About Half Moon

1 High Street
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
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Half Moon is a casual American Restaurant serving Hudson Valley produce, Montauk seafood, ceviches, and raw bar. The Beach Bar located outside offers unsurpassed views of the Hudson and Manhattan Skyline. The North patio offers guests full service dining, the South patio provides guests with a limited menu .

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:45am - 2:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm


Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(914) 693-4130

Website:
http://halfmoonhudson.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is offered Tuesday through Sunday.

Executive Chef:
Sal Sprufero

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
On New Years Eve, first seating is between 5pm-8pm. The price is $72 + Tax+ 20% Gratuity=$91.71. The second seating is from 830pm-130am, pricing is $153+Tax+20% Gratuity=$194.88. If there are any questions, Half Moon will handle all questions concerning the matter.

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Half Moon Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Westchester / Hudson Valley
Scenic View
Westchester / Hudson Valley
Most Booked
Westchester / Hudson Valley
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food5
ambience5
service5

Place is great - food is awesome and vie ...

Dined 5 days ago

Place is great - food is awesome and view out of this world !

food3
ambience4
service5
value4

Always a Hit

Dined on April 25, 2016

Half Moon's location is second to none. Great views of the Hudson, and in the distance, Manhattan. The drinks are nice, nice wine list. Server was great, and knew exactly ingredients for our gluten-sensitive friend.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Half Moon Dobbs Ferry

Dined on April 25, 2016

Half Moon in Dobbs Ferry is like a mini vacation. We sat outside overlooking the gorgeous Hudson and enjoyed a delicious lunch. The staff never rushed us and we're so pleasant. My friend travels from Long Usland to lunch with me because the location is so special. We love Half Moon

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience5
service1
value1

Very Upset

Dined on April 24, 2016

My experience here was very upsetting with the prices we paid. We were celebrating a special occasion my cousin got engaged and we purchased bottomless mimosas for 20$ per person they gave us the bill without even us asking for it and cut us off at 4 mimosas as well. We asked to speak to the manager but he/she was taking forever to get to us so we left.

Tags: scenic view
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

The Host of the restaurant Aqsa and Zoha ...

Dined on April 23, 2016

The Host of the restaurant Aqsa and Zoha received us with amazing greetings and extremely polite..

Tags: scenic view
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

Very dramatic view

Dined on April 23, 2016

I had lunch here with a classmate from high school, class of '72. She and I are known for our long lunches and this was no exception. Lunch began at 12:30 and ended at 4:45. Edgar and his associates were very gracious and attentive. We both had the lobster roll w/ white wine. They also tucked us away in a quiet corner with window. Just another great lunch.

Tags: scenic view
food2
ambience5
service3
value2

Disappointing Food - Outstanding View

vip
Dined on April 23, 2016

Half Moon is a place to dine for outstanding Hudson River views and beautiful ambiance. However, the supreme views are unfortunately overshadowed by food which is not only disappointing - but expensive. Not all dishes were bad. The bread was magnificent, the lobster with avocado appetizer was outstanding as was the macaroni and cheese. It was pretty much downhill from there. The hamburgers were just average as was the sole which was bland and tasteless - was it really sole we wondered? The chicken sandwich - also average. And then there was the dessert. It was a birthday celebration - so we ordered the Ice Cream Sandwich for the table as recommended by our waiter - which by the way was attentive - while those preparing on his behalf - were not. The ice cream was a beautiful presentation - the taste - not the highest quality. And there it goes. Will we come back? Perhaps yes, on a nice day, to enjoy the river. However, we will not be there for the food - that is for certain.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, scenic view
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

Second visit, would return again

Dined on April 22, 2016

We stopped in by accident 4 years ago and enjoyed the view and the layout of the inside. This time We made reservations for 12.30 pm on a Friday. We arrived and were first and only seated.. So it was quiet. By the time we left there was about 10 tables seated.. The food was good and bread was wonderful. Service was good and portions fair. Weather permitting out side seating is good.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

lunch with old friends

Dined on April 20, 2016

My guests had been to HALF-MOON before, and asked to go back. We sat by the window and the view was matched by the food and the drinks.. They did,t want to leave

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience4
service1
value1

Dining Debacle

vip
Dined on April 17, 2016

We were promptly seated at 7:30 and witnessed a beautiful sunset over the Hudson on Sunday, 4/17. Things went downhill from there. Our drink order was taken and served and then the waiter went AWOL. We finally found someone to take our food order but on item after item were told that it wasn't availble. That included the mini lobster rolls, the lobster mac and cheese and the lobster avocado salad. But, they had plenty of the 2-pound lobsters at $69 if we really wanted lobster. No way were they going to use those pricey babies for all the other lobster dishes. The four of us managed to scrape together an order of food that was "in stock". Then we waited. And we waited some more. And some more. At 8:45, we started asking about the food. We were told thatit would be served "any minute". Nine o'clock came and went. More inquiries, more promises, no food. Finally, at about 9:15 the orders came. Some hot, some luke warm, as though it had been waiting around. The mozzarella on the flatbread pizza was a cold, congealed mess. It was sent back. The substitute order arrived as everyone else was finishing. We received a perfunctory apology from the manager and were comped for the drinks. The restaurant was less tha half full when we arrived and nearly empty whe we left, so crowds were't the problem. We never found out what was. All and all, Half Moon was a mess.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, scenic view
food5
ambience3
service4
value2

Very nice, but a tad on the pricey side

vip
Dined on April 17, 2016

We visited Half Moon for the second time, this one for a milestone birthday. The menu was excellent and all meals got rave reviews. We brought a cake with us and were charged a slicing fee ($3 per slice) which seemed a bit expensive, but I suppose it was cheaper than buying dessert. I rated ambiance a bit lower because there was music playing loudly in the background which was not in keeping with the mood of the restaurant. Perhaps it was playing primarily for the bar crowd, but I found it quite distracting. Service was OK - not great.

Tags: special occasion
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

Come for the Sunset

Dined on April 17, 2016

As we sat talking the shade went up automatically so we could enjoy the beautiful sunset! There is also outside dining. The food is varied = small plates to regular entrees. One of us ordered a rare steak and it was delivered well done. They took it back and brought a beautiful rare steak. Service was okay but a little confusing - we started with one server and switched to another but then food was served by someone else who also took the check... Overall it was a nice evening with good friends, good food and great views.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
food1
ambience4
service4
value2

Location, Location....

Dined on April 17, 2016

Unfortunately, we have to agree with many of the other reviews we looked at before taking our mom for her birthday. View fabulous. Just a gorgeous spot to sit and sit and sit. Got drinks after brunch and sat outside on the river for 2 hours visiting. But the food really is less than ordinary- how can eggs just have no taste? I also didn't like that I was offered a mimosa when I sat down without being told it did not come with the meal. The drink would have been $10- luckily another guest told me so I sent it back without drinking it. Go for a drink; eat elsewhere.

Tags: kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

Sunday Brunch

Dined on April 17, 2016

This is one of our favorite places for Brunch. The food is good, the service is quick. We were a little disappointed that there were more choices. No opportunity to mix & match choices (eg.,waffles/pancakes with eggs; eggs with home fries & sausage/bacon). What was offered was delicious. We had the lobster/avocado salad.

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

My guests and I had an AMAZING time at Half Moon.

Dined on April 17, 2016

I wish I had discovered this restaurant a long time ago. The decor, ambiance and amazing views really makes this restaurant POP. Table of 8, we were surrounded by other guests and large parties. Noise level was on the high side but no one at our table was bothered by it. Food was excellent; the Lobster Roll was yummy..who ever came up with pineapple coleslaw is a genius! Cannot wait to return on a warmer day to enjoy the outdoor seating.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
food4
ambience3
service3

Good time,great location.

Dined on April 16, 2016

Good time,great location.

food5
ambience5
service5

Love the view and the food 5 stars!

Dined on April 13, 2016

Love the view and the food 5 stars!

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great early mother's day brunch

Dined on April 10, 2016

Had a lovely brunch at Half Moon with the family, celebrating early US / late UK mother's day. The food was pretty good as usual - we love the baskets of pastries and breads that are brought out when you sit down (although our children tend to fill up on these!) and I'm a fan of the bottomless mimosas. My frittata was perhaps a little drier than I've had before, but overall it was good - they were happy to substitute eggs for the egg whites. Looking forward to our next brunch there.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
food3
ambience3
service5
value4

Just a dinner for 2 on a Saturday

Dined on April 10, 2016

Everything was pretty good not spectacular but pretty good. The food was pretty good the drinks were pretty good. Nothing really blew me away other than the great service they were really on top of everything...would go back for brunch which i hear is awesome.

Tags: great for brunch, scenic view
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

good food/dining experience as usual. wi ...

Dined on April 5, 2016

good food/dining experience as usual. will come back, as I always do.

food3
ambience2
service1
value3

Poor Service

vip
Dined on April 3, 2016

I a a regular at Half Moon, especially at the bar. But more often than not I find the service in the dinning room very spotty and uneven. At one point I felt they forgot about us.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Remarkable, absolutely love this place

Dined on April 2, 2016

Remarkable, absolutely love this place

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Extremely impressed. A definite repeat!

Dined on April 1, 2016

Great menu to choose from. The food was seasoned perfectly. Service was good and the ambiance terrific. Wishes we could have stayed later for the DJ.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food3
ambience5
service4
value4

Beautiful spot!

Dined on April 1, 2016

Love the location! The food is good but not special. I keep going back hoping the food will match the spectacular location, so far it doesn't. On this visit we did enjoy the salad special of spinach, frisée, and calamari, with a great spicy dressing. The mussels, lobster roll and baked macaroni were the other dishes which got thumbs up. Cocktails were good and service was attentive. Overall we usually enjoy this spot but always wish for a more creative menu.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Outstanding Restaurant

vip
Dined on March 30, 2016

Half Moon is wonderful! Great food, beautiful environment including breath taking views of the Hudson River. Service is always outstanding and Miriam (not sure I have the spelling right), our server, was especially sweet, kind and accommodating! I have never been disappointed at Half Moon! Thank you!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Great restaurant for special occasions

Dined on March 27, 2016

Ourservice was excellent and the food good. I had a Chipotle salad that was excellent and the salmon fresh. There was a good selection for a prefix Easter meal.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Amazing service - perhaps best we've eve ...

Dined on March 26, 2016

Amazing service - perhaps best we've ever had.

food4
ambience4
service5
value5

Half Moon (Gem) on the Hudson

Dined on March 26, 2016

My party of 5 and I had a wonderful time. The wait staff was very professional and accommodating. I have been here a couple of times before and each time, I have thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience. The food, mood, and scenic views of the Hudson are exceptional. Looking forward to returning when the weather if warmer to enjoy dining on the Patio. Thank you Half Moon..

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Lunch in the River

vip
Dined on March 17, 2016

We came to Half Moon for Restaurant Week. Sitting by the window, was a highlight. The service was great as was the cheeseburger, perfectly cooked rare. The one disappointment was the flourless chocolate cake. It was too heavy and not what a molten flourless chocolate cake should be.

Tags: great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great place to be on a romantic date my ...

Dined on March 17, 2016

Great place to be on a romantic date my husband and I enjoyed very much.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

The service was excellent-friendly and a ...

Dined on March 16, 2016

The service was excellent-friendly and accomodating. The food was excellent as well. We were celebrating a birthday and it was very special.

food3
ambience5
service5
value4

Great lunch

Dined on March 14, 2016

It was perfect . The service was lovely. The food can be more delicious

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food3
ambience4
service2
value4

Pleasant evening

Dined on March 10, 2016

We returned to Half Moon for Restaurant Week because we had been very impressed when we dined here on New Year's Eve. The appetizers were very good, although not as good as we had remembered them, and our entrees were very tasty, but VERY rich. Too much butter on the salmon and vegetables. Desserts were fine. Our server was relatively inexperienced. She was very pleasant, but not as attentive as she might have been.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, scenic view
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

Nice occasionally

Dined on March 9, 2016

Nice atmosphere. Visited during HV restaurant week. Decent selection on menu. Overall nice for an occasional visit.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Loved it!!

Dined on March 9, 2016

Brought my girlfriend for our 3 year anniversary and the staff helped make our night absolutely perfect. They were right there when we needed help and they even brought out a complimentary "happy anniversary" dish right as we finished our meal. I would reccomend it to anybody! I loved it from the moment i walked in the door

Tags: romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
food2
ambience4
service5
value3

just have the appetizers

Dined on March 6, 2016

So, we have said to each other many times, when we go out we should just have the appetizers. Well, we didn't and we wished we had. One or two out of five enjoyed their entree. The place is beautiful, and the service outstanding at the table. Anyway, the Prime rib was tough, and the Lobster roll was just ok and served with a mountain of cold fries. Appetizers were great! I suppose this is a mixed review, I'd go there again but more for the atmosphere and a drink with perhaps a few appetizers, but I'd skip the dinner.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Our NEW favorite place!

vip
Dined on March 6, 2016

Loved everything about his place! Great ambiance - good service - inventive menu. ..and right on the Hudson River. It was a terrific night and experience!! Highly recommend!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

Loved brunch but lunch was disappointing!

Dined on March 4, 2016

We had brunch at Half Moon and it was fantastic! Food was delicious and service very good as well. Unfortunately, we returned for lunch and the food was not as fresh. While the appetizers were amazing, my salmon burger was very fishy and my companions didn't even finish their regular burgers (very unusual for them). We will definitely return for Sunday brunch but probably not for lunch during the week.

Tags: great for brunch, scenic view
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Delightful afternoon!

Dined on February 28, 2016

We tried this location about two years ago and swore not to return....HOWEVER, the restaurant is apparently under new management and was a great improvement!!! We enjoyed our brunch experience very much. The food was delicious and the service was very pleasant. Definitely back on our "go-to" list!!

Tags: great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

Great Overall

Dined on February 21, 2016

The food was on point. The service was overall decent, although our waiter hardly checked us, failed to put in one appetizer, and made a mistake with one of the entrée orders. Overall very good experience.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view

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