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Carbon Beach Club Restaurant (The Dining Room) @ Malibu Beach Inn
Carbon Beach Club Restaurant (The Dining Room) @ Malibu Beach Inn

Carbon Beach Club Restaurant (The Dining Room) @ Malibu Beach Inn Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.malibubeachinn.com
  • Phone: (310) 456-6444
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am -11:00am (for menu detail go to www.malibubeachinn.com)
    Lunch menu: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30pm (for menu detail go to www.malibubeachinn.com)
    Brunch menu: Saturday & Sunday from 11am - 3:30pm (for menu detail go to www.malibubeachinn.com)
    Bar & Lounge menu: daily fro 3:30pm - 6:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm (for menu detail go to www.malibubeachinn.com)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Asian, American
  • Executive Chef: Victor Morales
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact us for more details and we will be happy to assist you further.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate private parties of up to 60 people in our private event suite and interior dining room as well as parties of up to 60 people on our oceanfront terrace.
  • Private Party Contact: Jill Jennings/Scully Cloete (310) 456-6444
  • Entertainment: None, but can be arranged.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Malibu Beach Inn offers small, intimate Events. Inquire within.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cross Creek Rd.
  • Public Transit: Yes
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking required - validation offered
A word from Carbon Beach Club Restaurant (The Dining Room) @ Malibu Beach Inn
Enjoy a beachside, refined dining experience overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean and famous Malibu Pier. Located on exclusive Billionaires' Carbon Beach in Malibu.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Come here almost twice a week and have never been disappointed. The food is good, not the best but the outdoor scenery makes everything perfect!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "One of our party had scallops with heritage tomatoes, two of us had crab cakes. We also had roasted corn and sweet potato fries sides. Dessert was Tres Leche cake. All the food was excellent. Service was great. On a patio right above the breakers. Great view of the pier. Kind of pricey, but everything done so nicely!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was delicious. Served hot and the portions were very generous. I've eaten dinner here a few years ago and was truly impressed with the menu, choices and presentation. Such a beautiful setting especially in summer. Prices are similar to other high end restaurants."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I'm a local and hate giving such a great review because it may make it tougher to get a table, but this is the perfect adult eating and drinking experience in Malibu. Great views, great food, and great service and intimate and romantic yet fun with friends."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I have been going to this restaurant for a few years and it's one of my favorites. Great service and can't beat the view. I do have to say that they changed the menu since last time I was there and the food isn't as good. They have similar menu items as before but seems like they tweaked them a bit and not for the better. The other people I was with felt the same way..."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Not only is the view one of the best in Los Angeles, the food is to die for. My clam chowder was top notch. It was served in a fresh and tasty bread bowl with clams still in their shells. Our main course was pasta with ribs. A+ as well."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The restaurant was beautiful, peaceful and romantic. We could not find a better ocean ambiance with an intimate setting. The menu, drinks, food and service was exceptional. We have already told our friends who live in Malibu, Westlake, Topanga and Calabasas about our dining experience. We will be going back soon for a birthday celebration! The lamb tagine and bone-in-filet were excellent."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The view iconic! We will be back for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "A superb location, on a terrace over the beach in Malibu. Good food, great views, perfect location for breakfast, lunch, or brunch; we had a great time and will go back"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Restaurant, service and view were just fabulous. We requested and received a table outside and it was wonderful. Highly recommend this restaurant and hotel..."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The Malibu Beach Inn has a creative menu and is a stunning deck overlooking the ocean. Great for groups of five or less."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Took the wife out to Malibu for a nice dinner at Carbon Beach. View of the ocean/Malibu Pier is fantastic. Food was terrific, as was the service."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Always an amazing experience from the service, to the food, and the view….The Bloody Marys are so tasty, with just the right amount of spicy. Every dish is delicious. Even the french fries are done perfectly. The Lobster club is packed with perfectly done, tender lobster. I just ate at the Ivy and had over done, dry Lobster…yuck. I could sit here for an entire day and sip bloody marts, if not for the fact that I need to drive back to Santa Monica at some point. Beautiful."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Tough call: amazing view, comfortable seating, excellent menu options, and the waitstaff was excellent (we had Michelle). That said, the host/hostess situation was a total mess. They lost our reservation then said we couldn't have a nicer table since we didn't have a reservation (though I had an email from OpenTable confirming our reservation). Nothing on Open Table said anything about not getting brunch until 11 and our rez was for 10:45 and we were pressured to order from the breakfast menu since it was not yet 11. But how were we to know before traveling to Malibu?? They turne people away but then had lots of open tables. Keep in mind the food and drinks are expensive for what they are. But, the view makes the prices worth it. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "This is an incredibly welcoming restaurant. The food is very good and the service is also very good. The views and the ambience are over-the-top!!! "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I enjoyed my experience at The Carbon Beach. First, the staff was super friendly, especially the server named Tracy. The view is stunning and u have access to the beach and make great pictures. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I almost don't want to tell people about this lovely restaurant in the Malibu Beach Inn, because it will make it harder to get a table. But this restaurant on the water with a lovely view of the ocean is perfect no matter what inside or outside table you sit at. The food is delicious and not your ordinary salads and sandwiches. Parking is validated with lunch (still costs $7), but lunch is as good as Nobu down the road and half the price. Shh, keep it a secret. :-)"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Though the food was quite good the staff, courteous and efficient, and the scenery, waves and whales, made the evening! Only noise we heard was the waves! Was a pleasure to dine at Carbon Beach Club Restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Very good burgers, especially the lobster one! Very beautiful view!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "You come here for the view, but the food is actually very good. We had brunch, huevos rancheros, delicious. We ordered the buckwheat waffle, our attempts of being "healthy." It was very good as well. It is over priced as expected but the view is seriously ridiculous. The check and valet were definitely worth it."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Wonderful place to stay, calm and relaxing. Staff were outstanding, great service and great food. A genuinely relaxing place to stay."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Fantastic location. Wife's chicken was dry. My first steak sent back because it was Medium, not Med Rare. Second steak too rare. Had to find a waiter to send the first one back, and nobody asked about the 2nd. Got frustrated and ate around the edges. Hate paying $45 for a steak that I can cook better. No manager inquired, either. But, it is a beautiful spot and will try it again."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The view at Carbon Beach Club Restaurant in the Malibu Beach Inn is the BEST in Malibu. You are literally sitting right over the beach with big gorgeous rocks and the ocean waves crashing underneath you. The outdoor dining here is much more romantic and beautiful than Nobu or Nikita (although both of those are still amazing) because its a much smaller intemdiate venue. Great spot for a romantic sunset dinner or small group. Bring your date or bring your parents here when they are visiting. The food was also really delicious. Great seafood, steaks, veggies. All-around excellent menu and fine dining experience. They have a lot of specials throughout the week with wine/beer pairings. Service was excellent. Wine list was great. WONDERFUL!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Great spot to soak up the ocean views, the outdoor terrace literally hangs over the sand, couldn't be more idyllic for a special treat. Food was outstanding, highly recommend the eggs benedict with salmon. Servers are attentive and polite. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We selected this restaurant for the location in the property (Malibu Beach Inn) where we were spending the night. The view was incredible. The server was pleasant but not as attentive as one would generally expect from this type of establishment. They did not accommodate my husband's simple dietary restrictions as we would have anticipated for a restaurant of this caliber. The food was good-tasting but steaks a bit tough for a price tag of $38.00. Rolls were burnt and we felt as though they were a bit stingy in removing the basket from the table, requiring that we ask the server to return each time we needed additional."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "even if the food wasn't good (and it was), how can you not enjoy sitting outside right on the beach? The juevos ranchero was served in its own cast iron pan that kept it nice and warm. Shared the tuna tartare that was good as well."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Wow! This restaurant is such a treat! Food is delicious and your view is the ocean. This is one of the best views in Malibu. I definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We booked this outdoor dining spot for Valentine's Day lunch since dinner out usually means, fixed menu, expensive, rushed and/or poor service. I had asked for an outdoor dining table. They had one, but it was unshaded. Actually the only two tables left that were both for parties of two. As a skin cancer survivor, I opted for indoors. Guess I needed to mention shade. Service was slow (which we had no issue with) but when we asked for bread, they said it only comes with dinner so it would take awhile (we had ordered salads). It was a long time coming and they charged us for 3 rolls. This is a very small hotel and restaurant (you mistake the front desk for the restaurant hostess area) so let the diner beware. Best for hotel guests."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "How rare to have a perfect ocean view and great food in the same place."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Dined at this beautiful spot six months ago when our reservation was made, on the same day, by a friend of the management. We got a table on the deck, had fantastic service and the food was outstanding. This time we booked two months in advance through Open Table and requested an outdoor table. We called to reconfirm shortly before our reservation and were told that no outdoor tables were available. Imagine our surprise when we arrived and only one table on the deck was taken. After a conversation explaining our friend's connection to the restaurant a table became available. During our entire meal outdoor tables were available. Our server was knowledgeable, attentive and professional. The food was fresh, not as good as at our last visit."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "First time and wont be the last! Great room, view, staff and food. Felt like a princess!"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "The best ocean view along PCH! The food selection, presentation and quality are tops! Service is attentive. Beautiful dining room with tons of light and perfect views. Great outdoor deck for dining on the water. Easy valet parking for both arrival and departure."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "A rare combination of great food and a spectacular view."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "It's a beautiful restaurant. The food is okay, but not up to the prices charged. The service could also improve along with losing just a touch of theatrical snobbery. The valet said to make sure that his ticket was stamped. Turns out I paid 7$ instead of $9. Should be free considering the high meal prices."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Want to enjoy a good meal and beautiful view...would definitely recommend dining here. Have only dined here for lunch..and would highly recommend it. We loved the quinoa salad with shrimp...and it was a little cool this day so they had blankets on the chairs if you needed it. Look forward to going back!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "What a gem, you could be anywhere in the world with such a scenic ocean view. Excellent food, great ambiance, small and romantic, excellent service, a must to sit on the Patio, with waves crashing a few feet away. Magnificent spot for lunch."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This place has all of the right elements, but they have to get the food right. The service was great - the food was sadly overpriced and underwhelming. They made some changes to the menu and it seemed very heavy for lunch. I have had great experiences in the past, but this one left me wanting more in terms of the selection and execution."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Had pre-dinner drinks here at sunset. Great view, perfect location, ok cocktail s. We took a look at the menu and decided to leave because frankly we couldn't find anything to order off this very odd menu that mixed targines with sushi with steaks. Also no fresh fish? Go figure? You could hang a line off the balcony into the pacific! I suppose this place is not about the food, more about the scene."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Had breakfast reservations...table was ready when we arrived...service was right on for champagne and we enjoyed a great meal overlooking the Pacific Ocean...."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Such a nice spot to dine at sunset on the patio if you can make it there by then. We didn't get to the restaurant until 6:30pm but fortunately it was a full moon that night. We had a perfect view of the moon from a table outside. They have a nice patio and on a warm night, the outside patio is the way to go. The food was delicious and a couple bottles of wine that were reasonably priced. I ordered the butternut squash ravioli in a balsamic sauce. It was so good! I thought it would be just ravioli's but was pleasantly surprised! The ravioli was served over squash, brussel sprouts and little pearl onions. What a delicious dish! I highly recommend this place for great food, wine and a beautiful view."
    Dined on 1/16/2014