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Blue Moon Bistro Dessert 2022 - Blue Moon Bistro, Beaufort, NC

Blue Moon Bistro

4.8
4.8
105 Reviews
$31 to $50
French American
BLUE MOON BISTRO of Beaufort, NC; a casual fine dining experience located within the Historic 1821 Dill House. Locally sourced menu featuring modern French cuisine.

CHEF JAYSON FOSTER was born in Norwich NY where he developed a love of cooking through spent time with his mother and grandmother in the kitchen. In 1996, he came south to Beaufort, NC. After stints in other dining spots, Jayson was hired by Chef William Bell at William’s Casual Fine Dining where he was named sous chef. Jayson attended Carteret Community College; Culinary Arts studying in France under two-starred Michelin Chef Marc Meurin.  A stalwart on the Beaufort Food Scene, Jayson has cooked at Chef’s 105, Circa 81, and at Aqua, where he was the Chef for 10 years. In 2012, Jayson and team won the Fire on the Docks Competition in Wilmington, NC. Jayson is proud to bring all these experiences together in the kitchen at Blue Moon Bistro and looks forward to serving you. Bon Appetit!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French American, French, American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (252) 728-5800

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

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What 105 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Food

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Service

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Ambiance

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Best Value

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Coastal North Carolina

    Romantic

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  1. NW

    NancyW

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another lovely evening at Blue Moon Bistro. Had a wonderful meal on the porch during some great weather here in BFT. A great addition (or reboot really!) of a local favorite. Looking forward to quiet days ahead as the seasons change and more great meals at Blue Moon!
  2. WB

    WalterB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience the service was superb. We sat outside beautiful weather but when you sit outside you must be paired for the flies

    Blue Moon BistroResponded todayThank you so much for the wonderful compliments! We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to having you dine with us in the future! Ashley Amaral

  3. SS

    ShannonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extra special night being able to sit on porch and having the Chef to come and sit for a brief visit during his busy night! Excellent service from the whole staff!!! The food “grouper special” is always my favorite. Thanks again for a wonderful meal.
  4. r

    ross

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Shrimp and grits / and Lobster Bisque --MEXICAN? Both dishes used chili powder, and probably turmeric. Shrimp and grits makes one think of Louisiana, so perhaps blackened seasoning might be appropriate. Lobster Bisque is a delicate flavor and was trampled by the heavy-handed Mexican treatment.
  5. AP

    AngelaP

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every way! The best service I’ve ever had in Beaufort. The food was amazing! Not enough accolades for this new restaurant in Beaufort.

    Blue Moon BistroResponded 1 day agoThank you so much for the high praise! We are truly delighted to have been able to create a 5-star experience for you and your guest. Looking forward to having you dine with us again in the future! Ashley Amaral

  6. D

    Danno

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose to sit at the bar which is usual for us. Lara was our server and she was fantastic. Everything was delicious, starting with fresh croissants with an incredible orange marmalade butter. Beyond yummy! My husband had the fish special, pan seared mahi-mahi on Israeli couscous. I had seared scallops on Gouda grits. Chocolate tini for dessert. A very delicious meal and a pleasant evening.

    Blue Moon BistroResponded 1 day agoThis was so wonderful to read! Thank you for taking a moment to share with us. I am looking forward to passing your compliments along to Lara, she will be thrilled! We are truly delighted to have been able to create a 5-star experience for you and your husband. Looking forward to the next time you dine with us! Ashley Amaral

  7. F

    Frogman

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    First time since the old bistro. Sound much improved; service excellent; menu not very creative Appetizers; tomato pie was excellent, zucchini fritters average Entrees: scallops were excellent but disappointing accompaniments; special was grilled mahi-mahi, quality of fish was poor, uneven thickness so one side overcooked, $38 piece of fish should have uniform thickness with uniform medium heat. I got some charred piece that left a foul taste the rest of the meal. Wine; excellent wine list both for reds and whites. My Picpoul was nice so was my wives Sauvignon blanc. Overall presentation was not appetizing, dishes might have used garnishes to enhance presentation. Total price minus tip was $100 which is common with this level restaurant. However, the quality and originality of the dishes does not match the price.
  8. IO

    InnOnTurner

    Wilmington

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bluemoon Bistro provides our guests with the very best in cuisine, comfort and care. From the moment you make a reservation to departure you will be delighted by the customer service, attention to detail and the freshness of the menu. The decor is beautiful, the vibe romantic and upscale. Additionally the wine selections and bar offerings are exceptional. It is one of our MOST favorite restaurants in town that is on point each and every visit
  9. SC

    SpenceC

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meals for all four of us. May be the top chef in Carteret County.

    Blue Moon BistroResponded 1 day agoWow! Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon! Ashley Amaral

  10. BB

    BettinaB

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My two sisters and I had a lovely dinner last night at this incredible bistro. We all highly recommend this place. Truly our favorite meal all week in Beaufort. A special thanks to our server Hannah. She was outstanding. This is a hidden gem. Don’t miss it!

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on August 10, 2022This was truly a delight to read. It is even more amazing that you would go as far to say that we were your favorite meal in Beaufort! Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us. I am looking forward to sharing your kind words with Hannah, she will be thrilled!! Ashley Amaral

  11. PO

    PamO

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers were professional and friendly. The food was good and the dessert was amazing. It’s a lovely place for a celebration. We were celebrating our 43rd anniversary.

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on August 7, 2022Thank you for the high praise! We are truly honored to have been able to provide you with a 5-star experience! Ashley Amaral

  12. LB

    LauraB

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always. The grouper special was excellent and the cocktails and service superb.

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on August 7, 2022Thank you for being such an advocate for our restaurant! We are looking forward to seeing you again! Ashley Amaral

  13. m

    mariannah

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Martini and dining!!!

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on August 7, 2022Thank you for your kind words! We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience! Ashley Amaral

  14. L

    Laura

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service excellent. We were served promptly. Limited menu for vegetarians.

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on August 7, 2022Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us! We hope to see you again soon! Ashley Amaral

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed everything about this place. First time here but will definitely be back. Food was wonderful, everything from the appetizers, entree, dessert and drinks were fabulous. Our server, Nicole, was so sweet and took time to explain meals we had questions about. Overall, a wonderful evening.

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on August 3, 2022This was so great to read! Thank you for taking a moment to share your dining experience with us. We are looking forward to the next time you visit Blue Moon Bistro! Ashley Amaral

  16. S

    Stingaree

    Raleigh

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    A little too noisy with loud conversations one entree a was good the other not so much.

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on August 3, 2022Oh gosh! I’m so sorry to hear that your visit did not live up to your expectations and indeed our intentions. If you are so inclined, please feel free to contact me, I would love the chance to chat further about your visit and to learn how we could have improved. Thank you for taking the time to share with us. I look forward to hearing back from you. Ashley Amaral Aamaral@bluemoonbistro.us 252-728-5800

  17. SS

    SusanS

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on August 3, 2022Thank you for the high compliments! We hope to see you again soon! Ashley Amaral

  18. CS

    CindyS

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a delightful restaurant! The food was wonderful and the restaurant is lovely! The staff was great. It was a most enjoyable evening!

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on August 3, 2022Perfect! Thank you Cindy for taking the time to share with us. We are truly delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon! Ashley Amaral

  19. S

    Southerngirl

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food & cocktails were fantastic! Love the attention to detail. It was noisier than we would prefer. Overall, a great date night for us!

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on August 3, 2022We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your experience at Blue Moon Bistro. Thank you for taking the time to share and we look forward to seeing you in the future! Ashley Amaral

  20. MS

    MelanieS

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely setting for an outstanding meal. Everything was perfect The dinner the service the atmosphere we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. It was my birthday and the staff wished me happy birthday several times during the evening. This was one of the most outstanding dinner services I've ever experienced we will return.

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on August 3, 2022Thank you for the AMAZING review! We are thrilled to have created a 5-star dining experience for you. It is even more amazing that you gave us the opportunity to host you on such a special occasion. We are looking forward to seeing you again! Ashley Amaral

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcoming atmosphere, attentive service and great food.

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on July 29, 2022Perfect! We are thrilled to have created a 5-star experience for you and your guests. Looking forward to your next visit! Ashley Amaral

  22. BB

    BlairB

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our guests from out of town enjoyed scallops as well as the sea bass special. Thank you for a first rate dining experience -- you make Beaufort look good!

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on July 29, 2022Wow! This was truly a delight to read. Thank you for the wonderful compliments. We are looking forward to seeing you on your next visit! Ashley Amaral

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So very yummy!

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on July 29, 2022Thank you for taking a moment to share with us! We are looking forward to your next visit! Ashley Amaral

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Blood Orange Margarita was perfect! We shared four appetizers and they didn’t disappoint! Shrimp and Grits had a great spiciness, the French onion soup and the Steak Tartar were delicious..Our fourth choice was the zucchini fries and while they were not we expected ( they were thick cut like steak fries) they were tasty but could have used more dipping sauce because the sauce on the plate was pretty much just for presentation..But a beautiful presentation! The staff was friendly and attentive! We are looking forward to going back!

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on July 29, 2022Wow! Thank you for the amazing review! I agree with you, the blood orange margarita is my favorite! We are thrilled you enjoyed everything about your experience. Looking forward to your return! Ashley Amaral

  25. KW

    KeeferW

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was outstanding, especially surprising in such a small market. The tomato tart was well done, and would have been even better with ripe heirloom tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes. Shrimp and grits is the best I’ve ever tasted.

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on July 29, 2022We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience. Thank you for taking the time to share with us! Ashley Amaral

  26. d

    dshunting

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very quaint restaurant with an exceptional focus on service. Fantastic cocktails and above average food.

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you for the amazing review! We are thrilled to have created a 5-star experience for you and your guests! Looking forward to your next visit! Ashley Amaral

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Awesome food. Very busy and wait staff was working hard. Very much enjoyed the food but the restaurant was fairly loud. Difficult to converse at table. Will go back despite noise
  28. YV

    YVETTER

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The cocktails were amazing and the service was good. We enjoyed our food. The problem was we were seated at a high top in the bar and some customers came in for drinks while they were waiting for their table. For 30 minutes, the guy in this party pretty much had his back on our table and his wife, who had just washed her hair bc it was still wet, kept fluffing her hair right at our table. Gross! They were offered seats but refused. They were loud and virtually on top of us. Ruined the evening. I mentioned something to our waitress who had to shove them out of the way to get to our table and she rolled her eyes and said she hoped they would leave soon. Great but that didn’t help us at all. I felt like management should have intervened. I wanted to stab the guy with my fork but didn’t! Not sure I would go back. Too expensive for a frustrating and less than pleasant meal.
  29. LC

    LisaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very good. Loved the updated look. More spacious at bar . Good was delicious!

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you for the wonderful compliments! We are looking forward to having you dine at Blue Moon Bistro in the future! Ashley Amaral

  30. I

    Islandhopping

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food and ambiance. The meal was the highlight of our trip!

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you for the wonderful compliments! We hope to see you the next time you visit Beaufort! Ashley Amaral

  31. M

    Melissa

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Blue Moon Bistro was outstanding! I loved the Tomato Tart appetizer. I will definitely be back!

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you for the awesome review! I agree with you, the tomato tart is my favorite! We hope to see you again soon! Ashley Amaral

  32. MR

    MikeR

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to BMB and certainly won't be the last. Food, service and drinks were all exceptional!!
  33. K

    Kelley09

    Salt Lake City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Small nicely decorated open venue that can get quite lively at full capacity. Food is consistently very good.

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on July 15, 2022Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us! We are thrilled you enjoyed dining at our restaurant and look forward to seeing you again! Ashley Amaral

  34. TP

    TomP

    Wilmington

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server, Candice, was outstanding. Most of the food, except the fish entrée, was very good as well. Cocktails were great, music was good, overall a very nice experience.
  35. B

    Bigdugg

    Wilmington

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! A Beaufort favorite for us!

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on July 14, 2022We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience. Thank you for taking a moment to share with us! Ashley Amaral

  36. M

    Mommicked

    Denver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We were very excited to see the Blue Moon had re-opened under new ownership. It was our favorite place to eat in Beaufort before it closed a few years ago - we also remember when it was (by far) the best coffee house on the Crystal Coast, many years ago. We had exceptional service - attentive, not intrusive, polite and efficient. But we were both disappointed by the food. Starters were OK, but unexceptional. My wide had the salmon cakes (why farmed Atlantic salmon at the coast?) and they were OK, but unremarkable. I had the mahi and it was terrible. It is hard to go wrong with mahi, but it had been frozen and thawed and tasted like it. Really disappointing. I'd really love the Blue Moon to serve some local seafood - we have so much of it here at the coast. And to prepare it in a way that shows off its flavor. Just cancelled a dinner reservation at the Blue Moon for later this month.
  37. SR

    ScottR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    My wife and I were very excited to learn that the chef who made our FAVORITE shrimp and grits in tasso ham cream sauce from Aqua was the executive chef here, and that the shrimp and grits were on the menu! It was as delicious as I remembered, slightly different, but I personally liked the addition of the tomatoes. My wife missed the roasted red peppers. The main course however was just underwhelming. I had the poisson du jour, grilled mahi over rice with a tomato chutney type of "sauce". Very bland. The fish was under-seasoned and did not flake, and the rice was very plain. The tomato sauce was also very thick, one note, and seemed odd with the fish and rice. It just kind of sat on one third of the fish. No depth, just "tomato". My wife had the mussels, which were not bad; they were cooked well but were simply drowning in the cream sauce. I actually spooned the sauce from her bowl over my fish and rice which helped to elevate it. For dessert, we had the brown butter cake. Absolutely delicious! Everything was reasonably priced compared to other finer dining establishments in the area; however, the entrees we had were simply not up to what one would expect from a chef with such a reputation. Have the appetizers, some wine, and a dessert if you go.
  38. JM

    JohnM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Jason did not disappoint. The food was amazing, best in the area! The building is beautiful and warm with all the wood beams. Service was wonderful. I look forward to many future memorable meals at Blue Moon!

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on July 9, 2022Thank you so much for this amazing review, John. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the future!! Ashley Amaral

  39. GN

    GNorthCarolina

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best surprise in Beaufort! The atmosphere is so cozy and unexpected here on the coast. My family is looking forward to returning!

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on July 7, 2022Wow! Thank you for the amazing compliments! We are thrilled to have created a 5-star experience for you and your guests! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Ashley Amaral

  40. JM

    JimmyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great food. Sit on the porch. Great service. ……………………..

    Blue Moon BistroResponded on July 7, 2022Thank you for taking a moment to share Jimmy! We hope to see you again soon! Ashley Amaral

FAQs

Blue Moon Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (252) 728-5800.

Blue Moon Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 105 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Blue Moon Bistro

119 Queen St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2213

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Front Street

  • Neighborhood

    Beaufort / Morehead City

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French American, French, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Takeout

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