Restaurants & Bars 5

Under The Moon Cafe Bordentown

tom246 | May 19, 2008 10:16 AM

After several visits here, most recently last Saturday, its time for a review. The food here is hearty and delicious.
The restaurant is small and decorated with nic nacs and antiques which are also for sale.

Atmosphere is ultra casual and relaxed, actually a bit quirky in a good way. Under The Moon is billed as "Argentinian Cuisine" but is really a feast of many cuisines.
The menu changes daily, yes daily, depending on what Luigi and Estella think is fresh and what they decide to make.

On Saturday the appetizers had a vegetarian slant with pickled beets and onions, squash carved out and stuffed with veggies and many others I can't recall.
We shared the pickled beets, a beef empanada which are absolutely killer and a delicious Roasted Corn Chowder full of corn, potatoes, bacon and herbs. Fantastic and very indulgent.

For entrees I had the Thai Pork, which were two thick pieces of loin over red lentils with some nice spices which had a touch of heat.
DW had the Stuffed Peppers which may sound boring but were a real treat, bursting with flavor.
Other entrees included Sushi grade tuna over chive mashed potatoes, shrimp and salmon risotto, crabcakes, chicken Tikka Masala etc.

Portions are substantial as both of us took home part of our entree.
All desserts are homemade. We selected the lemon meringue pie which was as good as any we have had.

Cost of 2 apps, 1 soup, 2 entrees, 1 dessert, 1 coffee and tea was $57.00 before tax and tip making this place a smashing value.
Just don't come expecting 5 star ambience but the food and service is top notch.
We shared a delightful 2005 Core Alta Mesa Vineyard Grenache with dinner.

Under The Moon Cafe
316 Farnsworth Aveenue
Bordentown NJ
609-291-8301 BYOB

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