Brunch at Half Moon


I met 9 other women for brunch for a baby shower at Half Moon in Dobbs Ferry on Sunday. The setting was fabulous — watching the ice float down the Hudson River is really something — and I really enjoyed the food, too. I mean, you can’t go wrong with French toast with warm berry compote:


Now, I didn’t try everyone’s food — there were just too many people at the table for that. But my dish, the buscuits and gravy with poached eggs and home fries, really hit the mark:


No, not the prettiest thing on the planet, but darn delicious. Here’s a look at the other dishes.

Eggs Benedict:



Frissee and Radicchio
Green Apple, Currants, Pecans & Sherry Vinaigrette with Shrimp added:




Chipotle Chicken Caesar:


Another burger:


And, the butternut squash soup:


I’d kind of thought of Half Moon as more of a summer place before this. But the setting, as I said before, was beautiful:


And, as it appears lots of other people already know, well worth a winter visit:


The 411 on Half Moon.


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.


  1. I also enjoyed Half Moon for brunch, Liz. It’s a great choice in an area with relatively few other strong options. And plenty of natural light for nice food shots!

    Have you tried The Cookery’s Sunday brunch? I haven’t yet but would love to see your take on it. Their brunch menu looks really appetizing. Cheers, Doug

  2. Hi Doug. Glad you liked Half Moon, too!
    I haven’t tried the Cookery for brunch yet, but I hear they have a killer eggs in purgatory dish on the menu. I’m looking forward to it.

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