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Over the Moon Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Croutes de Fromage
Gruyere cheese melted between slices of Artisan sourdough bread soaked in a sweet white wine sauce, apricot marmalade
Beet Stacks
beet slices stacked between chevre cheese and finished with our tarragon and orange vinaigrette
Creamed Spinach
seasoned with garlic and onion, cream cheese and parmesan and served with our crusty sourdough bread
Jumbo Shrimp Sauteed in White Wine and Butter Sauce
with lemon, shallots, Italian parsley and red pepper flakes
Clams in Our White Wine Sauce
with shallots, garlic, Italian parsley and spicy Italian sausage
Cup $5.0
Bowl $9.0
Crab Bisque with Tarragon
Wedge Salad
with our creamy blue cheese dressing, sliced red onion, roma tomato, crumbled bacon and blue cheese
Sliced Pears Over Romaine
with dried cranberries, shredded gruyere and almonds, finished in our lemon and poppy seed dressing
Mixed Greens Tossed in Our White Balsamic
blackberry and thyme vinaigrette, with roasted butternut squash, sliced granny-smith apple and dried blueberries, finished with walnuts and parmesan
Green Goddess Salad of Hearts of Romaine
cucumber and radish, roma tomato and served with our own creamy green goddess dressing with scallion, lemon and basil
Split entree fee - $3.50. Fresh baked Artisan sourdough bread available upon request
New York Steak 10 Oz, Cab™*
Cooked to order and finished with our bacon, scallion & blue cheese butter. Served with red potato mashers with sour cream and chives, and seasonal roasted vegetables
Duck Breasts*
Two; Rendered. Granny smith apple & port reduction with cherries. Served with red potato mashers with sour cream and chives, and seasonal roasted vegetables
Wild Pacific King Salmon Filet in a White Balsamic Glaze*
With onion, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes and finished with lime, cilantro and scallion butter sauce. Served with red potato mashers with sour cream and chives, and seasonal roasted vegetables
Creamy Sage Chicken
With grannysmith apples and white wine reduction. Served with red potato mashers with sour cream and chives, and seasonal roasted vegetables
Vegetarian Ratatouille
with sauteed onion, garlic, eggplant, zucchini and yellow squash, green and yellow bell pepper and roma tomato, finished with parmesan, parsley and thyme
Butternut Squash
with sage and sauteed shallots, finished with cream and Gruyere, served over linguine
Braised Boneless Short Rib Ragu
slow cooked with red wine, carrot, tomato, celery, garlic and onion, seasoned with bay leaf and thyme, finished with a touch of cream and served over rigatoni, parmesan and basil garnish
Cioppino Seafood Stew
tomato, yellow onion, clam nectar with shrimp, calamari, mussels, cod & bay scallops
Jumbo Shrimp Pasta
With shallots and roma tomato sauteed and finished in white wine reduction, cream & basil. Served over linguine
Pork Bolognese
Our hearty version of the traditional bolognese sauce of slow cooked pork loin, tomato, cherry peppers, crushed red pepper, garlic, thyme, oregano and onion, finished with cream and served over pappardelle with parmesan
cognac, oyster mushroom and green pea "Mac & Cheese" shallots, thyme, tarragon, nutmeg, cayenne, cream, penne pasta, gruyere and parmesan, House made croutons, Baked
Seasonal Roasted Vegetables
Pan Seared Boneless Skinless 8 Oz Chicken Breast
Side Lobster Mac
Side Creamed Spinach
Substitute Gluten Free Pasta
Add Jumbo Shrimp
We are a small family owned and operated boutique-style scratch kitchen restaurant. We serve northwest American style cuisine with European influence.
US$8 - US$32
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family and I are not from the Washington area. I was visiting my twin daughters who are going to school in Federal Way WA, which is near Tacoma. We didnt want to eat at a "cookie cutter" restaurant. We looked for restaurants that were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank juststacyrenae
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a great meal at the Over the Moon Cafe last night. I had the duck, my husband the vegetable ravioli, both tasty and great tasting. The service was first rate. It was overall a really great experience. We will be...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank L1drake
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend really wanted to go here so I joined her on my birthday (I had eaten there once several years ago and wasn’t impressed then). We ordered two small plates which we shared as well as two different Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs. The grilled...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jackiebr63
otmdhicks, Owner at Over the Moon Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I’m so sorry you did not enjoy your experience with us! The Croutes De Fromage isn’t just a fancy word for a dish, it’s a recipe I found in a French farmhouse cookbook many years ago, and I have honored it as so on our...More

Reviewed 1 January 2019

Awesome service Awesome food. Plan to stay a while as its got the slow European deliver feel. Food is not fast, but should it ever be.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rod D
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Visited Tacoma as a tourist and this meal was a highlight of the trip. Delicious food - duck to die for, salmon stupendous, and service friendly, responsive but not overbearing. Couldn’t have been better! Loved the bread pudding dessert (portion is huge!) and the Prescription...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Canadawoman38
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

I had heard about this restaurant for a while but never quite seemed to make it there for some reason. Stupid me... Fantastic food, staff and atmosphere. This is a must try for anyone wanting quality food. Only thing I would add is to get...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BBlkburn
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Keep your eyes peeled, this place is unassumingly enjoyable! Lots of good choices from a nice menu. Definitely on my 'repeat' list! Very popular, make a reservation.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mitch_K2012
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

My cousin's and I had our annual family dinner here and the atmosphere is second to none, service wonderful efficient and hospitipal. Food was delicious with a nice selection.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bobbiev826
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The food was delicious and the service was superb in this little hideaway nestled downtown. Loved the dishes and attentiveness from the wait staff. I can't wait to go again with a date next time.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank seann693
Reviewed 2 October 2018

During a nearby weekend trade show two colleagues and I found Over the Moon Cafe to be far enough away for breathing room, yet highly rewarding in terms of food, service and setting. The restaurant is near the end of a short alley, with two...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Roy H
11 April 2015|
Response from r a | Reviewed this property |
There is generally ample street parking all within a few blocks of Over the Moon. If you get lucky, you'll end up less than a block away. Street parking is metered, but the charges are next to nothing compared to most... More
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