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Jul 14, 2010 04:00 PM

New Wave for Gladstones??

Has anyone checked out the "revamped" Gladstones yet? Knew Mayor Dickie aligned with SBE & Nazarian, but didn't realize they were already finished. New decor (somewhat) and menu has been reworked, with more fresh items than fried. And they say they didn't increase prices, mmmm hmmmm. Kind of hard to believe, but I may have to check it out, kind of like a morbid curiousity thing.

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    1. It can't be any worse than it was before. Not possible- it was absolute garbage. I read the LAT article and I think the issue is the sheer number of meals they have to serve a day- I'm guessing the volume is what is driving this change to frozen meats. I'm sure many of us will end up there at some point or another (visitors in town etc) but doubt many will be making an effort to go there and retry it.

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      1. re: sheila1

        Totally agree, Sheila1. Hard to imagine it being worse than it was. Maybe will try it and have a salad, to avoid paying for frozen meat or fish!! It's just so close to me, I feel like I have to check it out, if only the patio for drinks and an app!!

        1. re: Phurstluv

          Ate there two weeks ago with my wife. Beautiful Saturday afternoon around sunset, balcony seat right on the sand and .............terrible service. I mean terrible. The manager actually told us our waitress went home for the day, leaving us to sit there! Turns out she was on a "smoke break". Nice.
          We really didn't see any grilled fish on the menu. Like a grilled halibut, swordfish etc. The manager on duty, Andrew was nice and tried to make it better but the sunset dinner was already ruined.
          The overpiced limited menu food was crap, service crap = we'll never go back. Too bad, don't waste your time or money.

          1. re: Hawgwild

            That sounds like good ole Gladstones! Worst service on the PLANET.

      2. I've never been and now I won't go. Crazy. That place is a gold mine and there is no gold.

        1. Why not eat here: Paradise Cove Cafe in Mailbu. it's owned and run by Bob Morris who built the original Gladstone's and the Jetty and R.J.'s for Ribs...
          Remember that great mile long salad bar? Well, for 20$ they have an ACYE seafood/salad bar here. Choose a table outside on the sand or indoors. Great place to "hang out", sun, sleep and people watch. The cafe even has an out door - "take away" bar. Fun place! Go early if on a sunny weekend! :)

          Paradise Cove Beach Cafe
          28128 Pacific Coast Hwy Frnt, Malibu, CA 90265

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          1. re: Kitchen Queen

            I second your recommendation of Paradise Cove Beach Cafe. A great, fun place to eat. Best clam chowder in town and everything else is good. Just don't show up there without a reservation on the weekend.

            Paradise Cove Beach Cafe
            28128 Pacific Coast Hwy Frnt, Malibu, CA 90265

            1. re: valleygirl617

              The LA Times did not give Gladstones 3 stars. I think those are user reviews of the article itself.

              The Times' website is so awful, I cannot find the last real review, but I think it got maybe 1/2 a star or possibly no stars at all.

              1. re: scottyp34

                Yes, the LA TIMES review dismissed the place.

                1. re: epop

                  Glad to see it. Good call scottyp34 & epop.