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
184 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (121)romantic (98)fit for foodies (90)notable wine list (69)neighborhood gem (34)good for groups (34)great for lunch (28)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
  • I had a wonderful brunch experience
    kcmickeyVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2008
    I had a wonderful brunch experience this past Sunday. Everything was great and my friend also really enjoyed it. We will definitely go there again and will recommend this restaurant to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • The food was okay but not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/13/2008
    The food was okay but not great. For example, in the scallops entree (which the server recommended), the scallops themselves were very good but the accompanying pasta was chewy and heavy, and was stiff like it had been sitting out for a while after it was cooked. None of my guests liked the steak tartare appetizer - that one was a real disappointment. The service was excellent, however, and the ambiance was nice.
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  • the best dinner i had in boston.
    Shane
    Dined on 6/8/2008
    the best dinner i had in boston. service and ambiance were excellent and the food and wine/drinks were superb. i would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • excellent service. very impressive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    excellent service. very impressive menu. the food was amazing, yet the steak (rib eye) was not the best ever. Price was very good for what we ordered. (no wine) Definitely for those looking for a romantic evening
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • During lunch time, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/6/2008
    During lunch time, service should have been speedy, considering we were just one of two tables in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • Food was very good. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/3/2008
    Food was very good. Service could have been a bit better. I explained it was a business lunch and they gave us a great location but was a little too aloof... we had to get up and find the waiter. Not a big deal but it was akward. Also, the bill was wrong.... but that could happen anywhere. I would definitely go back....
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • We eat at all the best restaurants,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    We eat at all the best restaurants, mainly in the south end, and decided to venture across town to try Mooo. We started off by being very disappointed in the service from the beginning, when we wanted help choosing a wine. the sommelier had the night off, and no one else knew much about the wine, which is ridiculous when you have such an incredible cellar. Many restaurants have very knowledgeable wait staff re: wines, including Sorellina, Union and others. the waiter continued to disappoint, the meal was fine but was typical of steak house- no better or worse than Abe and Louis, Grill 23, etc. So for the price- and the lackluster performance- we would never come back. However, the bar after dinner was fab- bartender and drinks!
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    notable wine list
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  • the food was mediocre not
    Frenchtulip
    Dined on 5/28/2008
    the food was mediocre not what i expected for the price. service very attentive at first then dropped off when it got busy i wouldn't recommend it for any special occassion.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good, but overpriced.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    The food was good, but overpriced. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • I went to Mooo for a special
    BCELFVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    I went to Mooo for a special lunch and there was no one to greet us when we arrived. Another couple was waiting as well. Finally a waitperson saw us and took us to our table. I had wanted a private table and requested it on Open table and was seated next to a business meeting! A guy's cell phone went off our entire lunch. Food was good, but not to die for. Drinks were the best part of the meal. I was dissapointed and felt very under served for the cost of the meal. I may go back for a drink at the bar, but not to eat. Would not recommend and people ask me for recommendations at least once a week!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Moooo, Had a very good dinner. Wo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/19/2008
    Moooo, Had a very good dinner. Would go back. Place was packed for a Monday. rick
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Pretty quiet during lunch,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    Pretty quiet during lunch, so it was tough to opine on the ambiance and atmosphere. I'm sure it has a different feel at night. The food was great and our waiter was very friendly and very attentive. They made that extra effort such as suggesting alternatives if they didn't have the drinks we ordered. Plan to go back for dinner.
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  • The service was exceptionally
    judy
    Dined on 5/15/2008
    The service was exceptionally friendly and gracious. The food was excellent. We will return!
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  • The food was good, however,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/15/2008
    The food was good, however, given the price I expected the food to be spectacular. At least a few wines should be offered at prices below $100. The service was the only thing outstandng about the restaurant.
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  • The filet was amazing - tender
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2008
    The filet was amazing - tender and juicy. The mac & cheese was a disappointment - it had already cooled off by the time it arrived at our table. Kobe dumplings definitely a must!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed the entire dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2008
    We enjoyed the entire dining experience. With exception to one thing! The server---his facial expressions revealed he was rather disappointed we only ordered wine by the glass with how dinner. Sorry---but we were not on expense account! Overall it was a great dinner and we will most likely return. Thanks, KCK
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • A restaurant this expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    A restaurant this expensive should have truly outstanding food and outstanding service. Food was very good (not outstanding) but the service was not very attentive.
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    special occasion
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  • Mooo is fun, although some
    RichardL
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Mooo is fun, although some of the brunch dishes were better than others. The mushroom frittata is plain, and some of the dishes were a bit heavy on the salt. The desserts were fantastic, particularly the chocolate cake. Service was wonderful.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Mark our waiter was very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Mark our waiter was very good. The kitchen got confused on 2 of our 3 dishes and brought out the incorrect one. There were many apologies and Mark was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I did not recieve dining points
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    I did not recieve dining points for this restaurant. Please let me know if this can be fixed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This dinner was a special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    This dinner was a special night out for my 30th birthday. We had a 9:30 reservation, but unfortunately, my navigation system had us driving all around Boston and the surrounding neighborhoods. I called Mooo twice to let them know we'd be late and to make sure it was OK. We arrived at 10:15 and were told that they wouldn't be able to honor Open Table points. At that point I didn't care, I was just happy to be there. The experience wasn't enjoyable though. Our waiter seemed distracted. Our appetizers were fair. My husband ordered a rare New York Sirlon for dinner, but received one that was medium-well. My halibut was fare. We didn't bother with desert. We were disappointed with the Mooo experience overall.
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  • We waited for 30 minutes for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/6/2008
    We waited for 30 minutes for our hamburgers - was then told it took a while because one of us had asked for it well done. It does not take 30 minutes to cook a burger well done. Mine was to be rare, but was more like medium with a too well done outside. Will not go back.
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  • Beautiful wine cellar available
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/5/2008
    Beautiful wine cellar available for private groups.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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  • it was amazing, even though
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    it was amazing, even though a little expensive. one of the servers spilled wine on me and they all managed to get me cleaned up and said that they will take care of the dry cleaner bill (we ll see about that) and gave us a lot of complements in the house, food was unbelievable, im from argentina and the steak was as good as the best places down there.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Mooo was very good and we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/28/2008
    Mooo was very good and we enjoyed our dinner. The decor was really beautiful and they had an excellent wine list. The only disappointment was in the dessert -- carrot cake. Not incredibly flavorful. Overall, I would recommend this to foodies.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Outstanding food! Great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Outstanding food! Great atmosphere and comfortable seating.
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  • My brother got terrible food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    My brother got terrible food poisoning on his birthday. He was Ill for 24 hours. He had the beef carpaccio. The food would have been great had he not gotten sick.
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  • The food was absolutely delicious.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    The food was absolutely delicious. Excellent service. Courses were spread out so that we were able to truly enjoy each and were not too full by the time we received our main courses.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • The wine list is excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/15/2008
    The wine list is excellent and the Somallier was extremely helpful. That having been said, you might want to consider adding a few more "affordable" bottles to your selection. I was a little embarrassed that my guests did not care for the wine that she recommended. That having been said, our server, Mark, was hands down one of the best waiters I have ever experienced. He was professional, courteous, knowledgeable and extremely pleasant. I would honestly recommend the restaurant and return for Mark's services alone! He really is a fabulous asset to your organization. Oh, and your pear martini is pretty spectacular, as well!
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    special occasion
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  • Server (Hugo) was very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 4/14/2008
    Server (Hugo) was very good - the second time we had him, both for special occaisions (birthday and anniversary). Both times I requested candles or some recognition of the event with dessert when I made the Opentable reservation, and the restaurant accomodated us both times - a good sign, since not all restaurants seem to read the special requests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • They seated us 35 minutes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    They seated us 35 minutes after our reservation time, but made up for it with complimentary tuna tartare appetizers - a very classy act which we greatly appreciated. Loved the food, scene and service. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Ther service was awful....all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Ther service was awful....all the way from hostess, to getting a glass of wine while we waiting for our table, to the waiter, to the valet (who we could not find when we were done). All of this and we spent $500+ for dinner for 4...not worth it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • awesome place, excellent staff,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    awesome place, excellent staff, very modern and contemporary.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Try the basked of pastries
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/6/2008
    Try the basked of pastries at brunch- they come our warm and are delicious. Bar looks like it would be a great after work spot
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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  • Just outstanding.... Waiter,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Just outstanding.... Waiter, Chef, Gen. Manager and staff went out of their way to stop by and introduce themselves. The fish soup is a must! My client and his wife thought this place was the best ever in the entire city of Boston. This is a "must stop" if you're visting or a native of Boston. I will be back.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent -- from the time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    Excellent -- from the time we were greeted at the door until the time we left. Everyone was just great...equal to the caliber of the food. Cheers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Like the name implies, Mooo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/1/2008
    Like the name implies, Mooo is about beef. And everything we had, from steaks to kobe beef dumplings was delicious and cooked to perfection. If you're serious about steak Mooo is a great choice. The only criticism I have with the restaurant is I couldn't make a reservation between for 7:00 or 8:00. We eventually made one for 9:00 on a Tuesday night, but the restaurant was literally half empty when we got there -- at 8:40.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Mooo is very expensive, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Mooo is very expensive, but the food is truly great and I liked that it was working till late on Saturday. The service is always friendly and courteous, and overall it is an excellent restaurant. I will come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • We loved this restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    We loved this restaurant. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent. We plan to come back soon with the rest of our family! Thanks, Moo!
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    special occasion
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  • The unusual variety of steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    The unusual variety of steaks offered by Mooo, and the staff's willingness to assist by describing all the nuances associated with each, made our dining experience truly memorable! The Alaska King Crab Louis appetizer and the truffle parmesan fries, were especially delightful - a real find on Beacon Hill! The only complaint we had was our difficulty in reading the wine list and menu due to the restaurant's dim lighting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet