Harvest Moon Cafe

4.7
1865 reviews
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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.
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Nick and his staff have done a wonderful job over the years. Harvest Moon is our favorite restaurant in Sonoma for casual dining with incredible food. With their upcoming closing, they will be truly missed.
Congratulations to Chef Nick and his wife for providing such a wonderful venue over these last 10+ years. 🙏🏼

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!!!

PF
Houston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Was recommended by our rental property host, made reservation a month in advance only to get there and be told we would have to wait at least 30 minutes to be seated as other reservations came in later than expected. Not my problem, Hostess should have had "late arrivals" wait until seating was available to not delay those who showed up early. Once seated, took forever for waiter to come to our table once seated and even longer to get drink order and food order even took longer. Waiter was not engaging or helpful with the meal. They only serve 6 or 7 main entrees, I don't quite understand what the delay was in getting our orders.... Had to flag down another waiter to actually get the bill for the meal. That being said, once food finally did arrive, it was very good. I don't think I would try them again, embarrassing event .

g
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm so sad they are closing in 2 weeks!! My family loves this restaurant!!

KB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So sorry they are closing.

MB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner on vacation. So sad to hear they are closing. Make sure to get in before early September. So worth it. Congrats on 14 years!!!

f
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Jack was very attentive. Our table out on the patio was perfect for a party of 5. Every dish that came out was delicious and beautifully presented. As locals, one of our favorites on the square!!! Don't miss it...

SW
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great tasting food. Outdoor dining needs sprucing up, looks and feels worn and tired. Will miss this place when it closes.

RC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to this Resturant for 15 years. So sad they are closing!

MH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

After receiving our appetizer and bread, we hardly saw our server. Food took a long time to come out. 45 minutes. When I spoke with manager it was an excuse that the patio was busy. No comp on the dessert we ordered. Food was good, although my husbands lamb was a little tough. They are closing in September, maybe they don’t care about their customers anymore?

SW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything about our experience at Harvest Moon was very good. We were lucky to be able to sit outside on such a beautiful evening. Would definitely return.

HP
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I think they were having issues with deep fryer- everyone who ordered fried chicken was waiting a long time

JK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We arrived about 10min early and our table wasn’t ready but they were very attentive, sat us at a small table outside with a menu and got us both a glass of wine, they must have came out and gave us updates at least 2x but our table was ready basically when our reservation was. Definitely impressed with how they handled our wait time!

Then the dinning...food was really really good. We started with the bread and a salad (the one with blue cheese, avocado, bacon and other stuff), both were great and perfect size for us to share, then we had probably the best pork chop and close to the best steak we’ve ever had, and ended with a S’mores type dessert which was amazing.

I would recommend this place to anyone without hesitation and definitely will be back.

f
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most restaurants in Sonoma serve pretty much the same dishes year after year...slight changes but nothing remarkable. At Harvest Moon Cafe there is always something different , night after night, and always the food is remarkable. The staff is exceptional and the atmosphere relaxing and simple.

D
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous pasta dish. Pasta is always fabulous. They are closing September 1st, so go NOW! ☹️ The best food in Sonoma.

JA
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We sat in the outdoor patioI. It felt like a rustic backyard setting. Very relaxing and the service was timed well. Limited menu but plenty to choose from. They used fresh ingredients. We had the steak which was tender and the Zinfandel sauce was very good. . We also had the Handmade Bellwether Farm Ricotta Agnolotti with sautéed greens, roasted tomato sauce, pine nuts and pecorino Romano. The pasta was delicious but the greens were a little chewy. Overall we loved it.

S
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great creative food in a casual atmosphere
Wonderful back patio.
Closing at the end of August, get there before Nick And Jen move on.

OS
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Hate to see this closing. Been one of our favorites last several years. Always hi quality food, comfortable and welcoming but lacking some of the more experienced servers now...understandably. Wish the owners more free time and success with no bakery venture

RD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great vibe, great drinks. Going to miss this place.

JE
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

As always, the food was very good......once it arrived. Water glasses stood empty even after several attempts to gain the attention of the person with the water pitcher. Many staff members seemed uninvolved, standing around while the restaurant (outdoors) continued to fill up.
Upon leaving, I commented to the owner that the food was delicious, but the service was WAY off. Her response was, "Well it's Saturday night, and we got slammed." No apology, no comp. (of say, the single shared desert)...no nothin'. I'm a local who was entertaining two LA diners. No return!

DW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food WAS over cooked. Service information on Foods/Drinks were subpar.

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent, especially loved the tomato and cucumber salad! We appreciate the menu being very seasonal!

N
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing! Everything we ordered had a beautiful marriage of flavors and was unique. Nice presentation and wonderful service! Save room for dessert!

M
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing evening! The food was fabulous. Thank you for making it a memorable experience.

e
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious!!! What a place to celebrate our 1/2 marathon completion!!!

K
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience celebrating our Rose 5K and N2S Half accomplishments! The service was attentive and knowledgeable on both the food and wine menus. We especially enjoyed the fresh tomatoes!

f
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are not enough superlatives to describe how much i love Harvest Moon Cafe. The menu changes daily and each new dish is a revelation. My favorite spot in all of Sonoma and Napa.

KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4TH visit to Harvest Moon - absolutely delicious...again.

SC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed dinner. Service was ok.

LS
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really don’t want to write such a positive review because I don’t want word to get out as to how fabulous this local find is. During the summer it’s wonderful to sit outside. Lingering with a bottle of wine and good friends is not just accommodated but seemingly encouraged.
I just wish they were open for lunch - at least on the weekends...during the summer?

s
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Very friendly staff.
Excellent food.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A gathering of special people related to a work project.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dining experience we’ve had in Sonoma Square, period! The service was amazing, food was delicious, and the ambiance was perfect. Very knowledgable and sincere staff. We’ll 100% be back to enjoy!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic! We are locals and will absolutely be back again and again!

CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are local Sonoma Residents! This is our place of choice for dinner! Menu changes frequently to accommodate local produce! Casual, elegant, cool, wonderful mix of people! Hidden treasure! Wonderful corkage...bring your local wine choice! Don’t miss this... Sonoma at its Bestz! Welcome to our wonderful town!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner.

TR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked a birthday dinner for a friend. Everyone there spoke about how wonderful the entire
evening was. The food....wow. Some took home left overs and are still enjoying them! It was
lovely to dine outside and even nicer to have a conversation with all of us that we could hear.

A
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful meal on the back patio, great service and delicious pasta!

SM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was very easy to make a reservation and it was in walking distance of the hotel and plaza. The food was delicious and we bought a bottle of wine. We were celebrating my birthday and they brought out the dessert we ordered with a candle and on the house scones that we talked about trying. We sat outside on the patio and the weather was amazing for July and ambiance was perfect. Thank you.

OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

We had guests in for the 4th
Two ordered the steak. It was grizzly and tough. Instead of being served with potatoes, it was served with dry black beans.
We brought one bottle of wine not on the menu.
We purchased two on the menu. The server charged us corkage. We inquired and she said she wasn’t aware she could wave corkage if we bought two bottles. That was corrected.
Normally food and service is very good.

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