Harvest Moon Brewery/Cafe

4.2
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27 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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From handcrafted beers to our unique and flavorful American eclectic menu, Harvest Moon Brewery and Cafe located right in Downtown New Brunswick affords diners the chance to escape from the stresses of daily life. Harvest Moon features a delectable menu along with hand-crafted beer brewed on site all served in a fun & exciting atmosphere that is perfect for the young and old alike.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.2
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Hadn't been there in years but food was still good and selections were decent though a little sparse at least for lunch. There was a private party upstairs so we opted for bar area. A bit cold in the winter in that area but otherwise enjoyed and will go back again.

CZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here and we enjoyed everything. The Irish potatoes were a very yummy appetizer and our entrees were delicious. We ordered the pork chop and the Pad Thai with shrimp and would highly recommend both. Will definitely dine here again.

NJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is a fine place. Good food, good service, and good atmosphere. We went for Sunday brunch and we were thankfully that the noise level was quiet. Although there were plenty of people, the noise wasn't too loud for conversations.

JE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice, friendly tavern with good food and good beer

N
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice place, very comfortable and the food was delicious!

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was very good and service was excellent.
Only disappointment was that they were not seating anyone upstairs due to a private party, downstairs was quite loud, and there were not many spaces for party of four. I wish they had informed me that upstairs was not available as I would have visited at another time. Our occasion called for a quieter more comfortable setting.

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For a very busy New Years Eve I must say the service was exemplary. Our reservations were honored right on time. The hostess seated us promptly, explaining the noise level differences between areas. Our server was professional, and even though we could see she was new to her job she did it well. When asked questions about certain foods, the answers she didn’t know she checked on and answered back within minutes.
Even though every table was occupied we never waited longer then would be expected to be served.
Overall the Harvest Moon was an unexpected pleasure. When last minute reservations could have lead to
an evening of lowered expectations Harvest Moon delivered a memorable evenings end to the year.

RG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was good, service was slow

DZ
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the ambiance very nice. Our server was excellent and very accommodating. I was with my friend of over 60 years and we were able to sit in comfort and talk since we hadn’t seen each other in months. It was wonderful and relaxing. Thank you Harvest Moon for the wonderful experience.

b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Just had appies and beers.
The beers were very good, but not outstanding.
Pork Belly Sliders were phenomenal.
Buffalo Brussel Sprouts were excellent.
Giant Pretzel Braid is always good.

Our service was super fast, even though the place was packed.
Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our first time at Harvest Moon.
We were visiting for the Michigan State/Rutgers football game and were looking for something close to the train station.
Sebastian was pretty good; attentive but a little in a hurry.
If he relaxes a little, he would be exemplary!

DC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

We were out of towners coming in to celebrate my husbands birthday with good beer + food. Beer was great but food was undercooked, and service was terrible.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Sunday/weekend brunch spot if you're looking to have a more typical, relaxed restaurant atmosphere compared to a more lively experience that certain brunches tend to provide. I enjoy both, but of course certain groups/occasions warrant one more the other.

W
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Meal arrived cold and I was really looking forward to the salmon!

j
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

We had a reservation for 5:45 pm. We told the manager we had theater tickets for 7 pm (a block away) and she said that would be fine, they had a lot of people there before the theater. That should have been plenty of time. The table was ready a few minutes later. We ordered around 6 or 6:05 pm. By 6:40 our food had not come (not complicated orders) . The waitress said that the kitchen had been tending to a big party upstairs. We had to ask the manager, who checked and said it would be ready in 5-10 minutes, but we had to say we were going to be unable to eat it. So we just paid for our drinks and had to leave. I would not go there again.

JH
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

Bad night? Maybe, but the place felt like a refrigerator, we, and our neighbors, were ignored for 10 minutes before any action. Won’t go back but I am hoping for everyone it was just an “off” night

LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Service was extremely slow, even after informing the wait staff that we had a 7:00 show to attend.

l
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

convenient to the theater, good prices and many choices. Also has vegan options.

NJ
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I have eaten at the Harvest Moon many times, usually on our way to a performance at the State Theater. This, however, was by far my best experience.
We were seated immediately upon arrival for our 6:00 reservation. Because our table was in an out-of-the-way corner, we could easily have been forgotten, but Phil--the manager--made sure that did not happen, even pitching in to help the very busy wait staff. The food was delicious, from a burger, to pumpkin ravioli, to steak, and we left for the State happy and satisfied. I highly recommend having a meal at Harvest Moon before your next trip to the State!

LG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great! Def will be back

D
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved the beer and enjoyed the food! A great meal!

g
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Wait staff seemed new and unsure but ee were ok with that. Early dinner so no crowd and not noisy. Food good, steak very tender.

CK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, drink and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a really good dinner here. The food was delicious. I had the pad thai which was one of the best I had in NJ. My boyfriend had the the burger. I had a bite and it was very juicy and tasty. I would definitely come again. Great casual date night or if you don't want to cook at home!

EC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I've been to Harvest Moon more than dozen time and the food is always excellent. This Sunday night I had my favorite appetizer the crab and avocado, every bit was delicious. I also ordered the Atlantic Salmon, which was perfectly cooked. The potions here are always big so it allowed me have nice lunch tomorrow. This is the place I always recommend to friends and family.

R
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner for 6 prior to a comedy show at the Stress Factory. Menu has something for everyone. Attentive service. They brew their own beer here and it was good. Got our evening off to a good start.

NP
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

The server was not attentive got charged for 2 extra drinks and the servers would
Not initially believe it. Eventually they corrected the check but we had to wait for it.