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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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4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.5

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98% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (27)
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Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Authentic (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

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 11, 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 January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Awesome food. Wonderful server

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on December 31, 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 31, 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 30, 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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·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 29, 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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·Dined on December 25, 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 20, 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 20, 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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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 20, 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 20, 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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·Dined on December 17, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 16, 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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·Dined on December 15, 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 10, 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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·Dined on December 10, 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

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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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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