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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 Best Western Lighthouse in Pacifica, Moonraker serves breakfast, after dinner cocktails and everything in between.
A large selection of fresh seafood dots the Moonraker menu with items like Dungeness crab, British Colombia Fanny Bay oysters, Washington Hood Canal oysters and ahi tuna tartare. Other options from "the land" include pot roast, steak, pork chops and a vegetarian farm plate. Be sure to save some room for bananas Foster bread pudding or campfire s'mores for two with a table side hibachi.
Pacifica, CA 94044
Hours of Operation:
Bar Open at 4:30pm daily
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:00pm
Sunday Brunch 10:30am and 1:00pm seatings / $39.95 for adults / kids half price
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music every Saturday night 6:30pm-9:30pm, check our website for updates
Free lot and Street
Private Party Facilities:
We have two banquet spaces, both with ocean views, that can hold parties of up to 160 and 120 guests. Within the restaurant, we also have a space for up to 20 guests for a smaller meeting or private dinner. Buyouts of the restaurant are also possible.
Private Party Contact:
Emily Hoover: (888) 338-3954
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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.
Moonraker Ratings and Reviews
My husband ordered a caesar salad that was so small it was laughable. There were only 2 leaves of romaine lettuce with a lot of croutons to make it look bigger.
Then I ordered a filet for $34 and only got 2 small cuts of meat. I was shocked!!! I even said something to our waiter and he said the 2 slices = a filet. I disagree.The other restaurants that I have been to give me my own small filet but it is thick and I cut it my self. It was very disappointing.
Also the music was too loud. I couldn't hear what my husband was saying half the time.
We have always liked going there for dinner but this just wasn't a good experience.
With so much going for it, the only thing that seems to be missing is tasty food. While the presentation was appealing, the food could only be described as bland. Recalling the beet salad, I kept thinking a little spice and vinegar might go a long way to make the colorful dish appealing. The pasta dishes were not remarkable and the dessert menu was more than a little disappointing, yet so pricey. Perhaps it's time to find a talented chef!
Oceanfront on rockaway beach with a great view. Food was well presented with some interesting combinations. Wine list was limited but good. I think the former Barolo owners made a good move. We are from NC and use this area for dining before red eye flights. It is only 20 min from SFO!
Once again - a wonderful brunch. Unfortunately, the crab had been frozen and was not as tasty as the first time I was there. The
service is superb. The food is great and very high quality. I like that you can order off the menu and partake of the buffet. We did
the buffet and then split a Belgian waffle from the menu for dessert.
I wanted to take my wife to dinner at the Moonraker because we've had great dinners there in the past. We ordered the chef's 3-course dinner specials, 2 drinks and a calamari appetizer. Drinks were fine. Calamari was unseasoned, cut very small and quite greasy. Then came the salad; DREADFUL!! We couldn't finish it. Then came the New York steak main course. The steak and beans were very good. The ignocci (sp?) were terrible. We sampled one, and that was it. The total bill came to around $105. The worst $105 I've ever spent. I was disappointed. My wife wanted to go to Red Lobster for their endless shrimp dinner. I talked her into going to some place "nice" to have a first-class meal. Well...live and learn. Never again.
Our experience was even better than the last! First, this stylish and romantic restaurant offers spectacular views of the Pacific. Our server was very friendly and attentive. We welcomed suggestions, as everything sounded delicious, and he was happy to share. He guided us well for sure. From the wine to dessert, it was all wonderful! I particularly loved the oysters Rockefeller and squid-ink pasta. My husband ordered the Bolognese and our friends ordered the salmon and halibut. They did not disappoint. I only wish I had asked for the musician's name. We really enjoyed the live music too. Very talented performer played guitar, base cello, and other instruments, as well as sang beautifully. It was great & we'll definitely return!
This is a lovely restaurant with gorgeous ocean views. It has three levels so every table has a view. The arugula and granny apple salad was delicious. We asked for it to be split, but that did not happen. We had the sautéed peppers for an appetizer. Very generous portion and spicy. Bread brought to table was not warm. I had the halibut entree. The fish was moist. I didn't care for the foam all around the fish. The vegetables were just ok, not very creative. My husband had the Squid Ink dish. It had a good amount of fish in it, but was not spicy. A nice dinner out, but could be better.
WOW....on the ocean just over the waves great start to a wonderful evening.....waiter was excellent, knowledgeable, attentive and personal without being "in your face". Food very original take on basic foods - ie 48hr post roast melted in your mouth. Definitely will return even if not staying in Pacifica.....!
This is a wonderful Sunday brunch spot as the buffet has a variety of dishes for every appetite and includes both breakfast and lunch items. The seafood is always fresh, the salad/vegetable bar is ample, and the meat station adequate. The real "wow" factor of this restaurant is the view and ambience of the restaurant which rivals the Cliff House in comparison. We have been to this restaurant twice for brunch and will probably go back, but wish management would pay equal attention to the service. Both times, we were neglected for long periods of time. For example, if you're ordering a "bottomless" mimosa then someone within a 2 hour block, should come and offer you a refill. This never happened.
Location location location! Right above the beach, and with the bi-level seating everyone has a view of the ocean. We were there on an overcast day, so don't know if the sunsets might be a little too bright for comfort. Oh, we did have dinner and a dessert as well! The portions are small, but perfect for those of us who don't need to eat as much as we used to. Both the arugula/apple/walnut and beet/goat cheese salads were delicious. The post roast was good, and although I found the sauce a little too salty my companion thought it was just right. We will try seafood the next time we visit. For dessert we shared the chocolate/cherry mousse. Beautiful to look at, and a fun blend of flavors and textures.
Birthday dinner for my wife and it was a great find. Right on the water, service was perfect (not too intrusive but there when appropriate), food was inspired/fresh/flavorful. Decor is a bit outdated but with views like that, you aren't looking at the inside. We will be back.
We are locals and visited for our anniversary. We struggled find the restaurant on the second level, essentially through a hotel lobby. Needs signage to look on the second floor. Service was attentive, quiet. Bartender didn't know how to make a sazerac. Beet & goat cheese salad was overworked in presentation, and the dressing really off-putting. Scallops were very good. Husband enjoyed the ahi, but was put off by the flavored foam. Hazelnut gelato was overworked, but creme brulee was good. Some chefs are into foams, savory mousses, & other "technical" cooking, but it was out of place at this venue. Prices were high for a nice restaurant in a medium quality chain hotel; we were paying for the view. Very good service. Fantastic view.
Wow! What a surprise! The views were amazing and almost every table had a view of the ocean. The Oyster Rockafeller was the best I ever had and the Beef Tartare was amazing. Dinner was no table and I would recommend to anyone. Do not be turned away if you drI've by stop and eat. I think you will be as satisfied as I.
P40+years ago my husband proposed to me at Moonraker. It was a memorable moment
Wishing to replay that event, we booked a reservation online. That went very smoothly . We both knew the ORIGINAL Moonraker stopped operating years ago but after checking the current restaurant 's website, decided to take a chance. We are sorry we did . While the service was excellent our waiter made two glaring mistakes.We ordered a half dozen oysters to share . He brought us a dozen! (Double the price!) The wine he served us was not the wine we ordered!(a couple of $ less) we should have been told that the wine we requested was NOT available and informed (prior to being served) of alternative selections. The food, while excepable wasn't exceptional
Our waiter had little knowledge of wine, the wine list or details of the overall menu. Service was generally uneventful, until our entrees....we both ordered crab legs...and, two orders of pot roast appeared. The reaction was akin to s**t happens and we had quite a wait to get the replacements. The crab legs were nicely spiced, but, the menu should have been explicit about including the shells. "Roasted Dungeness Crab Legs" have, in other restaurants, been simply the delightful large sections of legs sans shell. Both the grilled peaches/mozzarella, not burrata or anything special, and calamari were OK...the later should have been better so close to the sea. Alas, with all that I'd still go back, since the view is just that good.
I was recommended by a fellow coworker, who would come here for anniversaries. At 1st I was disappointed by the fog because I was hoping for a beautiful sunset. However, the beach and coast is right in your face next to Moonraker. It's perfect. Step inside and enjoy the slightly retro look. Requested table with view was obliged. Service was prompt. Drinks were delicious (Strong, definitely not water-downed.) Now for the food. I give my hat off to the Chefs, they are great here. No mistakes on our orders and they were excellent. Coming back next year without a doubt
We sat at a booth on the upper level of what is kind of like "stadium" seating" for the view of the ocean - which is a spectacular one! Sadly, the screen type blinds were lowered, so we could only see some of the view. We asked our server if they could raise the blinds, but he adamantly said they "do not raise them until sunset because the windows are single pane, and the incoming sunlight makes it hot." Fortunately, a nice couple (seemed like regulars) sitting the level below us pushed back with him and asked him to raise the blinds for us. The food was excellent, but I would suggest about 1/2 the salt in the chowder. Service was also excellent outside of the blind issue. I would go back.
This will now be my "go to" place for Sunday brunch. Fresh oysters and cracked crab - oh my. Everything was excellent, especially
the service. The quality of the food is very high and everything was hot and juicy. In addition, you can order off a menu as well as
partake of the buffet. We had a booth right in front of the window overlooking the ocean. It couldn't have been better.
Enjoyed view of the ocean waves, however the food left a lot to be desired. The lobster tail and halibut were cooked "to death". However, the crab cakes were very good. Potatoes and veggies lacked any flavor. Ravioli was good so, go pasta! Portions are very small for the price. Our servers were great. Lots of loud music that you may not be in the mood for while eating. Overall we were disappointed in the food.
The food is nothing to write home about, very America, large portions, nothing fancy. But get a table overlooking the windows towards the ocean. A beautiful view. The day we went it was very cloudy and rainy, and it was still gorgeous. It's in a hotel, kind of, so it's a bit strange walking through the Day's inn, or whatever it was, to get to the hotel, but the booths are nice and it's a good place for a quiet meal with a pretty view of the pacific.
The only complaint I have about Moonraker is that the service has been unbearably slow every time we've eaten there. It took nearly 45 minutes for our appetizers to arrive, and our water was often nowhere to be found. Otherwise, the food was fabulous. It was my first time ordering the calamari and they were tender and flavorful. Seasonal corn soup was delicious, and the grilled peach appetizer was fabulous.
We have small kids so we went early. It was a bit hot because sun was streaming through the windows, but it was quiet and the waiter was very accommodating bringing bread quickly for the children and juice. Our entrees were great, hailbut and the squid pasta arrabiata were both very nicely prepared. Their sourdough rolls are right out of the oven. The cocktails were nice. Even the non-alcoholic ones were interestingly flavored. They could have checked on us a bit more considering the restaurant was mostly empty, but overall it was a good dining experience!
The food lacked in flavor I had the garlic butter halibut and couldn't taste the garlic , my son order the the New York steak it came with gnocchi we ask for mash potatoes instead and was charged $6 I thought that was out of line since the steak was already $29. And they brought the gnoochi on the side and it was terriable. The best part was the happy hour they have $1 oysters and duck fat fries.
My mom and I and my two kids had a great dinner at sunset at Moonraker. I checked the kid friendly box as the restaurant did have a few menu options for kids, but it's really more of a high end restaurant experience and some kids like that, but a lot of kids would probably not. The view is just amazing. You can relax and watch the waves and the people walking down the beach path with their dogs. It's just a lovely environment. There are so few nice restaurants in the bay area with this type of ocean front dining experience, Moonraker is quiet a gem. We've been several times now and will be back for more!
The sweet corn soup was to die for - sweet and deeply flavored, smooth and absolutely delicious. The early bird 3 course special was a great value. Steak was cooked perfectly, onion strings were crispy with not a trace of oli and summer beans cooked al dente. Creme brulee was very good.
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All requests accomodated.
Breath taking view of the Pacific Ocean.
Tried the roasted crab. It was good, but would be better if the entrees were served in a bigger platter for vision appeal as costs of entrees are on the high end. Smaller plates make the entrees as if diners are not getting their monies worth. Salad and/or soup would have added to the value.
Music in the coctail lounge and view are good attractions.
Glad Moon Raker is still in business.
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