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 WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Moonraker reviews from OpenTable diners
119 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (100)romantic (75)special occasion (72)fit for foodies (30)great for brunch (29)neighborhood gem (27)vibrant bar scene (13)great for lunch (11)good for groups (7)notable wine list (7)hot spot (6)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • An Oldie but a Goodie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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
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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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    • 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
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Intimate and divine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    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
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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mooning Over Dinner
    igorshunch
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was superb. The only problem of the evening was deciding what to choose from the menu. My wife began with the Dungeness Crab cakes appetizer, while I selected the Oysters Rockefeller; we shared a Caesar Salad. The main course was broiled, twin lobster tails, accompanied by sauteed vegetables and fingerling potatoes, for my better half. I elected Seared Ahi tuna, with smoked paprika lobster risotto, hedgehog mushrooms and porcini foam. Desert was creme brule and coffee. I requested a booth by the window. We could not have been happier with our seating and our view of the Pacific. The staff was excellent; the most attentive (yet unobtrusive) waiter I have ever had. Truly a wonderful dining experience. I highly recommend Moonraker.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, music and meal!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    What a great view and evening we had last night. We really enjoyed the music from the lounge, didn't know they had a live band and it was a great vibe for the atmosphere. Three of us had the double lobster tail dinners, it was fabulous, perfectly cooked, fresh and delicious. One of us had the ahi, very good. The lobster bisque cappucino was a fun surprise and the chocolate cake dessert very good. The service was also very good and all together, made for a wonderful meal and dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 50/50
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The view was amazing! I felt spoiled sitting in a booth facing the ocean. There was wonderful live musing playing in the bar area. The musician was fantastic. The food however was disappointing. The ceasar salad was drenched with mayo, the table bread was a sweet roll. This was not appetizing. Sourdough bread is ideal with a 90% seafood menu. In addition, the chippino soup was not very flavorful. Lastly, the crab cakes were dry. I hope this feedback helps.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic & great food
    food2explore21
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Dining while enjoying view of the ocean and clashing of the waves is out of the ordinary, just romantic!!I enjoyed their beef tartare on the appetizer menu. My fiance didn't think I would like that but I did. I ordered Ahi Tuna for entree and it went well with the Riesling I ordered. It was perfect night and dinner
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for special occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Spectacular view, great food and drinks, and service has always been top-notch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Catch the Sunset
    SFgalVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Food delicious and tastefully presented. Ask for a window seat and watch the sunset. Don't be in a hurry-service was slow between courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and service
    mishikaford
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Went here for our anniversary dinner. Sat near the window and watched the sunset. Food was delicious and the scenery made the evening spectacular.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I really appreciate good food and both salmon and Kobe beef was perfect. The non alcoholic cocktail was really delicious. We also enjoyed the company of our waiter.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem!
    JessicaBabyVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    It was my first time there. The view of the Pacific Ocean is just stunning. Hard to find another restaurant so close to the ocean with such a view! The view is even better than Cliff House in SF. The food and service were both great. The seafood platter was better than we expected. Just wish they could have more varieties in the dessert menu. We were able to enjoy fine dining without the hassle of traveling to places like Fishermans wharf in San Francisco or worry about parking etc. Will definitely visit again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch - 22 July 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Second time I have been to Moonraker, the first was for cocktails and to listen to the live music which was a very pleasant experience and provided rationale for trying their brunch. My guest and I arrived, being informed (for the first time) seating is limited to 2-hrs, meaning if you are going there to sit, talk, and enjoy the scenic view - you may only do so for your allotted two hours. Discussion with our waiter John (who provided excellent service) and the manager (I think was more owing to the place wasn't packed), yielded a relaxing afternoon of chatting and casual dining. The food unfortunately lacks luster and is typical "buffet" fare. Tonnes of children using the restaurant as a playground also detracted from the experience.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another delicious dinner
    joski
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had the fritto misto, and it was very good. I had the scallop dinner, and it was over-the-top delicious. Every bite was mouth-watering and the flavors were wonderful. My husband had the salmon. He said it was delicious but not delivered rare as he had requested. The service was excellent, and the ocean view was as always magnificent. It was my husband's birthday, so they brought him/us a special piece of birthday cake on the house. This is one of our favorite places to eat in Pacifica!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DockieVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    So pleased you decided to reopen for lunch!! It's a great place to have planning meetings. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful find
    Goldenmom
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    My husband and I were staying in Pacifica a few nights and didn't want to drive into San Francisco for dinner. I found Moonraker on trip advisor and booked on Opentable. We went on a Tuesday and it wasn't busy. Right on the ocean with beautiful views. I had the baked Dungeness crab with veggies and hubby had the ahi tuna. We also had a lobster cauppicino and oysters. Even though it wasn't cheap the food and view were well worth the cost.
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    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice View Average Food & Service
    T00N5
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Overall you can find much better food and service for around the same price elsewhere. Ordered a medium rare steak that came out medium well. Served us oysters that shouldn't have even been considered being plated because some of them were scrambled/mangled. Waiter could'be checked on us more frequently especially since they were not busy at all. Nice views though from almost every table.
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    scenic view
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  • excellent
    Mimmie51
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Group of 6, all meals were delicious, service excellent too, gorgeous views
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was okay.
    Karen429VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Aside from the view, which is extraordinary, this was an ordinary dining experience. No major complaints. My husband's steak was tender, but tasteless. My lobster tails looked beautiful but were a bit overdone. Oyster Rockafeller appetizer was quite good. Caesar salad was nothing special. Had a nice bread pudding for dessert. Nice wine list.
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    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.