Mooncusser

4.9
700 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
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.
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vipeatinginCarmel
New England
78 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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

Below average

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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
31 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.

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of control good, food was incredible as were the cocktails and wine. Definitely recommend!

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LTL03
New England
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully designed and executed menu and exceptional service!

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vipWilliamF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely wonderful experience. Food pairings were well thought out and exquisite. Each course had a blast of texture and flavor. Presentation was phenomenal. What made it most special was the personal interaction and attentiveness of the staff. Would definitely recommend and personally will return if given the opportunity.

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BostonLocal
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Overall, if you're looking for a tasty meal and a quiet spot, this is a good place to go. First two courses and the dessert were excellent - the third/main dish was a little underwhelming. The also brought out a few rounds of "snacks" that were awesome!

That said - they were almost 45 minutes late getting us seated, and the overall experience took almost 3 hours. If you're planning to go here, make sure its the last stop of your evening.

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ilpadrino5
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food. Hate to complain but at this price point service was substandard.

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Mimi
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious dinner with excellent wine pairing. Well prepared plates and flavors. Only exception was a super fatty piece of duck breast on one plate. The intermezzo of green apple was perfect and replicated the crystalline texture of a green apple bite. Was truly a brilliant finish to the lovely duck course. We will return to celebrate in Boston.

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vipMaureen
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This will be our new go to place for special occasions. Everything was just outstanding - excellent menu choices, attentive but not intrusive service, flavors that worked great together. And not pretentious as fine dining can sometimes be. Fish (Arctic char, bass crudo) was excellent. Butternut squash with short rib risotto was perfectly cooked. Two thumbs up!

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vipCowhoma
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I returned because we so enjoyed our meal there in August. I have rarely been in a restaurant in Boston with such warm, friendly service. The chef masters flavor, texture and eye appeal in every dish. I may want the butternut squash and beef cheek risotto on my list of potential last meals. The wine pairings are wonderful and great fun.

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vipAnoopD
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu/wine pairings is an awesome culinary journey - don’t hesitate to try!
Exceptional.

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CarlosL
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service in a relax environment, good experience

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jamesc
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food in the city. Excellent wine pairings as well. Staff was helpful and practiced. Very unique dining room with refined taste.

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vipVzls
Fort Lauderdale
103 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was just going out to another Boston restaurant and had no idea the treat I was in for. Don’t be turned off by the street entrance as the restaurant is 3 floors up. The front door leads to a regular after work bar but the restaurant is upstairs.

Upon arrival We were met by a gracious host downstairs who took us up to the restaurant. After being seated we were met by staff who presented the menu and cocktail and wine selections.

Out menu was a fixed menu with wine pairings. Though fixed we had a choice of two for each course.

We started with a complimentary tuna tostados presented and explained in detail at our table by the chef. It was so good that I realized that I was somewhere special. I googled the chef and realized I was.

Not only was each course magnificent, so was the service. We had several staff presenting our courses and each member knew exactly what was prepared and how special each course was.

I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed my evening at Mooncusser.
I’m in Boston til the end of November and I can wait to go back.

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RobbieH
New England
25 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food - subtle flavors that meld together to create a wonderful dining experience. The wine pairings complement the food perfectly

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BrendanC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Highly recommend. Had the October menu and it was outstanding. The wonton soup and smoked trout dish stood out the most in a terrific meal. Carl was clearing tables which gave the meal a very genuine experience. Only complaint is the setup and decor are a little off, could use some refining.

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KarlaM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My boyfriend and I went there for the first time for my birthday dinner last night. It was one of the BEST dinners we’ve ever had (and we are big foodies). Every dish from start to finish was phenomenal. Highly recommend going to Mooncusser if you live in Boston or are visiting from out of town.

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hithere
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a special place. The feel is chic and the food is spectacular! Don’t miss this spot.

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AngelinaR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mooncusser did not disappoint. I will be back for sure!!!

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RichardB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Expensive but for a special evening very much worth it. The menu selections, though very limited, are outstanding in terms of creativity with an outstanding array of flavors and textures. People with dietary restrictions might struggle with the limited choices. The servers were very helpful and knew the food. If you are looking for an interesting and innovative meal and are not dining on a budget, this is one place to definitely try. The dining room, even half full, is quite noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is what dining out should be about!!!
Well prepared and balanced “fixed” menu.
Interesting flavor combinations and textures.
Congratulations to the chef.

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DavideR
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a fish restaurant but I had one of the best bruschetta ever. Reflecting the original farm worker one, this shows how the chef and the team are serious about details, consistencies, tastes, presentation. An epicurian experience.

FAQs

Mooncusser is rated 4.9 stars by 700 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.