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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” (9 reviews)
“flank steak” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (26 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 16 June 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 20 June 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 15 June 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 16 June 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 23 May 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 24 May 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 17 May 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 19 May 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

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Our party of 8 enjoyed a beautiful sunset and wonderful food. The fresh fish can be prepared in multiple ways. We had the grouper, halibut, and scallops. All were delicious. Wonderful atmosphere and outstanding service.

Thank Grandna W
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

A gorgeous west coast sunset and a delicious plate of seafood sounds like our idea of a wonderful evening, Grandna! Thank you for joining us. We'd be thrilled to see you again someday! Take care, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed 4 May 2017

An old fashioned restaurant to be sure, but always a treat to meet friends who live in PV here. Great caeser salad, fish and steaks! The kind of restaurant that always brings wonderful memories!

Thank ewj2015
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Being a purveyor of fine food and fond memories is our pleasure! Thanks so much for the love and appreciation. Come back and see us for fish or steak anytime! Take care, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed 12 April 2017

If you're looking for modern or adventure cuisine, this isn't your location. If you want a good steak, fantastic baked potato, dry martini, and a great view of the ocean, this is your place. Traditional fare (steak, pasta, seafood), prepared well, in great portions, at...More

Thank mitchv2001
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Any fan of a good steak, dry martini, and oceanview is a good friend of mine! Thanks for coming in and enjoying the classics. Hope to see you around soon! - Wayne, Owner

Reviewed 11 April 2017

The ambiance is old school, but it's a place for a nice meal. The food is high quality and the view is outstanding.

Thank Kim W
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you so much for the love and support, Kim! We'd be nowhere without amazing guests like you. Warm wishes, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed 5 April 2017

Went here for a business dinner. Looks like a restaurant that only old people would eat at. Service was poor. Waiter was disinterested. Food was not good but was very expensive. They did have a good view of the Pacific sunset. Would not recommend. Had...More

Thank JN889
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Your salad should've had plenty of Dungeness crab and been worth every penny to you -- I'm sorry if this wasn't the case. I'm also surprised your service was underwhelming, as we usually get wonderful comments about our servers. In any case, thanks for coming...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
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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