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203 York St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2424
530-265-6399
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Ranked #2 of 48 Restaurants in Nevada City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
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
Senior Contributor
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
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Nevada City, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have lived in Nevada City for over 40 years now, and I have yet to find a restaurant in our town that even comes close. As good as really good SF restaurant. The food is scrumptious, wine list quite extensive, and service great. Ask for Pascal, our favorite waiter.

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Nevada City, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The New Moon is by far the finest dining experience in Nevada County. Nestled in the charming Victorian town of Nevada City, California, where chef, Peter Selaya has continually tempted and satisfied our tastebuds for two decades. Lunch or dinner, both are equally delightful, and I always try something new, because it's safe and fun to do so. The New... More 

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Palo Alto, California, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I had the Hawaiian fish special in curry over rice. It was incredible. Perfectly cooked and spiced. Husband had the duck with mushrooms and beans. It was delicious but mine was even more exceptional. We shared the creme brulee duo and the caramel one was fantastic, the espresso one just pretty good. Overall it was the best dinner in a... More 

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Sacramento
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The proprietor at Broad Street Inn steered us to this upscale cafe, which is apparently pretty famous in Nevada City. From being seated up in a smaller 'gallery' section onward, this was a magical and unexpected treat. We shared an appetizer of panchetta seared onto triple creme brie served with braised endive, figs and olives. Each element and the whole... More 

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What a fabulous find! This restaurant did not disappoint: from the crusty, warm bread, to the fabulous wine list, excellent service and delectable food. It was worth every penny and would not hesitate to recommend this establishment ~ for any occasion!

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Additional Information about New Moon Cafe

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

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