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
307 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (224)special occasion (222)romantic (208)fit for foodies (80)notable wine list (70)good for groups (65)great for brunch (64)great for lunch (46)great for outdoor dining (46)neighborhood gem (43)late-night find (21)hot spot (20)kid-friendly (12)vibrant bar scene (7)Show More
  • Great as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Loved it... always do. Just a little disappointed that the "chocolate" fountain was taken away for Sunday Brunch. :( I loved that thing! Also, our server Lark was a gem! She was on top of things and always attentive to our needs! She needs to be cloned! Wish more restaurants had servers like her.... :) We will definitely ask for her for all our future visits. Awesome young lady!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Menu Options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We've been to Moshulu many times for brunch and have always enjoyed it. This time was no different, however, they have changed their menu presentation. Unlimited champagne included in the price used to be a great draw for us. The price for brunch has been lowered and a $12 charge for unlimited champagne has been offered. I understand that some people do not drink, but the 'unlimited champagne brunch' was a great hook. Also changed was that the entree items are on the brunch floor instead of being special ordered (except omelets). The entree selections used to be more gourmet. Now they are basically carved beef and salmon - very nice but mundane. We'll still go, but really loved the way it used to be. Also, $15 for parking is too much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, poor atmosphere
    heidiss
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I was very impressed with the food we ate at Moshulu. However, with an 8 pm reservation and still not seated at 8:20, I was disappointed in the service. Once seated -- at an extra large round table -- with 5 of us it was difficult to have a conversation because of how loud it was in the dining room. I might go back, but only if we're able to sit outside.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The overall experience was good but not too exiting. The service was not reflecting the high priced level. Our waitress spilled a glass of Champlain entirely over my daughter Of course she apologized but that was it. I would have expected the Manager to show up and to give us a kind of special treat, but that was it I found this a little poor but did not want to be the one to get this young girl fired. However a little overrated after all but still a nice place to go for a different experience. The food was good
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Devildog1775
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    First time dining here and it was amazing. The food was excellent, our server was on point with everything and very friendly. I definitely recommend this place to others and also looking forward to going back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a good time
    MPCCAQ
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Had a good time with family. Loved the place and the food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was just ok.
    kaboom
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I took my wife here to celebrate our new marriage. We were seated quickly in a quiet spot towards the back, with a window seat. Our server was fairly quick, and nice. The ambiance was ok, not what I thought it would be. There was a party or two upstairs, so music could he heard. That took away from the intimate setting we were looking for. The food was good, just not what we expected. It didn't sweep us off our feet like we imagined. In the middle of our dinner, they sat a large party next to us. This party was really loud, so that took away even more from our celebration. Overall, the Moshulu was just an ok experience, but I would recommend it to friends. I will try it again one day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It has been along time since me and my wife had dinner at your establishment it was our anniversary and you didn't disappoint waiter was friendly food was good and waiter recognized it was our anniversary and brought out a nice happy anniversary plate at the end of our meal what a nice touch
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New favorite restaurant
    PieLife
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Booked a 5:00 reservation on a Saturday for my boyfriends birthday (5:00 because I knew he would be antsy all day to see this surprise place I was taking him to and didn't want to make him wait too long) Food was amazing service was great the ambience is wonderful. Yes the boat is old so everything in it is old but that's what you expect walking into a ship from 1904! I got the scallops & gnocchi and the plate was small (as expected from any high end restaurant) it was very tasteful. He got the swordfish which neither of us have ever tried swordfish and it was amazing!! The ONLY downfall was we went there at 4 hoping to enjoy the rooftop bar for a whole before dinner and it was closed due to a wedding. Definitely recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, 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.
  • How is the food actually good?
    mafalzon
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Places this breathtaking, simply put, don't need good food or competitive prices. They have the visuals that make up for it. Moshulu breaks the mold, for some reason, in that the food is absolutely worth while. If this was a hole-in-the wall place it'd still be worth going to. I never though this would be a place that I would come back to even for more casual meals. Very impressed with the Calamari (one of the best I've had) and the Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake. Prices are also not over inflated. So long as their Chef sticks around, I will be returning to this place often when I am in the PHL area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice
    Janice
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had a nice lunch at Moshulu, but service wasn't the best. It took about an hour to get our entrees. Luckily there were some yummy warm rolls to munch on while we waited. The food was good, but we didn't see much of our server throughout the whole time we were there. We had requested she give us two checks when we first ordered, but she forgot and just brought one at the end of our meal. Now the only male in our group felt obligated to pay the total bill. This was really embarrassing. She reluctantly took back the bill, but came back with three separate checks. I don't know what she was thinking. Bottomline, the food and atmosphere were very good at the Moshulu, but service was definitely disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Fun
    FunnyED
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My wife has been wanting to go here for some time now and I finally took her on her Birthday, which turned out to be the perfect surprise. The hostess and wait-staff were incredibly attentive to any and all of our needs. They had a birthday card for my wife in her menu right at the start. The food was AMAZING! We ordered calamari as an appetizer with flavored squid ink garnish - very different and fun. Our entrees were scallops and swordfish and were fantastically cooked. The swordfish was melt-in-your-mouth tender! We skipped desert and alcohol as I had other plans for us, but they threw in a beautiful chocolate tray as complimentary desert! My wife couldn't have been happier. Very classy, very delicious, and right on the waterfront!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Subpar dining experience.
    JasonleeskinnerVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Place is old & outdated. The service was slow & uninterested in being there. The food was mediocre at best. I wanted to try something different for our anniversary but I was sorry we did. We will not return!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great food, came out very quickly. Always a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    foodie123
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My boyfriend and I came here for his birthday and we honestly couldn't have been more blown away by the ambiance, food, and service. Our server Andrew, made us feel really special on a very special day. It was an absolutely outstanding experience. We'll most definitely be back to dine at the Moshulu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch
    kt360
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Possibly the best brunch I've ever had. Considering the fact that it's on an old ship with a great view and priced fairly, this brunch is second to none.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    JayCod01
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I had high hopes since the restaurant got such good ratings but it was a disappointment. Everything was average and there was not anything special about our experience or our meals. We got the Foie Gras and raw oysters as our appetizers but we have had much better elsewhere. My wife got the lamb for her entree and it was a little bit fatty and I got the swordfish which just tasted like any other piece of fish I have had. We shared the lemon cheesecake for dessert which was the highlight of the meal. We had a window seat so we had a niece view of Penn's Landing at least. Overall it was a very expensive meal to just get a mediocre dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    KTfromDurango
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My husband and I were in Philadelphia for a conference. Because our 32nd anniversary coincided with our visit, we decided to celebrate in style. I made reservations at The Moshulu and we weren't disappointed. They treated us to complementary champagne, a lovely card, and a special dessert. The food was very good and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • not disappointed
    briguy
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Friendly staff. Quality food. Nice setting. Great for pics afterwards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So So Brunch Selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The service was excellent and attentive, the setting attractive. The variety of offerings was adequate, but the quality of food was merely average, and of course it is an all you can eat buffet. It's an OK place to go with a group when you want a special setting in Philadelphia.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Sunday afternoon
    Ilove2eat
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Stopped by for Sunday brunch to see the piano player (20's 30's tunes). Food was fair, notable was the salmon perfectly not overlooked (not an easy thing for a buffet). Service a bit slow even though not terribly packed. piano player was the best part.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, great service
    Smc136
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was good, had filet mignon, and boyfriend had crabcake, but very expensive for ok food (nothing that blew us away). Service was absolutely great, very attentive, quick with the food and drinks. The ambiance was nice for a date or special occasion, wish we could have sat on the side facing the river but still nice. Dress code was definitely nicer than we thought reading some of the other reviews. Overall very good, just a bit on the expensive side.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Chanbyrd
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our group had a wonderful time. The food was great and the service was excellent. I am looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10th wedding anniversary dinner
    10thAnniversaryBliss
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    From the moment we walked in till we left, the service was excellent. The food was DELICIOUS!!! Beginning with the chefs complimentary appetizer of peppered hummus to the appetizer, then dinner and lastly dessert. There was not one thing I did not like. I give it 2 thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Snobs
    imnobody
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Besides the people around us complaining about every little thing. It was a good experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    PhotoSteve
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great food. Great service. Perfect atmosphere. This place NEVER disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday At Mushulu
    WhitneyPart1
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went with new girlfriend, her son, and a friend. Menu, as always, impressive and excellent. VERY minor disappointment that the first two wine selections were not available. She had oysters and the Calabreese for appetizer and lobster for dinner; raved the whole time. It was my birthday - a secret I did not want to reveal, but someone called you and you had a card waiting at the table, gave me a glass of champagne, and a special plate with chocolate (Thank you!). Toured the ship and took tons of pictures (she is a published photographer). Thank you.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for anniversary dinner
    Anniversary
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My husband and I chose Moshulu for our 29th wedding anniversary celebration. The setting was perfect. We wanted peaceful. That is was. We were seated by a window so we could see the water and boating activities. The food was all right. When we visit again, we will try something else. What we did not do, though, was to ask about the items that we ordered. The shrimp roll skewers were great. We ordered the rack of lamb and duck. We will not order those again. Our server, Cordell, was observant, available and warm. Overall, our visit was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful atmosphere!
    Iwasonaboat
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    It was beautiful inside and perfect for our anniversary! The food wasn't exactly my favorite, but out waitress was lovely and affable. She even gave us a plate that said "happy anniversary" written In chocolate which was adorable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mushulu Sunday buffet brunch
    cktchr
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I was at the Moshulu for their Sunday buffet brunch in April (2014). It was delightful. Due to the time of year, it wasn't crowded, which is always a plus. The food choices were numerous and varied. When I went again in August, I wasn't as impressed. There were less food choices, omelets were now special order and at an additional cost, and they ran out of foods. Mind you, they were very busy, but I still feel they should have enough replenishment of ALL offerings up until the brunch hours are over. (2:30) They had a piano player this time, who was very good, but personally I found it overbearing. One thing for sure, the service was once again impeccable. Overall, I still recommend The Moshulu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Brunch was quite unimpressive. The food was seemed thrown together with little care, the fish was dry, the vegetables mushy, and they ran out of beef to carve. The positives were, the young man carving was very sweet, our server was great and the piano player was fantastic!!!! I did not try the desert as my appetite did not allow.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Geat brunch!!
    Jessie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Changed the menu up a little but we still loved it!! Great brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable
    PhillyNative
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was outrageous. Everything we ordered came out absolutely perfect. The service was fantastic although once the meal was over, we waited quite a while for the check. No complaints here though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    Mike
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Overall my mom and I had a nice dinner. The restaurant is very nice with a nice view looking at the Delaware river. My mother enjoyed her dinner, she had the sea scallops. But mine was fresh but would not recommend it. Start I had the steak tartar which had too many onions over powered the whole dish. For the main course I had the halibut. The dish is called a halibut BLT. Which does not go! The fish was dry. The tomato was to overpowering for the dish. And it had cooked lettuce as well.
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    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • extra effort
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I took my daughter there before the One Direction concert, and although chicken fingers were not on the menu at the bar, they made them for her, and it made the day extra special for her. Great staff great food great scenery
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food was great here, I am not sure that it's totally worth the price but you're paying a premium for the location. Sushi rolls were excellent, Wasabi was great, grilled Octopos was good put I would have cooked it differently, ceaser salad ok needs greener lettuce for the price, lobster bisque very good, veal was good but not fancy, its just breaded veal, my duck breast was good and the sauce was perfect, the burger was excellent! We were too full for desert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • going away dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My family and I had a delicious meal and the scenic views were amazing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    eatingout8024
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Expensive place, but good food, historical atmosphere, and amazing service. The food was really good, but not quite worth the prices charged. How many times do you get to be on a ship that was built in 1904 and has been around the horn of Africa 50+ times though? Our waitress was awesome and when she heard we were visiting Philly for the first time, she had the chef make a dessert with 4 small sorbet cups and 'Welcome to Philadelphia' written in chocolate on the plate for us for no charge! Our girls loved it! She made our night. :)
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Not a fan of the $15 private parking I called in advance and informed the hostess it was my fiancee's birthday. I would think we would at least get a decent table, not crammed next to another couple. Service was fine. Food was okay. A bit overpriced in my opinion. I guess you are paying $$$ for dining in a big boat on the Delaware River.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • readytodineVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My husband I and have dined at the Moshulu many times and have enjoyed each one. For our most recent visit, I made reservations for my husband's birthday through Open Table. I noted in the special comments field that we would be celebrating his birthday. I cited his name and asked that his dessert plate be decorated with a birthday wish. We were seated by a window with a great view of the waterfront. When my husband opened his menu, he found a personalized birthday card from the Moshulu. Our meals and wine were fabulous...and on his dessert plate, Happy Birthday was written in chocolate. The waitstaff was attentive and pleasant. I would definitely recommend the Moshulu for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.