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Admiral Risty

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31250 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5361 (Hawthorne Blvd)
+1 310-377-0050
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16:30 - 21:30
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Sun 10:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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195 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I ate there last evening. He had dish and I had a rack of lamb. We also saw families dining there with children. The sound of music was heard from the bar which we did not visit. Our waiter was excellent. It was a bit pricey but we enjoyed every bite.

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Thank 10234
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant has 1960's decor with fishnets and other beachy decorations. Very tight seating. Restaurant put a party of 8 at a table for max 6 adjacent to ours. Waiters had to squeeze through between tables. Very noisey. Service was great and food was very good.

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Thank davidkoch2017
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed the food and service, David. Sorry to see you were a little crowded by another party. We're always happy to move you to a quieter table if one is available. With that said, I hope you will come back to see us in the future for an all around great experience. Best, Wayne, Owner More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing and our waitress was very charming and efficient. We love the feel of the history inside the restaurant and we will certainly be back!

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Thank Tracy C
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit, Tracy! I'll pass your kind words along to the rest of the crew. They'll be happy to hear you enjoyed the service just as much as your meal. We'll be looking forward to your next visit. Hope to see you again soon, Wayne, Owner More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even for a vegetarian, the food is great! Best blue cheese dressing and croutons on a fresh salad. My family enjoyed their fish dishes and said they were amazing. The service is always awesome!

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Thank Aerolynn
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this review

Thank you, Aerolynn! I'm glad we can make you a vegetarian dish your really enjoy. I'll be sure to pass your kind words along to the rest of the crew. We'll be looking forward to your next visit. Hope to see you again soon, Wayne, Owner More 

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a old favorite. Admiral Risty has been around forever. They have lasted because they have a great view, good view, and good service. They did give a hassle for special orders and try to accommodate as best they can.

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Thank mimimeme
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words! It's great to hear that we've become a favorite spot of yours over the years, and I hope we'll have the chance to serve you again soon. Best, Wayne, Owner More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

three of seven orders incorrect, 1 entree arrived 15 minutes after the first 6, food decent but nothing special. high prices belie the mediocrity of the entire experience.

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Thank KevinJDC
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this review

I'm disappointed to see this was your experience with us, Kevin. It sounds like there was some miscommunication on our end, and I can understand your frustration. We're always looking for ways to improve, so your feedback here is much appreciated. With that said, if you would be willing to try again, we would love another chance to impress. Best,... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

haven't been there in a while but last time I was there (maybe a year ago) it is consistently good; little pricey but it's seafood. As title says go at sunset

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Thank karyn f
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this review

Thank you, Karyn. I'm glad to see you enjoyed your seafood as much as the view. I hope we can have you back again soon for another visit! Take care, Wayne, Owner More 

Quechee, Vermont
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162 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We were staying at nearby Terranea Resort with 3 restaurants. This place topped all 3. Warm and friendly. Excellent service. The food and presentation were superb.

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Thank Norman W
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear it, Norman! I'll be sure to let the crew know you enjoyed the service as much as the food. I hope we can have you back again soon. All the best, Wayne, Owner More 

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We've eaten there many times over the years, and we have always had a first class experience. The food is excellent, and the service even better. The fact that it has been in business for so many years in the same location and is nearly always crowded with locals should tell you all you need to know. The steaks, seafood,... More 

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Thank Mike V
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this review

Wow, thank you, Mike! I'm so glad you've continued to come back and see us, we truly appreciate the support. I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to the rest of the crew. We'll look forward to your next visit. All the best, Wayne, Owner More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Locals, great seafood and live music. Are you visiting Palos Verdes Peninsula? Are you looking for something quite, tradition, great food and live music (usually on weekends)? You cant go wrong here.

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Thank Vivi Jacqueline G
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this review

Thank you, Vivi! I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope we can see you again soon for more seafood and live music. All the best, Wayne, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 35
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:30
Monday
16:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:30
Thursday
16:30 - 21:30
Friday
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
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
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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