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New Moon Cafe

203 York St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2424
+1 530-265-6399
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
203 York St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2424
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food snobs don't expect to bump into this quality on long drives in places we don't know. This restaurant was a pleasant surprise: fresh fish - wildcaught, perfectly prepared, this far from the ocean... For travelers who live outside CA, remember to look for a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MARSHAS165
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The New Moon Cafe is the best restaurant in Nevada City. The food compares favorably with any fine restaurant in a big city. This is our go-to restaurant for special occasions!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank _ribot1994
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Peter Selaya is a top notch chef,and the son of a top notch chef. we have enjoyed his cuisine for the past 30 years and have never been disappointed. Good portions of delicious one of a kind creations.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 335garys
Reviewed November 16, 2018

New Moon is one of our favorite restaurants, and for this visit we brought four friends who were coming for the first time. As always, the food was extraordinary. The varied menu offers something enticing for everyone, and likewise the extensive wine list. We enjoyed...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

The best fine dining experience in Nevada County. Peter Salaya's best restaurant yet. Pricey but worth it on those special occasions. Extensive fine wine selection.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Traveller-X24-7
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The New Moon Cafe is classy and and excellent venue for a celebration. I was told by several locals that New Moon was the best restaurant in town. I was not disappointed. White tablecloths, excellent service and even better food. This is a fine dining...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank boohuber
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Charred broad beans followed by pork belly with peaches were delicious. Very good service, too. It was recommended by a friend and I would return!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank taplatt
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

I want to recognize our waitress, whose name I can’t remember, but who was outstanding. Very thoughtful, very attentive, and seemed to really enjoy her job. The food was excellent - two separate local sea bass specials - and we enjoyed the local beer and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank KirstenDCA
Reviewed July 22, 2018

I was treated to dinner at the New Moon Cafe last night. I loved the ambiance of the restaurant: friendly, relaxed and elegant. Mary, our server, was gracious, knowledgable and incredibly attentive and efficient. The food was spectacular from the cheese tray to the dessert--perfection....More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank KHNA
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Deck is nice warm day shady spot for lunch. Check specials first. We enjoyed shrimp and crab salads with a few slices of bread. Nice. Looked like a good wine list but we had water.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank BoulderNut
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December 21, 2016|
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Response from Chris1948_2 | Reviewed this property |
Probably appetizers would be the way to go. Pasta or finger food. Ravioli by the each.
February 29, 2016|
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Response from pokeybonan | Reviewed this property |
The wine list was very good, including local wineries. I don't remember whether there was a full bar or not - sorry.
Jerry O
November 2, 2015|
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Response from Solar J | Reviewed this property |
They will do that, no problem. Call them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, 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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