Moonstones

4.3
968 Reviews
$30 and under
Global, International

About

Created by the owners of long standing restaurant COBBLESTONES of Lowell; Moonstones is named for the pearly moon-like precious gem and oyster native to New England. Moonstones celebrates global bonds—the moon, the sea, the love of food, wine and revelry. We invite you to celebrate with us the worldly influence in all elements ranging from our local, creative raw bar selections, to our tapas designed for sharing life with friends in mind, to the bread we bake fresh each day to accompany our ‘crostini’ selections. Our creative cocktail menu draws inspiration from various international favorites, as does the carefully selected beer and wine list. Our design seeks to promote celebration, or just relaxation, in a local, sophisticated atmosphere to chill with friends. Think global, eat local.
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4.3
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4.3
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4.3
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alissa
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing night out with some girlfriends. Loved the cocktails and we shared small plates. Everything was delicious and even looked beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at a high top at the bar this time. I was a bit worried it would be loud but even busy it was easy to hear each other. Food was great. Service attentive enough but not in your face.
But those bamboo straws... be gentle or just drink out the glass!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of food. Service was exceptional— we love this place!

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Bugga360
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu, I love tapas, and top notch cocktails.

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PaulineB
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food with exceptional service in a chic place. Highly recommend

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HollyG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

The food quality was excellent, but we were very dissatisfied with the service. We were happy to be seated in a quiet side room, but then a family with two loud toddlers was placed next to us. There were many open tables in the other room, so we asked to he moved. The waitress said we could not move because those tables were reserved. A few minutes later, another couple in our room asked to be moved and their request was immediately granted. We don't understand why we were forced to stay in a stressful room while others were allowed to move. This made our meal difficult to enjoy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always the service was perfect and the food was wonderful! For quick tapas dinner and drinks to special occasions Moonstones has always been a favorite!

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FrankV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

service from Elena was great The team could not do enough for us

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BritB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

It was an interesting fusion restaurant, but for the prices I think you can get better quality food elsewhere. Also it was a very quiet night, and service was still painstakingly slow, 30 minutes waiting for a drink at an empty bar is ridiculous!

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Jenson
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I think Moonstones has a great atmosphere and is fun to go with friends. However, I think its overpriced.

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AndrzejS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot.

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vipST394
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant popped up on my places to try list and we gave it a shot seeing as it was a good location for us (we're in Burlington). I'm a big fan of tapas and was not disappointed. The food was fantastic, came out in "courses" spaced out well with only a minor delay in the middle that we didn't really mind. The tuna tartar and scallops were outstanding, and we loved the Chinese beef baos. We also got main dishes, he got a burger which he devoured and I got the mushroom risotto. Did not disappoint at all. Service was excellent. Very friendly, cheerful and attentive. I honestly wish I remembered her name for a shout out! Will absolutely be back and recommend to friends.

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vipCaroline
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Eclectic mix of foods. Everything was good nothing excellent.

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Laura
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu options.

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FrancesP
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have enjoyed Moonstones several times before and this visit was no exception.

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WilliamP
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Restaurant had great service and food was very good unfortunately they seemed to be overwhelmed and took over 90 minutes to get all our food and they never made one of our dishes waitress apologized I was surprised a manager never came over to explain why it took so long and one of our apps never got made

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Wondraa
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine celebration, delicious food as always!

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LindaO
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent we both had the specials. The food is always excellent here.

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vipNayT
New England
49 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate here with my little girls and they love it! The staff is great and willing to accommodate a picky eater with foodies.

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Lobster4Me
New England
26 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A friend and I sat in the lounge area for Saturday lunch. It was very cozy and pleasant. Service was attentive. We chose to share a few small plates - Shrimp cocktail, roasted cauliflower, and short-ribs. All were good. There was not a huge selection of sandwiches on the menu. Overall, a nice place to dine.

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vipsudbury
New England
41 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OK it's pricey. But to balance that the food was fantastic. We had a number of tapas that 3 shared. Nothing disappointed. Thumbs up on the gruyere flatbread, mushroom risotto with short rib, dumplings, spring rolls. The falafel was not my fave but not bad. Our server MIchaela was delightful and very helpful. Our drinks were delicious. We will be back for special occasions and when we're in the mood to share plates again.

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MarloweM
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food at Moonstones is delicious and artfully presented. And if you can't drink, they have a delicious selection of "mocktails." I'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great menu if you’re more of a ‘foodie’ (which I am) - our meal was very good, drinks were great. Good night out overall!

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BrittaM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

server could have been a little more attentive, checking in with us a little more frequently. had to wait a long time for things like water and adding to our order - had to flag down other staff to find him.

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kennethw
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were truly amazing. Left thinks I can’t wait to go back again.
Service was also pleasant and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have been to moonstones a number of times. It tends to be our go to place to bring out of Towners, as its fun, lively and lots of tasty food options. This last visit, we were disappointed. Our friends ordered steaks and had to send it back 3 times. It was either undercooked or very very tough to cut or overcooked. The restaurant simply could not get it right. They were kind enough to take those meals off the bill. We will not rush back there, however.

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PairOfFoodies
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went with a large group and got to try many more things than our last visit as a couple. There are very few dishes that we didn’t all enjoy.

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JodyR
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

When we got there our Open table reservation was not there. They were quick to accommodate us nonetheless.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bartender is great . Food plentiful and cooked perfectly.

A bit pricey for this type establishment but great for a date or doubldate !

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OpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stuffed French toast was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went to moonstones for New Year’s day brunch. I’ve been to moonstones before, quality of the food is always excellent, and while not inexpensive, we feel we get good value for the money. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

When we arrived a little early we were sat quickly even though the place was busy on New Years Eve. They were well staffed for a busy night.
Service was excellent and attentive just enough. They were able to cater to a gluten allergy with a wide selection of options, just watch out for the fryer contamination (they warned me).
The filet was more medium than med rare but so good it wasn’t even worth complaining. I’ll be ordering the risotto next time. It was so delicious, I tried giving up half my steak so I didn’t feel guilty tasting more!
I didn’t give full stars all around for a couple of reasons, the chairs were a little worn and when you really looked the place could do with a bit of TLC, then there was this odd vibration like sitting in a washing machine mid way through dinner that was really not pleasant.
No appetizers, two full mains, shared dessert and one glass of wine $102.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

New Year’s

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DavidM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good. The wine choices are a bit lacking. I'll continue to be a repeat customer.

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JustMe
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Early dinner (4:30) with a colleague. We both enjoyed all dishes immensely and were satisfied sharing all dishes. Loved the ambiance, perfect for conversation. When we left it was much busier and livelier -- looked like a fun place for a Friday night out! We started with arugula & apple salad, followed with tacos carnitas and steak and cheese, and finished with carrot cake. Everything was well seasoned, tasty, perfectly cooked. The server was attentive. Will definitely return.

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alissa
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had a great tapas dinner with a friend. Food was excellent but waitress was not very attentive.

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mumma
New England
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a work luncheon at Moonstones and it was perfect. Nice variety with their lunch menu, the food was fantastic and great service. We will be back.

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solarmal
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. We ordered several small plates, a large plate and a salad and everything was delicious. The mushroom risotto was delicious, short rib like butter, bao buns unique and tasty. Our waitress was efficient and friendly without being intrusive. The ambience is cozy and surprisingly beautiful. Don’t be put off by the hotel behind it, this is not what you think of when you imagine a hotel restaurant—give it a go!

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vipJoaquinG
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place! Best restaurant north of Boston, can compete with the best of Boston as well!

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FLtrip
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We made a reservation for Sat night, requesting to sit in the fireplace room. We received a call from the restaurant letting us know that the room was booked for a private function, but they would give us a banquet table in the lounge (bar) area. I was impressed that they took the time to let us know. Lounge seating was comfy and kind of romantic (a half circle seat so we could sit side by side) but it was a little loud. Service was amazing, very attentive and friendly. Food was excellent. I had the risotto with braised spare rib which was absolutely delicious. My husband had the rib eye steak which he said was very tender and perfectly cooked. Excellent wine list as well, they have a Sancerre by the glass which is not typical. Overall an excellent experience, just a little pricey for a non special occasion $130 before tip for 2 entrees and 3 glasses of wine (no appetizer, no dessert, no extras)

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Moonstones offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 256-7777.

Moonstones is rated 4.3 stars by 968 OpenTable diners.

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