrees come with salad or soup, potato or rice, and veggies. So customers not a la carted to death. Consistently attentive and friendly service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

My wife and I celebrated her 71st birthday on a Sunday afternoon, watching a marvelous view of the sun setting. We drive 60 miles from our home. Admiral Rusty is always worth it. Great food. Great service. Great meal.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

group of six, seated on time. service was very attentive, engaging and supportive of the experience.
sunset view over the water is fantastic

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Live Music, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Admiral Rusty never disappoints. Consistently great service and food along with a sunset view have kept this restaurant a cornerstone in the community for 51 years

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Admiral Risty is celebrating its 50th year anniversary and you can see why they've lasted this long. Great location, food all made in house, delicious fish and friendly competent wait staff. Have your fish prepared the way the owner has his broiled with a combination of Almandine and Cajun seasoning. Wow!

Definitely make reservations and stuff your wallet because it is not cheap but at the same time it is proof that the economy is doing well. You will be gratified to be served an absolutely delicious fish dinner. Pass on the bread because its just okay to save room for the generous portions of your dinner. Yes there is a place you can go for great quality and a totally satisfying fish dinner in the South Bay.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View
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