Restaurants

Top Choice Organic in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Inn of the Seventh Ray

If you lived through the 1960s, you might experience flashbacks at this new-agey hideaway in an impossibly idyllic creekside setting in Topanga Canyon. It grills hanger steaks and roast lamb belly, but it also bubbl…
Top Choice American in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Saddle Peak Lodge

Rustic as a Colorado mountain lodge, and tucked into the Santa Monica Mountains with a creek running beneath, Saddle Peak Lodge serves up elk, venison, buffalo and other game in a setting watched over by mounted ver…
Top Choice Japanese in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Nobu Malibu

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa's empire of luxe Japanese restaurants began in LA, and the Malibu outpost is consistently one of LA's hot spots. East of the pier, it's a cavernous, modern wood chalet with long sushi bar and a d…
American in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

CBC

The restaurant at the top-notch Malibu Beach Inn could get by on its ocean-view deck, but fortunately it doesn't. Chefs bypass the farmers markets and go directly to the farmers and fishermen to make their seasonal …
Californian in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Malibu Farm

A lovely antidote to the seafood and burger shacks that dominate piers up and down California's coast, this suite of whitewashed dining rooms is beachy keen and a perfect place to munch on farm-to-table brunches, pi…
Deli in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

John’s Garden

At Malibu’s favorite lunch counter you can order fresh daily soups such as curry tomato lentil and Louisiana gumbo, salads that echo Greece, Italy, Cape Cod and Korea, Italian sandwiches and classics such as the Woo…
Cafe in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Canyon Bistro

Tucked away in the Pine Tree Circle complex, it make a gorgeous warm goat-cheese salad (the cheese is breaded with panko and baked), a popular yellowfin tartare, crab cakes and a seared-tuna sandwich topped with two…
American in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Marmalade

All-American comfort food has kept locals coming to this cafe-restaurant with French-country-style decor. Look for a classic grilled cheese and tomato bisque, pasta dishes such as blackened chicken penne, the cafe b…
Mexican in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Café Habana

This Mexican joint with a Cuban name serves terrific margaritas in sumptuous booths on the heated patio, salsa on the sound system and two dishes that prevail above all else: the shrimp and the carne asada tacos. Bo…
Greek in Malibu & Pacific Palisades

Taverna Tony

This lively spot fronted by a flowery terrace feeds both the soul and the belly. At lunchtime the baby lamb sandwich is divine, but for a serious indulgence loosen your belt and order the Greek Feast (lunch/dinner $…