Gladstones

4.3
2933 reviews
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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
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely beachside view with a price to match.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Only thing nice here was the view, I got treated differently just by the way I look. From everyone, customers and staff. Only nice people that treated me equal were the valet guys. Disappointed in the whole experience. I’ll never go there again nor recommend anyone go here.

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CI
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful setting, delicious food and drink, our server Jason was so kind and attentive - we were very well taken care of.

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BF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

There is no beating the incredible setting of Gladstones, or its attention to its guests. The beauty of the beach cannot be provided by any other restaurant in the area and Gladstones' servers clearly love their jobs. It's a terrific place to enjoy the day and a good meal with family and friends.

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ML
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Went for the view. Thank goodness that is all we went for.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food ,poor service. Spent $ 250. And the waiter only filled our drinks when I asked him.

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S
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was delicious, ocean scenery great along with a very nice day, but, the place looked in disrepair and
the service was poor. Soups were served lukewarm and this was a 11:15ish not to long after opening. The server was friendly but slow considering that at the time of our arrival it was pretty empty. Water glasses were not refilled until almost the end of the meal even though 2 of the 3 of us were drinking water as our main drink. The ambiance was no where to be seen, no more character, it was dull and boring, once my family and I finished the meal we felt like why did we even come here. The restaurant looks dilapidated and feels and in need of a overhaul, such a shame from what it used to be.

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MG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Isaac was our waiter, and he could not have been more attentive! The food was outstanding, wonderful ambiance, and a gorgeous day at the beach! Overall......5 stars!

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PP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great view and location, everything else mediocre. Can't say I would go again

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice!

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KD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

View and service great! Chowder is the best anywhere!

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HB
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Good food, not the best service, and filthy bathroom. I was so unimpressed with the level of filth for this "fine dining". It was just turning to dinner shift all tables were dirty, the bathroom was disgusting and out of toilet paper. Made me wonder what the kitchen is like if this is what they let customers see.

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DB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view of the beach. Sat outside gorgeous sunny day their padio area clean and great views of the ocean from many spots . Delicious fish tacos and I highly recommended their Goldstones local beer .

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Went to Gladstones for brunch it was the worst experience ever ! I made reservations at 4:30pm, arrived ten min before the host walked us along with another couple to our table which we were not happy with we wanted a view. I asked the host if possible we can get a booth. She said “oh no sorry this couple had a reservation so they get the booth first” hmmm I had made a reservation as well so I was kind of confused.
So we waited At the bar for another booth for about 30 min till I went up to the host to let her know why it is taking so long when I had a reservation at 4:30. I let her know I seen a server sit another couple by a booth that just opened up she went to talk to the server and came back apologizing and told us a appetizer was on the house while we wait . Ok fine cool I thought.... we order their appetizer at the bar the girl at the bar was very nice and attentive I didn’t get her name she had really short hair super cool. Ten min after the host comes to take us to our tAble . First off she walked us to table that wasn’t even clean yet by the restroom in the back had us standing till it was clean. Seriously ! Then we waited for our waiter to give
Us a menu for about 15 min . Never been treated so terrible
At a restaurant. After we never got our menus we just decided to leave didn’t order anything. Wanted to experience Gladstones Malibu for the first time and it was terrible your better off going to Long Beach much much better service .

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OT
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

View was great as usual, but restaurant was uncomfortably cold inside.

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SC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
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 15, 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 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great!! One of our favorite places

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JH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 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 27, 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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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 25, 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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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 12, 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 12, 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 2, 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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O
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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