Moonraker (Re)Opening in Pacifica


Photo from Moonraker Facebook page.

It’s not only the first James Bond movie I ever saw (back in 1979)—reopening on the coast this winter (after 25 years) will be ~MOONRAKER~, with a view that overlooks the beach and surf in Pacifica (it’s located in the Best Western Lighthouse on Rockaway Beach Avenue). The historic space has been completely redesigned by Michael Brennan, but the fab view through floor-to-ceiling windows remains. Chef Jason Yeafoli (The Lark Creek Inn, Moose’s, Rose Pistola) will prepare seafood classics with a twist such as brown butter-basted skate wing with wilted spinach, oven-dried toybox tomatoes, and shishito peppers. Additional players are co-owners Gary and Shawn McNamara, and wine director Don Graham (look for cocktails inspired by Pacifica, including the Rockaway Baby Beach). Hours will be Sun-Thu 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-10:30pm. 105 Rockaway Beach Ave. at Dondee, Pacifica, 650-557-7025.