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
416 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (359)great for outdoor dining (329)special occasion (210)romantic (185)good for groups (165)great for brunch (123)great for lunch (100)neighborhood gem (99)fit for foodies (86)vibrant bar scene (70)hot spot (56)kid-friendly (49)late-night find (40)notable wine list (37)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Gary
    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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
  • Saturday night:
    treatedlikecattle
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a 7:30 reservation and were not seated until well after 8:10 . I asked if we could sit outside while we waited for the table but was told that if we sat outside to wait than we would have to stay outside. I did not understand why they would not have moved us inside once our table was ready. Instead we four in my party waited in the front lobby with only three available seats. Once inside and seated we found the restaurant was quite noisy. In addition the hard bread roll presented was well over done (charred and black on the outside).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice view/terrible service and food
    JohnBlaze
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Beautiful location. Perfect to watch sun go down over the water. Bartender made me drinks first then out ice in it? Pretty sure that shortcut cost me another round bc it was terrible. Had simple chicken dish. Completely unseasoned. My date liked calamari but the shrimp tacos were nothing special. I left most of my plate untouched
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bjordan589
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My wife and I met my boss for dinner there. He is from the Mid-West and wanted something different. He got a real treat. The views are fantastic. We could see Manhattan and George Washington Bridge from one side and the Tappan Zee on the other. When it lit up at night it was striking.The food was aslo fantastic. The salmon was cooked perfectly. It was seared on one side and moist all the way through. My boss commented that it was one of the best salmon dished he has ever had. The service was excellent. They did not hover over you but were attentive to our needs. Dining was leisurely and everyone enjoyed themselves. My boss mentioned that we should come here again when he is back in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unfortunate confluences...
    OceanView
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We arrived to find that Half Moon wasn't seating people outside on the deck for full dinner service (as they done for the past five year's we've gone) because it wasn't a weekend. The outside seating have a limited "light fare," basically bar food. We came for a birthday dinner, not a hamburger. What took the cake, so to speak, was the poor service from the waiter. He was hard to find when we needed him, and then was as unfriendly as they come. It was so bad that we didn't leave ANY tip, a first for m e.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great atmosphere and mini getaway
    Goodvibes
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The atmosphere and beautiful scenic view overlooking the Hudson is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of NYC to enjoy a nice day or night out for friends, family, or with a significant other.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come for the views and atmosphere
    TygrlVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Seven of us had lunch here since we were in the Hudson Valley to visit a nearby attraction. Wonderful ambiance on the Hudson, service was very efficient, we had a great server. There were not a great number of options in the area but this was one of the better ones.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ok food, great view, not worth it
    LGFox
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    went for brunch with my friends. The setting is beautiful and we could get a table outside, but it was a VERY humid day, so we opted for inside. The food is just OK, really overpriced and nothing special. The service was just OK too. The guy who poured water in our glasses, spilled the water and pieces of ice on the table - didn't apologize and didn't clean it up! The waitress was nice enough. If you want an exceptional food with great views, go to X2O in Yonkers. It is also located right on Hudson and the food is delicious and presentation of it exceptional too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    always enjoy the view and ambiance here. food and service good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gordo
    GordoLikes
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    great Hudson River view. Fine service and food. If you eat inside on a warm humid day you may need to ask them to turn AC down. Our table was next to a window and three was a vent next to our table. Very cold air until asked to turn off.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much improved since last visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great view of the Hudson river - the food was much better than the last time we visited. Great place to get drinks and tapas
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Longest dinner ever
    Alfresco
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We decided to wait the hour for an outside table. After an hour and a half wait after my husband asked what happened to the "only an hour wait"? The hostess said she texted my cell phone and they've been waiting for us. I'm still waiting for the text! Anyway after we sat down after 8:00 having a 6:30 reservation it was too cold, too dark to see the view and the service was way too slow! The menu wasn't impressive at all as far as food choices and once the food was served our party of 6 didn't think the food was that good. Same with the desserts. However, the drinks and the sunset was amazing! I could have had that in my back yard though. Parking was also annoying! Don't think we will be back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good view but mediocre food
    snowbee
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    beautiful setting over looking the Hudson river. HOwever the lunch menu is limited and the food is really just not good. Would not recommend it for anyone.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Love the venue. Food pretty good but nothing special and prices have crept way beyond their cooking grade.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rose
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    beautiful outdoor scene on the water. very limited menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVEX2O
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our relatives from Florida were very impressed. That thought the prices were good and they loved the food and, of course, the view. The next time they visit, we will definitely visit Half Moon again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.