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About Over The Moon Cafe
We are a small 40-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 40 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
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 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.
Over the Moon is one of my favorites--definitely top 3. I've been there twice in the past seven days and would go again today if I had time. There are so many wonderful choices that ordering a meal is always interesting. I am allergic to wheat and never have a problem finding many options that work for me.
We wife and I took our daughter and son in law out for my daughter’s birthday. It was a great experience. The menu is diverse and creative. Two of has the Dick , which was excellent as was the beef ragu bowl. The crab bisque soup was exquisite. This was our first time but we will go back.
We were looking for a romantic evening to share a nice dinner and a bottle of wine. We were not disappointed. We enjoyed the restaurant so much, we will most definitely be back. The service was incredibly friendly, the ambiance was fun and romantic, and the food was fantastic. The pricing, while not necessarily inexpensive, was fairly priced. The portions were generous and we found for the two of us, that sharing a steak entree was perfect with an app and wine.
We were disappointed this visit. The food was not prepared as well as previous visits. Over peppered pork chop and undercooked duck breast that also came with too much salt in the rub.
Sitting in the downstairs section should come with a 20% discount as it's ambiance and seating are vastly different then upstairs. Uncomfortable chair or hard wood bench.
Lack of choice on the sides is what it is, but the veggies and mashed potatoes were the best part of the meal.
This is one of our go-to places in downtown Tacoma—small, intimate, with every bite manifesting uncommon care in preparation. We started with the impeccable Dungeness crab cakes, pan-crisped and profoundly meaty. I went with the beet salad and my wife went with the Caesar; both were delicious (the only thing we lacked were additional anchovies on the Caesar, which is our common request). The chef's technique with duck breast (served with roasted root veggies and a perfect cherry reduction) is probably the best anywhere—medium rare breast but with a reliably crispy skin. Mmmmmm. We also had the cioppino, also a winner; if I were to tweak the cioppino at all, it would be to add a hint of fennel seed to the stew. We'll go back again and again, regardless.
Over The Moon Cafe is my favorite Tacoma restaurant! The food is excellent every time and the chef is very creative. The only negative comment I have ever made is about the location. It is located in an alley with no view whatsoever, but if you want to concentrate on your date or group you are with with no distractions, this is the perfect place. My husband and I keep coming back because the food is fabulous and the ambiance allows us to focus on each other. We have come with other couples and everyone loved what they ordered. We have tried several of the restaurants in Tacoma including those along the waterfront on Ruston Way, and Over The Moon Cafe's menu beats them all!
Great food, decent service, nice ambiance. Overall, an excellent place to eat. We celebrated our anniversary there. First time to visit, and we will certainly return. Service was a tad slow, but definitely didn't feel rushed. Perhaps they were short staffed during our visit. Regardless, A very nice experience.
One of my wife and I's first dates and still an amazing quiet little gem years later. Food is great, environment is fantastic. The little touches of the place make it the home away from home of romantic dining. Recommend to any couple on their first date to the couple celebrating their many years together.
Wasn't sure what to expect walking into the restaurant, but once inside I was pleasantly surprised. The ambiance was a cross between whimsical and casual elegance. The service was impeccable and very attentive without feeling rushed. The best part of the experience was the food....delicious. I would definitely recommend this hidden treasure.
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