We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Over the Moon Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
709 Opera Alley, Tacoma, WA 98402 (7th between St. Helens and Broadway)
+1 253-284-3722
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

248 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 247: English reviews
Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the Moon Cafe is a hidden gem tucked away on Opera Alley in Downtown Tacoma. The food and wine is very good and priced appropriately. The service is always perfect. Reservations a must - the restaurant is small.

Thank Katherine M
Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my wife there for our anniversary, and was a little unsure of what to expect as we had never been there. But with the reviews we read and the fact we wanted to try something "a little different" we made reservations for dinner (highly recommended). Atmosphere was just what I was looking for...quaint, romantic and unusual. We were shown... More 

Thank David K
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I tried this place based on other reviews, and a recommendation from a friend. I found it to be somewhat cramped and not very appealing for a date. The food was OK. I might try a second visit to see if I have a better experience.

Thank William G
SeaTac, Washington
Level Contributor
25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We enjoyed our visit to Over the Moon Cafe. The food was outstanding, although in the end we were sort of surprised by the amount we spent. The duck was quite good. The service impeccable.

1 Thank RoseCityTraveler626
Puyallup, Washington, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The more I research healthy eating, the less I eat out. I was so nice to find such a quaint, romantic restaurant in our area where you can eat healthy at the same time. Love it.

1 Thank Diane P
Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Went to this place for a date. Very cozy inside. Seemed like there was only about 10 tables. Each was unique and had cool old chairs at them and other unique books and things on the tables. Food was very good. We had a fun time at this different place.

1 Thank Dbeggin
Los Gatos, California
Level Contributor
284 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Modern and traditional food that is interesting and freshly prepared made my lunch here a pleasure. Pacific Northwest artistic decor is attractive and the intimate, but light and airy, room makes the small space (40 seats) seem larger. The food was very good and I can recommend the French dip and the Reuben. Soups, salads, and specialties round out the... More 

Thank VWriter
Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

For our anniversary dinner, we considered multiple downtown restaurants. I was leaning toward El Gaucho, because it is amazing or possibly The Melting Pot because we had been there when we were dating, but decided on something new to us. We loved Over the Moon Cafe! We made a reservation for a Wednesday night at 6:30. My husband told them... More 

1 Thank Marci H
Level Contributor
86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This is my 3rd time here, first time for dinner. The menu is wonderful with great choices making it hard to decide. The ambiance is charming and service impeccable. We each had a different meal but started with appetizers and Cesar salads. The appetizers were great- Croutes De Fromage and Red Peppers with Scallops. We all commented on the salads... More 

Thank PeeDeeR
Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Everything about this place is unlike any restaurant I have ever experienced. The decor is unique, warm and inviting. The cuisine matches the decor and everything, I mean everything on the menu evokes all of the senses. I love to stop here from lunch before I get my haircut across the street at Union Salon. Opera alley in itself if... More 

Thank jfisher1501

Travellers who viewed Over the Moon Cafe also viewed


Been to Over the Moon Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 709 Opera Alley, Tacoma, WA 98402
    (7th between St. Helens and Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops are located 1/2 block above on St. Helens and one block below on Broadway.
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-284-3722
We are a small family owned and operated boutique-style scratch kitchen restaurant. We serve northwest American style cuisine with European influence.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Over the Moon Cafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Enumclaw, Washington
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Over the Moon Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?