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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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4.7

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4.6

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4.4

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4.4

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2013

This place was amazing!! Everything was so fresh and prepared beautifully. I loved it and when I am back in Sonoma I will go back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 5, 2013

Great food, exceptional service! The patio is pure wine country ambiance.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 4, 2013

First experience visiting both the area and this particular restaurant which was recommended to us from a canadian friend, I would definitely return should i be in the area. Our waiter was very friendly and made us feel extremely comfortable with our choices, the food was great and the lemon dessert was awesome. good stuff..

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2013

My parents, boyfriend and I had a fantastic dinner there this weekend. The beet and green been salad was a favorite appetizer and for mains everyone was delighted! Between us, we ordered the lamb, gnocchi, clams and prawn entree, and the streak. The outdoor patio was charming and the heaters kept us very comfortable. We finished with coffee, biscotis and the s'more dessert, with 4 spoons. It was the perfect finish to a great meal and another great memory from Sonoma!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2013

Harvest Moon Cafe is consistently excellent
in every way. Featuring local Ingredients, to bring out the best in
every dish with innovative gourmet preparations.
From innovative salads and appetizers through outstanding main courses and desserts, this restaurant is firing on all cylinders.
The menu is constantly changing with the season so there is always something to look forward to.
We always look forward to our next visit to the Harvest Moon Café.
Don't miss this Sonoma gem.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 31, 2013

We loved our dinner at Harvest Moon. Our table was in the courtyard out back and our meal was great. Interesting menu options you are not likely to find anywhere else. Overall great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 31, 2013

My birthday dinner was very special. The wait staff even included a birthday candle. Very nice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2013

Harvest Moon continues to deliver some of the best salads I have ever eaten. And the main courses are inventive and comforting at the same time. We love our neighborhood restaurants, living off of Sonoma Square, but Harvest Moon always comes out on top.

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 (Naples)·Dined on August 29, 2013

Love this place, but on our last visit, timing was way off. Waited forever between our first course and main.
Hope they figure out how to deal w/ a full house with such a small cooking team.
Food was fabulous when it came.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2013

with this restaurant. First visit and hopefully not the last! We're from the Midwest or we would eat there more often.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2013

Thank you for a wonderful dinner! The outdoor dining was very nice and the heaters kept it jut the right temperature. We had a great time with our friends and it was easy to hear them. I would make a couple of suggestions tho. I love that the menu is the vision of the owners and I welcome that creativity! I had the farm tomato salad and the ribeye steak. I am a vegan and took this opportunity to indulge in a Farm to table experience. My taste buds are not destroyed by salt and I truly love the taste of food. With that said I found both dishes to be quite heavy on the sauces for my liking.

I truly had a wonderful night and I would go back just to try something new!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2013

Nick and Jen grew up in Sonoma and are committed to farm fresh food and fun. Not only is the food great but they make your experience terrific.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2013

I never give a 10 out of 10 but every part of harvest moon is amazing!!! Will definitely be going back and spreading the word! Must go and experience for yourself! Truly a feel good place!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2013

I searched for restaurants in Sonoma before our trip last week and Harvest Moon Cafe came up as having great reviews and the menu looked pretty interesting so we made a reso for our first night in Sonoma. We could not have been happier. It was best dinner we had on a 10 day trip.

The waiter recommended a delicious, reasonably priced wine that was delicious. In regards to food, we ordered a few apps and one main, one desert (smores!) and shared everything. Everything was so fresh and flavourful. The people made the experience even better. A song came on that I wanted to know the name of and our waiter went out of his way to try and sort what it was. They couldn't have been nicer. We will definitely go back when in Sonoma.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2013

You can never go wrong with this place! We love the menu (which is always new), the staff is great, and it feels like your dining in familiarity. What more could one ask for?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2013

Steak dish was amazing. Fish was cooked perfectly.mTomato and burrata salad was delicious!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2013

Jen the chef/owner is beyond fabulous! I called & asked if she could accommodate mine & my boyfriend's vegan diet & it wasn't a problem. She even went out of her way to surprise us with a chocolate raw vegan dessert which was excellent! Loved my experience there! Thank you Harvest Moon, I can't wait to return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2013

We loved the place, the food, the ambience....the food was beautifully prepared, full of natural flavors, exceptionally fresh and perfect ingredients...the best of california cooking! Wondrful, relaxed service...just wonderful... We are vegetarians and there were many choices...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 11, 2013

From the perfectly prepared Halibut to the Beef Ragu with Spatzel. Incredible! Our waiter, "Friday" a warm, friendly soul who made the evening even more special. All 6 at our table were pleased with their choices.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2013

Unfortunately the service was fair at best. We were seated and waited for over 7 minutes before someone came to the table to take a drink order. Then about another 20 minutes for bread but they brought the wine quick
There was a long delay between apps and dinner someone even admitted our ticket was missing. Also make a note there is no liquor but we like wine so all was good. Thankfully the food was fantastic and the movie played so we were entertained while waiting for dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 7, 2013

Wonderful find in Sonoma with high quality food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2013

every time I eat at Harvest Moon, it never fails, it is simply the best spot on in Sonoma. Menu changes daily, perfect waitstaff, and incredible food. Always

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2013

delightful setting, food wonderful and different

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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2013

Food was fresh and mostly well prepared. We loved the appetizers but were not too crazy crazy about the main dishes. Outdoor seating is nice but would have preferred the open air tables vs a more claustrophobic enclosed area where the kitchen fan noise was loudly humming in the background.
If you are looking for standard and pricey yet fresh fare, this is a great choice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2013

To really enjoy the dining experience you need to understand they " have a small kitchen" . Our waiter's intro included this phrase and I think we heard this 2-3 times while waiting for our dinners as well as him telling everyone else around us the very same line. We both had the ribeye steak and it was prepared as ordered and was delicious. We ate the main course an hour and fifteen minutes after being seated and it seemed like a long time after eating our salads until our steaks arrived - the flow was just lost. We will remember our visit sitting on the lovely outside patio, eating great food and laughing as we quote the infamous line "remember we have a small kitchen"

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2013

The out door seating is the way to go! Inside seems dark and crowded!! The food was very flavorful and delicious!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2013

Harvest Moon served up another fantastic meal for us. We were there early, chose our starters and meals and a bottle of wine to with it all and thoroughly enjoyed every moment and every mouth-watering bite! This is our go-to place for a fabulous meal or special occasion. They never let us down!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 1, 2013

This restaurant is a real gem. Plan ahead an make sure to mak a reservation - it is 5 star all the way.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 31, 2013

Harvest Moon is a delightful staple when dining in Sonoma. We sat outdoors under twinkle lights and had 3 courses. We would have had more if it had been an option! The staff is great the location perfect. I love Harvest Moon!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2013

Best fresh food I've had in a long time. Everything was excellent. Fun, AMAZING FOOD!

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 (Naples)·Dined on July 29, 2013

Fabulous reviews but not our experience. waited 10 plus minutes for a hostess to seat us. menu offered few items we would or could eat. food was mediocre. pasta ingredients did not live up to description. we were very happy when meal was over. plus? nice outdoor seating area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2013

Great ribeye. Delicious hamachi crudo. Even the in-house baked bread was awesome! The chef likes his salt but that's a good thing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 26, 2013

We read about Harvest Moon on Yelp and the reviews were all good, so we booked a reservation. Since we didn't book until Friday morning for Friday evening, we couldn't get a reservation until 9pm. It was worth the wait. We strolled around Sonoma, but unfortunately most of the shops are closed after 6pm, so that was a disappointment. We decided to go to the restaurant a little early. We had a glass of wine at the tiny bar before being seated. It was a lovely evening on the patio with great food and wine. I would recommend this restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 25, 2013

An amazing dining experience ! Food, service, ambience--top quality!

So glad Gail at Sonoma's Best Cottages recommended you.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2013

Was one of my favorite places in Sonoma and one I recommend often. I don't know if there has been a change in the kitchen or management, but all the entrees at our table suffered from an excessive salty character. In addition, all of the plate contents suffered from having the same texture - approaching being overcooked. Perhaps just this night (7/24/13) was an off night? Appetizers remain fresh and spot on. The wait staff are always wonderful. Wine selection is nice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2013

I have walked past this restaurant several times and glanced inside and decided not to enter and now regret it. From the street, this restaurant looks a bit like a dark, local bar. However, once inside and through the restaurant to the patio area, a whole new world opens up and it is charming and idyllic. The food was excellent and we had a very enjoyable meal on the covered area of the patio. I will definitely return. The Niman Ranch ribeye was one of the best I've ever had, and the pastry crust in the mulberry tartlette was divine.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2013

We stumbled across Harvest Moon Café about two years ago and keep coming back because the food is incredible. Hard to believe that one can find food this good without a pretentious setting and reservations made months in advanced. The décor was so low key, we passed the place for years without trying the restaurant. Now, it is one of our favorite restaurants in wine country (and we've been to most of them). The Chefs at Harvest Moon are the ones to watch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 19, 2013

So happy to have gone to HM to celebrate a special occasion! Everything was wonderful and the service was top notch. More detailed review on Yelp. Loved the outdoor seating. Thanks again!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 19, 2013

Great find in Sonoma! Wonderful dinner dining outside tucked away from the square. Fabulous service; provided a fabulous recommendation for breakfast - Community Cafe, also in Sonoma on Napa St.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2013

Excellent food, wine & service. This was our first visit and we found the restaurant hitting a 10 on all modalities. We'll be back!

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