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Date
Mon, 6/18
Time
9:00 PM
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Under The Moon Cafe

4.4
580 reviews
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$30 and under
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International
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  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
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.
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
International, American, Spanish
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Brunch: Saturday 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(609) 291-8301
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Catering options are available upon request.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Crosswicks
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Entertainment
Local Artists
What 580 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.2
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was excellent, as usual, and server was attentive. However, she apparently was new. She never mentioned soup of the day, and prices for specials were not given.

These minor details did not detract from the overall experience. Very good.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything here was amazing! So well done, great service. Would absolutely go back next time I'm in Bordentown.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

I've been to this place a few times for brunch with friends and it has always been delicious and a good experience overall. I was very excited to take my father-in-law and husband to celebrate an early father's day since my husband has work and my father-in-law was visiting. As delicious as the food was, we ended up having a waitress that just lost interest in us. At first the service was fine and the girl was sweet. But towards the end of our meal we had to flag her down for more drinks, then we ended up asking 3 other waitress/waiters to find our waitress 45 minutes after we had already finished our food. We understood that it got busy, but being completely ignored and having to ask for the the waitress again for the bill, and then for her to take an additional 20 minutes to pick it up and not to mention how long she took to return it. We just wanted to move on with our day. If I decide to go again, I'll be sure to have lots of extra time.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Love it here!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We went with another couple who had never been to Bordentown City/Under the Moon before. They were so enthusiastic! The portions are large, the food is unusual and delicious and the service was efficient, friendly and personal. We were all pleased that we didn't have to order full meals. We had salads, appetizers, and saved room for the memorable desserts! By the end of the evening, we were wishing our server a wonderful trip to Spain! We will definitely return, and introduce more friends to Under the Moon. An exceptional dining experience!

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We chose this restaurant based on the good reviews. The restaurant is cute, it has interesting decor. They did not have enough menus, so the four of us had to share two menus. Our waiter was not very attentive and he hardly ever came around. We tried to order some tapas but we were told we could not order just the one we wanted, we had to order a group of tapas, so we didn't order any. Our food was OK. I had the salmon, which I found overpowered by the capers, and it had a very strange odor that made it very unappetizing. One of our friends had the crab cakes and he enjoyed them. Two had the specials and were not impressed. We were looking forward to the dessert, but we found them bland. The bread and coffee was very good. Overall it was nice to try a new place, it is just not our cup of tea.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Last Saturday night we had a nice time at Under the Moon.We had a 6:45 reservation,and the restaurant was busy.Although their food never seems to disappoint,I had a serious issue after arriving back home afterwards.I ordered an entrée featured as a special,which was a rib-eye steak with mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables.We also had salad and an appetizer,which left me pretty well done before my steak came to the table.I asked my server to wrap most of my entrée up so I could take it home.Turns out,all they placed in my container was the steak with no vegetables,etc.So you pay for the meal,but since when does the restaurant decide to throw half of your meal out?!! So-Check your containers before you leave.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Vibe was great inside and outside. Service was great. Tapas flights were good but not as great as expected but overall the food was very good.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Good selection of food. My colleague liked his burger but the bottom of the bun was too soggy and he ended up eating it with a fork and knife. But he said it still tasted good. I got the Cuban. Also liked it. I’d go back.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Amazing food and atmosphere! Now one of my favorite places to eat. Will definitely be going back!

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I find the menu to be too limited for people who might not be as adventurous in their tastes. The desserts are delicious, as always, but I wish there were one or two less creative entree options for simpler taste buds. I love the ambiance and will continue to come to the restaurant, but I will probably go for lunch rather than dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

This was our first visit and we were impressed with the décor and the ambiance. The food was unique and delicious and the service was wonderful. It was a quaint little GEM in the heart of Bordentown. We will definetly be back.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Good food. Cool atmosphere. Great staff.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

A couple of my friends were a bit concerned that the restaurant was too far. Well one trusted my judgement and we all had delicious meals. Not one disgruntled diner. Everything was perfect.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

I love this place! Always feel like I am in a place far away! Love the food choices, and the desserts are to die for!!!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Dinner was amazing, and the portions were huge! We have leftovers for days. The empanadas and spring rolls were great, but don’t over order if you want room for dinner! Great service and vibe, we really enjoyed ourselves.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mother’s Day and had a good time. The place is very cute and the food was outstanding. We ended our meal with a piece of coconut cream pie that was out of this world. Only negative was our waiter was very slow. We think he forgot about us a few times so we had to ask the host for help. They did comp us the dessert to make up for it.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mothers Day

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mother’s Day

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We’ve been here several times and had enjoyed it every time, so my husband made reservations for my birthday. Unfortunately, when we went this time, we did not have the same experience because our waitress seemed like she couldn’t of cared less about us. When she came by to take our order, I asked what the risotto of the day was and she seemed annoyed that I asked the question. After our meal, she just said, “anything else?” and we just got the feeling she wanted us to leave. One of the reasons why we used to like this place was for the desserts. But at that point, we didn’t want to deal with her anymore and said no. My husband then observed her rolling her eyes. We had dessert elsewhere. From the first moment she waited on us, she had an attitude. We observed the other servers and staff, and they seem to be much friendlier and attentive. We had a good experience the other times we visited and even met the owner. Too bad one person can make such a bad experience, that we probably won’t be back.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We had a great dinner, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was fun. I highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Our party of 7 was well-fed and well-taken care of. None of us had been there before nor heard anything about it but we followed the recommendation on TripAdvisor and are really pleased. Everyone thought their food was delicious, from appetizers of shrimp, egg rolls, and bacon-wrapped dates to the entrees of salmon, pork ossobuco, stuffed pork chop, and skirt steak. A few of us had desserts and they all drew raves. We recommend Under the Moon.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I love Under The Moon!!!
The food is DELICIOUS, the wait staff exceptional and the decor so different - brought me back to my childhood with the old tables, chairs, dishes, things on the walls, etc.
TOTALLY PLEASANT EXPERIENCE!!!

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3.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Very good food and very nice place for adults. I chose it as TripAdvisor said family-friendly, but wouldn't agree with that as other customers little comments about babies/ children; and there was no baby change so had to change a baby on the bathroom floor. Staff very welcoming of kids though and accommodating for them so they try to be family friendly but TripAdvisor got it wrong to advertise as family-friendly. Would definitely recommend going back, but best for adults only.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food, atmosphere, and service - highly recommend

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

This place was AMAZING! I took my dad and boyfriend here to try something new for my dad's birthday. We were not disappointed. The menu is so unique, we ordered a million things and all of it was delicious, and the servers were very nice. The owner is a lovely Argentinian woman who came by to talk with my dad about the cafe. It is a lovely space, beautiful decor, lots of character, and most importantly great food. 10/10 will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great food, friendly staff, quirky atmosphere!

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Appetizers: flat bread was very good! Olives, pesto, roasted peppers... very crispy. Shrimp in pesto was less flavorful...

Dinner: Gnocchi ‘s were over cooked. Gorgonzola sauce tasted more like a vodka sauce. Disappointed.

Dessert: coconut cream pie... best part of the meal... sweet ... coconut and graham cracker in every bite! Lots of Tlc in this dessert.

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

This was our second visit and we took friends who had never been to Under the Moon. I made a reservation a week and a half ahead and rechecked it before we drove to the restaurant. But when we got there we were told that we missed our reservation and were a half hour late! Also told that they "saved" the table for us because they couldn't reach us by phone (of course, we were driving to the restaurant when they called my home). I was able to find my original email confirmation from Open Table, proving that I showed up at the correct time and wasn't late. I was disappointed that they didn't simply apologize, but instead blamed problems with Open Table.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Love the eclectic decor. Food was wonderful. So many wonderful choices. Great for sharing and trying new foods

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

wonderful eclectic menu. everything was delicious! They had a musician playing which added a special touch

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Seems like the service at Under The Moon has become less consistant in the past 6 months.We usually go on a Saturday night,and although their volume of customers has increased,Under The Moon doesn't have the same level of service that it used to.For example,with 4 of us at the table,one of us didn't have any silverware.We needed to ask 3 times for someone to bring silverware to one of us,over about 10-15 minutes.We handed over a bottle of wine to be opened and waited also about 10-15 minutes for the opened bottle to arrive back at our table,and that's too long.So,certain annoying issues like that.The staff was harried,and it may be that with more customers,they need more staff.Otherwise,the food itself,and their desserts were fabulous,as always.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Going to Under The Moon is always a treat for us. We live in town and are never let down by the quality of their food, the fun decor and the lovely people who provide service. Pay attention to who you bring with you -- my mother, who has hearing aids, found it difficult to follow conversation with the noisy Sunday lunch crowd and was overwhelmed several times. Overall an excellent experience and we will eat there again soon, maybe even tonight!

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Waited approx 15 minutes for anyone to come to the table after we were seated. I am fine with delayed service e but no explanation or apology offered. Soup and coffee(brought our after dessert) both served lukewarm. Dinner was very good and dessert was delicious but the service took away from the overall experience.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food wasn’t as good as usual.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Always excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always a great meal!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great visit to Under the Moon as always! We had late dinner and enjoyed a variety of tapas! Zach was a wonderful server as was all the staff assisting!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

A wonderful find in Bordentown, NJ. Food was well seasoned, served hot. Nice portions. Can't wait to return!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Warm and welcoming environment, attentive service, delicious food beautifully presented!

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