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
304 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (219)special occasion (218)romantic (207)fit for foodies (90)notable wine list (78)good for groups (61)great for brunch (54)neighborhood gem (46)great for outdoor dining (43)great for lunch (42)late-night find (23)hot spot (16)kid-friendly (12)vibrant bar scene (8)Show More
  • Great for special occasion
    AEL90
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Service was top notch, food was very good. I would save this place for a special occasion as it can get pricey. The dress code is not as fancy as I thought. People were there in regular clothes. The old boat is very cool!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but...
    Excellente
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The experience was wonderful. Our first anniversary. I would of given it outstanding but for: made reservations for 5 didn't get seated until 5:20 tables not ready and the dessert menu was incorrect. On a personal note, for the price you would think there would be a dress code.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service but . . .
    TwoFoodies
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    When we arrived at Moshulu, they were not ready. We had to wait 20 minutes before they could take us in. Wasn't too thrilled with that. So we decided to go to the outside bar. One of the main drinks on their menu they didn't have. A little disappointing, but ok. We ordered drinks and thought we would take it back to one of the tables. The tables were filthy. So we headed back to the bar. Once they were ready for us, we then headed to our seats. One of the things on their main menu, they were all out of (how when the restaurant had just opened). We ordered our food, which was good, not great, but good. We were very happy with our server. When it was time to order dessert, one featured item was not available. So, it was good, but not great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Brunch
    JudePaz
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We visited this restaurant on a Sunday and enjoyed a fabulous brunch. There was a large variety of excellent food. The desserts were excellent (crème brulee, chocolate fountain, cheesecake, cookies). There was also a beef and salmon carving stations. I would highly recommend this brunch for a special occasion. Our server was very attentive and full of information about the ship and Philadelphia.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed our dinner
    jtownmom
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I recently made a reservation for my husband and myself for a Saturday night dinner, primarily because we needed to be in the area to give a child a ride home after a concert in the area. We had a drink on the top deck, and the view was lovely. We are in our 50's and I noted that most of the patrons were 40+. It did not strike me as a place for younger people to have a date night. We were seated timely for our 9:00 reservation, and we ordered from the restaurant week menu. The food was good, attractively presented, and would have been a bit overpriced, if not for the promotion. Our server was attentive and pleasant. I noted that there were no wait staff at the deck bar-had to go to the bar to order.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very romantic
    Rich
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is a great place to take a date. They have a great wine selection and the food is absolutely amazing. A little on the pricey side but it's worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprisingly Good!
    AmandaBVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our first visit to Moshulu & we were prepared for the standard tourist trap of beautiful setting & mediocre food. We took the opportunity of a restaurant week deal to try it out. We were pleasantly surprised to find the food excellent. Everything we had was very tasty and obviously high quality. The portions were generous. The ship itself is fantastic, but the ambiance is a little confusing. It looks and feels like a fine dining restaurant, but very few people were dressed up. In fact, I would say that the majority were dressed down! The service was excellent - thanks Andrew! All in all we had a very enjoyable meal and think that it would be a good place to bring out of town visitors. Parking is $15 - park on Dock or Front St.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Anniversary
    WorldTraveler
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had Anniversary dinner here, they made it very special with complimentary champagne and a lovely little card to commemorate the night. Waiter was exceptional and the whole evening was memorable. Beautiful décor, good food, unique experience. Highly recommend for romantic occasions!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Birthday Dinner
    Nancy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went for my daughters' 25th birthday with their friends and enjoyed everything except the parking. Rather annoyed that we had to pay to park after spending $500 on dinner. They should deduct the parking fee for people who buy dinners.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining on a Ship
    ilehnertVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food and the ambiance were great. We went for Night Out Restaurant Week - a 3-course prix fixe menu at $35. Otherwise, Moshulu is a bit pricey for frequent dining - but it's a great destination for special occasion. They have a great outdoor bar - but they do not serve their food outside, which is regrettable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We all did the restaurant week lunch menu. Great choices and the food was delicious. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oh la, la, love!
    Ashley
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was my first time going to the Moshulu; I took my family out for a nice dinner. I have some food allergies, but that was not a problem. Most of the items on the menu were, or could be made, gluten free. It was a nice setting for adults, but a little dim inside. Our server was fairly decent and most of the staff was very friendly, but we did wait quite awhile for our food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sub par food
    GaryD
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was a big let down. Over cooked, over salted and over sauced. I was a bit embarrassed and did not want to complain, nor did I intend to write a review....but I cant stop thinking about the money we spent and how dissatisfying the meal was. The service was a different story, well mannered, intelligent and pleasant. I would not return unless for drinks on the deck.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great ambiance outside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went for a restaurant week special hoping to be able to sit outside on the deck. Unfortunately they weren't serving dinner outside so we ate downstairs - which was very cozy and romantic. But it was a perfect night to be outside so it would have been even better to enjoy the view from the top of the deck. The food was just fair - we each had ordered the Tandoori Mahi Mahi and it was a little bit overcooked, as was the couscous. The service was excellent, the wine selection was excellent (but expensive) by the bottle, not much of a beer selection. Overall, the food was just fair - it would be way overpriced going without the special. We would go back again for drinks and a snack if we could sit outside on a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A secret to securing reservations
    Lovephilly
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We called the restaurant directly for reservations and were told there were no tables available. It was a Thursday night but it was restaurant week. I went on Open Table and was able to secure reservations for our preferred time. The menu has a nice selection - even my sushi was very good - and the waterfront on a beautiful summer evening is a special treat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Restaurant Week choice
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Can't say enough good things about our Restaurant Week dinner - Absolutely delicious food with beautiful presentation and excellent service. I ordered the salmon entree which was awesome! Add Moshulu to your list of restaurants. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Serge
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Everything was over the top. We really enjoyed the friendly and thoughtful service. We will be back!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Date Night Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Lovely atmosphere coupled with an amazing view. Enjoyed a great restaurant week menu with well made cocktails. Would recommend to anyone looking for an escape from the typical city restaurant vibe, but yet still close enough to all your favorite locations.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The top deck was closed. The reason we went to Moshulu was for cocktails and dinner on the top deck. Food and drinks expensive. The calamari appetizer was dry. No happy hour like most all other Philly restaurants.
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  • Inconsistent Food and Service
    tootsieVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My husband really enjoyed his appetizer and his dessert, but he found his entrée lacking in taste. My entrée was quite good. As for service, our waiter was pleasant, but he did not clear the crumbs after the entrees were removed, and he delivered one incorrect dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Time
    Whjnlp
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was good, we had the duck and salmon and both were excellent. They have a very good wine selection. A unique venue that was fun with a great history. The staff was attentive and fast.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NickVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Superb lunch menu, either lite or a full meal, either way....still superb. Had guests along and they were very much impressed. No doubt they will return as well. Thank you;.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome View
    Funfoodie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    An early dinner with family. The food was pretty good but the atmosphere and the view sealed the deal!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moms birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion. Amazing history and spectacular view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday celebration
    29bdaybash
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    AWESOME FOOD GREAT SERVICE WAS A GREAT TIME BY ALL 6 OF US
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Brunch
    Ummi
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Should have sparling cider or juoce for non drinkers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat!
    Sandy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We take a special trip from the suburbs to dine at our favorite restaurant. We were seated quickly, and the view, service and food were spectacular as always. Can't wait to go back. The service is always consistently excellent! Thank you Moshulu!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great atmosphere, okay food. I had the salmon which was very good and my husband had the pasta which was very bland. But the atmosphere is nice and the view is beautiful. A needed night out for us both .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sophisticated Dining
    wijnwisj
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The Moshulu dining room was elegant, the food was classy. We went with friends for a Restaurant Week $35 3 course meal, nd everyone's dinner was delicious - although the crab pasta dish was a bit salty. The service was excellent - friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The topside bar is gorgeous for a drink before dinner, although the service was slow and spotty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Moshulu Dining Experience
    Maria123
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    There is an outstanding romantic evening of delicious food and ambience that awaits you at The Moshulu in Phila pa and our Server Andrew was delightful and very easy to talk with. Please put the Moshulu on your list for brunch with Family and Friends and/or dinner with your significant other. You will be amazed at your experience!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch is Great - Lunch so/so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I ususally go to the Moshulu for brunch and have always been very satisified; I always recommend it. This visit was for lunch, and I'm not sure if our server was new to serving, or was just in a hurry, but it seemed like we received all of our food at once. No time in between courses to savor and enjoy. We ordered coffee with dessert and were never offered a refill. In the future, I will just stick with brunch because I know that is good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous
    Thecollegediner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    As two broke college students, my boyfriend and I would not normal choose to go to a place like this unless it was for a special occasion so we jumped and the chance to fine there with their restaurant week fixed menu. We absolutely love the place, the waitstaff were extremely courteous and attentive and the food was to die for. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone looking for a romantic spot with a great view of the river.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Ilovefood
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was unbelievable and William was the best waiter we have ever had
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RandyVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great food. Lousy service. Took 15 min to bring over water. Food was truly exceptional. Ambiance is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • awful
    gweno
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    VERY disappointed. quality of food was VERY poor. presentation of food was VERY poor. calamari app was served in a coffee cup - no plate. fish and pasta entrees were awful. somalier tried to make our experience better. would not return except for bongo deck/drinks.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth the Visit
    Bellagirl
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I'm glad I tried Moshulu, but it didn't necessarily knock my socks off. The service was fantastic beginning to end and although it was raining the ambience was wonderful. I guess I was expecting more from the meal and it was just ok. One odd thing was we ordered a side dish of crab meat & it was warm not cold. Note to self .... Ask more questions of the server and don't assume because every other restaurant serves it cold they would as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Hospitality
    Hank
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    From start to finish we were treated like royalty. The bar staff kept us laughing while waiting for our table. Once seated our server Andrew blew us away. Very cool place to dine, we will def be back!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Needs a remodel
    luv2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Visited here during the Waterfront Restaurant week at lunchtime, arrived on time but still had to wait 10 minutes to be seated and wasn't that buzy. When seated we were seated with a waterview table, but the A/C was on high and you needed a winter coat on it was that cold, I haven't been here in years and it smelled musty and damp and the dining room area is in need of a total makeover. The restaurant week lunch menu was a wide variety of items and I had started out with a Ceaser salad (why roasted peppers are on it) and a Burger as my entree. All summed up it was worth the cost of $20.00. Hope to see some improvements made for a return trip to happen
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  • charming waterfront spot
    Mcpoppy
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    An icon on the waterfront at Penn's Landing, Moshulu was a welcoming restaurant to meet our friends for lunch. The noise level was low so we could chat comfortably. The waiter was excellent and the ambiance was warm and friendly. Food was very good. The historic nature of an old ship gave it that romantic flair. All in all, it was a memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice mix of food & atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This is a very interesting place. The ship is quite interesting and the dining room is well done. The food is good but nothing spectacular. Everything that we ordered (Wedge Salad, Tuna Tartare, Lamb Chop/Belly, Scallops) tasted good and has some odd things about it. For instance, I had the scallops which came with Porcini Chive Gnocchi. the gnocchi were delicious but confused by chunks of potatoes on the plate. The sauce was a truffle broth which didn't have much of a truffle flavor. My wife's Tuna Tartare was also good but it was drowned in a soy-based sauce that just overpowered the tuna. I am glad we tried it but I am not sure that I would return.
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