I’ve been to Half Moon twice now, and loved it both times. Here are some photos of the fabulous view as well as a couple of the dishes and a refreshing rosÃ©.
I’m not going to give you an official review, mostly because I can’t sneak in to the restaurant for one second before chef Vincent Barcelona and operations director Rich Hollocou suss me out. But I will tell you this: A lot of people are asking how Half Moon compares to Harvest on Hudson in Hastings-on-Hudson. Harvest is fancier. Half Moon has some fancy food (wait till you see our JN photos of the seafood boat and the tiered clam bake), but it’s served in such a laid-back way that you almost don’t notice. I mean â€” there are fried Ipswich clams served on paper for goodness sakes!
Watch this space real soon for a review by Judith Hausman, who has been able to sneak in unnoticed. I’m planning on trying a little something new. I’ll post her review here in hopes that you all will weigh in, then I’ll select a sampling to print in the paper along with her review. Small Bites readers will get a sneak peek â€” and get to weigh in along with the critic in print.
But I digress â€” here’s a look at an evening on the patio at Half Moon. First things first. You can’t take your eyes off this view of Manhattan:
Of course the other direction ain’t bad either:
It’s just such an enjoyable way to spend an evening:
I had to special-request this rosÃ©… at the tiki bar they only serve red and white. But I recommend you request it, too:
Who doesn’t love a glass of rosÃ© by the river in summer?
(Except maybe that guy.)
Good. Crispy and tasty.
And a tasting of ceviches:
All of them delicious. Especially the shrimp.
This is my second visit to Half Moon. The first time I was there on assignment (watch for a cool video soon) and then stayed for supper. My friends and I tried most of the bar menu â€” which you can see in my preview post here â€” and then had entrees like lobster rolls and the lamb chops for supper. Everyone was happy. Let me know what you think too.