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Harvest Moon Cafe

487 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476-6608
707-933-8160
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Ranked #9 of 106 Restaurants in Sonoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Napa Street
Description: We are a small family run business on Sonoma's square. Our interior is cozy, seating only 9 tables and the bar and chef's counter.
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Harvest Moon Cafe is a 'dining must' when you're in Sonoma. Definitely one of the top restaurants in town, and right on Sonoma Plaza. The white miso soup was an innovative twist on the Japanese classic. And the chicken breast was the most moist I've ever, and was prepared a kicked-up notch of spice. It was out of this world.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Walked in without a reservation and the staff was nice enough to squeeze us in. That said, you'd be wise to make a reservation during busy periods. Our server was very friendly and helpful. Food and wine were very good. We were in town 4 days and this was one of the best meals we had.

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Fantastic food. This place has a new menu daily...and very creative. Based on Sonoma County farm to table cuisine. Nice little back patio with beautiful ambiance.

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Santa Rosa, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Warm summer evening on back patio is ultimate date night. Service was great. Food was great. Date was great. I will go back.

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Sugar Land, Texas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We arrived in from SFO late and not only did HMC hold our reservation, they helped 7 weary Texas girls find the restaurant when we got lost in the square around 9P at night! We sat outside on back patio which is basically impossible to do at home in Houston during summer. Beautiful night, nice breeze, fabulous food and wine... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Everything about this dining experience was terrific - the service, the lovely back garden, the wind AND the food. Everything was delicious and not the run of the mill farm to table variety but interesting and very well executed. We all enjoyed the meal very much and highly recommend the restaurant. Sit in the garden - just lovely.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

After reading good reviews we dined here on a 3 night stay in Sonoma. The squash soup was good, after that it was terrible. My wife had a rib eye which she did not enjoy, if you start with poor quality steak you end up with a poor meal. My lamb chops were terrible. Wait staff had all disappeared to... More

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JenHarvestMoon, Owner at Harvest Moon Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your meal. I distinctly remember you as we take all criticism very seriously and to heart. Be assured we use the best quality meat, fish and produce from local, sustainable sources. I know your experience upset you greatly and wish there was something I could have done (besides comp the food you were... More

Sonoma, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is our go to restaurant when we want an AMAZING diner! The staff is beyond friendly, the menu is always changing and for the better, the wine list has something for everyone. If you want to avoid a wait go during the week or Sunday nights. It can be busy Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening; peak tourist time. I'm... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Despite reading the negative TA comments about the red eye steak, we still went there last night I personally couldn't fault my steak, it was delicious, coked well and pretty big Our tuna starters were fab also My wife really liked her seafood risotto too The wine, a local Grenache rose went down very well Ask to sit on the... More

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San Jose
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were up in Sonoma to attend our second wedding of the summer. We had been to two other restaurants (that are more highly rated on TripAdvisor) on our prior trip, so we decided to try Harvest Moon. We really wanted to like it, but we found it very, very disappointing. Two of us had the ribeye, which we found... More

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