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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.
Tacoma, WA 98402
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
7th between St. Helens and Broadway
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Bus stops are located 1/2 block above on St. Helens and one block below on Broadway.
Deanna Harris Bender
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
Over The Moon Cafe Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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