Admiral Risty

★★★★☆
  • 31250 Palos Verdes Dr W

    Rancho Pls Vrds, CA 90275

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  • 310-377-0050

About Admiral Risty

Hours
Sun 10am-9:30pm, Mon-Thu 4:30pm-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 4:30pm-10pm

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Unlike the others who wrote nasty things about the "Risty" as the locals call it, I am in my 50's and have eaten here more times than I can remember. The view is terrific, the food is wonderful and if the place is so bad, why is it so crowded and you can't talk or be heard? That's not a bad thing, it says something for the place. The people who work there have been there for years, but for us locals, we like to see a familiar face. Enjoy and splurge it's worth it. Yes there are 2 other places close to the Risty, but the prices are all the same. If you have to ask, don't go.

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★★★★★

Unlike the others who wrote nasty things about the "Risty" as the locals call it, I am in my 50's and have eaten here more times than I can remember. The view is terrific, the food is wonderful and if the place is so bad, why is it so crowded and you can't talk or be heard? That's not a bad thing, it says something for the place. The people who work there have been there for years, but for us locals, we like to see a familiar face. Enjoy and splurge it's worth it. Yes there are 2 other places close to the Risty, but the prices are all the same. If you have to ask, don't go.

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We''ve been to Admiral Risty on several occassions as a couple and with friends and family. Friends and family from out of town have commented on the good time and great food we shared at Admiral Risty. Most of the servers are

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★★★★★

We''ve been to Admiral Risty on several occassions as a couple and with friends and family. Friends and family from out of town have commented on the good time and great food we shared at Admiral Risty. Most of the servers are

Pros: Excellent food, service, and view...

Cons: not getting a window table

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This is not an inexpensive restaurant. Spouse & I met up with friends who go there alot, and we expected much better. The special, that we were talked into by the server, was crab legs. They tasted like rubber--no taste whatsoever. Inedible. My salmon was mushy--I could have handled dry or even underdone, but it was like eating baby food.

The best thing about the meal was the salad and coffee. Everything else was awful. Since we didn't want to embarass our friends, we called the manager the next day to complain. Obviously it wasn't because we wanted a free meal, but he didn't even offer to make good on it...very uninterested and very poor response to our legitimate complaints about the food. Stay away.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is not an inexpensive restaurant. Spouse & I met up with friends who go there alot, and we expected much better. The special, that we were talked into by the server, was crab legs. They tasted like rubber--no taste whatsoever. Inedible. My salmon was mushy--I could have handled dry or even underdone, but it was like eating baby food.

The best thing about the meal was the salad and coffee. Everything else was awful. Since we didn't want to embarass our friends, we called the manager the next day to complain. Obviously it wasn't because we wanted a free meal, but he didn't even offer to make good on it...very uninterested and very poor response to our legitimate complaints about the food. Stay away.

Pros: view, service maybe

Cons: food

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Seafood by the bay... Admiral Risty is one of my favorites in the south bay. The restaurant features a full bar and features wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean. On the menu, recommend the crab legs. Perfect for a romantic evening in the South Bay.

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★★★★★

Seafood by the bay... Admiral Risty is one of my favorites in the south bay. The restaurant features a full bar and features wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean. On the menu, recommend the crab legs. Perfect for a romantic evening in the South Bay.

Pros: Great Place to Relax After a Long Week

Cons: What's not to like...

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I agree the waiters and waitresses are fairly indifferent to the customers. Owners run it like a cheap diner. Regulars who are usually in their 70s or 80s get some deference and will slowly die off. Younger crowd will fade away due to price and service, Flank steak is usually inedible. surprised they are still in business.

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★☆☆☆☆

I agree the waiters and waitresses are fairly indifferent to the customers. Owners run it like a cheap diner. Regulars who are usually in their 70s or 80s get some deference and will slowly die off. Younger crowd will fade away due to price and service, Flank steak is usually inedible. surprised they are still in business.

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I wanted to tell you about my dining experience at Admiral Risty.
We took my grandmother out to dinner at Admiral Risty. The service was less than spectacular. It was not bad, it was just not good, (it was not up to the level of service we are used to when dining at fine dining establishments). We eat at Admiral Ristys about 5 to 6 times a year for special occasions. We always go with about 10 people and our bill is usually around $500.00.
I ordered a diet coke with my dinner. I later asked for a refill. When we got the bill, I noticed that I had been charged for 2 diet cokes @ $2.50 each. It irritated me to think that that a restaurant of this caliber would be so petty as to charge someone for a refill on a soda. After all, it is a fountain drink that costs pennies a glass to refill. It is not the price that is so irritating, it is the principle of the thing. Spend $500.00 in a restaurant and get charged for a refill on your soda... ridiculous.
Then, the icing on the cake and by far the worst part, was when I went to complain to the man who appeared to be the manager, who later informed me he was the owner. I told him that our service was not very good. Do you think he apologized? No, he coldly said, "well show it it the tip". Nice professional response. The when I complained about the refill issue, he said " We aren't Carls Jr." Another professional response.
The moral of this story is... that they have just lost 10 loyal customers over a refill of diet coke and the bad attitude of the "owner". These 10 people will now go out and pass it on to our friends and other family members.
I hope whoever reads this will boycott this establishment based on principle. I used to be a loyal customer, but the owner is a jerk!! So, I will find somewhere else to dine and I hope you will too. Cheers

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★☆☆☆☆

I wanted to tell you about my dining experience at Admiral Risty.
We took my grandmother out to dinner at Admiral Risty. The service was less than spectacular. It was not bad, it was just not good, (it was not up to the level of service we are used to when dining at fine dining establishments). We eat at Admiral Ristys about 5 to 6 times a year for special occasions. We always go with about 10 people and our bill is usually around $500.00.
I ordered a diet coke with my dinner. I later asked for a refill. When we got the bill, I noticed that I had been charged for 2 diet cokes @ $2.50 each. It irritated me to think that that a restaurant of this caliber would be so petty as to charge someone for a refill on a soda. After all, it is a fountain drink that costs pennies a glass to refill. It is not the price that is so irritating, it is the principle of the thing. Spend $500.00 in a restaurant and get charged for a refill on your soda... ridiculous.
Then, the icing on the cake and by far the worst part, was when I went to complain to the man who appeared to be the manager, who later informed me he was the owner. I told him that our service was not very good. Do you think he apologized? No, he coldly said, "well show it it the tip". Nice professional response. The when I complained about the refill issue, he said " We aren't Carls Jr." Another professional response.
The moral of this story is... that they have just lost 10 loyal customers over a refill of diet coke and the bad attitude of the "owner". These 10 people will now go out and pass it on to our friends and other family members.
I hope whoever reads this will boycott this establishment based on principle. I used to be a loyal customer, but the owner is a jerk!! So, I will find somewhere else to dine and I hope you will too. Cheers

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During My dinner at this restuarant I have never experienced the disrespect I have gotton there. We were a party of 5 and sat expecting to have a beautiful evening. We where rushed. The Rack of lamb was served practicaly raw. The Filet Oscared was terrible. The waitress was terrible. She picked up a empty plastic wrapper from oyster crackers and put it on my girlfriends salad to take the plate. She wasn't finished. So The waitress just put her dirty fingers in the salad removed the plastic wrapper and put the salad back on the table. We contacted the Co Owner Wayne Who hung up on us several times and didn't even apologize. He was very rude along with his staff. I wouldn't recomend this restaurant to anyone. For that kind of service I could have got better in a Mc Donalds. I rate this establishment ZERO.

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★☆☆☆☆

During My dinner at this restuarant I have never experienced the disrespect I have gotton there. We were a party of 5 and sat expecting to have a beautiful evening. We where rushed. The Rack of lamb was served practicaly raw. The Filet Oscared was terrible. The waitress was terrible. She picked up a empty plastic wrapper from oyster crackers and put it on my girlfriends salad to take the plate. She wasn't finished. So The waitress just put her dirty fingers in the salad removed the plastic wrapper and put the salad back on the table. We contacted the Co Owner Wayne Who hung up on us several times and didn't even apologize. He was very rude along with his staff. I wouldn't recomend this restaurant to anyone. For that kind of service I could have got better in a Mc Donalds. I rate this establishment ZERO.

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If you want fantastic seafood in an amazing setting, look no farther. A warm, kind staff greets you and is very attentive without being always there. Lovely, huge portions of food that makes you aware that you are partaking in a special occasion.

PROS: Great food, big portions, attentive friendly staff
CONS: The prices might seem high, but they are well worth paying

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★★★★★

If you want fantastic seafood in an amazing setting, look no farther. A warm, kind staff greets you and is very attentive without being always there. Lovely, huge portions of food that makes you aware that you are partaking in a special occasion.

PROS: Great food, big portions, attentive friendly staff
CONS: The prices might seem high, but they are well worth paying

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A very good restaurant that consistently gives very good quality and good sized portions. They have been in the area for many, many years - too bad they are not open for lunch.

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A very good restaurant that consistently gives very good quality and good sized portions. They have been in the area for many, many years - too bad they are not open for lunch.

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Good seafood at reasonable prices with an ocean view to die for. For friends and family, special occasions or just a Friday night out.

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★★★★☆

Good seafood at reasonable prices with an ocean view to die for. For friends and family, special occasions or just a Friday night out.

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Sunday afternoon fine dining that not only serves mouth watering steak and seafood. But the majestic view of the Pacific ocean almost leaves you awe struck after your dining experience.

Not only is the food and the view fabulous but the service was superb. Jimmy F. really knows how to make his customers feel welcomed. His suggestions were well received from the entree to the dessert. Flank steak, grilled halibut - entrees come with your choice of soup or salad, a vegetable. The caramel orange pecan bread pudding was comfort food at it's finest.

This is definitely a primo date place and remember to make a reservation.

Treat yourself and someone you love to this wonderful, lofty, ocean side hide-a-way.

PROS: Food, Service, View
CONS: Reservation Highly Recommended

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★★★★★

Sunday afternoon fine dining that not only serves mouth watering steak and seafood. But the majestic view of the Pacific ocean almost leaves you awe struck after your dining experience.

Not only is the food and the view fabulous but the service was superb. Jimmy F. really knows how to make his customers feel welcomed. His suggestions were well received from the entree to the dessert. Flank steak, grilled halibut - entrees come with your choice of soup or salad, a vegetable. The caramel orange pecan bread pudding was comfort food at it's finest.

This is definitely a primo date place and remember to make a reservation.

Treat yourself and someone you love to this wonderful, lofty, ocean side hide-a-way.

PROS: Food, Service, View
CONS: Reservation Highly Recommended

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This hillside restaurant on the Palos Verdes peninsula has a spectacular ocean view and a menu of competently prepared seafood and Italian dishes. The upscale atmosphere attracts an older crowd that appreciates fresh fish and classic…

 

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