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About Over The Moon Cafe

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.

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 38 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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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

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99% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (39)
Cozy (37)
Good for a Date (37)
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Romantic (34)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Special Occasion (32)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Worth the Drive (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Authentic (17)
Comfort Food (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Fun (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Healthy (10)
Casual (8)
Business Meals (7)
Organic (7)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious food and amazing service every time!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Been here in the past and everything was great however, did not have a great experience on Valentine's Day, was given a table for 4 although it was just my husband and I, I asked to be reseated in the many available more personal seatings but was told would mess with other reservations whatever that meant, my entire stay most of the seatings remained empty. My braised beef pasta was watered down maybe new chef, maybe it was because of my complaint ? Idk but service was rushed and not great and my food wasn't great so won't be back anytime soon especially for a special occasion.

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·Dined 4 days ago

I just lost all my hair to chemo and have not been out since December. I am a foodie and my husband insisted he take me out for a romantic lunch on Valentine's Day. Was I happy he did! The energy is this place is amazing. Thor, our waiter, was amazing. Most of all the food was amazing. My husband scores big with me! Take a date, you'll be glad you did.

Tags: Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

You can tell each dish is home-made, amazing flavor in every bite

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service although she was working alone, she did a great job. The food was very good and has that authentic taste. My husband and I enjoyed our pre-valentine dinner here. We will be happy to come back and try another dish in the menu.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Anniversary dinner with my wife and thought we’d try somewhere new. As it turned out, this was the perfect setting to celebrate. Great food, comfy big chairs, and excellent service! We will definitely be back!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

I adore this hidden jewel! Great ambience and food! I hope it stays cozy because Tacoma needs places like this that the locals know are the spot to go to!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The wine selection is great, the service was wonderful and the food was AMAZING!

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first time at Over the Moon Cafe and it was phenomenal. We were celebrating an early Valentine's dinner and found it to be cozy, romantic and quaint. The food was fantastic. My fiancé said the Chicken Caccitore was possibly the best meal he's ever had. The crab cakes were also one of the best we've had. The waitress was very accommodating and attentive. We will certainly be back!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 8, 2018

An absolute jewel! Just a delightful experience on every level. Great food, great wine- like GREAT; charming service...just superlative all around.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We were 30 mins late due to an accident on the freeway. The restaurant was super accommodating and even sped up over service so that we could get to a concert. The food was great. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We love it when an event brings us from our home in Sammamish to Tacoma so that we can include a dinner at the Over The Moon Cafe!
The passion that the restaurant has for what they do is apparent in every aspect of the dining experience .
As a small business owner myself I really appreciate the attention to detail that is delivered on every level
We can t wait to come back again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Organic
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

It was my first time visiting your lovely Quaint restaurant, but not my last!! The crab bisque was delightful as well as my pear salad. We had the pleasure of being waited on by Thor who was amazing as well.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great ambiance! Food was wonderful and the mock-cheesecake was amazing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is our go to place for special dinners. Whether for just the two of us or our whole family , we always get a fantastic meal and outstanding service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We always have a good experience here. The waitress was attentive, congenial and gave us her personal attention in plating the dessert and gifts we brought.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful place for lunch or dinner.
Only advice, get express coffee maker.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Lucky enough to find Over the Moon on an Internet quest to find a place to celebrate a special occasion with my wife. Without making any puns, the Over the Moon café far and away exceeded our expectations.

We do live two hours away, but we WILL find a reason to return for dinner on Saturday night so I can request that we be served/entertained by Jennifer. She is charming and I understand why she stay on he job for 10 years. Who would want to leave? :) We described what type of wine we enjoy, and Jennifer picked out a bottle that matched perfectly. She listens.

My gluten-free wife LOVED the lasagna made with zucchini so much that she refused to share more than two bites. I had the special for the evening, an amazing pork chop. But my favorite dish was the beet stack. Fabulous

From our appetizers to the homemade vanilla ice cream, this was one of the BEST restaurant dinners we have enjoyed in several years. Glad we arrived early (5pm reservation) because the place filled quickly.

BTW-- We also found the flagship store for the local coffee we were served on Sunday morning and bought three pounds to take home. Best souvenir from a wonderful evening.

We also enjoyed walking the neighborhood before we can in for dinner. The shops (and the shopkeepers)and the charm of this corner of Tacoma changed many years of poor reputation that had kept me away. My loss

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Love this quaint place! Delicious and fantastic service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Not bad, but expensive and possibly a little over-rated on here. That's my general impression.
First - they do not have a bar. It is wine and beer only. Somehow I missed that part in researching the place. I was looking forward to a martini cocktail to start the evening, but no bar. We reserved a table for 2 for my birthday celebration and indicated that in the reservation. The restaurant made no recognition or acknowledgement about the birthday whatsoever. I wasn't expecting anything in particular, but at least some recognition or mention of the occasion would have been nice. It must have slipped through unnoticed. The decor is nice, eclectic and not too crowded tables. The house music playing was a bit misguided for a small more intimate/romantic setting - we sit down and Led Zeppelin is playing - not the best music for a dinner in my opinion. Staff was very friendly. Food overall is very good, large portions - but way over-priced for the quality. Not the best value for the cost. Yes, I would eat there again but with the knowledge it's not the best value or food selection and quality for the expensive costs and no bar. It's out of the way on a quiet street in downtown Tacoma - not a lot going on in the area on a Saturday night.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Over the Moon is one of our absolute favorite dining locations. The food is consistently excellent and we love the people with whom we interact.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Inverness)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is a great restaurant, our server was best ever. But the vegan cheesecake is a disaster. Take it off menu till you learn how to do it. The toppings were great, but the main thing tasted and felt like over cooked mush that has set all day long. My daughter in law makes a great one, so do some homework on this. Overall we love OTM.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have dined at Over The Moon for special occasions. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere is cozy. However, on the last visit the service was not as good and the prices have increased. We were given a small portion of bread upon request and our water was not replenished until after the meal. I ordered a small plate because of a recent illness and the waitress was not impressed with the order. Also the small plate was well presented but overpriced. I will dine here again because of the good food but if I am disappointed again this restaurant may be off our list!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Awesome food. Wonderful server

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had a phenomenal time at over the moon Cafe only been twice but each time was exceptional! I will be back

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our last visit was during a busy period and the people next to us was extremely loud to the point we could not hear each other when we tried to talk.
The only other thing was that the Salmon glaze of Bourbon was changed to a white balsamic .
Not nearly as good as the Bourbon glaze.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was very good, with substantial portions. Half sandwiches with soup combos were more than adequate for our lunch. Prime rib dip and Monte Cristo were really tasty and fresh. Well worth our hour's drive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful little gem. Cozy, with great food and service. We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food is fantastic. Waiter Thor is very friendly and professional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great little spot. Consistently excellent! Great place to bring friends for a special meal.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was my third time to Over the Moon, and I'll definitely be back. We came for Christmas Eve dinner and every single bite and sip were to perfection. From the moment you step in, until the moment you leave you are well taken care of!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Always good. Service was great, food as well. This is our "go to" spot before going somewhere into the theater district.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Awesome food, great ambience! One of my favorite Tacoma spots!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Everything was excellent! Need better exhaust system, my eyes were irritated from lack of good cooking exhaust.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Absolutely darling setting in a little alley - cute, charming bistro/cafe. Warm and inviting.
Service was good, not great, but looked like one person was handling all the tables and in that case she was pretty great!!
Wines by the glass are priced very fairly and nice selection
Food: I had the small plate, Jumbo shrimp sautéed in white wine and butter sauce with lemon, shallots, Italian parsley and red pepper flakes and the Arugula and mixed greens tossed in our white balsamic, blackberry and thyme vinaigrette, with roasted butternut squash, sliced granny smith apple and dried blue berries, finished with roasted walnuts and parmesan. Both were really good. My friend had the Cesar which she really liked and the crab cakes which she was very disappointed in as she searched for the crab. She sent it back.
Prices are high for the food - entrees are pretty up there.
I thought for one small plate, a salad and a glass of wine total of $41.00 with tip was a lot.
Nonetheless I plan on going back when I can afford it!! Loved the ambiance and I thought what I ate was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always amazing! Best food, cutest space, awesome staff and service!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Delightful local gem. Food is delicious and menu is varied. Cozy, comfortable, creative eatery.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We love coming here. The food is always great and the service is amazing as well.
Thank you Tina for another great evening at over the moon cafe.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful food and reasonably priced. Our server was fantastic~

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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