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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 145
    Excellent
  • 31
    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
The only place to eat in Nevada City

Nevada City has several good restaurants, but only one great one. A bit pricey, so we only come here for special occasions. Everything is great. The duck breast rocks. The steak is always awesome. Desserts are really good too. Be sure to make a reservation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Solar J
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Nevada City, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Nevada City, California
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Nevada City has several good restaurants, but only one great one. A bit pricey, so we only come here for special occasions. Everything is great. The duck breast rocks. The steak is always awesome. Desserts are really good too. Be sure to make a reservation.

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Auburn, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Always a great experience. Food is excellent and very creative. Service is always first rate and the environment is nice but casual. Lunch or dinner are recommended.

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Nevada City, Montana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Snobby Bay Area person found this place to be comparable food without the snobbery. Great atmosphere, selection and food.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Amazing service! Excellent cuisine, great atmosphere. Highly recommend to anyone who appreciates people who are awesome at what they do! Rare these days!

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grass valley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Reserved seating at the Off Broadstreet Playhouse in Nevada City, Ca. and prior to the play 6 of us had Dinner at the fabulous New Moon Cafe. Wgat a delight, their specials of Ravioli and variety of steaks and fresh Halibut/Swordfish wee delicious. This was the second time in a week that we ate at New Moon. It is a... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Fine, fresh ingredients combined in innovative ways. What more can you ask for? Nice wine selection.

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San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Amazing food. Pricey and worth it. The setting was relaxed, the staff professional and friendly. Don't recall what either of us ordered, only the memory of excellent food and wine in a mellow setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is the best fine dining experience in Nevada City. The food is fantastic! They also have an extensive wine selection. Great wait staff.

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Chico, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Stopped in for a quick meal while traveling to Tahoe. Nice staff, beautiful atmosphere and great service. The food was absolutely delicious. Nice sized wine & beer list with many speciality types. Adored the Fort Ross Pinot Noir Rose. The food is all local, natural and organic. Tip: Don't miss the homemade raviolis.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great service, wonderful staff, food is really good but seemed a bit expensive. Definitely the best place in Nevada City.

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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: Romantic, 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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