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17300 Pacific Coast Hwy, Los Angeles, CA 90272-4169
+1 310-454-3474
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Ranked #1,257 of 8,563 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Sunset Blvd
Transit: The 540 Metro Bus stops directly in front of our restaurant at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Pacific Coast Highway.
Description: In a world where landmarks are few and far between there is Gladstones. Situated where Sunset Boulevard meets the Pacific Coast Highway, it's become a place of Southern California legend. Gladstones offers a menu plucked from the very ocean it overlooks, serving modern renditions of classic dishes. In its typically relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere, there's something to satisfy every palate. Whether you're at the raw bar, the lounge, the dining rooms or the grand patio over-looking the surf, it's commonly agreed there's no better place, either up the coast or down, to enjoy fresh seafood, a Mai Tai or a sunset. Over the last 40 years Gladstones has become a South California landmark. One visit and you'll see why.
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Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Went here for a family dinner with my parents from out of town. I'd probably give Gladstones 3.5 stars if I could, but don't think it makes sense to round up to 4 here. This is definitely a fun restaurant and was a great place to sit around. I'd probably go again with folks visiting LA since it was definitely... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a family dinner & we were 1st time visitors. We were not disappointed. They have daily chef specials. The fish was fresh & tasty. We tried Sea Bass & Swordfish. Both were excellent. The kids menu had several choices all for $5.00 each. The entrees are not cheap (25-38) but the experience is worth it. The place is... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We are actually still sitting at our table. We had a 7pm reservation but were seated just before 7. The service (thanks Kat) was outstanding and the food was excellent. The food came out quickly. My wife and I shared the salmon salad, clam chowder, macadamia rock shrimp and scallops. It was too much food and absolutely delicious.

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Beverly Hills, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

This place has undergone a major make-over since the last time I was here years ago. It was once "Gladstones 4 Fish", a campy, peanut-littered tourist trap that was infamous for mediocre and over-priced food. Since then, the restaurant has undergone a major expansion and facelift, making it an upscale and really enjoyable destination, right on the beach. The outdoor... More

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Barnes, Wisconsin
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Some may call it a tourist destination but wherever you are from, it is just fun to eat here. Sit outside, the food is great and the atmosphere is casual - just feels like the beach should feel. Add fresh seafood and it's a perfect place to enjoy everything California - with no pretentions.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I was treated to Gladstone's by a local when I arrived in California for a business trip. We drove down the coast and stopped at this beautiful place. It is right on the water. We sat on the deck outside and enjoyed a lovely salmon salad. We could not have asked for a better time! The salad was delightful and... More

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I'm a seafood lover so on my last trip to Los Angeles I had to act as a tour guide and take people to my favorite places. For seafood on the water Gladstone's is one of my favorite places. I can never finish my entree because I eat so many appetizers when I go there. Oysters, tuna tartare...by the time... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A little pricey but the food and locale made up for the price. Some great food and the clam chowder was awesome. More of a spot to see the scenery, waves, and birds near the beach. The food is good not fantastic but good enough to return again and again.

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Prescott, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The service is always good and the view of the ocean & beach and sometimes dolphins is super. The brunch menu remains the same, but is good, especially the fresh fruit. The fries that have been substituted for toast aren't good.

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Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Will not bore you with description of the ocean and the beach - spectacular ! Dinner and sunset is worth any price - if it is windy eat inside on the glass windows table. Bring sunglasses and sunscreen if need them. Traffic is bear in the summer on P C H! Service was excellent and tables outside are perfect if... More

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