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MoonShine - Modern Supper Club
MoonShine - Modern Supper Club

MoonShine - Modern Supper Club Details

  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Impeccable food, outstanding service, and relaxing environment. Drinks perfectly prepared and the presentation of the food was very artistic."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The service and servers were great. The food was delicious and we had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Delicious food. Creative cocktail menu. Attentive, excellent service. Overall, a great dining experience. Will definitely be back"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The special pre fixe lunch menu gives me just the right amount of food for $20 and the food is delicious."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have eaten at Moonshine a few times and it has always been very good. I recently had my husband's 50th Birthday party there. We had the entire second floor and brought in a DJ. I can't tell you what a pleasure it was to work with Victor Delapa and his staff. Victor was always quick to answer my calls or e-mails while we were planning. The night of the event the entire staff was super professional and caring about giving the best possible service. We had about 70 people for a cocktail party with passed and stationary hors d'ourves and desert. Everything went perfect! Thank You!!!!! "
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Not a good place for food. Not clean. No table cloths. Had to return my food and still hated. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The main complaint (At least when I went) is that the glasses don't sit on the tables well, they rock very easily. I spilled a water glass, unfortunately towards myself. Service didn't notice, nor did they clean it up. To be fair, I didn't announce it. However, I did clean it up myself, out of my chair, and I was surprised no one asked what happened. No one ever refilled the water either. Additionally, our table cloth stayed soaked the rest of the meal. Other than that, the food was really good and the atmosphere was lively. This isn't a very quiet environment, but it isn't distracting either. A fun establishment that backs it up with class and product quality. "
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We go here often. The food is always well prepared and the service pleasant. We'll be back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Always an excellent meal! Great service, great atmosphere and one of my favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Had a great birthday dinner, food was outstanding and the staff was great. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "service was gruff, food was good, but they seems like amateurs at the restaurant business, more a bar that is opened early. wouldn't recommend it."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was delicious! Best calamari appetizer I have ever had. The duck was amazing, but sadly the accompanying stuffing (or was it potato?) was not. We were seated upstairs in a very nicely decorated room with large windows overlooking the street. Great music. The staff seemed like they had never worked before. First we were offered a table on top of the only other filled table in the room. We asked for another table, as did every party after us. Our server who told us our real server was busy, was unable to pronounce many of the words in the specials. The other busy server never appeared. The busboy asked us repeatedly if we were still "working" when he came to take our plates..."are you finished with your meal" -how hard is that?"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The tuna tartar appetizer was delicious. We sat upstairs which was a little quieter than downstairs. Bar area was loud, but once away from that area is was quieter. Entrees were very good as well. Very enjoyable evening. Waiter was very good as well."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Brunch is prix fixe only, but the prices are very reasonable - $20 for an appetizer and entree, and $10 more for unlimited drinks. The bread pudding was absolutely delicious. You HAVE to order that. The deviled crab and crepes were mediocre. And another friend wasn't too happy about the steak dish. Eggs benedict was good though the smoked salmon was on the salty side. The bread pudding really saved the day though. We all joked that we should have just ordered of those each! We would definitely come back just for that and the unlimited drinks. Ambiance is very nice."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Went for a birthday brunch and was able to make a reservation one hour before. When we arrived, the restaurant was only half full but our table was not ready. We were celebrating and were hoping for a festive atmosphere, but this restaurant is dull, dark and non-descript. The service was dreadful, the kitchen cancelled our ticket for no reason and we waited close to an hour for eggs. Finally, out came the smallest omelettes I've ever seen, hard and inedible and appeared to be some type of fake egg product! We had dinner at the bar about a year ago and had to send food back, but thought it was just an off night so we gave it another try. Still no good. Our waiter was sweet, but don't waste your money, I wish we hadn't!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "5 adults and 2 teens had dinner on a Saturday night. We had a reservation and sat upstairs, which is a little quieter than down. Salads were fresh, main courses, mostly steaks, were well prepared and tender. When we had almost finished the main course, one of the teens had 2 friends arrive. The waiter seated them with us, rushed their order in the kitchen and were nice about the change. Extensive drink menu. My favorite "Carrie's Martini". This is not an inexpensive restaurant."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The server was very nice and attentive. He explained the menu and specials very well and repeatedly encouraged us to ask questions. The gnocchi and meatball appetizer was fantstic but both of our meals were a disappointment. I had the Bronzino and my date had the wolf fish. Would probably try this place one more time..."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The service was actually pretty good - attentive & knowledgeable. The room was not too noisy until a large (12-14) party was seated toward the end of our meal. The food was a disappointment. The bread/cheese appetizer was too salty; the salad shouldn't have even be served - chopped lettuces with a couple of pistachios & flavorless dressing. All three of us had a version of the risotto which was crunchy and bland. The panna cotta was was thick & heavy. Some of the dishes were very good like the beet salad, short rib & special pork roast. Overall, we felt we spent too much for too little. We won"t go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My wife and I love this place for it's amazing cocktails and great food. We're vegetarians (but eat fish) and we always find excellent things on the menu. The staff are very friendly and attentive - not always a given. At our last visit, they volunteered to move us to a more quiet spot when a large noisy group came in. They had us moved with all our table items within a minute. We will definitely keep going back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Service great - from hostess to servers. Menu great. Food great. Food came out quickly and was cooked really well. "Upscale casual", neighborhood spot. A lot of fun. Would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "It's unfortunate that the service was notably bad because the food was quite good. Dinner for two took over two and a half hours, much of which was spent waiting between courses. We had to ask if they had a coat check - they do, but no one offered it. We had to stop wait people passing by to ask for bread, another drink, etc. Ultimately, when the bill was presented, the waiter forgot to add the dinners. We alerted one of our waiters to the error. He handed it to someone else and it came back corrected without a word of thanks. We could have left without pointing that out, saved over a hundred dollars, and none the wiser. We didn't do that. It would have been nice if someone at least thanked us for our honesty."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Four of us (all over the age of 40) dined here last Saturday night. The food was really impressive. The Gnocchi was light and crispy on the outside and airy inside. Everyone loved their entrees and the drinks were fabulous. The service was perfect - accessible but not hovering. Next time we go I'm going to request a table facing the street. And bring strong reading glasses - it's a bit dark and the menu is small print!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Although we had a reservation and the restaurant was empty, we were seated practically inside the kitchen. The waiter was unable to explain the wines and neglected to explain the food. Although our the meals themselves were good, everything else outweighed that and we won't be returning."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Went to Moonshine on Saturday with my wife for a rare night out. Free parking around the corner, little bit of a walk given how cold it was. Seated in the back, between the kitchen and the bathroom, which was not as bad as it sounds although the lighting is a little bright over there. Very attentive waiter, which is great, but beyond incompetent in the basics of waitering -- didn't memorize the specials, came to our table chewing on something at one point, tried to refill our Pellegrino glasses with tap water instead of bringing new glasses, didn't bring the bread out for 20 minutes, etc. Food was pretty good -- we had the house salad, beet carpaccio, whole bronzino, calamari, apple cobbler and creme brulee. All was tasty but not amazing."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Had been to Moonshine about a year ago, and wasn't very impressed. decided to give it another shot and was happily surprised to find a MAJOR improvement. The food was great and our bartender very accommodating with drink suggestions. I am now comfortable recommending this spot. ENJOY!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We had dinner early on a Sunday - 6PM. We were seated upstairs, a quiet, sophisticated space that never did get very busy. However, service was excellent and the food was better than good. We selected this restaurant because its menu was a bit out of the ordinary, and it did not disappoint. By the time we left, the fist level was buzzing, very full with people around the bar and eating. My only negative was the music - it was that "techno" kind of jazz that gets repetitive, and I at least, wanted to "change the station.""
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I've driven by this spot a few times and never noticed it until I was browsing Open Table a few weeks ago. I can't believe I didn't go there sooner. The ambience is hip, modern, and stylish but not pretentious. The hostess and bartender were friendly, and the waitstaff was very attentive. I went there for my birthday dinner in a group of 6 people and we were seated upstairs (who knew there was even an upstairs?) with a lovely view of Main Street. I ordered the tuna tartare appetizer, Crispy Ricotta Gnocchi with wild boar sausage entree and split the Warm Cookie Dough dessert with my boyfriend. The appetizer was flavorful, the entree was delicious and the dessert was a great finisher. A great find - go check it out!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "OK, we reversed our brunch appetizer & main course to have the crepes as our dessert, and started with Eggs benedict instead. I'm not a complainer but I did have to send the eggs back because the first time they came out the eggs were hard - not at all runny. So they poached us some new eggs, and then everything was perfect! Always a good meal and nice drinks here. The unlimited brunch cocktails for a $10 add-on is hard to pass up!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "We had a great meal here in a very quiet, empty restaurant on a Monday at 6:30. On a previous visit, 8pm on Saturday, things were "festive." Recommend trying on a quiet day if that is your thing. Chris was our waiter and he was about the best server we have had in a year."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Was looking forward to dining at Moonshine. Internet pictures were better than reality. Thought it was more "loungy" for drinks as well, but there was a very small area near the bar for that. Not the worst thing. Dining area was ok, not too interesting- dark, and half of seats against a wall. Worst part was the speed of service. Within minutes of ordering appetizers (and two minutes after drinks) food arrived and it was a horse race from that point forward. Within minutes of clearing the appetizers, the main dish was served on so on. Can't figure out because thee were plenty of tables available. This rush therefore diminished the experience. Overall very good food, but....."
    Dined on 1/4/2014