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185 Chelmsford St, Rt 110, Chelmsford, MA 01824-2307
+1 978-256-7777
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:15 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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181 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went with a wide selection of tapas dishes; all were excellent although the grilled shrimp dish was too salty for some of us. Yet wait staff was friendly and attentive and, special recognition to the young ladies who ran our orders, kept our water glasses full and were, in a word, delightful. They will develop into terrific servers or... More 

Thank OG1010
Lowell, Massachusetts
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258 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recently returned to Moonstones getting together with a friend and what a surprise - it was a fantastic experience. Gave the Potato Pancakes another try and they were terrific. In addition enjoyed half a portion of their Tag pasta dish, which was tasty. The highlight tho was the house made Beet Ravioli's (yes I said Beet)! They arrived (four of... More 

Thank Martha T
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there with some of my friends and found this place a good one. It has nice decor and low lighting, perfect for the evening. I tried shrimps and sea shells, they were good. Overall, a must visit the place which can offer a variety of tasty food. And yes, the staff is very very gracious.

Thank Akul B
Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While Moonstones has several large plates, they specialize in a wide variety of small dishes from around the world. That makes it easy to satisfy varying degrees of hunger in a group. There were three of us, and we just ordered a bunch of things. The waiter was especially helpful in suggesting that several be brought at the start, with... More 

Thank Michele R
splath, Owner at Moonstones, responded to this review

Hi Michele, Thanks so much for this stellar review. We are honored to offer such fab tapas selections to the Greater Lowell area ("Chelmsford, who knew?!") and we absolutely embrace our philosophy of "think global. eat local" while exceeding guest expectations. Glad you agree! Hope you can dine with us again soon! Sincerely, S.Plath More 

Andover, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here several times for lunch. Everything's always good. Had a sushi appetizer today that was yummie.

Thank Rich B
Scott P, Owner at Moonstones, responded to this review

Dear Rich, Thank you so much for the excellent 5-star review. In the scheme of things, it is perhaps my 4th favorite aspect regarding your feedback, and surely appreciated. Third on the list would be the word "yummy," a top goal of ours for sure; we do believe we have the best team of chefs around. Second, would be your... More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a group of six for dinner and tapas. The ambience is perfect for provoking good conversation. The service was excellent-- we were never wanting. I ordered the embutido bombiero-- it came flaming in a pig shaped dish. It was spectacular. Would go again.

Thank anjchang
splath, Owner at Moonstones, responded to this review

Hi Anjchang, We're thrilled you enjoyed your "spectacular" dining experience with us. We so proud of our menu, staff, and atmosphere- and we love when our guests agree! We're especially happy with the "never wanting" comment, as one of our core philosophies is that our guests are "never in need of anything, and never have anything they don't need." FYI:... More 

DeLand, Florida
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A very nice wine list. We ordered several tapas plates. Makaela, our server, was very helpful in describing the dishes and the portion sizes. We thoroughly enjoyed the excellent taste and combination of tastes of each dish ordered. We will definitely return the next time we visit Chelmsford.

Thank Kenneth F
splath, Owner at Moonstones, responded to this review

Thank you so much Kenneth. We're pleased you enjoyed your dining experince (from the food, beverages, hospitality, and ambiance) and we're even more pleased you shared "the love." Thanks so much for your kinds words, and yes, please do visit next time you're in the area! Best, S.PLath More 

Lowell, Massachusetts
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258 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Recently went to Moonstones and had a variety of their small tapas plates. The Shrimp Tempura was very nice, small, but tasty. The spicy sausage flat bread for okay - a little dry. The Potato Pancakes were very thin and overly cooked - in fact burned. Those got returned to the kitchen and they were not re-ordered. A complimentary dessert... More 

Thank Martha T
Scott P, Owner at Moonstones, responded to this review

Martha Thank you for visiting and your honest feedback. I am sorry that we did not exceed your expectations--our daily goal with every guest. We don't always get it "right"---to the standard we expect of ourselves and our team but feedback like this helps to recognize our flaws and correct them. I actually saw your potato pancakes being returned to... More 

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199 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nicely appointed interior. Brunch menu is a combo of tapas choices along with main courses. My husband loved the lobster eggs Benedict which had actual pieces of lobster. The croque madam was a bit odd in that it was an egg on crusty bread and then a pile of ham on another. This part of the metro north-west burbs doesn't... More 

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splath, Manager at Moonstones, responded to this review

Thank you so much islandgirl! This is such a great compliment :) More 

Bedford, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

3 friends and I met at Moonstones for brunch. We were seated in the lounge area which was a bit loud. 2 friends shared a burger and latke, the third had eggs Benedict (made with lobster in the sauce), we ordered a bacon skillet ($7.95) for the table and I ordered the scrambled eggs flatbread and latke. All of the... More 

1 Thank LeeAnn H
splath, Owner at Moonstones, responded to this review

Dear LeeAnn: I am terribly sorry to hear about the service gaps that occurred on your Sunday brunch. There is no excuse, and in fact what occurred at your table is exactly counter to a strict policy that I preach at both of my restaurants, that even the slightest lapse in customer service or the slightest sign of dissatisfaction with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Fusion, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:15 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 Chelmsford St, Rt 110, Chelmsford, MA 01824-2307
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +1 978-256-7777
Description: General info: *Enjoy life one bite at a time at our globally inspired urban bistro in charming Chelmsford. *Come to celebrate or just to chill *open 7 days a week *"Sophisticated" Sunday brunch touted by Boston Globe Magazine Private Dining Book your next Shower, Wedding or Mitzvah, and have the moon all to yourselves, any Sunday from noon to 4PM. Moonstones celebrates global bonds-the moon, the sea, a love of food, wine, and revelry. We welcome you to enjoy beautiful design, local seafood and raw bar, globally inspired tapas and a carefully selected and wildly creative cocktail menu, beer and wine list. Moonstones promotes a fun, social, affordable atmosphere for those who seek a more diverse and dynamic dining option without the risk, cost and difficulty of distance or travel.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?