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“Not warm and friendly”
Review of Half Moon Restaurant - CLOSED

Half Moon Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Not warm and friendly”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

We went with some friends recently. We had been there when they first opened and found it smoky and noisy, so that tells you it had been awhile and we were anxious to try it again. They are known for their burgers so I ordered a bison burger. A beef burger was also ordered at the table. Both came very, very salty, which always makes me wonder if they are trying to cover up some other taste. When we mentioned it to the server, he was not really concerned nor interested. Another diner at our table wanted a bison burger but cooked medium well-the server's response was, "bison doesn't have a lot of fat so cooking it medium well will dry it out-YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!" She got the short ribs. The special burger of the night was Kangaroo-that made me pause and think a bit.

After dinner, we went upstairs to have a nightcap at the bar and to check out the rooftop. The dirty look we got from the bartender made me think we were interrupting a private party but when I asked she just said she was "closed". It was 8:50 on a Friday night, there were about 15 other people up there so I guess she didn't want any more tips.

The restaurant is still very noisy. They do have a very large selection of beer-have no idea where they keep it all.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Mjohn27883
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Menu disappointing.”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. Over the past year the menu has added more game items with very few other options. The past couple visits have been disappointing. Not only in the menu choices, but also in the food.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Brenda G
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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Half Moon Restaurant”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

My favorite beer on tap is Hoegaarden and this is one of the few places that has it. But only downstairs. Upstairs does not serve it

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Charles L
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Kennebunk, Maine
Level 6 Contributor
299 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Wild game entrees are their specialties.”
Reviewed March 17, 2014

Want to broaden your palate with delicious wild game? Half Moon is the place. Can not go wrong with any choice as prepared to be delicious!

Our Server, Emily, was a super star. Her guidance for our choices enhanced our dinning experience. So, Jullian, make sure Emily and the chefs continue with the great service and food - make reservation at least 4 days ahead for a Friday or Saturday. Great good - killer service.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank RobOlson
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Dover, Delaware
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

Great restraunt that I saw on the travel channel. Its not the every day run of the mill food. Most of the food consists of either organtic meats and or exotic game such as antalope and kangaroo. Great bar and atsmophere.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Stephen L
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