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New Moon Cafe

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203 York St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2424
530-265-6399
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 156
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I'd give them a 4.5

I was in this lovely town for several days, and dinner at the New Moon Cafe was one of the culinary highlights. Service was excellent and the food was very good. We shared a brussels sprouts appetizer (good but lacking something, perhaps a bit of acidity ) and my dinner, steelhead trout with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
daanddo
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was in this lovely town for several days, and dinner at the New Moon Cafe was one of the culinary highlights. Service was excellent and the food was very good. We shared a brussels sprouts appetizer (good but lacking something, perhaps a bit of acidity ) and my dinner, steelhead trout with broccolini and trumpet mushrooms, was very good.... More 

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1 Thank daanddo
Sonoma County, California
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Somewhat of a small restaurant, but cozy. Great wine & beer menu. No hard liquor. Fine dining. Tasty meals. Friendly, food knowledgeable staff.

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Thank K9Woody
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Great food. The food was prepared with great attention to the little details. That is what separates a good restaurant from a great restaurant. Their wine list is extensive and you will not be disappointed by the food or the service. You should get reservations on a Friday or Saturday night because we saw others get turned away after we... More 

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1 Thank Traverquest
Turlock, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The New Moon Cafe provides a very diverse menu in a great location. The beer and wine list was extensive and every portion of our meals were beautifully presented and were delicious.

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Thank Ed F
Nevada City, California
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A lovely lunch for a special occasion. Great service, good selections of food to pick from...ALL delicious. Dessert was....The Bomb!

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Thank ScubaQueen55
Yuba City, Californai
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

One of our favorites in Nevada Ciy. Dined here dozens of times and never been disappointed. Original artwork, great service, variety of selections on the menu.

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Thank lawton212
san francisco
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The wait staff was knowledgeable and served perfectly. We each started off with a aperitif recommended by the waitress and it was exactly as she described. The warm St. Andre with prosciutto is the best I've ever had (including in Paris); the salad delightful and then...everything slid downhill with the entrees. I had the the Ahi Tuna which at $38... More 

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Thank luv2travel42
Nevada City, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

You go out to eat at the finest restaurant in Nevada City, order an appetizer as your entire meal, then complain that the housemade organic bread, served with organic olive oil, organic butter and balsamic vinegar isn't free?! Please explain again who is the chintzy one? Also, their Small Plate section does indeed have meat (pork belly, ribs, prosciutto) and... More 

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Thank Crazy M
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere. The quail and tuna poke were very good! Great service. Location is right downtown.

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Thank Kim B
Nevada City, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Ate there just yesterday and have been a customer for many years. Recently the menu seems to offer fewer choices and higher prices. Food is still good but no longer exceptional. There is a choice between "small plates" or "large plates". As I am a small eater I choose from the small plates but then am limited to an appetizer/salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 203 York St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2424
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Nevada City
  • Phone Number: 530-265-6399

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?