This is a San Francisco Bay Area landmark, right on the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Stunning views of the ocean and old-world charm make this a perfect spot for tourists and locals alike!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice but overpriced. $7 per
Nice but overpriced. $7 per cup of chowder, really?
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The family enjoys having birthday dinners at MBD. The food was consistent and our waitress made the evening very enjoyable.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Oldie but Goodie
I used to go to this restaurant all the time but now that I have kids, I haven't been back as often. This was my husband's first time. I ordered the seafood pasta -- Fruiti di Mar?-- I can't remember what it was called but it was DELICIOUS! The pasta was cooked al dente and the seafood was great, not too saucy, with just a touch of spicy.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Views and Food
We really enjoyed our excursion to Half Moon Bay to have our 3rd Anniversary overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The staff was wonderful and very attentive. She even gave us coffee on the house when she found out we were from Connecticut! The fried artichoke appetizer (though pricey) was delicious as was my cup of clam chowder. We will definitely return with our pooch for the dog friendly patio with outdoor firepits.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food style may be problem for some
It's on the coast in Moss Beach. A truly secluded spot. Views are often limited by prevailing fog. It's hard to characterize the food.
'American Bistro', 'Upscale pub' style is as close as I can come. The seafood was battered and fried mostly. It's my fault for ordering it without reading more carefully. Portions were generous. If you're looking for the next breakout chef, this isn't the place. Prices have the 'view' built into them. I have been here before and every time come away with a take home box and mixed feelings.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hoping to see the blue Lady
I am a fan of ghost hunter and saw this on the show. I was hoping to see some of the hoax that's this place entailed. I was visiting from Indiana and happened to look up restaurants near me and this came up. Was a great place with great food.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Such a unique and special place!
This place was such a pleasant experience for a surprise dinner date that my boyfriend planned! We've been back multiple times since, bringing new people every time and spreading the word in between. Definitely a favorite.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fortunate to get a window table and lucky to see whales. Nice dinner and dessert followed by some time on the patio in front of the fireplace listening to the waves.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restutant has great history & amazing views. We waited for our table on the patio out back that overlooks the ocean. Cozy benches & fire pits add to the view. I saw my first whale in the distance while waiting. We had a window table for two for dining so the great view continued. Our server was fantastic, the food was very good, & they gave us a free desert because it was our anniversary. We had the warm brownie with espresso gelato. It was scrumptious!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Our Favorites
With a fantastic view of the waves crashing to shore below, the Moss Beach Distillery is a family favorite! We enjoy the anticipation of an encounter with the resident ghost - which we have had the pleasure of doing just once. The fried artichoke hearts are out of this world! In plentiful quantities, this time we enjoyed the sole and seafood platter - always fresh and beautifully seasoned.
Our server was wonderful! She honestly steered us to the better dishes on the menu and even helped us pick wine that fit our tastes to a tee.
Throw in the salt sea air and Moss Beach Distillery is not just a culinary adventure - it is an experience for all your senses!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Moss Beach Distillery
The Moss Beach Distillery is a coastal find. Great views (even when it's foggy), dining inside or outside on the patio. Drinks out on the patio are a must. Great gas fire pits and rustic seating with oversized blankets you can use if your get chilled. Service was outstanding, with friendly staff and a great menu.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were greeted right away upon our arrival. We asked for a window view of the Ocean when making our online reservations and received it. The view was Amazing. Our waiter was fabulous. Our food was very tasty. I'm sorry, but I can't remember her name. She was very personable, professional, very patient with some of her guests that were very needy. I will return again! This was our 33rd Wedding Anniversary and thanks to our waiter and the restaurant we had a lovely evening. Yes, we even ended up down at the gas fire pits after dinner to enjoy the view even more.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A toast, a ghost, and a view
Make reservations for a window table. The dining room sits on a cliff on the Moss Beach coast. Watch the waves break in the rocks, the birds fly by in their endless search for food, and the sun set beyond the horizon. Of course, the fog may cover the sun, in which case, watch the fog roll in. If its warm enough to suit you, bundle up on the patio (blankets provided) and order drinks and snacks and enjoy the above with the clean ocean air. If you're lucky, and its quiet, the Blue Lady may appear or knock something over.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Scenic and Sensible!
The location next to the ocean was worth the extra money for a special occasion brunch! It is hard to believe the other popular brunch spot on the coast charges almost 3 times as much!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took our best friends there for lunch. Wonderful for out of towners.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Naighborhood Staple
MBD is had to beat: sweeping view of the ocean, generous portions, and very good food. Drinks are at a reduced price during happy hour and make sure you ask for that price when in the restaurant. Locals frequent this place and for good reason! Grab a drink, wrap yourself in a blanket, and watch the sun set (when it is not foggy) sitting on the patio by one of the fire pits.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ghosts aside, this restaurant-bar is a special place on the California Coast. The scenery is magnificent and the food is superb. The bar area is rather small but the bar tenders are especially attentive.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great location & EXCELLENT Service
Group of 8 for drinks on the patio and then dinner upstairs. The fog blocked our view, but the service was amazing. Great experience for our UK friends.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two take lunch on PCH road trip
Followed a friend's recommendation to stop off here during our highway 1 road trip, and so pleased we did. Susan's service and the food all great and whilst the building from outside is nothing special to look at, inside is wonderful and the views spectacular. Hope to have another opportunity to visit.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The customer service was excellent!!! I love the attention the staff had and the food was great.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still A Nice Place
Retuning off and on for 40 years. Many menu changes. But, just a nice friendly place. Great staff.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
food and service were very
food and service were very good. will go back again
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
We dine here often now. This time we were treating a special friend and she loved it. Food was terrific as always.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Moss Beach Gem!
This place was fantastic. The food, the atmosphere, the services. It's definitely a hidden gem in Moss Beach. The out door patio at night is incredible with firepits, chairs and blankets for guests on those cool nights. I can't wait to go back!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two of us met a friend for lunch, lovely window table, excellent service, we talked for over two hours with attentive service and felt welcomed the entire time. A perfect "go to" place! Food was good, servings huge! We were happy we shared!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and view
Our group of six was pleasantly surprised at the qualify and diversity of their food. So many restaurants that advertise their scenic overlooks fail to compliment it with the food they offer. This wasn't the case here. We dined on the patio around the fire pit catching the sunset over the Pacific. This dog friendly place (dogs have their own menu!) was a wonderful way to end a day on the coast. They even provide blankets for us and water dishes for our 4-legged companions.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lady In Blue's night off
Excellent evening. Amazing server, Joseph, took great care of us.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Buttermilk marinated fried calamari
One of the few restaurants to take this extra step ... Well worth the visit! Also, as with many hmb restaurants, dog friendly, and the dogs were friendly. Great spot!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good. The
The food was very good. The service was very good, our waitress was very nice. The noise level was loud but only because there were disrespectful parents that didn't care how loud their kids were, once they left it was very reasonable even with two other tables that had kids.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I went on a recommendation of a friend and although we could not sit outside because of recent rain the view from indoors is still quite good. My wife ordered the steamed clams an I ordered the char-grilled skirt steak and the food was amazing! The blue cheese sauce and pesto sauce combo was out if this world. Will absolutely go again and highly recommend it to all!!!!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great! - Doesn't take AMEX!!
Love this place, but don't know if I'll be back they don't take American Express!! I am a Platinum card holder, and I know I tend to spend more than an average debit card holder... This is a high end restaurant, that needs to get with the program, and get on board. It is COOL to take American Express!!!!!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expected more seafood choices. But selections were very good. Server was not very attentive, but passable. Love the view and the dog friendly outdoor area. A gem on the northern California coast.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the drive...
Last time we went to the Moss Beach Distillery was over 10 years ago. I remembered the great view, high prices, and average food. What a difference 10 years makes. The food was amazing, the prices were reasonable, the view spectacular and the service was impeccable. If you haven't been there in a while, give it another try.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Breath taking sunset ocean view
We super enjoyed the breath taking sunset ocean view with great foods.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to go, especially
Great place to go, especially for sunset. The food and service are great, but the ambiance is spectacular. Still looking for the Blue
Lady! We'll go back whenever we're in the area. It's our favorite Coastside restaurant.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The view from the outdoor fire-pit/seating is wonderful (especially at sunset!) The food is very good. Just a wonderful time. Every time.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Non assuming restaurant
good food, view, and relaxing..most of all quiet so that you can hear the other person talk. It was my friend's birthday and the staff brought a delicious dessert with a candle to end the evening.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find
What a view. Dinner at sunset, then out to the patio for some drinks around the firepit. Food was great!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is definitely a gem!!! A classic neighborhood place that sits on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It has a great outdoor patio down below with fireplaces, blankets and wonderful views. The food is good and ranges from medium prices to expensive and it's all good. The bar is nice and a small cozy place to have a pre dinner cocktail. I definitely recommend the Moss Beach Distillery!!!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for peeps and dogs
Very nice dog-friendly patio with fireplaces overlooking the bay. We enjoyed a well-made cocktail outside, followed by a tasty lunch indoors in one of the three dining rooms. Great fish in the fish and chips dish (the chips could be a bit more robust), kale salad, fish sliders were all wonderful.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was great, our mimosas were never empty, the food was phenomenal, and the views are stunningly beautiful. Definitely a must go to for romantic date, a girls get together, or even a family day out. Pets are welcome and they even have a doggie menu.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
For my husband's birthday we decided to try the Moss Beach Distilery. We haven't had dinner there in a few years and the new menu looked promising. Our experience was fantastic. The food was absolutely delicious with great presentation!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun night for Halloween
First time at The Distillery, actually first time in the area. My husband and I went for dinner. Great location, great food and awesome service. The history/legend that is related to The Distillery is a fun bonus! Recommend if looking for a great place to dine by the ocean!
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is an old stand by.....and the group with me enjoyed it...
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
love this restaurant
we came here for sentimental reasons, good food and service too. we enjoyed a beautiful sunset which could be seen from most table locations. will be back again next time we are in the area, hopefully in the spring.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great sunset view
We were lucky to be given a great window table. For a healthy option try the seasonal veggies which were fresh and varied. The ribs fell off the bone and were delicious. The portions of french fries are big - good if you've walked along the beach, take care if you want to lose weight. The food was much improved from 10 years ago when I used to visit. Open fire pits make the patio welcoming.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and a great view
Lots of history in this building, one of the reasons we wanted to try it. The view of the ocean was great. Food was very good, my husband had grilled prawn louie and I had the crab & avocado quesadilla. It was very good, I had it on their homemade corn tortilla which really wasn't to my liking but the inside of the quesadilla was great. Beautiful good presentation and service was very good.
Would return again....
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Post Turkey Day Getaway
Had family visiting San Francisco for Thanksgiving and took them to Moss Beach on 'Black Friday' to be away from the shoppers. Wow, everything about it was spectacular. The bloody mary's downstairs as we waited for a table, the amazing seafood, incredible service and a wow factor all around. Will be back again and again to this hidden gem.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food AND a view
Rather than the mediocre food I tend to expect with such a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, I was pleasantly surprised to find the food and drink exceptional. The salmon was fresh and perfectly grilled. Avocados were fresh and exactly the right ripeness. Bloody Marys and mimosas were good, but a bit too light on the booze. But sun was up and with low low tide, we took a walk to nearby Fitzgerald Marine Preserve for some tide-pooling. Exceptional day!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM