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.View Private Dining Details
Over twenty-five years ago I brought my out of town parents to Gladstones for a fun lunch at the beach - since then my now 86 year old father always requests we come back when he visits. This most recent trip was no exception and we had a lovely time. My father's favorite was his MOJITO!! and Oysters. And I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious my Chicken Wrap was for a "Seafood" joint. As always, we all gobbled up those amazing French fries.
Thanks for another great lunch!
Angel was the best server EVER!!
The indoor ambiance was nice for casual dining and the view of the ocean was beautiful. The service was great. There is a guy who will wrap your leftovers in creative animal shaped foil which was fun.
The outside looked like a rundown beach place and the food was overpriced for the quality.
Gorgeous view of Malibu Beach...it’s on the edge of the water & beach.
Good food but expensive. The person with me ordered Brussel sprouts on the side and got a huge pile of them, I ordered the corn on the cob on the side and barely got a half piece. Salmon was great tasting but $38 as a special. It was just a piece of salmon and my mini corn on the cob. Toilets were very dirty, very off putting and unexpected at a restaurant of this caliber.
Food and service was great.. prices were to expensive..
Service was GREAT! Friendly staff and the food was delicious!
Great experience! Beautiful setting. Friendly service.
Love this place!! Only complaint is that the chocolate cake was horrible. :(
went down hill a lot, food quality and price not comparable. sad because this feels like one of the last local spots when you don't want to do Nobu or Mastro...
Great place with great food!!!
Beautiful view and friendly staff. The Ahi Salad was excellent and so was the vegan pasta. The only disappointment was glutinous New England style clam chowder (but it had lots of clams in it). We certainly recommend.
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.
Something needs to be done with the bathrooms. The men’s bathroom was dirty and in need of an update. My wife says the same about the women’s restroom. The table we sat in by the window was dirty and cramped. My wife and I both had to clean our wine glasses before pouring our wine. I sent my silverware back because it had dried food on it.
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.
Touri$t trap. Everything is over priced, food is not that great of quality. They gave me instant mashed potatoes as my side.
We had out-of-town relatives visiting for the Genesis Open. Gladstones is a fun, kick-back spot with the best views of Malibu/Palisades---right on the ocean. Lots of seafood choices, good bar and kid-friendly spot for a casual get together.
Yummy food in a beautiful setting!
Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu—bad food.
Gladstones is particularly nice at sunset. Drinking fine cocktails, eating great food, and watching the sun set over the Pacific. Excellent.
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.
As always, a great meal, ambiance and place to relax.
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.
Everything was great from the weather to my drink and food
Good service. Friendly staff.
Amazing ocean views, good service but mediocre overpriced food.
It’s simply the best seafood this side of the Mississippi
The food is really good but expensive. But be aware going in you are paying for the view which is breathtakingly unbelievable! Well worth it for special occasions with family and friends. A true landmark.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The medium seafood tower was yummy and enough for three. Friendly service, fresh seafood and tasty French fries
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.
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.
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!
The food was great, the waterfront view perfect, Everything was perfect,
We will return soon
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.
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