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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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Today
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 129
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Fine Dining

This restaurant serves the best food and wine in the Grass Valley area. Pricey but well worth it if you're in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Tom M
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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175 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This restaurant serves the best food and wine in the Grass Valley area. Pricey but well worth it if you're in the area.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I took my sister to New Moon for her birthday. The clams were delicious for the appetizer. I ordered the Sole and my sister the Lamb Shank and both so good. The lamb shanks were wonderfully braised with a rich sauce delicious. This is the best restaurant in the area. I think Peter is the best Chef in Nevada County.... More 

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Nevada City, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant is very upscale for our neighborhood. The ambiance is great for a small town, but just so so for the big city. Food is excellent, prices are night, but let me say again, food is excellent. Would definately go back.

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north california
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Small portions...high prices. Good service ....nice ambiance...nice variety on the menu. Felt like they put on an air of opulence to justify pricing.

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Nevada City, California
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

a lovely restaurant in downtown Nevada City. The food is always interesting, tastefully prepared and presented. The menu is fresh. If you're celebrating a special occasion or wanting to impress guests, this is the place.

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Nevada City, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

As a local, I've eaten here many times, and the food, while relatively pricey, is certainly among the best in the area. Nicely prepared and presented, it is almost always also delicious. Very friendly and efficient staff as well.

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Rough and Ready
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have been a frequent flyer at this restaurant for many years and am always delighted by the welcoming staff, the excellent service and the consistent quality and presentation of the food. For either lunch or dinner, this is the top of the line in Nevada City. For lunch my personal favorite right now is the Ahi Salad. Large (artful)... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We frequent this restaurant occasionally since it is a little pricey. This is our second New Year's Eve at New Moon and it was delicious. The four course dinner started with some Proseco, appetizer (pork belly and crab crostinis, salad course/chiopino, main course (rack of lamb for me and pheasant for hubby) dessert was delish too. First thing I mentioned... More 

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Grass Valley, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Four of us dined last evening at New Moon Café and all of us were very pleased with our dinners. I had the scallop special and it was without a doubt the most delectable scallop dinner I have ever been served. My dinner companions had the quail dish, the tuna, and the halibut, all perfection. As usual, the service was... More 

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Nevada City, CA
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were pleased to have a great dining experience at New Moon. Pascal, was a stellar part of the evening providing excellent service. Two of us had the lamb -- delicious, albeit rich. Surprisingly, HUGE portions ! Fresh ravioli and the chicken dish rounded out the meals...nice salads. In the past, has been hit-and-miss, particularly given the prices, very pleased... 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: Romance, Local cuisine, 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?