Harvest Moon Inn

4.6
147 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Innovative American cuisine in an elegant but
comfortable ambiance.

Dress Code - Business Casual

Renovated c. 1811 stone building - two dining rooms with fireplaces, Tavern Room with large oak bar. Dining & Tavern menu
available in Tavern. Dinner menu available in the dining room only.

Charlie Kutz at piano Friday & Saturday eves.

Award-Winning Chef/owner, Stanley Novak, CIA graduate.

Facilities for Garden Weddings, Indoor Weddings, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah, Corporate Events & Parties.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 pm - 2:30 pm;
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm;
Dinner : Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm;
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm;
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Phone number
(908) 806-6020
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 147 People Are Saying
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!

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DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great food. Looking forward to our next visit.

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b
Naples
161 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Harvest Moon dining is outstanding. The food is beautifully presented and delicious. The service is personable, knowledgeable and efficient. It was a most enjoyable evening for dinner.

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WD
New York Area
916 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious duck; paired with their outstanding wild mushroom soup and a couple of glasses of pinot noir, this was a perfect retreat for a black Friday lunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving.

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EJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the thanksgiving Holiday at Harvest Moon. Since we moved out of the area we had not been in quite some time but it DID NOT DISAPPOINT. The restaurant was busy, but service was excellent. No long waits or delays. We were seated in the tavern and it was a bit noisy. Wonderful bottled wine menu, but like its decor, its a bit dated. A craft cocktail drink menu was sorely missing. Even with those little bumps we will not hesitate to book again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving

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ME
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, ambiance and atmosphere! So good to see great culinary entrepreneurship in the area! We enjoyed a wonderful evening and diner and will be back.

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FC
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Harvest Moon is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. Everything is made fresh, in house, including the bread, pasta and pizza. Lately we have been sitting in the bar area, where you can select from either the fine dining menu, or their separate bar menu. The bar menu provides more casual options that are a bit less expensive. Everything we've had has been delicious. Service is good. Need a reservation on the weekend.

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RM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time had by all. Certainly will be back. Great food, drinks, piano music, service and all. Top ranked in our book

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B
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The best part of the meal was the warm dinner roll. I ordered Asian chicken meatballs as an appetizer. I was tempted to ask our server for a magnifying glass to find them amongst the Asian vegetables. I ordered pork tenderloin with potato gnocchi as an entree. This entree reminded me of a Swanson’s Hungry Man Dinner. The pork chops were thin, loaded on a plate of peas with the blandest gnocchi known to man. The decor of this restaurant is from the early 90s. To make matters worse they charged $10.25 for a pint of beer. That is not a typo, $10.25. Manhattan prices for below average food in a stale atmosphere. Very disappointing!

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place! A historic property loaded with charm on beautiful well kept grounds. Always fresh cut flowers (from the grounds) Very professional staff, warm, courteous and accommodating. Amazing creative dishes, fresh fish caught by the owners, dishes made straight from the garden- well versed in food allergies. Prices are what you would expect for a quality restaurant.

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JH
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

New Jersey is blessed with many historic homes that have evolved into restaurants. Few we have tried are as exceptional as Harvest Moon Inn proved to be. The menu is diverse and varied, the food was wonderfully prepared and it was beautifully plated. The service was formal, polite and professional without being intrusive. And the Inn is nicely authentic in its decor and ambiance.

Starters included a most unusual, and especially delicious grilled seafood sausage with polenta, followed by arugula salad with crispy Duck Confit and a salad of seasonal greens, pear, and goat cheese. Everything was fresh and delicious.

Main courses included a fabulous rack of lamb (pictured) and pork medallions (not shown, but larger than the typical medallion). They were both perfectly prepped and accompanied by crisp and flavorful vegetables.

Desserts are made in house and are not to be missed. Cappuccino and milk chocolate mousse with rolled in toasted hazelnuts was out of this world! (see photo) Ice creams were fresh and delicious.

Our only complaint was the bar staff, dull, dismal, and completely unsocial. The bar seemed well stocked and the prices were reasonable, but recommend avoiding the house Cabernet, which was too sweet and lacked body.

Why did we drive by the Harvest Moon Inn so many times and not give it a try? We loved our evening and will absolutely return.

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PG
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to the Harvest Moon a few times a year, and we always come home very satisfied. The dining room is far superior to the bar area if you plan to chat with your party. The live piano music in the bar sometimes makes it difficult to carry on a conversation.

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RC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant closed on a day I had made reservations for a business meal with customers. Everyone arrived as per reservation and restaurant was unexpected closed without any notification.

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WD
New York Area
916 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The salmon special (served over linguini and clams) was very well done; it was really quite delicious.

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S
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been dining at HM since it was renovated in late 1990s. Has never disappointed me; has surprised me many times with creative combinations and super fresh ingredients. Service is top notch, bartender is great and if course, Charles On The Piano is sensational!

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food. It was a small touch slow coming out I thought, but everything was very very good. I will go back for sure. We had beef, pork, chicken, tuna and scallops. All were prepared very well and everyone enjoyed.

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MW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were both outstanding. A bit pricey but the food was outstanding quality. The noise level was a little loud, but that was due to the group of people that happened to be dining at that time. Will definitely return.

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DD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They should improve their vegetarian choices, pretty uninteresting choices. Menu overall was very good.

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RA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. A dining gem in Hunterdon County.

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SG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, creative menu, comfortable setting

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G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The burgers are to die for, the apple martini was great, the waitress was very attentive and the prices are good also.
I have been coming to this restaurant for many many yrs and just feel so comfortable - one suggestion turn off your
cell phones, some customers are rude in letting their phones ring and ring and then holding a conversation.

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PH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was my first time there . I received a gift card for Xmas from a vendor and was excited to use it. I have heard so much about this place from my friends . The building was very charming and inside was a joy to look at and dine in. The service was first class, our waitress was exceptional and made us feel like part of the family. The food was top shelf and to be honest would stand hand in hand to any on the fine dinning restaurants I have dined at in NYC. I will be back again .

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was worth every penny, everything was excellent from the crab stuffed onion ring appetizer through to the creme brûlée. My only complaint is the price of beer ($10.75!?!).

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TB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and we will gladly come again even with the 15 minute trip. Everything from the appetizers, to the wine, to the salads, the entrées, and over the top desserts were awesome.

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n
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is amazing. I live in Chicago and can appreciate a great restaurant. This place is a hidden gem! We had arugula and watermelon salad - so delicious - and paired it with a great bottle of wine, steak, salmon and of course the company of our dear friends who are lucky enough to live nearby. A wonderful experience. Everything perfectly cooked, prepared and served with care. Thank you for a perfect evening.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved the waitress.. was very nice. I also love the piano playing of the classics. I will come again.

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WD
New York Area
916 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding; a perfect place to come for a summer dinner.

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JH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there for my mother's 81 st birthday. The food is always delicious and the service is great. My mother uses a walker and the bathroom is not wheelchair accessible-the stalls are narrow with no bars and low toilets. It is an issue everytime we go here. There is a lovely handicapped entrance around back by the the beautiful gardens that is very convenient.

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N
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our party of five had a wonderful meal on a Saturday evening. Very good food, very good service, nice drinks, a little pricy but worth it.

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W
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

We have been to Harvest Moon Inn previously for special occasions and enjoyed it. We hadn't been in a while. What a disappointment! We did not have the traditional steak that is served and tried some other menu items. We were so disappointed with the gnocchi (no sauce or flavor at all on them) and the seafood sausage (tasted very fishy). Sadly my birthday dinner was ruined.

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r
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time for dinner - it’s a bit pricey so we haven’t been for some time - I had the breaded chicken over risotto which was absolutely delicious, my daughter said her NY strip was cooked perfectly- our waiter was very good and friendly!!

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E
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thus is a wonderful, quiet inn with excellent food and service

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CL
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This elegant setting has an elegant menu to match. The chef is always on his game and the meal never disappoints. There is always something for everyone. This was a wonderful birthday occasion.

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WD
New York Area
916 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After so many great dinners here, I came in for lunch. The Grilled Pork Medallions, done with asparagus and risotto and the Arugula salad with crisp duck confit were ideal courses. Lunch or dinner, I have to rate highly the meals I've enjoyed here.

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KE
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This was a Saturday night dinner out and the food was fabulous; everything to perfection from the hot rolls to the peanut butter brownie dessert and everything in between. The staff was also great and more than accommodating and friendly. The wedding in the bar area was a bit intrusive, and it felt odd to enter the restaurant through the wedding. Wonder why they don't have another entrance for the restaurant when a wedding is in progress. Overall, I would go back again and recommend this restaurant to a friend.

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Went there on the night before Mother's Day. EXTREMELY loud wedding in bar area spilled into dining room. For some reason, they couldn't figure out how to keep the door between the two rooms closed, so they used a napkin wedged in the door frame?!

While the food was very good, portions are very small and the service was marginal. We've been there numerous times, and we'll be back someday, but not in a hurry...

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e
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. The service was excellent. I highly recommend it!

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J
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice ambience and quiet enough to carry on a conversation easily -- not too many places like that! The Peking duck breast with asparagus risotto was outstanding.

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