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“Portion size ridiculous!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of MoonFish

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Ranked #29 of 3,763 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Doctor Phillips
Cross street: The Fountains Plaza at Dr Phillips
Description: MoonFish, rated as one of the Top Ten Seafood Restaurants in America, serves the "Freshest Seafood from the Oceans of Planet Earth" with a variety of fresh fish flown in daily from all over the world. In addition to fish-fusion cuisine, MoonFish features Pacific Rim aged steaks cooked over a natural Florida citrus and oak wood-burning pit, a sushi bar creating the freshest and most uniquely presented sushi and an award winning wine list. The vibrant atmosphere combines modern art and ingenuity along with a Pacific flair to stimulate the senses.
Aberdeen, Scotland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Portion size ridiculous!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by foodie friends and we visited for our traditional last night of the holiday special meal and yes, most of the food was delicious ( our party of 7 all had fish main courses). However, due to the successful hard sell of our server we agreed to share a starter platter - having seen the size of some of the plates coming out we should have been smarter - and so it proved as we were all absolutely stuffed by the time our main courses came out. There is a balance to be achieved in portion size and we all felt Moonfish erred on the far side of too huge!! To such an extent that none of us particularly enjoyed the meal overall.
Our server seemed only interested in advising the provenance of our food and 'selling' us drinks and volume of food rather than assisting us with queries about the actual dishes/sauces etc. Fair enough, that's the bottom line but I expect my queries to be answered about a dish the first time I ask, not the third. Once the order was taken, we were slightly disappointed with the attentiveness of service after that.
Overall, we are unlikely to return which is a shame as there are obviously talented chefs in the kitchen.

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“MoonFish - The Ultimate Dining Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

My husband and I moved here 2 years ago. Someone recommended MoonFish. They told us the pork chops were unbelievable... they were right! Wow! Juicy, thick, and cooked to perfection. We have tried several other things on the menu and everything is delicious! And you have to go there and see the deserts to believe it --- they are the best in town. We've been back several times since then. When out of town company comes to visit us, that it where we take them for sure!! And it's not just the food that keeps us coming back... it's the atmosphere and the service! The wait staff is very efficient and friendly. The manager has come by to say hi and make sure everything is ok every time we dine there. There are SOOOO many restaurants to choose from in Orlando... but I must say, without a doubt, MoonFish is my FAVORITE and always my first choice when dining out. Take my advice... go, sit back and relax, and prepare to enjoy the perfect dining experience. Shelly and Jim.

  • Visited January 2013
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“Poor quality, tired seating, loud and expensive”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

The seating is quite tight in the booths, for the cost of the food, we prefer a table not a booth. The menus were faded and soiled. The salad was large pieces of greens - too large, and not tasty. The bread was not a hit, as in the past, with no olive oil or butter serviced with it. The bait sampler sushi was not of the quality we recalled, nor the tuna sashimi. The mixed grill was not as fresh or as plentiful as we remember, the mushroom/onion side was flavorless, as was the steamed basket. Maybe this was an off night - the day before Valentines, but not a treat at all. We will have to think long and hard about going again - $250. for 4 people with no drinks.

Visited February 2013
3 Thank Love2cook
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

You go out to eat hundreds and hundreds of times and once in while you find a place you'll remember forever! Food, drinks and service from Marie were the BEST!! Nothing we wanted was outside the possibility of our server. What a wonderful time!!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank chicfrenchweaver
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Buddy golf trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Moonfish is part of a local chain of varied and excellent restaurants. The fish was very fresh, tasty and cooked perfectly. They also have excellent meat dishes for the non-fish lover. Our waiter was a little over the top but the service was very good.

Visited February 2013
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