Permanently Closed - MoonFish - Orlando

4.4
1837 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. From table-side steak cuts and a world-class wine cellar. To a decadent raw bar and expertly-crafted cocktails. MoonFish is still Orlando’s finest steak and seafood restaurant. The family-operated, locally-owned fish out of water on Restaurant Row.

And with a revamped and more versatile menu, our commitment to the city and the neighborhood is more lively than ever. With new, exciting options and the addition of two classic sides to any entrée, we’re ready to make everyday a special occasion - and bring a casual, natural approach to fine dining and fresh seafood. It’s a return to the basics and the essence of quality, sustainability and perfectly executed cooking over open flame.

This is where the fire meets the sea. And where we’d love to meet you for dinner and drinks, any night of the week.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

I felt there were more steak options than fish choices. The steaks that were ordered in our group were a best fair. Have had better steaks at lower end restaurant chains. The service was outstanding, I was just not impressed with the food.

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CameronC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was great, gave suggestions on which meal to get and I was very happy he did. My wife and I enjoyed both our meals and everything was very fresh. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was perfect. Our waitress Jan was on point, and had the best attitude. Food was delicious with well sized portions. We highly recommend and can’t wait to get back.

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vipLNCOLS
Columbus
53 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great restaurant! I would recommend it. I would definitely return if I’m ever in the area again!

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Impressed
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and attentive service
A favorite in Orlando

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MikeJ
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Not the same MoonFish as in the past. Very inconsistent on the food. Almost as if the grill was too hot. Charred on the outside and raw on the inside. When you charge what they charge, no excuse for that.

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vipJeffTerry
Orlando
49 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food at reasonable prices. We all got something different and everyone enjoyed there meal. The manager stopped by which was nice.

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vipBabs
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy MoonFish. Our server was very professional.... our drinks, apps and entrees were spectacular! Wish we lived closer!

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vipHols10
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Oh no don’t go. I was looking forward to a nice fish dinner. We chose MoonFish because it was in an area we liked. When we walked in past the incredible door the thoughts of a good meal plunged. The SMELL, like an old dishrag that keeps being used but never washed. I wanted to flee but I persuaded myself that it was the real whole grouper they displayed at the check-in area. We were seated, both of us wavering about leaving and when the waiter came I asked about the smell and he was unaware. So, I again persuaded myself that it was a combination of fish and the wood burning grill. We started with calamari. My husband did not care for the sauce that was served and asked for tartar sauce. It took over 15 minutes to arrive! Now the calamari was cold. The waiter took our order, pork chops for me, medium,no salt or grilling spices please, green beans and fries with truffles: my husband fillet medium rare, asparagus, and mashed potatoes. Neither of us wanted fish due to the crazy odor and chances that it might be rotting fish. So we stuck with the meat. After taking our order the waiter brought us a freshly fired calamari, nice gesture but we were saving room for the main event. What an event it was. Pork chop so overdone that I could barely cut it. Over salted and full of the grilling spice, the veg was asparagus and mashed potato. My husband got the right side but had a costly filet that was medium to well. I told the waiter about the veg mistakes and he brought me the fries but no green beans.
I wish I could say that it was busy and the waiter was overwhelmed, but that wasn’t the case. He actually was very nice and realized the mistakes and gave my husband a free dessert - that saved his tip.
I do feel that this is a very poorly run restaurant. The kitchen staff are doing what they want and not paying attention to the orders. Yes you could say that we should have returned the food, but, I just wanted out of there

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food. A little noisy. Service was good but with some room for improvement.

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NicholasC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rich taste, wonderful atmosphere and catering service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner. The fish was cooked perfectly. The service was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
Little Rock
18 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks and amazing service!

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JustinS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Didn't honor our reservation, because they were "busy, so sat for 1/2 hour waiting. Then the food was cold and when brought to the attention of our server, said she would fix it and didn't come back.

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kanagram
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant! Consider it one of the top ten seafood restaurants in the USA. Fresh fish only. We travel extensively and have eaten across the globe; I love Mamas in Maui, and place Moonfish in that esteemed category. Great variety on the menu and use of local products. A lot of restaurants have good seafood but Moonfish excels!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our thanks to Mike and Abby who made this visit outstanding. We brought friends with us who were visiting from Connecticut. We had a great time and they very much enjoyed the food. Thank you, Dave Whitman
PS-my wife and I still have another month here and will be back before we depart.

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vipMAT1991
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. A couple could easily share a meal as the portions are generous.

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OpenTable Diner
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

El mero y el salmón fue de los fuertes mejores.
Excelente la torta de cangrejo el re

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

They used too much oil on everything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Very limited menu, the fried shrimp was soggy and greasy. The fish stale and tasteless. The only good thing was the cheese bread. Never again!

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TomZ
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service from Caleb was outstanding. He offered suggestions and let us conduct business meeting while still giving service that was not pushy nor interruptive. The food was also excellent!

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SamanthaM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Special occasion. Waited forever to get bottle of wine. Already had devoured apps. Then finally able to get waiter to find an opener. On top of all that. Didn’t even get offered a dessert menu. Much less a free one for our troubles. Not worth the money.

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Victor
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall a very nice place. Food was great. We ordered drinks at the bar and then they called us to the table. Then they couldn't find our drinks. Server was very nice, but she seemed a little lost. I heard her say that it was her day off to another customer. Will definitely be back though as those are minor things.

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bradb
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was suburb. Big portions. Chocolate cake was to die for!!

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charles
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food Great service great time will go back. Just a great experience.

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MarkS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. Our waiter was one of the best me and my wife has had. His recommendations was excellent. The hostess was not cordial. She did not give eye contact or offer any greeting at all. Now I must mention that this was Valentine day. And our reservation was set for 10 pm. But we was seated about 35 minutes later. My problem was that they could not give us an estimated time. That was my only negative of my experience.

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ApoloR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buen lugar para comer y disfrutar 0987654321 1234455567

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was pretty lit ngl

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I been dining with you guys for while but last night wasn’t to good.

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TravisC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was beyond amazing! Definitely will be coming back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

It was a horrible experience. Especially on Valentine’s Day, expected more of a quiet and romantic ambiance it was so loud waited an hour later from my reservation time. Our appetizers were given to us after our main course. Very sloppy. Overall it wasn’t what I expected. Wouldnt go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Jessica was great! It was my first time and I really enjoy the whole experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valentines Day.

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StephenS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, extremely loud noise level, could barely hear my wife across the table. Parking was worst part of the experience. Even with all that I would still recommend Moonfish.

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toad13
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine's Day celebration! The ideal place. It was cozy. The food was outstanding. The service was excellent. We visit often and we have never been disappointed.

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vipTheresa
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Their payment system is electronic. $70.00 worth of drinks were added to our bill without us knowing it until after paying and requesting a receipt. Electronic system is ok for one check per table. But if multiple checks per table, it’s not a great system. No privacy on giving tip - waiter stands there and watches you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The char-grilled oysters and filet mignon were great as usual. The waiter was attentive. The only disappointment was the fact that our son never received his soft drink or ice cream from the cheese burger entree we selected off the children’s menu for him. Usually the manager comes around with those delicious brownies wrapped with the TOTT label by the end of the meal which they didn’t this evening.

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vipGP4L
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat here every year while at a conference. Another great evening and Kevin was a wonderful server!

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Mwhite
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Food was ok. Bartender was not friendly at all. Hardly ever spoke to us. We left after appetizers to go elsewhere

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Permanently Closed - MoonFish - Orlando is rated 4.4 stars by 1837 OpenTable diners.

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