Risty is such a popular destiny for diners in Palos Verdes and beyond, but why? Many people think the food is just average, too expensive, but they keep on coming. Here's why we keep on coming: Risty is a friendly, warm, restaurant that promotes anticipation. The decor is fun, the wait staff is attentive and helpful, and the food is good for what it is. Portions are adequate and the old-fashioned surf and turf style brings back fond memories and is actually tasty. Combinations are perfect. Classic food that could be called comfort food. The bar is inviting, with good snacks, clam chowder and the like, good music by live people. From the time a guest is greeted to the end of the meal, it is an experience. Great place to meet friends, no one rushes you to finish and leave, the view is great, and that's why we will continue to patronize Admiral Risty! I think I'll make a reservation today!
Admiral Risty has been around for many, many years and is consistently serving delicious, quality food, friendly service and incredible views! A little old fashioned, noting too fancy and yet we visit quite often and are never disappointed. Also, great Sunday Brunch that starts with the most incredible fruit cup.
Top drawer. Good service. Good food. Good ambience. 80% full.
The best service and the food is excellent, one of my favorites is the sea bass almadin with mashed potatoes and vegetables.
Seems like going back in time here. Very good food, a lot of history and long time employees adds to the uniqueness of this restaurant. Definitely worth a visit if the location is convenient
Expensive, romantic, beautiful, and excellent food and service!
Took some friends visiting from Florida. We had a window seat. Awesome meals enjoyed by all. Do make a reservation.
The Admiral Risty has been in Rancho Palos Verdes for decades. And it has consistently provided excellent food and service for all of this time. With sweeping Pacific Ocean views, a lively bar, and awesome food and service, this is the place to go. I've been coming here for more decades than I care to remember and have not been disappointed. Recently brought a friend here for some good fresh fish. I had the poached salmon and my guest had the grilled mahi mahi. Both were excellent and came with a huge baked potato and superb clam chowder. Service, as always, was exceptional. If you find yourself â€œon the hill,â€ come by the Admiral for good drinks, unequaled view, excellent food, and great service. You will not be disappointed!
Great food. Great view.
Classic seafood restaurant, excellent food and service and the best view at sunset. All seafood is at its best here.
Everything was good: food, service, ambiance. particularly enjoyed that the noise level was very conducive to having a conversation with your dinner partner. Also you can request a view and see a spectacular sunset. If you're a "foodie" and need to have everything be "kind of now, kind of wow", this wouldn't be the place for you. Take your Mom or your family, not a new girlfriend.
Always top notch in every way.
Sunday night in PV doesn't offer a large selection of places to eat. However, this was a good restaurant. Apparently it has been open for 60 years. Has a nice nautical feel. The menu has a wide variety. I ate sea bass- broiled. A few more spices would have been nice, but overall a good meal.
Just a light dinner of appetizers and cocktails in the bar, but the food is great as is the service and the live music in the bar is a pleasant addition which is hard to find these days.
Admiral Risty great food and atmosphere. Looking out the window watching the sunset and having a Patron shot. Life is good!
Loved it, nice location, great food, old school vibe kept up nice. All three of us loved our food. Seafood & steak,. The guitarist/singer was a great musician. We went on a Wednesday night. I’ll definitely be going back. Oh & great service!
Wonderful meals and fantastic 180 view! We have been patrons here for generations and decades. Amazing staff, freshest fish and they make the perfect Cadallic margaritas. Love love love this restaurant!
The Admiral was the best meal I have had in a very long time. We had a big group of 15 people, and the service couldn’t have been better. I had the broiled Salmon...perfectly prepared! If you are in the Rancho Palace Verdes area... certainly have to go out of your way to eat here! - Admiral For A Day
We love the Admiral Risty! Thanks for all the great family dinners over the years. Its always a treat.
We selected this restaurant as it was our last dinner during our USA tour. It was supposed to be special, and it was. Very good steaks (around 45 USD) and a nice salmon (around 35 USD). Nice service an very familar.