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Mooncusser, Boston, MA
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Mooncusser

4.8
4.8
996 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Mooncusser serves a $105 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 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

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day 5-Course Tasting Menu

    $155.00 per person

    Feb 14 - Feb 15, 2023
    Join us this Valentine's Day for a 5-course tasting menu ($155). The price listed above excludes tax & gratuity.

What 996 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Good for special occasions

  • Boston / New England

    Seafood

  • Boston

    Best Food

  • Boston

    Innovative

  • Boston

    Good for special occasions

  • Boston

    Seafood

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  1. DW

    DavidW

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfectly selected wines with every course exquisitely prepared and presented . . . an outstanding dinner from the talented chef Carl Dooley. An anniversary celebration made special and memorable.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Jesse great waiter, very knowledgeable. Nice view of castle
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beatifically curated menu. Innovative and delicious, coupled with a lovely view of Sauders Castle and ambiance. Perfect spot for a special occasion.
  4. O

    Owlette

    New England

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were very impressed with the prix fix menu and the wine pairing- we enjoyed it a lot!
  5. K

    Kimba

    New England

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every dish from the vension taco (amuse bouche), artic char, hamachi, lamb loin, on and on for this 4 course meal with amzing winde pairings was brilliant. The service was spot on and it was a great date night!
  6. r

    ragusllih

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and portions were appropriate for a four course set menu. Recommend the wine pairing Decor was spartan and clean. Surrounding space and entry were off-putting.
  7. k

    karinab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I've had. We will be back!!
  8. B

    Buck

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply one of the finest dining experiences you can find in Boston or really any city for that matter.
  9. OJ

    OlivierJ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    One of the best restaurants in town for sure. Everything is extremely fresh. Dishes are inventive and surprising. For example, this is the first time I had mackerel in Boston. First time also I had safran in a desert. Plates are really well presented. The staff is really nice. The only thing that needs some work is the atmosphere to make this dining experience even more enjoyable.
  10. R

    Robert

    New England

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dining experience in every respect. It was a wonderful way to welcome in the new year.
  11. M

    Momof4

    New England

    138 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious NY Eve dinner here. Tasting menu and it’s pricey. But most every dish was very well executed and there was an optional wine pairing as well which we opted out of and ordered our own glasses. Especially amazing was the first course - house made tortilla chip topped with Mahi Mahi and the dessert - a frozen white chocolate with dried citrus rinds and parsnip. Excellent service.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent tasting menu with wine pairing. Two options for each course which made it perfect for a night of sharing for a party of 2. Very nice, knowledgeable, and unstuffy staff made the night even more incredible. Our first time being there, but since their menu changes monthly, we are sure to be back soon and often.
  13. F

    Foodie

    New England

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent pre fixe menu, with sizable portions, and outstanding wine portions.
  14. D

    Daryl

    New England

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mooncusser is a unique culinary experience from start to finish, and I highly recommend the wine pairing option. Chef Dooley is paying close attention to the balance of flavors and textures in each dish, playing with sweet and salty, mild and spicy, soft and crunchy, etc. We were even pleasantly surprised to see him hand-deliver two of the courses to our table. The dishes are artfully presented, and the portions are a good size. The wine pairing works out to about 2.5 glasses per person, and you have the opportunity to try wines from various regions that pair very well with each dish.
  15. GG

    GeoffG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tasting menu was a delight from start to finish. Can’t wait for next menu
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mooncusser absolutely delivered an exceptional dining experience. The staff was incredibly knowledgeable and explained each course on the prix fixe menu in detail and provided great background on the wine pairings. Each course was exquisite, all aspects were considered and every dish was a balance of amazing taste and texture. My choices of Yellowfin Tuna Crudo, Glazed Royal Shrimp, Tamarind Braised Duck Leg, and Quince Upside Down Cake were outstanding. Can’t wait to visit again!
  17. BG

    BryanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing tasting menu and the matching wines were perfect! We'll be back for next month's menu!
  18. AG

    AGSK

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional overall dining experience. We can’t wait to go again!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food and service were good. Too many things were infused with citrus flavors.
  20. GM

    GeorgeM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such amazing food. Chef Carl's ability to balance flavors is among the best I've ever experienced. Every bite was an adventure.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was spectacular. Service was good. Everything else was meh.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the service and meals. Would 100% recommend to friends.
  23. P

    Psychobobtb

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Was a great time and a fine meal. The duck was an absolute experience, but we enjoyed every dish. We were sat early and the wait staff was very attentive. We opted for house cocktails instead of the wine pairing and the rye drink was excellent. The room was a little louder than we would have liked and the washroom being on a different floor are about the only complaints I could come up with. I will absolutely be back for another meal next time I'm in Boston.
  24. LC

    LizC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Fun experience. Glad we went here to celebrate our 5 year anniversary.
  25. KP

    KristinaP

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Unbelievable value for this quality of food! Staff is friendly and knowlegable of all food and wine! Carly Dooley knows what hes doing!
  26. D

    Dinner4two

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was outstanding. The food was perfect and service was impeccable.
  27. N

    Nwinechance

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice staff, great menu ! I like to go here regularly and love the food !
  28. BB

    BrianB

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible dinner. Every course was thoughtfully prepared and quite different in style. Wine pairings were excellent, as always. The space is great. Price point is perfect for an affordable splurge.
  29. j

    jblepanda

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice set up for 4 people, the simplified menu was a success. It was more spicy than the first visit, a nice evolution. The wine pairing is fine, but the value at Mooncusser is primarily in the food itself
  30. S

    Stephen

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal at Mooncusser as usual. I love that the menu changes every month so it is a new experience each time we visit.
  31. CB

    CfromBoston

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The tasting menu and service were amazing; highly recommend if good service is important to you. I agree with the other reviewer(s) who have noted the lack of a coat check--I understand that space is very limited in the venue, but it was a little off putting for a somewhat high-end place in Boston, a very cold city, to not have a coat check or at least some coat stands. The tasting menu was truly innovative and a masterpiece; the entire menu took about 2.5 hours. Some of the dishes were very rich, so I honestly think the portions could be smaller, especially since the menu is already pretty affordable. I also think they should put some space heaters or something in the (women's, at least) bathrooms. All in all, I think the restaurant itself is great, but the venue design needs a little work.
  32. L

    Luvtoeat

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 5th or 6th time here. Never had bad food or service. I love this place!
  33. HE

    HENRYH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An urbane, sophisticated foodie experience. Not just a meal but an adventure.
  34. MR

    MikeR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! An excellent evening all around. Well worth the splurge.
  35. D

    Darryl

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    A lot to like here, but also a lot missing. You enter through a casual bar thT looks like something you would find at a VFW not a nice restaurant. You then need to go up three flights in and elevator. Once you get to the restaurant its beautiful and elegant. The food was good with a couple dishes being excellent and a couple be only ok. The wine paring was the most disappointing part of the night. Paring bad wine with good food thinking you will bring out the best of the wine is just a bad philosophy. To many great wines to have to complcate the pairings Service was very efficient and consistent. Only complaint would be to have place to hang your coats as i really don’t want to sit on my coat as i’m eating a nice dinner Overall good not great
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic meal. The prix fixe offerings were unique with outstanding flavors. The mackerel and duck were especially good.
  37. j

    jodya

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was lovely and service attentive and informed. The wine pairings were amazing!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! All the way around!
  39. SS

    StevenS

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a very nice dinner at Mooncusser. The chef was very accommodating with my guest's special requests.
  40. B

    Bigdog

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seasonal tasting menu. Staff very friendly. Wonderful place to have fine dining experience. Need reservations. Sells out early when we were there.

FAQs

Mooncusser is rated 4.8 stars by 996 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Mooncusser

304 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116-5242

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Columbus Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 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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