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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
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (25 reviews)
“salad” (20 reviews)
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10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Value
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LOCATION
31250 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5361
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1 - 10 of 229 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Mammoth3128
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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

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

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

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!

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

Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

We selected this restaurant as it was our last dinner during our USA tour. It was supposed to be special, and it was. Very good steaks (around 45 USD) and a nice salmon (around 35 USD). Nice service an very familar.

Thank Peter J
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

Peter, we're happy that you had a chance to stop by before you left the USA. Thanks for sharing this review! Warm wishes, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed July 9, 2018

I’ve lived in the area for over 22 years. Admiral Risty has always been a constant for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, etc. Very traditional. If you want designer or trendy food, this is not it! Just good fresh fish and seafood and steaks. I like that...More

Thank nikkil946
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

Thank you so much for your years of support and love! As a local business, neighbors like you really mean the world to us. We always enjoy having you here and we hope to see you again soon. Warm wishes, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed June 18, 2018

I have been going to Admiral Risty every chance I get, for the past 30 years I have lived on the hill. Never had a less than excellent service and a great meal.

Thank RPVWilly
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

We're honored to have you as a longtime friend of the Risty! Thank you for the excellent review. We'll see you next time. Warm wishes, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed March 3, 2018

Best restaurant quality as usual. Advise making a reservation and if you want a view of sunset over the Pacific Ocean, ask in advance when making your reservation.

Thank FrancesS961
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

You're the best, Frances! Thank you for the kind words and sharing your valuable insider information. 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
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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