Moonraker
Moonraker

Moonraker

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.moonrakerpacifica.com/
  • Phone: 6505577025x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bar Open at 4:30pm daily
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Sunday Brunch 10:30am-2pm $29.95 per person (with mimosas and sparkling wine $39.95) / kids $12.95 (12 & under)
    Dinner: Sunday - 5pm-9pm, Monday-Thursday 5pm-9:30pm, Friday and Saturday 5pm-10pm
    Breakfast: Monday - Saturday 7:00am - 11:00am / Sunday 7:00am - 10:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Yeafoli
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music every Saturday night 6:30pm-9:30pm, check our website for updates
  • Special Events: Moonraker has plenty of space for corporate events, weddings, and other events. The restaurant has access to two banquet spaces within the building that can hold parties of up to 120 and 180 guests and a private dining room holding up to 20 guests, as well as the main restaurant that can accommodate 200 for guests interested in a restaurant buyout.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: highway 1
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free lot and Street
A word from Moonraker
This historic space holds one of the most breathtaking views in the Bay Area, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the beach and the surf. Weeks of renovation have seen more than five tons of wooden beams removed and recycled for local building projects and a complete redesign of the space
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Moonraker reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (94)romantic (78)special occasion (72)fit for foodies (29)great for brunch (25)neighborhood gem (24)vibrant bar scene (14)great for lunch (12)good for groups (11)notable wine list (10)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • John was wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We decided to dine here while staying in Pacifica. We asked John our waiter for suggestions and he did not steer us wrong. I highly recommend the Lamb! Way to much for one person but it was the best I have ever had!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    All the dishes were extremely well done. The service was so slow that we had to ask where our food was. Some of the tables that came later than us had been served at least a half hour before we asked if our order had been lost. Maybe it was the particular waiter we had. Everyone was very pleasant and courteous, and the view is wonderful. We enjoyed our dinners once they had been served. This is a very special occasion restaurant; but check to make sure the waiter is on board to make your dinner pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic food and views!
    Sherry
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Best Scallops Ever! Ocean views are spectacular. Resonable pricing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    hatsoff2u
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The Moonraker was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. The view of the ocean was wonderful. We loved our private booth and enjoyed the good food. Thank you, Moonraker, for the wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view, meh food
    Amber
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The waiter was really nice and the view was fantastic. I got the salmon pinwheel - the salmon and potatoes were good, but the corn/veggie mix tasted like plastic and I couldn't eat it. My friend got the squid ink/seafood pasta, which was pretty good but somehow also had a little of that plastic flavor to it. I felt like we could have gotten much better food just down the road, although the view wouldn't have been as great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinningexperience
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We celebrated our 47 wedding anniversary and the Moonracker enhanced the day. Our waiter, Tony, also did an outstanding job.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Great View
    Ryan
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This place was right next to our hotel. Amazing view of the ocean. The food was pretty good, but we specifically liked this place because of the view. They have mirrors in the restaurant so no matter where you are sitting you can see the ocean. A lot of the tables are designed so the seating is facing the back windows overlooking the ocean. Great place.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful food with a view
    ally
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    the food here is delicious. the restaurant overlooks the ocean, great for a sunset dinner. the staff is delightful. i ate here the night before my wedding and again on my 1 year wedding anniversary. they helped make a special night great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were very pleased and happy!!!!!
    Tony
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We got the table on-time. Great location!!! the service was excellent!!! And the food was delicious!!! I won't hesitate to recommend it to all my relatives and friends!!! We are looking forward to our next dinner @ Moon Raker!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    LMAC
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have always enjoyed dining at Moonraker, the ambiance is just relaxing and so romantic. The food is fresh, delicious and it's very delicious. The service was outstanding,they attended to us like it's a private party. Keep up the great job in everything. Thank you so such a fantastic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, Beautiful, Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Met friends for dinner. Dolphins and a seal kept us entertained. Everything we ate and drank was perfectly seasoned and presented. Service was just right. We visited for about two hours and never felt rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous Views, Good Food!
    jaimefr48
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We love the view of the ocean from our table! Gorgeous for sunsets, unless the fog is in and even then, with the floodlights, you still see the mighty waves crashing on the shore. Wonderful food, Great Service, overall, wonderful! Love the lobster tails and glorious desserts!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Luvgoodfd3
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Excellent chef, ambiance, view every time I dine at the moonraker!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with Family from Los Angeles
    Moondelicious1
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food is outstanding. View out of this world. My Scallops were delicious and perfectly cooked. My husband Pot Roast was very impressive and mouth watering. My Family from Los Angeles wants to come back to Moonraker soon. We'll come back permanently. Service was slow. Thanks. Martha E. Romero Thanks.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pairing of food & views
    CharlynMc
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A group of us came here for brunch. We were surprised by the food selection... oysters, shrimp, crab, soups, prime rib, waffles, omelets and MORE! We enjoyed the sangria and mimosas while looking out the huge windows to the ocean view. Great value compared to nearby fancy brunch locations along the coast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Oldie but a Goodie
    Chrispy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We used to go to the Moonraker in the 70's before high school dances - it was wonderful then and has apparently retained it's reputation. The food was great and our waiter was fabulous. The view is wonderful! If you like old-school ambiance, this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • marilyn
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    There is one glitch, I asked for decaf and at 3 a.m. as I was folding laundry was not a happy camper. Would it be gauche to ask a waiter in the future to pour the coffee in front of me so I can be sure........
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A beautiful evening
    Anamandaris
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Reserved in hopes of a romantic anniversary watching a perfect sunset. Well, it was overcast, but everything else was, honestly, perfect. Gracious, attentive, kind service, from the moment we were greeted until we left. The food was solid, the view was beautiful, but the pacing and setting were just perfect. First meal in a while where everything just flowed so well. Luis and the other service staff were excellent, present but not intrusive. The views from the booth seats are impressive. Other guests all seemed to be having a good experience, too. If you didn't pick up on it yet, I had a very positive experience having our anniversary dinner here. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    DinningDuo
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Everything was so fresh.. From the corn chowder to the flavorful filet mignon... Beautiful Ocean View
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food for the $
    Mike08
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Drinks were awesome, the main courses, calamari and salmon were good, but not extraordinary. Appetizers (burrata) very good. The view is priceless!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great clam chowder. Good pot roast. Monday prix fixe is great value. Squid ink fettuccine was overcooked. The modern restaurant is beautifully and smartly designed to maximize the number of tables with an ocean view. Interesting dinnerware shaped like ovals, squares, and crescent moons.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very noisy from private party below
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Came here the week before and had a great dinner and service. Came back a week later and it wasn't even close to our first experience. There was a wedding party going on below the restaurant that vibrated our seats and overpowered all ambience in Moonraker. I asked to move to the other side of the restaurant but it really didn't change anything noise wise. Hostess thought I was crazy to ask to move with her scowl. I guess the music below bothered the staff as well as my server was barely around and staff hanging out talking a lot. The food was good but I cannot even remember it as the experience was ruined by the crazy loud music from below. And no, we're not seniors or old fogeys. Felt like I wasted my Saturday night evening & $$$
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Intimate and divine
    ChefDollyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Fantastic staff, delicious food, gorgeous view. Menu is creative, lovely presentation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing and uneven meal
    RubyVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We have dined at Moonraker many times and have typically loved the food. This time we were sadly disappointed. The beet salad was lacking in flavor, and the steamed mussels were not only minuscule, but also at least a third of the shells were completely empty. The pot roast was fatty and tough. The meat was sliced in small pieces that were aesthetically unappealing-- looked like school cafeteria meat. They did substitute roasted fingerlings for the mashed, and the fingerlings were cooked perfectly. Another person had the coconut shrimp which she liked a great deal. The best part of the meal was the complementary chocolate layer birthday cake (we were there celebrating someone's birthday), which was beautifully displayed and very delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enhanced our stay with Best Western
    Petey
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We were skeptic of the restaurant but since we didn't feel like driving any great distance for dinner, we opted to eat right next to our Hotel and we were glad that we did. From the drop dead beautiful sunset view to the excellent service to the tasty food, we enjoyed the whole evening. If we ever stay here again, we will surely eat here again. PS: Breakfast was good too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Delivers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is a spot me and my wife have gone to for all our "Big Deals" Marriage proposal, House buying, and other of life's big decisions. Wonderful memories here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The view!!
    jcr111
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Moonraker is an old-school fine-dining establishment. You should go there mainly for the view. The window seats are looking right out onto the ocean (we saw either dolphins or porpoises that night). The service was lovely and the ambiance was romantic. The food was fine but nothing outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special occasion our anniversary!
    Anniversary
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The atmosphere was very nice. We had an ocean view and it was very romantic. The food was outstanding but portions could have been a little larger. The tiramisu was delicious! For what we ordered it was very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I always loved this place.. tonight on my bday ..the service was slow and the food was not very good... the oysters were really small...It's like we were stuck in the corner and forgotten.. very disappointed.. but thank you for the piece of bday cake..
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reasonably priced
    5150stew
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I brought my wife here for her Birthday and we were pleasantly surprized. After we had been seated in a booth next to the window overlooking the Ocean, we ate a wonderful filet and lobster dinner. This is a great place to eat although the service could be improved, but over all we would recommend to everyone. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Put them on your list
    BillVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    They barely pass my bang/buck test when food alone is is the issue, but the view, service and general ambiance more than make up for it. They have a three course meal before 6:30 which is excellent. Happy hour is also terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breathtaking night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    my husband and I came her for our wedding anniversary and were pleased with everything! The service was excellent and friendly. The food was amazing. We had the artichoke appetizer, both order the NY steak(cooked perfectly) and ordered the desserts to a much pleasant surprise. The views were beautiful with all the tables facing the sun setting side of the ocean. When the sun set the lighting was dim and set a very romantic tone. Recommend this for nice dinners or lunches and for great food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lynny
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Nice to get together with friends here. Nice view. Food is good with this prize. Good service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little gem with fantastic view
    Amara
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We celebrated out 19th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. The food was excellent and the service was good. This place is perfect for a romantic dinner or just cocktails. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bday dinner
    gdc1989
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Went to celebrate mom's bday. Great location - poor service, i.e., the servers were very nice and police - that wasn't the issue. It took about 20 minutes for our cocktails and bread to be served. That's too long - dinner was a wait as well. The food was good, but nothing spectacular. I wouldn't recommend for those reasons. For the price, everything should be excellent.
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  • Thoroughly Enjoyed
    Rowboat62
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Everything was good, great service to a great view. Only downside was that we asked for medium-rare for our steak and we got a well instead....I need my blood. Other than that good experience. I would go back again, the views alone make it worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kitty
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Everything was fine except 1/2 glass of champagne was 7:50 per 1/2 glass I never heard of such a thing. 3 glasses of champagne were 42.00. 2 orders of oysters Rockefeller plus Gin and tonic $84.00. A Total rip off.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crashing Surf and Seafood!
    Food4thotVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    If you like watching the surf crashing as you dine on surf and turf, this is your spot...lobster tasted so good, I can't even describe it....steak so tender and juicy....beet salad superb, all with a colorful presentation....our waiter, Luis, was not only professional, but also warm and friendly....only negative, the grand mariner bread pudding....couldn't taste the grand marnier.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous Views
    EspanolaVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great pacific views, very romantic and relaxing. The food was very good and the service was great. Will highly recommend it. The place itself needs some remodeling and updating.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice Sunday brunch
    unclesketchygalore
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Moonraker puts on an impressive spread for its 2 seatings, 10:30 am and 1pm for Sunday brunch. The ocean view is panoramic. The service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.