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“Good food, long wait”

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Jake Moon Restaurant & Cafe
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Albany, New York
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good food, long wait”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We had breakfast at Jake Moon on the Sunday of a holiday weekend, arriving late morning when the small, diner-like restaurant was busy and full. The menu was imaginative, the food was pretty good, and the servings were huge, but it was a very long wait for our meal. Both of us had 3-egg scrambles, and they were really too much of a good thing. Unfortunately, the toast was not quite toasted and not quite warm, and there was no jam or spread to put on it. The home fries were delicious, the best part of the meal. This is probably a much better dining experience when the restaurant is not so crowded and the kitchen can keep up. We'll go back soon to see how it works on a non-holiday.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Albany, NY
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“An Oasis at the foot of the Helderbergs”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

Took a drive to nowhere with a friend and came upon Jake Moon Cafe. We're very happy that we decided to give it a try for lunch. It was during the week and a little quiet when we arrived, which gave us a chance to really take in the local restaurant feel and enjoy the artwork throughout. The service was friendly and good. The food even better, including their homemade breads. You could tell that everything was made to order, which is why it took a little longer to get our food. Given the flavor of both of our dishes (we of course tasted each others fare) we didn't mind the wait at all. We were both were so taken with the food, the very reasonable prices and the atmosphere that we brought our husbands back for breakfast on the weekend. While the place was full, it didn't affect service or our dishes. It was another superb meal. My husband's comment upon leaving was "can we drive back next weekend for breakfast again?" While we may not go back this weekend, I know we will return to Jake's soon to try their dinner menu.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank WanderingFools007
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Albany
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Saturday Date Day!”
Reviewed 24 March 2013

My husband has been hearing good things about Jakes Moon in Clarksville. So we decided to go on a little road trip into Clarksville! I ordered the Quiche of the day and my husband had the Fish tacos. We especially enjoyed the atmosphere of a local restaurant/diner which really attracks the community! We will definitely be back. We enjoyed our meals and the wait staff were very friendly.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank RoadtripAlbany
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Clarksville, New York
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A gem in the foothills”
Reviewed 23 February 2013

This place is amazing - not at all what you would expect in a small mixed bag diner. Their catering service is excellent.

Visited November 2012
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Albany, New York
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very good food, very large portions”
Reviewed 7 October 2012

Went there for breakfast with family. Many delicious sounding choices on menu, was hard to pick just one. Service was friendly, relaxed, low key. We did wait a while for the food, but when it came out, oh boy, was it worth the wait! Prices are quite reasonable for what you are getting and when compared to similar restaurants in the area. Very large breakfast portions: I had a three egg scramble and was not hungry for the rest of the day. Would certainly return and recommend to others.

  • Visited October 2012
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