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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
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 3 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
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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
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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
San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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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294 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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 4 December 2016

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 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 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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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, 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?