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Lunch in Malibu

Jigsaw Jul 5, 2006 11:57 PM

Going to my sis's graduation in Malibu (Pepperdine) on Saturday. Need some recommendations for lunch, hopefully, with some veggie offerings.

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    misomom Jul 7, 2006 12:21 AM

    Sunset is open for what I believe they call brunch on weekends. Decent menu and lots of seating areas. It's not over the beach but is directly across the street from Westward beach. You may have a traffic issue though, if lots of people are going to Zuma Beach.

    Another option, in the Country Mart, (like Tony's) is Tra De Noi. They have a nice outside patio as well as indoor seating and an italian menu of salads, pasta, pizza, entrees etc. No view of the beach/ocean though.

    A final choice, though I've only been for dinner, is Hideaway Cafe, on PCH at Westward Beach Rd. It's on a bluff overlooking Westward and Zuma, Is little known, has a great view

    1. Jigsaw Jul 6, 2006 07:50 PM

      any word on the sunset restaurant?

      1. Jigsaw Jul 6, 2006 07:41 PM

        thanks! yeah, been to duke's in hawaii and huntington beach... will not be returning anytime soon. thinking for the view and menu we'd go with moonshadows, but they can't accomodate a party of 13. taverna tony sounds nice. good view and food you say? any other backer?

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          Amuse Bouches Jul 6, 2006 07:54 PM

          I'll second Taverna Tony. My mother has worked at Pepperdine for many years, and that's our collective favorite restaurant in Malibu. Some of the best Greek food I've had, and a pleasant experience. The dip they put out with the bread is to die for.

          1. re: Jigsaw
            Bob Brooks Jul 6, 2006 11:48 PM

            For the record, there is no view at Taverna Tony, but the patio is very nice.

          2. Bob Brooks Jul 6, 2006 12:07 AM

            Taverna Tony is in the Malibu Country Mart. Nice Greek fare with a lovely patio. I'm certain you can find enough veg oriented items to eat well. Suggest you reserve early since I would imagine many others are going to lunch after the ceremony.

            Other options would be Geoffrey's (great view, mediocre and pricey food) and, Moonshadows, better food at a lower price. Going back south on PCH, you might also try Duke's. This is a large, touristy place with good ocean view. I've never eaten there, so I can't comment on the food.

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              ceegee Jul 6, 2006 03:47 AM

              stay away from Duke's...for one, it's tacky, but they also have nothing in the way of veg options...while they did attempt to accommodate me when I asked for veggie tacos, I was treated as if it was the strangest request they'd ever heard! Anyway, they weren't good and I'd keep driving to Santa Monica before returning to Duke's.

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