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Moonstones

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Seafood, Tapas, International, Oyster Bar
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185 Chelmsford St, (Rt 110), Chelmsford, MA 01824-2307
+1 978-256-7777
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Description: General info: *Enjoy life one bite at a time at our globally...
Description: General info: *Enjoy life one bite at a time at our globally inspired urban bistro in charming Chelmsford. *Come to celebrate or just to chill *open 7 days a week *"Sophisticated" Sunday brunch touted by Boston Globe Magazine Private Dining Book your next Shower, Wedding or Mitzvah, and have the moon all to yourselves, any Sunday from noon to 4PM. Moonstones celebrates global bonds-the moon, the sea, a love of food, wine, and revelry. We welcome you to enjoy beautiful design, local seafood and raw bar, globally inspired tapas and a carefully selected and wildly creative cocktail menu, beer and wine list. Moonstones promotes a fun, social, affordable atmosphere for those who seek a more diverse and dynamic dining option without the risk, cost and difficulty of distance or travel.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
What a Great Restaurant

I ate at Moonstones because is was next door to my hotel. What a grey surprise. Very hip yet peaceful decor. They describe their menu a "international" and the food was top notch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
SaraTrav
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Sarasota
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sarasota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I ate at Moonstones because is was next door to my hotel. What a grey surprise. Very hip yet peaceful decor. They describe their menu a "international" and the food was top notch.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Enjoyed visit to the lounge - the Tapas get better each visit. Love the larger tapas selection & theme inspired specials. (French Gourmet) during this visit. Waiter was quite the craft beer enthusiast. Welcomed his knowledge and suggestions.

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Verderio, Italy
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We went there for business dinner, large party. The restaurant looks charming, with good atmosphere. Service is OK. But the promise of the food quality does not deserve any applause, there is nothing really special and quantity/quality/price ratio is not worth, too expensive.

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Casco, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere, fantastic food. I was staying at the Best Western Plus Hotel which is in the same parking lot.

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North Reading, MA
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We had an excellent experience at Moonstones for a retirement dinner. There was an amazing variety of small plates to sample; we enjoyed passing them around for all to enjoy. Am glad we saved just enough room for dessert, for these were outstanding as well. The waitress was knowledgeable and service prompt and courteous. It was a lot of money,... More 

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have now visited twice with my family and we were amazed at the level of great and friendly service. Very good and unique selection of foods. Also very good selection of craft beers.

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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Been to Moonstones many times for Sunday brunch and it never disappoints! Also have had the tapas style dinner before and everything is always great.

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Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went to Moonstones on a Friday night at around 9pm. We found out that Moonstones is a popular place and you really need a reservation. However, Moonstones had a small empty lit up room to the right of the reception desk which they use for groups. Since the room was lighted and the tables set, we asked if we... More 

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Manchester, NH
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

After trying Moonstones for lunch and brunch I hoped that dinner would be the charm that would convince me it deserved an above average rating. No luck. The service was very good, attentive and timely. The presentation while very in style, isn't to my liking. Oversized plates with morsels of food waiting to be admired. Food should tantalize, but it... More 

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N. Chelmsford
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The bartenders are amazing and made some really great drinks - the Moscow Mule was a very special one - these guys are mixologists!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 185 Chelmsford St, (Rt 110), Chelmsford, MA 01824-2307
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +1 978-256-7777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Tapas, International, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Description: General info: *Enjoy life one bite at a time at our globally inspired urban bistro in charming Chelmsford. *Come to celebrate or just to chill *open 7 days a week *"Sophisticated" Sunday brunch touted by Boston Globe Magazine Private Dining Book your next Shower, Wedding or Mitzvah, and have the moon all to yourselves, any Sunday from noon to 4PM. Moonstones celebrates global bonds-the moon, the sea, a love of food, wine, and revelry. We welcome you to enjoy beautiful design, local seafood and raw bar, globally inspired tapas and a carefully selected and wildly creative cocktail menu, beer and wine list. Moonstones promotes a fun, social, affordable atmosphere for those who seek a more diverse and dynamic dining option without the risk, cost and difficulty of distance or travel.

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