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Moonstone Grill

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100 Moonstone Beach Rd, Trinidad, CA 95570-9619
707-677-1616
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food and View

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise on our trip through the north coast. We were checking out restaurants in the area and decided to give The Moonstone a shot. It was Sunday at 5:30 and Casey, the host, was very gracious and was able to fit us in. Reservations are recommended especially if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Bob H
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise on our trip through the north coast. We were checking out restaurants in the area and decided to give The Moonstone a shot. It was Sunday at 5:30 and Casey, the host, was very gracious and was able to fit us in. Reservations are recommended especially if you're trying to catch a dinner sunset.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We made reservations so we could have a sunset dinner. We enjoyed our meal to the fullest. From the appetizer to main course plus desert. Our experience was excellent and very romantic. The serves was great. From the phone call for reservations to the waiter and others who helped. We were very happy with this experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

You can't beat the view. On a relatively overcast day you could sit and watch the surfers ride the waves, the children play on the beach and if you are lucky you might see a whale from your seat in the dining room. As for the food and the service, they were good. The menu wasn't a bargain and we... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had the Lobster (worth every penny) and the encrusted Halibut (I had envisioned more "crust" than what was on it, but it was very tasty). My husbands New England Chowder was creamy and delicious. We had the creme brulee for dessert and an excellent Grappa. Our service was satisfactory--nothing spectacular but not poor either. I would definitely come back.

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Tucson, AZ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The location, views and bar scene was very upbeat. Had a pepperoncini martini, which I will definitely try at home, since I'm a dirty martini kind of gal. Nice wine list but not very many available by the glass that I would be interested in trying. The menu is limited and they were out of wontons for the salmon started,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This place is absolutely amazing! The food is incredible-- we had the smoked salmon wontons, Caesar salad, Maine lobster, abalone and pasta, and Lemon cheesecake, and they were all spectacular! Plus the views are breathtaking! DO NOT miss out on this little gem! Be sure to make a reservation though--It's a small place, and you definitely want a table with... More 

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The setting of this restaurant is spectacular, right on the beach in far Northern California. The food is excellent and service is good.

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My friend and I went for a celebratory dinner. We started with the beet tower appetizer that was so good. I had the seafood chowder & coconut encrusted halibut, and my friend had the house salad and baked chicken. Everything was delicious. The service was delightful and the view was incredible!

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The view is one of the best you'll find anywhere. Most places w/ a view get by on so-so food but not Moonstone. Their seafood dishes are cooked to perfection and seasoned to enhance the natural flavors. We all enjoyed the fresh, local food prepared in a non-fussy way. It's our new go-to place when we're up on the North... More 

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Allegan, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Everything we had was amazing and a cut above all the other restaurants we ate at during our trip to Humboldt. Very classy. I would suggest making reservations for a table with the best view of the ocean; we did not make reservations as we just came from the beach and decided to stop. They had one table in the... More 

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Address: 100 Moonstone Beach Rd, Trinidad, CA 95570-9619
Phone Number: 707-677-1616
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Trinidad
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Moonstone Beach Rd, Trinidad, CA 95570-9619
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Trinidad
  • Phone Number: 707-677-1616

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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