Under The Moon Cafe
Under The Moon Cafe

Under The Moon Cafe

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://underthemooncafe.com/
  • Phone: (609) 291-8301
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Spanish
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Catering: Catering options are available upon request.
  • Entertainment: Local Artists

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Crosswicks
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Under The Moon Cafe
Under the Moon Cafe was the founding vision of mother and son, Estela and Santiago Orosco. Their concept is a simple one: create a warm and welcoming atmosphere and offer quality, home cooked meals to new and old friends.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Under The Moon Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (54)fit for foodies (43)special occasion (27)romantic (20)great for lunch (19)good for groups (19)great for brunch (8)hot spot (6)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great Find
    NJJIMVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Excellent Food and Service, will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun decor, VERY good food
    InfrequentReviewer
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Darling place that borders on kitsch but doesn't cross the line. Service was perfect! Food was very good - osso buco, as promised, fell off of the bone and was in a delicious savory sauce. The entre plate could have used something in addition to the tasty mound of mashed potatoes, though. I think the menu said "vegetables" though if they were there they must have been buried under the potatoes. Loved the poached pear appetizer. Would definitely come back if I'm ever in the neighborhood again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monday Lunch
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    This was the first time I can recall having a quiche (ham and three cheeses). Since I ordered the Caesar salad to start, they gave me some grilled veggies with my quiche, instead of the mixed greens. This was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll be back!
    Carolw15
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was our first time, and as I was the one who made the reservation for 6 of us I was hoping for the best. We were not disappointed...atmosphere was funky/eclectic, service great. Several of us had the salmon and it was fantastic. Service great- waitstaff attentive. Only meal that was disappointing was my husbands meatloaf which was dry & overdone. This would not stop us from visiting again. It's a BYOB which was nice. Be aware that parking for any restaurant on Farnsworth Ave. on a Sat. night will be challenging. There is a public lot which fills up quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Smithers
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Loved this place! I was seeing a friend I hadn't seen in a while. This was an excellent place to reconnect. Excellent menu, ambience and quiet enough to hear every word. I have a feeling I will look back very fondly on this place for quite some time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An eclectic, delicious gem!
    Jaimemich
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Came for girls' night out dinner- great ambiance, friendly service, fantastic food (don't skip dessert- so good!!!), and were not rushed through our stay at the table. Would absolutely return and recommend to others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worthy of your byob
    scotchontherocksVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We needed some good food to go with a terrific Napa meritage to celebrate my wife's 100th birthday. I exaggerate a little, but by the time we are done celebrating this milestone, we will have built up enough celebration credit to last until then. The tapas were wonderful. We shared 3 between us and darling younger daughter (empanada, artichoke souffle, corn brulee), and , all so delicious we forgot we were going to share an entree to leave room for the beautiful desserts in the case. All three entrees (pork chop special, coq au vin special, and Argentine meatloaf) were even better. So, instead of sharing one entree, we shared one dessert. Poor planning on our parts but the good food made us do it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday dinner
    DinneroutVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Again, a notable experience . The atmosphere is eclectic. Restaurant was decorated for Halloween. Quite impressive. Lots of balloons, spiders , streamers - fun! Service was great. Our waitress has taken care of us several times and she adds to the experience. Our meal was delicious. Appetizer of warm Bree was superb. I recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vault1
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We went on Halloween weekend and the restaurant was decorated and staff was dressed in costumes. Really looked great. Once you walked in you can feel the energy . We had the pre fix menu and it was awesome. We also had the coconut cream pie that was the best I ever had. If you want to try something different, I would recommend trying Under the Moon. It is not your typical restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hallowe'en fun
    lovestheater
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great Hallowe'en decorations, and servers in costume. Food was fabulous, and our server was great. Very creative menu. Music was a little too loud, but it did go along with the Hallowe'en theme.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We liked Under the Moon before. We invited a group of 6 others to join us.The meal was disappointing. The steak was chewy, the pork osso bucco was too salty, the pumpkin soup was bland, and the empanadas were tough. Service was fabulous, the place is so charming, I am sorry the food didn't go over well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in town
    Iknowfood
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We had another great dinner at this cafe....the Tuscan shrimp appetizer was to die for, as was the boneless short rib over homemade sweet potato gnocchi. I can't wait to got back, Book early in advance because this place was packed!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Funky Atosphere, Delicious Food
    seniordiner
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Loved the funky, clever way the restaurant is decorated; tables and chairs, linens and flatware, dishes and glasses are all individual and unique. This is a fun place. The menu is interesting, with small portions available to try at reasonable cost. The food is outstanding. I loved the risotto of the day which featured fresh vegetables. Also loved the desserts available! Only one thing to improve...water for tea should be boiling hot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good but
    Petes
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Ordered a 16oz rib but got a 12 oz rib eye very good apps nice servers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unique dinning experience
    JamesK
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    First time at this place and I was very impressed with the staff and the food. each dish seemed to be made with great care
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    foodielover
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    First time visiting Bordentown & a great find in restaurant. So creative in both food & atmosphere. Nice selection & diversified menu. Something available for everyone. Service was superb! Such an adorable place to dine with such a great flair for design & fantastic food. The pumkin risotto was a real winner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time, not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    First time at the restaurant this past Sunday. Service was very slow and food was over cooked. Our server was friendly, but had too many tables to wait on and was also the hostess. The busboy serving water and food was not pleasant or helpful. He actually tried to push past my grandmother who was using a cane as we departed the restaurant. Great eclectic and interesting décor. Should be a neighborhood gem, just not my experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere, good food
    Johanna
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We love the interior and the atmosphere - very cozy! Great for Sunday brunch but also for a special dinner with friends or your spouse. The food is rather rich, and they always have something special and interesting on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor choice. Not worth a try.
    BucksLadyVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Decor is overly eclectic. Our waitress was pleasant but servers and bus people extremely unprofessional. B and I shared the arugula salad which was good. R said his split pea soup was good. I had the frutta di mare in a lemon butter sauce over linguine. The mussels were large and chewy; the scallops were hard, the shrimp just ok. The linguine and sauce was tasty. R had special veal stuffed pepper over ravioli He said ravioli very doughy. D had special scallops and pasta with a sun dried tomato cream sauce. He said the flavor was good but the scallops were over cooked and hard. B had pumpkin ravioli which was good. I can never understand (in any restaurant) why staff is allowed to clear plates when some of the guests are still eating.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Find!
    MAL4CherryHillVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It was our first time here and everything about this great restaurant exceeded our expectations! The eclectic atmosphere, the food and service were exceptional! We felt like we were in Manhatten! Can't wait to go back and take some friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Lunch
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Very nice dining on 3 of there small plates. I always enjoy their Caeaer salad with a couple of other combinations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet and Beautiful
    amyfem
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Under the Moon lives up to it's name - romantic and unusual. The eclectic vintage decor gives the place so much character, and it's menu is diverse enough to give options, but small enough to be sure the quality is spot on (there was also a great selection of specials). I went with my fiancé and 10 old daughter and we had a wonderful time. We will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice little find
    tom1234
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great little eclectic restaurant on the main street in Bordentown City. Food seemed thoughtfully put together. Nice tapas menu. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eclectic and Delish
    NancyK
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    When you walk into Under the Moon, you always receive a friendly greeting. The restaurant is very comfortable and so cool. Everything is purposely mismatched and has a cool vibe. When you check out the seasonal menu, it is so difficult to choose your meal.... each item looks more yummy than the next. The servers are very attentive (but not too much) and are so personable. Portions are very generous so plan to enjoy the meal again with leftovers. It's a great place to go. If you are a chocolate lover, the chocolate mousse is second to none. I get it each year on my birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I love the décor at Under the Moon. It's all vintage and eclectic. I was served on a plate that was same pattern of dishes my mother owned in the 50's. The food is interesting and delicious. The menu varies with the seasons. Our waitress was helpful and available when needed. She seemed happy with her job. I have been there before and always leave feeling happy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Less than pleasant dining
    Traveler60
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Six of us had dinner at Under the Moon being seated at a table with a music speaker directly behind us at ear level. The music was so loud that we asked three different staff if it could be turned down. When there was no change, we easily removed a wire to the speaker. The manager then appeared and angrily told us that we had just turned off the music to half of the restaurant and we should have asked to have it turned down. When we explained that we had multiple times, he simply walked away. Although the crab cakes were very good, the steak and meatloaf were not. The meal ended with a waiter dropping two cappuccinos on several members of our party. The manager did not charge for the five cappuccinos. We won't return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Worth the Price!
    we3ernes
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We went to Under the Moon on a recommendation of a friend. I saw the menu prices online and thought they were on the higher end of the range but decided to go for it anyway. I was very pleased with everything about this restaurant - the food quality and freshness, the atmosphere (kitschy), and the waitstaff (excellent). Everyone had a great time (12 year old up to 71). Just wish there was more parking nearby!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 130 reviews are from the Under The Moon Cafe reviews archive.
  • Tapas
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Very good selection of food for a light dinner; the beef empanadas gets better on every visit. That and a Caesar salad and the patatas bravas actually made a great diner that wasn't all the light, after all. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun experience
    Sawyer23
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We knew before going to the restaurant we were going to order a variety of appetizers rather than dinner. The appetizers looked so appealing we wouldn't have been able to choose one or two so that helped make our decision. Good choice. The stuffed shrimp, goat cheese, acorn squash and corn brûlée were delicious! The per de resistance was the warmed fudge brownie with home made whipped cream! The only negative is the lack of air conditioning. We will go back but not on a hot night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Floridians Enjoy Local Fare
    coastergirl0928
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We brought our out of town family to our favorite restaurant to enjoy dinner. It was the usual, wonderful food and service. Our family loved it and they raved about there entrees and the unique ambience of our local Bordentown city gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Food didnt taste fresh, potatoes had weird processed flavor and texture, desserts looked like they were sitting for days.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a great find in Bordentown!
    Melisa
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Such a welcoming BYOB... in terms of atmosphere and hospitality. Enticing and delicious menu. They even made special dishes for the kids! Absolutely loved our meal and plan to return again. Patronize this restaurant, it is a hidden gem!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over the Moon for Under the Moon!
    coastergirl0928
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I went to the local farm market last week and Under the Moon had a table! So excited to see the owner there with a fresh marinara sauce in Mason jars, I had to purchase one! My husband tasted it and was, well over the moon! We made reservations for another great night! Not expecting to have sushi, I can tell you this little neighborhood gem has everything! The ahi tuna over seaweed salad was done to perfection as was the sirloin steak my husband enjoyed. No leftovers on our plates, and we couldn't eat another bite, not even the awesome desserts they offered. We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The staff didn't match the rest
    thinkingtwice1
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Food was deldelicious, place was beautiful, staff. ..not so friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This is a perfect lunch spot. Our party of 3 was in need of a leisurely "catching up" lunch and this turned out to be the perfect place. Our server was attentive but not intrusive and understood that we were in no hurry. The range of food was great for a group that all wanted something different (light lunch to dinner substitute). The meatloaf lunch entree was enough for two so there was a reprise of that meal at home the next day. It was delicious with unique touches including a hard boiled egg and bacon wrap. The other meals (large salads) were excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs Work
    sherry
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    While we had a pleasant brunch at UTM but their attention to detail is lacking. My poached eggs were barely warm and too well done, coffee was not refreshed regularly and the french toast bread pudding which four of us shared was as dense as a brick and much too large a piece for one serving. Atmosphere is really funky and there are some small tables on the sidewalk which are nice for two diners. We would return and hope it cleaned up the act a bit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies Lunch
    Topsy
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    With two old time friends, I enjoyed a wonderful lunch. The tapas menu is great!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Under the Moon
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I've always found the food very good: a solid 4 stars! This BYO bistro is one of the best in Bordentown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't judge a book by its cover
    gourmetgalore
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This was a nice surprise of a find. Stumbled on this place as we needed to find a place that wasn't too far from Hamilton, NJ. Ambience was very nice, décor was very vintage and allowed for many conversation starters, and food selection was very eclectic. Really had a good time here with my family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Outstanding food, but disappointed in service. Very slow and missed the obvious at times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.