Malibu >Food & Dining > Moonshadows Restaurant
20356 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA | Directions 9026534.037577 -118.618593
Neighborhoods: Eastern Malibu
AWFUL SERVICE, RUDE HOSTESS – We had a small birthday part of 11 people..let me remind you we had reserved days in advance that we wanted a ocean view, we still had to wait over an hour to be seated by the rude hostess. We waited another 20-30 mins for our orders to be taken for drinks...another 1-1:50 for our dinner orders to be taken. JUST AWFUL SERVICE with a bill over $1500...I highly dont recommend this place.
Run down place!!! – I Went for dinner and cocktails. The place was really rundown. The wait staff was terrible. The food was decent. The service was what really brought down the night. The music was pounding a club beat that was strange while eating chart house type of food. If you are under 25 years old you might like this place. The view of the ocean was great.
Good food, bad service – It's hard to get both, isn't it? We arrived on time for our reservation but got seated 30 minutes later. Our server was not friendly at all. She barely waited our table. The bus boys did most of the work. Our food came out at least 40 minutes after we ordered. At least it tasted good...but we did not want to stick around for dessert and wait another 40 minutes. Nice view in the dining room. Not exactly a romantic date spot because of the noisy bar.
Unbelievable views...and nice seafood selection – This is a terrific restaurant off of PCH in Malibu. What makes the dining experience is the incredible view of the ocean. The menu consists mostly of seafood. Evcerything we had was well prepared. This is not a place for vegetarians, in fact I dont think there was a vegetarian item on the menu. As opposed to other reviewers, we went for dinner on a Tuesday night at 9pm and did not have nay problems being seated or with service. The restaurant provided a nice experience overall, especially because of the view.
I think If i had to sit away from the window or with my back to view i wouldnt have enjoued my experience half as much. Overall, a nice romantic setting for a date/anniversary...and possibly a nice place to grab a drink on the deck...though this might get crowded.
I stayed for about 2.4 seconds. – My boyfriend and I wanted to go to Moonshadows b/c we heard the Mojitos are amazing. Well, we got there and it was a $10 cover for the men. Apparently Malibu restaurants on the water double as a Hollywood night club. Whatever, we decided to go for it anyway...I was expecting the deck to be relaxing, with people laughing and having a good time, enjoying their drinks and the view b/c it is Malibu and it was a Sunday...TOTAL opposite. It was plain obnoxious...it was incredibly loud. There's a DJ booth on the tiny deck. Waiters were rushing back and forth knocking you over. People were acting way more cooler and drunker than they actually are. Won't be going there again...
great spot – Moonshadows is a great all around experience for ANYONE who has ever gone out before... which is to say, yes the valet tends to take a long time - what busy restaraunt/club/hotel doesn't?? It's on PCH so there's traffic and when there are 5-20 people ahead of me I know they're not transporting my car in from magic fairyland and I either grab a quick coffee or drink for the non-dd or I excercise the patience which grown-ups are supposed to posses (as for the soda that the one reviewer accused the valet of drinking...there are some people who spend there life blaming the gardener, the maid, the valet for all of their ever increasing absent minded moments...btw, they work at a restaraunt/bar, what would the valet want with a second hand sip of your nasty soda when the Pepsi guy probably comes by daily?? Sad.)
The food is good - although I mostly go for cocktails and apps and the AMAZING million$ view, I have loved the fish entrees I've had and my boyfriend always loves the steaks! (I will agree that the salads do come heavily dressed and asking for light dressing is probably smart...)
The view is to die for, the cocktails are fabulous, the staff is hot and have always treated me and my guests with nothing but respect (you get what you give), and there is a huge deck with cabanas and beds and a Tiki Bar and lots of happy people enjoying themselves.
All in all, if you have ever been out in LA, we all know that it ALWAYS takes a long time to be seated in any popular place, 4:00 is a bad (and odd) time to eat ANYWHERE, and unless the mere sight of your face becons a swarms of seething paparazzi, your gonna wait a minute for your car - try leaving a club!
Moonshadows is one of my favorite spots on the Westside - if youre miserable to begin with, please dont go...leave the good times to those of us who enjoy life and spending our off time sipping yummy cocktails over crashing waves. Stay at home and count your sodas.
great view – had dinner here yesterday with a large group and the service was pretty efficient considering the number of people in my party. the food though i thought was just ok. the shrimp cocktail was ok, as was the ahi tuna tartare. the clam chowder was good and filling although served warm (not hot). the bread was served hot, which is always good. i had the salmon fillet and that was also just ok. i rate this place higher than average because of the view.
Don't miss eating here. It's great!!!!!!!!! – I'll always remember eating at Moonshadows. The food was great and everyone was friendly. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and the desserts were to die for. The server committed on my SC accent and told us briefly about a trip he took through our home state and how much fun he had there. I thought that was nice for him to take the time to tell us this. Of course the views are what I remember most of all. They have spotlights shining down on the waves that are breaking right under where you are sitting (if you're lucky enough to get a window seat--and we were). I have told everyone about this restaurant and can hardly wait to eat there again on my next trip to the LA area.
If Mel can eat there..... – Overlook the ocean, eat fresh seafood and linger over drinks while the sun is setting - Nirvana.
A group of us had a great time there and I have no other comment than go there and enjoy!
ok food. – i heard lots of good reviews on this restauant, so i wanted to go try it. the service was good. the people were nice, but the menu was small.. and the food on it wasnt so great.
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