Looks like we’re going to have another great place for riverfront dining this summer. The team behind Harvest on Hudson, including owners Angelo Liberatore and Bruce Bernacchia and corporate chef Vincent Barcelona, have taken over the Chart House in Dobbs.
By early spring, they hope to open the Half Moon Ã¢â‚¬â€ an American brasserie named after Henry Hudson’s ship. “So we’ve got a little history worked into there, too,” Vincent laughs.
Vincent is calling Half Moon a “real nice, fun, upbeat funky place.” It will be casual, and less expensive than Harvest. Vincent and executive chef Sal Sprufero are designin a menu that will be “a melting pot of different cuisines,” from South American ceviches to tapas, to mixed grill “plancha cooking,” to burgers, ribs and lobsters. Duck tacos, one of the signature dishes from East by Northeast, a restaurant they own in Montauk, will also be on the menu.
The general layout of the restaurant will remain the same as Chart House, with two patios, outside deck and killer views.
“I don’t think there’s a bad seat in the house,” says Vincent.
They are doing some renovations and toning down the corporate feel of the restaurant to make it more in line with the character of the team’s other restaurants, including Harvest, East by Northeast and Harvest on Fort Pond, which is also in Montauk.
Half Moon is the latest of several restaurants to open on the banks of the Hudson, including X20 in Yonkers and Red Hat on the River in Irvington.