The Brothers Moon, Hopewell, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

The Brothers Moon, Hopewell, NJ
The Brothers Moon
 7 W Broad Street
Hopewell, NJ
(609) 333-1330

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  New American

Price: Expensive

Food Quality:  3 Stars

Service:  2 1/2 Stars

Decor:  2 Stars

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Food is Very well prepared using fresh farm to table local ingredients sourced from NJDA Certified Organic farms

Value:  Good

Noise Level:  Moderate

Dress:  Casual

Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy a BYOB  and an eclectic New American menu with  fresh, farm to table ingredients

Not Recommended For:  Diners who prefer a  traditional American in a larger casual style family setting.

Recommended dishes: When available, The Grilled Zaatar spiced lamb rack, with greens, golden raisin, herbs, Israeli couscous, and parsley pesto; The Plancha salmon with roasted beets, barley, corn, spinach, tomatoes, pepper salad, and Beets gastrique; and The Penne with roasted tomato, eggplant, marinara, and basil pesto .

Liquor: BYOB

Restaurant Review

The Brothers Moon is a fine dining BYOB restaurant popular with diners who come to enjoy well prepared New American eclectic food with a variety healthy dishes using locally sourced, farm to table ingredients. Many of the ingredients are sourced from Certified Organic farms.

The restaurant is managed by Will Mooney, serving as a co-owner and Executive Chef. Mooney received his formal culinary training at the Culinary Institute of America, before honing his skills at The Hotel Pierre in NYC, The Frog and the Peach and Stage Left, in New Brunswick, NJ, Patina in Los Angeles, CA,  and The Peacock Inn and Stockton Inn New Jersey.

Chef Mooney is a strong supporter of sustainable farming and in using locally sourced farm to table ingredients. The ingredients for his dishes are sourced from many healthy food providers including the NJDA Certified organic Chickadee Creek Farm, Griggstown Quail Farm, Orchard Farms, Cherry Grove farm.

His seasonally changing menu with daily specials is heavy on health-conscious dishes . It's a menu with a variety of quality meat and vegetarian dishes that both carnivores and herbivores can enjoy.

The Brothers Moon is an unpretentious fine-dining restaurant that is also a cafe, deli, takeout restaurant, and a catering facility.

The restaurant now occupies the building that once housed a small town general store. Their gourmet deli counter sits on the left side and is filled with fresh bread, cheeses, salads , sandwiches, desserts for take out. The dining area on the right side is charmingly done up with a variety of table arrangements spaced close together. They include both free standing seating and tables along the wall with bench seating. Tables are attractively set with white linen and fine china.

During warmer months there is outdoor, sidewalk patio dining.

The Brothers Moon is open for Lunch from 11:00am - 2:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
For Dinner 5:00 - 9:00pm, Tuesday through Thursday, 5:00-9:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 4:00-8:00pm on Sunday.
They serve Sunday Brunch from 10:00am - pm. They are closed on Mondays.

(updated October, 2016)

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