ocean view dining restaurant serving California coastal cuisine

Reservations

Award-winning California Coastal Cuisine restaurant on the San Francisco Peninsula offers a romantic ocean view dining experience.

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*Please note we do not take reservations for our outdoor dog-friendly patio seating with self-service from the bar.

The Distillery accepts reservations 7 days a week for lunch, dinner and our popular Sunday brunch. We do not take reservations for our outdoor dog-friendly Seal Cove Patio seating which is self-service (order inside at the bar).

We have a reservation system where window tables can be requested when making reservations. The front door staff will make every effort to accommodate your request. However, in instances of a high volume of window requests, we are not always able to satisfy each request.

We take reservations over the telephone and are happy to accommodate our customers in any way we are able. Be sure to tell us if you are having a birthday or anniversary. Click here for more information about birthdays at the Distillery.  Gift Certificates are also available!

For reservations, call 650-728-5595 or use the form on this page.

REVIEWS

  • “Our entire family will never forget what a wonderful time they had overlooking the Pacific at Moss Beach.”

    – ADRIENNE L., HILLSBOROUGH, CA
  • “Definitely worth a 5 star rating! Their panko-crusted halibut with that delicious apricot couscous and that creamy sauce is absolutely to die for! Delicious food in perfect size portions, presented beautifully. Absolutely no complaints, would definitely recommend!”

    – Abbie S.
  • “GREAT service and food! We were there for Valentine’s Day and had a wonderful time. Our server was in black shirt with a purple tie (didn’t get her name!). She was fantastic!! She served us in July when we had a wedding rehearsal there and made the experience so lovely. Can’t wait to go back!”

    – Faye U.
  • “We went here for the first time tonight. Had the prime rib -it was Excellent!!!! Love the dog friendly patio! She had the chicken and loved it! We met so many friendly people!!! Will be back soon!!!!”

    – A.J., SAN FRANCISCO, CA
  • “Amazing food and beautiful scenery! Will be going back every week!”

    – AURA O., PACIFICA, CA
  • “We bring all out of area guests to the Distillery.”

    – MICHELE M., HALF MOON BAY, CA
  • “The place is great to get away. Service is excellent and the bartender will take care of you. There is a fireplace that you can relax after dinner.”

    –Willie W.
  • “Awesome! Ive been going here since I was young and always enjoy it. The distillery steamers are the way to go for food. Bottomless mimosas on Sundays. The view is incredible and if you have a dog bring them –the most dog friendly place ever!”

    – JOSEPH S., HALF MOON BAY, CA
  • “There is no better place on the Coast to listen to the surf, watch the sunset, or simply enjoy people watching”

    –SF Independent, Dining Out With the Habits
  • “My husband and I enjoyed a romantic and very memorable wedding anniversary – exquisite food & service”

    –Sage M., Citrus Heights, CA
  • “A very magical place with a lot of history right on the edge of the beach! Excellent food, with friendly and attentive service staff with a view to die for! 5 out of 5 stars! Must Go! Experience the mystery for yourself and bring a friend ;)”

    – JEROMY H., PALO ALTO, CA
  • “Phenomenal service, delicious food, great views…what else do you need?!”

    – Steve
  • “The Premier seafood and steak restaurant in San Mateo County. Panoramic ocean views, fabulous food, historic site, romantic ambience, outdoor patio and famous ghost legend.”

    –San Jose Magazine
  • “Thank you for the lovely evening we had at the Moss Beach Distillery. All the out of town guests thought the Distillery was fantastic and the meal was great. Thanks again for everything you did to make it a special night.”

    –Jackie C.
  • “Sip chilled champagne as you watch the sunlight dance on waves. Their Famous Sunday Brunch is a traditional with visitors and locals alike”

    –Coastal Dining Reviews
  • “We sat outside with our lovely dog, Makena, with friends watching the tide roll in and out. We had delicious appetizers and drinks and it was so much fun to have new people sit with us around the firepit. We will definitely go back.”

    –Pam H.
  • “A cozy romantic eatery perched on a bluff with a spectacular view of the Pacific. Fine food with an upscale menu”

    –Pacifica Tribune, Pacifica, CA
  • “The Distillery is a romantic restaurant with beautiful views… they offer blankets if you wish to sit on the outdoor patio on cool California days”

    –SF Travel Magazine
  • “Tourists and couples on dates fill window-side tables, gawking at the stunning view of the rocky coast, while gracious servers deliver seared, sugar-crusted filet mignon, grilled wild Pacific salmon and more New American favorites. On pleasant days, the sun-drenched patio is the place to be for drinks and light bites. If a breeze whips up, staff is happy to pass out blankets.”

    –CitySearch.com Editorial Review
  • “The food and service were excellent… The foggy view, the elegant dinner, the fire pits – the evening was all we had hoped for.”

    –Lori E. and Steve W., Dublin, CA

AWARDS

  • 2018 Half Moon Bay Review Readers Choice award winner for best American restaurant, most romantic restaurant, favorite bar, special occasions, whale watching spot

    #1 American Restaurant
    #1 Romantic Spot
    #2 Favorite Bar
    #2 Special Occasions
    #3 Whale Watching Spot

  • Bay Area A-List winner for best waterfront dining restaurant 2014-2017
  • Bay Area A-List winner for best romantic restaurant 2014-2017
  • Bay Area A-List #2 finalist for best seafood restaurant 2014-2017
  • AAA Via magazine cover with Moss Beach Distillery named in top restaurants
MOSS BEACH DISTILLERY • 140 BEACH WAY • MOSS BEACH, CA 94038 • DIRECTIONS
MONDAY-SATURDAY OPEN 12PM • SUNDAY OPEN 11AM • CLOSING TIME FLEXIBLE
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