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Reviewed September 15, 2022 via mobile

We wanted a nice dinner while camping and chose Moonstone. Eric was our server and the service and food were excellent. Thank you Eric! Beautiful view as well!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 10, 2022 via mobile

The title says it all, except the cost, which was significant. San Francisco prices. The service was friendly. A heat lamp would be nice.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 7, 2022

Pricey. Three scollops with rice over $30. Stick to the bar. Once upon a time, when managed by folks at Plaza Grill, there was excellent service and food. It decline now. Still packed with visitors.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 29, 2022 via mobile

Our overall experience was good. Initial service upon arrival was not great. From that point on our server was good and the food and drinks were good but overpriced! It has a nice ocean view. Plenty of parking.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 8, 2022

Watched the sun set over the ocean as we dined on amazing food. Everything the served us was fabulous. While it is an expensive meal, we found it to be well worth it.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 28, 2022

We were so delighted with such a delicious dinner, great Service and Amazing view( Oceans Views). Seriously this was one of the best dinning experiences we had in a very long time.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 10, 2022 via mobile

The bar was having trouble as it took 25 minutes to get a drink. The food came all at once after specifically requesting one course at a time. Zero sorry when the bill came and no compensation of any kind. What a way to destroy...a 71st birthday dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed October 8, 2021

The ahi special appetizer was one of the worst that I've had (I love ahi) with the fish feeling stiff. It was tasteless and dry. My husband's meal was also disappointing. Indoors was very loud and crowded, with tables much too close together for COVID...safety. We sat outside, where there was a beautiful view of the sun setting over Moonstone beach, but it was cold. Overhead mounted heaters would have been great. Prices were high - higher than the quality of the food.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 4, 2021

You're paying for the view-which is awesome. Prices are ridiculous for what you get. $50 for filet mignon, etc. We ordered the fish and chips for $32. The fish was great-halibut-but the fries were awful. Mickey D's does so much better. Insane. No cole slaw,...just a pile of awful fries and bits of fried halibut. A side salad was reasonable at $8, but how does gorgonzola dressing taste bland? Dunno-but their's does. Server was a nice young chap who got whatever we asked for (with the exception of decent food at a decent price-not his fault). Come-get a cocktail, admire the view and go eat elsewhere.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 7, 2021 via mobile

The service was great. Wine wonderful. Food was average and surprisingly so. Filet and mashed potatoes were bland. Lobster fettuccine was weirdly served with fish roe which made for a funny texture and was too sweet. Cajun shrimp was great appetizer. Crab cakes were pretty...good as well. Salmon wontons were dry and small. I’m not a fan of dill so, of course, dill was everywhere.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 9, 2021

Ordered same dish about two or three weeks apart..one was amazing, the other, ok. Husband had ok seafood pasta. Dessert was good. Had perfect corner view, also has loads of dead flies in window sill. The live ones I can abide, as doors are open...and flies be flies. The first time we got the cauliflower steak, I must say, it was DIVINE! Service was amazing, per usual.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed July 6, 2021

My daughter was coming to town and wanted to have abalone, and since it is hard to find we looked around and found it at this restaurant. I looked up the menu and saw the price to be 65 dollars which is hefty but we...agreed to this and made a reservation and I called to insure that they would in fact have abalone at that time. We had a nice meal the abalone was only 2 small medallions around 3 inches in diameter, but the shock came when our server delivered the bill! The meals were 105 dollars apiece!! A 40 dollar mark up from the menu price we saw. I immediately checked my phone for the menu again and it now said market price. So I guess lesson learned, we didn't look at the menu upon arrival since we had pre-ordered the meal. I will never go there again, I feel like we got duped. BEWARE...More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 15, 2021

I loved the delicious food & presentation, excellent service and beautiful setting and ambience. I highly recommend it--it's Michelin quality. And I will go back as much as possible.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 15, 2021

First question to our waiter: Is the seafood fresh. I ordered the special, a crab pasta dish described to have crab on top. The crab was NOT FRESH and there was.... NO CRAB ON TOP! for $33, with mystery sauce. I had to search for...the dinky pieces of crab. The Lobster Alfredo pasta $38 dish my friend ordered had nice pieces of lobster. The cake $12 she ordered could have easily been from any local market; certainly NOT CHEF quality, by far. The pricey drinks are good, the view of the ocean pretty but don't bother with this place. They are in orange tier of COVID but you couldn't tell by the bar where they sat arm to arm . VERY DISAPPOINTING - The waiter was nice.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed June 29, 2020 via mobile

We were hoping for a milkshake, but not available. However, their homemade ice cream was excellent!! Their home cut fries are de-lish!! Great menu with very creative items( mash potato cone is a must!!!)

Date of visit: June 2020
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49erfan4949
December 12, 2018|
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Response from J60SPthomasc | Reviewed this property |
It Humboldt county. No dress code. But I would recomend eating elsewhere. This place has gone downhill fast
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Leinani57
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Response from J60SPthomasc | Reviewed this property |
I have seen a Cisco truck delivering their food. So I assume it is cheap cisco food. New owners decided to run the restaurant
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