Over The Moon Cafe

4.8
1305 reviews
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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.
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Seattle
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not so great. We’ve had better experiences there in the past. We dined early, and there were many tables available when we arrived. We asked if we could sit at one of the empty two-tops with the upholstered wing-back chairs (our favorites), but were told that they weren’t available. Not five minutes after we were given a cramped table by the drafty front door, a solo diner walked in with no reservation (we could hear her conversation with the waiter) and was promptly seated at the table we had asked for. Go figure.
The salad, crab bisque and jumbo shrimp pasta were good, but my Cioppino had so much red pepper in it, that it overpowered the other flavors, and I generally love hot and spicy foods.

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VJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is the 4th or 5th time I have eaten there but, the first time for my husband. I took him for Valentines Day. We both enjoyed the Croutes de Fromage, always delicious with the side potato salad. I have recommended it to several people and will go again. Bon Appetite!

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CK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! The server was very nice, attentive, and accomodating.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was incredible as always. We just love eating here. Our number place for dinner and lunch.

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KR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! The food is always amazing and the cozy feeling just can't be beat. They braved the snow and so did we for a fun filled birthday night out. They made me feel so special and their deserts just can't be beat. Would recommend Over The Moon to everyone.

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EJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the service and food was outstanding. One of my favorite restaurants in Tacoma....no, it is my most favorite!

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r
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, quiet, unique place. Food and service was excellent. Will be back!!

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband took me there for my birthday dinner. It was our first time there, and now I am looking forward to returning there again. The food was excellent and the service was wonderful.

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PN
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner in Tacoma’s Opera Ally. Excellent food and great service.

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HR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time eating here, and we enjoyed it in every respect. The food and service were very good, and the pace of the meal was very nice. We will definitely be going back.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Charming spot, lovely people, a perfect spot for a special date or evening.

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J
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This place doesn't do anything for me. I think the food is ridiculously over priced and mediocre at best. My friend loves the "grilled cheese" (they use the French words to dress it up) small plate and it was tasty. But not an over the moon experience. The beets were boring with enormous undercooked red beets with hunks of ordinary goat cheese between them. And even though it was a birthday dinner they served us the delicious earl gray chocolate mouse and charged us for it! Really?! All of the other places where we dined earlier this month for my husbands birthday dinners, the dessert was on the various places. I won't bother going back there.

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HZ
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A place that actually read what I requested beforehand! Everything was beautiful and perfect. The staff was incredible and the food was outstanding! Also, the vegan ‘cheesecake’ was so delicious!! This will be a very special place for us...

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DM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was great. Will definitely go back

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently a great experience with great service and great food and wine.

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DK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over The Moon has it all - location (theater district), ambience (the upper level tables are especially romantic), friendly, fun service and a great variety of delicious menu options. Great wine, too! Intimate, delicious and fun!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t miss!!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Fabulous food and staff.

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LF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our anniversary at this Café. Never visited it before and loved the quiet. You could carry on a conversation at normal levels with no trouble. Decor warm and vintage, food was delicious, the desserts wonderful, service fine. Would recommend and visit again!

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SC
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out of town friends joined us. They were happy. One thing that bothered me more than it bothered the guy who order it was the fact that there was cream added to the pork ragu. I just don’t get that.

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KS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything was excellent. It was a little too dark where we were seated. However. For the most part it was wonderful. Also, be sure to get a reservation..

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GF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food here was incredible. Our group had the duck and loved it. I had the squash pasta and it was delicious. The only cons would be: restaurant felt a bit cold and the server seemed really rushed. She seemed stressed out and it showed. Otherwise, the food is well worth it.

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MS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fun food and artsy ambiance! Loved it. I plan to return again.

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JR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, the creamy sage chicken was amazing! We plan to go back for a date night again and try some other amazing foods!

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BK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Absolutely Loved the ambience! The food was excellent! Perfect place for pre or post events. Will definitely recommend & return!

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TC
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful find. Food was outstanding (rib ragu and lobster pasta), portions were generous, service excellent, and the setting romantic and quiet. Perfect for date night. Wine list is very reasonably priced and nicely local WA/OR.

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SP
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great quaint restaurant. Perfect for a date . Quiet seats about 25. Reservations are a good idea.

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DH
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Love the spinach dish! A little cold when door was open to vent air. Perhaps a longer curtain to shelter that table. Awesome

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HL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality of the food was only exceeded by the quality of the service. An outstanding experience!

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P
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is absolutely amazing, I have been twice and have never been disappointed.
This place gets check marks on all accounts.
I went here on a 2nd date and the vibe was on point !
The Waitress .. can not remember her name the blonde.. was fantastic!!
Yes, go to this place ASAP.

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Never disappointed in the service nor the food. The people who work and run this great establishment always make you feel welcome and cared for.

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D
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going here for a few years now and the food has always been fantastic. Its a nice quiet place with limited seating, tucked away from the noisy bars and street traffic.
Just go, you will love it!

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MW
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved EVERYTHING about this place! First time but won’t be the last!

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BJ
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I'm so glad that downtown Tacoma now has so many dining options, but I find myself returning to Over the Moon because it's so comfortable and homespun, but with creative, very well-prepared food and good service.

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B
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over The Moon delivers consistently excellent food with always great service.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food. Try the grill cheese appetizer

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Asked for something special for mine and my wife’s 2 year anniversary. We got rose pedals and two small cut roses on the table for no extra charge. We came here on our first date and will make sure we come here for our next special occasion. The food and service were amazing too, a hidden gem in Tacoma.

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KL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good as always. One Of Our favs to bring out of town guests

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TO
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best night ever! For appetizer we did the clams in garlic wine sauce, divine! The roasted duck breast was the best I've ever had with incredible mashed potatoes and an assortment of roasted vegetables. Amazing earl gray chocolate mousse pudding for dessert, all perfectly paired with a bottle of the sauvignon blanc. Over the moon is an understatement, will definitely be darkening these doors again

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JJ
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A great find! If you like good food, great service and a calm relaxing space this is it.

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