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Geoffrey's- Basic Info please.

prschouten Aug 3, 2008 08:16 AM


I have not been to Geoffrey's in years but my partner (original from Chicago) is craving a great ocean view and I thought this might be just the ticket.

I had been for lunch and remember siting on the terrace, but cannot recall the feel/ambience of the dining room. Any comments? Also, we will be celebrating his brithday the 2nd week of September and I was wondering...brunch or an early dinner- perhaps around 6:30 to catch the sunset? Any help would be most appreciated!


  1. ipsedixit Aug 3, 2008 09:43 PM

    If you go, don't sit in the dining room.

    Without the view, you'll quickly realize that you're paying about a $20 premium for what essentially amounts to Denny's fare.

    1. burumun Aug 3, 2008 01:18 PM

      It's not worth it to go there and sit in the dining room, IMO. The first time I went I had an amazing table, which was on the edge of the terrace that protrudes out. I could see the promenade and the beaches from afar there. If you call and try to get that table, it would be a great view.


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      1. re: burumun
        Eastcoast foods nob Aug 3, 2008 03:23 PM

        If you want great view of the ocean then go to any beach in mailibu and if you want decent food don't go to Geoffreys. This is one of the tourist traps that charges resort prices for bad food. Moonshadows, Dukes and Chart house is slightly better but all these restaurants have beach location disease which they only rely on location and forget about food & service. I would recommend Lobster in Santa Monica which has good but not great food and good view.

      2. d
        dtud Aug 3, 2008 10:02 AM

        geoffrey's view is ok - but i doubt you can see anything from the dining room. i've been seated outside on the terrace and felt like their deck wall somewhat obstructed the views. there is definitely ocean -- but i just don't remember seeing a lot of beach. and their prices, i thought, were outrageous. food was ok - but not spectacular, although our bill was.

        i would suggest moonshadows (if you sit outside), dukes by the window, or even the chart house -- again if you sit by the window. the price/view cost-benefit of those places i think far outweighs geoffrey's.

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