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About Harvest Moon Cafe

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.

487 First Street West
Sonoma, CA 95476
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm; Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Napa Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 933-8160

Website:
http://harvestmooncafesonoma.com/

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.

Parking Details:
There is available street parking on Sonoma's square.

Executive Chef:
Nick Demarest

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.

Private Party Contact:
Jen Demarest: (707) 933-8160

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

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Harvest Moon Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.7

service

4.6

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4.4

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4.4

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
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Casual (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Authentic (10)
Seasonal (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Fun (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
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Pre/post Theatre (3)
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Spicy (2)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent menu, good atmosphere, experienced servers. Interesting and well composed wine list, lots of nice wines from which to select. Harvest Moon seems to get better and better as time goes on!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Awesome as usual. Ribeye was sooo good! Thanks.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent place!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food menu changes daily, but the offerings are innovative. And the quality remains consistent and very good.

Servers are attentive and polished.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

What a great evening! Date night on the Square in downtown Sonoma and Harvest Moon Cafe was perfect. We were a few minutes early for our reservation so had a glass of wine at the bar. They offered us a taste of an Italian vineyard that was new to us so we could try before ordering. Sat us for dinner on the enclosed patio. Everyone from the hostess to our server to the manager were warm and welcoming. Mauricio runs a very smooth operation. The menu changes daily based on what’s fresh and the food was creative, fresh and delicious. Clam and andouille sausage appetizer was wonderful, the gem salad with lemon vinaigrette and goat cheese was perfect and both our swordfish and chicken entrees were excellent. We don’t usually have desserts but had to try the Chocolate Pot de Creme. Glad we did! The tables are spaced far enough apart to insure we could hear just our own conversations and the restaurant is inviting and comfortable. Prices were reasonable for such fresh and delicious food and great service. A wonderful dining experience and we’ll be back.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Their food is always my favorite in Sonoma.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fantastic experience! Surpassed my expectations. Professional attentive and charming staff! Return visits will include dining at Harvest Moon.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Wonderful place for a dinner date. Food was amazing! Great dining choices reflective of farm to table style cooking. Not a huge wine selection but good enough for me and probably the vast majority of people.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Harvest Moon is one of our favorite restaurants in Sonoma, tucked away off the plaza with a great space outdoors in the back patio. The menu changes everyday so we go as often as we can. The staff is great, friendly and knowledgeable which adds to the whole lovely dining experience. We love to bring friends and family here and Harvest Moon never disappoints. We love to share all the dishes because we usually want to eat half the menu at one sitting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food. Slow service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

You can always count on a great experience at Harvest Moon. As soon as you enter you are greeted with a smile and a hello. The menu changes with the seasons. The wine list is very good and the desserts are not to be missed.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Harvest Moon did not disappoint. Do yourself a favor and have the ribeye. It was stellar.

We sat at a high-top over looking the food prep area. It was great because it was right in the middle of the action, but somehow it never felt like we were in the way. We could watch the cooks execute the start of a dinner shift, we could watch the bartenders crafting cocktails and pulling wines. The staff was extremely friendly and made sure every single aspect of our experience was perfect. The food was so fresh and also prepared perfectly. I would go back in a moment's notice.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Amazing service, food, & presentation! Every single item looked beautiful when it came out & had explosions of flavor! The steak & pasta (2 different entrees) were both cooked to perfection.

Their outside patio is a great atmosphere with plenty of heaters that get turned on or off as needed. Going there on or around the night of a full moon is amazing since you can see the night sky right above you!

Tags: Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Vegan, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Amazing selection of food! The eggplant bucatini and rib eye steak was mouth watering. I would definitely come back next time I am in town!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great value, superb preparations. Must do when visiting Sonoma.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The back patio is adorable. The ambiance it outstanding. It's a little crowded inside the restaurant. I found the food, pretty good, but not out of this world. I would say a little overpriced for what you are getting but the service, ambiance all contribute to it being worth it. I would recommend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

fabulous,fabulous, fabulous,fabulous,fabuoulos,the best in town.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Took my mom and family here for her birthday, great food and wine recommendations - the outdoor seating area had nice ambiance, menu changes daily

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Every bite is a taste explosion. This is food artistry. Amazing flavors/complexity. Not a big menu - this is a chef driven menu and an experience not forgotten. Excellent. We sat next to the kitchen and the aromas coming off the pans was great too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

we're always glad to go to Harvest Moon Cafe with it's tasty menu that changes every night...always something fun, interesting and delicious to choose from. the service staff is friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. we like to sit outdoors where it's more roomy and made comfy with heat lamps. indoors is more warm and cozy, so you have a choice. we usually make sure we have dinner at Harvest Moon whenever we are in town - one of our faves!

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Such a great cozy place. Everything we ate was delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Glad we tried again, improved over the past few years. Limited menu but just fine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Harvest Moon Cafe was the highlight of our trip to Sonoma. We ate many places but none compared to the quality, ambience, or pure deliciousness. It was sooooo good we dined here twice. We loved everything about it.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 25, 2017

I think the Harvest Moon must be kept a secret by true foodies and chill people. Service was excellent. The food was very delicious, creative and flavorful. One of our dishes was too al-dente, the chef confirmed and they removed it from my check. I look forward to tasting the food from other seasons here at the Harvest Moon. One last cool thing...they played Reggae!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Love this place. Prefer sitting outside, which didn't happen on this occasion. Inside is a bi dark, hot and noisy.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Wonderful service, delicious food and awesome patio - can't wait to go back!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food and service were outstanding. We sat outside on a beautiful evening. Highly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Menu a bit limited so may need to be ok letting go from your safe place. Food very good. Wine list just ok for Sonoma.

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere! Food is freshly prepared so it takes a little longer to get but it is well worth the wait!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Went for dinner. I had a bean and vegetable soup which should have been saved for a winter dish. The salad I had was forgettable. My husband had the duck and said he would not be getting duck anytime in the near future.:(. Won't be returning.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

After a long day of wine tasting our group of 6 thought about skipping dinner but we are so glad we didn't! Harvest Moon has a wonderful back patio with a great atmosphere and we really enjoyed it! The food was great and the service perfext!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very good food. As with all places in Sonoma, fish was over cooked.

Busy. Lovely outdoor space when we moved for dessert to get away from the cacophony of six drunk girls. We were there after a business meeting, so we wanted to debrief. Couldn't hear ourselves think but learned a lot about their sex lives and billionaire boyfriends. Assuming this is an anomaly so will go again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was delicious, the chef is fabulous. The service is excellent. We sat in the garden patio and it was a beautiful September evening. Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We went for our anniversary dinner and were greeted with complimentary bottles of champagne. It only got better from there. The food popped with distinctive flavors that made the meal delicious and memorable, and service was friendly and efficient. A great place for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The salads were delicious, but our yellow tail was red inside. We couldn't finish it. The server didn't seem to care.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Best fried chicken I have ever eaten. Easily topping girl and the fig where we dined 2 nights prior.

Tags: Seasonal, Organic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Always amazing! Consistently delivering great service and the food is filling.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 4, 2017

One of the best meals with the friendliest servers we've ever had in wine country!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Authentic
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vip
·Dined on September 4, 2017

Lovely dinner on the patio. Food was delicious...service very good. The sausage and shrimp with polenta and kale was yummy.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 3, 2017

While vacationing in the Sonoma area my wife and I had a very enjoyable dinner at the Harvest Moon Cafe ... we had dinner on the patio. Our server was lovely, the dinner was delicious and creatively presented ! We would definitely recommend the Harvest Moon Cafe to anyone traveling in the area !

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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