There was a recent article in the local papers about this "youth-operated" BYO restuarant so my neighbors and I wanted to try it. We were a party of nine - enough to stress test any restaurant .
The short prix fixe menu makes it a lot easier on the kitchen and waitstaff.
Apps are various salads, and the soup du jour. It was beef and rice yesterday... almost a stew and very filling. Most everyone but me got the various salads and they were fresh and well executed.
We had entrees that included salmon, a beef braise, steak with bearnaise sauce (done exactly as I ordered), and chicken picatta. Everything came with excellent fresh vegetables.
There was also a large selection of desserts that all seemed premise - made. The carrot cake was perfect and our chocoholic loved the port wine brownie.
There were only minor glitches in service... what the young staff lacks in polish they make up for in heart. At the end of our meal we engaged the guy bussing the table in conversation and he turned out to be Skylar, the owner... it's that kind of place. We loved the experience and plan on going back.
http://cafebluemoose.com/ for a sample menu. read the FAQ. as of this writing they DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS.
The newspaper article is at http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local...