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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (34)
Special Occasion (32)
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Good for Birthdays (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Romantic (25)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Worth the Drive (15)
Cozy (14)
Waterfront (13)
Casual (11)
Business Meals (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Fun (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Live Music (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 2 days ago

The Admiral Risty has been our "go to" restaurant for year .. we go there for all family birthday celebrations and every Christmas eve as well. The food has NEVER been anything less than perfect and the ambience is wonderful, especially at sunset and the wait staff is second to none.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

We celebrated Valentine’s Day dinner with another couple,
Our reservations were for 7:00 pm and we were seated on time. The ambiance was romantic. They handed us a red carnation each and there were red balloons everywhere!
The food was delicious, I love Seabass and I always order it whenever it’s on the menu! Mine was amandine crusted with a lemon caper sauce! It was yum Yummy! My husband had the flank steak and it was perfectly cooked!
We love this place! The food, the atmosphere and service is outstanding!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Always great

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Enjoyed the prompt seating, the excellent food ( both had Salmon-great), the sunset vista.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 7 days ago

We went for a sunset dinner, and it was wonderful.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 7 days ago

Very very busy on Valentines night and the service and the food quality was excellent. Def recommend and will def be back. Nice touch presenting all us ladies with a flower upon arrival. 🌹🥂 😊

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Needs a better wine list, otherwise, excellent place to eat.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Everyone is always so nice we feel very welcome.
The crab ceaser salad was delicious!

We were there for Sunday brunch and we all had just a delightful time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

out to dinnerfood was delicious as always - ambiance as well. The Risty is a perfect place for a " date night" .Feels more special than just going out to dinner. music in the bar is an added plus!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

-Cocktail server inexperienced. Didn't know what a domestic beer was.
-Dinner server didn't listen carefully enough. Several small mistakes... nothing big. Gave adequate service
-Clam chowder was bland and needed salt and pepper, steamed artichoke undercooked, sourdough bread used to be much better when you received the large portion you cut yourself. .. average now
-Oysters on half-shell were very good, salad was fresh
-Untouched, remodeled feel is still fun... cheesy in a very good way

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Casual, Waterfront, Cozy
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had special occasion and no one did anything to recognize it.....Prices Too High

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This was our second time visiting Admiral Risty's and it was fabulous! Everything was delicious! I LOVE the flank steak with shrimp. My husband had Cajun style swordfish that was yummy. The atmosphere is romantic and the views are beautiful. Our server was very nice. Overall a great restaurant and we will be back!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great food, great service always consistent!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Risty is our favorite restaurant. This time the Caesar dressing was different and not as good. The sea bass was a gruper and also not as good. The string bean had no flavor. Not our normal meal at Risty.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

A favorite Occasion spot. We try to time our reservations for sunset with views of the Pacific & the Channel Islands. Waiters have been there for ages & are gems (thanks for being game about the sparkler candle Kevin). Food is tasty & generous; hubby loves the Oysters Rockefeller.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food, great service and great ambiance!! Loved everything about my first visit here! Hubby had lobster and filet and I had flank steak and shrimp. I LOVED my meal! So yummy and great service! We will be back soon!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I love the Risty, live 5 min away and get a better table when I don’t reserve with open table. Tonight was the worst table. Waitress was awesome. Other staff not so much. Timing of food service was off. This restaurant isn’t cheap, so good service from all should be a given. Staff should be friendly.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Not sure I would recommend Admiral Risty. The food was good and plentiful. The service was okay but nothing special. The location is very nice.

If you like an old fashioned, crame them in, decent seafood place that is noisy and bustling where there are ten celebrations going at all times, this is the place for you.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food and wine menu
Great ocean view with the lighthouse in the distance

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We love Admiral Risty! The first time I had flank steak salad, I thought, warm steak on a salad? Really? Now I'm a true believer. The flank steak is a unique dish created by Risty Wood that you won't find anywhere else! I highly recommend it!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 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 6, 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 5, 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 1, 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 December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fresh, dependable always consistently excellent food

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 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 24, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 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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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 16, 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 15, 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 14, 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 9, 2017

Old school comfort and service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 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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