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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
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“flank steak” (20 reviews)
“salad” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
31250 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5361
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Reviewed yesterday

Unfortunately we didn't dine there because we had reservations elsewhere. But the place has great "bones" . Its like stepping back into time when steakhouses had character and flair. The drinks were great and the scenery is priceless. Everyone was friendly and there is a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lewwjr
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Met long-time friends for dinner at our most consistently enjoyable restaurant. Portions are adequate enough to share and the bar pours a nice martini. We have been eating here since it opened and are never disappointed. We shared the salad bowl and requested extra croutons,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Beachbarb
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2018

I'm so glad you've enjoyed dining with us over the years! What a great tradition to share with friends. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed December 2, 2018

Risty is such a popular destiny for diners in Palos Verdes and beyond, but why? Many people think the food is just average, too expensive, but they keep on coming. Here's why we keep on coming: Risty is a friendly, warm, restaurant that promotes anticipation....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank chirinian
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

I'm glad to hear you always enjoy your time here with us, Chirinian. I know our view is wonderful, but I always want our food, service, and the whole experience to be just as great. Friendly and warm is exactly the vibe we want to...More

Reviewed November 12, 2018

Admiral Risty has been around for many, many years and is consistently serving delicious, quality food, friendly service and incredible views! A little old fashioned, noting too fancy and yet we visit quite often and are never disappointed. Also, great Sunday Brunch that starts with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank paula k
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

I'm so glad you've enjoyed dining with us over the years, Paula! it's hard to beat friendly service, great food, and incredible views. I hope you'll join us for Sunday brunch again soon. Cheers, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Seems like going back in time here. Very good food, a lot of history and long time employees adds to the uniqueness of this restaurant. Definitely worth a visit if the location is convenient

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mammoth3128
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thanks for the visit! We definitely love the history of our restaurant -- we've been around since 1966. Hope you'll join us for another meal soon. Best, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed September 7, 2018

The Admiral Risty has been in Rancho Palos Verdes for decades. And it has consistently provided excellent food and service for all of this time. With sweeping Pacific Ocean views, a lively bar, and awesome food and service, this is the place to go. I've...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ChiefDennis
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

It's been an honor having you over the years, Dennis -- we won't say how many. I really appreciate your kind words about our food and service. Hope you'll come by for another meal soon. Best, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Everything was good: food, service, ambiance. particularly enjoyed that the noise level was very conducive to having a conversation with your dinner partner. Also you can request a view and see a spectacular sunset. If you're a "foodie" and need to have everything be "kind...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank karenmartha
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

We're delighted that you loved our cuisine, service, and ambiance. Thank you for the kind words. Warm wishes, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Had a client dinner scheduled there at client suggestion. We used to go when I lived in PV. I was overwhelmed by the noticed scent of old frying oil as I opened the door. Nothing has change there in the past couple of decades. Our...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank vickie310a
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

We're sorry that you left with this impression. In the future, please feel free to mention any concerns to our servers and they'll make sure to address what they can to make things right for you. Sincerely, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed August 25, 2018

Sunday night in PV doesn't offer a large selection of places to eat. However, this was a good restaurant. Apparently it has been open for 60 years. Has a nice nautical feel. The menu has a wide variety. I ate sea bass- broiled. A few...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ezra F
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Ezra, thank you for the awesome review! We're happy you loved dining with us. Warm wishes, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful meals and fantastic 180 view! We have been patrons here for generations and decades. Amazing staff, freshest fish and they make the perfect Cadallic margaritas. Love love love this restaurant!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kristencumby
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

We love love love having you here! Thank you for being a part of the Admiral Risty family over the years. We're looking forward to your next visit already. Warm wishes, Wayne, Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
4:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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