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Harvest Moon Cafe

4.6
1499 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
We are a small family run cafe in the heart of Sonoma's square and the beautiful wine country. We change our menu daily to utilize what is available and at it's best. We love to support our local farmers and winemakers. All of our produce, meat, poultry and fish come from farms, fisheries, and ranches guided by principals of sustainability.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm; Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(707) 933-8160
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nick Demarest
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Private party facilities
Our dining room is available for private parties and events for groups up to 45 people. Our seasonal patio accommodates special events up to 75 people. We create custom seasonal menus, wine selections, and flower arrangements for your special event.
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Private party contact
Jen Demarest: (707) 933-8160
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Catering
Harvest Moon Cafe is available for private events to accommodate your next breakfast, lunch, or dinner party. We create custom seasonal menus, wine selection, and flower arrangements for your next event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Napa Street
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Parking details
There is available street parking on Sonoma's square.
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Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 1499 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Extremely fresh and flavorful foods. Excellent deserts. You must try the Panna Cotta!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food was fantastic! Discovered a great Pinot noir at the waiter’s suggestion. Perfect dinner.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Had the cod – excellent

My date had the rib eye, cooked perfectly, however the sauce was very salty to our taste. Just a recommendation; have the staff try it out before executing the menu.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very slow tonight.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My husband and I and our best friends just went to Sonoma and Napa for our first time this past week, and Harvest Moon Cafe was BY FAR our favorite dining experience! We ate out back in the enclosed yet "outside" back dining area. The ambiance was amazing! It was so unique - unpretentious and yet special. Our server was excellent. The food was AMAZING. The bittersweet chocolate pot de crème with whipped cream was to die for! This was a highlight of our trip to Sonoma!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

A must go in Sonoma. Local foods with local people

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food was amazing. The menu is limited but we were able to find something we liked...will definitely go back!

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Had sea bass so encrusted it could not be cut. Vegetable (bok choy) that was as tough as taffy.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Harvest Moon cooks as well as Neil Young plays! Great place!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Harvest Moon = Top 3 restaurants in the town of Sonoma - end of story - book it now.
Harvest Moon is the culinary child of a husband & wife team with true foodie pedigree: Nick & Jen Demarest, the chef and pastry chef respectively, hail from Chez Panisse (Berkeley) & La Toque (Napa).

We're fortunate to eat out frequently throughout the Bay Area . . . and know and appreciate food and enjoy overall dining experiences. Tonight we enjoyed the Pork at $25.95 . . . and the Lamb at $25.95 = Wow - can you say comfort food !!!

The menu here changes daily, although they do keep some of their staples consistent, just prepared a different way that evening. Late in the day you can check their website to see if tonight's menu is posted yet . . . to preview your game-plan for that evening if desired.

Cozy casual dining with great service, fantastic bread & butter and water glasses that are kept full . . . and a fun/approachable wine list that's not out of control . . . offers a wide selection and at great prices (imagine that). Their Corkage is $20.

If you can't get in here . . . Cafe La Haye . . . or . . . Girl & the Fig . . . will work culinary magic.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always new, always good! Plus they have the prettiest sommelier:)

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I had a rib-eye steak on my birthday...was top 5 steaks I've ever had in my life. Had a group of 7, everything was delicious.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

An excellent restaurant with a weekly menu that features local products.
Service is the best! Food is always wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We have eaten here many times and the food is always absolutely delicious. The service is excellent. I have only good things to say about Harvest Moon.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Just delicious! Very accommodating. We had a 2 year old with us and they couldn't have been nicer!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Wonderful food with a daily menu change using fresh and local ingredients. A hidden gem in the Sonoma square that I would highly recommend anyone visiting the area to go to for a taste of the local Sonoma food and wine.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

All was quite good except for major flaw: both my entree pork chop and my wife's entree lamb dish were both over-salted and over-sugared. This is not usual here. We are locals and have eaten here many times. Hope some chef there gets this message.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Good food and service but the hard surfaces meant that diners' voices carried and so it was quite noisy despite there not being any "rowdy" tables during our visit.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Fabulous food and service!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Sat outside in the heated patio and had an amazing food experience!! Thank you Harvest Moon! We will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

A great meal with great ambiance & service.kzuofskurzufxifxigd

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Ordered rib eye steak au poivre... cut of steak was not up to cost! Expensive meal not worth the price. Atmosphere and service were good.

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1.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We visited the week before and had a splendid meal and service so returned with our neighbors. Three of the four entrees were almost inedible. Two Steak au poivre were horribly salty and drenched in oil/butter as were the sides. Husband barely touched his, neighbor as well. We took it home for dogs, then decided against using it and threw it out. Order of “bucatini” with smoked trout and veggies was actually spaghetti and swimming in oil, I barely touched. The fourth person ordered lamb and it was good. Service wa tushed and inattentive.☹️

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

One of the best restaurants in Sonoma. Cozy, great food, wonderful staff.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We had that lamb chops and the pasta, the food and service was good just extremely slow.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Yummy food, good wine list, excellent service and location. Interior a bit uninspiring and dark, but works fine for a small gathering who likes to dine by candle light. Could add a few more main courses to the menu for a bit more variety.

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1.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We are locals and find ourselves joining friends here sometimes. The hospitality is so consistently lacking that I always promise myself that I will never go again. It’s not personal, it just seems that it is the diner being eaten there, rather than the food. The place exists for the staff, not for the customer. Though you could request that you would be in the romantic Leese Fitch Adobe, you will likely find yourself In a plastic tent out back that amplifies the sound to painful levels. The food is actually quite good, but you will enjoy it more if you take it out to the Plaza and eat it in the cold rain.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Amazing server, great food, highly accommodating to food allergies

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Experienced a wonderful Valentine’s Day meal with great food and attentive service. This is one of our favorite Sonoma restaurants.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Our reservation was for 7:30pm and they were so backed up that our table was not ready until after 8pm. We did not receive our main course until after 9pm. No one came over to apologize even after we complained. It is our favorite restaurant in town and we go there 5-10 times a year. After this experience we going to have to take a break.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

So overbooked for Valentine's special dinner. We and many others had to wait until tables were cleared to get dinner. Food is always great, but it shouldn't overshadowed by the wait. Not so happy about it.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I’ve had exceptional dinners there in the past but was dissapointed. The flavors & overall quality of the food was mediocre on this night

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful. H/T to the chefs, Mauricio, and the entire staff.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was an excellent meal and service, as always. My son and I eat there often, and we have never been disappointed. We are fortunate to have them in Sonoma.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Harvest Moon is our go to place for great food. I have some food allergies and they always take care of me. The ingredients are clean and perfectly prepared. Just love the place

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Harvest moon was enjoyable as always. Never disappointed here. Daily menus, great food, great service, great drink selection.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

This was our second time visiting the harvest Moon Café. The food is delicious the ambience is romantic. Great for every day meals, and special occasions. You can tell the owner takes great pride in good service and really good food. Whenever we are in Sonoma we make a point of coming here for dinner. We will be back again!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Harvest Moon = Top 3 restaurants in the town of Sonoma - end of story - book it now.

Harvest Moon is the culinary child of a husband & wife team with true foodie pedigree: Nick & Jen Demarest, the chef and pastry chef respectively, hail from Chez Panisse (Berkeley) & La Toque (Napa).

We're fortunate to eat out frequently throughout the Bay Area . . . and know and appreciate food and enjoy overall dining experiences.

Tonight we shared the . . . Shaved Fennel & watermelon radish salad with avocado, sweet drop peppers, tarragon and smoked trout ($14.95) = Amazing !

My wife enjoyed an appetizer (for her entree) the . . . Slow-cooked beef & pork Bolognese with pasta al Ceppo, truffle oil, fried herbs and Parmesan ($14.95) = Fantastic !

I consumed the . . . Chicken, sausage & white shrimp Étouffée with braised greens and steamed saffron Basmati rice ($26.95) = Wow - can you say comfort food !!!

The menu here changes daily, although they do keep some of their staples consistent, just prepared a different way that evening. Late in the day you can check their website to see if tonight's menu is posted yet . . . to preview your game-plan for that evening if desired.

Cozy casual dining with great service, fantastic bread & butter and water glasses that are kept full . . . and a fun/approachable wine list that's not out of control . . . offers a wide selection and at great prices (imagine that). Tonight we brought a nice bottle of Brown Estate Cabernet - their Corkage is $20.

If you can't get in here . . . Cafe La Haye . . . or . . . Girl & the Fig . . . will work culinary magic.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

This place is a gem. Our favorite restaurant in Sonoma by far. Always great service and outstanding food.

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