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New Moon Cafe

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203 York St, Nevada City, CA 95959-2424
+1 530-265-6399
17:00 - 20:30
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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New Market, Virginia
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated a birthday here with our daughter and her husband last week while visiting from Virginia and enjoyed every moment of the evening! The aperitif and wine selection is great and unusual in a small town ....and the salads and entrees were fresh and excellently prepared! We split 2 salads as they are generous. The chicken with mushrooms and... More 

1 Thank shvc50
Grass Valley, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OMG it is excellent. Save your pennies because it is expensive, but it is worth it! Great servie and wonderful food.....

1 Thank awin2016
Penn Valley, California, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely atmosphere, wonderful service. The food is innovative-fresh and always new. The wine selection is well chosen.

Thank Judy M
Roseville, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best lamb burger ever. Great setting, food and service. Will be going back next week with friends. When in Nevada City make this a stop for lunch or dinner.

Thank RangerRick76
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Everything on the menu sounded so good, but we opted to try meatless for a meal and we were very impressed. If I lived closer I would be going back to try some of the other wonderful looking plates.

1 Thank dizmoore
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended by locals. The French owner is very attentive and the food is quite good. Best are the salads which were innovative and delicious.

Thank Gayle M
Grass Valley, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The food is usually quite good and offers some dishes that you won't typically find on most menus. This makes New Moon a nice alternative if you're tired of the same old restaurant fare. The service is excellent every time I have been there (I'm a local). It's a bit pricey but that helps to keep the crowds down. The... More 

Thank ThomasOates
Grass Valley, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I've lived in the area for 13 years and this is by far my favorite restaurant for fine dining The food is always fresh and prepared with skill. New Moon serves sustainably raised meats, line-caught fish and locally-sourced greens. Buzz manages the front and is always ready to recommend something from the excellent wine list.

1 Thank sfsierra
Near San Francisco
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We had a very nice dinner at the New Moon Cafe. The food was delicious, the wait staff attentive, and the dining room pleasant. I loved that we could see into kitchen from the front porch.

Thank cymbidian
Orange County, California
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Excellent menu with good service. Everyone is friendly and the service is good. They do take reservations.

Thank Judy2step

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
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?