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6610 Palos Verdes Dr S, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5363
+1 310-265-2800
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (38 reviews)
“fish tacos” (25 reviews)
“lobster roll” (15 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6610 Palos Verdes Dr S, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5363
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made reservations ahead to eat at Nelson’s to celebrate both of our anniversaries. There were four of us, we were both celebrating our anniversaries, this was noted on the reservation ahead of time and I was told, they do things to celebrate special occasions....More

Thank Nanette H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We liked everything about Nelson’s. Great appetizers, main meal, and dessert. Would definitely go back.

Thank Bryan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely view of the sunset from Nelson's but that was the most memorable part of the evening. Despite having a reservation, it took a while for our party of 4 to be seated and service was bit spotty: kind but somewhat inattentive and...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Great views of the Pacific Ocean while enjoying a good meal. The service was a little slow the evening we were there but the staff was friendly and the food was good.

Thank TravelingJohnB80
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Lunch at Nelson’s in the Terranea Resort was a wonderful beginning to five days in Los Angeles. The resort is absolutely gorgeous. It is a bit of a walk from the main building entrance to the restaurant, but they will take you there in golf...More

Thank ArtinBR
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

When you want a casual setting with amazing views and really good food, Nelson’s is the place. We started with the Bavarian Pretzel which comes with 2 dips: a cheese sauce and mustard. Then we shared the blackened salmon salad and the sirloin tips with...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed April 15, 2018

Bella stronza is an italian term that describes a dissonance in aspect and feeling. I revisited Terranea for dinner recently, with a close friend. We were looking forward to the romantic aspects of the cliffs, at sunset. And indeed we found that. The location of...More

Thank ashalat
Reviewed April 12, 2018

We come to Nelson's a couple of times a year. We park in the upper lots for free and hike the nature trail to the restaurant to build up a bit of an appetite. The food is good, not great but let's face it, you...More

Thank Tess F
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We’ve come here many times even when not staying at the hotel. The outdoor seating overlooks Catalina and the Pacific and if you’re lucky you’ll see dolphins and whales. The food and beer selection is great and resultantly the place gets crowded so reservations are...More

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

To celebrate a special birthday, we took my Aunt here specifically to have their Lobster Roll. The three of us had it, with different sides, and it was scrumptious. As a bonus, we sat outside looking out at the ocean and islands in the distance....More

Thank 5heartfamily
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Jay M
May 29, 2015|
Response from Robert B |
Good afternoon Jay, No, we do not serve monk fish at Nelson's. Please let us know if we may be of further assistance. Best, Zack
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6610 Palos Verdes Dr S, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5363
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Rancho Palos Verdes
  • Phone Number: +1 310-265-2800
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