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
187 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (124)romantic (99)fit for foodies (94)notable wine list (71)neighborhood gem (35)good for groups (34)great for lunch (27)great for brunch (22)hot spot (19)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Late lunch
    RiccardoVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My wife & I work in town so I asked her for a lunch date. We tried Mooo and it was perfect. I went for the fixed price lunch. Lobster Bisque was AMAZING and the salmon was great! We were so full we decided to take the 3rd course (chocolate cake) home and have it with dinner.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Ordered a filet and the beef wellington and both were fantastic - cooked perfectly. Vegetable sides were very good. Caesar salad and heirloom tomatoes were also very good. Had the lemon pie for dessert. Service was outstanding. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Evening
    dinnerclub
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a celebratory meal that could not be beat. The food, service, presentation, service, wine etc. were all flawless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Surprisingly our waiter was not very friendly but provided professional service. the bread server/helper was superb and gave us a detailed description of how our marrow butter was prepared. He should have been our waiter!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First timer
    hapareps
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The calimari was fantastic. And for a seafood-eating Newporter, I feel I have a certain amount of ocean cred. Perfect amount of taste and no marinara. Just peppers. Delicious. I ordered the large $50.00 filet. I asked for it medium. I'd say it came out extra well. At that point, I probably should sent it back. But, having a great client discussion, I didn't want to do the whole, "no you go ahead and eat" thing while I chewed the ice in my drink. Plus, I'm a 'bacon extra crispy type' so I dove in. Just a bit too dry. Thankfully, I ordered a side of bernaise which saved the day. The staff was great. Very attentive, friendly, and gracious. Was just hoping to come on here and do cartwheels about my steak.
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  • Moooo....
    Murti
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    One of the best steaks I've ever had and I have been to all of the famous steak houses in NYC and this place is up to far and worth the hype!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Steak1
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The best fillet mignon ever. Their version of beef Wellington is creative and savory. Impeccable interior design.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Lobster omelette was spectacular. The banana bread complimentary was a nice touch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch
    NinaLVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    It was a pleasure to enjoy a leisurely brunch on a Sunday morning. The food was outstanding. Jeff Mercer was a wonderful server. Charming, knowledgeable and attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • torleafan
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Wonderful dining experience. Service/wait staff were incredibly courteous. Food was delectable!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and meal
    creeves84
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I'm not a person that leaves feedback normally- but this place deserves it! The moment that I arrived I was greeted with great service and felt like a valued customer. The steaks are great- perfectly done- attentive service (but not over done) and I thought reasonable price points for the city and quality. Watch the desert for two-its more like a desert for four. It was wonderful and I can't say enough good things about this spot.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great service and food!
    Aeg2
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We got referred by our concierge to Mooo and it was wonderful! Great service and great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't meat the expectations
    johnVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We've heard so much about Mooo that we decided to try it before the theatre. We arrived early and were seated reasonable quick considering the place was empty. The service was generally attentive without being pushy. We found the selection of apps & sides to be adequate although the broiled oysters did not come out hot. The steaks, one filet and one sirloin were "ok" nothing to write home about AT ALL. In general, nothing was properly seasoned. everything needed salt and pepper (which no one offered to provide). hence the self service pepper mill on the table i guess. I honestly have to day for a $250 dinner for two, my money would have been much better spent at Capital Grill, Ruth's Chris or even Abe & Louis.
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  • Mooo....
    Darkigod
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Excellent service, huge wine list. Great steaks! Better than some of the "BIG" name steak houses, but always good to support local businesses.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food (you pay for it!)
    LiveToEat
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food here was fantastic. The steak was done to perfection and the Beef Wellington was rich, satisfying, and cooked to order (no small task!). I'd recommend ordering one side dish for every two people (especially if you want an appetizer and/or dessert). The bone marrow appetizer felt a bit confused (well, maybe it was just me!): there was more breaded topping than marrow, and it was served alongside more bread, a thick (tasty!) wine reduction, and all atop a pile of salt. We'd have preferred a simpler dish focused more on the marrow, but it was delicious once we figured it all out! Service was phenomenal and ambiance/food make this the perfect spot for a romantic special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Dining @ moo
    Yumyum
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, foods was outstanding, fresh & very high quality. Knowledgeable staff. Interesting menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best meal I've ever had
    Cindy
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    This place was fantastic! Ordered bone marrow app and baked lobster. Out of the world! All of us had wonderful creative fresh food. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The staff at Mooo got us seated earlier than our reservation (after the show we saw got out early). They accomodated my every request, including menus without prices to make my parents more comfortable. They were helpful and acccomodating but did not hover. Damon and Carlos did a great job with our service. Every dish we had was great, but the chilled shrimp, New York Strip, Bananas Foster and the Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble were certainly the stars of the evening. We had a wonderful evening and will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I ordered my fillet well-done which I know is frowned upon, however, the chef manage to deliver a tender piece of meat. I will definitely return to Mooo.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a wonderful find! Love it.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Wow--what a wonderful find! It is now one of my favorite restaurants. Here's why: The ambiance is very relaxing, the chairs are very comfortable and have high backs, and the reception is very friendly and pleasant. The service was excellent, and the food was absolutely delicious! It was beautifully presented and the quantity was perfect. We had the Kobe dumplings and sirloin carpaccio for appetizers and the kale salad and Vermont salad as entrees. Because we had plans right after dinner, we couldn't eat a big meal, otherwise I would have tried one of the delicious sounding steaks on the menu. Next time, which will hopefully be very soon. I definitely recommend Mooo without hesitation and can't wait to go back myself!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Great food
    CharlestownJoVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We tried Mooo for the first time on Sunday for Brunch. Previous reviews where very complimentary about the quality of cooking and service. I have to say the food was excellent, my only comment was the Corned beef hash was very wet, unlike any I have tried before in that it lacked the intensity of being fried, there was a lot of stock. The corned beef it self was tasty. Not a complaint as the every Chef has the right to but their own interpretation to a dish , even a classic one as this. The service attentive and very pleasant. The bill was great value even with the 5 Mimosa's ( very refreshing) The live music was just right. My wife and I decided we would go back for dinner soon Excellent, high recommend this Restaurant.
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was great and the lunch special menu was Awesome! I would go again....
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    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still my favorite spot!
    JonPVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This may be my 5th or 6th time at Mooo... This time around it was for my 30th birthday and my girlfriend took me for dinner. As always the service was excellent and the food was superb. Each experience at Mooo... gets better and better and it was an outstanding dinner. Can't wait until the next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steaks & Apps
    RonPogi
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    One of the best steak restaurants in town. I tried the prime dry aged ribeye and it didn't disappoint. The spicy and sweet calamari is so heavenly. The staff are so nice and very helpful. A little noisy but not bothersome. I expected it because there were so many people dining and having good conversations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kidragtime
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Steaks were decent, but not outstanding. Since this is part of the XV Beacon Hotel, they really need to offer a kid's menu. Service was acceptable, and overall we had a pleasant experience.
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  • Mother-In-Law Approved
    BeenBunz
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My mother-in-law is extremely picky with food/service. But you know what!?!?!?!? She loved it or specifically she loved the Lobster Omlette. Must order!!! She couldn't stop raving about how much lobster you get. She finally gave in and spoke about how calm and relaxing and elegant the place looked.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Brunch
    SteelMagnolia
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I decided to take a group here as a last minute Father's Day celebration. The food was fabulous, with rave reviews for the lobster omelet. The wait staff was friendly and attentive and the live music added a touch of elegance. Although we found the noise level to be higher than expected, we enjoyed the experience. I can't wait to come back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant!
    FoodLover
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The service was the best I have had at a restaurant in a long time!! Super friendly and knowledgable staff!
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RichVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Ventures into the Beacon Hill area on the recommendation of the hotel concierge. Went for fixed-price lunch and, my goodness, what a pleasant surprise! All three courses were delicious and artistically presented - - - at the unbelievable price of $25. Service as benchmark quality. Ambiance - subdued elegance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Great Food, Ok Service
    Bosfood
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I had eaten lunch with a couple of people at Mooo before this large (10-person) dinner and had no issues with the service. At dinner, while the food, particularly the beef of various cuts, was excellent and commented excessively on by my guests, they also commented that our wait staff was a bit unfocused and missed a lot of attempts to get their attention for little things. As well, the staff did not explain certain unique items, such as the marrow-garlic-butter that was served with some of the dishes. I wish my comments could have all been as positive as about the quality of the food. Maybe next time.
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    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • overrated
    edccVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The staff was very duplicitous and quick to make amends. The food was either too fatty or the spinach was tasteless
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  • Steak Lovers Take Note
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    You will not leave hungry or disappointed after ordering any of their steaks. Don't miss the vegetable flight! The linguine and clams was also a hit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Pre-fixe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Having come to Mooo for dinner before, I knew we were in for a great meal. I was pleasantly surprised to see an amazing pre-fixe price for a meal -- $25. The quality of food was certainly no less given this great deal. They even provided a high-chair for my 10 month nephew. It was a great meal with great service.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    I thought that the venue was fantastic. Everyone was so helpful throughout the experience. As a small restaurant, the conversation flowed throughout the room which was a distraction. `` I was disappointed in the cocktails and then wine list. I ordered my date a Grey Goose gimlet and it wound up being some lime juice, undrinkable cocktail. The choices for cabernet sauvignon, on were extremely limited.
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    romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • adventurousdinersVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Pricey and worth it. Every drink, appet, and entrée was exceptional, as well as delicious sides. Service is polite and attentive. Steak is the main attraction, but my scallops were meltingly delicious. The restaurant décor could stand a refresh, but still lovely. Our guests thought it was the best meal they had ever had.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Beef Wellington
    MickeyVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I read all the raves and tried the beef wellington and it lived up to my expectations. Service by Jeff was extraordinary. He was extremely professional and knowledgable. It was a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant, rude patrons
    JazzyC
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Let me start off by saying the food was phenomenal. This was my second time eating at moo and I couldn't be happier about the steak and sides we ordered. Everything was perfect. What I couldn't believe was the number of patrons playing around on their cell phones during dinner! Mooo is a nice steakhouse and this completely ruined the ambience. There were 12 people we counted at 5 tables all on their cell phones simultaneously. The restaurant is dimly lit which only further pulls attention towards the flow of iPhones and droids. I find this extremely rude and something management should not allow. I understand maybe not everyone has manners, but I am 26 years old and was coming here to celebrate a promotion and cell phone use bothered me.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special birthday dinner
    ShilohsmomVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    My husband and I spent a very enjoyable evening at Mooo. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable and at the end of our meal, Ken the very personable manager stopped by our table. He spent the time to answer our questions about the decor( specifically the large shaded chandeliers ) and the history of the building.For dinner we had a selection of East and West coast oysters,fresh and delicious, followed by a NY strip steak for my husband and beef Wellington for me. The Wellington was done perfectly rare as I had requested, and was truly the best I've ever eaten. My husband's sirloin was excellent. The soft, muted decor was comfortable and soothing and the placement and spacing of tables was conducive to private conversation.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm still dreaming in steak
    kitkat
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    As a relatively recent steak eater, I don't have much to compare Mooo to.... But if I did, I'm sure Mooo would come out on top every time. I was virtually transported to another world when I tasted the Filet Mignon (8 oz, medium rare). It was cooked to absolute perfection. The Napa Cellars cabernet sauvignon was a beautiful wine, which complemented the chocolate cake for dessert perfectly. David was a fantastic server who answered all our questions and was sweet mannered. I could not have hoped for a better meal to celebrate my anniversary. Well worth the price. Thank you, Mooo....
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Came for dinner on a Sunday evening with my daughter. We had the carpaccio for our appetizer - delicious. We each ordered the 9oz fillet. They were both grilled to perfection. Who knew bone marrow butter was so good?!? We still ordered bearnaise which was exquisite, but the butter alone might have been enough. We tried the Mooo...Side Flight and recommend it. You get 4 smaller servings of mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, truffles fries and sautéed mushrooms. Not a fan of spinach, but the others were tasty and a fun way to enjoy multiple sides. Of course, we ordered way too much food, but what remained packaged up nicely and will make another delicious meal.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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