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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Blue Moon Cafe

532 Elmwood Ave. (Utica St.) Send to Phone
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Blue Moon Cafe Restaurant Review

: Located in a multicolored Victorian on the Elmwood Strip, Blue Moon’s interior seems more suited to a suburban bistro, lacking the eccentricity that endears city-dwellers to their favorite eateries. The service and menu make up for this lack, though, with mixed results. For starters, the African Chip Medley, a freshly fried mix of sweet potato, yucca, and plantain chips, is worth repeat visits. Normally served with a well-reputed curried avocado dip, this was the first of several dishes deleted or altered due to supply problems the evening we chose to dine at the Blue Moon. It is refreshing to see several vegetarian entrées mixed in with traditional entrées. Spinach lasagna and Asian ratatouille (the French favorite with ginger, sesame, and soy sauce) are listed alongside filet mignon and baked salmon. We enjoyed the inventive country-style pâté made with chicken, ham, and pistachios; with fresher bread it would have been great. The salmon crêpe and portobello crêpe were both enjoyable. When burgers ordered medium-rare came out medium-well, we were shocked to hear the Health Department was to blame. In short, Blue Moon has room for improvement but offers some interesting and refreshing dining options.

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