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Admiral Risty

4.6
1405 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(310) 377-0050
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Rudie Young
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Cross street
Hawthorne Blvd
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Parking details
Admiral Risty is located in the Golden Cove Shopping Center with free parking for our guests.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

We will be serving from our dinner menu Father's day from 11:00 AM. We will not be serving brunch today.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

What 1405 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Overall very good. Only thing I didn’t care for was the bread served. Not anything special. For price of dinner it should have been better. View beautiful! Service great.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The waiter was good but a little to much of the loving everything. Food was very good. An update to the furnishings would be great but I guess it gives it the old feeling

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Always amazing!

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We were very disappointed with our waitress, Lucy. She was easily distracted and several times forget when we asked for more drinks, etc.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Mother’s Day. Server was friendly, helpful and attentive, as was the busboy. Food was tasty, with generous portions. Varied menu meant everyone could find several items to choose from, and I have picky eaters in the family.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Celebrated Mother’s Day and my birthday. Had a fantastic time. So surprised the food and service were so good despite the busy night. Would definitely recommend !

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

As always The Admiral Risty was excellent, great food and great service. We've gone there for Mother's Day 2 years in a row now and we love it.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Our server was Lucy and she was fantastic! Unmatched service.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Well prepared fish and steak, nice view if seated near the window

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Made a reservation for 2Pm and were not seated until 2:40, very overbooked. The same thing happened to us last Mother's day. Very expensive, service was fine but very crowded with the tables are very close together, I could listen to the conversations next to us. This is the last time we will reserve any kind of event, not worth the money or the long wait

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Enjoyed Mother’s Day with great view of the ocean

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had a beautiful table by the window. Had a gorgeous view of the water.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I have been dining at the Admiral Risty for over 40 years and have never been disappointed. This evening my wife and I had a quiet dinner celebrating our wedding anniversary. The food and service were top notched. The restaurant was extremely busy but our service was great and the food great as well. Missed out on the window seat overlooking the Pacific and Catalina but we have enjoyed that many times before. A great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My wife and I always enjoy the time spent at Admiral Risty's. Food is great, service is great and we love the view.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great restaurant food is always excellent. Service is out of this world

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Fantastic food!! Great service as well! Everyone treated you like they were happy you came to eat there

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We had a lovely dinner on Friday evening. Our server was attentive but not bothersome. When we order food it was delivered in a timely fashion. We all split our meals and she did the plate sharing for us. It was very appreciated.

Food was delicious as always. thank you admiral risty!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

As always, The Admiral Risty did not disappoint. We celebrated my daughter’s birthday with excellent service and delicious food with an amazing ocean view table. A wonderful dining experience in every way.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Our waiter was GREAT worked there 32 years. Food amazing .

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Food was good, but I wouldn't say great. Service was good, but we felt a bit rushed the whole time. A very busy place, not really the quiet, slow-paced dinner we were looking for.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Our family loves Admiral Risty! The food great. The people are great. The view is great. It's the best restaurant in Palos Verdes.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The food was good and service was too, but server was too chatty with other tables. While other servers provided a desert treat for their guests' occasion, our server did not. After spending close to $100 he did not have the courtesy or time to remember that we were there to celebrate our anniversary too! Will not be back!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Had a wonderful birthday celebration at Admiral Risty's. The fish is always fresh and prepared perfectly. They even had chicken and steak options for our non fish eaters. Couldn't say more about the service by our waiter. He truly went out of the way to make a special evening for me!! And of course the views are always spectacular - we were lucky enough to nab a window seat!! Well done!!

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

We love the Risty! Always have ! Its consistently enjoyable. There aren’t too many restaurants these days with the knowledge of real customer service.. You will always find this here. The view and food always delicious. Cindy

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The best as usual! This is the place to go for a guaranteed great meal.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We have lived in Palos Verdes since 1971 and Risty has always been favorite restaurant. Others come and go but the Admiral never fails us.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Admiral Risty is ALWAYS the same...which in this case is a good thing. Everything is the highest quality and the service is impeccable. I’ve been going to this restaurant for over 40 years and although I’ve moved away from the area I visit an old friend in the area almost monthly and our first dinner of every visit is at Risty’s. My absolute favorite is the crab Caesar salad!

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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Worst experience in a long time. The service was horrible. Waited for 45 minutes to have our waiter take our order. And that was after I went to the front to ask someone to take our order. Our wAiter only inquired how things were after we had been served our main meal. And then it was obvious he truly did not care. Would never go back nor recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Excellent! We often eat there for special occasions and it was my Husband's birthday.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Excellent meal and service. We had a party of 6 for a 41st wedding anniversary. Beautiful sunset view. Jimmy waited on us and made everything perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Always excellent one of my favorite restaurants. Consistency and excellent food quality and service Has made it a Hallmark restaurant in the Southbay.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very nice - delicious food!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

maybe i spend too much time in los angeles proper, but i’m failing to understand why this restaurant has such good reviews. the decor is dated, the service was so-so, even the menu choices are dated (i practically expected to get a gelatinous fruit dessert). for the same type of food, i would stick to a kincaid’s, etc. yes, the views are nice, but i would not consider this a special occasion restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The panoramic ocean view was always beautiful. The restaurant gave every diner a refreshing freshly cut fruit bowl while we were waiting for our food. What a wonderful surprise!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Admiral Risty never disappoints. From the self serve cheese/cracker offering in the bar, to the ambiance (Old World) great wait staff and food, but most of all, the amazing panoramic view of the pacific. Arrive early enough to enjoy the sunset. Peak dining hours are always busy.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I made my reservations on line. I first tried by phone but was unable to talk to anyone as it was prior to regular open hours. I did note on my reservation (when questioned if this was a special occasion) that it was an Anniversary. (Actually it was our 62 wedding Anniversary). When I mentioned it to our waitress, she was kind enough to bring us a special desert but had no prior knowledge. So why the question on the reservation information page? I would have liked to try to have a table with a better view, however did not see an option for any special request (on seating). Should I have waited and called during open hours?

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Been going here for over 30 years. My favorite restaurant around!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Never Disappoints! It was a beautiful Easter dinner

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter lunch was great

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Seafood amazing. Service is just unheard of. Everybody nice. Decor is dated, but you do not have to eat it :-) Highly recommended.

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