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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“flank steak” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (25 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
31250 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-5361
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Long established restaurant with great sunset views (must make a reservation for those), and really "good" food. On the pricey side ~($44.00) for halibut. But for that special occasion, can't complain.

Thank OCinnamon
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017

Thanks for dining with us and enjoying the views! I'm so glad that your halibut was worth every penny. We'd love to have you back for another meal soon! Maybe brunch, next time? Take care, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed August 28, 2017

I love the Amiral Risty. Great atmosphere and I have always had great food. You have to go in though with the mindset that you are going to wait for service and your food.It is weird. It has been that way for years. I always...More

Thank Cory S
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

Cory, we're glad you always enjoy our atmosphere and food. I'm sorry to hear about your wait times, though. We do our best to keep our service prompt. In the future, please let us know that you'd like your meal out faster and we'll do...More

Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

We had a mini family reunion in Palos Verdes for the weekend. Admiral Risty's staff could not have been more accommodating helping us put together our Friday night sunset dinner. I was engulfed in my cioppino dinner as the rest of our party went for...More

Thank BeachLover666
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

We're glad to get it right in your book! Thank you for coming by and joining us for some classic dishes done right. Hope to see you the next time you and your family are in the area. Warm wishes, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed August 8, 2017

Drinks, dinner or our favorite Sunday brunch with a fabulous view ! Wide variety of fish on menu along with beef.

Thank ccurtis18
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2017

Thank you for supporting all that we do here! It's wonderful that you can come in for drinks, dinner, or Sunday brunch and always leave happy. Hope to see you again soon! Warm wishes, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed August 2, 2017

Love this restaurant for it's location as well as food. Tables are a bit crowded but once you're seated you forget about it. If you go at sunset, the view is absolutely beautiful. Prices are reasonable considering where this restaurant is located. Food is okay...More

1  Thank GNA2008
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

I'm glad our cuisine and views are always impressive when you visit! Thanks for coming by and enjoying a beautiful sunset with us. Hope to see you again soon. Warm wishes, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed July 8, 2017

We visit my sister in-law in PVE every few years and we always come here. It's one of their favorites and I know why, great service, great drinks, and great food. Their meals are big enough to share which they don't mind. The kids loved...More

Thank Mike T
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Thank you, Mike. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback. We're glad we could be one of your family's favorite spots! See you next time, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed June 16, 2017

The Risty has been at this location for decades. It has great views and the food is relatively average, especially for the prices. I have been at this restaurant several times over the years, dating back to the 1970s. It is convenient for locals, and...More

Thank Robert S
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2017

Robert, I'm sorry you haven't found us terribly impressive. It's been wonderful serving this community over the years, and many folks agree that the Risty is still the go-to place when you're looking for a special experience. It's a shame you don't agree. You're always...More

Reviewed June 14, 2017

5pm reservations, arrived early..first ones in for an early dinner...mentioned that I and my friend were both celebrating our birthdays with a special dinner here...The greeter was warm and friendly, and took us to probably the best table in the place, which had the most...More

Thank hjames328
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2017

I'm over the moon that we could help make your birthdays special! Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us. It's wonderful that everything came out just perfectly for you. I'd love to have you two back for another meal, so hopefully we see you...More

Reviewed May 22, 2017

This is one of my favorite seafood restaurants in the LA South Bay Area. The food is exceptionally good (esp. the sea bass) and the service is always great. A nice view of the Pacific Ocean right at sundown adds to the experience.

Thank Donna G
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Donna, fabulous seafood with beautiful views is what we're all about! I'm so happy we're always able to deliver that for you. We'd love to have you dine with us again soon, so hopefully we see you around! Warm wishes, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed May 16, 2017

Did not think the food was particularly good. The steak we ordered was tough and the ambience so so.More

Thank K5741MNlindaw
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017

I'm sorry you didn't have a great time with us. I'm actually surprised to hear that feedback, as most people love our steak. In the future, please feel free to let us know if something about your order doesn't seem right. I'd love another chance...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $35
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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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