Moonshadows has set the standard for excellence in Malibu dining since the day it opened it's doors, four decades ago. At Moonshadows guest's find themselves immersed in an elegant yet comfortable environment complete with the breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean.
Whether sitting down for a romantic dinner, or a weekend brunch, guests are treated to the best of contemporary American cuisine. The menu is complimented by a wine list that has been honored with Wine Spectator's Award Of Excellence for three years in a row.
Weekends feature an international roster of DJs spinning an eclectic mix of down tempo, lounge, and house grooves. Bottle service is available on the patio, and reservations are highly recommended on the weekends.
Lobster & Crab Linguine
light spicy tomato sauce
baby romaine, croutons, caesar dressing
true new england style
The restaurant was not busy at all. And the staff was friendly and accommodating.
We were seated outside, so they didn’t ask for our proof of vaccination.
And we went there for dinner and our reservation was at 9. Since it was dark, we could not enjoy the view too much. I’d recommend that you go there during the day so you can enjoy the view - which was the main reason why I chose the restaurant.
The food was better than average, but not great. Overall, I give the dinning experience a thumbs up.
Such a beautiful restaurant and great food! It did feel as though our server was rushing us to order since last call for food was coming up, but she was very sweet and energetic.
It was wonderful as always!! Beautiful day!
It was our anniversary and we chose Moonshadows for the ambiance and as we love the ocean. We also knew that Moonshadows offered good food and service. We were not disappointed!
Absolutely worth the reservation. Outstanding view, fantastic service, food and drink was over the top.
Thank you for accommodating our last minute change to our reservation, you all truly made it an experience worth remembering.
From Valet to to Reception to Service to Food and back to Valet, everything was was great! My new go to in Malibu!
Beautiful place to enjoy dinner by the ocean with delicious food and a wonderful ambiance. Great service too.
My favorite restaurant never lets me down! Truly awesome birthday dinner. Service from Jonathan was top notch, ladies at the front were friendly and accommodating, the lighting and design is just right. Food is delicious. Thanks for more great memories Moonshadows!
Great place great food awesome
View great stuff and really excellent place . I will come back soon 😊
Great evening...The atmosphere is very relaxing. Food and service were excellent.
Food was really only mediocre. the clam chowder was too thick and tasteless. service was good but rushed - our food came out in like ten minutes and the appetizer came with the rest of the meal.
I went with my husband for my birthday and we had a great experience. The food was really good, the ambiance was nice Abd the service was awesome.
Moonshadows is a gorgeous restaurant. I went for my boyfriend's birthday, and we had a great experience. The hostess showed us several tables that were available and let us have our pick. We sat inside by the window, and the view was beautiful, even at 8 PM in the dark! The staff is professional yet personable. We both had the filet, which was presented very well. It wasn't the most flavorful steak, but it was still very good and the spinach was delicious. Good bread to start, too - and that's always a good sign! Cocktails and wine were great. They brought over a Happy Birthday dessert at the end, which was beautifully presented and the perfect end to the meal. Overall a wonderful experience, and I definitely recommend it for special occasions! But the draw is more in the experience than in the food itself (at least with steak - I can't speak to their seafood, which is probably superior).
Great ambience but awful food. Lobster tasted like rubber and steak was over-seasoned and not cooked right.
Food fresh, hot and good portion size!
Amazing! Great food and experience. Well worth the cost.
Great place! Great food! Great service and breathtaking view!
Unbeatable view, wonderful food, it’s tasty!
Incredible view of the Pacific Ocean. Good standard of food considering the location. Service was knowledgeable of the menu, personable and approachable. The restaurant could do with a refurb but so what when everything else is good.
Very nie food and views
Moonshadows is an amazing restaurant! The ambience at night is perfect and the staff are very friendly.
Great food and service. We just had dinner there for our 25th wedding anniversary. The same spot where we celebrate
Our 1st anniversary.
Food was alright
Great location with great views of the ocean, great service and ambience. Awesome cocktails (bloody mary, pear martini) and starters (seared scallops). The entrees were good too however I wish they had more options for their brunch menu. Overall would recommend.
The wonderful view of the sunset was fantastic, and the whole meal was impressive. Thanks to you, I was able to spend a good time with my friends.
the view is so beautiful and the food is tasty
Moonshadows is always incredible, we’ve been there many times and are never disappointed with the food, the service or the view! It’s always amazing, and we’ll come back again and again. Definitely recommend trying their brunch especially the salmon potato croquette !
Over the top service, food, wine… loved it. Great place.
Beautiful restaurant. Wonderful scenery of the ocean. WAYYYYY overpriced, but we know that going in. Great quiet ambiance. Attentive PROFESSIONAL waiters. Superb food.
The wine we chose what exactly what it said on the wine list.
We will return.
Very beautiful views of the Pacific. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was good.
Great food and service, and spectacular view. Highly recommend Moonshadows!
So enjoyed the view--including the dolphins! Wait staff wonderful. We ordered the vegetable risotto and nicoise salad--both very yummy as ae the rolls.
We had a great time. Tried the special, and it was delicious
This was our first time. Our Waiter Extraordinaire was named Matthew. It was so lovely and relaxing! He made our experience one to remember! Thank you Matthew! Also the valet and the hostess were so wonderful!! We will be back for sure. Great venue with breathtaking views and wonderful food 😌! Happy Holidays!!! Peace always ☮️
ernesto our server was amazing! the hostess couldve been a little nicer (she seemed upset when we asked to switch tables because we preferred a certain view but there were plenty of tables available and the restaurant was by no means full)
We wanted to be on the ocean during the rainstorm and selected Moonshadows. The restaurant was very quiet and the experience started out rough, but once we got the manager involved things moved along really well. Food was just delicious and there is not a better view of the ocean. We loved it and will for sure go back.
Came in my second visit last night. My friend and I were served by Javier who recommended us a great tequila to start with. When we were unsure which wine to order he made great recommendations and offered tastes when possible. We enjoyed a hamachi appetizer, the ahi tuna, prosciutto with mozzarella, pumpkin ravioli, salmon, and soufflé. Everything was delicious and Javier’s service was outstanding. He checked in the perfect amount of times that we felt taken care of but not hovered over. Thank you for a great night!
The views are amazing! Had a table right on the water and the vibe was phenomenal. Food was excellent and the service was top notch. First time here in Malibu and we will definitely visit again & highly recommend.
Excellent service and excellent food
Moonshadows is rated 4.6 stars by 3581 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.