Mooo
Mooo

Mooo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mooorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6176702515
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 7:00 am – 10:30 am Monday – Friday
    8:00 am - 11:00 am Saturday

    Brunch: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Sunday Only

    Lunch: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Monday –Friday

    Dinner: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm Sunday–Thursday
    5:30 pm – 10:30 pm Friday –Saturday

    Bar Menu: 11:30 am – 10:30 pm Sunday –Thursday
    11:30 am – 11:00 pm Friday AND Saturday

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: David Hutton
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Located in the heart of Beacon Hill, adjacent to the State House and minutes from downtown Boston, Mooo Restaurant within the XV Beacon Hotel exude modern elegance while maintaining traditional sophistication. Our various and unique private dining options offer ample opportunity for all events. The Mooo experience is completed with our outstanding menu and renowned wine list.
    The Wine Cellar, our historic private dining room boasts a renovated Italian Mosaic from 500 AD, double vaulted ceilings that are highlighted by hundreds of bottles of wine that line the walls. The cellar comfortably accommodates up to 50 guests for a seated event and 75 guests for a reception.
    The Parlor Suites at the XV Beacon Hotel and Mooo can host 12 guests for a seated event. The Parlor Suites’ refined elegance is perfect for any private event or meeting.
    For more information or to book an event please contact Ms. Christian Heydt at 617-670-7525 or cheydt@mooorestaurant.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bowdoin and Somerset
  • Public Transit: Green & Red Line Park Street T Stop
    Green & Blue Line Government Center T Stop

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available from 5:00 p.m. for $18. Public parking available at Center Street Garage or Boston Common Garage
A word from Mooo
Chef David Hutton offers a modern steakhouse with a warm décor and relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere, including a full bar and award-winning wine list. Open seven days a week. Reservations recommended.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Mooo reviews from OpenTable diners
184 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (122)romantic (97)fit for foodies (93)notable wine list (70)neighborhood gem (34)good for groups (32)great for lunch (27)great for brunch (22)hot spot (19)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Amazing!
    Jasra
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We went for our 8th anniversary dinner and everything was perfect. The food was amazing. The staff exceptional. I never felt rushed or intruded upon. It was a wonderful experience and I'm looking forward to going back again.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Mooo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    For a restaurant named Mooo, was very disapointed in the steak. Not top quality at all. Have been before and had a great steak. The last 2 visits, not so much. Frequent a lot of steak restaurants. Not up to par with their competition.
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  • Great place for business breakfast
    lhqw
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This is a great spot for a business breakfast -- quiet and centrally-located. The service was really excellent. I met there recently with a business associate and he also remarked what a great spot it was for a meeting. I have already booked my next breakfast meeting there. My only criticism -- and it's a small one- is that it's a little dimly lit at breakfast -- the lighting is geared more, I assume, to the evening crowd. Thank you!
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  • A night to remember!
    jwpoonVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Just an exceptional night all-around that exceeded my expectations! The service is impeccable - our waiter treated us like rock stars and we had a MOST memorable evening. The food - bone marrow appetizer is a MUST. And the Beef Wellington...holy smokes! Thank you MOOO...we'll be back ;)
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Over-Priced, Really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Nothing is wrong with Mooo exactly except the prices which are absolutely shocking. $ 235 for two people, no booze, including tip. I do feel fleeced when charged $ 20 for a bottle of San Pellegrino mineral water. Did I mention shocking? Salads are fine if predictable. The steak is good but did not melt in my mouth; the taste was pleasant but at $ 50 I expected an explosion on my buds. It is indeed served plain on a white plate, dramatic for its simplicity, but lacking in side courses which, naturally, are extra. Sorry, but when entrees are $ 50 I expect ecstasy or at least a fan dance or something from the waitron. They enter a new stratosphere with prices this high and simply don't deliver the goods for this price-point.
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  • BaileyVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    OUTSTANDING!!! This is a must stop every time I am in Boston!
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  • soo good
    ThreasaVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    we had a wonderful meal. steak was perfect, everyone loved their choice. we weren't crazy about the calamari app the sauce was a tad too sweet for our tastebuds. others might love it. I would totally recommend this spot for steak lovers .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our experience at Mooo was decent. Food was good (not outstanding as I expected); did not like where we were seated as it was near bar. There were plenty of other seating options as we arrived on the early side for dinner. My fault for not requesting another table towards the back of the restaurant. Our waitress was very attentive; however, I forget her name.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!!!
    Anna
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    One of the best restaurants we have eaten so far. Delicious food, beautiful presentation. The Kobe dumplings are a highlight, the schnitzel is incredible. The service was perfect and the wine list impressive. We will come back for sure the next time we visit Boston.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • GregWVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent food, great service, great bar for a drink before or after as well. Would certainly recommend to others.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • emed54
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was great, service too. But my husband ordered a gin/tonic and my son ordered a sprite. My son (12 yrs old) was given the gin/tonic. He took a large sip. When the 2nd gin/tonic and sprite were brought, we checked the "sprite" and for the second time the alcohol was given to my son. We told the waiter after the 2nd time. Not sure if it was a bartender error or server error.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    GracVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food gets better and better at each visit. The service has always been perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • They serve breakfast too!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Took great care of my daughter and her fiancee for a wonderful breakfast. Perfect location in the historic heart of Boston with impeccable food and service. I've enjoyed this delightful restaurant many times for dinner and drinks and was pleased to learn that they do a 5 star breakfast as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Went during Restaurant week and the selection of plates that were available was amazing. This is definitely a special occasion place to go to.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I went to 4 restaurants for Dine Out Boston, and although this one was the only lunch, it was the best of the bunch. Even better, they will be continuing the prix fix $25 for 3 courses indefinitely, so you all have a chance to go. The cold corn chowder was smooth delicious, with adequate crab and a refreshing mint drizzle. The 10 oz steak was cooked perfectly, melt in your mouth. Only area of some disappointment was the dessert. The shortcake (of otherwise yummy strawberry shortcake was dry and unappealing. So thumbs up and we shall be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time at moo
    Grandmasandy
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    very pretty restaurant. food was very good waiter fantastic.very difficult to find parking if you don't want to spend the money for valet parking. i feel its the type of restaurant you need to visit but don't have to return. there are other places in boston that are better.
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    great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!!
    BaileyVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I think the food is exceptional, so much that I came back again with a friend! Service was wonderful!
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The waitress took a little bit of a long time to come over to ask us how was everything. I think for a high end restaurant like Mooo, the waitress needs to be more attentive to our needs. Definitely need to improve the service!
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  • BaileyVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The staff was friendly. The food was exceptional from tuna tartare to the Banana's Foster. I had one of the best steaks ever!!!
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  • Mooo does not measure up
    disappointed
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We're fans of L'Andana, with the same owners, and had expected a superb dining experience. Instead, the service was confused, plates went to the wrong people, dessert served and eaten before it melted and before the rest of the party got their coffees. Salmon was over cooked, perhaps another party ordered it charred and it was delivered to the wrong table. But the waiter should have noticed the thick black crust. Carpaccio was lovely. Kobe dumplings juicy and fabulous. Bone in ribeye was excellent. Scallops were perfect. Asparagus, french fries and onion rings were ordinary. Shrimp cocktail including one iodine-tasting piece which I ate was disgusted by. Overall cost was $200 per person and felt like too much for the quality and experience.
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  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Jeff was an incredible waiter. Would love to have him as a waiter again.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week 1 (Summer 2014)
    Luvtodine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent restaurant week menu selections and good portion sizes.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would skip for Dine Out Boston
    amateurfoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I'll give this restaurant the benefit of the doubt, because sometimes the kitchen is overwhelmed by Restaurant Week, but the steak frites meal I got was underseasoned, and the dessert was bland. There are just so many good steakhouses in Boston, and this one doesn't stand up. The waiter also got our dessert orders wrong, so we had to wait even longer during our lunch hour.
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  • Delicioso !!!!!
    Love2dine
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food was amazing!!! I'll never forget my soft and delicious Porterhouse... The bisque and the service!! I really recomend this place it's a most for meat lovers
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    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DDoan
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food is always good that's why I came back. However, I felt like the waiter didn't like me when I came there alone. No smile, no question about my food or if I need anything more?
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring your Business Accounts
    yemma
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    For those that need a quiet place to impress a client. Food was unimaginative but very high quality and atmosphere reeks of overspending. Good Luck landing that account!
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  • Lunch at Moo
    Andyishungry
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Had booked for an evening meal, but was starving and in the vicinity, so popped in and asked if we could change the reservation, staff were excellent very attentive, we went for the $25 three course lunch, it was superb and great value for money, perhaps a choice of vegetables would have made it even better. Would recommend Moo and would definitely return next time in Boston.
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  • Outstanding
    ChrisO
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My girlfriend and I were visiting Boston and we were at first drawn by the name. I can easily say this was the best steak I've ever had. The service was just as outstanding. Of course it's a little pricey but no more than any other good steakhouse, yet the good was that much better. I would recommend this to any tourist and local, and I'll be telling everyone about it.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wannabefoodie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We attended brunch at Mooo on 8/10. It was amazing. We were greeted promptly upon our arrival and shown to our table. We began our meal with two bloody Mary's, The capers Bloody and the Fire Bloody. Both were great! Then we had the Kobe dumplings- they are to die for!! Both of us had the hash for breakfast- it was a little watery for our tastes but the flavor was solid. Our server was just attentive enough without being overly in our face. I highly recommend!
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Best Steak
    ontherivieraVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Enjoyed best steak ever - love the side flight! Excellent every time. Also just as good for breakfast/brunch. Well prepared, innovative and delicious. Attentive service. Will be back!
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    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • A Locals Favorite
    Travldiner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A must if your looking for a great steak in Boston. This place was a recommendation from a Bostonian we met earlier in the day. A first class place, with first class food. The atmosphere is upscale without the arrogance.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst steakhouse experience ever
    Dave
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The waiter was rude and he me messed up our steaks. Why would someone come to your super expensive steakhouse and order medium-well steak? Seriously? I can understand that everyone makes mistakes. But his attitude afterwards was beyond tolerable and made me feel like that I should be the one feeling sorry to cause him the trouble. No compensation, no apology. Finally, when the new steaks came out, my folks and I had lost our appetite and one of the steaks was still closer to medium-well and the other one is closer to rare. What a great quality control on a so-called high-end upscale steakhouse? I am paying several hundreds of dollars for such insulting dining experience? I will take my money elsewhere to Capital and Fleming’s next time.
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  • Mooo
    Chefkev
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Incredible service, the manager Chris was incredible and the waiter Jeffery above and beyond with exceptional knowledge of wine and food. Food was incredible.
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    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The place for steak
    yakimaniac
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Went to Mooo with a friend for a steak dinner and it lived up to my expectations. It's a bit fancy for my taste, but you cannot fault the menu or the service.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfectly seasoned...
    HapaLatinaVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Cornish game hen was amazing! Glad we both didn't get steaks. Lobster bisque was also great. Chef perfectly seasoned everything... I have never thought that before.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A decent experience, but not great
    frankc
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Took my daughter, son and uncle to dinner Sunday evening. Let me say the steaks were wonderful. I had the strip steak with peppercorn sauce and loved it. My Uncle enjoyed his Delmonico. My son had the wienerschnitzel and it was wonderful, although I would have preferred a fried egg on top versus a sliced hard-boiled egg. My daughter’s salmon was OK. She didn’t eat the vegetables because they were too hard, no really hard. All of the sides were wonderful. The bananas foster was great - big enough to share. Service was a bit tough. Perhaps they were short of staff? We did feel abandoned at times. Also, the restaurant could use some freshening up.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • Top notch
    FoodforceVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Highest recommendation. Everything was great, food, service, ambiance. Not to be missed.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    LydaVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Wonderful meal and ambiance. Will definitely be returning.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Annie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a fabulous meal and a great waiter. The only thing that marred the experience was our seating. There were plenty of open tables where they could have seated the two of us but we were put in the middle of a row of tables, already filled, one seat on a bench. This put us in very close proximity of tables on either side of us. Fine if it was crowded but there were other options for us to be seated.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistency, quality, & delicious
    HardToPlease
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I hadn't been to Mooo's in over 5 years and my wife had always wanted to go there for dinner based on my high praises. The return visit did not disappoint as the food, service, and overall experience was indeed 5 star. Our waiter, Hector, paid special attention to every detail making recommendations that best suited our particular taste. We had the 8 oz filet and the 12 oz prime sirloin (cooked perfectly) with the bone marrow butter that is beyond perfection. The panko parmesan crusted onion rings were as good as dessert. Creamed spinach and dinner rolls with salt and lightly buttered rounded out a wonderful evening for 2. Moos will not disappoint and well worth the price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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