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Moonshadows

4.6
2326 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Waterfront (74)
  • Scenic View (73)
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Californian, Fusion / Eclectic
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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
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Phone number
(310) 456-3010
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Big Rock
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Parking details
Valet service is available 7 days a week.
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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)
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Special events & promotions
Special events can be held at Moonshadows, however offsite catering is also available. For any questions please inquire within.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2326 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.7
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
2.0  Dined 2 days ago

Really disappointed in our latest experience, because we absolutely loved coming here over the last two years. Tonight, the server never once introduced himself, asked us any questions, or stopped to ask what we’d like. We let the hostess and the manager know that we were there to celebrate our second anniversary and our engagement, and it wasn’t acknowledged or celebrated in any way. Wish we would have chosen somewhere else for the occasion. For a $150 dinner for 2, the taste and quality of the food was incredibly subpar. The tuna steaks were dry and over cooked, and the potatoes they came with were the same— incredibly dry and flavorless. We’re never ones to complain about a meal, but we left the experience wishing we hadn’t even bothered and that’s never a good feeling on a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great ambiance and food!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Moonshadows is a great place to take visitors from out of town. The restaurant is perched right over the water. The food is great. They even have a kids' menu!

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vipMike (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic food and even better service. We had the tuna tartare special, sea bass special, calamari, and Thai shrimp dish. All were great. The view is amazing too.

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vipTiff (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful food and amazing views. It was a bit hectic as this was our 1st brunch. Our server seems like he could have used some help as he was very rushed and really didn't get to pay much attention to our table. With that said, the food still came out on time and delish. Just felt like we were being rushed

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chloe (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Very nice brunch with friends. Food was great! The view cannot be beat and the overall experience was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great overall experience, Great food, good drinks

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AngelR 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Loved my visit for my 5 year anniversary! Everything was perfect! There is not really a bad seat in the house because of the views however was hoping for a table closer to the water. But overall great!

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BrittanyL (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We had a great time. Beautiful view and delicious food. Our favorite was the Tuna Tartare.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

I don’t understand how you have prime real estate in LA and have bland food! Times have changed, it not the 90’s.

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Tallguy (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was ok, service was good but inconsistent. A little crowded feeling inside. Nice ocean views.

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VivianH 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

I would have liked the option of being asked if we would have liked to sit outside or inside

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

It was a very nice, elegant, and comfortable restaurant

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OpenTable Diner (Baja California)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Very positive and enjoying vibe

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AmberJ (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We went for Valentine's Day. Witha pre-fix menu at a steep price ($85+pp) we expected exemplary service and food. And my guy is a vegetarian, so prior to making reservations and also when I was called by the restaurant to confirm my reservations, I was assured that this would not be a problem and he would be easily accomodated and there would be notes on the reservation. Well, when we went to order the pre-arranged discussions seemed to be a suprise to the staff and suggestions were not offered (ie: "we have some choices on our regular menu for you to select"). Frankly it was uncomfortable that we had to say "I guess could you put a vegetarian pasta dish together?". The veg pasta seemed literally like it was just thrown together - nothing special at all. And, we had to ask twice for more bread and more water. Bummed about these things on such a special occasion and when spending so much. I know it was busy on Valentine's Day, but to me this means that extra attention should be paid to EVERY little detail.
We will likely be back, if for nothing else the views and a cocktail; NOT for a pre-fix menu though.

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Emmy (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The worst service. We called ahead to ask if the Prix Fixe menu would have a vegan option and they assured us it would, we would just have to tell our server. But at the restaurant our server had no idea what we were talking about, he asked the back and they said maybe they could throw together penne pasta. For an $85 Valentines meal, this did not seem like a reasonable accommodation. But it didn't stop there, throughout the entire night, anytime we had a question or a request the server just stood at our table speechless, deer in the headlights, and said he had no idea. There was no lounge or live music as they had advertised and the view was not even that special. Overall, incredibly disappointing.

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vipDoc1 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

What an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. Great tasting food and great wine list- Sancerre was my favorite. Special Valentine’s Day menu on the night we went but the food is always good.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere, great view. Love this place!

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AmandaP (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Moonshadows for my fiance and I has been one of the most iconic parts of our date nights. We always go there for any special occasion because it is consistently the best dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We had a great day. Everyone and everything was GREAT!! I want to thank everyone there. Until next time, Cheers!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent Service! Great Food! Overall was a very enjoyable experience!

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Veee12 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I love it, we sat in a heated booth the food and service were great. They don’t only have seafood also have steak and chicken

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ReinaN (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Super nice restaurant, very romantic. The food is amazing; I highly recommend the pear salad and the prosciutto platter.

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AndyN (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Grill Octopus taste a little bit sour, Very nice view will come back .

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

It was a memorable experience to catch the beautiful sunset while dining :)

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Food4fun (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great view. Great food. Great service. Who could ask for anything more?!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing brunch. Sat out side and it was perfect. Very thoughtful, friendly waitress :)

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The table was on the patio so we had a stunning view and the server was so friendly and amazing. Had the black cod which was delicious!

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vipKristinalong11 (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Bad with the waitress and food quality. But good management and great views.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a wonderful experience. The food was great, the service was great, and the views are amazing.

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