Gladstones

4.3
2918 reviews
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Seafood
In a world where landmarks are few and far between there is Gladstones. Situated where Sunset Boulevard meets the Pacific Coast Highway, it's become a place of Southern California legend. Gladstones offers a menu plucked from the very ocean it overlooks, serving modern renditions of classic dishes. In its typically relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere, there's something to satisfy every palate. Whether you're at the raw bar, the lounge, the dining rooms or the grand patio over-looking the surf, it's commonly agreed there's no better place, either up the coast or down, to enjoy fresh seafood, a Mai Tai or a sunset. Gladstones has been named an "Editor's Pick" in Sunset Magazine, one of Gayot.com's "Top 10 Outdoor Dining Restaurants" in L.A. and one of CBS Los Angeles's "Best Seafood" restaurants.
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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gladstone's is always a great choice for a restaurant. Its view can't be beat, considering that it is right on the water. Plus, parking is very convenient, although they do charge $11 for self-parking in the adjacent lot.

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MR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice place. Food is delicious. Summer dining would be great.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great!! One of our favorite places

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Turn the heat on in the restaurant if it's cold. We left because my wife was uncomfortable.

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JT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding staff well-trained and super friendly. The parking attendants, hostess (Kelly), waitress (Marlin), and bus boy were the best. Marlin was so patient with my friend. She definitely went
beyond the call of duty. Great customer service. Kelly also took care of us with an excellent table
and very cordial with making future reservations. Compliments to the chef....the linguini & clams
and my lobster brioche roll were fantastic. Keep up the great service and top quality cuisine.
We will be returning very soon. Thank you for the wonderful experience!!!!

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ID
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

It was a good time for this restaurant but now it is no longer a good place to eat.

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MN
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect lunch spot - with an inside table looking over the ocean on a blustery day. Servers were friendly and responsive. Food was fabulous! We had the clam chowder, crab cakes, and ceviche. Everything was perfect. Thanks, Gladstones!

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RH
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a large group in early on Saturday. They accommodated us in advance of their opening. A fantastic experience. Our Thanks to Marcus and the Gladstone's team!

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MP
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful experience. Sat by window and watched sunset and ocean. Food wonderful. Waiter forgot my coleslaw but I didn't miss it. There was so much food. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for fun relaxing lunch 👍🏻👍🏻😉

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great location for brunch! We had an incredible view of the water and the food was delicious!

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LS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to eat!!! Paul really knows how to take care of his buckeye fans!!!

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GD
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was wonderful, the view was beautiful, but the service was slow and inadequate.

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AA
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great place great service

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived almost an hour earlier than our reservation but staff was great to accommodate us a bit earlier. We spent our 30 minute wait in the bar and enjoyed football playoff game viewing and drink specials that were offered during the game. Our meal was great, and loved the ocean view and sea breezes. After our meal we went back to the bar to see the end of the game and to grab one more drink special. I felt like it was a good value overall, total bill was $230 and that was for six entrees, two apps and a few beers. Great experience, will visit again next time we are in the area.

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KR
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to Gladstone’s and let me tell you! Everything from The food, the service, the view, and the ambiance, AMAZING! Best ceviche I’ve ever had! Service was completely outstanding!

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SB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Gladstone’s had excellent food and a fantastic view even on a dreary, rainy day. Our server was great - efficient and knowledgeable about the dishes. Always a lovely dining experience.

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1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

My second visit in 22 years, the view is still amazing!! The menu was limited and the cocktails was strong, so overall it was relaxing and tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just an overall great dinner experience

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p
London
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good bet for sunday lunch. Very professional waiting staff and great seafood

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t
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dining experience was exceptional. I was invited to dine at Gladstones by a friend and I have already planned a date to return. This time I will be the one introducing a friend to Gladstones.

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RM
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Gladstones was fantastic. If you're in Malibu, it is a must-stop spot on the PCH. The food and the service were outstanding!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Day!!
Great ambience
Ocean view

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Ordered steam clams very disappointed got just about 12 mini clams half were empty🤣🤣 also now have to pay for bread. Go for the drinks and view not the food

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KS
Tahoe
32 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I’m in SoCal, I feel I have to visit Gladstone’s for lunch. There’s just nothing like dining right on the beach and this place has never disappointed. Creamy and delicious clam chowder, a hearty lobster roll - which they prepared without celery at my request - and a to-die-for cheesecake all made for a perfect meal. Don’t let the haters deter you. This is a terrific place.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food is just average and expensive but location is stunning.

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N
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

What happened to this place? Closes at 9 on Saturday??? No one there...reservations at 8:30 felt rushed to get out at 9:30...Poe menu selection stringy chewy lobster. Went years ago it was awesome.

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DB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Holidays - fabulous location and a perfect day.

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TV
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Mediocre food, poor value. Good service and great location

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M
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful views from outside. Good heat lamps.

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JE
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

So very disappointed. Called and told staff we were celebrating my daughter’s engagement. Table set up for us was terrible. Waiter gave poor service and was more interested in table filled with women. Didn’t even give us specials or soup or catch of the day. Velvet acknowledged the occasion we were celebrating.

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B
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to unwind after s day at the Getty Villa. Good service and yummy food! Atmosphere cannot be better anywhere else!

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L
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We brought our friends from Italy to Malibu and thought they would enjoy Gladstones. It was a hit! They not only enjoyed being able to sit outside and enjoy the view, but they loved all of the dishes they tried. Excellent crab cakes, New England clam chowder, grilled salmon, fish tacos, and California salads. Marcus was one of the most attentive, friendly, personable waiters we’ve ever had the pleasure to be served by! He is a gem and obviously loves his job. Thank you. Our Italian friends felt very welcome and enjoyed their meals immensely.

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MM
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Average for the price. Although we had a reservation they seemed surprised by our presence and it was far from a smooth check in even though the place was far from full. Menu was briefer than i saw online. Not many vegetarian options. Food was fine but pricey. Won’t be back for a long time.

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B
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

25th birthday. They gave him a huge piece of cake which was very nice

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always.

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j
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Son visiting from Texas. Perfect lunch spot in Malibu. Beautiful weather, outstanding service and delicious food = a perfect afternoon!

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JV
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a family Christmas celebration at Gladstones with 8 people. We were happy with everything. Highly recommend it. We could actually have a relax conversation without shouting over the next table.

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M
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Gladstones is an old treasure with an extraordinary view of the ocean. It was a quiet Monday night and the wait staff was friendly, prompt, thoughtful and professional. Our waitress was wonderfully considerate of our three-year-old. The food was fine, the cocktails excellent--all of it somewhat over-priced but well worth an occasional visit.

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SM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Always a great place to go - a favorite of ours and fun to bring visitors!

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