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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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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a feel of an old school supper club with a tropical twist. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I ordered the lobster tail and it was cooked perfectly. So many times the lobster comes under or over cooked, but not here. My husband had the fried shrimp and he said it was very good... More 

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

Our crew takes lobster tail seriously around here! I'm flattered you noticed. You and your great taste are welcome back to our supper club anytime! Your husband, too -- he sounds like our kind of guy. The fried shrimp are a classic. Keep an eye out for the next beautiful sunset -- we'll save you both a table with a... More 

Manhattan Beach, California
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130 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable dinner at this long term classic restaurant. I had the Petrale Sole which was cooked to perfection $30. My wife ordered the seafood works $34.50 which was a large bowl of pasta smothered with a big assortment of shellfish. It was so much food that she had enough to take home for lunch. My father-in... More 

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Thank Alan661
upstate NY
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came her for Sunday Brunch after visiting the Wayfarers Chapel. We were pretty hungry. The waitress got hung up,and perhaps sensing our appetite, comped us each a beautiful bowl of fresh fruit. Some of us had lunch. Some had breakfast. All enjoyed it. And lovely surroundings topped it off.

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

I'm glad you enjoyed your Sunday brunch! I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to the crew for their service. We'll be looking forward to your next visit. Hope we can see you again soon, Wayne, Owner More 

Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has the feel of an old school restaurant from another era. Seashell chandeliers, surf n turf type entrees, with lots of sides and generous portions. A large menu, with many seafood options, but seriously There is nothing modern about this place including the preparation of the food. It was all rather standard faire. The skirt steak was highly... More 

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Thank Jeanette713
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this review

I'm disappointed to see we didn't impress here, Jeanette. We've been here for a while and our restaurant has a lot of history that many of our guests value. With that said, I can understand if the ambiance isn't everyone's taste. As for your meal, everything you order should taste fresh and full of flavor. We certainly don't want your... More 

California
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195 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 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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1 Thank 10234
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. I'm glad to see you enjoyed the fish and lamb as well as our 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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 14 February 2017 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 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 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 1 February 2017

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 29 January 2017

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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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
US$25 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Seafood, 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
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?