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Treat Yourself to the Best Seafood at Navio Half Moon Bay

November 6, 2015 by Mill Rose Inn

Navio Half Moon Bay Grab your significant other or a group of friends and treat yourselves to a delicious seafood meal at Navio Half Moon Bay. From the comfortable California-inspired design to the exceptional seafood dishes, you are guaranteed to have a meal you’ll never forget. Navio chefs always use the freshest ingredients, which means their menu is constantly changing to deliver you the best meal possible.

Navio Half Moon Bay Breakfast Menu

Start your day off right with a luxurious breakfast from Navio. Their breakfast menu features a juice bar where you can order freshly squeezed juices, fresh housemade juices, and fresh blended smoothies. Whether you’re desiring a classic freshly squeezed California orange juice or a signature Aloha Twist, Navio has you covered. For your meal, you can choose to indulge in their three egg omelet filled with goat cheese, fresh herbs, and sausage or their coastal benedict with Dungeness crab, artichoke spread, and lemon hollandaise. No matter the choice, your meal is guaranteed to be delicious.

Navio Half Moon Bay Dinner Menu

After an eventful day around Half Moon Bay, head over to Navio for a delectable dinner. Start with their Hawaiian Tuna Tartare or Monterey Cuttlefish to give your palate the perfect start to a divine meal. If you’re in the mood for seafood, order something off of their “Ocean” section such as the Fort Braggs Black Cod or George’s Bank Scallops. If seafood is not your thing, order from the “Land” section of the menu where you can choose from a delicious Brandt Farms Prime Grilled Steak or Pan Roasted Liberty Farms Duck Breast. No matter what you choose, you’ll be delighted with the fresh, savory food.

Navio Half Moon Bay Recipes

Navio Half Moon Bay has a special section of their website for those who want to bring Navio dishes into their own kitchen. You can often find recipes for some of their delicious meals online, ranging from pumpkin cheesecake to chorizo chickpeas. Your Navio Half Moon Bay experience doesn’t have to end when you leave Half Moon Bay. Bring the deliciousness of this restaurant home with you.

Navio Half Moon Bay Eno Wine Bar

If you’re in the mood for a nice glass of wine head, over to the Eno Wine Bar. Here you will find an upscale Bay Area wine bar with a top-of-the-line selection of wines, cheeses, and chocolates. The wine bar features a custom-built wine room with picturesque ocean views, and unique glassware. Reservations are not required at Eno Wine Bar, so feel free to stop by anytime they are open.

Navio Half Moon Bay is conveniently located just 11-minutes south of Mill Rose Inn. After your decadent meal, head back to the inn for a luxurious night stay. Take advantage of our Mill Rose Inn Grotto Massage and let all of your remaining stress melt away. Our massage therapists are well trained, experienced, and are specialists when it comes to relaxation! They pull from a wealth of modalities to provide your own unique experience. Our therapists specialize in Couples Massages, 4-Handed Massages, and Individual Massages. If you’re looking to do more in Half Moon Bay while you’re visiting, make sure to download our free Vacation Guide. In the guide you’ll find all the best places to dine, shop, and top of the line accommodations. We look forward to your stay here with us at Mill Rose Inn.
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Enjoy a Gourmet Italian Meal at Pasta Moon in Half Moon Bay

October 5, 2015 by Mill Rose Inn

Pasta Moon Half Moon BayPasta Moon Ristorante & Bar makes it their mission to support local farmers and ranchers as well as provide guests with fresh, eco-friendly gourmet meals. Their menu is constantly rotating depending on what’s in season. They are so dedicated to this mission, they even provide an infographic on their website showing which fresh produce is best depending on the month!

Pasta Moon Half Moon Bay Menu

Depending on the time of year, the menu may be different as it is frequently changing. Here are some featured items from their designated menus during fall.


On top of an ever-rotating menu, Pasta Moon in Half Moon Bay also offers daily specials that incorporate fresh produce from local farmers. For lunch, Pasta Moon offers antipasti, insalata, zuppa, pizza, house-made pasta and second piatti, the second course. To start your experience at Pasta Moon Ristorante & Bar, order a serving of their house marinated olives or fritto misto, which is fresh Monterey Bay calamari and rock shrimp adorned with fennel, Castelvetrano olives, red onion, lemon aioli. Next enjoy a classic caesar salad or Pasta Moon’s own clam chowder. For your entree, you’ll be delighted with the squid ink linguine or summer peach pizza. Make sure to view their full lunch menu for other wonderful options.


Everything is made in-house and fresh for the guests at Pasta Moon. Enjoy a hearty homemade Italian dinner that won’t leave you wanting another bite! Dinner, much like lunch, has antipasti, pizza, insalata and zuppa, housemade pasta, and second piatti options. To start, enjoy the homemade bruschetta with caramelized onion jam, fresh ricotta, arugula, and prosciutto. Next treat yourself to a delicious entree of butternut squash and mascarpone ravioli or minted pappardelle. If you’re not in the pasta mood, try the eggplant parmesan made with the freshest ingredients. Don’t forget to check out their full dinner menu for other delightful meals.

Dessert & Beverages

Finally, complete your scrumptious meal with an authentic dessert. Whether you want to try the traditional tiramisu or triple chocolate sorbetto, you will leave with a pleased palate. Not only does Pasta Moon in Half Moon Bay offer a great selection of desserts, they also have an extensive wine & cocktail menu. Some of their signature cocktails include the Flipped Over the Moon, which is a combination of Four Roses Bourbon, campari, benedictine, and plum bitters. They also offer the Derby Doozy, made of bourbon, mint, apricot, lemon, and Angostura Bitters  and the Coastside, comprised of Wodka Vodka, honey, lemon, fresh thyme, and prosecco. Check the full dessert and beverage menus for other signature concoctions.

Pasta Moon in Half Moon Bay Specials and Events

Whether you are in the mood for happy hour or live music, Pasta Moon has you covered. The self-proclaimed best happy hour in town runs from 5-7 pm during the week where you can find $5 draft beer, $6 wine by the glass, $5 cocktail creations, and $15 pizza.

Every year Pasta Moon presents the VinItaly, wine tasting extravaganza.There are over 75 wines to taste from each of Italy’s 20 wine tasting regions. On October 10th, Pasta Moon is presenting their 12th annual VinItaly for 2015.


Pasta Moon is the perfect place to have an authentic Italian meal while you are staying at the Mill Rose Inn. Less than half a mile away, you can either walk or take a short drive to Pasta Moon from our inn. Book your stay with us today. We can’t wait to host you! For more information on Half Moon Bay download our free Vacation Guide!

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The Best of the Restaurants Near Half Moon Bay

August 13, 2015 by Mill Rose Inn

restaurants near half moon bay

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Located not an hour south of the amazing foodie destination of San Francisco, California, Half Moon Bay has the privilege of being influenced by the city’s great food culture – and it shows in the many wonderful restaurants near Half Moon Bay. Whether you are looking to explore the tastes of local seafood at the best restaurants in Half Moon Bay for seafood, experience the farm to table movement so famously embraced in Northern California (with a meal or a visit to the Coastside Farmer’s Market), or just want a comforting meal by the ocean, you’ll love what the restaurants near Half Moon Bay have to offer. Be sure to explore our exhaustive list of restaurants in Half Moon Bay CA.

Restaurants Near Half Moon Bay


  1. Barbara’s Fishtrap – This coast side classic serves many house specialties on their extensive menu of fresh fish straight from the Princeton Harbor. Half Moon Bay has long been known as a fishing port and promises visitors the treat of the lastest catch straight from the sea.
  2. India Beach – One of the newest restaurants near Half Moon Bay, India Beach is restaurateur Babu Singh’s latest Bay Area establishment. Known for their mouth-watering clay oven-baked dishes, this is a wonderful option for Indian food in the area and will be both affordable and authentic.
  3. Flavor – Serving up the ultimate California comfort food, this is the perfect place for a great meal on the water if you happen to be hanging out around Pillar Point Harbor. With and ocean view patio, you’ll thoroughly enjoy your yummy meal at Flavor.  
  4. Half Moon Bay Brewing Company – One of the staple restaurants near Half Moon Bay, both for their delicious and upscale take on the typical bar menu, their craft beers, and the sweeping ocean views, the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is a must when you are looking for a meal in the area. Located just out of town, it’s the perfect bike ride up the Coastal California trail for lunch or dinner.
  5. Chez Shea – Known for the eclectic menu featuring local organic food, Chez Shea offers flavors from around the world in their quaint little dining room perfect for a romantic night out.
  6. Moss Beach Distillery – This is a historic ocean view dining room and, therefore, one of the best restaurants near Half Moon Bay for both the food they offer and the ambiance that accompanies it. Come take in a delicious meal or grab a cocktail on the patio, and don’t forget to ask your server about the Moss Beach Distillery ghost!
  7. Sam’s Chowder House – Don’t forget about Sam’s Chowder House for the premier fresh seafood dining experience among restaurants near Half Moon Bay. Grab a seat at the bar, in the dining room, or on the oceanfront patio, and see what the fisherman have caught today on this fresh-as-can-be menu. After your meal take a walk on the beach just steps away from your seat.



There is absolutely no way you will go hungry while visiting with all these amazing restaurants near Half Moon Bay, and we’ve really only begun to uncover the extensive dining options. Eating in Northern California is always a treat and a motivation for many visitors to this portion of the coast long known for valuing food. There are so many Half Moon Bay restaurants to try, you’re always guaranteed a great meal here!

For more ideas of things to do while in the area, check out this free Half Moon Bay vacation guide!

Half Moon Bay Restaurants to Try During Your Visit

February 26, 2014 by Mill Rose Inn


Half Moon Bay RestaurantsVisitors to our Half Moon Bay bed and breakfast won’t have to look far for fine dining.  Not only does the Mill Rose Inn offer beautiful accommodations in a breathtaking setting, it is also near many of the best Half Moon Bay restaurants.  Whether you’re in the mood for pasta, seafood, sushi or a casual beer and burger, the area has something to please all palates.  With so many places to choose from, the task of selecting one may be daunting, so hopefully this guide will be helpful in making your decision of which Half Moon Bay restaurants to try during your visit.


Barbara’s Fishtrap

Barbara’s Fishtrap offers a classic seafood menu that utilizes a “sea to table” philosophy.  Beautiful views of Princeton Harbor are also a signature of this restaurant.


Cetrella Bistro

Cetrella Bistro is an ideal choice for fans of Mediterranean food who are also in the mood for great wine and live music. Cetrella Bistro is within walking distance from Mill rose Inn.


Cafe Gibraltar

Cafe Gibraltar has an award-winning menu of Mediterranean cuisine.   The 2014 Zagat Guide awarded Cafe Gibraltar with the highest food score of any restaurant on the San Mateo County coast.


Chez Shea

If you’re a vegetarian looking for delicious dining options, Chez Shea is the place for you.  The menu includes flavors from around the world made with fresh organic ingredients.


La Costanera

If you’re looking for some international flavor, La Costanera offers contemporary Peruvian cuisine.  Some say La Costanera has the best view of the coast.



Flavor is a perfect place to go for “California comfort food” while enjoying an outstanding ocean view.  The menu includes salads, burgers, pastas, seafood and more.


Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.

Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. offers indoor and outdoor dining as well as live music.  Enjoy some of the house-brewed beers on the patio overlooking the harbor or get comfortable around one of the fire pits. The menu includes classic burgers and sandwiches, seafood, salads, pasta, tacos and gluten-free options.


It’s Italia

Just two blocks from Mill Rose Inn, It’s Italia has a Tuscan-style menu.  Enjoy your Italian favorites inside or on the courtyard patio.


Mezza Luna

Contemporary southern Italian cuisine prepared with the freshest of ingredients is what you’ll find at Mezza Luna. Located in the historic Princeton Landing building, the restaurant is on Princeton harbor.


Miramar Beach Restaurant

This beachfront restaurant has seafood, steaks and a full bar.  Enjoy live music on the weekends.


Sam’s Chowder House

You can enjoy the fresh seafood served at Sam’s Chowder House on the oceanfront patio, at the bar or in the dining room.  Great views of the iconic crescent shaped bay as well as beach access are available here.


Pasta Moon

One of several Half Moon Bay restaurants within walking distance of Mill Rose Inn, Pasta Moon is a farm to table restaurant that’s been in business for 25 years. Using local ingredients, Pasta Moon’s dishes include handmade pasta, pizza, sumptuous desserts and more.


Sushi Main Street

This Japanese restaurant has an excellent sushi bar and an exceptional selection of sake. Right across the street from the inn, a great option for those looking Half Moon Bay restaurants within walking distance.


Princeton Seafood

Fresh fish and seafood straight from Pillar Point Harbor.  Princeton Seafood is a market as well as a restaurant.


When you’re deciding which Half Moon Bay restaurants to visit, don’t forget to book your stay at Mill Rose Inn.  Browse our selection of elegant and luxurious rooms  to find your perfect getaway.  Each stay comes with a delicious full champagne breakfast so your days get off to the right start. Our Half Moon Bay bed and breakfast is conveniently located, making it easy to get to dining, shopping, galleries, hiking and more.  When you choose to stay at Mill Rose Inn, your trip will be enhanced by personalized service in a charming location.  Start planning your trip today and let the memory making begin!


Photo courtesy Noatake Murayama.