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“Fabulous food at reasonable prices” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Blue Moose

Cafe Blue Moose
9 West Mechanic Street, New Hope, PA 18938
(215) 862-6800
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Ranked #1 of 73 Restaurants in New Hope
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fabulous food at reasonable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

As a local, I've dined at the Cafe Blue Moose many times. Each time the fixed price menu (two different prices depending on whether you order two or three course) offered many tempting choices. I haven't sampled the entire menu yet, but I do recommend the Signature Salad (mixed greens, feta or goat cheese, candied nuts) surrounded by cucumber strips; the salmon and filet mignon (both entrees fixed different ways, depending on the night you visit). Also, friends rave about the braised pork shank. All the desserts are homemade and superb, but I particularly am addicted to Moose Tracks, an elegant icebox cake made with homemade chocolate wafers and an "icing" of whipped cream flavored with sherry. Reservations are crucial, as Cafe Blue Moose is very popular with both visitors to New Hope and the locals. I usually book a week ahead. Highly recommended.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New Hope, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“I just wish it were easier to get in”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

All the more remarkable because the chef-owner is in his early 20s and much of the wait staff can't legally open a (BYO) bottle of wine, service and food at Blue Moose are really good. The seasonally-focused menu has been honed to a manageable list of interesting and well prepared items, and only the tight space and resulting difficulty getting reservations detract from the experience.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food and reasonably Priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

A small place with great food and a byob. For a tourist area like new hope, good value and quality provided in a fun atmosphere.



  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Hope, PA
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Feel good relaxing environment with great food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

How wonderful it is to dine in a youth run restaurant that has great food and a positive energized feeling. The pricing is very fair, menu choices good, and a locals favorite. That in itself says a lot.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good but not Great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It may be time for Skylar to consider removing the prix fixe menu pricing to allow his menu to expand to include better ingredients. Still a nice play to go on a Saturday but the food quality likely due to rising prices of ingredients just hasnt kept up with the competition. I recently had penne pasta with crab which had basically no crab. Penne was overcooked and overall it seems like there is a struggle when it comes to the entrees. This restaurant's popularity has been built on the prix fixe menu price point but it may be time for this talented chef to reconsider his prix fixe menu theme. Salads and deserts remain very good. If hSkylar changes to ala carte they'll still come.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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