Moonshadows

4.7
3284 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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Moonshadows has set the standard for excellence in Malibu dining since the day it opened it's doors, four decades ago. At Moonshadows guest's find themselves immersed in an elegant yet comfortable environment complete with the breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean.

Whether sitting down for a romantic dinner, or a weekend brunch, guests are treated to the best of contemporary American cuisine. The menu is complimented by a wine list that has been honored with Wine Spectator's Award Of Excellence for three years in a row.

Weekends feature an international roster of DJs spinning an eclectic mix of down tempo, lounge, and house grooves. Bottle service is available on the patio, and reservations are highly recommended on the weekends.
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4.7
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vipMichaelH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was good, but the ambiance was more casual than we expected. It's more of a casual, by-the-shore seafood restaurant. The smell of the beach doesn't fit the tone of the restaurant. I'd recommend something more laid back, like Bob Marley or IZ.

I'd go back in shorts for lunch, but this isn't a dress-up/date restaurant. Prices shouldn't be as high as Geoffreys if not providing a similar experience.

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Scubaking
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! The atmosphere was very pleasant and we enjoyed ourselves very much!

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vipMindaM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the Fish of the Day, which was Sea bass. It was delicious. Jaime provided great service. The wind was chilly, and they made sure to keep our outdoor table space warm.

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DominicC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Normally has been a five star event. This time missed the mark a bit. We were late afternoon seating and service was slow at first and seemed as if our server had not started work yet for our table and servers helping other tables did not pitch in. Our service started 20-30min after seating. It was a little disappointing. Once started everything was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was open to outdoor dining only. The tables were dirty and so were the seats. There were food crumbs all over the booth. This was not really acceptable for a fine dining type of restaurant. Considering how pricey it is, I would’ve expected more cleanliness, especially in a pandemic situation. It’s not like we can just get up and wash our hands either. Most guests would avoid bathrooms in the situation. Otherwise the service and food were very good. I guess that made up for the lack of cleanliness.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moonshadows is a neighborhood classic. A secret oasis that overlooks the ocean with delicious food.

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vipanonymous
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok. Restaurant relatively empty but hostess would not seat us at the tables along the water because she said they are for parties of five or more...even though there were at least four tables open and there were also groups of two seated along the water. Tables outside that are not on the water are against the PCH so very, very noisy and difficult to relax. Sort of distracted us from enjoying lunch so it was a bust. Our server was very nice but the hostess ruined it for us.

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JimM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, bit of a wait before table was ready, but that aside a great experience with a great view of the ocean.

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DevonC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh seafood, so good! Views were terrific, service was even better. Definitely a must!

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Sala
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

It was a good place. I took my boyfriend for his birthday as a surprise, the view and the food was great. I actually asked before I made reservation for the beach view. It didn’t happen. The server was rarely where we were they would pass by but we had to actually call out there attention. And I wanted to surprise my boyfriend with desert they didn’t Ofer it , so I literally had to look for someone to help me out and asked them if they could bring the desert menu and they just brought the desert and lit the candle and the server just left. The candle turned off with the wind and there was no way to turn it back on so we just decided to leave it like that. Overall it was okay for the first time but won’t come back honestly.

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vip1234
Orange County
87 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time since the beginning of the epidemic that we had a meal with another couple and it was awesome. Had lunch on the outdoor patio with a great view of the Ocean. The lunch was fantastic as was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food. Especially liked the crab cakes and swordfish. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional customer service and quality food at a great price

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Onewhoknowz
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The service was sooooo bad. So disappointing for a bday dinner and first Covid dining. We had to keep asking for things. Must have asked 4 times for napkins. Had to ask for bread and water. It was exhausting getting our basic needs met.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time here ax always

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MannJ
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was great ..the food was good..it was my first time there so next time I know to where a jacket

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We care here for my dad’s birthday. It was a great experience and amazing food! The view is incredible. Can’t wait to come back!

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BenjaminK
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really great setting for a dinner by the ocean...recommend

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Hanah
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful location
Restaurant inside does not have a wow factor.
Delicious appetizers and entree.
Quick and Great service

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ElizabethM
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Malibu spot. This was the first restaurant we went to once things opened up after Covid and they took a lot of precautions, even when we asked the waiter to take a photo of us, he sanitized his hands first. We really enjoyed our experience and felt safe.

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LeslieL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters Birthday!

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Vince
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Price was not worth the value received - menu weak - over all I will never return - the help were nice people - Management needs to look at what they providing vs control.

Need a marketer - step back and look at what you are doing.

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vipVictoriaS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day 2020

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Anniversary
Great service Great Food very happy

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melissas
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a beautiful view. Staff is very friendly and accommodating to us running a few minutes late.

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DavidK
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Great good. Great view. I will for sure be back. Thank you

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WinnieW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food is average, the view and atmosphere are great!

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vipKrishnaK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

first class, very sophisticated establishment!! my first choice in malibu

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best

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vipDDJD
Los Angeles
110 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed the alfresco dining despite “June gloom” since the overhead heaters were on. Food and service was great excellent!

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DonnaB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

My party was insulted by our server by implying my payment card was rejected. I had to walk with server to run card again at which it was accepted. Also server implied us to use the ATM to get enough cash for the valet...assuming I had no money. Very humiliating!!!

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LynneH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dustin was a fantastic, attentive and friendly waiter who made our evening very special. The scallops were perfectly cooked as was my daughter's filet. Calamari was also delicious-well seasoned, not greasy. Wonderful experience and view!

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SamuelK
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Need better food!
Good place and good services.
Key is get the better quality of food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!!

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Dolphins0429
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moonshadows never fails me and the staff and management are always so friendly and great. I was very excited for them as it was very busy for a Monday but glad to see them up and running.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there to celebrate our 15th Anniversary and it was perfect. Robert our server was great and gave 5 star service.

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vipNewmies
Los Angeles
171 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Our waiter would get 5 stars if he had covered his nose with his mask- only covered his mouth.

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Gil22
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful scenery, high quality food, very tasty- can you ask for more?

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SammyB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great birthday dinner! It’s a very nice place. Thank you!

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Moonshadows is rated 4.7 stars by 3284 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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