The food is consistently delicious from the tuna tartar through the delicious desserts. The special fish was perfectly prepared perched on a heirloom tomato; while the Black Linguini Squid
rock shrimp, cauliflower, chili, garlic & white wine presented freshness from the sea with a zing of chili. Staff are polite and casually formal, regardless of guests origin (staying ay hotel, Malibu local or even from the valley). Not a lot of 4 tops, mostly two's and three's along the edge of the patio. Ask for a specific when requesting a reservation. South facing looks towards Santa Monica, North is great for sunset. Help yourself to a splendid chocolate chip cookie or an apple on your way out from the lobby.