Under The Moon Cafe
Under The Moon Cafe

Under The Moon Cafe

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://underthemooncafe.com/
  • Phone: 6092918301x
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Under The Moon Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (42)fit for foodies (27)romantic (19)special occasion (18)great for lunch (15)good for groups (10)great for brunch (9)great for outdoor dining (4)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (2)scenic view (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Eclectic and Delish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!
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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • A Little Gem in the City
    coastergirl0928
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    From the eclectic decor and tableware to the tasty Argentinian menu, this place is charming and a wonderful find in Bordentown city! I couldn't find a thing I didn't like. Friendly and prompt service, delicious food, perfectly cooked and ambience of dining in a sweet and unusual flair - this is one place you don't want to miss!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Eclectic
    Kate
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Atmosphere, food and service was great! Loved looking at all the memorabilia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jet269
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    A very diverse menu with plenty of options, somewhat centered around the owners South American heritage. Set in an eclectic decor that is not your usual boring restaurant furnishings. The food was spot on and presentation was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Service and atmosphere was great. The food was average though which was a shame as it was a great spot. All of the food was very bland. The Cuban sandwich was very dried out. Desserts though were tasty it was the best part of the meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Desert
    heart
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Had dinner, went for a walk and came back for the desert. It was worth returning for!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute and eclectic
    Veglover
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We had a marvelous dinner..loved the eclectic decor! The menu had so many wonderful choices and our meal was superb! Lots of vegetarian selections too...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mexican Night
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I think that adding some Mexican selections to the mid-week menu is an excellent idea. The house-made, nacho starter and the fish (cod) tacos were both very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Warm and Charming Decor and Atmosphere but low lighting; Wait Staff very attentive and helpful. Tapas were tasty though portions small, just right for a single person appetizer or for a late afternoon snack; Entrees were tasty and satisfying; Desserts were nicely presented and difficult to resist. BYOB; I would return to dine at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food
    Markc
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Our dishes, the Salmon and Vodka Rigatoni were notably tasty. The spinach salad with pears and walnuts was almost perfect. They should remove the stems from the spinach leaves. Whatever dressing they used fit the salad. Their desserts were out of this world. Service was great, but our table for two was a bit cramped.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love under the moon!
    Chrissyv36
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    From the food to the comfort and setting to the service this place is outstanding! Our waiter zach was so nice and very accommodating. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 107 reviews are from the Under The Moon Cafe reviews archive.
  • Dinner with friends
    watagavone
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Early night out with friends - tasty appetizers, delicious dinner, and spectacular desserts. Great place for unique specials and consistently good regular menu selections.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find in Small Town
    Mosey
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    You can not go wrong at Under the Moon. Soup was awesome as well other dishes. Staff was Very attentive. Wish I had ro for dessert
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderfully interesting décor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Charming is the 1st thought that enters your mind when your welcomed into Under the Moon My wife was over the moon when we received our meals so delicious and at a moderate price If this place were in Philly or New York you would pay so much more But lucky for us it in Bordentown We loved the experience and will be back soon
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful veggie burger!
    nomoreveggieburgers
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I've been to Under the Moon many times for lunch with my friends and the food has always been great, but this time I picked the wrong item off of the menu - the veggie burger was pure mush, no texture, no taste, and the goat cheese on top was just more mush. I would have sent it back but I was with a large group who were taking me out for my birthday and I didn't want them to think I wasn't enjoying my meal. I will go back again, because I love the quirky atmosphere, but I will stick to the salads or salmon sandwich.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A home away from home!
    Jnm12
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I brought my mother here for a celebratory dinner on a Friday night and I couldn't have picked a better place! We were shown to our table immediately even tho the restaraunt was extremely busy. Everyone there was so friendly and had smiles all around! We ordered off the restaraunt week menu. The entire meal was out of this world! Of course we couldn't leave without getting a few of the homemade desserts. Our server was terrific! So sweet and attentive. We had the greatest experience from the moment we walked in up to the time we left. I would highly recommened this place to anyone! I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My taste test
    TheEditor
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    This place is absolutely beautiful! The food is so good the first bite will make your eyebrows raise. My only gripe would be the customer service which is VERY IMPORTANT! It is one of the essential keys to having returning customers. We would often try to get the waitress' attention because she NEVER came by to see if we needed anything. It resulted in another table recognizing the same problem and grabbing the waitress attention for us after a long waited period. TAKE IT FROM ME...CUSTOMER SERVICE IS EVERYTHING BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOU MAY BE WAITING ON.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50's kitchen
    JohnMat
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Four of us dined at Under the Moon during Bordentown Restaurant week. The cafe had a very cozy feel to it with its mismatched dinnerware and tables and chairs. Reminded me of a 50's kitchen - very comfortable. The menu they put together for restaurant week had something for everyone. Food was outstanding. Had the pork occo bucco and it literally fell off the bone. Everyone at the table had a different dessert and I sampled them all and can't say enough about all of them. Highly recommend this restaurant and would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Nikki
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This restaurant is amazing and never disappoints. Food is absolutely delicious and comes out hot. I haven't had anything there that I haven't liked. Be prepared to spend a couple of hours there, it does take a while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great restaurant!!!!
    JayDubbs
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I have been to 100's possibly 1000's of restaurants, without any doubt Under The Moon Cafe is in the top 5!! The service, food, ambiance all perfect. From the flat bread appetizer, the tuna, thru the best coconut cream pie PERFECTION! The retro decor was so good, we ate on the same table & chairs we had when we were kids. I do not know the owners visited this eatery on the blind via OpenTable last Saturday. There were some negatives comments mentioned on Open Table these people must fall into "I am never happy" or "works for the competition" category.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our first time here,
    Lookingforfood
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This was our first time here, it was recommended by friends. The service was great. The food good. We would go back but try something different. We did find that things were a bit too salty for our taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent... As usual
    ArchivesGuy
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I have seen a few negative reviews of UtM, but I have personally never been disappointed. My "go to" restaurant for family celebrations or dining with friends who want to try something new. The risotto is always top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Lunch
    wineanddineVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I made a very good lunch on a salad and the Cuban sandwich. There was plenty of good food and all at a great price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere for gathering
    Jill
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Great atmosphere for gathering of friends or family. The decor kept us reminiscing all during our lunch. Food was very good. The crab cake was delicious and the Jimmy Jam sandwich was very tasty. We were all very comfortable in this restaurant and were able to talk and be heard. Was disappointed that dessert was never offered. We walked in to a showcase of beautiful looking desserts and the waitress never asked if we wanted anything. We could have asked but we were caught up in the collectables that surrounded us that time ran out. I would definately reccommend this restaurant to everyone. A real hidden gem!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.