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Moonstones

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Seafood, International, Tapas, Oyster Bar
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185 Chelmsford St, (Rt 110), Chelmsford, MA 01824
+1 978-256-7777
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
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
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 7
    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
great meal

I was surprised that I liked moonstones so much given that it shares a parking lot with a gas station and a best western. we had a Cesar, the beet ravioli, chicken spring rolls, ribeye steak, moonshine cocktail, Japanese scotch and a lovely French cab. everything was a standout except the spring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Emily V
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We had heard great things and had to see for ourselves. We heard about the $1 oyster special and had to check it out. So here we are Happy hour on Monday! We tried a little bit of everything. Oysters, Flatbread, Beets, chicken wings, fries- 2 flavors, pork belly sliders, buffalo calamari. Everything was delicious. My husband who doesn't like... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is one of my favorite places in the area for an extravagant night out. Beautiful lighting and aesthetics as you walk in the door, and on my way to the bar you can see the "raw bar" which is set up nicely for oysters on the half shall, shrimp cocktails, and tuna tartar. The bar itself is lovely, unique... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I was surprised that I liked moonstones so much given that it shares a parking lot with a gas station and a best western. we had a Cesar, the beet ravioli, chicken spring rolls, ribeye steak, moonshine cocktail, Japanese scotch and a lovely French cab. everything was a standout except the spring rolls which were still pretty tasty. I'd definitely... More 

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Chelmsford
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The food was fantastic! I had the breakfast sandwich and my companion had the French toast. The sandwich was huge as was the serving of French toast. We had the brown sugared pineapple as an app and this was also amazing. Service was fine although a little weird as our waitress shared that she was just diagnosed with a thyroid... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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114 reviews 114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is one of the best places I have been in the area in years! Food, Service, Atmosphere all excellent! As we were early for a dinner with friends we stopped at the bar. The bar tender was very knowledgeable and we discovered a couple of unique delicious beverages. A very different menu with great choices. Met friends and proceeded... More 

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Jackson Hole
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We took our family to Moonstones tonight and the food was wonderful and so was the wait staff. Very friendly and accommodating. It's pricey but worth it, we thought, until the end of the evening when my son-in-law took our baby grandson to change his diaper. One of the waiters told him there was no changing table in the men's... More 

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Milton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Was in Chelmsford this past week and was really surprised to find a restaurant like this in a smaller town. The Filet Mignon was done just right as I had ordered (medium rare). Our server was polite and knowledgeable with quick service despite the restaurant being quite busy. If your looking for a nice light desert the Creme Brûlée is... More 

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Sarasota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 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
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Tapas, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Outdoor seating, 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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