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Moonshadows

4.6
2400 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
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 2400 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 8 hours ago

Nice view, outstanding service, moderate food, pricey menu & parking.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

To me, if the food does not taste good at all and the plating is not presentable/acceptable at this price level, then it loses the primary reason and meaning to go to a restaurant.

P.S. believe me I really tried hard to take nice pics of the food and normally it was not that difficult.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The birthday desert tastes very good

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Very lively romantic restaurant in Malibu we came here for dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Everything we had appetizers, main course and dessert were delicious and our waiter was wonderful. Thank you we will be back.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful, relaxing dinner. Noise level was perfect. Seating was perfect. Food and drink were about a 7 out of 10, nothing mind-blowing but all satisfying and good.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was ok. However, grilled octopus was well prepared. Cocktails were good. Food came out lightening fast. Overall, not worth the price paid.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

I was visiting my son who attends College in California and brought him here because my father brought our family to this restaurant probably 20 years ago. I also wanted him to see the beautiful view. However our waiter was apparently in a rush and would not leave us alone to give us time to make our selections for food. He was not friendly at all and really ruined the dining experience for both of us. Will not be back!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food and wine (which was recommended by our server).
Outstanding water view!

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Love the location and view. Service was fantastic. But why when you spend so much for food do you still owe $8 to park. Dumb.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Been to Moonshadows twice now and I absolutely love this place, the energy, the ambiance, the view, the seating, the music playing in the background. The food is great, I don't drink a whole lot only had the pomenade and that was great as well. Perfect spot for friends in the first come first serve area or for a romantic date or birthday/anniversary celebration. Or just stop by for lunch.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Thank you for making my mother’s 71st birthday so
Memorable and giving us a window seat . My mother loved the view . We appreciate your staff and excellent service

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

3 of us came for Sunday brunch. We had a reservation at 11:00 and were given the choice of inside or outside. We chose outside and were very glad we did. The view is awesome and makes for a perfect brunch back drop. Our waitr was very friendly and attentive. The calamari was very good and the marinara they serve with it is homemade (info from our waitr)! Also don’t skip on the free bread. It was hot, fresh, and melted in your mouth. Everyone was very happy with their entrees - chowder, goat cheese omelette and steak and eggs. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My boyfriend and I enjoyed our first experience with Moinshadows. The food was amazing and so was the staff! We’ll definitely be back for our next date.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I chose the restaurant after a recommendation from my friends in the UK. We were jet lagged as we had just arrived in LA, but couldn’t of wished for anything better! They went above and beyond our expectations, and the view was everything, never have I been in such a beautiful setting like that of Moonshadows! If I ever find myself over in the US I shall definitely be returning. Thank you for an unforgettable evening!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Everything was amazing... food, service, view. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Friendly staff throughout. Excellent service and delicious food. Ocean view is special.
Would recommend highly.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The evening started out with a entre-sized Caesar Sakad and ended with a very delicious individual apppe pie. The miso black cod melted in my mouth.
The swordfish was delicious.
We really enjoyed our evening.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Amazing view but a little on the pricey side. Wait staff very friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great place to watch the sunset and enjoy some quality family time. Food was good and the waiter was fantastic! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

One of the most beautiful views we have ever seen. Dolphins were breathtaking. Waterfront tables. Service is top notch. Food was great. They do not rush you, you may stay and enjoy the view as long as you like. Wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I am 34 and have been coming here since I was a kid. My dad use to take me and my mom regularly. My favorite place.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Awesome view food was excellent, my new fave

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This was a nice place to celebrate my Annaversary. The staff was average but the ocean view was beautiful and we even got a little dolphin entertainment while dinning. The food was good (sure and turf).

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

First time here 36 years ago and just had another great meal . Great views, Great food what else do you need?

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We enjoyed our Easter dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It was amazing!!! Everything was PERFECT!!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Perfect Location on Pacific - the view - the sound of the waves - the delicious food - the wonderful waiter "Spartan" - we couldn't ask for more!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Birthday celebration.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We met another retired couple here for lunch. They had never been before. We were greeted by the hostess and allowed to decide if we wanted to sit inside or out.
Giuseppe, our server, welcomed us and allowed us to spend time visiting, respecting our time, never rushing us and was very attentive without being overbearing.
Three of us had the panko crusted chicken sandwich (ciabatta was too thick) and one had the bbq pork sandwich. Our meals were delicious.
We saw dolphins and seals while we were eating which was very exciting.
It is great to come to Malibu for lunch during the week, because it usually is not crowded. Today was no exception.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great service great food beautiful atmosphere and view

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great service, great food, amazing views!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Always enjoy great food and a beautiful view when I visit this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Thank you sooo much Moonshadows staff, you guys are All so Amazing ... They went out of they're way for my Mother And Grandfather who have difficulty walking and 100% made us All feel welcomed and Treated with Dignity and Respect. Thank You! My Daughter Loved your Establishment, with Your Help we Made a Memorable Night for her One She'll Never Forget. 😀
Sincerely,
Richard & Veronica Gandara

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Super! Was for an old friends 30th. They sat us in a great table with sweeping views of the ocean. Food was great, service great, drinks great! Special times

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Our waitress was helpful and charming. The food was amazing! And, the view can’t be beat!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Nice getaway at ocean. Food is usually good. Service has always been attentive.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

If not for the restaurant's location I see no compelling reason to return...food was nothing exceptional, service just okay....other than the Oceanside view and my in laws wish to eat in a "Malibu" ocean view restaurant for the $300.00 + dollars spent on "lunch" I could have had a better food someplace else

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Visiting son (relocated )

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The restaurant was beautiful and the view amazing the food could be better it was very bland and plain no flavor and I feel their could have been more attention as customers.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Everything was OK and that's the problem. It's expensive. We spent $140 on dinner for 2; 3 drinks, 2 entrees. The view is obviously the go to feature of this restaurant and definitely adds to it's appeal. Having said that, the waiter was poorly trained, didn't help navigate the menu and was shabbily dressed. Now the menu. Completely uninspired. It's a functional menu. The cocktails menu was littered with lazy items you see everywhere else. Nothing was horrible but that was problem. I expected more. The owners of this restaurant are clearly phoning it in.

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