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Inside Moonraker, in Pacifica

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The entrance and host stand.
The entrance and host stand.

[Photos: Molly DeCoudreaux] Finally a place to get seafood in Pacifica! We kid. It's actually the newest place on the block, or in this case, on the shore. Moonraker, located within the Best Western Lighthouse on Rockaway Beach Avenue has returned to its original location, the latest project from brothers Shawn and Gary McNamara and Executive Chef Jason Yeafoli offering modern seafood dishes in addition to caviar, oysters, chilled crab, lobster and prawns, in a renovated space overlooking the ocean.

According to General Manager and Co-Owner Gary McNamara. “We hope we’ve created a place where both locals and visitors alike can enjoy hearty seafood dishes, have a glass of wine or a cocktail at the bar, and enjoy the sunset over the ocean, surrounded by friends.”

The space features floor to ceiling windows overlooking the sea. More than five tons of wooden beams recycled were removed and recycled for local building projects as part of the redesign. The new look was inspired by the 1979 James Bond film, as well as the ocean, natch and features a weathered, ocean-side feel. As seems to be the trend, retro 60's-inspired light fixtures hang from the ceiling.

Executive Chef Jason Yeafoli is an alum or The Lark Creek Inn (now the Tavern at Lark Creek) in Larkspur, Moose’s and Rose Pistola, as well as the original Moonraker. His menu includes updated classic seafood dishes, showcasing local, seasonal ingredients. The cocktail menu was created by Victoria D’Amato-Moran. Official opening, Tuesday, December 13.

Previous Moonraker coverage [~ ESF ~]

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