The Admiral Risty Restaurant Closing After 52 Years,
2.5 Million-Plus Meals Served

The Peninsula’s landmark Admiral Risty Restaurant will close its doors on Saturday, August 17, 2019 according to an announcement made by Owners, Jan and Wayne Judah.  “Regrettably, we were unable to negotiate what we regard as an equitable lease, and so it is with heavy hearts that we have decided to close the restaurant,” stated the Judahs.

“It’s been a great run and we are most appreciative of our incredible, loyal customers who supported us for 52 years, as we couldn’t have done it without them,” said Judah. Further, he shared how much it has meant to him to know generations of family members for whom The Admiral Risty was their dining venue of choice for countless gatherings and special occasion celebrations.

He also expressed his deepest gratitude to his employees, whom he affectionately calls “the heart of The Risty,” for their exemplary service throughout the years. Finally, Judah shared, “I am thankful for the wonderful, personal memories and friendships that I will always treasure.”

All outstanding Gift Certificates will be honored through August 17, 2019. Wayne Judah and The Risty crew look forward to seeing everyone throughout the upcoming months. For reservations call (310) 377-0050 or online at

Dinner is served Monday through Saturday from 5:00 p.m., Sunday from 4:00 p.m., Sunday Brunch 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Seaside Lounge opens at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Live entertainment, featuring popular local artists, is offered Tuesday through Sunday nights.

The Admiral Risty is located at 31250 Hawthorne Blvd., at Palos Verdes Drive West in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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The Admiral Risty Has Winning Recipe For Valentine Romance

The most romantic day of the year is fast approaching and the Peninsula’s Admiral Risty Restaurant, often voted BEST Romantic Restaurant, and her Cupid-approved crew standready to welcome you!

The Risty’s unique recipe for romance includes a spectacular bluff top setting overlooking the sparkling Pacific, a festively decorated, yet intimate dining room with mood lighting at each table, a Five Star award-winning menu, and a Golden Bacchus Wine List. For Valentine dining reservations, call (310) 377-0050.