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  1. Distance: 1.39mi
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About Moonshadows

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.

20356 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH
Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 4:00pm

BRUNCH
Saturday & Sunday, 11:00am - 4:00pm

DINNER
Sunday - Thursday, 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday, 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday, 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Big Rock

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 456-3010

Website:
http://www.moonshadowsmalibu.com/

Entertainment:
The calm relaxing sound of the ocean heard during the week are joined by the very best in down tempo house grooves on the weekends. World famous DJs come to Moonshadows every weekend to serenade the crowd with an eclectic mix of musical styles. The view, the dj, the food, the drinks, and the sea breaze all combine to offer guests a complete sensory experience. For current and upcoming DJs visit MoonshadowsMalibu.com (http://www.moonshadowsmalibu.com/bluelounge/dj/index.html)

Parking Details:
Valet service is available 7 days a week.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Special events can be held at Moonshadows, however offsite catering is also available. For any questions please inquire within.

Moonshadows Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (82)
Scenic View (79)
Good for a Date (63)
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Romantic (57)
Great for Outdoor Dining (44)
Special Occasion (43)
Worth the Drive (42)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Casual (28)
Fun (27)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Cozy (16)
Authentic (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Hot Spot (13)
Late-night Find (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
People Watching (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Business Meals (7)
Healthy (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Music (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Yosemite)·Dined a day ago

Nice. I would come back. Ambience great, especially the patio. Ahi was frozen not fresh but other entrees were good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Very impressed with this new find! Beautiful view of the Pacific, and excellent food to boot. My spicy Ahi Tuna and fried Calamari were perfectly done, and the desserts were fabulous (we tried the chocolate souffle and the excellent banana concoction).
Above all the service was very responsive despite the place being very busy. We'll be back again, and soon!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Amazing views! Amazing food! We were a little late to our reservation (15 minutes) but they seated us right away and took no time getting our food and drinks prepared. The only con: the kitchen closes promptly, and if you plan on eating on a night that isn't too busy (like us), you might encounter issues trying to get your entire order in. Other than that, an amazing dining experience.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great food, great service! Wonderful view of ocean. Interior could use a facelift, quite dated.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 9, 2018

I really enjoyed thanks everybody

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

INCREDIBLE place. We absolutely loved our dinner. The owner is FANTASTIC and friendly. I definitely will be back.

Tags: Waterfront, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, People Watching, Authentic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Came on a Saturday night for a Birthday and the restaurant wasn’t too busy at all, it was nice and quaint and the service was amazing they even remembered the Birthday and brought a cake out. The only suggestion I would have however is for a menu expansion/upgrade .... there were no vegetarian or chicken options for appetizers and no vegetarian option for dinner either, however the chickens as amazing.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing restaurant with very calm atmosphere. The food was great and the service was incredible. An amazing place to take a date!!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Beachfront dining at its best! The ambient lighting hits perfectly with the DJs music hitting on all levels. The food was great!

Tags: Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious dinner after the Getty, the filet mignon was great so was the lobster. Great spot on the beach.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

As usual Moonshadows never disappoints. Food was fabulous and the view is always breathtaking. Service was outstanding.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

This place is the total experience. Everything was just perfect (from the service to the ambience)

You can see the occasional dolphin or two swimming around if you’re lucky!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Been coming here regularly for 10 years. This time the food was off , perhaps due to post new year’s sloppiness? Disappointing to have overlooked fish that had the texture of recent frozen without proper defrost. LaRue was a delightful server and Erik at the bar was awesome.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We go here every year on my birthday as this was where I proposed to my wife on my birthday. Food was excellent and service outstanding. The waves come in right at you. Can’t get closer to the water without going in.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great first meal for 2018. Contemporary, tasty cuisine accompanied with incomparable view of shining Pacific. “PERFECT start to the New Year”, declared my Seattle guest who had arrived that morning.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Started with a poor valet experience but was remedied when we were leaving. The valet lines need to be more clearly defined. The food was just okay and for a NYE celebration it was too subdued, especially considering the price. The food wasn’t fresh (sat under heat lamps).

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Vanessa, our waitress, was so friendly and nice. Very attentive and helpful.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year's Eve

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were not satisfied whatsoever and I feel like I wasted my money and the drive.

Tags: Seasonal
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Ambiance great but food is average. Service is great!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

One of the best places for a good meal while watch the sun set.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

All dishes ordered by our group were outstanding. We had very attentive service. The wine selection was excellent.
My ranking of noise level may be incorrect because it’s unclear what the bars mean. However, the noise level was perfect and so enjoyable compared to loud, noisy restaurants.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Went to moonshadows for lunch. We loved the outdoor views and the food was great too!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Fun, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It’s a fantastic place. Our waitress was amazing

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I absolutely love this restaurant. This is my second year celebrating a birthday at Moonshadows and this place has become one of my favorites. I will recommend to everyone

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Quick Bite, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu
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food4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Moonshadows never disappoints. The ambiance and views are amazing. Surf, sun, gulls, sometimes dolphins... Staff is always friendly and helpful. Food and drinks are top notch. It's a great place to take out of town guests because it's really got a "wow" factor.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

One of my Favorite spots on the West side of town. On Christmas eve.... Shrimp and scallops omlete was to die for....... sitting outside watching the ocean all afternoon while sipping champagne.... living the high life. Staff was super friendly. For a change it wasn't too busy so it made it all the more enjoyable. Thanks for a great day in California.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Live Sports, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Been here serveral times and Service is always great employees are extremely nice. My favorite place to come

Tags: Fun, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Just amazing! Such a lovely dinner and exceptional service. Chilean sea bass was the best I've ever encountered. Filet mignon was also done to perfection. Oh and cant beat the outstanding views - such a stunning sunset. Can't wait to return.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

My first time dining there, liked the quiet relaxing ambience. Pear salad was good, could of used little more blue cheese. Short ribs were very tender. The bouillabaisse was very tasty.
Overall positive experience! Would definitely return!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Beautiful view , great food. Sometimes they have items not on the menu so it’s always good to ask for specials!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good food. Great view. Enjoyed the restaurant and would go again...

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We went for our anniversary lunch and were so happy with the choice. The view is amazing, we sat on the open deck to make the most of it. The food and service were great, just right for a seaside joint, not pretentious, friendly and helpful. The food was pretty good with enough on the brunch menu to keep most people happy. My only little issue were the eggs that I asked for over easy were actually raw, so I left them.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

A great view with a nice selection of seafood offerings, with several having an Asian influence.

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We went for our 4th anniversary, and showed up early for our reservation, but were seated immediately with no hassle, and had an amazing table with a view of the sunset, and dolphins swimming by. The waiters, waitresses, and busboys were all great.

The food was really good, and just a perfect atmosphere.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food was very good, the staff was friendly, and the prices were reasonable (especially for Malibu).

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

J J WAS A GREAT SERVER!! The ambiance was amazing!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our girls’ Christmas lunch was festive and fun. We had a good server, Robert, who was accommodating. Food was good as always.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great location. Attentive service and good food.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

I had the lobster and crab linguine. It was truly satisfying and delicious. Loved the chill vibe not too loud, loved my view (outdoors) really loved my drink! Pineapple mint whisky (forgot the name) didn't really like my appetizer ut was octopus with beans. I liked the texture was just missing a bit of flavor, may be salt. I loved this place and can't wait till my next day off to come back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Authentic, Late-night Find
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