Half Moon Celebrates First New Year’s Eve

Looking for a great New York-style New Year’s Eve celebration, but don’t want to trek into Manhattan? The Half Moon restaurant, located on the Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry, is the perfect answer, offering stunning views of New York City and two New Year’s Eve celebrations that will provide a hip, yet casual, start to 2009 – all in close proximity to your home. 

The earlier seating, which begins at 5 p.m.

and runs until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, includes a half-hour cocktail reception, four-course prix fixe dinner, sparkling wine, still wine, beer, and live music. The first seating is just $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and offers guests a delectable and festive meal along with incomparable views of New York and the Palisades. 

The second seating starts at 8:30 p.m. and goes on until 1:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day. It includes a cocktail reception, premium open bar, live band, dancing, four-course prix fixe dinner, favors, a champagne toast, a midnight balloon drop, and live viewing of the Times Square ball drop The second seating costs $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and is sure to usher in 2009 in style.

"The Half Moon is a great place to spend New Year’s Eve, with amazing views of the Manhattan skyline and, of course, outstanding food," said Bruce Bernacchia, co-owner. "Our two seatings offer options for guests – one is dinner-party style, and the other more of a party – but both will surely be memorable and enjoyable."

For more information or reservations, please call (914) 693-4130 or visit www.Harvest2000.com.

Named for explorer Henry Hudson’s famous ship, Half Moon represents the most exciting dining experience in the region, featuring an American brasserie with international flavor. The 12,000-square-foot restaurant offers fresh seasonal produce, meats and cheeses from the Hudson Valley, and fresh seafood from the North Atlantic off Montauk.

The restaurant’s decor captures the feel of a modern Hudson River loft, complete with Hudson River School paintings and circa 16th and 17th century maps following the discovery of the river by Henry Hudson in 1609. The interior design features natural bamboo floors and a Zebra wood bar to blend with natural colors and furnishings, while glass walls offer panoramic views of the Hudson River and sunsets over the Palisades.

Half Moon is owned and operated by the Fort Pond Bay Company, a growing restaurant group that has made a specialty of waterfront dining locations including Harvest-on-Hudson in Hastings-on-Hudson and two highly-regarded restaurants at Montauk, Long Island, Harvest on Fort Pond and East by Northeast.

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