About Carbon Beach Club Restaurant (The Dining Room) @ Malibu Beach Inn
Enjoy a beachside, refined dining experience overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean and famous Malibu Pier. Located on exclusive Billionaires' Carbon Beach in Malibu.
Californian, Asian, American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am -11:00am (for menu detail go to www.malibubeachinn.com)
Lunch menu: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30pm (for menu detail go to www.malibubeachinn.com)
Brunch menu: Saturday & Sunday from 11am - 3:30pm (for menu detail go to www.malibubeachinn.com)
Bar & Lounge menu: daily from 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm (for menu detail go to www.malibubeachinn.com)
Cross Creek Rd.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
None, but can be arranged.
Please contact us for more details at 310-651-7777 ext 592 or send us an email at Dina@malibubeachinn.com and we will be happy to assist you further.
Valet Parking required - validation offered. $10 for the first three hours with restaurant validation.
Private Party Facilities:
Plan an executive meeting in our Boardroom by the Sea, accommodating up to 20, or host an executive dinner in The Carbon Beach Club’s Semi-Private Dining room, accommodating up to 30. For larger groups, we welcome you to join us on our Ocean Front Terrace, accommodating up to 60 seated guests or 75 for a cocktail reception.
Private Party Contact:
Dina Nili: 310-651-7777x592
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Malibu Beach Inn offers intimate corporate and social Events. Inquire within.
Carbon Beach Club Restaurant (The Dining Room) @ Malibu Beach Inn Ratings and Reviews
When we first got there we talked to the ...
When we first got there we talked to the hostess and she made a mistake with our reservation. It was supposed to be for 6 people and she said that our reservation was only for 4. So far it wasn't off to a very good start. When we sat down everything was alright. The cheese plate appetizer, although it took long, it was pretty satisfying. The main courses were not good at all. My friend, my brother and I got the steak & frites and we could almost swear the "frites" we're fries from McDonald's. The steak was horribly cooked and very under seasoned. The chimichurri wasn't even a chimichurri. The drinks were alright. My dad ordered the bolognese and was not happy at all. He took 2 bites and was put off by the lack of flavor. The waiter was wonderful however. I don't remember his name but he was funny and social and he made the experience better than it would have been.
Two of our friends ordered fish and each ...
Two of our friends ordered fish and each got a postage size piece. When brought to the attention of the manager she just said she was sorry but didn't offer to bring him another serving. The restaurant did take it off the bill but that was not what our friends wanted. We were celebrating a friend's birthday and the server brought her a piece of cake and we were then charged $12!
We have been to this restaurant several times in the past and always came away feeling satisfied, but not this time and as a result none of us will return.
This restaurant is a joke. First, we cam ...
This restaurant is a joke. First, we came at 4pm but dinner was not served until 5.30pm. We tried to order pizza as snacks to pass the time, but were informed they ran out of dough. For dinner, we were informed that the fish of the day was swordfish. Great Then after quite some time (almost when you'd think the food would come), we were informed it was not swordfish but rather barramundi. It was highly recommended so two of us at the table ordered it instead.
Then came the food. It was a horror. First, the barramundi was dried out to the point it was rubbery, awful favor, even stringy. It came with clams, which i was not informed of and do not like. Dreadful, so both were returned. Another dish ordered at the table was clams linguini. The linguini was tasteless, almost as it were steamed and thrown on the plate without any seasoning. How can a restaurant (on the ocean, no less) butcher a classic dish like this?
Substituted it for a burger, which was edible but lacked any finesse. I should say the waiter keep positive attitude but it was really amateur hour. The $550 bill (for six) was an outrage.
The punchline is that a couple days later we all ate at my 101 yr old uncle's assisted living facility and on the menu they had... barramundi. With a smile I ordered that. And indeed it was far superior to Carbon Beach Club (i.e. it was edible).
It appears that there is a zero sum equation often found in the restaurant industry- the better the location and view, the more nonchalance the restaurant has for the food.
Love this restaurant sitting on the glas ...
Love this restaurant sitting on the glass outdoors with the crashing waves. The food was fantastic. The service was prompt and good although the server's appearance was unkempt and a little distracting.
We will definitely return.
Meal was just ok for the four of us. We ...
Meal was just ok for the four of us. We ate inside because it was very windy out on the patio. First we thought our server was just busy outside but we looked and there wasn't very many ppl out there and he was nowhere to be found. Had to go to the bar to order another bottle of wine and our server very rarely checked on us.It was hard to find a server period that night. Terrible service for the price and the food is better other places. I guess you pay for the view and forget how long you wait for everything. Will not return!
I will say that the breakfast on the patio was a bit better in the morning but still only one server.
Service was poor at best. We were ignor ...
Service was poor at best. We were ignored and had to ask for a waiter to take our order. Beverages not refilled. Took 20 minutes to get the check despite telling staff that we needed to leave for an appointment. If you have nothing but time, the view can't be beat. Took an hour and a half to get three salads and pay.
A+ on atmosphere but they fall short on ...
A+ on atmosphere but they fall short on everything else. We arrived for a 7:00pm reservation & the waiter was friendly & seemingly attentive. But, as the other tables filled he disappeared. We had to make a huge effort to flag him down to order. We had to make a great effort to wave someone donw to fill water glasses and were never offered a 2nd glass of wine. We asked multiple times for the candle to be lit on our table. It seemed to us that as soon as the tables filled everyone was running around like chickens without their heads and as if it was a big surprise they had to manage the customers at all of the tables. even after we made each request no one really apologized it just seemed to stress them out. The food was good but we never got the truffle fries we ordered. Last point, they put the parking on the bill which would be fine but we didn't realize it until later that the parking was included so using the tax as a measure for the tip included an extra $20.00 that we shouldn't be including as a measure to tip. We were very disappointed
You can't beat the patio seating right o ...
You can't beat the patio seating right on ocean. It's gorgeous. The food not good the night we dined. Apps, roasted cauliflower was a large piece of raw veggie, corn chowder was so sweet I could not eat it. Entree, short rib was probably pressure cooked and meat tasted ok, but was cloaked in what tasted exactly like bottled bbq sauce, pasta with mushroom ragu was flavorless and not eaten at all. Dessert, baked cookie with ice cream was ok, stone fruit cobbler had no fruit and seemed to be a large piece of cornbread. A shame because it's a lovely setting. The staff are all wonderful, helpful from the hostess to the servers and all wait staff. Not their fault the food was not good!
Location and view are great - right in t ...
Location and view are great - right in the water. We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation but our table wasn't ready for 55 minutes. We did enjoy a drink at the bar but a bit too long to wait for a table. The service was ok except when we asked for a blanket or a heater - we were told there were no more blankets and then we had to ask a second time for a heater - at that point almost all the heaters had been allocated- not sure I would return here - there is better service and better food at other restaurants in Malibu and Santa Monica
The chowder was good and the short ribs - the dessert cobbler was terrible !
Been there, done that. We'd been eager t ...
Been there, done that. We'd been eager to celebrate our Anniversary at this restaurant and found the setting a spectacular choice! The beauty of the Malibu coastline is wondrous and romantic. We were very pleased with the setting and ambiance. The service staff were attentive and helpful, but they are ultimately limited by the quality standards of the kitchen and head chef.
The quality of the food and the pace of service, especially from the kitchen were below average and a disappointment. We don't complain in the moment, as doing so increases the risk of receiving an even more inferior product, but we won't return. It's a big world with many other options.
Location, location, location. Fancy sit ...
Location, location, location. Fancy sitting next to some Malibu celebs eating fine food and drinking well paired wine or a summer's cocktail? Then this is the place for you. Portions are a little on the small side for the price, but your paying for the view, the ambiance and the great service. The outdoor patio is superb.
Sat in lounge before dinner, need to imp ...
Sat in lounge before dinner, need to improve cocktail efficiency, very very slow. Asked for slightly spiced margarita and came out blazing hot. Pregnant African American server was lovely and replaced it. Food was great. Server cared and she did best she could do. Overall service is not super polished, tempo and crispness needs to be picked up and food comes out too slow. Could be amazing if sommelier and floor general kicked it up a notch. Vibe is a little stiff, should be a tad more lively, hostess, music, uniforms, staff training. I am in biz, please take this constructively, love the spot. Good luck!!
Reservation went smoothly, they gave us ...
Reservation went smoothly, they gave us a great table with a view when we requested it, and the service was friendly and warm without being too "hovering". The food is fine, even good, but not high end or particularly adventurous or exciting. But it's a beautiful spot and a great place to grab drinks and/ or a meal while looking out at the ocean vistas. Lovely.
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