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Over The Moon Cafe

4.8
1104 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Cozy
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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, 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.
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 Bender
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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, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 1104 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.7
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My husband and I favorite place in Tacoma

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We have been looking forward to dining at Over The Moon. It was everything I had hoped it would be and more! Absolutely delicious food. I was supposed to share my desert - the bread pudding - and I ended up eating almost all of it. I’m thinking of going sometime to just have desert. This place is a must on your list of great dining places.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Four birthdays celebrated together. Great food and service. There was enemies a candle in each of our deserts. You need to try the cinnamon roll cake.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Lunch with a friend was made all the more enjoyable by the eclectic ambiance, great service and wonderful food! The wide variety of menu options was outstanding, especially the gluten-free options that are not normally found at other restaurants. We are definitely making Over The Moon a lunch destination again! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The delicious food and excellent service make Over the Moon Cafe one of the best dining choices in Tacoma!

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1.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I received a random email and confirmation from a random restaurant from a different country several thousands of miles/km from my location. What ever this is .. it seems to be VERY broken.
Who is Monique Nadeau by the way???

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We visited for the first time for my girlfriend and i's 4th anniversary and had an awesome experience. Ambiance was wonderful and cozy. Even though the space is pretty compact it still felt intimate. I started with the Crab bisque which was fantastic. Full of flavor and most importantly crab. Sourdough bread was delicious and fresh. I had the Duck Breast with potato mash and veggies. She had the Salmon with the same sides. Duck and salmon were both amazing and cooked just right. Veggies were fresh and the potato mashers were fantastic. A mash of sweet and red potatoes with sour cream and chives was a beautiful combination. I forget what our servers name was but she was wonderful. Overall a fantastic meal for our anniversary and we will be back before then for sure.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This was an awesome dining experience . I will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We recently moved to the Stadium district and kept trying to eat at this quaint restaurant, but it never had availability. We finally made reservations and LOVED everything about it. Danielle our server was excellent! The food is outstanding. This is definitely my new favorite place to dine. Can't wait for the nicer weather so we can walk!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great atmosphere for a date, easy to sit back and relax and enjoy the food and company.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

What a nice, little, cozy restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was great. It was a short walk from our hotel. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

This is one of my most favorite restaurants. Great food, service and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent food, generous portions, warm atmosphere, good service. I’ve been here several times and it never fails to impress.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

I took a good friend this trip to Over the Moon. The Friday soup of the day is always crab bisque. We both had the 1/2 sandwich with the soup. It was incredible as usual! Thor was our waiter, top notch.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great for a date! Awesome ambience and friendly staff. Food is great!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food and atmosphere were amazing. Wife and I were seated near the door in a table that was next to the window, table itself was a little chilly but its an old building and you should expect that... the curtains they have separating spaces help cut down on the draft. For food we both got a small plate and salads and split a great bottle of wine. Food was fantastic, service was stellar and the atmosphere made a great date night with my wife. We will be back every chance we get. Great gem in Tacoma!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Delightful and yummy! We love to go to OTM for our date nights!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food my wife and I shared a New York steak which was cooked perfect and zucchini lasagna which was also cooked perfect . The atmosphere is great or server was awesome and there menu is priced fairly for the quality of food Served

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

All the 5 star reviews are accurate & valid... First time visit tonight exceeded my high expectations. Crab Bisque was superb & the braised short rib ragu served over rigatoni was to die for... We’ll be back...

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great local spot off Opera Alley. Quaint and charming. Good food. Great service!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

This place is Over The Moon great. Fabulous food. Wonderful service. The ambience is truly wonderful
Had a simple French dip that somehow seemed elevated by the buttery roll it was served on. The tomato basil soup was divine. Lovely experience. Can’t wait to go back.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

This was my 2nd visit. This time we were there for my husband's birthday. The service was wonderful, the waitress was ready for us when we arrived and tended to our needs well. I can not give 5 stars because the crab cakes were disappointing. They were smooshy. Possibly under cooked. Also, the items we requested to take with us, the best part of the meal was not placed in our bag. I'd go back, but I don't think I'll be getting the crab cakes.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The Monte Cristo Sandwich, potato salad, French dip and their soups are delicious!
Service is excellent and Thor made it an even more pleasant visit.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Really delightful spot - cozy, great service and delicious food! I loved the soundtrack- just the right kind of tasteful music to converse with.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I was the one in our group to recommend this delicious , creative and succulent food experience. I am thrilled that everyone loved their meal and dessert as much as me. Living in Seattle we’ve come to expect the amazing quality of chefs our city has to offer but chef/owner is by far the best we’ve encountered in eons. Melt in your mouth, flavorful and artfully plated appetizer, meal and dessert. Bravo

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

You Wil NOT be sorry you went to "Over the Moon Cafe!"

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Another wonderful meal. A birthday dinner with friends and family and it did not disappoint it actually exceeded previous trips to this wonderful small restaurant. The food was fantastic beautifully prepared and varied . My definition of an excellent restaurant is that you could sit down, order and then get up and move to another seat and eat someone else dinner and be just as pleased. Winners the vegetable lasagna, the salmon, the beet stack the creamed spinach the shrimp everything
And the service perfectly timed and gracious. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always excellent. It is so nice to come to a small, intimate place where they remember you plus the food is excellent! Service is great and you’re never rushed!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

If there was a better place to have our 10 year Anniversary it would surprise the hell out of me. Wonderful, warm service and delicious food in an extremely romantic surrounding. Exception experience! If you have not been here you owe it to yourself to come and have a wonderful experience. If you have been here I can't possibly understand why you have not been back.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food at Over the Moon is always superb, and Friday's meal was no exception. The spinach dip appetizer could probably be a meal in itself. The salmon was cooked exactly as ordered, and the waitress made a point of checking in to make sure of that. The clams, mussel and sausage was phenomenal. I've come to expect excellent food here, never having had anything else, but this meal was even better than I expected. All in all, this place can't be beat.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Our waiter was friendly and entertaining- the food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

We had lunch on a Thursday. We really enjoyed our dinning experience. The food is wonderful. If you like Mac and Cheese, you will think you have died and gone to haven. Also highly recommended is the Cuban sandwich. Our Sever, Thor, deserves special recognition for his knowledge of the menu, his attention to us and his ability to make you feel welcome. Lunch is only served a couple of days a week, so if lunch is not available to you, eat there for dinner. It is now our favorite restrauant in downtown Tacoma.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Date night with hubby and everything was delicious! Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We absolutely loved this restaurant! It’s unique & all of the menu is homemade & so delicious! We Highly recommend! It will be one of our favorites & we will go back often! Loved all the food & it’s such a good find!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food here is consistently excellent. I crave the zucchini lasagna--gluten free and better than any other lasagna I've ever had. The crab bisque is fabulous--also gluten free and better than any other crab bisque I've ever had. Their salads are also so good. Due to business travel, I've had lovely meals in San Francisco, New York, etc., and I would stack Over the Moon's food with any of them--probably higher.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Wonderful service, great food!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Great place. Only thing lacking is cocktails. Parking is limited.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Over the moon has the best monte cristo sandwich. The service was excellent and we found it easy to find parking at lunch. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My husband and I tried Over the Moon for a date night! It was awesome! It was sort of like a little hole in the wall, cute find kind of restaurant! The atmosphere was romantic and cozy! We enjoyed drinks, a super tasty meal and ended it with a yummy dessert!! It was perfect for a sweet night out on here town!! Would definitely go again!!

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

My out of town guests were impressed by the eclectic nature of the dining room. We were seated right away at a cozy table. The ambience was perfect for quiet conversation.
The crab bisque was exceptional as was the wedge salad and crab cake small plate. The sour dough bread was noteable.
The duck breast entree held up to previous rave reviews.
The service was flawless.

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