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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

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (36)
Great for Outdoor Dining (34)
Waterfront (33)
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Casual (26)
Special Occasion (24)
Worth the Drive (21)
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Romantic (17)
Great for Brunch (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
Fun (12)
Authentic (10)
Comfort Food (9)
People Watching (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Seasonal (7)
Business Meals (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Healthy (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Live Sports (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 9 hours ago

Great place with great food!!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined a day ago

After years of passing Gladstones on PCH, we finally stopped into this SoCal institution.

The outdoor seating area is really cute, however it was a little chilly outside (even with the heat lamps) so we opted to sit inside. We were seated near a door that servers were using to access the outdoor patio - needless to say, it was chilly inside too.

Our server was friendly, but not entirely attentive. Our meal was okay but far from anything special. Disappointing is that unless you park your car on PCH, the only parking available is valet for $11.00 plus tip.

Glad we gave it a try, but probably won’t be back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

What happened to the Grand Old Lady at Sunset and PCH?!? Oh! We were, literally, devestated at what has become of Gladstone's. My family has been going to Gladstone's since it opened, though we had not been in about 10 years. We went for my wife's birthday - a special night out without the kids - and we will not be back - we'll go up the coast to Duke's.

We made the reservation and noted that it was for my wife's birthday. For 7:30 - not even sunset. We asked for an ocean seat. When we arrived the three hostesses told us "15-20 minutes." Ai-yi-yi. Over AN HOUR LATER, we were still sitting at the bar. Those three hostesses were absolutely terrible. They had no clue what was going on - zero. There open tables along the water - they had no explanation why nobody was sitting there. When they finally sat us, they put us next to the barback station. It was horrible. And there were, what, 15 people in the restaurant (although there were some outside as well). We were so disgusted, we just just took our seats and dealt with it.

There were two manic kids running around screaming their heads off 5 feet from us - it was like McDonald's - seriously. And then, as if I needed the nail driven any deeper, my dinner was served cold. I. Kid. You. Not.

Had it not been for Angel, our server, and the guys at the bar (super, super, super cool, great guys) I would have said that this was the worst dining experience I have ever had in Los Angeles. It was that bad. Those hostesses should not only be fired, but black-balled from the restaurant industry. They had no clue we were there, no clue that anybody was there. Not one time did any one of them come up to apologize, give an update, nada. And, if there were not three working the hostess stand.... that tells ya all you need to know, because there were three up there all night.

Shame on the management for what it has become.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Touri$t trap. Everything is over priced, food is not that great of quality. They gave me instant mashed potatoes as my side.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Yummy food in a beautiful setting!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu—bad food.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

Gladstones is particularly nice at sunset. Drinking fine cocktails, eating great food, and watching the sun set over the Pacific. Excellent.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I miss the old Gladstones. This has been our family place to gather when everyone comes to town about once a month for a good 25 years. It's been several years since we've been in town and I have to say we were incredibly disappointed. They used to make an amazing She-Crab soup as an alternate to the Clam Chowder and have since discontinued. They used to serve a wonderful tropical iced tea from The Art of Tea and have discontinued this as well in exchange for the same old Lipton iced tea. Prices have gone sky high and portions are way smaller. Along with the inflated parking fee of $11 sad to say but this was the last time we will meet here. Now the search begins for a new place to make our memories. The only positive was celebrating a milestone birthday with my family on the amazing patio. The inside could definitely use a face lift.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great Experience!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 4, 2018

As always, a great meal, ambiance and place to relax.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

My family and I had such a great time. Our server Vincent was great, very professional and went above a beyond to make it special. Even my 8 year old mentioned what a great person Vincent was.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Everything was great from the weather to my drink and food

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good service. Friendly staff.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing ocean views, good service but mediocre overpriced food.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It’s simply the best seafood this side of the Mississippi

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Scenic View, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Took my mom to celebrate her birthday. She loved everything about it. It was our second time at this location and it was worth the drive and the money. She loved the viewed! Our waitress was the sweetest and coolest person ever! Would definitely go back, just to see her!

Tags: Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Fun, Healthy, Organic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

You can't beat the view! Oh, wait... you can: Definitely the best clam chowder in L.A. -- and make sure to get the sourdough bread with it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Gladstones is a bit rundown in appearance. I was also saddened to learn, and quite disappointed, that the Catch of the Day does not guarantee that it's wild caught. For those prices, I expect much more. It's overrated, and quite frankly, I would have been happier at Red Lobsters.

My waiter was fantastic and the view is awesome.

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was amazing and it’s been my favorite place to grab a bite buuuuut they removed my favorite dish. Crab shrimp and Lobster linguini. Very disappointed because I went for a birthday dinner but like the manager said hopefully they bring it back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The medium seafood tower was yummy and enough for three. Friendly service, fresh seafood and tasty French fries

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Customer service was amazing, everyone was super nice, and I felt like I was important. The food was amazing, and with an amazing evening view to go along with it. Definitely recommend to anyone with a birthday, or just want great food. Unlike one of the other restaurants up the street from there, the employees are actually nice and kind.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups, Healthy, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Gladstones occupies one of the most prime pieces of beachside real estate in LA. That is basically the reason you go there. I went because a friend from out of town loves watching the sunset there when he's here. Beyond that spectacular view, though, Gladstones is sorely lacking. The food is okay, my Poke bowl was good, but the macadamia nut shrimp were like something you'd find at Panda Express. Gladstones also charges if you want a loaf of bread, which is really bad form for an expensive restaurant. And Gladstones is quite expensive for what it is. $11 mandatory valet, appetizers that are mostly in the $20 range, with main courses that start around the same level and range far up from there. You're paying for the view. For my money, Dukes up the road delivers better food with nearly as good a view for lower prices. If you're looking for a high end experience, Geoffrey's or Nobu Malibu are much better for that.

Tags: Waterfront, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Everything was up to par with the exception of check-in hostesses. All of them had an attitude and we waited 30 minutes past our reservation time when others who walked in after us were seated. Bad hostesses horrible attitude!

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 (México)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was great, the waterfront view perfect, Everything was perfect,
We will return soon

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Expected better after seeing the high rating from fellow Open Table reviewers.

A little to greasy soon type of place for me for the costs involved.

Sat for way too long while all employees were hanging out in the kitchen.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Kind of a tourist trap with very expensive, good but not especially creative seafood. It is right on the beach and you can sit outside, which is very nice. But it is also directly adjacent to PCH which is not so nice. If you are hungry and passing by it’s worth a stop, but not worth a drive with so many better places in the area

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Greeter very rude and not accommodating -almost did not stay for meal on account of first encounter.
Unfortunate, as I regularly eat here and have never encountered this before.
The waiter, however, was very polite and helpful.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food mediocre, they brought one of the meals for our party 15 minutes later than everyone else. Even then, the fish and chips were cold. Very average and over priced. Better options in the area. The beach is pretty.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Really good place to eat on any occasion. Drinks are good and good is really good.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Got seated fast. Server was attentive. And we left with our creative leftovers designed by Miguel. Delicious rainbow trout and medium platter. Yummy

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Second time coming here! Random road trip to Malibu and planning for dinner at Gladstones is always my first thought. Love the food, the ambience and it’s by the beach.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was fantastic. Service was lousy. View was terrific.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Four of us had brunch here on the way to LAX . All of our choices were wonderful....but very pricey! Tuna poke bowl, angus burger, clam chowder, tuna sandwich! Fish tacos. Great fries too. We had an 11:30reservation (when they open) and didn’t really seem to know what to do with us becaspuse we were 5 minutes early. It all worked out😊

Tags: Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

service was horrible even though the restaurant was not crowded at all.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great venue. The service was not particularly good and the prices for lunch are high. Not likely to return any time soon

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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

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