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About Gladstones

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.

17300 Pacific Coast Hwy
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 9am-9pm

Cross Street:
Sunset Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 454-3474

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
The 540 Metro Bus stops directly in front of our restaurant at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway.

Additional:
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

Private Dining

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

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (46)
Waterfront (43)
Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
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Special Occasion (27)
Casual (25)
Good for a Date (25)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Worth the Drive (23)
Romantic (21)
Fun (19)
Great for Lunch (17)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
People Watching (14)
Authentic (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (5)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Healthy (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I used to come here many years ago when we used to live in CA and Gladstone's had the best memories for us. So, planned a family get together on our visit to CA on Sunday, with much anticipation. Unfortunately, it now seems so run down, no $$ being reinvested to keep the restaurant in good shape or maintained. I didn't want to even sit on the patio furniture they were so worn out & stained and disgusting... The restaurant was dead, with only a few customers... Overall disappointing to see how it has gone down with how it has changed...
The food was still fantastic, and our server Angel - was terrific!!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

outstanding! haven't been there in years, it's great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Fun, Casual, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was awesome the only concern was the lack of waitress information instead of getting a piece of fro fish we end up with a whole fish which could be enough for 2 people we end up with a big bill and a lot of food that went waste😆

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Check weather. :) other than that my hubby and i love coming here!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is not the Gladstone of old. My wife and I went there for my 50th birthday celebration. The appetizers came out in a reasonable amount of time. After what seemed a lifetime, my meal came out by itself.
The dry waitress said there was a mixup in the kitchen and that my wife’s meal went out to another table. When her meal finally arrived 10 minutes later it was cold, there was no apology, there was no ompensation. I feel for a meal of $135 plus $11 to park things should’ve been a lot smoother, I’ll a lot better. I won’t be going back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great location, good food, get there to watch the sunset.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food is so-so. It’s all about the location. Just know you’re going to break your bank because of the amazing view and nothing else.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great views, great food and service!! Very enjoyable

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

My husband and I rode our e-bikes up to the Santa Monica Pier tunnel to meet the kids, who rode their e-bikes from Culver City. We then all rode north to Gladstones for our Thanksgiving dinner. It was a beautiful day with great weather. Upon our arrival at Gladstones, we were greeted by the hostesses who promptly seated us at a table with a view to the ocean. To my surprise, our main course was delicious. We also ordered drinks and appetizers. The desserts were delicious also, with a choice of key lime tart or pumpkin cheesecake. We all had a really fun day and adventure, and enjoyed our Thanksgiving together at Gladstones.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The last time I was there was 21 years ago and I remember it was a total hip and happening place as it sits right on the waterfront and is located in beautiful Malibu. This time I found it much quieter. The food was extremely good. We ordered an Ahi Burger, Ceviche, Mac 'n Cheese and a loaf of bread. Nothing was short of delicious. Our only disappointment was that the sea gulls ate the left-over bread after we put it down while we took pictures. :)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Visited here on a recent LA visit. Went to see the sunset and grab dinner. We sat outside and had a great meal with a lovely view. I had the lobster roll which had a very good amount of lobster and my bf had a very fresh and large lobster. Would definitely visit again and would recommend to friends.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent as always, very memorable stay, seafood starter platter is amazing.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A great place to go for special occasions. The ocean view is awesome, and the service impeccable. Prices are a bit high, but the location makes it worth the price for a special occasion.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We went there for a late lunch on Saturday and we have a wonderful time. The food was great, the ambiance outstanding and the views were fantastic. We felt sorry when we had to leave..., it was a wonderful afternoon

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Had a great time. Great food and service. A great menu and happy hour.

Tags: Romantic, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Authentic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

we went on saturday night for my wifes birthday we had a great time and a great view of the ocean and great drinks

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Hot Spot, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We received excellent service and the meal was fabulous as always.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our waiter was incredible! Angel was the best and when we come back, we will be asking for him 😊

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Live Sports, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We had a great time, outdoor dining in perfect weather. The view, food and service is hard to match.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 24, 2017

A long, long ways from what Gladstone's used to be.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great ambiance. Definitely on the spendy side, but you can’t beat the views at sunset. We love this place for special occasions.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

波音をBGMに、心地よい雰囲気のなか、お食事できます。家族連れ、恋人と、サーファー同士でも、気ままにカリフォルニアがそのまま楽しめます。
値段は少し張りますが、クオリティは良いです。
お車の方は、バレーパーキングのみで、11ドルです。クレジットカード可能です。
非常に混むので、朝一番、10時からのブランチとかだと空いていますが、予約した方が絶対に良いです。

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Fun, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Raum Hamburg)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

One of our favorites in LA. Can't beat the ocean view and the waiters are always attentive.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Sat out on the patio for lunch and it was the perfect dining experience. Food was fantastic and service was great!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We dinned here while on holiday from the Uk, the service was really good and everyone enjoyed their meal, we ate outside and although it was chilly we had a heater to keep us warm.
Overall the experience was enjoyable.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was amazing! Really pricy for the small sizes you got ...

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Dead quite on a Friday night...not the happening scene I remembered from 20 years ago. Our waitress was amazing and food was great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Take Sunset to the Sea. California Classic. Make a memory.

You won't be disappointed, unless you order a Maryland Crab cake. If you want that, go to Maryland. Suicide Bridge, preferably.

The lobster roll is tremendous.

JTS

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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!

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

The setting is amazing. We took incredible sunset pictures. Our waiter has waited on us previously and both times has been very good...knowledgeable about food and made great recommendations. Food is always yummy. We look forward to coming back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

So glad they are staying open for a few more years. The view is amazing, and the food has gotten better. We are told they have a new chef.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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 .

Tags: Scenic View
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