We were greeted nicely at the door by the hostess and seated quickly as we arrived for our six o’clock reservation. Moonstruck Restaurant has a retro elegance and charm about the main dinning area. Our waiter, Altin, provided excellent service as did the support staff. We were never out of bread, dipping oil or water during the meal. Silverware and plates were removed quickly following the completion of each course. The atmosphere of the restaurant and attentive wait staff lends itself to a wonderfully romantic dinner.
Our first course was a cream of chicken soup with spinach that simply delighted the palate. The relaxed atmosphere permitted us to savor this course until the arrival of our main selection and contributed to our time for private conversation.
The main course exceeded our expectations. We both ordered Filet Mignon well done. The cut was excellent and cooked exactly as we wanted. The presentation was outstanding with sliced potato, carrots and broccoli appointed in such a manner to allow the Filet Mignon to be the star of the meal.
Following the main course we were served coffee by Altin and a carafe for a second cup was placed on the table. We ordered dessert and relaxed once again after the filling main course. The beauty of eating at Moonstruck is that there is no rush on the part of the staff that monitors your every need.
Diane ordered Tiramisu and was delighted with the presentation of mousse, mascarpone and poached pear frullata appointed with various other fruits. I ordered Mela, apple with cider syrup, vanllia amaretti gelato. Both desserts were outstanding.
We did not order wine although Moonstruck has an extensive wine list. Our meal cost in the $100 range and was worth every penny spent. We departed Moonstruck an hour and fifteen minutes after our arrival as very satisfied customers
Moonstruck is located at 7955 Oxford Avenue in the heart of Fox Chase. The restaurant is located adjacent to the Fox Chase train station and across from the 18 bus loop. There is ample parking for customers who arrive by car. If you live in the Northeast, Center City, or many of the great neighborhoods of Philadelphia and the suburbs, Moonstruck is worth the visit. You can visit Moonstruck on the web at http://www.moonstruckrestaurant.com/
This is the first in a series of reviews of eateries in the heart of the Fox Chase neighborhood of Philadelphia.
– g emil reutter