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Moonraker, Pacifica, CA

Moonraker

4.5
4.5
1047 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Floor to ceiling windows that look down on the beach makes Moonraker restaurant a go to spot for food and an excellent view. Situated inside the Lighthouse Hotel in Pacifica, Moonraker serves lunch, dinner, happy hour and Sunday Brunch!

A large selection of fresh seafood dots the Moonraker menu with items like Dungeness crab, British Colombia Fanny Bay oysters, Marin Miyagi oysters and ahi tuna tartare. Other options from "the land" include pot roast, steak, chicken picatta and a vegetarian farm plate. Be sure to save some room for bananas Foster bread pudding or campfire s'mores with a table side hibachi.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 557-7025 ext. 2

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jason Yeafoli

  • Private party facilities

    We have two banquet spaces, both with ocean views, that can hold parties of up to 160 and 00 guests. Within the restaurant, we also have a space for up to 20 guests for a smaller meeting or private dinner. Buyouts of the restaurant are also possible. Please contact Emily Yeafoli at emily@moonrakerpacifica.com for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Emily Yeafoli: (888) 338-3954

  • Neighborhood

    Pacifica

  • Cross street

    highway 1

  • Parking details

    Free lot and Street

  • Entertainment

    Live pianist every Friday, Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,047 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Scenic View

  • Peninsula

    Best Ambiance

  • Peninsula

    Scenic View

  • Peninsula

    Special Occasion

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  1. M

    Memorable

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service here makes it our favorite place. Especially for birthdays and anniversaries.
  2. SF

    ScoFA

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food is mediocre, but the views are fantastic. I'd almost just recommend an appetizer and drinks during sunset and go somewhere else for dinner.
  3. H

    Hannah

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Be sure to visit on a sunny day at sunset! The view is absolutely breathtaking. Incredible food and drinks. 10/10
  4. KH

    KodyH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great , service was great , had a great time there. Thank you very much.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary. The views, food, and staff was out of this world amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect date.
  6. Y

    Yoly

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had dinner with another couple, and we all enjoyed everything about Moonraker! The food was delish with ample servings, the tables are made so that diners can face and see the ocean, and the staff was the best I’ve experienced in decades. Never have we seen “runners” who were sweet and thoughtful (since other places merely drop off the food on the table) and they seemed to genuinely care how we were doing so we were impressed. Our server was also excellent, and the place was exciting and special as we listened to the piano playing in the background. Parking is super easy and diners can enjoy the spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. This is the only review where I can rate it superb in all areas! Way to go,Moonraker!!!
  7. J

    James

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It can be a bit loud inside due to the piano depending on where you are sitting. The food is fantastic, we had the steak frites and the seafood pasta. Definitely recommending to our friends and family. The bar is awesome and consistent, and definitely don’t leave without dessert!
  8. C

    Cindy

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delightful. Took or relatives for the first time. They loved it.
  9. GS

    GorgeousSoul

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the views were breathtaking. The live music was a lovely touch too.
  10. MB

    MattB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we have our annual wedding anniversary dinner with them and have never been disappointed
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and delicious. Will go back again!
  12. J

    Jason

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Just not what it used to be. The 3 course Sunday brunch menu was mediocre, nothing exciting, except for a couple of items. The main star on the main course was primed rib, and after placing our orders, the server came back 10 min later to say they are out of Primed Rib but the kitchen has some NY steaks. We opted for one NY steak which was overcooked, I got a medium well instead of medium rare. Server was very friendly and interactive. However our coffee cups did not have saucers. When we asked for a refill from another back server, she brought a whole pitcher and left it on the table. Overall experience was a “so-so”. Only one drink (inclusive) is really not enough. One glass of champagne doesn’t get far for a 2 hour meal.
  13. JD

    JesseD

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Alvaro was great. Noise level great. Food was great.
  14. ML

    MicheleL

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place to go when in Pacifica. Love the view of the ocean and having the piano music in the bar was so nice. Loved the specialty drinks too.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    We decided to do a last minute trip to surprise our kids with beach time. The restaurant is convenient to our hotel, with amazing views. They had someone playing the piano, it was beautiful. We got to the restaurant for our reservation and were seated promptly. We were right next to the window and that VIEW was spectacular. Our appetizer and the kids meals came out very quickly. My cocktail came in a glass that was a little too big, so it made it look like I barely got any. Our entrees followed quickly after, I got the Kobe beef with scallops and my husband got the crab cioponno. After that our waitress came back often to see if we were ready to go, the first time was 40 minutes after we got to the restaurant, then it was repeatedly after every 5 minutes after. We ended up getting dessert of warm chocolate cake, chocolate mousse and tiramisu. The food was good, the views were amazing and the waitress was very nice but rushing. My husband and I felt it was because we had a 5 yr old and 10 mo baby. We would definitely go again, just without the kids.
  16. KD

    KenD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Servicer, was young, had no customer service experience. Helpfulness poor, knowledge of food useless , did not even refill water, check w/us on food enjoyment. One, & done
  17. AD

    ADSD

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Overall it was pretty good food with a nice view. The biggest complaint was the service. The busers and waitress continued to pass by our table leaving the dirty plates. The dirty plates from our appetizers stayed on the table until we completed desert, so over 3 courses. If it was very busy I would understand, but many times restaurant staff casually walked by empty handed.
  18. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    111 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The Moonraker used to be a fine dining experience. Unfortunately now it is purely enjoyable just for the view. The restaurant is dated, but what saddened me more was the food. With their high prices we expected better. The shrimp cocktail was fresh but way overpriced, 6 for$20, 3 for $10 The lobster tails were small and not great. My husband didn't even eat the accompaniments, they were that bad. The hanger steak was ok but served cold and the portion small, seemed hidden by the salad in the center. The truffle fries just ok. I wanted the burrata but remembered it was merely spread on top of crostini with tomatoes. Not the dollop of burrata we enjoy elsewhere. For dessert we tried the banana bread pudding. It was meh, and a far cry from the bananas foster they used to flambe tableside years ago. We spent almost $300 for 2 and had to ask twice for bread, my husband had wanted with the clam chowder which he enjoyed but the bread came after he finished it. We did enjoy the music, and we love the view. Will go back, but for drinks and appetizers.. Hope they are able to improve. The view is amazing.
  19. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was very good, & loved the view. Plus the small cake for our grandson’s birthday was perfect.
  20. F

    Fastpilot

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We went on a Tuesday evening, and the place was jumping. We were seated on time and the service was excellent. Our food options were less than expected, but that's popular now days, as costs and traffic is too hard to predict. That said, the clam chowder is always a winner, but my crab cakes were tasteless....no crab flavor at all. My Petrale Sole was acceptable, but overdone. My wife's Calamari was overdone and also tasteless. Her entrée was Steak Frits, which were just OK, but not up the the usual Moonraker standard we have come to expect. The cost of the evening was high, but the food didn't hold up it's end of the costs. Rich K.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It wad great!! Service was amazing and the food was excellent.
  22. JG

    JefferyG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    We stood at the host checkin stand for 5-10 minutes and not one of the many servers that passed by acknowledge our pretense. A simple greeting like “welcome, someone will be with you in a moment” would have gone a long way. At one point we had four other couples behind us. No apology “sorry to keep you waiting” or anything was offered. The serving staff was slow and never bothered to check in with us. The food was lackluster but I give the chef credit for trying. The crab cakes were good but the rest was forgettable. We tried but won’t be going back.
  23. K

    Kie914

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was good. We winded up staying way past the closing time and no one even pressured us to leave.
  24. B

    Beersnob

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We booked the curved table in the ocean view. Whales were going by and the activity in the ocean was a real show. The cocktails are generous, the menus is staid but the food good. They remembered our anniversary and treated us with a wonderful tiramisu. We will go back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view!! Great food!!! Great service
  26. M

    Marilyn

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous. Father's Day! The last time we ate there was in April. Only 2 waiters. This time it was all systems GO. Great service, great waitress, the food is always delicious.
  27. RS

    RavensfaninSF

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food as always however we got really inconsistent service here. Our waiter seemed new and wasn’t very attentive. We ordered a bottle of very expensive wine and the waiter never refilled our glasses after the first pour. Also, no acknowledgment of our anniversary which we mentioned in our reservation. In the past, they have been good about those details. We have come to expect mediocre service here but come back for the food and great sunsets.
  28. BA

    BradA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience with tasty food while enjoying an amazing view.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service, food, prices, and views definitely will be coming back again
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh, flavorful, inventive food; spectacular view of ocean from every table; attentive service.
  31. SP

    SPKonstan

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went to Moonraker to celebrate our 9th wedding anniversary, and we had a wonderful experience. Our server (I wish I could remember his name) was great, and the food was delicious! We had a reservation, and we were sat right away in a booth right in front of one of the panoramic windows. We watched the sun set during our meal. Definitely a great place to celebrate a special occasion.
  32. CV

    CoastalVisitor

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    The food and view were outstanding! The ahi poke & lobster macaroni and cheese were delicious! Great place to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The only disappointment was our server. He seemed off his game - left menus on the table, took too long to bring dessert menu & order - minor things but not the level of service we had here for Easter brunch. The rest of the staff were terrific. We will definitely be back!
  33. N

    None

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having dinner at Moonraker was excellent and would highly recommend eating there!!!!it was a wonderful evening!
  34. C

    Christina11

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Nice view of the ocean while having dinner.
  35. RD

    RomanD

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Top Lage und Dinner mit Blick auf Sunset 🌅 am Pacific… Wunderbar und Essen, Trinken und Service auch sehr gut… Was will man mehr… 👍😎
  36. JD

    JackD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A gem when it comes to local with an Ocean view. Long time favorite . Owner and wait staff engaged with dinner's experience. Perfect for mid week or special occasion A must visit restaurant
  37. MC

    MaribelC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Love the ambiance, the view, the piano. But I did request for a seating for 4 with a good view. But when I got there they gave me a table with a setting for 2 and in sort of middle corner tables, rather than by the window. So they had to add extra plates and glasses as we requested. Also I came there for the view, but most of the blind was pulled down with just very partial opening. So us people in the back can’t really see the view especially from the middle corner where we are sitting. But I did enjoy the piano playing and the ambiance and will come back since we live in the neighborhood. Just disappointed I reserved in advanced and still didn’t get a window seat. I love the location. Enjoyed the outdoor view afterwards.
  38. KR

    KimR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husbands bday.
  39. T

    Tutu

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary, birthday, or a special occasion! The Moonraker offers delicious dishes, attentive service & fabulous ambiance! As Coastside residents for almost 4 decades, we’ve enjoyed dining here alone or with friends & family! It IS a must dine location for us when we have visitors! Thank you Moonraker for providing such memorable meals all these years!
  40. CH

    CharlesH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food and great view of the ocean. Was looking for a more affordable seafood option.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Moonraker is rated 4.5 stars by 1047 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Moonraker

105 Rockaway Beach Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044

Additional information

  • Cross street

    highway 1

  • Neighborhood

    Pacifica

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free lot and Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Yeafoli

  • Entertainment

    Live pianist every Friday, Saturday evenings and Sunday brunches.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (650) 557-7025 ext. 2

  • Private party facilities

    We have two banquet spaces, both with ocean views, that can hold parties of up to 160 and 00 guests. Within the restaurant, we also have a space for up to 20 guests for a smaller meeting or private dinner. Buyouts of the restaurant are also possible. Please contact Emily Yeafoli at emily@moonrakerpacifica.com for more information.

  • Private party contact

    Emily Yeafoli: (888) 338-3954

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