MoonShine - Modern Supper Club
MoonShine - Modern Supper Club

MoonShine - Modern Supper Club

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.moonshinesupperclub.com/
  • Phone: (973) 218-6042
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Klaus Kronsteiner
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Off-site catering menus available.
  • Entertainment: Music lovers will be enamored with live music Thursday-Saturday evenings + Sunday brunch—a sexy mix of acid/electric jazz, lounge and funk

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Millburn Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Secured Parking is always provided for your convenience at 75 Main Street / 1 Taylor Street (enter on Taylor Street) during the following hours:
    Monday thru Friday - 6:30 pm until closing
    Saturdays & Sundays - All Day
    Holidays - All Day

    Weekday mornings and afternoons please use surface street parking, or the restaurant is only a short walk away from Municipal Parking Lots (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
A word from MoonShine - Modern Supper Club
Contemporary American cooking executed with style, finesse and an "updated" comfort-food sensibility, featuring new takes on retro-classic dishes. MoonShine is a happy amalgam of modern regionally sourced cuisine with approachable, appealing dishes. The beverage program boasts an emphasis on seasonal specialty cocktails – original creations and updates on classics. 30 beers by the bottle and 20 draft lines will delight the palate of even the novice beer enthusiast. Prefer Wine? 50 wines by the glass, in 3- or 6-oz. pours coupled with another 50 bottle Reserve List from Old- and New World, with brief, vivid, helpful descriptions to assist w/selection provide a sanctuary for any professional wine swoosher. MoonShine Modern Supper Club is an instant new classic.
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MoonShine - Modern Supper Club reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (14)fit for foodies (13)neighborhood gem (13)notable wine list (12)special occasion (9)vibrant bar scene (8)romantic (7)great for brunch (6)hot spot (5)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great vibrant local spot
    Renee
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Service was attentive. Food was solid. Really enjoyable atmosphere for a night out. Neighborhood find for a happening scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JJAV
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We wanted to try this restaurant and was not very impressed. County Salad was under dressed. MUSSELS were chewy. Roasted Branson was over cooked and oily.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Must See
    MontLife1289VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Spectacular in every way! The food and ambiance is splendid. Love how duck is incorporated into several dishes. Very unique.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    If you are looking for a place to eat that has a great atmosphere, food and drinks, this is the place. An eclectic menu to satisfy all taste buds. Tasty drinks and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice find
    foodie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    What a nice find in our own backyard! Food and service beyond reproach Very accommodating. Will return whenever we can. Looking forward to trying all the wonderful items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MoonShine
    Bri2312
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My husband and I have been to the MoonShine Supper Club several times. Each time, we order the Chef's tasting menu. The entrees on the tasting menu are always delicious. The speciality drinks are always excellent. The entire staff is knowledgeable and polite. We truly enjoy our dinning experience at the MoonShine Supper Club!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where was everyone
    PatrickVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    For Wednesday lunch before a Paper Mill matinee and I'm the only one in the entire restaurant -- that should have been a clue. Short rib sandwich with fries -- would be a decent lunch for $6.99 or so, but at $14 -- in this kind of place -- wow. Very nice server said the sandwich would be "moist" -- I didn't realize he meant so soggy with grease from the short ribs that you'd have to eat it with a fork. A piece of lettuce, tomato, pickle, or even an olive on the plate would have helped.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    Kasey222VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My husband and I went to MoonShine on a whim on a Sunday evening. The service was phenomenal (Jesus was our server) and everything was timed beautifully. We had the housemade ricotta to start & more toasted bread was offered before we asked (it's a shame when there is an amazing spread leftover but no bread!). It was delicious! I had the short rib entree & my husband had the mushroom ravioli. The sauce on his ravioli was to die for! My short ribs were yummy. Warm cookie dough dessert was AMAZING! They also have a GREAT cocktail list - I had the Ginger Side Car, which was delicious! They offer complimentary kids meals for each adult meal purchased, which we realized was probably the reason there were lots of small kids. Great for families!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really nice dinner!
    nocooking4me
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a group of 6 and everyone really enjoyed their meal. The wine was excellent as well and the cocktail menu is very fun. The service was very good as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Brunch
    NjpirateVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our second time there for brunch and already looking forward to the next one. Had the French toast which was maybe the best I've ever had while my wife had the duck and waffle for the main course. For the first course I had a lettuce wedge with all kinds of added items, cheese, orange segments,etc and a tasty dressing. My wife had the crepe with a chocolate sauce and berries which was out of this world. And the unlimited mimosas and sangria during the meal make it a real bargain at $30 each excl tax and tip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new find!
    otissa
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    LOVED our dinner on Sunday evening before the show at Paper Mill. Our service was excellent--competent and friendly, yet non-intrusive. Our cosmopolitans were the best ever and served beautifully. Wine and dinner were superb. I have already begun to spread the word!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    hsmc78
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Service and sangria were fantastic, I was disappointed with the food. Very bland
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale neighborhood restaurant
    njtxfoodie
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I have been to Moonshine several times, but never had dinner there. I typically had drinks and food at the bar. Moonshine is a great neighborhood upscale restaurant. The restaurant gives you a great New York City vibe without the travel. I had the bravette steak. It was good, but not great. However, that may have been because of the cut of meat. The potato side was excellent. The creme brulee was wonderful! In fact, all the desserts I have had there were good. Additionally, all the food I have had on the bar menu was very good. The service can sometimes be off. However, the owner/manager, Victor is great and always very inviting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Avoid This Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Our appetizers were okay - lobster mac and cheese that was fairly mundane and a caesar salad that was okay... It was hard to find a bottle of wine for less than 60 but our cabernet sauvignon for 50 was also fine. Things turned sour with the arrival of the short ribs which were bone dry and tasted a lot like the burnt pot roast of childhood. We sent it back and yes, they took it off the bill and tried to soften our disappointment with complimentary dessert. However, the main courses at the table were only okay as well. What contributed to the overall poor experience was the erratic service. It took a long time to get our food and when our main courses arrived, they had forgotten the sides.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Service was terrible. I had to ask 5 times for the candle to be lit. French fries were cold. Dessert was served without utensils and no server was available so we had to go searching on our own for utensils. Food was mediocre.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So sad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Flavorless foods. Angry chef. Decent, but slow wait staff who we're polite but generally lack knowledge of the menu. Wife and I each ordered an appetizer with filet as the entre. Bisque was dull, lacking both savory and herbal flavors. The shrimp topping looked like something thawed from Costco. My wife's salad reminded us of something off of a deli line. Both of the steaks were ordered medium rare. One came out medium and the other rare plus. We thought about sending back but had just seen the chef throw a Hosey fit over someone who wasn't happy with a side of Mac and cheese. Even though the bar was nice we can't reasonably recommend to anyone.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth returning
    PeskerBellhop
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great bar and drinks menu. Great selection of beers. Good very good and varied. Something for everyone (meat eater and vegetarian!).
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    Antelope2747VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had been going to Moonshine since we read about it in the paper and it got rave reviews. It used to be you walked in an the bar was packed and the restaurant was buzzing with people. So when we walked in on a summer Friday having not been there in 6 months and it was dead, we thought that was odd, but it was summer. Now we know why - the food has completely slipped. For example, the duck that used to melt in your mouth came to the table grey and old looking and not nearly as delicious as before. The creativity of the specials seem to be totally gone and our favorite dessert - the warm cookie dough that is cooked to order came to the table so quickly that there was no way it was cooked to order. Such a disappointment - won't be back
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • an escape of a night
    GinaMarie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The eccentric food took us far away from the center of Millburn. The chef's take on pairing of different flavors had us wanting more. The restaurant is not quite at all and the chairs are a little bit lower than most but overall an outstanding experience. It may have been our first time there but definitely not our last!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 289 reviews are from the MoonShine - Modern Supper Club reviews archive.
  • Will return
    k1f2
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I will make this as brief and simple as possible. The manager went above and beyond. I ordered the duck dish and was looking forward to it; however, it was not quite what I expected. I will not go into that b/c it does not matter. When the waiter came over to see how we were doing, I expressed my dislike of my food. He proceeded to send over the manager who immediately offered to replace the duck dish with anything else I wanted. Since I also like scallops, I ordered the seared scallops w/ bok choy. It was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed my food. Initially we ordered the grilled octupus which was tender and delicious. I left the restaurant satisfied on all counts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lil NYC in Jersey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Solid food. Good atmosphere. Attentive service (was a Thursday) Fun with a few couples.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • marblack
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I have been here several times. The food is always very good. The staff is friendly. The drink menu is interesting
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lively Neighborhood Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We have been to MoonShine several times since they opened - just to the bar for girl's nights or drinks and appetizers, to the restaurant for dinner and for group meetings. The service is also outstanding and the food is unique and delicious. Always fun drink specials or creative cocktails to be found and a great vibe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This Place Is Worth A Try
    KathyMadisonVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My husband and I went to this restaurant before going to the Papermill for a 7 o,clock show on a Friday night. Our reservation was for 5PM. When we arrived at 5, the bar was empty and the dining room was not even open yet. The staff was apparently having their evening meeting prior to starting to serve for the night. Bartender was attentive. We decided to sit at table in bar area and that is where we chose to remain for our meal. Our dinners were good but not great. My husband had the Grilled Spanish Octopus and the Summer Risotto and I had the 8oz Flat Iron Steak with a side of asparagus. We will go back but we will choose to eat off of the bar menu rather than the dining room selections.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must for a Night Out
    MontLife1289VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Impeccable food, outstanding service, and relaxing environment. Drinks perfectly prepared and the presentation of the food was very artistic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dinner
    LindaF
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had a very lovely dinner at Moonshine. The server took very good care of us and the food was delicious. I loved the salad with the crispy shallots, so good! I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Had dinner before Papermill show. Waiter was excellent and very attentive to make sure we made the show. Food was great. Mussels large and juicy, crab ravioli very tasty and gourmet-like. A great meal and a great waiter.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    foodie81
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Delicious food. Creative cocktail menu. Attentive, excellent service. Overall, a great dining experience. Will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great romantic dining experience
    sharms
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Went there for fiancee's birthday dinner on a Sunday evening. Place was pretty dead with only one other table of 5-6 occupied, with one more walk-in later; but that made for a nice quiet ambience and great conversation for us. Everything we ordered was delicious - Moonshine Punch for my drink, Tuna Tartare, grilled spanish octopus for apps; eggplant bisque with lemongrass soup; truffled local scallops gratin & braised short ribs for entrees; warm cookie dough & Profiteroles for dessert. As awesome as the food was, we felt the service was slightly lacking - mainly in terms of speed & timing. Our server though super nice was MIA for longer than anticipated in between each course. Service surely could have been more prompt. 1 point taken away.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for weekend brunch
    Scenic2
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The special pre fixe lunch menu gives me just the right amount of food for $20 and the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good if you are a foodie
    Spgc
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Not a good place for food. Not clean. No table cloths. Had to return my food and still hated.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jmkm
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The service and servers were great. The food was delicious and we had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    Restauranthappy
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Always an excellent meal! Great service, great atmosphere and one of my favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great eats and drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I had not been to the restaurant in quite a long time but the experience was great! We were a party of four. We had cocktails first which were great then ordered a bottle of wine for dinner. The wine selection was plentiful and the prices were fair. Dinner was exceptional. We all had the branzino fish - it was well seasoned and delicious! Since we hadn't seen the couple we met - we wound up being the last diners to leave the main dining area. The staff was very accommodating and never rushed us to leave. We will definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still The Best in Town
    snoopsister
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We go here often. The food is always well prepared and the service pleasant. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You're kidding me!
    JoniBeeVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    First and last time! Restaurant & service were fine. Crispy gnocchi were swimming in a liquid with chunks of pork on top- it was really chunks of pork FAT, the kind that you can't chew and makes you gag! It was a Monday night perhaps it was a fill in chef, but I'll never know, I won't even give them a second try. I rated the noise level as quiet because there were only 6 others in the restaurant, if full I have no doubt it would be too noisy.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    Dinnertime
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Had a great birthday dinner, food was outstanding and the staff was great. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great brunch
    DecadentDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Enjoyed brunch - as always! Only thing I don't love is the mimosas - OJ from concentrate & tastes like the frozen kind you get at the grocery store.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    EBdiningVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    This was a nice find. Made the reservation on a lark. Liked the menu and looked like a great place when driving through. Would recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I recently went to Moonshine
    Kiki
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I recently went to Moonshine to celebrate my birthday with a few friends. The atmosphere was wonderful, as was the food and service. The menu was filled with unique items & everything we had was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.