Moshulu
Moshulu

Moshulu

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.moshulu.com/
  • Phone: 2159232500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Monday - Saturday 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM

    Sunday Brunch 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

    Dinner
    Monday - Thursday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Friday - Saturday 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    Sunday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, American, Contemporary American
  • 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
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  • Special Events: 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Moshulu reviews from OpenTable diners
302 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (218)special occasion (217)romantic (202)fit for foodies (88)notable wine list (79)good for groups (60)great for brunch (55)neighborhood gem (48)great for outdoor dining (43)great for lunch (41)late-night find (24)hot spot (14)kid-friendly (11)vibrant bar scene (8)Show More
  • I'm on a Boat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Everybody look at me cause I'm sailing on a boat. Great food, great ambiance, service was terrific although the waiter seemed busy even though it was a pretty slow Tuesday night. Nonetheless, we had a great time celebrating.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Lemon Dessert!
    NewZagats2VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    That dessert keeps bringing us BACK!! That is HOW good it is!!!!… Their food is great too! … But that dessert makes us crave to come back!! GOOO!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • moshulu
    Gerald
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Outstanding service, fantasticly delectable dining, great views, & awesome ambiance. A must see / must do experience for Philadelphia.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I took my girlfriend out for her birthday. The food was outstanding and the service was a cut above the rest. Definitely a special occasion destination.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    THE FOOD WAS GOOD ALTHOUGH THE PORTIONS WERE EXTREMELY SMALL FOR THE PRICE. THERE WAS NO LIGHTING GOING DOWN THE STEPS WHEN LEAVING THE MOSHULU. THE STEPS ARE METAL AND THANK GOD IT WASN'T RAINING. THEY ARE VERY DANGEROUS AND SHOULD BE REPORTED. MY WIFE AND I ARE 68 YEARS OLD AND SUBJECT TO FALLING AND POSSIBLY BREAKING A HIP.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great spot for a special lunch. Great setting. Very good food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Historic and Breathtaking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I am 29 years old, and finally dinned at the Moshulu. For me it has been a long anticipated visit, since the last time I was there I was unborn, Quite literally. My parents dined their back in 1985 when they learned at the doctors office they were having twins, and went their that night 29 years ago to celebrate the joyous news. Finally I made my own trip marking success in love and life on my anniversary with my beloved. Food was spectacular, the cheese plate was life changing, and overall I can not wait to return again like a sea turtle returning to the beach it was born. Well done Moshulu, you are as breath taking and timeless as I have always known you to be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    funinPhiladelphia
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We had Moshulu recommended by several friends and weren't disappointed. The service was prompt and attentive. The food was very good. The presentation was also good. The ambience of being on a four masted ship floating on the Delaware River was all we had hoped for.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jrfamilydining
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Exceptional service, meal and presentation. . .engaging service, but not overdone. . .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I enjoyed it
    wickedwonderland
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The champagne is no longer included, should have called first. They ran out of prime rib, it goes fast they say. Overall it was very tasty and the staff was amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Icing on the Cake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Not only was the food delicious…we especially loved the Eggs Benedict, Smoked Salmon, Prime Rib and Lobster Bisque, the service was the icing on the cake. Speaking of cake, the dessert table was to die for especially the Creme Brûlée We certainly will be back for another special occasion. Our daughter, Ariel treated me for my birthday, and what a treat it was looking out onto the water while the piano played. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Profile
    mommafrica
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This place truly deserves 5* except for the fact that I'm a vegetarian of which shows on my profile and my Halibut was served with bacon. Because we went late it would have taken longer to recook another meal. The bacon was removed of course but its not supposed to touch the rest of any of the food. The waiter was reminded of this of which he joked: just push it to the side and no problem. Not funny because it is a problem. Must fast now from 3-5 days to clean out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing deserts!
    1NewZagatsGuideVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The lemon dessert is the BEST and so is this bartender, Josiah!! … Kind soul! We came just for both reasons!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First wedding anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I wanted to celebrate our first anniversary at a unique and romantic location. The food and service was just wonderful. I would highly recommend the tuna tartare. Our table was next to a window and we even had a wonderful view of the fireworks! It was a truly memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner
    CasualDiner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had a wonderful birthday dinner at Moshulu. The entrees were both excellent tasting, cooked to perfection, and hot. I had the bacon and blue cheese swordfish while my date had the haddock. The homemade honey butter was the perfect compliment for their dinner rolls. As an appropriate treat, the waiter brought a plate holding two truffles, a single candle and the words "Happy Birthday!" spelled out in chocolate drizzle to celebrate my date's birthday. No obnoxious singing by the wait staff. The only criticism, and it was very minor, was some confusion when we ordered our desserts. The waiter neglected to enter mine into the system and I had to wait several minutes for my dessert after my date's dessert arrived. Both were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moshulu
    Jenn
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Everything was delicious. Service was great, our server was attentive but not overbearing. The only downfall was that we forgot our leftovers and the parking attendant would not allow us to pull back into the parking lot to run in and grab them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional
    Hank
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We decided last minute to have a simple lunch at the Moshulu. We were treated like Royalty by their staff, and the food was just great! Our server, Rob, talked us into splitting a desert....Wow! Coconut pie the best! We def want to try dinner next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food Afloat
    Daxione
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    A really nice place to go enjoy very fine dining and excellent food. Right on the water front, with a graet view of the battleship New Jersey. Our waiter was excellent and on the spot everytime, which is very uncommon in this day and age of fast food and horrible service. Hats off to the Moshulu for keeping a high standard.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Treat!
    feegfamily
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The ambiance is hard to beat when dining on a historic schooner overlooking the Delaware River. The food and service has always been superb and the Sunday Brunch is no different. The live Jazz piano made it festive and a time to remember. Thanks Moshulu for never disappointing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Location
    Lwmcquade
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The setting is unique (genuine four masted sailing freighter) and the interior elegant. We visited for brunch and the food was excellent. Also have the run of the ship to check out and large horseshoe bars on each end which look like they would be awesome for a happy hour and to just grab a cocktail and relax on deck.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not What it Used to Be
    Lisa6796VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I were very excited to spend our 1 yr anniversary here, but the menu had totally changed. The prices stayed high, but the food was on par with an Applebees type restaurant. We missed our traditional steak and seafood fare that we loved. My husband used to say that he had the best steak of his life here. From the bread to the deserts, everything was sub-par and had weird flavor combinations. Putting guacamole and tortilla chips on a fancy steak? Seriously? I loved the mac and cheese side before, but now it's a $13 bowl of Velveeta and noodles. The wedding reception DJ upstairs making the ship shake with his bass was just an added bonus to a very disappointing evening.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food groupies
    food4me
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Very nice spot. On the pricey side but the food and service was excellent
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food in unusual setting
    BruceVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It's not often that you get to eat in an old sail powered cargo ship- definitely a unique experience. The food and service was very good. Unlike many restaurants today, we were also able to hear each other talk. Definitely would go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Moshulu hmmmmm!!!
    SteakLover
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This was my firs time visiting the Moshulu and I was not impressed besides the fact that I was eating on a ship with a vast amount of history. My fiancée returned her side twice, (The mac cheese and lobster and the asparagus). The burger I had was great cooked perfectly but that's what suppose to be done.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Celebration
    bldbeachVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We were a party of 5 family members celebrating Dad's 83rd birthday, and wanted a special treat. Dad doesn't get around so well anymore, but loves good food and the waterfront. Moshulu was the perfect choice, from our pre-dinner cocktails through dessert. Bartender, hostess and waitstaff were all kind, patient, knowledgable, and pleasantly attentive without being intrusive. We all enjoyed our evening and appreciated the delicious meal which was beautifully presented and the wonderful ambience of the ship.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • simple celebration
    rich
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My wife and I just wanted to celebrate without too much fanfare and preparation. We enjoyed ourselves, but the bill reflected our enjoyment. Make sure your wallet is full before you go.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Gem of Philadelphia
    JimandJo
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    What a great place full of old world charm of a bygone era. The service was just outstanding and the food just great. One always to be on your list for eating out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with wife in October 2014
    Wifebirthday
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I'll make this quick. -The bread, filet mignon, dessert, wine and mixed drinks were great. -The scallop dish sucked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long wait for entree
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    It was a busy Saturday night. Our drinks and appetizers were timely but we waited over 45 minutes for our entrees. The waitress was apologetic and very attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    Johnny5
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our second time dining at the Moshulu and it was better than the first time we went, awesome in every way. Happy 2nd Wedding Anniversary to us!!! See you soon
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    Ravi
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great place for a special occasion lunch. Just the right amount of choices in the menu and a great dessert and cocktail list.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Time!
    Splash3300
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I always enjoy going to te Moshulu. There's nothing like enjoying a great meal with a loved one! The wait staff is very friendly and has never disappointed me. Try the Tuna Burger!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reds
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I have been to the Moshulu multiple times. As time has progressed, the service has plummeted. This last visit is my final visit. The service was horrible. Sighting the waiter was like looking for the Yeti. In an upscale and pricey restaurant such as Moshulu, I expect the waiter to visit the table a couple of times during the meal. We had trouble even trying to flag him down. I could understand if the restaurant was busy but it definitely was not.
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  • Birthday Brunch
    Foodie82VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This was my first time dining for Moshulu's brunch buffet and it was excellent I plan to visit again for my birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Anniversary1
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was great the atmosphere was the waiter was great and my wife and I had such a great time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service
    Dave
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Just want to say that Rob our server made our 20th anniversary extra special, very good waiter! Food was excellent, nice romantic setting and the whole staff did things to make our night special!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food, Service and View was a 10
    Angela
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We celebrated an anniversary dinner at the Moshulu on Saturday night. Our server was outstanding and the food came out steaming hot and perfectly timed. Could not have asked for a better experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The service was excellent. My view however was not on one side of the ship all you see out the window is the parjing lot. The food was good the duck fiogras is to die for.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent All Around
    NickK
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had a great anniversary dinner last Thursday, even though we had a 5 o'clock reservation and had to leave no later than 6:15 to get to a Flyers Hockey game we were happy with the pace of the meal and our waitress was outstanding, food and atmosphere was fantanstic. Being able to order flower ahead of time for my table was a nice special touch I was able to add that my wife just loved.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shannon
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The Restuarant itself was very beautiful. The presentation of the food was good and it was delicious. I understand it was the "ambiance", but it was entirely too dark in there. We could not even read our menus. The bathroom was also very dark----a bit scary.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet