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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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best restaurant meal we had in Trinidad

Nice, smaller restaurant overlooking Moonstone Beach - warm and intimate but not "fancy" or lazy casual. Best steak...really nice but all the dishes were spot on. Great service. Great day Trinidad = walk to breakfast at the Eatery, go out to the forests or ocean for the day, dinner at Moonstone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
GoCrows123
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Nice, smaller restaurant overlooking Moonstone Beach - warm and intimate but not "fancy" or lazy casual. Best steak...really nice but all the dishes were spot on. Great service. Great day Trinidad = walk to breakfast at the Eatery, go out to the forests or ocean for the day, dinner at Moonstone Grill, back home for family board games and then... More 

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Southern Oregon
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This dinning room is a bit formal, so no sandals & shorts! There is a bar area that is laid back. The dining experience is great! Cocktails with the sunset and then a wonderful dinner. Local seafood, quality local meats. Another safe place to eat a salad, with the freshest of greens, house maid dressings.

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Trinidad, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I live in Trinidad and have been coming to the Moonstone Grill about once a month. I also run a bed and breakfast and send my guests here all the time. The view here is amazing and it is my favorite bar in Humboldt County. I always sit at the bar because reservations are not needed there for dinner. Kim... More 

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Location is great and Had a wonderful view. Very kid friendly. The waitress went the extra step rushing the orders of my kids food. Definitely will go back.

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Maple Valley, Washington
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We spent T-day traveling the Pacific coast and made reservations for our non-tradional holiday dinner here. The staff is superb! They offered a tradition thanksgiving meal or you could order off the menu. I had the best ribeye steak I've ever eaten ($34) and my husband the swordfish ($34). The ambience is wonderful with table cloths, dim lighting, soft music,... More 

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Los Altos, California
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I dined here and both had fish dishes. They were nicely done but either lacked some flavor or had too much salt. Unfortunately we cam after sundown so did not get to enjoy what I'm sure is a beautiful view. Service was fair and decor was a bit shabby in relation to price of food.

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Eureka, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We are long time patrons of this establishment. We have seen it go from a fantastic A+ to a C below average. I am glad to report that it seems to be on an upswing. The fish was cooked perfectly and the flavors were great. You can no longer order fresh whole Maine lobster with out a weeks notice but... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a local's restaurant close to Trinidad which serves lovely fresh food in a pleasant environment. Good value wine by the glass.

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Eureka, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Moonstone Grill overlooks beautiful Moonstone Beach in Humboldt County. The food, the view, and the bar are all excellent. This time of year (September) you can see whales spouting in the distance and enjoy a great fog free sunset that lasts until 7:00 PM. The food is excellent. You will not be disappointed.

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Grass Valley
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The food was very, very good, even if a little pricey. Service was not the best, but it was a very busy night. The dining room is very loud. The view was fantastic. Nice restaurant, we would return.

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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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?