Moonshadows

4.6
3581 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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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.
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SangerTheBanger
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

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vipsahelf
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful as always!! Beautiful day!

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LOVEMYFOOD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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EvanD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AlexA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From Valet to to Reception to Service to Food and back to Valet, everything was was great! My new go to in Malibu!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful place to enjoy dinner by the ocean with delicious food and a wonderful ambiance. Great service too.

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TaraH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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SylwiaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place great food awesome
View great stuff and really excellent place . I will come back soon 😊

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CHRISTINEP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening...The atmosphere is very relaxing. Food and service were excellent.

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vipsooz
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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.

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JoumanaJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SamanthaA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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).

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dianranguoqu
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Great ambience but awful food. Lobster tasted like rubber and steak was over-seasoned and not cooked right.

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vipNatalieG
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fresh, hot and good portion size!

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vipTara
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great food and experience. Well worth the cost.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Great food! Great service and breathtaking view!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbeatable view, wonderful food, it’s tasty!

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Hungrydragon1988
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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SudhirG
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nie food and views

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moonshadows is an amazing restaurant! The ambience at night is perfect and the staff are very friendly.

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We just had dinner there for our 25th wedding anniversary. The same spot where we celebrate
Our 1st anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was alright

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vipNikiT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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Jinny
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the view is so beautiful and the food is tasty

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Sonia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !

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JeffD
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the top service, food, wine… loved it. Great place.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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WeldonG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.
Friendly staff.
We will return.

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DorlethaF
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Very beautiful views of the Pacific. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was good.

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MarkB
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, and spectacular view. Highly recommend Moonshadows!

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vipGeorgia
Los Angeles
102 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time. Tried the special, and it was delicious

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Deetyler
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 ☮️

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LauraF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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)

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Hesh
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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.

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CaraG
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipPamM
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food

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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.

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