To conclude our weekend long celebration of our anniversary, we had our official anniversary dinner last night at Half Moon on High Street in Dobbs Ferry. It was a beautiful evening so dining outside with the view of the Hudson River and both the Tappan Zee and the George Washington bridges was the perfect backdrop. The sun was setting and the sky was pink as we arrived at the restaurant. For a Monday evening the restaurant was fairly busy. Just about all the tables outside were taken and quite a number inside as well.
Half Moon opened a few months ago in the former location of the Chart House. The menu is a mix of seafood, meat and chicken. Its kind of all over the place with dishes prepared in a variety of ways – some traditional seafood, some with a southwestern twist and others that are more comfort food in style. I decided to try the New England clam chowder to start which was rather thin but chock full of clams and potatoes. For my entree I opted for the prawns which came with grilled endive and roasted potatoes. It was good not great. Darren started with the calamari salad and had the herb tuna with empanades for dinner. He too thought the food was okay but nothing to exceptional. We were both too full for dessert so we passed but there were some good choices including a $16 ice cream sandwich which we would have loved to see. The service was okay – it started off quite good but trickled off as the meal progressed and the restaurant became more crowded. We both agreed the view is what you pay for and as long as the restaurant serves up decent fare, people will continue to come.