Moonraker
Moonraker

Moonraker

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.moonrakerpacifica.com/
  • Phone: (650) 557-7025
  • 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
113 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (97)romantic (80)special occasion (72)fit for foodies (37)neighborhood gem (25)great for brunch (24)good for groups (21)great for lunch (18)vibrant bar scene (15)notable wine list (12)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (5)hot spot (3)Show More
  • Disappointing Entree
    Foodie24
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    It started off well. They had very good oysters and the crabcakes were very good. We had a good bottle of wine. However, when the entrees arrived, we were very disappointed. I ordered the surf & turf: scallops with kobe beef and my wife had lobster. The scallops were over cooked and hard and the kobe was underneath each scallop which by all accounts were not very big - total 6 scallops and very small portions of kobe!! My wife's lobster were dry and a little too salty. Pricey dinner, not worth it. Very disappointing...
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  • Really?
    PeterCVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Why do you give one server every table in the restaurant?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner!
    mb57
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had an ocean front booth - so amazing. We really enjoyed our appetizers (bowl of clam chower and the brussel sprouts) and our entrees (salmon and steak). Will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romance is in the air
    StarsInOUrEyes
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We were celebrating our 1 year anniversary this weekend. We had requested a window table since the restaurant is overlooking the ocean. We were able to watch the sunset. What a gorgeous sight! The food was amazing. Clam chowder, butternut squash bisque, Roasted Dungeness crab and the seared Ahi Tuna with lobster risotto. For dessert, the pear creme brulee was so amazing. We also got the Chocolate Pave which was also amazing. I'm a chocolate lover, but the Brulee was so perfect. I appreciated that they wrote "Happy Anniversary" on the dessert plate to make it special. The staff was very attentive, but not overly so. We both loved it. They also have a Happy Hour that we attended. discounted specialty drinks and appetizers. A great way to start the night. We attended the Sunday brunch as well. More crab (my husband LOVES crab), Eggs Benedict, and various other goodies (too many to list). I will say that they Blueberry Belgium Waffle was worth ordering (no additional charge). We may make this a yearly visit for our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    Crusher
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    You can't beat the view. The food and service were average at best.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Choice on the Coast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Beautiful view is the highlight. Nice lighting to feature ocean wave. Food choices plentiful and good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, good food & service
    Edward
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Dinner at The Moonraker was, as usual, great. The service was excellent. The food was generally great but had one problem: too much salt. The Oysters Rockefeller were tasty but salty. The seared Ahi was just wonderful but the lobster risotto was definitely over salted. Desert was great. Overall a great experience, but the kitchen should go easier on the salt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Zoro
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Went there for my girlfriends birthday. Request a boot overlooking the ocean. Great service, great seafood, romantic ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    baywesVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Wow! What a difference! We hadn't been here in quite a few years. The reason you go here is for the view of the Pacific Ocean and watching the waves. The setting is just wonderful. The food was never really that good however, this time it was a surprise. The food was excellent and the service was much better. It was a totally different restaurant. The red velvet cake for my birthday was really good too. So happy to see this place rebound and be a great restaurant to go with the amazing view and setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Beautiful view with great food
    4goodfood
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We have visited the Moonraker several times for the Sunday Brunch and have always found the food and the service to be excellent. We drive 62 miles each way to visit Moonraker because we think it is a very special place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great views and delicious food
    food2explore21
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Got to have beef tartare for appetizer. For entree, I had filet of beef, so juicy and soft. The wild boar is also very nice. I always go back every so often for dinner and have always enjoyed my meal there with good views. You can also enjoy a beautiful sunset, very romantic if you are dining with someone special. If you still have room, can try the creme brûlée for dessert Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • theatre dinner
    waterlover9
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our waiter was unfriendly and unavailable to help us. The bus boy had to take care of our needs. The orders were wrong, but we couldn't tell him because he wasn't around. The view is spectacular, but the sunshades didn't work well and so we had to adjust our seating so the sun wouldn't be in our eyes.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still doing great
    MudslideVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Enjoyed our previous visit and happy that things are still the same. Excellent service and food. I had the salmon pinwheel with lentils and my wife had the boar bolognese pasta. Flavorful and nice presentation. Great food, elegant atmosphere, and a stunning ocean view. Well worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Went to Moonraker for our Anniversary and had a great time enjoying the beautiful view, watching the surfers finish their day and having a very good meal. Will surely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My new favorite restaurant
    KarenR
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Took some friends out for dinner on a Sunday evening, after they landed at SFO so wanted something south of the airport. Found Moonraker on Trip Advisor where it was highly rated. I was delighted to get a booth for the four of us with a front and central view of the surf. I'd requested a view when booking via Open Table. We each had two courses and enjoyed them greatly for the most part. One diner found the PEI mussels a bit disappointing. Other than that everyone enjoyed their meals. The beet salad and the Scallops were amazing. I will be back for my next special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recent dining experience
    Novice
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Entree recommendations were made by the waiter and 2 of us chose our entrees accordingly. Unfortunately the ahi tuna entree was not up to par; the risotto was too thick and not very tasty and the tuna should get just an OK rating. The diner that ordered the scallops enjoyed it as did the diner with the prawn surf & turf entree. The crab cake appetizer was fair, not great. The evening was a farewell dinner; the view was outstanding and we appreciated being able to have a conversation in normal speaking voices. Overall, it is a pricey meal for an average to below average rating by our group.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good
    spoony
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Everything was great. The food, drinks, and especially the servers. We will be coming back for sure. The NY steak was amazing!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not Great
    LaHeCoVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We were staying near the airport and ventured out to eat. We found Moonraker online with great reviews. Overall, it was a good experience. The building had the smell of an old building. The food was very good along with a good waiter. The view of the ocean was outstanding, but I am not sure it would bring us back for a repeat visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the moonraker
    elmoonraker
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    the moon raker was excellent, the food,the service,the view & the live music.. gave it the perfect place to dine out with a date!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal and service!
    GlobalTravelerNDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    $1 oysters during happy hours and early bird special menu were both a steal! The quality of the food was excellent, and our server was extremely attentive and pleasant. We had a great time! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • September 28
    Mom05112014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The Moonraker has always been one of my favorite restaurants. The food was great, service was very good and the view of the ocean and sunset were spectacular.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Fantastic food with a view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A party of 5 adults and two pre-teens were treated like royalty. We all loved our beet salads, caesar salads, and various entrees of pastas, scallops, New York steak, special fish entree and special meat entree. Service was wonderful, friendly, informative when ordering, eager to please when asked about minor menu changes, no problem with bringing extra plates for sharing. This was a special occasion gathering and we thank the Moonraker for making it even more special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for a date night!
    MmmmMmmmGood
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    As a Pacifica local, I have been going to the Moonraker's Sunday brunch for as long as I can remember, but dinner is a different occasion. It was quiet romantic date night. The food was great, the service fast and the views were astounding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner
    Jane
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Our experience was very disappointing. The soup is served either by taste or bowl. The taste, I expected, was like a cup vs. a bowl. The taste was about 2 ounces. It was lobster bisque (I think they called it something else) and there was no lobster in it and didn't taste like lobster at all and it was frothy. We had the pot roast for the entree. Although the taste was very good, the beef was not tender and had a lot of gristle. When I told the waiter about it, he did not respond with any regrets or offer to reconcile our dissatisfaction. The view was spectacular !! But I would not recommend the restaurant nor would I return.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fastfreddy
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My wife and I have eaten at Moonraker several times and have loved it each time. The wine choice is great, the food delicious and the service outstanding. We are especially fond of the 48 hour pot roast. It is so good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Happy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Impeccable in every way. We had dinner and drinks here for our anniversary and there is no better place we could have gone to for the scenic view with the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • finally got it down
    SMJPCFCAVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We've been to Moonraker serveral times and the food's been mediocre, which is surprising from the chef's background and last restaurant in Pacifica, Barolo. They've incorporated some of the old specialties from Barolo and expanded the menu nicely. The view is great, but you do pay for it. This time, the chef and staff hit the mark, we had a wonderful meal, the Angus filet was heavenly. The view and price were always SF level, now the food is too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Ambience, Friendly staff.
    Edek
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The restaurant staff was very friendly and even gave us an anniversary cake. We had a GREAT time. :) P.S. The cup of chowder and salad we ordered came with less than the usual size portion though. Food was good overall.
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    scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBLLVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Probably the best oceanview restaurant in the area.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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!
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    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • 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
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  • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    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
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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.