Mooncusser

4.9
720 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
As of January 15, 2022, to address rising COVID-19 cases and encourage vaccination, individuals 12+ will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to enter Mooncusser. Guests unable to provide proof of vaccination will not be able to enter the restaurant.

Mooncusser serves a $95 4 course prix fixe tasting menu showcasing local seafood from head chef Carl Dooley. Since opening in 2017, the restaurant has been awarded top seafood honors by Boston Magazine and other local publications. Mooncusser is on the 3rd floor of the building at the corner of Stuart St. and Columbus Ave. with great views of the Castle and Park Square. Also check out Cusser's Roast Beef & Seafood, our casual ground floor bar open for lunch and dinner.

Experiences

  • 6-Course Valentine's Day Tasting Menu

    $155.00 per person

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2022

    Join us for our special 6-course Valentine's Day Tasting menu. Tasting Menu: $155 Optional Wine Pairing: $55 Cost does not include tax & gratuity.
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lesc
New England
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say? We had a wonderful meal at Mooncusser - upscale, creative cuisine at its finest. Top notch staff and service. And reasonably priced as well. Even parking was easy...

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Kresnaputri
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food at Mooncusser was creative and overall outstanding. We enjoyed all of the courses very much.

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vipHeatherL
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so excited to eat Chef Carl Dooley's food again, having been long-time connoisseurs of his food when he was head chef at Table at Season to Taste. The food, waitstaff, wine pairing, and ambience were fantastic! We will definitely be back next month with the new menu!

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Remy2007
New England
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We tried the entire menu. Each dish was excellent. The colors were dramatic, and the taste was terrific. The service was first rate. The servers explained each dish in detail. One of the best meals I have enjoyed in a Boston restaurant since coming here 50 years ago. Plan to bring my daughter here for her upcoming birthday. It will be a delicious treat for both of us.

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RyanG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience from the service to the food. Everything exceeded our expectations.

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TracyR
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening out and incredibly accommodating for food intolerances and sensitivities. Loved the food and the wine pairing was a lot of fun. Definitely a great experience!

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vipKathy
New England
51 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Carl and staff are the best. Food and service are of the highest quality.

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vipRobert
New England
41 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular New Year’s Eve six-course menu.! Chef Dooley and the rest of the staff really outdid themselves. Each course was as good as the next.

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EmilyS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positively amazing! We got the 8 course New Years dinner and every dish blew my mind.

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PaulG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals that we’ve had. Outstanding service. Overall the best experience that I’ve had. Certainly did not leave hungry. High quality food and a fantastic experience.

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vipAgingFoodie
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience in years…every element perfect…menu, chef, food, service, setting, level of care.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing prefix menus that change every month. My wife and I love coming here and sharing our dishes so we can taste everything on the menu. The chef is truly an expert at flavors and textures!

JS
vipJSDUB
New England
39 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time at the restaurant. Not disappointed. Creative and innovative chef. Servers were very knowledgeable about both the food and wine
It’s a set menu which is slightly limited. I enjoyed all my courses but I can see it may not be to everyone’s liking because of the limited choices. Definitively will go again

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NNKK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what great a delightful night. The menu was unique and so delicious. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best food I have ever had in my entire life. I’ve been to other high end restaurants in Boston and they simply don’t match up. The menu is carefully crafted to give each ingredient a purpose. It’s phenomenal. The service was excellent and warm even the chef came out to see us! I thank the entire Mooncusser team for making our day special. It shows that they all love what they do. I did not do the wine parring but my partner did and she highly recommends getting it.

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SteelMagnolia
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Food was superb. Service attentive and impeccable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

In general, the food was good, but I was expecting it to be better at a restaurant like this. After going, I understand the mixed reviews and I honestly don’t think it was worth the money.

I’ve been to other restaurants similar to this and had a better experience at all of them. Some of the food here tasted very average, and with each course, we became less and less impressed.

The starter snacks were really good - blood orange scallops and then a duck liver mousse with cranberries. Best part of the night.

The service is very slow but I really think that’s part of the “allure” of a restaurant like this. All the staff was incredibly nice and knew what they were doing….just slow paced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was excellent!! The staff are very attentive and I love that the chef comes out and delivers one of the courses himself.
Can't wait to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
18 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food. The salt cod gnocchi and steamed snapper were to die for. When asked in advance, they prepared vegan courses for my wife, which were also excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not a lot of flavor in the food. Everything was just OK. I expected a better food experience.

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vipeatinginCarmel
New England
80 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the best meal we've had in Boston for several years. Incredible tastes and textures, manageable portion size, engaged chef who came to the table. Loved being able to have a conversation in a quieter place. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu was divine and our service was exceptional. Def a perfect place to go for a special night out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Below average

DC
vipDeepakC
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good portions. Excellent staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved it! Dessert was a little slow and the wine pairing came when we we were almost finished but the food was fantastic, will go back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best restaurant I have gone to in recent date. Definitely do it for a special occasion! We did the tasting + wine pairing and it was delicious and beautiful!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable price fixe 4-course menu. Very creative and amazing flavors. Excellent

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peterc
New England
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Experience. Chef Carl and his team are fantastic, combining amazing, creative food and top shelf service.

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vipJohn
New England
32 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service, outstanding menu selections and wine pairings, and very interesting food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carl is a fantastic chef. Very unique and innovative food. Delightful experience.

JK
vipJenK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for dinner during out getaway vacation and enjoyed it! We did wine pairing which was superb and service was also great!! Would go back :)

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timo
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful choices on their fixed price menu. Highly innovative, with thoughtful wine pairings. Overall, solidly THE best in Boston IMHO.

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Sebby
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great assortment of wine and food. The almond pound cake dessert with persimmon was just perfect as per French standard 😋

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Kiet
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tasting menu, love Chef Carl Dooley. Ravioli was awesome. Will be back!

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vipAlex
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Made a reservation for our next visit before we even paid!

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Margarete
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite and the service impeccable.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Dooley never ceases to amaze with his creative flavors & exquisite compositions. Always feel warmly welcomed at Mooncusser and leave with a smile on my face & a great anticipation for the next menu :)

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thomasP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. The food had a great taste. Server was excellent and very knowledgeable of everything on the menu. You could not ask for any better food.

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LPBoston
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal meal! The service was incredibly warm, kind and attentive (our server, Olivia, was amazing) and the ambiance was relaxed and intimate. Pro-tip: Get the wine pairing! Excellent makers being poured and each was expertly paired with each course. Very rarely do restaurants fire on all cylinders, especially given the current state of the world—Mooncusser did! Unequivocally.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mooncusser was a true delight. It is set in a gorgeous space and food and service were absolutely top notch.

FAQs

Mooncusser is rated 4.9 stars by 720 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.