What to Eat At Gladstone's, Now Refreshed

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Gone are the peanuts and gone is the skank factor. With generous coats of white paint, Sam Nazarian has upgraded Gladstone's, the coastal haunt on the PCH that devolved into a local joke after its heyday in the eighties. The new Gladstone's, which feels more like Cape Cod than Malibu, highlights the expansive front patio that looks out over the surf, possibly the best upgrade here, along with the fresh strawberry-floating dragonberry mojitos. And what about the food?

While SBE seeks props for not serving canned seafood here, it hasn't exactly resulted in the reinvention of seafood as we know it, but simply means that Gladstone's output is indeed now dependably fresh. The dishes will not astonish anyone looking for the imagination on display at The Bazaar or XIV, but neither will the assembled families need to wince over limp, over-fried fare. Raw bar selections and fish plates rule, with everything from shrimp cocktails to Alaskan King crab legs available, along with burgers, flatbreads, steaks, salad, and pasta plates, plus steamed Littlenecks, ceviche, mussels marinere, lobster, clam bakes, and two types of chowder. Even if it doesn't blow you away, it should, for now, end the last two decades of derision and revive some of the reputation of this always packed house. See Gladstone's full lunch, dinner, and breakfast menus below.

Gladstone's New Menu

RAW BAR

OYSTERS M.P.
1/2 Dozen or 1 Dozen, East and West Coast Selections

SHRIMP COCKTAIL 19.95 half pound
CHILLED LOBSTER 19.50 half 39.00 whole
KING CRAB COCKTAIL M.P.
SEAFOOD CEVICHE 18.95
ICED SEAFOOD TOWER M.P.
Lobster, Oysters, Mussels, Shrimp, Crab Legs & Ceviche, Trio of Sauce. 1 Tier or 2 Tier

STARTERS

FAMOUS CHOWDER Cup 5.95 Bowl 7.95 Loaf 9.95
MANHATTAN STYLE CHOWDER Cup 5.95 Bowl 7.95 Loaf 9.95
CRISPY CALAMARI 16.95
CRAB CAKES Remoulade, Arugula & Fennel 16.95
GARLIC SHRIMP TACOS Spiced Shrimp, Charred Salsa, & Guacamole 14.95
MUSSELS MARINIERE Tomatoes and Saron 18.95
Add Fries for Entree 22.95
STEAMED LITTLENECK CLAMS Garlic Lemon Broth Served with Grilled Crostini 18.95
MACADAMIA ROCK SHRIMP Spicy Mango Aioli 16.95

FLATBREADS
SAUTEED PESTO SHRIMP, HEIRLOOM TOMATOES & GOAT CHEESE 14.95
PORTABELLO, SPINACH, OVEN DRIED TOMATOES & GOAT CHEESE 13.95
IPSWICH CLAM, ALFREDO, BLOOMSDALE SPINACH, FRESNO CHILI 16.95

SALADS
WEDGE SALAD Mini Iceberg Lettuce, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Delcabo Cherry Tomato, Egg, & Ranch Dressing 11.95
CALIFORNIA SALMON SALAD Marinated Salmon, Avocado, Asparagus, Del Cabo Cherry Tomatoes
Market Baby Greens, Lemon Vinaigrette 24.95
SEARED TUNA COBB SALAD Seared Ahi Tuna, Romaine, Delcabo Cherry Tomatoes, Bacon,
Avocado, Egg, Stilton Blue Cheese, & Ranch Dressing 19.95
TRADITIONAL CAESAR SALAD 12.95
Add Grilled Chicken 16.95 Add Seared Tuna 19.95
GRILLED SHRIMP TOSTADA Grilled Shrimp, Guacamole, Mango Salsa, Delcabo
Cherry Tomato, Stewed Black Beans, & Sour Cream 19.95

BURGER & SANDWICHES

Served with Kennebec Chips and Gladstones Famous Coleslaw
JUMBO LUMP CRAB ROLL 1/4 lb Jumbo Lump Crab Roll 19.95
SUNSET CHEESEBURGER 1/2 lb. Piedmontese Burger, Arugula, Tomato, &
Thickly Sliced American Cheese. 15.95
CAJUN AHI SANDWICH Ciabatta, Harissa, Blackened Ahi Tuna, Avocado,
Pickled Red Onion, Arugula, & Aioli. 17.95
FRIED FISH SANDWICH Ling Cod, Tartar Sauce, Arugula, Pickled Red
Onion & American Cheese on a Challah Roll. 16.95
CHICKEN CIABATTA SANDWICH Grilled Chicken, Pesto, White Cheddar, Arugula,
& Oven Dried Tomatoes. 15.95

PASTA & RISOTTO
Served with Garlic Crostini.
ALL IN SEAFOOD RISOTTO Seared Scallops, Shrimp, Mussels, Clams,
Andouille, Mache, Oven Dried Tomato, & Risotto 29.95
GARLIC SHRIMP SCAMPI Bloomsdale Spinach & Fresh Linguini 25.95
CRAB ALFREDO FETTUCCINI Jumbo Lump Crab, Fresh Fettuccini Served with Alfredo Sauce 29.95
LOBSTER FETTUCCINI Whole 1 1/2 lb Maine Lobster, Creamy Garlic
Butter Sauce, Fresh Fettuccini, & Garlic 39.95
MARKET SEAFOOD PASTA Shrimp, Scallops, Mussels, Clams, Fish, Tomato Sauce, Capers, & Basil
Served with Fresh Linguine and Crostini 29.95

ENTREES
Served Daily 11:30am - Closing
STRIPED BASS Wild Striped Bass, Andouille Sausage, Clams, White Bean Puree, & Grilled Crostini 29.95
FISH & CHIPS Lost Coast Ale Batter & Fries 24.95
SPICED CRUSTED TUNA Creamy Polenta, Goat Cheese & French Green Beans 29.95
CURRIED COCONUT SHRIMP Jasmine Rice, Yellow Curry, Thai Basil & Passion Fruit 25.95
BAKED SALMON CARTOCCIO Saffron Potato, Roast Fennel, & Olive Herb Tapenade 27.95
USDA PRIME NY STRIP 12 oz NY Strip, Roasted Garlic, Whipped Potatoes, Jumbo Asparagus & Veal Reduction 38.95
Add King Crab Leg + 39.00 Add Lobster + 39.95
2 POUND ALASKAN JUMBO KING CRAB LEGS M.P.
King Crab Legs, Garlic Butter, Boiled New Potato, Jumbo Asparagus, & Fresh Corn on the Cob
WHOLE GRILLED MAINE LOBSTER M.P.
Lobster, Garlic Butter, Boiled New Potato, Jumbo Asparagus, & Fresh Corn on the Cob
Add Crab Stuffing + 15.00
GLADSTONES FAMOUS CLAMBAKE M.P.
Steamed Clams, Whole Maine Lobster, Alaskan King Crab Legs, Peel & Eat Shrimp,
Corn on the Cob, Boiled New Potatoes, & Andouille Sausage

PREMIUM SEAFOOD
Upon Availability and All Items are M.P.
SUPERIOR ALASKAN KINGCRAB 3lb
WILD MEXICAN JUMBO SHRIMP COCKTAIL
LIVE SEASONAL CRAB
LIVE 3 LBS MAINE LOBSTER
EXOTIC OYSTER SELECTION
LIVE BAY SCALLOPS
PREMIUM SEAFOOD TOWER
Paddlefish Caviar, Whole Lobster, Superior King Crab,
Exotic Oysters, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Scallops, Seasonal Crab Claws

Breakfast Menu

GET STARTED
BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS & BLOODY MARYS 25.00
GLADSTONES ORIGINAL MOJITO 14.00
A Classic Recipe at a Classic Location. Bacardi Silver Rum
Muddled with Mint & Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice.
THE MIMOSA Domaine Chandon & Fresh Orange Juice. 14.00
DRAGON BERRY MOJITO 14.00
Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum Muddled with Fresh Strawberries & Mint,
Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice.
GLADSTONES CLASSICS
Served with hashbrown & fresh fruit
substitude egg whites 1.50
BREAKFAST BURRITO Scrambled Eggs, Black Beans, Shredded Cheese, Bacon, & Guacamole 13.95
FRIED EGG SANDWICH Fried Eggs, Bacon, Arugula, American Cheese, Pickled Onion, & Chipotle Aioli on Ciabatta. 13.95
CRAB BENEDICT Crab Cake, English Mun Creamed Spinach, Poached Egg, & Hollandaise Sauce 16.95

EGGS
Served with hashbrown & fresh fruit
substitude egg whites 1.50
FISHERMANS BREAKFAST Two Eggs Any Style with a Choice of Bacon,Chicken Apple Sausage, or Smoked Salmon 13.95
LOBSTER & EGGS Half Grilled Lobster with Two Eggs, Any Style. 26.95
VEGGIE OMELET Three Egg Omelet with Portobello Mushrooms, Spinach, Tomatoes, Fresh Herbs, & Goat Cheese. 19.95
HAM AND CHEESE Three Egg Omelet with Ham & Gruyere Cheese. 14.95
SEAFOOD OMELET Three Egg Omelet with Lobster, Crab, Fresh Herbs, & Gruyere. 16.95

FROM THE GRIDDLE
Served with Maple Syrup & Butter
FRENCH TOAST Brioche, Berries, & Marscapone 9.95
PANCAKES Blueberry 10.95 Original 9.95
SIDES
BACON, CHICKEN APPLE SAUSAGE, SMOKED SALMON 4
FRUIT, SLICE TOMATO, HASH BROWN 3