Reviews

DineLA


“Featured Dining”
Situated on one of the prettiest perches along the coast, Moonshadows (20356 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, 310.456.3010, moonshadowsmalibu.com) has always had the advantage of a superb location, but it wasn’t until current owner Andrea Bullo took it over in 2001 that the food quality found equilibrium with the views. He describes his approach as a restaurateur as “simple, but appealing,” which is evident in dishes such as the occasional-special hamachi in eel sauce with black lava salt, and menu-staple black cod with green tea rice.

MetroWize


“Best Bars by the Beach”
Perched atop a jutting piece of California coastline in Malibu, Moonshadows has one of the most coveted decks in Los Angeles. This place is always lined with luxury vehicles, a waiting list, and multiple celebrity sightings in one visit. But, don’t let this detract you from a visit. The view alone will get you hooked and the food is pretty good as well. And, as always, there is plenty of premium alcohol to choose from.

CNN Travel


"Moonshadows: #11, World's 50 best beach bars"
Although it now has a lot more competition than when it opened its doors some 40 years ago, Moonshadows continues to score because no one else has quite such a dramatic outdoor bar perched right over the rocks and crashing surf along this stretch of Pacific Coast Highway.

Once a steakhouse renowned for its awesome salad bar, it now pushes seafood, though carnivores will find Kobe burgers on the menu.

The Blue Lounge Bar is open seven days a week from before lunch to the small hours, though it may no longer serve the pina colada-ish Moonglow old hippies used to rock up for.

The Daily Meal


"Moonshadows Blue Lounge, 1 of the 10 Best Beach Bars in America"
The romantic lounge is built right on top of the Pacific, and you’ll hear the waves crashing below you as proof. With a Mediterranean-influenced menu and an extensive drink menu to leave you satisfied, a sunset and live DJ will finish off your evening with a sexy atmosphere.