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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 38
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  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best for sunset dinner

Secure a table for sunset, always spectacular, and the service is excellent. If duck is on the menu, it's some of the best I've had. Best martini on the NorCal coast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
EricTheredwood
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Arcata, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Brookings, Oregon
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is located on a very bad road just off highway 101. Fantastic location!!! Excellent window coverage to enjoy fantastic views of the ocean. The menu is diverse including several daily specials. This is Gourmet!!!

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Venice Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

OK the first thing you notice when you get here is the view. A breathtaking panorama of the Humboldt coast, with no obstructions. A perfect sunset view. If you're lucky, you can get the northwest corner table for two, with windows on two sides. Stop and stare. We stopped at the bar first, and the bartender is a magician. We... More 

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redding,ca
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

View great; service was good; food lacked flavor, possibly seasonings. Prices for quality of food and selection on menu very overpriced. Very noisy. A salad and/or soup was not included, and had to be bought separately.

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Arcata, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Secure a table for sunset, always spectacular, and the service is excellent. If duck is on the menu, it's some of the best I've had. Best martini on the NorCal coast.

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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147 reviews 147 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
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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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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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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