Although Moonstones serves
Although Moonstones serves regular entrees, we went small plates instead. We had an assortment (Moonstones has a wide variety of cuisines fom which to choose), and I highly recommend the meatballs and the prosciutto with figs. For dessert, have whatever th chocolate thing is - absolutely fantastic! Service was very nice, and although the bar was loud, we'll definitely be back!
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
was a little loud. sat next
was a little loud. sat next to a hot fire. felt good at first but then began to get real toasty. food was very tasty. service was a little slow, but they had a big group in the same room. I would go again.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Place was packed. Nice decor.
Place was packed. Nice decor. Menu interesting, but limited. They also had small plates which we will try next time. Service was very slow, but that may been intentionally paced. Planning to go back in the near future.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were all impressed,we ordered the wild mushroom risotto, sesame soy lacquered salmon, scallops and shrimp pad thai and chcicken and shrimp piccata. We decided to share all 4 entrees and these were outstanding.
Creme brulee was to die for!
Highly recommend this restaurant!
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique tapas and more
Menu was vast and we liked the idea of tapas style dining (small plates to be shared). Unique menu items ranging from flatbread pizza to lamb to pad Thai. Unique flavored beautifully presented. Server was responsive, very knowledgeable about the menu and wager to answer any questions. If there are large oarties it can get loud in the dining room. Highly recommend.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific Beer list with many
Terrific Beer list with many unique options. Food was great, service was great...a wonderful meal and we will go back.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once you get by the rather
Once you get by the rather nondescript exterior, this restaurant is a fantastic place. It has a cool lounge/bar area, raw bar, and some very yummy mixed drinks. The staff was friendly and attentive which is always a plus. The menu is diverse and interesting drawing from many cultural influences. Something for everyone. I had the rib eye - which was outstanding.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique food which was fantastic.
Unique food which was fantastic. Our party of 3 shared several small plates and the dessert sampler. Everything was interesting, flavorful and the presentation was nice. Have told several people about Moonstones in the past 2 days and can't wait to go back!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasty and Fun!
We had been to Moonstones on several occasions, and decided to take my partner's parents out. The whole experience was delightful. We ordered solely from the Tapas menu. Everything was delicious. The food came out in a timely fashion. Our waitress was terrific. She made a lovely wine selection for us, and let us try it first. It couldn't have been better. It's so nice to have a great restaurant so close to home. We'll be back very soon with more friends!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Moonstones visit
Found out from Cobblestones; been meaning to try. Finally went there for boyfriend's birthday, and what a pleasant surprise! The restaurant itself is very modern with great, ambient decor. Passing through a mountain of oysters in ice enticed our excitement to try Moonstone's seafood.
I enjoyed our waiter going through the menu with us (1st visit). We decided on the Ahi Tuna Tataki (seared tuna accompanied by a refreshing seaweed salad and sauces; great starter), Korean porkbelly lettuce wraps (surprisingly satiating), Taco (good, but unimpressive); scallops (PERFECT with crispy-bacon-fringes), butternut cappelletti (solid dish for light, sweet taste fragranced by almond and amaretti), and cod.
Go for dates and celebrations, drinks, tapas.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kudos to the Chef!
Been at this restaurant 3 times and each time we are never dissapointed!
Truffle parmisian fries outstanding!!! Better than Capital Grille! We tried the tagliatelle with mushroom and the special with Tagliatelle with lobster, loved both!
The pork chop and baked beans ...to die for!
Second time getting the risotto and by far they make the best!!!
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed a taste of just about everything. We will be going back again soon.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Spot in Chelmsford!
We have been to Moonstones many times and always have a wonderful experience. The wait staff is very friendly and welcoming, the food is creative and delicious! I definitely recommend this place and always bring friends, family and visitors here when they come to Chelmsford.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
5th year anniversary dinner
We spent our 5th year anniversary diner here and couldn't have been happier, the service was on point without being over whelming, the food was ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!! This will be going into the top 5 meals I have ever had. Definitely recommend!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had several small plates for appetizers and they were all wonderful. My daughter, son and I took my husband out for his birthday and it could not have been a better night. The food was exceptional and the service was even better.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting menu, especially
Interesting menu, especially for the area. Very, very good Artisan Salad in particular. The shrimp and scallop pad thai was very good though the scallops were not of the highest quality. Overall, very happy with this place. Would go back for sure when in the area.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth another visit
First time here for my husband & I. The food was really good. We started by sharing a couple of apps: a perfectly seared Ahi tuna tataki & 1/2 chilled lobster cocktail (note to self, will not order this again. It was market price of $15, & their version of 1/2 is actually 1/4 in the real world). For entrees, my husband enjoyed his pan roasted cod and I savored the sesame soy salmon, not to mention the creative way of putting the rice side dish inside a crispy baked phyllo. I loved that! We shared a very tasty creme brulee for dessert. The wine line is extensive, giving options to whatever is your budget. We managed to finish a bottle of nice, smooth Malbec. Knowledgeable & great service despite our waitress being so busy ~ thanks Lindsay!
7/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our Go-To Romantic Place
My wife and I discovered Moonstones about a year ago and have gone back several times because the service is good (folks are kind and attentive without being a bother), the candle-lit atmosphere complete with a fireplace is quite enjoyable, and food (though pricey) is very good and encompasses a variety of palates. You wouldn't know it from the outside, but it's really a gem and is our go to place for a nice romantic dinner out - quite suitable for Valentines Day and Anniversaries.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice new find, will be back
Dined for the first time there this past week-end. Server was very helpful as the menu was a bit confusing. Everything was excellent we had a great time, very relaexed pace too.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
When you plan to eat here,
When you plan to eat here, plan to have a meal that will leave you feeling satisfied. The food is excellent and the service is also excellent. The steaks are juicy, and the filet is by far amazing. They have such an eclectic menu. Large portions to tapas section of the menu. The last time my hubs and I dined here, I ordered oysters and a small plate that was a scallop special. It was outstanding. And the deserts, oh my. Crème Brulee. I found myself just closing my eyes when I had my first bite.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The option to have tapas an half portions makes this place even more special. Great food and fun menu!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've driven past this place a few times and wondered what it was like. It was great. Food was excellent. Great bar. Great cocktails. Service was very friendly, even though they seemed a little rushed. Perfect pace for a relaxing evening. Will definitely go back!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed a wonderful brunch. Food, service, piped in music were all very good.
We were celebrating a birthday and they delivered a dessert w/ candle. Overall
a lovely experience. The waitstaff was very attentive. Noise level was fine , we were
able to carry on a conversation. We will return!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little overpriced, but still
A little overpriced, but still a very good experience. The service (Lindsey) was superb and the food was first rate.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food & Atmosphere
I always have a great experience here. The food is always amazing and the atmosphere is unlike anywhere else in the area. They offer great small plates, entrées and desserts. I always try to introduce new people who have never been to the restaurant to go and try it out because it is so special.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time, great food!
Went here with my 2 teen girls and hubby for a casual birthday meal. The girls loved the small plate concept. Even our pickiest eater tried everything and loved some new things. We all loved the Ahi tuna tataki. The service was top notch, never felt ignored or pressured. The desserts were also amazing. We will defintely be back.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food amazing happy hour
Mondays 3-5 happy hour, most apps are 1/2 priced. Drinks are good, Guinness is "pulled" very well and the food is excellent, In some ways, the apps are the stars of the show and are better than several of the main dishes. Great atmosphere although you might drive by it if not paying attention, it's next to a hotel so be prepared to turn into the hotel parking lot and drive around
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great but service was slow
We came in on a Sunday night so restaurant was very quiet; not busy at all. Server was extremely educated on the food and menu and very nice and helpful. Ambience was great. Our food and drinks were excellent. The only complaint is that service was extremely slow. Not the server's fault, it seemed like the food was taking a LONG time to come out of the kitchen. We got everything else very quickly and server was extremely attentive so I think it was an issue in the kitchen. We would try this again as food was great but am a little leary of timing on a busy night - was a little pricey but good for a special occasion.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the flexibility
We've been to Moonstones several times before and we love the flexibility of being able to try multiple different small dishes with a nice glass of wine. The food is really good and the choices are great. Moonstones does attract a number of sizable groups and on our most recent visit there were a number of groups. That slowed down the service a bit and raised the noise level considerably. Plus the dining room was very cold - to the extent that it was uncomfortable. All in all we love Moonstones and we'll be back but wearing sweaters just in case.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Does not disappoint!
My wife and I swear by Moonstones for a romantic dinner out, which has become our restaurant of choice for celebrating life's milestones or just when we want a little extra special date night. Service was wonderful as always with a courteous, attentive and personable staff. Food was delicious as always - we've always enjoyed all of the dishes we've tried there over the years.
For a quiet, candlelit dinner out with your special someone or catching up with a close group of friends, Moonstones delivers amazing cuisine with picture perfect ambiance - very unexpected and impossible to find outside of Boston.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect date night!
I have been dining at Moonstones since it opened, but I have yet to review it. We ordered a few tapas, the asian bbq short ribs (one of my fave items on the menu), the korean style pork belly lettuce wraps, the seared scallops with bacon truffled potato and lemon butter (party in my mouth) and oysters. For my entree I ordered the best filet mignon I've had out in a long time. The husband ordered the veal special and he is still talking about it and it's been 5 days since we went. Oh and for dessert, yes, we made room for dessert...I ordered the Italian zeppoli and they were the perfect end to a ridiculously indulgent meal. Perfect date night!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM