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Over The Moon Cafe

4.8
4.8
2081 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Small and romantic we specialize in celebrations with family and friends, or just a quiet dinner with good conversation. We are family owned and operated and have been serving our community since 2001.

Drive in to Opera Alley and be transported. We strive to bring approachable food and beverage, a sense of comfort and community, as well as a unique and quality dining experience. We call ourselves a "cafe" in the sense that we are not pretentious and offer a fine dining experience in an atmosphere of comfort and respite.

Parking in Opera Alley, and downtown, can be a bit of a challenge, especially on the weekends, so please be sure to give yourself plenty of time when making reservations to find a parking space, or consider a night off from driving and get an Uber or Lift!! Eat good food often, break bread with friends and family, spend time with those you love, and we will see you soon.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, European, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (253) 284-3722

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Deanna Bender

  • 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. <br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    Relaxed comfortable and professional "buy out" private dining offered in this small restaurant that provides personal touches and great food.

  • Private party contact

    Harris Deanna Bender: (253) 284-3722

  • Neighborhood

    Tacoma

  • Cross street

    7th between St. Helens and Broadway

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    Bus stops are located 1/2 block above on St. Helens and one block below on Broadway.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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What 2,081 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Best Ambiance

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Romantic

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  • Tacoma

    Best Overall

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    Best Service

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  • Tacoma

    Fit for Foodies

  • Tacoma

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  • Tacoma

    Notable Wine List

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  1. AC

    AlishaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Pretty sure the waitress got rid of our food and threw it out. And then randomly gave us leftovers 40 minutes after we asked. That was bizarre. Saturday night. I’ve never had that experience. The portion didn’t even look like what we left over. Besides that the atmosphere and food were good. And we love the notes. The service sort of was off putting this time.

    Over The Moon CafeResponded todayI'm so sorry that your experience with us this past Saturday evening was less than stellar! Can you tell me where you were sitting so that I can talk with your server? We do hold the boxed left-overs at our counter downstairs until the guests are ready to depart and after they have received their checks typically, in order to keep your tables cleared as much as possible. That said I want to insure that boxed food is taken care of appropriately. Thank you! Deanna

  2. C

    Conner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I both got short rib ragu and it was incredible! Definitely will go back.
  3. JL

    JamesL

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go-to place for any occasion. The food is local, seasonal and always amazing. If you are a foodie, this is place is a MUST! You will never be disappointed with anything on the menu. The ambiance is just right to have a quiet conversation. We love the industrial design of the building as well as the eclectic decor. This mis-matched chairs at each table gets us playing Rock-Paper-Scissors to see who gets to sit in the big cushioned chair at our table. It just feels so cozy and quaint. The staff is wonderful and very attentive. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place.
  4. M

    Michele

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Danielle was amazing! We loved the set up on table at arrival. Rose petals and poem books set the mood. Food was delicious, as were the drinks and dessert!
  5. C

    Cougar

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want a memorable experience then book a reservation at OTM
  6. C

    Chumi

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dining experience overall. Food was absolutely delicious. The brussels appetizer was full of flavor, my ribeye was cooked perfectly, and the crab bisque was perfect…so much delicious crab and soooo creamy. Our server was very attentive to our needs without being pushy. I never felt rushed, but she was always there when we needed her. She actually read my mind about wishing I had asked her to bring out the wine before the entree…she showed up a minute later and asked if I wanted it earlier since I finished my cocktail already…nice! A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for! Oh, and there was a rose and a birthday card waiting for me on my birthday. 😊
  7. MX

    MXCO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place - great food and very romantic. Celebrated a bday and it was fantastic.
  8. AK

    AnneK

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Over the Moon. Great Fool. Great Service and the ambiance is just what we wanted for an anniversary dinner. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a place to mark a special day.
  9. NL

    NichelleL

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect date night spot! Dimly lit, quiet and intimate atmosphere. Fantastic food. 10/10 would recommend
  10. SD

    StephanieD

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! Wonderful food and ambiance and service. We will be back!
  11. LG

    LeoG

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our last visit to Over the Moon was better than ever. How can it get better, seems impossible because every trip there has been perfect. To dine in the quiet atmosphere, soft background music and unique surroundings was a wonderful way to spend a dining experience with my wife and daughters. Thank you.
  12. BA

    BethA

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, food was delicious with wonderful presentation. The wait staff was available and eager to enhance the experience.
  13. TM

    TimM

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the service as well as the atmosphere was spectacular.
  14. TC

    TaraC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    When we got there we were greeted right away we had great service throughout the night. The only issues that we had was they were out of the salmon (my favorite!) And we were left underwhelmed with one of the dishes we ordered- the chicken cacciatore. The flavor was phenomenal, but the portion was quite small and the chicken thighs were quite fatty and hard to eat. My date (his first time eating here) left still hungry, which was a bummer. The squash was fantastic though!
  15. LM

    LauraM

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed everything about our drinks, meals and service at Over the Moon and hope to return again soon. Truly an enjoyable evening.
  16. LB

    LoriB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful evening. Delicious dinner, attentive service, quiet, comfortable atmosphere were five stars. We are all looking forward to our next visit.
  17. GC

    GraceC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing amazing experience! Definitely come here if you’re in the Tacoma area. Friendly staff, great ambience!
  18. l

    ladiesnightout

    Seattle

    103 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I was missing my very favorite menu item, the butternut squash lasagne, but the food we ordered was good.
  19. JH

    JreffH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We will return again in the near future. The short ribs were Over the Moon.
  20. MC

    MagdalynC

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck breast and paleo dessert was phenomenal. This place definitely tops other high end restaurants. Relaxing ambience and romantic settings are couples.
  21. AC

    AnneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful experience. It was my birthday and I was greeted with a red rose and card! The food was excellent - I always have the duck and it never disappoints. Perfectly cooked, juicy, slightly pink, the outside fat well seared. Turtle pie with a candle and gratitude for staff not singing. And then, there was the bourbon ice cream. OMG. I should have skipped dinner and just ordered 10 servings - how smooth but decadent. Thank you for a brilliant evening!
  22. SJ

    ShannonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Server took food to box up to go but never returned with the food to go.
  23. MV

    MariaV

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    came for my birthday, not the best service but food was great.
  24. K

    Katrina

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Over the Moon! It is definitely the most romantic restaurant in Tacoma. The ambience is wonderful. It's so cozy and for a small space, it still feels like you have your own private bubble at your table. The food is phenomenal (order the shrimp!) and the service fabulous!
  25. MF

    MaryaF

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AIP and gluten free offerings. Fantastic service. I wanted to eat everything on the menu.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    First time at Over the Moon. Overall, we enjoyed. They acknowledged our anniversary very well. Service was good. Didn't quite get my steak right. Everything else was good. We would recommend.

    Over The Moon CafeResponded on November 3, 2022Thank you for your review and I'm so glad you visited us to celebrate your anniversary! I wish you would have told your server if we didn't get your steak quite right, but please do so next time so that we can make sure everything is 100% perfect for you! Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon!

  27. JS

    JoeS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I chose Over the Moon Cafe to take my wife for our anniversary. It was a great choice! The food and ambiance were great!
  28. b

    billg

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Let’s start with just get a reservation now. This was a complete 5 star experience from the time we were seated till when we were thanked as we left. We were originally going for my moms birthday she didn’t feel well so she couldn’t go but told us to check it out. We Lars so glad we did so we can go back soon. Service was prompt and courteous with a wealth of knowledge of what they have . Not a large menu but a wonderful selection to choose from. My wife had crab bisque it was delicious with large chunks of crab best bisque in Tacoma. Then she had the short rib ragu it was so tender and delicious I did the wedge salad and duck salad crisp and fresh then I had the duck the duck was done perfectly and oh so tender with a wonderful cherry reduction sauce potatoes were great as well. We both did dessert turtle pie and bread pudding they were very yummy ample wine list and cocktails. Parking on street was easy as well. Everyone should experience this magical place.
  29. DM

    DerekM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was Fantastic!!!!!!! Yes, the price is a little high. However, it is worth every penny! Its nice to have a place that you actually get what you pay for.
  30. SC

    SC2WA

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 2nd time there for anniversary dinner and they did not disappoint. Fabulous food and service!
  31. TD

    TheDon

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We always enjoy our dinners at Over the Moon. Friendly service and great food, with lots of gluten free options.
  32. MS

    MatS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very romantic setting, with great food. Highly recommend!
  33. CS

    CarolS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, wine, service ambience. We had butternut squash lasagna, wedge salad, and duck. Fabulous buttery Chardonnay. I loved the decor. Quiet enough, not solemn or stuffy. Look forward to our next visit. Stay at Elks Temple McMenamins and walk here. Both wonderful places.
  34. d

    dirtykittyo

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful food, ambiance and servers here. I’d highly recommend. Try the salmon!
  35. D

    Demineo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Danielle was such a great waiter despite being on a staff shortage. She has the best recommendations for their delicious and hearty food. Will visit again!
  36. TJ

    TriciaandJeff

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation that was gonna be cut short because two uber drivers flaked at the last minute. But when we got there Danielle worked it out so we could have a different table. The food was all fresh, hot, and full of flavor. All staff were professional. Definitely a more upscale classy vibe. Not cheap, but not everything was high priced. My lasagne was average cost in most nice places, but way fancier crafted.
  37. JB

    JordanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around delicious food and romantic atmosphere to have date night.
  38. TA

    TimothyA

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our fifth visit to Over the Moon in the last six years. They never fail to impress!
  39. LG

    LeoG

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a quaint cafe, with a top -notch ambiance. Service was supreme and our dinners were absolutely prefect. Can't think of a better place to have our anniversary dinner. Thankyou for a perfect dining experience.
  40. BA

    BethA

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had not been to Over the Moon cafe for several years and didn't remember it being as good as it was! The Vegetarian Lasagna was amazing. I want to go back tonight!

FAQs

Over The Moon Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Over The Moon Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (253) 284-3722.

Over The Moon Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 2081 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Over The Moon Cafe

709 Court C/Opera Alley, Tacoma, WA 98402

Additional information

  • Cross street

    7th between St. Helens and Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Tacoma

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, European, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    Bus stops are located 1/2 block above on St. Helens and one block below on Broadway.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Deanna Bender

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (253) 284-3722

  • 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. <br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    Relaxed comfortable and professional "buy out" private dining offered in this small restaurant that provides personal touches and great food.

  • Private party contact

    Harris Deanna Bender: (253) 284-3722

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