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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (50)
Special Occasion (37)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
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Good for a Date (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Worth the Drive (26)
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Waterfront (24)
Romantic (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for Groups (15)
Casual (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Cozy (12)
Authentic (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Live Music (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Business Meals (9)
Fun (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Healthy (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Kevin, our server, did a great job! And the food was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Long time Favorite of palos verdes families. Always crowded make reservations

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had not been for some time and were glad to see it was still great. We had brunch. My wife had the waffle and it was above average. The rest of us had the Eggs Benedict and they were perfect. The eggs were perfectly done which is not often the case. The sauce was obviously home made and was served in a separate container so you could put as much or as little as you wanted. The potatoes were good but not exceptional. A lovely fruit compote was served first. The price was expensive but not above what one would expect for this quality of food, a good value.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a delicious dinner in the bar/lounge area. I had the mussels in saffron sauce and my husband had the linguini with clams -- both were delicious! Service was great! We very much enjoyed the piano player.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I had high expectations that were not met. Our dinner was OK, clam chowder was excellent. In our minds, after dinner was finished, it turned out to be just an average (i.e., OK, but not excellent) experience. "Waterfront dining" may be misleading in that the restaurant is probably at least a quarter mile from the surf line, and it overlooks a busy thoroughfare. Staff was great: attentive and professional.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Love the food,been there a lots of time! Great service!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We love Admiral Risty. Delicious food, full bar, great service and an ocean view. We drive over an hour to get there but it's always worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Went for a family dinner. The setvice was amazing and the food was excellent. Had 5:30 reservations so was sble to see a besutiful sunset as well.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great evening with great service, great food and great friends. Couldn't ask for a nicer evening.

Tags: Casual, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had excellent service from our very friendly and helpful waiter, Jimmy! As usual, our dinners were excellent (fresh swordfish; fresh halibut). I'm so glad that we made reservations for Saturday night at 5:30pm . I didn't expect the restaurant to be full at that time, however everyone was there early to watch the beautiful sunset over the Pacific Ocean at 7pm.

Thank you to Jimmy and the Manager, Tim for taking great care of us.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Always a pleasure to dine here but we missed Jimmy. Great sunsets and food.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great service. The almond panko crusted halibut is to die for. Also the Admiral's flank steak. The warm pineapple desert is a keeper too!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We always enjoy dining at The Admiral Risty.
Great food, service and ambience not to mention spectacular ocean view.
Our friends love it, too!
Five Stars!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 17, 2017

What a fantastic restaurant! My Fiancee and I love this new find. I ordered broiled Atlantic salmon with lemon. The asparagus was tender and sweet. Served with a crisp Cesar salad…so fresh and cool. Everything was so fresh! We were greated at the door with the friendliest hosts. The waiter was geniune, friendly, attentive and spent the time to describe the specials (and I changed my mind for the Salmon special). Admiral Risty went out of their way to take care of us! What a great place along the Big Blue Pacific! Just driving there is a pleasure. Try it!

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This was our first time to this restaurant and can not say enough about the service and food. Everything was amazing and highly recommend

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The manager or owner, Dan was very friendly and welcoming. Our waiter, Kevin, was outstanding. The food is great. The bar area is fun. We definitely will return.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Waterfront, Casual, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Live Music, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We came for my fiancé's birthday and had an amazing table looking at the sunset. Our waiter was very attentive and made great recommendations for us, will definitely come back again in the future!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food but expensive. $45 for a piece of halibut but it was great. Calamari is fantastic and service is always good. I would give it a try. Limited beer selection but full bar.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great atmosphere and view. Sunday Brunch is a little expensive but with the location and service it is worth it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Jimmy is the best.
They always take such good care of us.
You won't believe how wonderful the guitarist is.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent as always. With a number of times we have been there, we have tried everything on the menu and all is great. No matter what you have it will be great!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Live Music, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Our family has been eating at Admiral Risty since 1967. It is always great and never disappoints . The service is top notch and the food never disappoints. Great in every way!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

One of our favorites for an anniversary dinner. Great meal, classic ambiance, friendly and efficient service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Very nice dinner. Waitress was amazing and so friendly. I just wish they offered a special dessert for special occasions. My husband and I were celebrating our 10th anniversary and chose to come here rather than our normal Ruth's Chris steakhouse dinner but it just wasnt the same. Maybe for just a regular night out this place would be nice but not so much for a celebration.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Had the Alaskan halibut it was great.
It's always good. Great place.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Filet and flank steak were delicious - ordered by my daughter and brother. I had the cioppino which was "fishy". I didn't feel well after dinner. Will definitely go back but will order something else.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The meal was excellent, beginning with oysters, followed by rack of lamb and ice cream with blueberry compost. The server, Jimmy, was competent and friendly. The only reservation we have is that the restaurant is a bit crowded, making it difficult to navigate.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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