Half Moon
Half Moon

Half Moon

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://halfmoonhudson.com/
  • Phone: 9146934130
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:45am - 2:30pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm


  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Sal Sprufero
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: On New Years Eve, first seating is between 5pm-8pm. The price is $72 + Tax+ 20% Gratuity=$91.71. The second seating is from 830pm-130am, pricing is $153+Tax+20% Gratuity=$194.88. If there are any questions, Half Moon will handle all questions concerning the matter.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is offered Tuesday through Sunday.
A word from Half Moon
Half Moon is a casual American Restaurant serving Hudson Valley produce, Montauk seafood, ceviches, and raw bar. The Beach Bar located outside offers unsurpassed views of the Hudson and Manhattan Skyline. The North patio offers guests full service dining, the South patio provides guests with a limited menu .
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Half Moon reviews from OpenTable diners
378 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (322)great for outdoor dining (295)special occasion (195)romantic (169)good for groups (156)great for brunch (115)great for lunch (96)neighborhood gem (94)fit for foodies (79)vibrant bar scene (56)hot spot (48)kid-friendly (45)late-night find (33)notable wine list (33)Show More
  • Special occasion spot
    EllenT
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We had reserved for 10 people for a birthday dinner starting at 4 pm Sunday. The views are magnificent, the location is great, the decor inside is elegant, and the menu is quite varied. The food itself was delicious, everyone was impressed with what they ordered. Wait staff was pleasant. Unfortunately, service was extremely slow from start to finish. It took a long time to take drink orders, to bring drinks, to bring entrees, to inquire about coffee & dessert, and very long to get dessert. (We only ordered 4 desserts for the whole table.) The check was presented about 10 minutes before the desserts arrived. There was a standard 20% gratuity, which is not surprising for a large group, but the service did not merit that amount.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The staff makes you feel happy
    yummy
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    You leave Half Moon being well nourished!! And wanting to come back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hungry
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Not a great menu or service. How could you not have 1 pasta dish on your menu?
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ok...but not over the top
    Mazzy222
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was just ok. A little pricey for what it is and the cod was super salty. Other then that the service was good the view is great. We were seated right away at a romantic secluded table as requested.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was OK - Service was Awful
    Mls210
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We decided to give Half Moon a second chance - last time we were there the service was terrible. We love the location so we figured why not. Well we figured wrong - if anything the service has gotten worse. Everyone is very friendly but there is a serious lack of organization or management. We didn't get drinks, then got the wrong drinks, main course came before appetizers were finished but a full 40 minutes passed between when dessert menus were dropped at our table and when someone came back to take our order. They lost money on our bill as they never came back to ask if we wanted refills on drinks or if we wanted coffee it was a mess of a service. Food was OK not great. if I ever come back it will be for a drink the bartender was great
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  • micclayVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Outstanding views of Manhattan (weather permitting), the Hudson river and the Palisades. Great for an outdoor drink or outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Dinner for Grandma
    Down2EarthDiner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We took my 88 year old mother for a special dinner on her last night of her vacation. The food and service was excellent and the view of the Hudson is amazing. My 15 year old son even commented on how good the food was. It was a bit noisy for my mother but the rest of us were able to hear and converse with no trouble.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It was absolutely beautiful..the service, the staff and the food was exceptional. It was a beautiful fall day to take in the wonderful scenery.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food needs improvement
    CHG5678
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I ordered the lobster roll. While the fries were really good, they did not toast and butter the roll. As a native New Englander, this was disappointing. It was also a ordinary store bought roll. The lobster roll was primarily stringy tail meat, and was not as fresh as it could have been.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our server was very impersonal. She never asked us what we wanted for dinner, we had to tell her. The good was great especially the bok choy and the sweet potatoes that come with the salmon. Wine list was great, and portions were just right. The menus definitly need to be presented better; they don't match the atmosphere. Other than the few nit-picky criticisms I have, our experience was pleasent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    Doreen
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Overall experience was outstanding and will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • in every way ,impressive to all.
    cle34
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My guests were pleased.Service was prompt and accommodating.A really great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Half Moon is good
    foddieVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Having been to this restaurant several times I must say Half Moon is good. The view is amazing as any picture will tell you and the food is okay. The wait staff more often than not is outstanding. The brunch is a great find as they have $18 unlimited champagne/mimosas. I will come back again, have yet to find a food item that I love enough to order twice but overall a good choice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    Tom54
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Nice place to enjoy brunch, menu was a bit limited but a beautiful location and staff was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We had the prime rib special and the food was solid. The service was friendly but mediocre.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow wine list!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The restaurant was great in general. Only downside was that they did not bring us the wine list straight away. They took our order for food and then brought the appetizers out in about 3 minutes and we still did not even have the wine list!!! We had to ask for the wine list and the server had to go away and find one!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kiwiVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    One of the best restaurants in Westchester and right on the banks of the Hudson River!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, good food, okay service
    AlicesRestaurantReview
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The view can't be beat and the atmosphere is great. The brunch menu offered a good variety and is very reasonably priced. They put croissants and cinnamon buns out in lieu of bread before the meal which was nice, but the cinnamon buns were kind of dry. In addition to the regular menu they offered options for kids that were very in tune with young children's tastes. The servers were very personable and checked in often enough but they seemed overloaded and we had to make some requests multiple times. If the service were more focused, it would have been a much more enjoyable and relaxed experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Special Occasions!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Celebrated my anniversary on 9/20/14. Have been to Half Moon a couple of times over the last 2 months. Love the atmosphere, the service is great and the food very good. Looking forward to going back. Great restaurant to meet with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View, Exceptional Food
    N5YUSA
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This was not our best visit, Food was excellent, service was fair, it looked like they we're lacking staff. The section we sat in seemed like it was all people who needed hearing aids and left them home. Very loud! It was tough to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great View on River
    tonitravelVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The best parts of dining at this restaurant are the beautiful view of The Hudson River and their hamburgers. They also have a good wine list, interesting choice of appetizers, and we had a great waitress. However, the noise level is so high that it is difficult at times, to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice romantic setting
    weeshk
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Nice restaurant setting very well laid out with a comfortable outdoor setting. Service was excellent , however restaurant wasn't that crowded. Food selection was good and the specials were good choices. Waitress was very attentive and pleasant and made sure that we were taken care of the entire time. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing special
    Cowgirl
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A great building in a prime location, but there anything special ends. Service is earnest but amateurish (if an adult doesn't choose to order a cocktail, they don't need to be told that it's "no problem"). Conversation was interrupted as multiple servers checked our responses. The food is okay but nothing to write home about. A lobster and avocado salad was very tasty, but too cold. The ribeye was so so on flavor and texture and was overdone. So have a beverage (it'll be "no problem" if it's nonalcoholic) and enjoy the view, but save your appetite for a better restaurant. And go outside, because the music selection is AWFUL.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • reunion group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had 12 classmates arriving early for our 50th high school reunion, so needed a venue to have dinner Thursday night. One of our classmates who lives locally and is a foodie was unenthusiastic about the Half Moon, but we decided to go there anyway because of the views of the river. We had a very good meal--a few people ordered the special, which was paella, and said it was wonderful. The service was excellent. My only question is that when I tried to make the reservation for a party of 10, Open Table said the only time available was 8:30. We got there at 8, to have a drink outside first. Our table was ready at 8, and the restaurant was not at all busy, so I'm baffled about why we could not get an earlier reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JudyVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Everything about this restaurant was wonderful, the food, ambiance, and especially the view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Place to pick up your spirits...
    riverlover55
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    WE have loved this restaurant since it was the Chart House because of the ambiance and scenic views, we aren't foodies. Our experience this week did not disappoint in these areas, in fact the "Spirits"--wine, in particular, was excellent. Our birthday girl from Europe was delighted with this place. Our charming excellent waiter Sergio had a lovely birthday greeting written in chocolate on her plate surrounding an amazing special dessert. Two of the three main courses were very good--the PRime rib special. I had the Chicken Milanese with a strong bitter greens salad. Unfortunately the lemon/vinegar dressing was too sour. It somehow saturated the chicken dish and nearly ruined it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The view is amazing,not the service
    ksniderVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We dined on a Sunday evening at 6:30 and had an amazing view of the sunset. The food was decent- good baked clams and oysters- but not worth NYC prices. Also, service was almost non-existent. We got bread, but had to wait 10 minutes for olive oil. My second glass of wine never arrived and the food came out almost 1/2 an hour after ordering. It was a pretty spot, but we won't make the trip from NYC again
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Fantastic time! Food was superb as was the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice little gem
    andreyk1
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This is a great restaurant with a fabulous view of the river, service is friendly and accommodating. Will recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great view, so so service
    IrishMick
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    On a nice day, view was excellent, overlooking the river. Food was quite good. Service was notably not great. Restaurant is convenient to train station for those coming out of the city.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Views!
    LoveSushi
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The views are spectacular. The portions are generous. The staff is very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GaryVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nothing spectacular. Average food, average service and noisy. Not worth the price charged.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • no valet service, too noisy
    dtrain
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Even with GPS, restaurant was not easy to find. It was raining and they did not have a valet service. Nice view of the Hudson River. The waiter was not very attentative, when he tried to explain the menu and specials, it was very difficult to hear him over all the noise. Sounded more like a bar than a upscale restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    Saturdaynightfolks
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our waiter was a vibrant knowledgeable young man with great smile and fee bad I can't remember his name. Service perfect, food very good and a river view to put it all together. Love your Sangria.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was not disappointed
    wheezy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    There was a group of eight of us & not one person was disappointed, nor had any complaints of their entrees. The waitress was very attentive & was excellent in assuring everyone was happy. She accommodated our special request without skipping a beat ( two of us asked her to give us a separate bill for another bottle of wine). She also heard us wishing one of the people in the party Happy Birthday. At the end of the meal without our asking she brought that individual a dessert with a candle & we all sang Happy Birthday. The views of the Hudson River are phenomenal. The entire dining room's back wall consists of windows to enjoy the view. They have a large deck & outside bar to take in the views as well. Noise is a problem in din room
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect dinner
    sylrod
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Visited Half Moon on Friday, September 12 to celebrate cousin's birthday. We were all very satisfied with the sangria, food and dessert. Afterwards we spent some time outdoors and it was perfect as well. The service was great. My guests were enchanted with everything.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful views, food disappoints
    luvnycVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    With incredible views of the Hudson River and The Palisades, one would have expected the food to come in at second place. Came in last. Caesar salad was overdressed and the accompanying grilled Chicken Breast was overlooked, dry and tough. Even the ice tea had little flavor. Get a new chef!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful Spot
    Fashionista365VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Fabulous location on the water. Fun and energetic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't beat the views
    Jmack
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I assume the food was find, but I was too distracted by the views and the gorgeous day to pay much attention. We were a party of four having brunch. Everyone seemed happy with his/her choice. I ordered the bagel all-the-way, which was very good (could use capers, though). But, again, good friends, fabulous view -- at the Half Moon the food becomes incidental. We will be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service
    CarolF
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The brunch menu is great! There is something for everyone from child to cult. The food was served quickly and everything was delicious. I would recommend this brunch for a wonderful Sunday afternoon with friends and family or just as a romantic brunch with a spouse.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic