Geoffrey's Restaurant
Geoffrey's Restaurant

Geoffrey's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.geoffreysmalibu.com/
  • Phone: 3104571519
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 3:30pm.
    Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 3:30pm.
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday, 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday - Saturday - 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Open every day of the year!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, International
  • Executive Chef: Bijan Shokatfard
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer set-menu party events for groups of 15 or more. Restaurant buy-out is also available.
  • Private Party Contact: Emily Richardson 3104571519
  • Entertainment: Entertainment can be arranged for private events.
  • Special Events: We have lovely areas available for many events. We have prix fixe menus for parties of 15 or more listed on our website in our special events section. Also, if your party is less then 15 people and would like a prix fixe, please contact our special events coordinator to set it up.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2 miles south of Kanan canyon, 4 miles north of Malibu canyon
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We are situated next to PCH with busy traffic.
A word from Geoffrey's Restaurant
Magnificent views of the Pacific coastline complimented by waterfalls and tropical plants create a romantic Mediterranean meets Malibu atmosphere. Guests can enjoy a relaxing weekday lunch and weekend brunch or candlelit dinner with surrounding fire pits. Our international Californian cuisine can be enjoyed while spectacular dolphins and whales showcase their water displays.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Geoffrey's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
327 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (278)great for outdoor dining (276)special occasion (213)romantic (209)great for brunch (143)great for lunch (117)fit for foodies (102)neighborhood gem (68)hot spot (55)good for groups (54)notable wine list (39)kid-friendly (12)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (8)Show More
  • Outstanding !!
    ChYMVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Love this restaurant. Our second trip to Malibu and second trip to Geoffrey's. We will go back there again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed in all but the view.
    Tweezil
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We have dined at Geoffrey's several times although not in the past few years. We met friends from North Carolina there this past Sunday for brunch and were unpleasantly surprised by how much the food had gone downhill. We had wonderful meals at Geoffrey's before. This time it was uniformly awful. My tuna tartare was very ordinary. The same dish is more creatively prepared and has more flavor at Cheesecake Factory! The watery corn chowder is better out of a box purchased at Trader Joe's. My husband's paella was a soupy mess with no clams, no lobster as described but a ton of mussels and one lonely shrimp. Our guests cervice was questionable. The view remained lovely. Have a picnic on the beach instead and save a boatload of cash!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant for Malibu views
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I've enjoyed brunch a few times and I'm never disappointed. Wonderful views and the food is great. Highly suggest brunch / lunch so that you can take in the views.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing view, wonderful ambiance!
    WalkToDine
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    At first I was concerned that all seating was outside because my older parents are uncomfortable if it's cold. But I asked to have the heater next to our table turned on right away, and it was. As it turned out, outside dining was less noisy, another plus for my parents. The sunset over the Santa Monica Bay was beautiful. And the food was delicious. Thankfully, there was a vegetarian entree. Valet parking was convenient. It might be easier to find the restaurant on busy PCH, if the web site included a note that the restaurant is below street level.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • myluxuryfamily
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Lovely views, nice food. Waiters a bit rushed and not so friendly. No kids menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    malibudude
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Perfect atmosphere, the lobster was amazing! I would recommend to anyone! Right before sunset makes a beautiful view.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View
    DeniseVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The view and the friendly staff is worth the drive to Malibu!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TrueBritVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    ONE OF MY FAVORITES!!! FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS OR A CASUAL SUNDAY!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not rushing back :(
    CAM5VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    There was a particular salad that I wanted. I actually called before hand to verify that they had it on the menu. When I called the hostess stated to check the menu on line. I had already and it was there, so I asked her to verify that the menu on line was current and correct on their website. She said yes. And you guessed it, it was not. VERY disappointed because that was all I wanted. :( So ordered another salad that was very average and then though I would treat myself to dessert since I didn't get the salad I wanted and order some warm apple tart thing with vanilla ice cream. The ice cream was good but the tart thing not so much. Very disappointed!! Buy the view makes even a bad meal better.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A glory on the coast
    LazyJ
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Simply one of the finest restaurants in California.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NancyVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Setting and views of ocean are wonderful. Lunch was disappointing. Mediocre salads.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • view was spectacular
    Elle
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    we went to meet up with old friends. I thoughtit was good just very expensive.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always lovely!
    BrazilBabeVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We always enjoy Geoffreys! Such a great location and view, but always great food and drinks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was wonderful and food
    fivestar
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    excellent. This is my second time at Geoffrey's and my wife and I plan on returning
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic view
    MaggieMeza
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I love this restaurant location little far from city, very quiet and calm, feels relaxing to be there. The foods are very tasty and gourmet. It is good for dating or girls night out... it's very romantic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner Part 2
    Anniversary
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Went on the recommendation of a relative and we were not disappointed. We spent the weekend in Santa Monica and needed a nice dinner for our 2nd night and Geoffrey's was perfect. Seated on the patio overlooking the ocean was a great setting for part 2 of our anniversary dinner weekend. Service was fabulous. Food was great. I ordered the seafood paella and my wife ordered the swordfish. Both were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy place for a Lovely Brunch
    MValerie8VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had a wonderful brunch here. This a great place to get a tasty meal and enjoy the scenic ocean view in Malibu. We were seated outside where there were plenty of umbrellas to block out the direct intense California sun. The service was friendly and our food was delicious. This is the only place that I've ever seen that serves their eggs benedict on a croissant! The french toast is also delicious. One other thing that I really liked was that they added your $7 valet charge to your bill, which is great when you don't always have cash.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attention to detail & strong menu
    cascadesengineer
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Geoffreys has a terrific Mailbu view location, but their best strength is the wonderful professional but warm service and consistently excellent if not astounding food. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner Experience
    LuvMalibudinning
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Would highly recommen. Dinner rolls are delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, okay service.
    ARL2014VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    First impression came from the valet service, which took us 15 minutes. All of the valet employees were bickering with each other across the parking lot. Once seated it took awhile to get anyone to show up and take drink orders. When it was time to order I wanted my salmon well done and the waiter laughed at me and just said 'we'll okay, if that's really what you want...' Also, the $63 steak came with French fries, which I thought was odd. Overall too snooty of a place for us, but views and food were good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Cbusfoodie1
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Have been there for Brunch twice. Friendly staff, beautiful restaurant, and priceless views. And the food is fantastic. Definitely worth the trip
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely View
    Lsais
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The restaurant had a lovely ocean view, the perfect breeze, and calming music and waterfall. The food was excellent and the waitstaff was definitely on top of things. I had the Herb Crusted Salmon it was cooked to perfection with a crisp outside, a yummy sauce, mashed potatoes, and crisp broccolini, my friend had the Seafood Paella which was also fantastic (I had a couple bites). I would definitely recommend this place to others.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    Kimberly
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I made a reservation for our19th Wedding Anniversary and specifically requested a patio table for our special occasion. We drove over 1 1/2 in traffic only to be seated at a table with no view, barely on the edge of the patio. Other patrons arrived with NO RESERSERVATIONS after us, waited in the bar for 5 minutes & got front row seats? Made a request to hostess to move & was told "No" & not very nicely! Chicken Piccata was mediocre with "cold" mashed potatoes. Service was nothing special for a $100 lunch. (I have dined here in the past and enjoyed it . . . Not sure what happened . . . But, will not recommend or return anytime soon!). Not how I had planned to spend this special occasion!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Foodless
    chucku
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The staff was great. The location for the view is spectacular. My husband and two friends went for the first time Sunday September 28th. We all ordered the salmon and agreed that it was overdone. The fingerling potatoes were just okay. The apple cobbler ala mode came with a hot plate [!?] and the ice cream was already soup on the plate. Sorry to the baker but it was awful. The crust was chewy not crisp [maybe it was microwaved?] The flavor was awful and inside the mushy apples were like lumpy baby food. Take it off the menu. The price is much too high for the quality of food. We may try again next summer just for the view but we will send our food back to the kitchen if it's the same.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing find in Malibu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    You can't beat the atmosphere and the views, as the setting feels much like a private villa. Seasoned service with a flair for international hospitality. Quality of the food was excellent, and certainly worth the extra margin given the location!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • incredibly disappointed
    OttO
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have dined at Geoffrey's many times over the years. It is just down the street from my house. Last Saturday, I took an out of town business associate to dinner there and could not have been more disappointed. The valet was backed up, 15 mins to park. The server was terrible. No one for 10 mins after we were seated, and then my friend had to take a call and instead of coming back or speaking with me, he kept attempting to speak with my friend on the phone. The food was hotel room service quality at best. Lobster Sliders to start - they were simply lobster meat on kings Hawaiian rolls - none of the promised seasoning or sauce by the server were present. Then 68 for an over salted average steak with presentation worthy of a diner...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice view
    Alamain
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Geoffrey's is nice for a lazy Sunday brunch. Unfortunately for us, a close neighbour was having their cars cleaned and so the sound of the blower/vacuum drowned much of the ocean noise. Not Geoffrey's fault but something to keep in mind. Food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gorgeous view, delicious food!
    pioneerpl
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Geoffrey's never fails to impress with its 180 degree ocean view and pretty garden. The service and the food are consistently excellent also. We eat there fairly often, and my favorites are the golden beet salad with goat cheese and candied walnuts and the seared sea scallops served on lobster risotto. The vegetable panini is also very good and can be shared with a friend leaving room for the creme brulee/chocolate mousse combination for dessert. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    It was an amazing experience from the scenic view to the service and food I give this place a 10 hands down!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, but food was just ok
    RickyPorkchops
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Saw Geoffrey's mentioned on TV and thought it would make a great place for dinner with my wife. The drive up the coast as well as views from the restaurant were terrific. The wait staff was very nice. However, the salmon was overcooked - inspite of us asking specifically to NOT overcook it. When we complained about it the waiter was apologetic and offered to replace it with something different. We ordered a steak cooked medium but it also was over cooked and dry.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oh... The beautiful view
    jmjrVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Had a late, late lunch and we were the only people at the restaurant. Food was great and the restaurant was ours! A perfect CA view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place
    Nartistman
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Enjoyed everything about the evening. Great service started with the valets. Great attitudes and very helpful. The hostess, bartenders, wait staff all provided excellent service. The manager was very friendly and helpful. The food was great. The presentation artful. Speaking of art be sure to check out the art in the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite Malibu dining spot
    CandS
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We have been visiting this restaurant for many years and the dining experience has been consistently good. We both had the halibut this time which was slightly over cooked. The service was not quite as attentive as we had observed previously. Still an good choice for a weekend lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing, disappointing.
    merfletch
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    In my opinion, you are simply paying for the location/view. I have never had an outstanding meal at Geoffrey's and the eggs benedict I had for brunch was just as disappointing. No flavor to the food and it was a major let down. So when you go, be prepared to pay a lot simply to enjoy the location and view. There many better restaurants in the greater Los Angeles are with fantastic food you can go to with ambience and pay less or the same. Nothing more than that!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic, Scenic, Outdoor
    AAAAA
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Romantic outdoor and scenic location. Inexpensive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Surprise
    Missedtheboat
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    To our surprise we were served a complimentary dessert of whipped cream with a drizzle of strawberry syrup with a candle!!! Just whipped cream! OMG we were insulted for our 21st anniversary. Totally shocked
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    NativeAngelino
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    While the view is gorg, the ambiance lovely.....the food was not! We ordered two lobster cobb salads. The lobster was a piece of rubber. We could not cut it to eat it. Not sure if it was old or overcooked???? At $33 it should have been served perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Time at Geoffreys Malibu
    Mona
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Geoffrey's has become our "go to" restaurant when we have family and friends visiting from the east coast/midwest because it is quintessential California coast al fresco dining. The restaurant has outdoor dining tables on a lovely landscaped patio overlooking the ocean. With scenery like that it's already well worth the drive! Also the food is excellent and the servers are super nice. Our only suggestions would be to improve the wine list (add Justin from Paso Robles), update the bar decor and improve communication amongst the servers. Overall this is a terrific restaurant and always provides for a wonderful and memorable occasion. The night we dined, there were fireworks at nearby Paradise Cove which were spectacular!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Staff
    baranc
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Excellent hostess! SHe moved us to a more lovely table, than the first table. Excellent waitress! Checked in our every need! Professional and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service, Still Great
    madisoneater
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I've been to Geoffrey's before, and it is always great for brunch and views of the water. Our waiter was not great. He was confusing when explaining the menu, and I ended up ordering the wrong drink as a result. With the nicoise salad, he described the tuna as rare (I was thinking sashimi--that was not something I wanted) but it was seared perfectly, as it should be. He offered pepper, I accepted, then he peppered my mother's food (she did not want any) and walked away without actually giving me any. Besides this strange server, our food was excellent as always, and we still enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.