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Moonshadows

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Malibu
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20356 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 (Big Rock)
+1 310-456-3010
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Oceanside restaurant with breathtaking panoramic views for romantic...
Oceanside restaurant with breathtaking panoramic views for romantic dining. Our chic nightspot. Serenades by live DJs spinning hot tracks nightly in the Blue Lounge, brims with a vogue, Hollywood-meets-Malibu crowd, indulging in a tranquil, yet hip vibe.
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    Very good
  • 40
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Still Romantic After All These Years

I've been coming to this seaside restaurant since the early 1990's and it never disappoints- especially the views of the ocean. It had been a few years since my last revisit and even with the nostalgia I had an awesome dinner. Cocktails were a string and inventive as I remembered them. And the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
westcoastguy2015
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I've been coming to this seaside restaurant since the early 1990's and it never disappoints- especially the views of the ocean. It had been a few years since my last revisit and even with the nostalgia I had an awesome dinner. Cocktails were a string and inventive as I remembered them. And the romantic atmosphere has survived after all of... More 

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

It was our Anniversary dinner. We reserved a table 1 week forward and requested an oceanfront table. When we arrived, hostes even didn`t check our request and show us table at the wall. We decided to wait. There were also a party of 6 people who was also standing during half an hour in the middle of hall (there were... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I would say it's the most romantic place in town and you would agree with me on that. First I heard of this place from the series Beverly Hills 90210, if you remember this one. And I decided to check if this place was real. And it really was. Besides great view (it's in Malibu, right on the water), they... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stopped in for a Sunday brunch on our way out of the Los Angeles area. The reviews seemed good, so we thought we would give it a try. Valet parking was welcome and a breeze. We were given a choice of tables and chose a window table right over the water. The service was excellent - the wait staff... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I wish I could give this a 3.75, but I like to round up. This is a classic beach restaurant on PCH (Pacific Coast Highway). It's on stilts so the when the tide comes in, you'll be right over the water. It's lovely inside, but we opted for outside so we could hear the waves crashing beneath us. Cool experience.... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Passed it going north and had lunch at another place. Stopped by for a drink on the way home. Wish we would have had lunch here instead. Gorgeous views and setting. I can't speak to the food as we didn't eat but we had a great bartender and spectacular views.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Looked on Trip Advisor on the way up the coast for a great restaurant. Trip Advisor did not fail me!! This restaurant has an amazing view! The food was perfect and some of the best oysters we have had. Ask for Francisco as your server, he is awesome!! Lionel was helping and was great too! Definitely will stop again!!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

An outstanding restaurant / bar at the seaside. First you can have your drink and observe the sunset and then a delicious dinner. Octopus and ahi tuna was excellent. Prices are exceptable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Recently visited with family while on vacation. Everyone was very pleased with their meals. Food very tasty and good portions. Childs menu had good choice and food was very satisfying. Excellent value for money and lovely views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

LOVE! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! We can't say enough about our fabulous lunch at Moonshadows, truly outstanding faire, fresh, inspired and simply divine! Moonshadows is a YES every time!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20356 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
    (Big Rock)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu>  > Malibu
  • Neighborhood: Malibu
  • Phone Number: +1 310-456-3010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene

Description

Oceanside restaurant with breathtaking panoramic views for romantic dining. Our chic nightspot. Serenades by live DJs spinning hot tracks nightly in the Blue Lounge, brims with a vogue, Hollywood-meets-Malibu crowd, indulging in a tranquil, yet hip vibe.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Malibu
The Malibu coastline is like a chameleon. In some areas it resembles the French Riviera with its lush, green hillsides descending into crescent-shaped shorelines. In others, it feels 100% Southern Californian with beaches wide and flat as a football field, and often crowded with beach-goers lounging on towels and playing volleyball. Other coastlines still feel secluded, tucked under tall cliffs and dotted with stunning rock formations. In certain areas, where the ocean waves are just right, surfers can be seen bobbing in the water. Up in the mountains to the east hikers take in truly stunning views of the ocean and the sprawling Los Angeles landscape. And along Pacific Coast Highway, restaurants are filled with visitors and locals from all walks of life. Stumble into the right place at the right time, and you’ll likely encounter a celebrity.
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