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All 48 Nevada City Restaurants

New Moon Cafe

203 York St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2424
530-265-6399
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Ranked #1 of 48 Restaurants in Nevada City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Palo Alto, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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8 reviews 8 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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Nevada City, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Always superb. It without a doubt is the best in Nevada City. This restaurant could easily compete in the San Francisco food scene. Lunch is a great value. They bake their own focaccia bread so if you have one of their luncheon sandwiches don't pass on that. Dinner always a.pleasant unhurried experience with just the right level of service. The... More

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Nevada City, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We are residents of Nevada City of many years. The New Moon compares readily with dining in the Napa Valley and other highly rated dining experiences. We have always enjoyed our meals there: very fine service, good ambiance, and meals are always extraordinary. I have never been disappointed in ordering the chef's specials. Expensive and well worth every cent. We... More

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Nevada City, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

New Moon is unofficially considered the best restaurant in the area by everyone. It's consistently good whether it's lunch on the deck or fine dining inside. I can't say enough good about their service or their food. Given a choice I would love for them to have a full liquor license but for virtually everyone else their wines are excellent.... More

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Top Contributor
268 reviews 268 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Nevada City is very historic. The Nw Moon was in an old but very well preserved building. The day was beautiful and we were able to eat out on the deck. The menu was unusual and the prices high but we enjoyed both food and service. Afterwards we walked around this quaint (and touristy) town. It is steeped in history.... More

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California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Well executed specialties--salads are unusual and a standout. Great bread, broad wine list. Venison featured when we were there. Somewhat pricey for being out in the country but maybe that is to be expected as it costs more to bring wild salmon and the like to the hinterland.

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Nevada City, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is definitely the best restaurant in town, other than Sushi In The Raw! LOVE everything - apps, salads, mains, and desserts. My favorite is duck, if they have duck on the menu you should get it!

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Went for dinner with friends with high expectations. However, the food was not exceptional, the service more intrusive than we would have liked and the ambience not as good as another local restaurant we dined in - although we accept this is a subjective judgement. Promises more than it delivers in our opinion.

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

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