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About Over The Moon Cafe

We are a small 40-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, and it is my belief that real food is the best food and I cook what I love to eat.

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.

709 Court C/Opera Alley
Tacoma, WA 98402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, European

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

Cross Street:
7th between St. Helens and Broadway

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(253) 284-3722

Website:
http://www.overthemooncafe.net/

Catering:
We do private events in the restaurant for up to 40 people sit-down. Please contact the restaurant directly for specific menu options and reservations.

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.

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

Executive Chef:
Deanna Harris Bender

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine

Over The Moon Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

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98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Romantic (21)
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Special Occasion (18)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Cozy (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Casual (6)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Organic (5)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Business Meals (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

If you love amazing food and value the perfect balance of ambience, impeccable service, and an aura of refinement without being pretentious, then you have to check out this little gem of an eatery. We had the crab bisque, mussel and clam linguine, duck breast and a side of lobster mac and cheese. Yes it was too much food, but it was worth every bite.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful food and reasonably priced. Our server was fantastic~

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

We chose Over the Moon for a special holiday dinner with friends and were very pleased with our experience. It was a busy evening for theatre goers and that didn't seem to interfere with attentiveness of our wait person, the quality of the food or the wait time for our food. We realized this is a little gem in our town that is warm and inviting and that we will be enjoying often!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

Over the Moon is our favorite Tacoma restaurant. The food is exceptional and the atmosphere is intimate.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

We let them know we needed gluten-free options, and on the night of our reservation about half of the menu items were gluten-free, including a gluten- and lactose-free cheesecake. The pork chop and steak were fabulous. Excellent dining experience all around.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Organic, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely exceeded my expectations! It’s a must try! Wonderful ambiance, great food and hostess! ❤️❤️ Will definitely be back!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Organic, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful spot for lunch with friends. Great variety of menu choices all fine up well. Welcoming and inviting setting and staff.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I've eaten.....dined is more applicable....here many times over many years. The quality is consistently very high. The staff is great, too. Everything always tastes as if they just made it from scratch for you. With so many options, I don't know how they accomplish that, but they do.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great find, highly recommend for date night. Pasta seafood dish was very tasty.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The atmosphere, the food, our waiter (Thor) was absolutely fabulous! I fully recommend this establishment.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Most low-key and romantic restaurant in Western Washington! Celebrated our first anniversary there, and we will DEFINITELY be going back! Over the Moon is the best in the business!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had friends in town from LA and wanted to show them something special in Tacoma. It was perfect.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Our experience was good and the service was great! My only issue was the lack of ventilation. They were cooking onions while we were there and a sitting at a table near the kitchen. It burned most of our eyes and I actually had to get up to get air outside.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2017

One of our favorite eats on Tacoma. Fresh, great food. Lots of GF options.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always have a wonderful time here. Great food and the staff is more than welcoming. Perfect place for date night or special occasions.

Tags: Comfort Food, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Over the Moon knocked my socks off with their short rib ragu. I will go back specifically for this meal. The decor was lovely and our service was great! I definitely recommend visiting this establishment.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Took my wife here for our anniversary. The food he was excellent! We had the croutes des fromages, beet salad, duck breast and prawn pasta dishes. Really wanted to get a dessert but we were both stuffed by the time we finished dinner. While the wine and beer selection is respectable, there's no hard liquor here but the food more than makes up for it. We will definitely be back in the future.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Service and food were both great for our friend catch up lunch. My friend loves Monte Cristo's and you rarely see them on the menu at other restaurants. So pleased to have that here. Wine was great, server very attentive. Love the ambiance as well. Will be back.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Wonderful ambiance and great food - as always. We've eaten there a few times and it never disappoints!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful friendly service, food, wine list.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was our third time there. Again, love the food...ache for better service. Empty water glasses and dirty plates were on the table for waaaay too long.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tapas
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Over the Moon is one of my favorites--definitely top 3. I've been there twice in the past seven days and would go again today if I had time. There are so many wonderful choices that ordering a meal is always interesting. I am allergic to wheat and never have a problem finding many options that work for me.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food can't be beat. Pricing makes it a sometimes destination but is not out of line with the value this place provides. Great for dates, anniversaries, fancy outings in general.

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always a great time.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food and service. Accomodated our special dietary needs with a smile.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We wife and I took our daughter and son in law out for my daughter’s birthday. It was a great experience. The menu is diverse and creative. Two of has the Dick , which was excellent as was the beef ragu bowl. The crab bisque soup was exquisite. This was our first time but we will go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

One of the best steak dinners I've has in along time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

We were looking for a romantic evening to share a nice dinner and a bottle of wine. We were not disappointed. We enjoyed the restaurant so much, we will most definitely be back. The service was incredibly friendly, the ambiance was fun and romantic, and the food was fantastic. The pricing, while not necessarily inexpensive, was fairly priced. The portions were generous and we found for the two of us, that sharing a steak entree was perfect with an app and wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Outstanding food and great service! The local owner is always on site and really cares about your experience at her restaurant. She has done a amazing job on menu selection and the ambiance while dinning. The best kept secret in Tacoma!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We were disappointed this visit. The food was not prepared as well as previous visits. Over peppered pork chop and undercooked duck breast that also came with too much salt in the rub.

Sitting in the downstairs section should come with a 20% discount as it's ambiance and seating are vastly different then upstairs. Uncomfortable chair or hard wood bench.

Lack of choice on the sides is what it is, but the veggies and mashed potatoes were the best part of the meal.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 8, 2017

This is one of our go-to places in downtown Tacoma—small, intimate, with every bite manifesting uncommon care in preparation. We started with the impeccable Dungeness crab cakes, pan-crisped and profoundly meaty. I went with the beet salad and my wife went with the Caesar; both were delicious (the only thing we lacked were additional anchovies on the Caesar, which is our common request). The chef's technique with duck breast (served with roasted root veggies and a perfect cherry reduction) is probably the best anywhere—medium rare breast but with a reliably crispy skin. Mmmmmm. We also had the cioppino, also a winner; if I were to tweak the cioppino at all, it would be to add a hint of fennel seed to the stew. We'll go back again and again, regardless.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Over The Moon Cafe is my favorite Tacoma restaurant! The food is excellent every time and the chef is very creative. The only negative comment I have ever made is about the location. It is located in an alley with no view whatsoever, but if you want to concentrate on your date or group you are with with no distractions, this is the perfect place. My husband and I keep coming back because the food is fabulous and the ambiance allows us to focus on each other. We have come with other couples and everyone loved what they ordered. We have tried several of the restaurants in Tacoma including those along the waterfront on Ruston Way, and Over The Moon Cafe's menu beats them all!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 30, 2017

For the money paid for the meal, I felt that the restaurant lacked finesse in meal preparation, playing and menu selection.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 25, 2017

It was pretty expensive, but super good. I was very happy with our experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food and service!! The only drawback was there is not a bar in the restaurant and I was hoping to have a martini prior to dinner. Other wise it was fantastic.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food, decent service, nice ambiance. Overall, an excellent place to eat. We celebrated our anniversary there. First time to visit, and we will certainly return. Service was a tad slow, but definitely didn't feel rushed. Perhaps they were short staffed during our visit. Regardless, A very nice experience.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

One of my wife and I's first dates and still an amazing quiet little gem years later. Food is great, environment is fantastic. The little touches of the place make it the home away from home of romantic dining. Recommend to any couple on their first date to the couple celebrating their many years together.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great experience, great food.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Wasn't sure what to expect walking into the restaurant, but once inside I was pleasantly surprised. The ambiance was a cross between whimsical and casual elegance. The service was impeccable and very attentive without feeling rushed. The best part of the experience was the food....delicious. I would definitely recommend this hidden treasure.

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

The most romantic café in Tacoma---really has no competition in that regard.
Very innovative menu, with seasonal changes.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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