Moonraker

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$31 to $50
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Floor to ceiling windows that look down on the beach makes Moonraker restaurant a go to spot for food and an excellent view. Situated inside the Lighthouse Hotel in Pacifica, Moonraker serves dinner, happy hour and Sunday Brunch!

A large selection of fresh seafood dots the Moonraker menu with items like Dungeness crab, British Colombia Fanny Bay oysters, Marin Miyagi oysters and ahi tuna tartare. Other options from "the land" include pot roast, steak, chicken picatta and a vegetarian farm plate. Be sure to save some room for bananas Foster bread pudding or campfire s'mores with a table side hibachi.
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, location is terrific.
Presentation of food was nice.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. Beautiful setting. Great service!

VV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and drink!

LP
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious. The presentation was outstanding . The price was very reasonable for what you were served. The view is also outstanding, it's like you are on the beach with only glass separating you.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Ours server Jen was great. Ours food wasn’t vertical mediocre.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner Birthday Celebration

JL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebrations and New Years!

OT
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food wasn't very good. The soup wasn't hot, the Scallops which was their specialty we only got three and you would expect them to be knock your socks off tasty, but they weren't.

They gave us mediocre tasting bread rolls, that you would think in the San Fransisco area sourdough would have been much better.

The desserts were totally unimpressive. The Chocolate Mousse was chocolate pudding and our other choice the ice cream was melted with Chocolate syrup.

Had to request refills of drinks multiple times.

The view was amazing too bad the food wasn't. We live by the coast and go to many ocean front seafood restaurants and Moonraker describes very tasty food on their menu but the execution falls short.

Perhaps drinks and appetizers would have been better to appreciate the ten star view.

PP
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful booth
Great attentive waitstaff
Excellent views
Delicious seafood

AH
San Francisco
93 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a date night and the ocean view was so awesome. You see waves crashing up almost into the building it’s so close. The restaurant is spread out and conversation is easy...not overwhelmingly loud like so many places. Food was good - we had shrimp cocktail which was well done but spicy; crab legs and soup; and both of us had chicken cordon blue which was done I traditionally and was good but a bit oily. Alas they were out of the dessert we wanted.

Waiter was nice and unhurried - my pet peeve is take away dirty dishes! That almost always happened in a timely manner. The ocean waves and calm atmosphere make it a lovely evening but you do pay for the privilege. Dinner was over $150 with tip and that’s with one glass of not super expensive wine.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Excellent view excellent food and excellent service

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Got seated quickly. Beautiful view. Great attentive service. Will be back!

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I ordered ribeye and the quality of the meat doesn’t seemed to be the same as the usual.
The server wasn’t as attentive as it used to be, didn’t even bother how the meat was or if it was cooked right to my request.
I’m hoping that it’s just a fluke because I love coming to Moonraker

V
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Moonraker is great in every way. It would be nice if Open Table would ever give me some points on my reservations made through them though!!!! Almost every time they say "this is not eligible for points on your account." Yet they make you use them to book reservations and give nothing back to customers. What a scam and joke. Shame on them!

DS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent, especially the Clam Chowder. The view of the sunset is amazing, but be aware that if you are sitting by the windows, patrons from other tables will come over in front of your table to take pictures of the sunset. (Not the fault of the restaurant, just rude of people.). Very casual and comfortable atmosphere.

B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the cioppino its pretty good. Nice place for a date. Dunner for 2 with a drink and appetizer will be around 150 dollars. Great ocean view. Great ambiance

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meet friends and we enjoyed the steak, salmon roll and pot roast. Excellent clam chowder.

AF
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great view. Great experience. The staff was very helpful and very accommodating.

p
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Moonraker after a 30 year absence. Completely redesigned decor and updated menu. Highly recommended.

OT
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Were were lucky enough to stay close in 2015, so when our travel plans brought us back to the Bay Area we made our reservations. The view is spectacular, the service outstanding, and the food is delicious. We can’t wait for our travels to bring us back to this coastal gem

j
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 35th Wedding Anniversary and we were given an fantastic window booth to watch the sunset on a beautiful night overlooking the ocean! The food and the service were also enjoyable and appreciated!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

AH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is breath taking, the service excellent, the food delicious. Moonraker is one of our favorites.

CP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first visit to Moonraker. There were 4 of us--all new to the restaurant. We were very happy with the food, the service, and the atmosphere. Of course. we loved the million dollar view
and the way all the tables were so well-placed. All 4 of us agreed that we would return.
We would also like to put in a good word for our waiter, Tony. He could not have been more helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable.

L
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy this place. Very nice view and good food. The pot roast melted in your mouth. They gave us two pieces of cake for our anniversary on the house. Very nice.

KM
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location to have a quiet romantic meal watching the sunset

LM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

I normally don’t leave feedback, but there is always a time that it is NECESSARY - this is it!! Waiter was absolutely horrible. The service provided was not even rateable as we received none. 30min wait for water, had to ask for utensils twice and soon... Complained to the manager so they could provide the waiter some additional training - she comped us one of the 4 fees, but wasn’t looking for that. Didn’t leave the waiter a tip, but did give the busboy $20 so he’s not out.

JU
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

What a surprise! Fabulous and affordable seafood restaurant with great views in Pacifica! Will definitely dine again!

c
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The view of the sunset was amazing. Our seat was looking out to the ocean.
Beautiful!

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A must go if you want a place far from chaos with exceptional view and dining experience. Also, it’s not as pricey as many other high end restaurants. I’m glad that I’ve checked this place out, we drove 45 mins to here, totally worth the hype.

TJ
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great time on our anniversary. The views are amazing and the food was delicious. I really enjoyed our cocktails as well. They made our anniversary very special.

L
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Anniversary

S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place and good food. Lots of seafood and wine

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular view, great food.

T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The lobster could be better. Seems like they might poor butter over it before serving. Otherwise all was good.

OT
Palm Springs
70 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The was my second visit. The service and food was excellent. And you can’t beat the views. We were a party of five and shared the burrata, coconut prawns and oysters Rockefeller. Scallops and steak entrees. All were excellent. The wine list is good and reasonably priced. S’mores were shared for dessert.

M
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

An elegant evening celebrating our anniversary. Spectacular view of the ocean and sunset. Delicious food, attentive service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very disappointing service during our Sunday brunch buffet. We were almost done with our first round from the buffet and nobody came by to even ask if we wanted coffee or something else. We had to request for a server. A server eventually came by. The same server meanwhile was frequently attending to the table next to us and didn't even bother to see if we needed anything. This was the 10am service and we were seated right after opening. It didn't look busy enough for the wait staff to overlook us. On food, prime rib and ham were both dry and tough. Some other choices like chowder and hash brown were good, but not good enough to make up for other mediocre offerings. Sorry, will not be a returning patron.

NF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The ambiance was a little loud and distracting for our date, but the live piano was really nice.

AK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great setting and live music created a pleasant atmosphere for my birthday dinner. The server was attentive and kind. Food was so-so, pretty much the standard fare available at similar seaside establishments. I liked the secluded location. There's also free parking.