Several years ago, I had a friend in town and it was suggested we drive to Malibu to eat. The Chart House seemed like an obvious choice, being right on the ocean.
There are a few things I remember vividly about the restaurant. One, the food was extremely expensive. I think I had a bowl of stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer, which was nearly $10. The second thing I remember was the huge table we had, with an ancient map on it (covered with a glass top). The final thing was that after our meal, we could walk down the steps onto the beach, and enjoy the moonlight. It was very peaceful, and quite beautiful.
I wish I could remember more about the food- aside from being expensive- but the ambience of this establishment was enough to make me think fondly of it for years afterward.