The Admiral Risty located in Rancho Palos Verdes is still at the helm after 52 years, and maintains its reputation as one of the best restaurants in Southern California.
For the Admiral Risty it is a combination of a breathtaking location, the outstanding quality of the food and the service staff headed by Owner Wayne Judah and the expertise of the Founder Ralph Wood who passed away three years ago. Wayne has been with the Admiral Risty since 1972 and it is not uncommon for other members of the staff to have been with the restaurant from 25 to 30 years.
As for the Southern California Restaurant Writers the Admiral Risty has enjoyed a five star rating for as long as most members can remember as well as a Golden Bacchus Wine Award.
The Admiral Risty has kept up with the times over five decades. The restaurant has been remodeled five times over the years. Perhaps most important of all is that this restaurant represents value. There is that fantastic view of the ocean along the most scenic portion of the Southern California coast line. The menu has always offered an excellent selection of both seafood and meat entrees. Presently some 65 per cent of the restaurant orders are for fresh seafood that arrives daily from almost everywhere in the world.
Risty's Flank Steak is famous and year after year continues to be the most popular meat order. The menu changes daily for fresh fish selections often with favorites like Mahi Mahi, Salmon, Ahi, Halibut, Sea Bass and Swordfish.
Besides the famed Flank steak there is New Yorks, Filet Mignon, Pepper New York and a rack of lamb that can only be described as memorable. A choice of c
The service at this restaurant can only be described as superb. Here you receive new silver with each course and if you should leave the table for any reason there will be a fresh napkin in place upon your return. There is no such thing as an empty water glass at this restaurant as it is constantly refilled by a watchful waiter and the same applies to your wine glass.
The restaurant has a very large wine list mostly from California but some imports from Europe and Australia as well. Many of the wines are available by the glass. This is the kind of restaurant that will decanter your wine upon your request.
Throughout the 52 years The Admiral Risty Restaurant has offered support for many community endeavors.
The Admiral Risty, as it continues in its 52th year, is located at 31250 Palos Verdes Drive West at Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes. The restaurant is open for dinner seven nights a week from 5 p.m. with a Sunday brunch as well. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For reservations call 310 377-0050.
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