Over The Moon Cafe

4.8
1235 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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. Our primary focus is fresh, robust menu items, with emphasis on both protein and pasta dishes.

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 Hicks
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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, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wine
What 1235 People Are Saying
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T
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a cute environment

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SB
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'd been to Over the Moon many times for dinner but this was my first visit for lunch and I enjoyed it very much. This was a business lunch meeting and Over the Moon is a really good place for that: excellent food at a range of prices, attentive but unobtrusive service, busy but not at all too loud for conversation. I'll be back for wonderful dinners but now I have another reason to go!

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EK
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a very nice dinner here the other night. My husband ordered the short ribs - which were excellent. I had the salmon - another great choice - cooked to perfection. My son ordered the pork bolognese - tasty, but not quite as good as the short ribs.... Didn't try his date's meal which was a vegetarian pasta dish that she said was very good. Cozy, nice spot to dine. Highly recommend.

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EJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding....as usual....one of our favorite restaurants in Tacoma.

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w
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Over the Moon Cafe is one of my favorite dining spots, barring none!

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MC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were delighted to find this place! Very cozy, great food but quite reasonably priced. Love that it’s family owned and has weathered the ups and downs of the area for nearly 20 years. Wonderful people, very friendly and accommodating. We are already planning to go back even though it’s an hour away from our local area.

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JD
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful afternoon lunch. The food was terrific, the service was spot-on (attentive and pleasant, but not intrusive). The atmosphere was quirky, fun and the focus of some of our conversation. The price was a little higher than I usually pay for Saturday lunch, but this was special and worth it!

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RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, as always. The service was great, too--as always

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J
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a nice evening at Over the Moon and would recommend it. Our biggest regret were the desserts which were marginal at best. Our minor ambiance complaint would be that the table we sat at was seated adjacent to the hallway to the kitchen and restroom which was drafty and a bit noisy. Otherwise, the appetizers and all the meals at our table were delicious save mine. Sadly, I wouldn’t recommend the Ratatouille which was what I ordered and it was cold and not very flavorful. We had a nice bottle of wine and it was reasonably priced. Our server was prompt and polite. We all agreed we would make a return trip.

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BM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant and the owner, Deanna is a gem!

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DB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service. I just put noise level as "energetic" because of the table across from us was noisy. I've dined here other times, and the noise level was much less.

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P
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sisters and I had dinner there for the first time after reading reviews, and agreed it was the perfect place. Very cozy and comfortable with wonderful aromas coming from the kitchen. The menu offered enough variety that we each wanted something different and everything tasted homemade. The short ribs were the star but so were the roasted vegetables that came with the sage chicken. Our waitress was very patient as we lingered over dinner and wrapped our meager leftovers with great care. We couldn’t leave anything behind. It’s a little tricky to find even with gps, but now we know and look forward to another opportunity to be in the area.

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MG
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic decor - , small and cozy . Excellent food and service.Visitng from out of town , great find. Had lunch because waited too long for dinner reservations on a Saturday night. Loved it as did my teen and my elderly aunt. ! Lunch was delicious and creative. They had a nice quiet area which was nice for my Aunt who is hard of hearing. Thank you.

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SP
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A little pricey..but good food..nice smbience...Love the decore!! Ladies room is an experience!!

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T
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, truly enjoyed our experience. Went there to celebrate wedding anniversary, great service and the food was delicious. Really enjoyed the atmosphere.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very romantic date night restaurant

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DA
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great place! Food was just a little pricey but well worth it. Quiet and romantic

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum but I was super sad they do not have the lasagna

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TS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the atmosphere and food was great! A lovely restaurant for a intimate dining.

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M
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The intent was to dine else where, then I realized the location we initially planned to dine at was closed during our time. Then we happened upon this amazing place. We live in Seattle and were in Tacoma for a show. Our experience with the waitress was super, the food was amazing and we really liked the background music as well! I will have no problem making the drive just to enjoy the atmosphere and food! I can not say enough good things about this place and the staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Great atmosphere. I highly recommend the ragu!

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GV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Normally the food is excellent. This time my order was not done well or per my request.

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l
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an outstanding find amongst very mediocre restaurants in Tacoma.

Our meal was outstanding from appetizers to dessert.

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C
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinners were excellent. Over the Moon knows how to use herbs and spices! The wine was also excellent.

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DB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delightful restaurant tucked away in downtown Tacoma. Highly recommend for any occasion - it won’t disappoint.

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PC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the atmosphere here. Generous portions of delicious food for a reasonable price!

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DD
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service, good value!
We love romantic dinners or just chance to catch up with old friends. Wonderful ambiance for either. Also like convenience to be able to make booking via Open Table app.

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AE
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife here for a date night. I have lived in Tacoma for over 40 years and had never been here before. I was amazed to learn that OTM has been in business for 18 years at this location.
The food was amazing. We ate so much. We couldn't stop. We ended up taking our dessert home and eating it for breakfast the next morning.
We can't wait to again.

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BS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My fiance and I really enjoyed our meal at Over the Moon Cafe. We had the crab bisque to start, and it was delicious. He had the steak for dinner and I had the duck breasts. The steak had incredible flavor and was perfectly cooked. The cherry sauce that the duck was served with was insane! I love the cozy ambiance of this restaurant. It has a whimsical feel to it and is very intimate. We will definitely recommend it and come back again.

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KP
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a date and the food is amazing. I would highly recommend this place.

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JB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place is great for lunch and dinner. We love it!

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RF
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, rare charming Tacoma location, delightful ambience for casual or dressed dining. Then there’s the food to pull it all all together. Terrific downtown choice.

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OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice lunch. Food was fresh and local. Seasonal menu was great and offered great variety.

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G
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot. Glad we found it! Very eclectic decor adds to the charm and ambiance Food was terrific and service superb. Can’t wait to go back.

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l
Seattle
58 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We were a large group with reservations, but there appeared to be only one water for the entire restaurant. We waited 25 minutes to order, and 45 minutes more for our food. We love this restaurant and hope this was just a fluke.

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I
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

More and more my wife and I judge a restaurant by how crowded and noisy it is, especially if it advertises itself as a high end experience and we are with friends. We were seated early when Over the Moon Cafe was relatively empty and quiet. By the end of the meal it was full and the noise level was at the upper end what we find comfortable for carrying on a conversation around the table. Would not want it any noisier, but overall it was a very positive dining experience with flavorful food and attentive, friendly service. We'll be back.

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RH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great lunch as always. Dinner is more romantic but lunch with the Girls is so fun here. The two guests I brought to lunch loved their food and the atmosphere. Home Run!

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AM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic!! Thank you!! We’re coming back soon an telling friends!

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MC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the service was impeccable and the ambiance was cozy and romantic. Took my boyfriend for the first time for his birthday and and we were both really impressed. I had the duck and it was prepared perfectly! The strawberry and cucumber salad was among the best I've ever had! Will definitely be returning!

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KA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here. Everything was amazing. The ambiance, service and food were top notch. We will definitely be back and will recommend to everyone.

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