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Nelson's

6610 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 265-2800
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Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We thought we would have a casual dinner over looking the ocean. Beautiful place but service was horrid. I ordered a salad without cheese and the dressing on the side. It came with both so I sent it back. Never saw it again. Everyone else eat but me. The waiter was to busy to notice or care. Just trying to... More

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We've been here a few times for lunch and always have a good experience. There is plenty of outdoor seating that is perfect for your furry friends. The food is good and there are options for everyone. I really like their specialty cocktails too. Earlier this year we saw several whales and on our most recent visit we saw dolphins.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Picturesque, Pacific, Catalina. Amazing sunsets. Occasional whale sightings. Make sure to take in a walk along the coastal trails.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This casual restaurant is actually located within the Terrenea resort. There is no parking close to the restaurant. We parked in one of the free parking lots and hiked around to it. The food was very good and there were quite a few options including appetizers, sandwiches, and full entrees.

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Wonderful location on edge of cliff overlooking Blue/Green Pacific. Great breeze coming in off ocean, Different areas to sit to suit everyone. Lively and noisy bar scene, Sunny spots and shade for those who prefer, fire pits scattered about, great and unobtrusive umbrellas, Even picnic tables for those who like it even more casual. And walk through the lovely Terranea... More

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Nelson's is a great place to go for a casual lunch or drink. The view is spectacular and when the weather cooperates the outdoor space is beautiful. Great place to sit by the fire and watch the sunsets. Food is good but not spectacular. But, you have the ability to walk the grounds of the entire resort which is beautiful.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great location and views! Food overpriced which you expect at a resort setting,however expected larger selection and higher quality of food.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great place to have a casual meal and a drink while enjoying the ocean views- nice outdoor areas to enjoy firepits-or comy areas inside with bigscreens and decor with nostalgia from the area. Take a walk along the resort pathways and enjoy the continuous views and casual atmosphere-always fun to explore the area, and we love the sunsets by the... More

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Duesseldorf, Germany
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nelson's is a nice bar with positively spectacular views of Palos Verdes. The ambiance is very casual and it is a nice place to go relax and have a drink. Having said that, the food is underwhelming at best. i had to send back undercooked and soggy fish and chips. They graciously replaced it with fish tacos, which were OK.... More

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Just finished a meal at Nelson's, one of our favorite places as we live near by. We like to go, even though the food is average and the drinks are pricey, because we love the location. This time it was terrible! I had a frozen margarita $13 and it was not frozen, had a strange foam and tasted like tap... More

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