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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

5
4
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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (53)
Waterfront (45)
Special Occasion (31)
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Worth the Drive (29)
Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
Casual (28)
Good for a Date (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Romantic (22)
Fun (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
People Watching (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for Groups (14)
Authentic (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Bar Seating (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Business Meals (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Cozy (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Would like to have seen more of a healthy variety of side dishes such as a garden salad, cottage cheese, or fruit.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Waterfront
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 4, 2017

good food, very nice location, good service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was very good, the potions generous, and the service was excellent. Small but nice selection of beers and cocktails. Bread is fabulous. $11 for valet parking is ridiculous.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 28, 2017

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 😊

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great, good food great service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The view is gorgeous, the food was average and the server was pleasant, but slow. It might be a better spot for drinks w/scenery!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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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 (München)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great location with a wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean.
The food is good, but very pricey. Parking is available but cost additional 10$.
All in all I would come here again but only for a sundowner.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I have been there a few times over the years, and it is a tradition, with great views and being right on the beach is fun, but food is ok, nothing overly special. You need to go for the ambience. The service was excellent.

Tags: Casual, People Watching
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious meal and dessert to celebrate my son's birthday. I highly recommend this restaurant. The service was excellent and the food exceed our expectations.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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