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.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-9pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet service is offered in the Gladstones parking lot at $7.00 for restaurant patrons. Handicap parking is free Mon-Thu (all day) and Fri until 5:00 pm.
The 540 Metro Bus stops directly in front of our restaurant at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Gladstones accommodates up to 1500 guests with outdoor decks, beachfront access, on-site and off-site catering, custom menus of quintessential Southern California fare by Chef Danny Elmaleh and premium mixology.
Gladstones Ratings and Reviews
The weather was great and we got together with family and old friends it was a great place to get together! Maybe because we’re from Nevada and not used to So Cal prices we were a little surprised. When i went online to see the menu, the price for the King Crab was posted at $51. When we arrived the menu and the bill was for $66 for a 1 lb. serving. It was delicious nonetheless. Outside lounge area needs a facelift too!
30 years ago it was "the place." It's tired and ready to go into the sunset. It's over priced for the quality and quantity. $28 for lobster roll...it was so over dressed that it could just as easily have been that faux crab. But...for our 33rd anniversary it was worth the trip from Ventura and the nostalgia...and we are still glad we got to go one last time.
Went during a world series game and the place was all but empty.
Sat in a booth by the bar, and received excellent service from the bartender. Clam chowder was great, as usual. Spiced Ahi Tuna entree was pretty chewy on one end, but the rest of the plate was delicious. Shrimp and pasta entree, was good, but pretty run of the mill in taste.
Overall, pretty good, and would return for another occasion.
I live in Germany and travel to the LA about once a year. At least one dinner at Gladstones is a must. I love this place. I have never had bad food and people were always nice. I love to have dinner so close to the ocean and always enjoy the view.. I will definately be back
It was disappointing. We really loved Gladstone’s and brought our friends .
But this was the second disappointing occasion.
They didn’t bring they sourdough bread although we asked twice.
The fish tacos were mushy not crispy and cold . The red crab legs weren’t really fresh and severed cold.
The waiter though friend didn’t refill and was slow.
We had a very positive experience at the restaurant. The only real negative is that management has done nothing to withdraw the notice that the restaurant is closing by the end of October. A server told us that the place was scheduled to close but they negotiated a new 3 year lease. The internet notices to the contrary should be withdrawn or corrected to show that the restaurant will be around until at least 2020.
We came to celebrate my husband's birthday and chose Gladstones because of the setting! Our friends were visiting from Oklahoma and had never been there too! We all had a fabulous time! Our waiter was A+! So, sweet and efficient and friendly! Dane was great! Thank you for your unique restaurant! We always have a truly wonderful time in the atmosphere and the food is delicious!
The view of the ocean from this restaurant was amazing!
Wait staff very nice but extremely slow.
Onion rings were thumbs up- good.
Salmon was the fish of the day. It was fresh and good. Ahi Tuna was just okay, what my husband cooks at home was better.
Fish tacos and shrimp tacos both good but shrimp was better.
Wrapped with with sorbet- delicious!
Updated decor (but no more peanuts....), revamped menu (but no more shee crab soup). Quiet enough for conversation early on (5:30 pm on a Saturday) but progressively more noisy. Lobster roll pricey but very flavorful; excellent shrimp (7 ginormous! shrimp) cocktail with add-your-own-horseradish-to-the-cocktail sauce. As always the sourdough bread and butter was outstanding! Had to ask twice for lemon for my water (not an uncommon occurrence at any restaurant; sometimes I have to ask 3 times). Glitch with getting our drinks from the bar; had to ask our server again for them; drinks arrived well after the food.
The ambiance and scenery was amazing , The food was just average , the service was just average . They automatically added 20% tip for our party of 10 and I am thinking that's why the servers were not as responsive as they should be , they figure they will get their 20% tip anyway so then they were not attending to us as other servers do in other restaurants .
I've been going to Gladstone's for over 30 years and it's my favorite beach restaurant.
The food is excellent again, although I do miss the original creamy white clam chowder that was made with lots of whole clams, no potatoes used as fillers...and I'm from Boston.
Gladstone's was a hot spot for celebrities years back. I would love to see it get back to that. Either way it is an icon and should not be replaced...that would be a huge mistake.
On the Ocean, Great Food and Comfortable Atmosphere. The food is fantastic: Original & delicious shrimp cocktail, crispy calamari, special shrimp appetizer that was so tasty and flavorful, light halibut with basil pesto and mouth watering black cod! And don't forget about the mile-high chocolate cake! If you're a chocolate lover you may pass out, it's Amazing and Enormous! 😀
Lots of food, great service, while listening to the ocean waves! A must do for any occasion 😊
Overwhelming smell of mildew inside. Service was terrible. They only refilled our water once (after I had to ask twice). No surprise gratuity was already included! They brought bread to our table without telling us we would be charged for it! The food was awful and way over priced for bland frozen food. The bathroom was dirty AND they had an attendant that expected a tip. I usually don't complain but this was the worst dining experience I have had in a long time. I would not recommend it to anyone.
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