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Mooncusser, Boston, MA

Mooncusser

4.8
4.8
815 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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Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 917-5193

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Carl Dooley

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Columbus Ave.

  • Parking details

    Park at the 10 St. James Garage across the street from Mooncusser. Enter on either Stuart St. or St. James between Arlington and Berkeley. We are directly across from the parking atrium exit. Parking fee is $9 for up to 2 hours and $11 for up to 3 hours. Please ask your server or the host to stamp your ticket.

  • Additional

    Cocktails, Full Bar

Menu

Menu

    Last updated: February 3, 2022

    What 815 people are saying

    Overall ratings and reviews

    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

    4.8
    4.8 based on recent ratings
    • 4.9Food
    • 4.9Service
    • 4.7Ambience
    • 4.6Value

    NoiseModerate

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    • Boston / New England

      Fit for Foodies

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      Seafood

    • Boston

      Best Overall

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      Best Food

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      Best Service

    • Boston

      Fit for Foodies

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      Notable Wine List

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    1. A

      Anotherfoodie

      New England

      6 reviews

      5.0

      6 reviews

      Dined 2 days ago

      overall5food5service5ambience4

      The May pre-fixe offering was fantastic! Two unexpected amuse-bouche courses were delicious and thoughtful touches that made an impressive meal even better. The waitstaff was attentive and fun - and loved that chef Carl Dooley was out and about greeting us and other guests throughout the evening. A great experience overall - will definitely be back!!

    2. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Phoenix

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined 6 days ago

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Overall the meal was a flavor bomb. There are two choices for each of the four plates. My son picked one of the option and I picked the other to sample the whole menu. Each item was so good. If I’m ever in Boston again I will go back.

    3. K

      Karen

      Chicago

      2 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined 7 days ago

      overall5food5service5ambience4

      The food was simply outstanding. Each dish was unique, perfectly seasoned, amazing flavor combinations, and each felt really special (we went with all the seafood options on the tasting menu). In addition to the selections we chose from the menu, we were also treated to a couple other little bites prior to the first course that absolutely delicious. Highly recommend this dining experience.

    4. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      1 review

      2.0

      1 review

      Dined 7 days ago

      overall2food3service3ambience1

      Food is fair overall however nothing special re the ambience and echoing noise and not a good choice of music for the dinner being served. Male toilet tap was out of order and female toilet tap was adjusted to very hot water …minor details but +$300 for two doesn’t justify the value overall.

    5. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      San Francisco

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 12, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience4

      The food was excellent! Prices fix menu was amazing. A truly talented chef. Small portions left me hungry tho.

    6. SM

      StevenM

      New England

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 11, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Tasting menu was excellent. Would definitely come back when for the next variation. Just wish the beer selection was be broader. Wait safe was very polite and knowledgeable. Well done!

    7. DE

      DrewE

      New England

      1 review

      vip
      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 7, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Perhaps the best meal I’ve had in Boston.

    8. A

      Alexs

      New England

      1 review

      2.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 7, 2022

      overall2food1service1ambience3

      Very disappointed in the value of this tasting menu. Staff was not attentive at all. I would not recommend going back given how the overall experience was with that high of a price tag.

    9. C

      Chris

      New England

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 7, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Delicious food and knowledgeable servers. We will be going back.

    10. SM

      ShinoM

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 6, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      This is my favorite restaurant in Boston area. Chef Dooley's dishes are very creative and you can tell that he explores many different cuisines. I feel excited to go to this restaurant because I have new experiences each time.

    11. JR

      JamesR

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on May 4, 2022

      overall5food5service4ambience5

      Modern French cooking with a focus on fish. Low key, pleasant ambiance.

    12. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      New York Area

      3 reviews

      5.0

      3 reviews

      Dined on May 1, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Truly one of top meals I have ever enjoyed!

    13. RW

      RobW

      New York Area

      3 reviews

      5.0

      3 reviews

      Dined on April 30, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      A great foodie destination Excellent, knowledgeable and friendly staff Prix fix menu, each course a total delight Would highly recommend this restaurant Only downside, asked if they could arrange for a cab, as we were out of town visitors, the short answer was no, not a great way to end the meal

    14. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on April 30, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Excellent service, food and wine. A bit too loud when we arrived but better towards the second half of our dinner

    15. J

      Jesse

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on April 29, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      As an avid Top Chef fan, I was not disappointed. Every dish was delicious and beautiful and the wait staff were so friendly and enthusiastic. Definitely worth a visit for a special occasion!

    16. PD

      PamelaD

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on April 28, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Wonderful experience! We closed the place while having great time over our gourmet and wine experience. Definitely will return

    17. RS

      RobertS

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on April 28, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      The dishes are well conceived, imaginative and creative, superbly prepared and visually wonderful. The staff explains them fully if you desire, and offers suggestions if you want. As each of the 4 courses is served, one of the chefs will provide information about the choice of ingredients and the preparation. This is a wonderful experience.

    18. JY

      JohnYC

      London

      2 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on April 28, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Delicious food with an emphasis on fish and on local ingredients. Interesting combinations of ingredients with all flavors clearly distinguishable - a clean and creative cooking style. Very friendly service and comfortable dining room. Highly recommended!

    19. LW

      LinseyW

      Dorset

      1 review

      4.0

      1 review

      Dined on April 27, 2022

      overall4food4service4ambience4

      Lovely venue with great food, we also had the wine pairings which went so well with our choices. Service certainly wasn't fast so prepare for a leisurely evening!

    20. CB

      ConstanceB

      Tampa

      5 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      5 reviews

      Dined on April 22, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Beautifully presented food that tastes amazing. The service is outstanding. This place is quickly becoming our favorite restaurant in Boston. Keep up the good work!

    21. EF

      ErikaF

      Philadelphia

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on April 22, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      If you are looking for foodie heaven, this is it. Loved every single course!

    22. S

      Susanwhite

      New England

      8 reviews

      5.0

      8 reviews

      Dined on April 21, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      We enjoyed our dinner very much. Everything was delicious and we also enjoyed the extra tastings that we were offered.

    23. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      San Francisco

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on April 20, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Amazing meal and service!

    24. PH

      PatrickH

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on April 20, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      We felt welcomed from the moment we stepped in, and despite not being regular diners at establishments of this quality, the staff was warm and excited to take us through the meal. The food was incredible - we particularly loved smoked salmon brioche toast and the halibut and rice, and their take on banana bread was mind blowing. The staff was so cool I would have loved the meal even if it was only OK, but it also happened to the best meal I’ve ever eaten. My only regret is that I live 3,000 miles away from this place so can’t be a regular.

    25. PG

      PerryG

      New England

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on April 20, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      The food was Fantastic and the wait staff professional

    26. LP

      LeafPeeper

      New England

      12 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      12 reviews

      Dined on April 20, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Dinner at Mooncusser is an event. Each course is unique and tempting, perfectly executed. Don't come here if you are in a hurry. But definitely put this on your list of top dining experiences in Boston.

    27. k

      kagey

      New England

      13 reviews

      5.0

      13 reviews

      Dined on April 16, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Wonderful combination of artistic food presentation, varied flavors and textures, excellent pacing of service, pleasant and responsive waitstaff with attention to detail, and excellent wine selection.

    28. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      New York Area

      2 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on April 16, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Kicking ourselves we didn’t come sooner. Inventive, seasonal, delicious dishes. Attentive, warm service. Comfortable room, had a great table by the window. Will be back often.

    29. FF

      FranklyFabulous

      New England

      4 reviews

      5.0

      4 reviews

      Dined on April 15, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience4

      Phenomenal food. Beautiful presentation. Exceptional staff. Loved every part of our dinner. Will be back.

    30. t

      table42

      Chicago

      151 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      151 reviews

      Dined on April 10, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience4

      Very impressed with Mooncusser. The prix-fix dinner was outstanding from the surprise extra courses to the dessert. Loved the wine pairings as they really complemented the food. All of the dishes were well balanced flavors and textures. Well done!!

    31. TO

      TOM14369

      New England

      55 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      55 reviews

      Dined on April 9, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      First time at Mooncussers. Pricing fix menu. Overall very good with the wine pairings. Per usual of that kind of menu small but well prepared portions. Ambiance was very nice and the service was excellent. Nice for a special occasion or a romantic date. I would recommend.

    32. ST

      STED

      New England

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on April 9, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Clearly, word hasn’t yet gotten out about this place, but it should be considered as one of the best restaurants in Boston. Go now, while you can still get a table. The flavors and ingredients in the dishes are unique and ambitious. It is one of the best meals I have ever had and I cannot wait to go again.

    33. JR

      JasonR

      New York Area

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on April 8, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Awesome experience all around.

    34. MK

      MichaelK

      New York Area

      2 reviews

      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on April 7, 2022

      overall5food5service4ambience4

      My wife and I decided to try the prix fix tasting menu without knowing what to expect, and were delighted with the outcome. Each course was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Even if we weren't equally pleased with every item, we loved the opportunity to experience new tastes and flavor combinations. The courses arrived in an unhurried but never lagging succession, and we spent a lovely evening at the restaurant.

    35. SE

      SteveE

      San Francisco

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on April 7, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Chef Dooley has come up with an incredible menu that is delicious and satisfying. Wish I could come back every month to try something new. Wonderful dining experience. The service was impeccable—approachable, but professional—and the wine complimented the food nicely.

    36. F

      Foodie

      New England

      24 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      24 reviews

      Dined on April 2, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Wonderful. Great seafood, excellent wine pairings, service by Jamie the best!

    37. h

      hard2plz

      New England

      75 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      75 reviews

      Dined on April 2, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Our first visit since the start of you-know-what. Slightly rearranged space inside makes it feel more open and light. Food was wonderful and service impeccable. We lingered chatting over our dessert and were never rushed.

    38. RR

      RichardR

      New England

      6 reviews

      5.0

      6 reviews

      Dined on April 2, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience3

      Fantastic food and service. The only negative was that every table was full and we were in the middle of the room and it was very loud making it hard to talk at our table.

    39. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on April 1, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Excellent blend of flavors and textures. Very well done.

    40. SA

      SAlex

      New England

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on April 1, 2022

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Outstanding, imaginative, delicious food and great service! One of the best restaurants in Boston!

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    Mooncusser is rated 4.8 stars by 815 OpenTable diners.

    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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    Booked 13 times today
    Google Map for Mooncusser

    304 Stuart St Boston, MA 02116-5242

    Additional information

    • Cross street

      Columbus Ave.

    • Neighborhood

      Back Bay

    • Hours of operation

      Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

    • Cuisines

      Seafood, American

    • Dining style

      Elegant Dining

    • Dress code

      Business Casual

    • Parking details

      Park at the 10 St. James Garage across the street from Mooncusser. Enter on either Stuart St. or St. James between Arlington and Berkeley. We are directly across from the parking atrium exit. Parking fee is $9 for up to 2 hours and $11 for up to 3 hours. Please ask your server or the host to stamp your ticket.

    • Payment options

      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

    • Executive chef

      Carl Dooley

    • Additional

      Cocktails, Full Bar

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