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  1. Distance: 1.39mi
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  3. Distance: 1.75mi
  4. Distance: 2.07mi

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

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (97)
Scenic View (94)
Good for a Date (76)
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Romantic (62)
Great for Outdoor Dining (59)
Special Occasion (59)
Worth the Drive (54)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
Casual (39)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Great for Lunch (30)
Fun (28)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Cozy (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Hot Spot (19)
Authentic (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Late-night Find (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
People Watching (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Healthy (13)
Business Meals (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Local Ingredients (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Organic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Music (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great service

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was ok.the staff huh..I will say ok .not that detail of the fine dining level

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Exquisite food, atmosphere and service! Service was top-notch! Waves crashing at our feet! Will be returning soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good as always

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

top-notched experience from the second you walk in. we were greeted courteously, our servers were warm, courteous, and attentive, and the food was delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We enjoy the beachfront restaurants in the Malibu area, and this one is the most reasonably priced, with a decent menu containing a good mix of choices. The fried Calamari platter has some little sardine sized fish that are quite tasty, the clam chowder is exceptional, salmon was perfect. Tried both signature cocktails and was impressed with the bartender’s skills. The staff really deserves commendation, from the courteous valet, to the hostess with the big friendly smile, to our server, Randy, with his extreme professionalism, and last but not least the bus staff, who were attentive and very helpful. The scenery of course is fantastic, and the place felt very clean - all in all a wonderful outing!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing atmosphere and great food! Totally coming back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The lobster fest was a good thing very good for the money

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Authentic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Sergio our SERVER made it awesome Birthday for my wife

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The lobster special was delicious and the price was right! This was our second year attending the lobster special and we look forward to attending it again next year.The receptionist was very friendly and professional as was our server. We sat outside on the patio, and even though it was a cool evening, the heaters gave us just enough warmth. We invited friends to join us who had never been to Moonshadows before and they were very impressed. I highly recommend this restaurant and give it a 5!!

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We love the view, the food, and the ambience, and go back whenever time permits, even though in traffic it can be over an hour's drive from our home. The service is uniformly excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Perfect and a very good attention for my boyfriend’s birthday

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We had a wonderful experience. The restaurant is comfortable with an outstanding view of the sunset and the ocean. The food was prepared beautifully and our server Vanessa was perfect. This dining experience was excellent. We are looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I took my wife here to Celebrate our six months of being married. Everything was great from
The service to the food and the ambiance. The only thing that would have made it better is when i made reservations i let them know it was our anniversary and they told me they would bring out a desert with happy anniversary written on it. We didn’t get it unfortunately.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent service, great food, amazing view and very expensive.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing view....good food. Nice dinner - would go back.

Bartender made a great jalapeño margarita!

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

When we arrived i told the Matre'd that it was my husband's birthday. It was not acknowledged during our dinner at all, and we were presented with the check and never mentioned his birthday. Not a good feeling about the staff regarding attention to detail.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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food3
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Best lobster I have had in a long time. Their lobster Thursday is a great value when they have it.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Amazing view, delicious food, good selection of cocktails and superb service. The food was delicious. I think this is one of the top 10 romantic restaurants I've been to. I highly recommend seating on the patio. The views are fantastic. We went to 4:30 PM dining to experience the sunset which was fantastic.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The restaurant allowed a table of school girls to sit next to my wife and I and when we asked to move there were no tables available. Our evening was ruined and my wife’s 62 birthday was a disaster because of the staff. Not recommended and never going again.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The service was great and the food was beyond terrific. I strongly recommend the Filet Mignon and lobster. The Filet Mignon had an amazing taste and was so tender. The view of the beach is also just extraordinary. I strongly recommend visiting Moonshadows.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Restaurant ambiance was great! Not sure if restaurant got notes about my wifes birthday but nothing special was done for her. Notes were written on 'open table' reservation. Server was great and service was great. Food was delivered promptly.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The ambience and location of this restaurant is amazing. Ocean views, nice lightening, and the staff is awesome. I recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Afternoon Tea, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

It was an amazing night with great food and drinks that we enjoyed with our friends

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Scenic View, Fun
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great place to have a relaxing birthday dinner with family and friends with a beautiful beach side view.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The view at sunset was incredible. The service was outstanding. The food was a disappointment. My husband ordered the Pork Chop, recommended by our server, which was over cooked and dry. I ordered the Gnocchi which was to include pieces of scallops. There were no scallops in my dish. The party we were dining with did enjoy the Clam Chowder, Tuna and Lobster Salad.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

we always love the food and the beautiful sound of the sea water.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

The bread was burnt and I ate some of it. This left a burnt taste in my pallet which did not go away so all the other food had a burnt after taste to me. unfortunately due to this I don't think I can really rate the quality of the food. Also the butter they gave out with the bread was frozen and made it hard to spread onto the bread.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I have been to this restaurant several times before and always looked forward to going back......not any more. The customer service was appalling from the moment we walked through the door with the girls on the front desk chatting away not even bothering to acknowledge us for a good 25 seconds. We then were sat down and from that moment we were constantly rushed by our waiter to choose a wine, choose our starters and our main course. We dropped hits that we like to take our time, enjoy the experience etc etc but he didn’t get it.

We sat down at 8.20 and by about 9.55 he was asking if we could settle the bill as he’d had a long day and wanted to finish his shift. The worst $250 I’ve spent in a restaurant. Will never go back. There are lots of restaurants along that stretch. Time to find a new one.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great service and beautiful location. Sat outdoors.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was oily. And our server was rude, going so far as to take utensils out of our hands to move our meal along faster.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Moonshadows is our favorite restaurant in Malibu. The cuisine and atmosphere are unmatched. Also, very attentive and welcoming staff. The owner, Andre goes out of his way to greet you as well. Splendid!

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Fried fish special wasn’t good but the rest of the food was good. Service and setting was really nice.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Service is lacking...waitress was listless.
Food was mediocre and over priced for what was delivered.
Only positive is it’s a waterfront restaurant.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Overpriced for the Service quality. Careless Service staff

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