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Moshulu
Moshulu
  • Address:
    401 South Columbus Blvd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Neighborhood:
    Penn's Landing
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $50 and over

Moshulu Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.moshulu.com
  • Phone: (215) 923-2500
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch
    Monday - Saturday 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

    Sunday Brunch 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

    Dinner
    Monday - Thursday 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    Friday 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    Saturday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Sunday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Bonett
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: .
  • Special Events & Promotions: The Moshulu, the World’s oldest and largest four-masted Tall Ship offers unsurpassed views and a unique backdrop for intimate to extraordinary dining and celebrations. Our private dining rooms, outdoor open-aired and tented decks combined with delectable, award-wining American cuisine and impeccable service create the perfect setting for memorable events. Please contact Diane Megliano, Director of Sales at dmeglino@moshulu.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lombard Circle
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Penn's Landing provides convenient parking located adjacent to the ship for $15 per vehicle. Metered parking along Columbus Boulevard and additional lots nearby.
A word from Moshulu
The Moshulu, the World’s oldest and largest four-masted Tall Ship offers the most unique dining experience featuring inspired award-wining, contemporary American cuisine using nature’s finest ingredients and impeccable service. The luxurious dining room, private dining rooms, Bongo Bar and outdoor open-aired and tented decks offer unsurpassed views for intimate to extraordinary dining and celebrations. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "We were seated promptly. My husband wore a pair of black slacks and needed a black napkin. We asked the hostess and she said she would check. She did not return. When we placed our drink and appetizer order we asked the waiter because we noticed he had one. He said he would get one and did not. With that exception, I may have rated the service very good to excellent."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Went on July 5th with an 830pm reservation. We were seated next to a window over looking the water. Waitress extremely nice, knowledgeable and had great customer service. Gave us the option to watch fireworks from our seats or on the upper deck. Held our main entree fire up until after the show. Drink menu was great!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Excellent atmosphere, food and service! We went for a special bd event. Ten people. We enjoyed the deck for drinks and pictures.hostess was very nice.we sat a nice large round table. Our server was delightful. Everything we ordered was delish."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I was a little disappointed this time. It seemed like a while, to just receive water and bread. And i had to remind the waiter of at least 3 things he forgot. The fillet mignon and salad was RIDICULOUSLY salty. I didn't send it back, b/c I mixed it with my side order of mushrooms which helped and I didn't want to wait for something else. Idk, but maybe people aren't on their game on Sundays."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We chose this restaurant to celebrate our daughters college graduation. Though we'd never been there we were able to set things up from a distance. They were very nice. The setting is beautiful, the food exceptional and the service wonderful. They even gave her a congratulatory card. It was a lovely afternoon."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "the service was impeccable. So extremely attentive- made for a truly memorable evening. Topped with outstanding food and their willingness and ability to amend dishes to accommodate dietary needs---so very pleased and impressed. Thank you!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We so enjoyed our dinner on the 4th of July -- watching the fireworks from the deck on the river, and then enjoying a delicious dinner served by an excellent and responsive server, Cordell. Later a visit from the sommelier, Duchs (spelling?) left us with a delightful evening memory. Highly recommended. Phyllis & Chick"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have been here before and enjoyed it but the wine list has gotten too focused on Red's and too pricey to be enjoyable. We will start going to The Chart House which is next store and much better menu and white wine list"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Menu sounded great but food served was mediocore. Chef prepared Italian meats were excessively fatty. Duck breast entre was tough. Would not waste my time and money here with so many other great restaurants in Philly"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We have been to the Moshulu on a few occasions and always find it a wonderful place to dine. The staff are attentive and friendly without being invasive"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We ordered the filet nice and thick absolutely no flavor at all bland and dry at medium rare. The asparagus was ok and not hot. Very Fine dinning prices for a non fine dinning service and food. Service wait staff average.also if you sit by a window it's freezing cold as blowing full force."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Scallops were amazing and melt-in-your-mouth, this new menu has a lot to offer. We initially ordered the salmon ceviche tostada app and found that the flavors did not mesh well, so we switched it out for the calamari, which fared a little better. The main dining room was closed off for an event, so we were seated in an area where the tables were on a slant and it detracted from our experience. The hostesses seemed confused and inexperienced, and our waitress was very pleasant, although she gave us our entrees not even a minute after the appetizer hit the table. We actually ended up eating the appetizer last. All in all, food was excellent as always but the service seemed rushed and perhaps staff was not prepared for that night's volume."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Took my wife here on our wedding night. Left a special request to give us a romantic table and told them it was our wedding night. We ended up getting seated next to the bar where it was very loud and in the middle of the floor where the table was uneven. The food was adequate but considering that this was "fine dining" I thought it would be better. I would consider the food at legal sea foods to be much better. I wouldn't go back again and would not recommend telling my friends to go here."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Dinner and service were great...Sushi, Salmon & Halibut were all PERFECT. Price matched the quality. Our server was sweet and helpful. The view, complete with 4th of July fireworks over the river was as good as it gets. My only negative comment is with that hostess. We were up on the deck with our Open Table ap open trying to figure out where to eat. OT showed Moshulu had 8,8:30,9:00 availability. Around 8:00, I decided to save the restaurant $2 by booking at the desk rather than through OT. I told her we were having drinks upstairs and we'd be back at 8:30 for dinner..."well, we are fully committed tonight". Empty!! So I booked it through OT and showed back up at 8:30 for my reservation. And I got my 1000 pts. Talk to her management!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The ship is really nice and is a unique setting for brunch. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our meal but being a couple that goes out all the time, I think it just wasn't the knock your socks off experience we always look for. There are many places that serve brunch and Moshulu is a good option for the straight forward brunch that you would expect...bottomless mimosas, carving station, omelet station, mini waffles and an assortment of lunch/dinner entree options. Food was good and everyone was very nice. At $39.99 a person it is a good bargain since I have paid much more at other places. I think the ship setting made it special for us even though parking was $15, I don't want to sound like a complainer...it was a good meal."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This was my first time at Moshulu. A friend treated me for my birthday. It was outstanding!! Didn't taste anything I didn't like. And I'm picky. And the surprise birthday treat at the end was the icing on the cake. Sherbert was perfect for an after dinner treat. Will definately be back!!!!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Had an awesome dinner and the table and the request i put in for a table on the river with a window was fulfilled. Couldn't have been any better."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It was a great find for us foodies. The wait for our table was almost 20 min which was not good for our group of 6 with a hungry toddler. We sat at a table that had 2 of us staring into a table less than 1 feet away and at a couple that was celebrating a spl occassion ;) it was awkward for most of the evening but the food and the wine and the cocktail were worth the wait and the seating discomfort. Would i come back... Yes but will book a river front table in adv. the crab cake, quails and burger, complimentary bread rolls were great. Would have liked the food to come out faster and warmer. I would also like a little more friendly people waiting on the tables. The 'i am doing my job,i am doing it well' kind of look was unappetizing for me."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great experience, terrific updated menu! Swordfish was fantastic-highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "A friend of mine has always raved about the Moshulu so I finally made a reservation to see what all the hype was about and boy was I blown away! The food, service, ambiance and wine selection were outstanding! I'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful time at Moshulu celebrating his birthday. I stumbled across it online and decided to take a chance based on the unique setting. I as pleasantly surprised as the food and ambience far exceeded my expectations. This is not your average date night out! It was such a fun change for us and we will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "What a great experience we had at the Moshulu! My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and we had a gift certificate. We had a drink at the bar upon arrival. Their bar is outstanding and you can even eat here, if you choose. We were seated by a window and had a fantastic view of the river. The food was amazing! We had the oysters on a half shell and sushi to start. Both outstanding. My husband had the surf&turf special - nice size fillet and a 1.5lb lobster. I had the lamb, which was delicious. We both had dessert...creme brule with caramelized bananas and a berry sundae, which came in its own mason jar. I will be returning very soon to eat at the bar. We want to try their burger. This is a great special occasion restaurant."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • " Sunday brunch on the Delaware River was great. Great ambience. We were a party of five--three adults and two children--6 and 12. The extensive buffet had items to please everyone. Would return for brunch next time we are in Philadelphia."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I loved this place so much. from the food, to the service, to the experience, Moshulu was absolutely perfect. highly recommend!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This was my third time here from upstate NY and have loved it every time; excellent menu selection, preparation, presentation and service!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I love this place, and have for years, altho I haven't been here for dinner in some time. The food was great, our waiter was great, the view was great... the only thing that wasn't great was the bar on the top deck. We arrived early to have a drink and soak up some sun and fresh air and the great view. The bar was ... eh. The tables were dirty. There was no waitress service. The wine was really good, but it could have been sooooo great. It was ok. I don't get how such a great venue isn't maximized to its potential.. ??"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had dinner here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were welcomed with a card and complimentary champagne for a private toast. Service and food were great and the view of the river was nice too!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It was our one year anniversary since my boyfriend and I met. We visited a lot of upscale restaurants in NYC, so we are very particular about great food, service and ambiance. The experience we had in Moshulu it was the best experience we ever had! Thank you for outstanding service, delicious fresh food, great time! Looking forward to the next visit!!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My daughter chose the Moshulu for her Graduation dinner celebration. We had a small group with huge appetites and a picky grandmother. We fully enjoyed the dinner. The filet mignon and lobster were amazing. Perfectly and tastefully cooked. We ordered the banana Creme burlee and it was out of this world. Ther service was perfect except I ordered a Cosmopolitan and the cocktail server forget to serve it. Once, it did arrive it was WOW! Thank you Moshulu for. A great dinner and wonderful experience. Perfect Graduation dinner for a special Graduate."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated out anniversary here. The staff was wonderful and even had a surprise for us at the end of our meal!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My wife and I had a great time. The food and service was great ! We will be back soon !"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Thought this would be a tourist spot. Every dish was "WOW". I will return for special occasions,etc. The views of the Delaware River were a bonus. We were there for a graduation from college. The Waiter brought the Graduate a glass of champaigne and a special dessert. My newest favorite spot!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Crab cakes are great! No peppers and no filler! :-) Scallops were THE BEST! and the shrimp tempura sushi great! … AMAZING, was the lemon ricotta cheesecake!!!!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Not thrilled with somewhat limited lunch menu. We were a group of 10 sitting next to another group with a guy who had a cough and sounded like he was going to spit up a lung. We asked to move away but they could only move us one table away. Made the experience unenjoyable. But food was good. Not great but good. Will have to think hard about returning with so many other choices."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My quail was too dry, my husbands pork chop special was a bit raw, my dads lamb chop was very rare and rare again after we sent it back, my moms veal was average- i would say you are paying for a touristy location and not much else will not go back"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We had an outstanding dinner and evening at the Moshulu. They knew it was our anniversary and brought us Champagne and sweets....on the house! Our waiter was very attentive but we did not feel rushed in any way. We will save this place for our "special" dinners."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I have always enjoyed my meals at the Moshulu. This visit however the dish I got was not good. I had to return it. The manager agreed with me about he dish. It was the pasta with crab. The dish contained mushrooms. There were so many mushrooms it over powered the taste of the pasta and crab."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The food was good portions are not large and it is a bit expensive. We were there for a special occassion and I expected to pay a little more. It was convenient and decent but it will not be a weekly restaurant place for me. Overall the food and experience was good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We've been to Moshulu before and we really liked e everything. This time it was buffet only and we were disappointed in the food. I didn't feel the quality was worth the price."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Unique, quiet and romantic enviroment on an historic sailing vessel. The food was very good and the service was attentive. They were out of the wine we selected and offered alternatives. Overall it was a good experience."
    Dined on 6/7/2014