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Over The Moon Cafe

4.9
4.9
2008 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Small and romantic we specialize in celebrations with family and friends, or just a quiet dinner with good conversation. We are family owned and operated and have been serving our community since 2001.

Drive in to Opera Alley and be transported. We strive to bring approachable food and beverage, a sense of comfort and community, as well as a unique and quality dining experience. We call ourselves a "cafe" in the sense that we are not pretentious and offer a fine dining experience in an atmosphere of comfort and respite.

Parking in Opera Alley, and downtown, can be a bit of a challenge, especially on the weekends, so please be sure to give yourself plenty of time when making reservations to find a parking space, or consider a night off from driving and get an Uber or Lift!! Eat good food often, break bread with friends and family, spend time with those you love, and we will see you soon.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, European, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (253) 284-3722

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Deanna Bender

  • 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. <br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    Relaxed comfortable and professional "buy out" private dining offered in this small restaurant that provides personal touches and great food.

  • Private party contact

    Harris Deanna Bender: (253) 284-3722

  • Neighborhood

    Tacoma

  • Cross street

    7th between St. Helens and Broadway

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    Bus stops are located 1/2 block above on St. Helens and one block below on Broadway.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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What 2,008 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Best Ambiance

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Best Value

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Romantic

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    American

  • Tacoma

    Best Overall

  • Tacoma

    Best Food

  • Tacoma

    Best Service

  • Tacoma

    Best Ambiance

  • Tacoma

    Best Value

  • Tacoma

    Healthy

  • Tacoma

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Tacoma

    Notable Wine List

  • Tacoma

    Romantic

  • Tacoma

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  1. n

    nancy

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My complete review is on Yelp
  2. C

    Can2

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a wonderful meal. It was our 1st visit. We will be back!
  3. CM

    CrystalMcL

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for an anniversary. They put rose petals on the table. And it was absolutely delicious. Had: ribeye and bolognese. Also a wedge salad to start. And coffee and cheesecake parfait for dessert. The quality and flavor was well worth it. And I love the dining experience there.
  4. JA

    JohnA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall excellent experience. The food was excellent. Prices are equal to the quality but are large portions. Perfect for a romantic dinner.
  5. BP

    BillP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Incredibly wonderful and impressive dining experience. This has to be Tacoma’s best kept secret for sure!
  6. LS

    LonnieS

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We keep going back to this restaurant. Love the atmosphere...service is always great and the food is wonderful.
  7. T

    Teddy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good but pretty expensive. We consider this a special occasion dinner as opposed to a weekly dinner. Try this cafe. You won’t be disappointed.
  8. PS

    PaulS

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great small restaurant with very good food. Limited selection if you are picky. Deserts are sinfully rich.
  9. BL

    BobL

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over the Moon is a great place for a honeymoon dinner.
  10. MH

    MarilynH

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection
  11. B

    Bella

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very intimate environment with DELICIOUS food - the menu is limited but they make it phenomenal. Highly recommend for date night or celebrating anniversaries.
  12. TJ

    TomJ

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful discovery for us to celebrate our wedding anniversary! We were greeted with a table that included rose petals, a single stem rose, and a congratulations card. Cocktails and food were fabulous, the service hit that difficult balance between too attentive and too dismissive, and the atmosphere was warm and allowed us to have a nice, casual conversation together. We will absolutely be back, and this is a "Must Try" recommendation for family & friends passing through the City of Destiny.
  13. NK

    NickK

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect service. Great Food Warm bread Fast service
  14. WG

    WendyG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. The ambiance, service , dinner and desert were so good. Loved everything about it and we will be back. Our server did everything to make sure our celebration evening was a night to remember.
  15. FD

    FoodDemon

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Still my favorite romantic restaurant to take my wife.
  16. MG

    MeganG

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I had a great time eating here with my boyfriend for my birthday. The atmosphere was superb, and I like that the restaurant was classy but also kind of low-key and quirky. It also has an old-fashioned feel to it. The service was good and the server was really sweet, and seemed to be very detail-oriented. However, our table service wasn't very quick and we did have to wait around at moments. I overheard that they were understaffed, but the prices are high so we expect superior service. The appetizers were superb. We got cheese bread with apricot jam and also a side of shrimp. Also delicious perfectly seasoned ceaser salad. My dinner was very good, I got King Salmon with mashers and green beans. My boyfriend got duck. His duck wasn't cooked evenly through out and he was somewhat disappointed. Overall, I really loved eating here and had a great dinner and birthday. I'm glad we checked it out. My boyfriend spent $250 for two, so of course we are going to have higher expectations for service and food with that price point.
  17. BS

    BriannaS

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sweet little romantic place with great food and wonderful service.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was phenomenal, atmosphere was terrific and food was world-class. My wife had the Salmon and said it was to die for! I had the Ribeye and I must say it was by far the best steak i've eaten in my 51 years of being a carnivore. My compliments to the Chef!! The Bourbon Vanilla ice cream with caramel sauce (both made in house) was simply delicious! Was an amazing Anniversary event! Highly Highly recommend!
  19. DM

    DieselM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the fifth time I've been to Over the Moon and each time I leave I can't wait to make my next reservation. The Fromage is to die for, the bisque was out of this world and the service from Danielle was so amazing. This is a truly wonderful place and my experience is always spectacular.
  20. LH

    LizzieH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been coming here for years on our birthdays. I love the place, it's small and cozy, feels pretty private. The food is amazing and service has always been great. I'm looking forward to our next visit already.
  21. JH

    JessicaH

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was AMAZING! The service was amazing as well 🥰 the only thing was that I felt a little close to the other tables, as I was sharing a long bench with several other people... It wasn't a deal breaker though, just something I am not used to. I would a million times recommend this place and I absolutely intend to go back
  22. a

    adtac

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious food, great service, and great atmosphere
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing meal, love this place
  24. C

    Camille

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and atmosphere and the food is always delicious!
  25. RG

    RitaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this little place. Found it by accident and celebrated our 10 year anniversary there. We will definitely be back!
  26. OJ

    OmariJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment! The food and service is always awesome.
  27. A

    Arep

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    just a delicious, lovely evening. loved the notes in the boxes and jars on each table which shared stories from past diners.
  28. A

    Anonymous

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow - food was so delicious. A memorable evening.
  29. Z

    Zelda

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute gem of a place. Food exquisitely prepared. Service attentive. Treasure boxes on the tables are filled with attestations of the special times that have occurred here. It’s one of those places one wants to keep secret but to do so would be a travesty.
  30. G

    Grtfd

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Eclectic boutique restaurant. Went for our anniversary and food was excellent. They took great care of us with an anniversary card and red rose on the table! Best brussel sprouts ever!
  31. LC

    LindaCS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 40 year anniversary at Over The Moon Cafe. We were promptly seated at a comfy corner table with rose petals and a single red rose. Dinner was exceptional from the jumbo prawns starter through the Caeser salad into our entrees (I had duck breast for the first time). No room for dessert! Our server was attentive but not intrusive, friendly, and worth every penny of the large tip we left her. This was our first trip to OTMC but will not be our last.
  32. SD

    StaceyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome, the service was perfect. I would definitely recommend dining here. The location is great - lots of fun things to do
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One word. Excellent!
  34. M

    Mitchell

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food was great. Service was ok and they sat us 15 mins late for our reservation.
  35. KR

    KRISTIK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a Must if you are looking for a romantic evening with great food and service!
  36. R

    Rachelgyrogirl

    Portland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The setting was very unique. Lots of black and large comfy chairs with pillows. But it works. The service was very good - attentive yet not too fast or overbearing. The food was very good. I have the crab bisque and the veggie lasagna and my husband had the beet salad and the chicken cacciatore over polenta. All very good and all the portions were large so we had leftovers. We had dessert which, blessedly wasn't too large but was very tasty. It was our first time and we will definitely return.
  37. YT

    YummmmTacoma

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were wonderful as usual! This was our fourth visit and definitely more to come.
  38. KB

    KevinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best steaks I’ve ever had. The customer service was very friendly and the place was very romantic. I can see why they’re rated so high!
  39. c

    carlp

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easy to make a reservation, great ambience very engaging and friendly service and excellent meal. I have been dining in Tacoma for the past 40+ years and this is my favorite restaurant
  40. RB

    RandyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit for our Anniversary. Our server (Danielle) was awesome. We had the Shrimp pasta and Ragu Ribs. Both were excellent, but the Shrimp pasta was the best. Shrimp was so tender and that sauce was awesome. We will definitely be back for more Shrimp pasta and maybe the steak next time.

FAQs

Over The Moon Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Over The Moon Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (253) 284-3722.

Over The Moon Cafe is rated 4.9 stars by 2008 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Google Map for Over The Moon Cafe

709 Court C/Opera Alley, Tacoma, WA 98402

Additional information

  • Cross street

    7th between St. Helens and Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Tacoma

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, European, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    Bus stops are located 1/2 block above on St. Helens and one block below on Broadway.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Deanna Bender

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (253) 284-3722

  • 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. <br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    Relaxed comfortable and professional "buy out" private dining offered in this small restaurant that provides personal touches and great food.

  • Private party contact

    Harris Deanna Bender: (253) 284-3722

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