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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“flank steak” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (25 reviews)
“cioppino” (10 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 1 week ago

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 review

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 2 weeks ago 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 review

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 2 weeks ago

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 review

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 review

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 review

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 review

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

Reviewed 20 March 2017

This restaurant has a feel of an old school supper club with a tropical twist. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I ordered the lobster tail and it was cooked perfectly. So many times the lobster comes under or over cooked, but...More

Thank youwannaknow
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this review

Our crew takes lobster tail seriously around here! I'm flattered you noticed. You and your great taste are welcome back to our supper club anytime! Your husband, too -- he sounds like our kind of guy. The fried shrimp are a classic. Keep an eye...More

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We had a very enjoyable dinner at this long term classic restaurant. I had the Petrale Sole which was cooked to perfection $30. My wife ordered the seafood works $34.50 which was a large bowl of pasta smothered with a big assortment of shellfish. It...More

Thank Alan661
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We came her for Sunday Brunch after visiting the Wayfarers Chapel. We were pretty hungry. The waitress got hung up,and perhaps sensing our appetite, comped us each a beautiful bowl of fresh fruit. Some of us had lunch. Some had breakfast. All enjoyed it. And...More

Thank MariaitaliaupstateNY
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your Sunday brunch! I'll be sure to pass your compliments along to the crew for their service. We'll be looking forward to your next visit. Hope we can see you again soon, Wayne, Owner

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has the feel of an old school restaurant from another era. Seashell chandeliers, surf n turf type entrees, with lots of sides and generous portions. A large menu, with many seafood options, but seriously There is nothing modern about this place including the...More

Thank Jeanette713
Wayne J, Owner at Admiral Risty, responded to this review

I'm disappointed to see we didn't impress here, Jeanette. We've been here for a while and our restaurant has a lot of history that many of our guests value. With that said, I can understand if the ambiance isn't everyone's taste. As for your meal,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
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.