20356 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
Moonshadows has been a Malibu institution since the 1960s, primarily due to the sweeping views of the Pacific. On weekdays, the restaurant is popular with locals and beachgoers. On weekends, the lounge and patio fill with a glitzier crowd that’s craving nightlife. The menu found new life in 2003 with the addition of Chef Joachim Weritz. The native German infuses Asian and Mediterranean influences in contemporary California dishes like sake braised short ribs and crispy panko fried oysters with mirin-passion fruit mignonette. Managing Partner Andrea Bullo fine-tuned a 130-bottle wine list and garnered a 2007 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence."
21150 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
With its stunning ocean vistas, island décor, and fruity cocktails, Duke’s Malibu is a relaxing paradise. Duke’s is popular with both tourists and locals, providing a laid-back escape from the flurry of everyday stresses. Named after surfing and swimming legend Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, this Malibu homage brings Duke’s distinctly Hawaiian legacy of island fun and beach culture to the spectacular Malibu coast. With their feet buried in the sand, and their bellies full of the freshest seafood, diners at Duke’s satisfy their wanderlust for tropical getaways without having to stray far from the bright lights of Los Angeles.
26025 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
$$ Recommended New Private Room
21337 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
“Garden fresh” takes on new significance when one realizes that much of the produce used in the Terra kitchen comes straight from Owner and Chef Chris Bocchino’s garden. Local and organic-minded providers source the items Chef Bocchino cannot grow, and his meat and fish are chosen with like care. And while the thoughtful California cuisine menu boasts an inspiring degree of attention to detail, the restaurant’s décor is similarly lighthearted and refined. A large stained glass window bathes the bar in warm comforting light, and Old World charm marries with contemporary touches for a welcoming space to feast in.