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New Moon Cafe

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203 York St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2424
+1 530-265-6399
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had our anniversary dinner at the New Moon. Food and service were excellent. By far our best dining experience in Nevada City, so if you're looking for fine dining, this is the only place to go.

Thank Jank360
Lomira, Wisconsin
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284 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great service Wonderful food combinations creating unique flavor profiles. Terrific beer selection including Belgian Beers but some were as pricey as wine. Wonderful house Cabernet. And the chocolate salted caramel dessert was unbelievable. Great Crete brûlée with bourbon. Had a ribeye truly rare and served as it should have been.

Thank Marty G
Janesville, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Best place to eat in Nv City. Whenever we are lucky enough to get to go to Nv. City we always eat wherever Peter Salaya is cooking and have been following him for almost 20 years. Great job Chef Peter. Last nights anniversary dinner was excellent!

Thank dlw2467
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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my first time in Nevada city and my wife and I were invited to this place. It's nice, cozy restaurant. Very classy with nice and welcoming staff. The food quality was very good. I tried the special menu of the night which was a kind of Ahi Tuna which was one of the best I have ever had.... More 

1 Thank Rostam K
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated on a slope perched on a quiet Nevada City street, New Moon Cafe is one of those spots for nurturing love and intimate conversation with fine cuisine. The food is delectable and the service attentive. Wait staff has knowledge and makes you feel at home. The wine list is burgeoning with choice and the menu diverse. Local lore of... More 

Thank powderhound11
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very surprised after dining at New Moon. Prices were over the top for a sandwich...$18-$19 . The sandwich had minimal ingredients with a pasta salad that was just OK. Other selections of friends were nothing exceptional. Stuffy management. I will not make a return trip.

Thank pb1610
Clovis, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our entrees were good, but not great. I had the lamb and my husband had the roasted chicken. The flavors were enjoyable, but nothing made my taste buds stand up and say, "This was the best thing I ever tasted!" I appreciated the innovative use of ingredients, I just expected a bit more from them. That said, the ambiance was... More 

Thank KS-Clovis
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49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We were lucky to get a seat on the porch on a warm October day, though it was a bit late, we had a great lunch and most of the specials were still available. Two out of the four of us are vegetarians and it was great to have several choices. The service was excellent and the food was amazing... More 

Thank RobertafromMI
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

When it comes to fine dining in Nevada County, New Moon is really the only choice that should come to mind. The owners have always taken great care to know their customers and to deliver well-prepared food, inspiring specials and a great wine selection.

1 Thank JenandErik
Oakland, California
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We met friends for dinner at the New Moon Cafe this weekend. Situated in charming Nevada City, this is a very good high-end restaurants with prices on the high side, but the food seemed worth it, the atmosphere is very pleasant. I had the Bacon wrapped, pan roasted Niman Ranch Pork Tenderloin with poached Quince-Pinot Noir sauce and a Red... More 

1 Thank OwenRubin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 York St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2424
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Nevada City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-265-6399

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?