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“A Local Said to Check it Out”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Admiral Risty

Admiral Risty
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hawthorne Blvd
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.
Huntington Beach, California
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597 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
“A Local Said to Check it Out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

And the local was right. No pretense here, this is a local's hangout because the food is good, the portions are large and the ambiance is exactly what you would expect....local. My wife had the cioppino with fish, calamari, scallops, shrimp and even a little lobster. I had the crab louie and there was no skimping on the crab. A wonderful location for a romantic dinner watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean.

Visited January 2013
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New York
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112 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Suburban feel, lots of good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

The restaurant emptied out by 9. The food is plentiful and good. We couldn't eat it all! On a sunny day, the views must be awesome over the Pacific, but we were there at night.

Visited January 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Outstanding food and ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

This place is wonderful. Great service, excellent choices of wonderfully prepared food. The flank steak, either salad or full dinner is excellent. Wonderful view of the ocean. First rate.

  • Visited December 2012
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Palos Verdes, CA
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Quality is declining”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

Have been going to Admiral Risty for over 25 years. The view is the same , of course, however the quality of some of the entrees is not. The steaks are not as tender (quality of the meat has declined) and the scallops, which I have ordered numerous times, have changed to a very small bay type scallop and were overcooked and tough. Will let some time pass before trying one last time (only because it has a fantastic view and we have made lots of memories there). If it has not improved however, it will be the last time we will dine there. Will report back at that time.

Visited April 2012
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Redondo Beach, California, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disappointing!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

I constantly here good things about this restaurant and years ago I think they were worthy of those accolades, but the last few years that I have visited, I find the food to be at best average. The view is excellent and the staff is friendly and they are always busy, but if you want a better than average meal, I would dine somewhere else perhaps down the street at Terranea Resort. Maybe over the years with the lack of competition in the area Admiral Risty had no incentive to excel, but now they do and I for one home they rise to the occasion! If the food improved, I would be inclined to return.

Visited January 2013
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