The Story Behind Malibu’s Most Iconic Restaurant

Holiday House, a historic hotel located in the heart of Malibu, opened its doors in 1948, and immediately established itself as the ultimate hospitality destination, attracting stars like Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Lana Turner, Marilyn Monroe, and John F. Kennedy. 

35 years later, in 1983, Holiday House ended its glorious run when Harvey Baskin, a financier and nature lover, purchased it and created what is known today as Geoffrey's Malibu.

Baskin proved to be a genius at cultivating the natural beauty that came to be the calling card at Geoffrey's Malibu. He redesigned the space so that every table in the house had a panoramic view of the ocean, one in which there were no boundaries between the restaurant and the splendor in which it was surrounded, a vision that still holds very true to Geoffrey’s Malibu today.