Just got married two months ago, and we needed a rehearsal dinner location in Malibu. Honestly - there aren't a ton of options.
My wife and I tried nearly every restaurant in Malibu, and -- after weeks of discussion -- we decided to hold our event at the Sage Room (located at Kanan-Dume and PCH).
Sage Room is owned by a fellow named Claudio. He is high-strung, and polite. My wife, in particular, enjoyed working with Claudio on the menu.
Sage Room only seats about 75 people, so Caludio offered to close it for our event...which worked out nicely. The feeling was warm and cozy.
When the night came, WE WERE BLOWN AWAY WITH THE QUALITY OF CLAUDIO'S FOOD. Everything was fantastic. Claudio far surpassed my expectations.
So, when in Malibu...
28915 Pacific Coast Hwy
Might be good to call first, as I think that Claudio closes his restaurant for private parties (like ours) on a somewhat regular basis.