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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (121)
Waterfront (109)
Good for a Date (92)
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Romantic (82)
Great for Outdoor Dining (75)
Special Occasion (73)
Worth the Drive (72)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
Casual (51)
Good for Birthdays (44)
Great for Lunch (41)
Fun (35)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Bar Seating (27)
Hot Spot (27)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Good for Groups (27)
Cozy (24)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
People Watching (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
Business Meals (20)
Great for Brunch (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Authentic (15)
Late-night Find (15)
Healthy (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Seasonal (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Live Music (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vegan (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We arrived very early and the bar staff was great. They kept us updated on table availability while we enjoyed the beautiful view. Table service was excellent too, the server provided good advice to help us decide. We were very happy with the food and service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

AMAZING!!! The vibe was great , the food was amazing. Fast service. I diffenitly recommend.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Exceptional food and view. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great staff. Chris and Leigh did a great job and made it a special night for our family.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Seafood was fresh and the night ambience is beautiful

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Everything was easy at Moonshadows from the reservation, to valet parking, to the great service and tasty food. If we ever travel back to Malibu we will definitely go back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had to leave early for personal reasons but it was lovely and would absolutely recommend to everybody.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great Service!!!! The main meal was outstanding. The appetizers were a little lacking.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 12, 2017

View is to die for but i sat on the wrong side of the restaurant (dark and dingy) instead of sitting on the outdoor terrace with light bright outside furniture. Service was outstanding and the food tasted like it was reheated from yesterday (generally wilted and sad looking) otherwise it was cool to hear the waves crashing and see the sun set. Could not have been a nicer waitress.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Horrible service. Basic food. Will not return or recommend to others.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Arrived a little early. We were seated right away at a table across from the window tables. My girlfriend, her Birthday, asked if we could move to a window seat. At first they said no, but then came and said okay because it was her birthday! View was great, service was great, food was excellent! We will be going back soon to enjoy the food and view.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Fun
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I plans to take a friend for his birthday. I requested a table outside and also told them it was a birthday celebration. They accommodated my request , table outside overlooking the ocean, the service was amazing. It was good ambiance and my friend truly enjoyed it. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is a very nice restaurant overall. Staff is super busy during weekend but are very helpful and attentive. We were happy with every dish and the view is great. The cocktails were a hit n miss: my 1st passion flower was perfect, and 2nd wasn't the same too sweet. The mojito was good, but the ice cubes they use for rum on the rocks need to be larger (melts too fast).

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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