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Over the Moon Cafe

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Tue, 6/2
8:00 PM

Menu

TO START
Croutes de Fromage
Gruyere cheese melted between slices of Artisan sourdough bread soaked in a sweet white wine sauce, apricot marmalade.
USD 14
Creamy Roasted Brussels Sprouts
With shallots and finished with cream, gruyere cheese, parmesan and a touch of cayenne, then baked. GF
USD 14
SOUP DE JOUR
Crab Bisque with Tarragon
Cup USD 5
Bowl USD 10
SALAD OF THE DAY
Wedge Salad
With our creamy blue cheese dressing, sliced red onion, roma tomato, crumbled bacon and blue cheese. GF
USD 9
Mixed Green Salad with Beets
Mixed green salad with beets, chèvre, and pistachios served with our orange ginger vinaigrette.
USD 9
Ceasar Salad
With sliced romaine, house made croutons and parmesan. Served with our lemon garlic Ceasar dressing.
USD 9
ENTREES
Tuscan Chicken
Boneless skinless chicken breast finished in a sauce of button mushrooms, red onion, tomato and garlic, finished with balsamic vinegar and parmesan. Served with sour cream and chive smashed potatoes and asparagus.
USD 24
Wild Pacific Salmon Filet
Wild Pacific salmon filet in a white balsamic glaze with onion, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes and finished with lime, cilantro and scallion butter sauce. Served with red potato mashers, with sour cream and chives, and season vegetables.
USD 33
Duck Breast with Port Reduction Sauce
Two Duck breasts, rendered and finished with our granny smith apple & port reduction with cherries. Served with red potato mashers with sour cream and chives, and seasonal vegetables.
USD 36
12 oz Ribeye
Ribeye with our rosemary, garlic and thyme compounded butter, served with red potato mashers with sour cream and chives and seasonal vegetables.
USD 36
Line Caught Lingcod
Cooked in our sauce of yellow onion, tomato, zucchini and garlic, finished with cinnamon, paprika, a bit of tumeric and a touch of cayenne, finished with capers and butter. Served with sour cream and chive red mashed potato and asparagus.
USD 26
PASTAS AND "IN THE BOWL MEALS"
Braised Boneless Short Rib Ragu
Slow cooked with red wine, carrot, tomato, celery, garlic and onion, seasoned with bay leaf and thyme, finished with a touch of cream and served over rigatoni, parmesan and basil garnish. (gluten free option available)
USD 29
Lasagne of Sliced Zucchini, Italian Sausage & Chuck
Slices of zucchini squash layered between our slow cooked sauce of crushed tomato, yellow onion, carrot, garlic, red pepper flakes and Italian parsley with Italian Sausage, pork and chuck. Finished with Monteray Jack, Cheddar and parmesan. Naturally gluten free.
USD 23
Shrimp & Cheesy Grits
In our yummy sauce of shallots, white wine, lemon and paprika with a touch of cayenne and a bit of jalapeño for flavor, spicy but not hot!
USD 26
Lobster Mac & Cheese
Creamy lobster "mac & cheese." Penne pasta tossed in our savory bechamel with garlic, yellow onion and mustard powder. Blended with Fontina, Sharp Cheddar and Gruyere, topped with lobster pieces, thyme panko, a touch of cayenne and lemon. $26 (gluten free option) Vegetarian Option without Lobster $19
USD 27
DESSERTS
Turtle Pie
Chocolate cookie crust topped with thick caramel with pecans, finished with chocolate truffle layer. I call this a candy bar on a plate!
USD 9
Bread Pudding
Our granny smith apple bread pudding finished with a bourbon ginger glazed and topped with lemon cream. This can be warmed at home or we can do that for you!
USD 9
Our AIP & Paleo Vegan Dessert
Not quite a cheesecake and not quite a pie. Made with coconut butter, organic raw honey, blueberry, blackberry and raspberry, chilled in a crust made of ground dates, coconut flour and coconut. *Sugar free, dairy free, nut free & gluten free.
USD 11
Hummingbird Cake
Traditional version of hummingbird cake with banana, pecan and pineapple and finished with cream cheese frosting.
USD 9
CRAFT COCKTAILS
Meal must be purchased to be able to purchase pre-mixed cocktails. Pre-mixed alcoholic beverages that are packaged by this establishment may not be consumed in a motor vehicle or transported in a motor vehicle except in the vehicle's trunk; or, if there is no trunk, in some other area of the vehicle not normally occupied by the driver or passengers (this does NOT include a utility compartment or glove compartment, but may include underneath a seat outside of the driver's reach). RCW 46.61.519. You must be 21 years of age or order to purchase alcoholic beverages and ID will be required at the time of pickup and/or delivery.
Black Moonhattan
Four Roses Bourbon, Amaro, Bitter Truth aromatic bitters and Tempus Fugit Creme de Noyaus
USD 12
Old Fashioned Crescent Moon
Four Roses Bourbon, Bitter Truth aromatic bitters, Gran Classico and Creole Shrub liquor d'Orange float
USD 12
Vieux Carre
Redwood Empire Emerald Giant Rye, Camus Cognac, Lustau Vermut, Benedictine and Bitter Truth Aromatic bitters
USD 12
Luna Rita
Lime, simple syrup, Blanco Tequila and Creole Shrub liquor d'Orange float
USD 12
Dark Side of the Moon
Empress Gin and East Imperial Burma Tonic with lime
USD 12
Red Tide
Empress Gin, simple syrup, lemon and Prosecco
USD 12
That's No Moon....
Lime, simple syrup, grenadine and Bounty Dark Rum
USD 12
Moondrop
Lemon, orange, simple syrup, Creme de Violettes and Seattle Distilling Vodka
USD 12
Martini
Seattle Distilling Vodka, blue cheese stuffed green olives
USD 12
Port Asking Islay Single Malt Scotch
Aged 8 years
USD 16
TAKE OUT WINES
White & Red Wines by the Bottle To Go
The Pretender Chardonnay, Columbia Valley, WA
Marzipan, citrus creme brûlée, cartelized pear and white blossoms carry the nose. The palate is fleshy with ripe fruits and a hint of caramel and bright acids.
USD 24
White Haven Select Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
Marlborough style with tropical fruit and fresh cut grass with rich elegance palate and crisp finish.
USD 24
Portlandia Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Or
A noble, edgy wine from Oregon. Grannysmith Apple, Anjou pears and a hint of Meyer lemons.
USD 24
Tenuta Scaia Bianco, Deneto, Italy.
Garganega and Chardonnay blend; fabulous food wine, light, fresh and oh so approachable. Great for sipping alone and enjoying with food.
USD 20
Tamarack Cellars Firehouse White, Columbia Valley, Wa
Aromas of peach and guava and hints of golden delicious apple, vibrant acidity and a touch of viscosity lead to flavors of stone fruits, honey and slate minerality.
USD 20
Solo Signature White, Mendoza, Argentina
Gorgeous effervescence, with fresh tropical fruits, grapefruit and jasmine. Naturally light and refreshing. Fun in a glass!
USD 22
Dr Loosen, Germany, Riesling
Fun, bright and vibrant, crisp and fruity.
USD 20
Febre en Provenc Rose, France
This wine shimmers with a pale hue of translucent garnet. Soft ;aromatics of dried rose petals, with bright hints of strawberry and ripe stone fruits.
USD 22
Zardeto Prosecco Brut, Italy
Crisp and bubbly, a consistency fabulous prosecco.
USD 24
Tamarack Cellars Merlot, Wa
American and French Oak makes this Washington Merlot a stand out and it scores 92 points. Rich & full bodied.
USD 40
About
We are a small family owned and operated boutique-style scratch kitchen restaurant. We serve northwest American style cuisine with European influence.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $32
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 18, 2020

The menu is limited, the food is ok and depending on how busy they are, the service is average......

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

Whenever I get a chance, I love to go to breakfast at the Moon Rise Cafe. I always get the Monte Carlo! Best one I've found! The other food is good according to the people I'm with...but I always get the same thing and I'm...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

Warm environment with the sweetest handwritten love notes in a box at each table. Delicious meal plus to die for turtle pie dessert that we shared. This is my favorite hidden date nite in Tacoma.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

The food was very tasty and well prepaired. Wait staff was very attentive and cordial.The only thing would be a drawback is its location is kinda out of the way in the ally.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

the food and service was amazing. I loved it. set off in a quaint spot in Tacoma down town. A wonderful place to get away and have some good clean eats. Fresh and tasty .

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

Intimate atmosphere, attentive waiters, and wonderful food. Perfect for a special night out! We are vegetarian and had several options for appetizers and salads. One option for a main course, but it was excellent.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

A great place to gather with friends for an amazing meal. There were 5 of us and each ordered a different entree. The comments were similar.... perfectly prepared from soup (crab bisque...plenty of crab) salad (pears were perfectly ripe) salmon( not over cooked) butternut squash...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 21, 2019 via mobile

First, this restaurant is kind of off the beaten path. It is small and cozy and has an intimate atmosphere. Each table has small box on it that contains love notes that diners have written to whomever has accompanied them for dinner. I found myself...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2019

Place is super cute and service was impeccable. It's definitely a "must do" in Tacoma. Ambiance is warm and relaxing. Staff friendly and welcoming. I had the duck with a red wine reduction and it was excellent. My wife had the chicken which was a...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 7, 2019

We were greeted at seated immediately upon arrival. Atmosphere is great with the original back door entrance to the original opera house. We were seated near the entry door and it was a bit chilly there. The food and service was awesome. We had the...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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There is generally ample street parking all within a few blocks of Over the Moon. If you get lucky, you'll end up less than a block away. Street parking is metered, but the charges are next to nothing compared to most... More
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