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Admiral Risty

31250 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5361
+1 310-377-0050
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“flank steak” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (25 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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31250 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5361
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1 - 10 of 212 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a nice early afternoon drive, from Redondo beach to Palos Verdes,to enjoy brunch at the Admiral Risty restaurant. Brunch includes a nice "appetizer" of fresh fruit and portions of sweet breads. Great coffee and excellent Eggs Benedict. (Most restaurants serve Eggs Benedict that...More

Thank Soulmates2012
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So happy we could treat you to a lovely brunch! Next time you're making a drive through our area, we'd love to have you back for more. Warm wishes, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on spec after exploring the coast. Brunch was heavenly, with superb fruit salad, generous and well cooked omelettes and masses of crunchy fresh vegetables. The staff were lovely, the view glorious and the chocolate mousse lived up to expectations. A great find in...More

Thank KateandSteve
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming in for a little piece of heaven with us, Kate and Steve! I'm delighted that everything about your brunch was divine. If you're ever in our neighborhood again, we'd love to have you back for more. Warm wishes, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live in the area and met friends for dinner. The staff was friendly and polite. The decor is very nice. We tried an assortment of meals. The fresh fish dishes were small but well prepared and tasty. I had their signature seafood cioppino which...More

Thank MrMarcSB
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm glad we could treat you and your friends to a lovely dining experience. It's great to hear you enjoyed our salads and clam chowder! I apologize that the cioppino wasn't exactly to your taste, though. Next time, feel free to let us know your...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

I went to California for two weeks , and ate here 3 times . By far the best views , food , and service you could ask for .

Thank mealer702
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Three times in two weeks? We like those numbers! We hope you'll be back for more beautiful views and delicious food next time you're in town. Until then, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed 10 October 2017

This restaurant was close to our hotel (Terranea). It was a decent meal but nothing too spectacular. We were not seated near the windows to enjoy the sunset so that might have made it more special. Nothing too original here...just basic steak and seafood fare....More

Thank Hepd
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

I apologize that your visit here lacked a certain "wow" factor. You're right that the view of the sunset does make for a very special experience, but our cuisine and service alone should've been impressive to you. I hope we get another chance to show...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We went for my mothers birthday, they not only accommodated a party of 15, but they went above and beyond to make the night. Plus the food AMAZING!

Thank renaeabordo
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

So happy you and the rest of your party had a wonderful time here! We're honored we could help you celebrate your mother's birthday. Hopefully we see you all again soon! Warm wishes, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Long established restaurant with great sunset views (must make a reservation for those), and really "good" food. On the pricey side ~($44.00) for halibut. But for that special occasion, can't complain.

Thank OCinnamon
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thanks for dining with us and enjoying the views! I'm so glad that your halibut was worth every penny. We'd love to have you back for another meal soon! Maybe brunch, next time? Take care, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed 29 August 2017

I love the Amiral Risty. Great atmosphere and I have always had great food. You have to go in though with the mindset that you are going to wait for service and your food.It is weird. It has been that way for years. I always...More

Thank Cory S
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Cory, we're glad you always enjoy our atmosphere and food. I'm sorry to hear about your wait times, though. We do our best to keep our service prompt. In the future, please let us know that you'd like your meal out faster and we'll do...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We had a mini family reunion in Palos Verdes for the weekend. Admiral Risty's staff could not have been more accommodating helping us put together our Friday night sunset dinner. I was engulfed in my cioppino dinner as the rest of our party went for...More

Thank BeachLover666
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

We're glad to get it right in your book! Thank you for coming by and joining us for some classic dishes done right. Hope to see you the next time you and your family are in the area. Warm wishes, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Drinks, dinner or our favorite Sunday brunch with a fabulous view ! Wide variety of fish on menu along with beef.

Thank ccurtis18
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for supporting all that we do here! It's wonderful that you can come in for drinks, dinner, or Sunday brunch and always leave happy. Hope to see you again soon! Warm wishes, Wayne, Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 35
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31250 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5361
    (Hawthorne Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Phone Number: +1 310-377-0050
  • E-mail
Description
Welcome to The Admiral Risty, a Palos Verdes Peninsula tradition since 1966! Conveniently located in Ranco Palos Verdes, this upscale American restaurant overlooks the Pacific Ocean with a beautiful view of Catalina Island. We offer award-winning food featuring fresh fish, aged steaks, lamb and poultry dishes, along with assorted appetizers including oysters, clams, house-cured Salmon Gravlex and house baked sour dough breads. Additionally, our full service bar offers a variety of cocktails, martinis and an extensive wine list recognized with the Wines of Excellence Award. For a special occasion celebration, The Admiral Risty is the perfect choice. Enjoy our spectacular ocean view and warm atmosphere while our experienced and competent staff members provide the perfect plan to meet your every need. We invite you to visit our website, then call to schedule your next event or make your dinner reservation and see why everyone is raving about The Admiral Risty.
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