Moonshadows

4.6
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3221 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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vipYankeefan
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

You just can’t beat the location. Service from Marilyn was great. The apple pie dessert was heavenly. My only complaint was too much garlic in the shrimp scampi. And I mean way too much

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judyh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, food and decor was fantastic! Everyone was friendly! I had the shrimp and lobster linguine! My husband had the filet! We sat near the window and we were able to hear the waves towards the end of our dinner.

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RickerA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great service. I am having a date, and they offer extra service to make this unforgettable

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lifeisgood
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

cod was oily and soggy

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JeffC
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I've had this year. Never tasted such delicious swordfish. We have a lovely table right over the ocean. Very memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had my birthday’s dinner at Moonshadows. Wonderful experience! I sat by the window and the view was perfect. They also provided a special dish which writes “Happy Birthday” with chocolate for me. Surprising!

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vipDianeC
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this place. It’s got a great environment, beautiful views and good food. They do have a vegan and vegetarian menu on request and the items on it that we ordered were really good

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shideh
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a Great experience all together. Good Food, Good View, Good Service.

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vipmargiem
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely dinner with my daughter and her boyfriend after work. Phenomenal view, very private tables. Really enjoyed it there. The service was great!

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Hikinggirl
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time treating our very good friend who is moving up north. The Atmosphere was great, our server was so friendly and the food delicious. Our table right by the window afforded us a view of any dolphins passing by!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Restaurant cancelled my reservation on open table even though I dined there

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NancyC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere & employees were outstanding! Would definitely recommend!

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pepper
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

View is very good. Come in sunset time. And the service is also nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a girls night with my daughter and sister, as usual Moonshadows never disappoints! Everything was top notch and can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experience!! The team was very flexible and Accommodated a large party. A big win I will continue to come back. Thank you soo much!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining right on the water was beautiful and relaxing. The staff was friendly and helpful. The outdoor cabanas were heated and the food was delicious!

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Karla
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Late on celebrating our anniversary and valentines. Parents never have time, but dinner was fantastic at Moonshadows . It’s was quiet and the waiter was amazing and service was quick. Thank you for an amazing nice !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was literally perfect! The view, the food, the service 10/10!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The sunset is so pretty

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vipLorettaH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff

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Bryan
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Our server had great insight on the menu and helped pick the perfect wine to pair with our meal

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MalibuVisitor2020
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Terrible waiter who was kind of a jerk. So so food for a lot of money. Not really worth it, to be honest!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a much needed date night. We love Moonshadows for it’s perfect ambiance, wonderful service and great choices of food and drinks. A must go anytime of the day.

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with the intimate dining experience here. The filet was delicious, service was fast and delightful. If you haven't been here before it's a must for the romantics. Experiencing the waves rolling under you with a fine wine is quite lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such great service and friendly staff. I had the sea bass special and my fish was overcooked which was disappointing but, everything else was great. The tender grill o ty is amazing!

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KristinaZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite seafood restaurants in all of LA.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very great service. Bread was fresh and hot every time. Good selection of food and very tasty. Fingerling potatoes were a little dry. But good

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines prizes menu was excellent. Our server, Jessica, was outstanding.

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vipDianeB
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome weather and great atmosphere

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vipGr8diner
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location for a romantic meal with a rare sea view of the California coast.
Really recommend Moonshadows as a dining lunch place to visit for a casual or special meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding and the view spectacular!

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vipClgardner
Indiana
33 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and view were wonderful. Daniel and the entire staff
provided wonderful service. We had scallops and shrimp cocktail for appetizers, free range chicken and tiger shrimp for our entrees
and a banana dessert. (The hot rolls were superb).

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ScarlettRed
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time! Very mellow on a Wednesday night -- took some family from out of town so they loved the views, the food was great, attentive service. It's a nicer spot, but we went in jeans and didn't feel underdressed! Might be a little fancier on a weekend evening though!

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vipBobM
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We happened upon Moonshadows while driving through Malibu and looking for lunch option. What a find! The setting and scenery is spectacular. The outdoor deck has almost a "Vega" feel with the curtained tables and such. Our server was wonderful, and the food was excellent. Highly recommended!

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SuzannaAloian
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful view, good service!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

The location is absolutely one of the best one! But.. service and food.... not very good unfortunately.

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vipLisaD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service. Amazing food and setting.

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EdwardZ
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Salty food with overpriced menu...
Won’t validate the valet parking.
Not recommended

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