Over The Moon Cafe

4.8
1219 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
We are a small 38-seat, family, scratch kitchen boutique-style restaurant and it is our desire to bring you a warm and welcoming dining experience. I strive to keep our menus fresh and updated for every season, while rotating customer favorites. We source local products as much as possible. Our primary focus is fresh, robust menu items, with emphasis on both protein and pasta dishes.

Dinner features various entrees , starters, salads and desserts. There is a heavy emphasis on both Italian and French fare, along with my love of comfort food. I do my best to provide wines that are of good quality, are affordable and approachable.

Turn in to the Alley and experience a truly unique fine dining experience in an atmosphere of understated elegance. "Cafe" -- An unpretentious restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, European
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday 11:30 to 2:30
Dinner Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday, 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Dinner Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(253) 284-3722
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Deanna Harris Hicks
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Catering
We do private events in the restaurant for up to 38 people sit-down. Please contact the restaurant directly for specific menu options and reservations.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
7th between St. Helens and Broadway
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Parking details
There is parking in front of the restaurant and on our side street of 7th. This is paid (75 cents an hour) 2 hour parking that is monitored Mond thru Fri 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday get all day for paying for 2 hours.
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Public transit
Bus stops are located 1/2 block above on St. Helens and one block below on Broadway.
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
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T
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, truly enjoyed our experience. Went there to celebrate wedding anniversary, great service and the food was delicious. Really enjoyed the atmosphere.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very romantic date night restaurant

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DA
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great place! Food was just a little pricey but well worth it. Quiet and romantic

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TS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the atmosphere and food was great! A lovely restaurant for a intimate dining.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The intent was to dine else where, then I realized the location we initially planned to dine at was closed during our time. Then we happened upon this amazing place. We live in Seattle and were in Tacoma for a show. Our experience with the waitress was super, the food was amazing and we really liked the background music as well! I will have no problem making the drive just to enjoy the atmosphere and food! I can not say enough good things about this place and the staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great atmosphere. I highly recommend the ragu!

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GV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Normally the food is excellent. This time my order was not done well or per my request.

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l
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an outstanding find amongst very mediocre restaurants in Tacoma.

Our meal was outstanding from appetizers to dessert.

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C
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinners were excellent. Over the Moon knows how to use herbs and spices! The wine was also excellent.

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delightful restaurant tucked away in downtown Tacoma. Highly recommend for any occasion - it won’t disappoint.

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PC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the atmosphere here. Generous portions of delicious food for a reasonable price!

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DD
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service, good value!
We love romantic dinners or just chance to catch up with old friends. Wonderful ambiance for either. Also like convenience to be able to make booking via Open Table app.

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AE
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife here for a date night. I have lived in Tacoma for over 40 years and had never been here before. I was amazed to learn that OTM has been in business for 18 years at this location.
The food was amazing. We ate so much. We couldn't stop. We ended up taking our dessert home and eating it for breakfast the next morning.
We can't wait to again.

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BS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My fiance and I really enjoyed our meal at Over the Moon Cafe. We had the crab bisque to start, and it was delicious. He had the steak for dinner and I had the duck breasts. The steak had incredible flavor and was perfectly cooked. The cherry sauce that the duck was served with was insane! I love the cozy ambiance of this restaurant. It has a whimsical feel to it and is very intimate. We will definitely recommend it and come back again.

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KP
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a date and the food is amazing. I would highly recommend this place.

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JB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is great for lunch and dinner. We love it!

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RF
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, rare charming Tacoma location, delightful ambience for casual or dressed dining. Then there’s the food to pull it all all together. Terrific downtown choice.

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice lunch. Food was fresh and local. Seasonal menu was great and offered great variety.

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G
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Glad we found it! Very eclectic decor adds to the charm and ambiance Food was terrific and service superb. Can’t wait to go back.

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l
Seattle
56 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We were a large group with reservations, but there appeared to be only one water for the entire restaurant. We waited 25 minutes to order, and 45 minutes more for our food. We love this restaurant and hope this was just a fluke.

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I
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

More and more my wife and I judge a restaurant by how crowded and noisy it is, especially if it advertises itself as a high end experience and we are with friends. We were seated early when Over the Moon Cafe was relatively empty and quiet. By the end of the meal it was full and the noise level was at the upper end what we find comfortable for carrying on a conversation around the table. Would not want it any noisier, but overall it was a very positive dining experience with flavorful food and attentive, friendly service. We'll be back.

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RH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great lunch as always. Dinner is more romantic but lunch with the Girls is so fun here. The two guests I brought to lunch loved their food and the atmosphere. Home Run!

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AM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic!! Thank you!! We’re coming back soon an telling friends!

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MC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the service was impeccable and the ambiance was cozy and romantic. Took my boyfriend for the first time for his birthday and and we were both really impressed. I had the duck and it was prepared perfectly! The strawberry and cucumber salad was among the best I've ever had! Will definitely be returning!

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KA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here. Everything was amazing. The ambiance, service and food were top notch. We will definitely be back and will recommend to everyone.

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DH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Date night

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SM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Really great service. Came here for a fun work dinner and it met all of our expectations. I would also come for a romantic dinner if I’m ever back in tacoma with my hubby. Highly recommend!

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DC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I enjoy eating there very much. Danielle is a very good waitress.

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KK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Saw this restaurant online and had good reviews so took a chance. We were not disappointed. Food was amazing...exceeded all expectations! I had the cod and my husband had the chicken cacciatore. Both were fabulous. Amazing flavors. Paired with the Vapianno Cab... can’t go wrong. Bon appetite!!

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S
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! The chicken cacciatore was one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Danielle served the entire venue with grace and aplomb She was delightful.

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J
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for our anniversary, the food was fantastic, the service was exceptional ,and they
wrote happy anniversary in chocolate on our dessert platter. Will definitely be returning!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant!! I bring anyone visiting here! Love the duck!!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were incredible just a little bit loud on a busy Friday night

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C
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have always had a great meal, with great service at The Over The Moon. We had the chicken and the short ribs with pasta. Both were very, very good. The service as usual was spot on. We each had a glass of wine to accompany our meal. Our only suggested improvement is to fill the wine glass a "little" fuller. Other than that, make this place a choice for a Date Night.

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QC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and ambiance at Over The Moon is sublime. The atmosphere is cozy and romantic. It's small and precious located in Opera Alley and an easy walk from our home. I think of it as a quiet refuge with divine entres and offerings. Lovely wine selection. I love to dine here and choose items from the menu we never have at home. The food is thoughtful and delicious, sourced as locally as possible. Highly recommend this place for all the reason above as well as its intimate setting ideal for actually having a conversation. So many of the popular restaurants are open and LOUD these days.

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LI
Las Vegas
60 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance & great service is how I would describe this restaurant... After 3 visits over the last 12 months - I am positioning this as one of our top 3 restaurants in Tacoma... If we lived closer (based on our experience so far) - we’d likely be return every 4 weeks...

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P
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great work guys!

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R
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This a great neighborhood/destination restaurant. Everything about it is spot on.

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C
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Service was great. Food a little salty. People have left notes about their experience, life in general, advice etc. These are kept in a box at each table. They were fun to read

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KM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I consider this a hidden gem that’s a welcome change frim the plethora of restaurant chains. Food is amazing, the restaurant has personality and charm. Prices are more than fair. If there’s ever a lull in conversation, (or even if there isn’t!) its fun to read the notes left by previous diners, stored in eclectic containers on each table.

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