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About Moshulu

The Moshulu, the world's oldest and largest four-masted Tall Ship offers unsurpassed views for intimate to extraordinary dining aboard this Philadelphia landmark restaurant. Enjoy inventive and contemporary presentations of classic American Cuisine by Chef Anthony Bonett using the freshest, local ingredients available from the land and pristine seafood and shellfish paired with an extensive wine list.

401 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Dining Style:
Elegant Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch
10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Dinner
Sunday - Thursday 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday - Saturday 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Outdoor Decks and Bars open weather and private party permitting starting May 19th - October 1st. Monday - Thursday 3 PM, Friday & Sat 12 PM, Sunday 10 AM.

Cross Street:
Lombard Circle

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 923-2500

Website:
http://www.moshulu.com/

Catering:
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Parking Details:
Parking is available adjacent to the Moshulu for $17 per vehicle. Additional self-parking is also available across Columbus Blvd. Both lots are owned and operated by Penn's Landing. There is also 4 hour metered parking along Columbus Blvd. for $1 an hour.

Executive Chef:
Anthony Bonett

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Moshulu, the World’s oldest and largest four-masted Tall Ship offers unsurpassed views and a unique backdrop for intimate to extraordinary dining and celebrations. Our private dining rooms, outdoor open-aired and tented decks combined with delectable, award-wining American cuisine and impeccable service create the perfect setting for memorable events, please contact Jake Wade at jwade@moshulu.com

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Moshulu Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (70)
Romantic (63)
Waterfront (63)
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Scenic View (59)
Good for a Date (57)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Cozy (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Worth the Drive (25)
Good for Groups (19)
Fun (19)
Great for Brunch (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Authentic (14)
Business Meals (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Casual (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Healthy (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Seasonal (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great Beer (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Great Brunch!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Post Valentine Day dinner, since Valentines Day was mid- week. Perfect choice!! Great atmosphere on the river. Very romantic setting. A must do when in town!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

I picked restaurant for dinner because I was looking for a romantic place to propose to my girlfriend. I never ate there but I was told it was romantic by my boss. we stayed at the Hilton Hotel right up the street from you guys It was actually perfect we are able to walk right down to you guys It was the perfect atmosphere for me to propose our server Gary Goldstein was awesome he made it very comfortable for me I told him I was going to propose he took me And my girlfriend for a a little tour of the ship I found a nice romantic spot to propose to her. Gary even videoed it for me. Thank you Gary for all your help and thank you to the Moshulu
We are actually thinking about getting married there

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

Great venue. . Our reservation was at 5:15. Although we enjoyed all 3 courses, we felt as though we were being rushed through our meal, being served our entrees while barely finishing our appetizers. The only other negative was paying $17 for parking.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined 4 days ago

This was my first time and definitely not the last. The food was amazing and the flavors blew my mind. Even though it was snowing, the ambiance in the restaurant was great and our server was very kind. Really loved it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Beautiful environment, very friendly people, and amazing food! Was worth the hour and 30 minute drive from where I live. Highly recommended

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Organic, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Afternoon Coffee, Great Beer, Healthy, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner with my wife. The food was exceptional, the service was exceptional, the ambience was exceptional.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

It was fantastic. Our server was great and the food was amazing.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was lovely!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Great food and experience in a historic setting. Good choice for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

I was extremely disappointed that it wasn’t made clear before I made the reservation that there would be a limited menu due to it being Valentines Day. I was not impressed with the food for the value. I won’t be back.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Special Valentine's day 4 course meal. Appetizers and soups were amazing but my main course was terrible. Overcooked tasteless chicken with chewy shrimp. So bad I didn't have an appetite for dessert. My wife's crabcake was ok though

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for romantic date on Valentines Day. Our experience couldn’t have been any better! Our server, John I believe, was as professional, courteous, friendly, knowledgeable and most of all attentive as we’ve ever had at any restaurant. Looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, People Watching, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Fantastic food, service and overall experience!!! Would definitely recommend to a friend or family!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Pre-Valentines day dinner since my SO and I both have to work the night of.

Waiter George was MORE than amazing attending to us and I only wish I could have expressed my gratitude more.

I’ve dined here more than once and NEVER EVER have been let down

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Always an amazing experience

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This place was recommended by a coworker and did not disappoint! Gary, our server, was phenomenal. His food recommendations were on point, service was outstanding, and he made sure to show us around the whole venue after our meal when I mentioned we wanted to come back when the deck was open in the summer.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The restaurant is unique, the food was good, the service was good, but why oh why did they seat a party of about 8 to ten people who were celebrating an anniversary and seemed to believe that they were the only people on the face of the earth, whooping and hollering at regular intervals? The first 30 minutes of the dinner was so nice, with light guitar music serenading the many couples who were out celebrating an early Valentine's Day dinner. Then the rambling horde arrived and no one could hear anything but them, This was especially annoying since there was an attached and glass enclosed room adjacent to our dining room where large groups could be seated and whoop to their hearts' content without annoying the 90% of the rest of the restaurant who were also paying high prices for what they hoped would be a nice evening. I have seen this same complaint about the restaurant on this website. It is time they learned that they will lose customers if they keep up this insane seating policy.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our server Emmy was wonderful. Absolutely the best. Very friendly and witty. Also, the food was amazing.

We were a little disappointed with seating. Placed at a 4 top. Overall though it was Emmy who made the night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Thank you for sending me this Review/Survey! I wanted to note that we had an amazing time that evening! The only thing that threw us off a bit was the waiter's service toward us. In the beginning he was okay however, as the night progressed, we rarely saw him. I do not remember his name but( we were at the table that appeared to be leaning, we mentioned this to the Manager) at the end of the night when my husband's special request did not come out, I made mention of this to the waiter and he said he'd look into the matter. He came back with a scoop of sorbet, that I did not request, I explained the before to him and he sort of shrugged it off and walked away! I explained to my husband what was going on and that I did not request what the waiter brought out. My husband called over the Manager, explained our situation and the Manager came back very quickly with exactly what I special requested for my husband's bday.. Gratuity is included at this restaurant however, if it wasn't, he did not work for the tip that he received. Our waiter seemed a lil off-putting (that's how I AM going to describe him) so, we did not make a big thing of that situation, we were pleased with what the Manager did for us and enjoyed the rest of the evening. Again, thank you to the staff for the warm welcome and to the Manager for taking care of us~

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Waterfront, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was super slow took over 1hr and 3mins to be served our meal for our table of 5. The atmosphere was a little noisy due to someone having a 60th birthday party. The waiter was ok but rarely checked on us during our time there. I did like the fact they served my brother a nice sorbet for his 40th birthday dinner and gave a nice card.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We've been going to the Moshulu for over 10 years now, at least once a year on our Anniversary. Food is excellent, view and ambiance are what make it....service has always been top notch though. Little pricey but not unexpected for Philly waterfront fine dining on a clipper ship!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great staff and service. Nice atmosphere and very knowledgable staff

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Good food but when you pay that much for a meal a salad should be included. Most fancy restaurants do that...

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food wasnt well cooked, everything else was fine. Place was nice overall, and the service was great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Unique and fun dining experience!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We were there to celebrate a birthday. It's an annual ritual. We love the ambiance of this place, with white linen fine dining, river view, and a reliably great seafood meal. Waiter was competent, though I had to be the one to ask his name. Best to introduce yourself to the guests :-) All in all, an enjoyable night out.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This was the second time we ate here, the first time (in April 2017) was wonderful- food, service, everything. This time we brought my parents from out of town and it was completely disappointing. The appetizers were good, but the drinks, the creme brûlée and two out of our four entrees (the two that were good ordered the same thing- the special) were just “ok”, which sucks when it is so expensive.
Our server was wonderful.
I wish I’d come the once and left it at that...

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Birthday diner with my love, lovely view of the water front, great history, and the food was great

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was delicious,and services top notch!!Beautiful scenery and great for first date , she loved it

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was amazing. The service was perfect. Could not say a bad thing about this place.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was a nice evening, however, I made it known that it was a birthday celebration and when we ordered dessert I thought there would be a candle or something? Why ask what kind of occasion it is if nothing will be acknowledged? Ruth Chris puts a red bow on table and a glass of champagne...would have been nice to have something....for a $200 meal for two.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Wonderful restaurant but food is quite ordinary

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Good food n drinks. Loved my lobster bisque ... wished I had got a tour of boat inside.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The 14 oz steak had way too much salt, so much so that as of the morning 2 days later my wife still felt uncomfortable. Note she consumed no salt during the 2 days after the meal.
The noise level was very high as we were seated near at least 1 but possibly 2 Birthday parties. There was a lot of very loud talking and a fair amount of squealing.
When I called I was told dress was business casual. I guess jeans and baseball caps now meet the business casual definition. They don’t at any of the businesses I’ve had occasion to enter.
I was embarrassed for several younger men that may have thought they were taking a female companion to a romantic dinner.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food! Timing of courses was perfect! Would definitely go back

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My girlfriends and I came here for a birthday brunch while visiting from Chicago. We actually didn't realize this restaurant was situated on a boat - we were drawn to it for the bottomless bellinis. Boy, are we glad we came in. We sat in a booth and looked out onto the water from the windows while we dined. The bottomless bellinis were delicious and we were told we could even switch between drinks that comprise the bottomless menu. The three of us shared the fried chicken tenders, belgian waffles, and veggie benedict. The food was good, not great, but we really enjoyed the ambiance, drinks, and our very energetic and friendly server. We will definitely be back the next time we're in Philly.

Tags: Fun, Waterfront, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My husband and I went to the Moshulu for my birthday which was 1/13. This is not our first time there but it will be our last. We did arrive an hour early and they were able to accommodate us. But it went down hill from there, we ordered our appetizers cocktail shrimp and lobster bisque.The soup was just warm not hot and his shrimp cocktail on was only four shrimp that were not colossal shrimp compared to other restaurants who serve the same dish. The entrees were the jump-lump crab-cake and striped bass, our food was not hot . My lump cake cake has no flavor and my husband hated his entire dish the bass was slimy and the rice bed was hard and it was cold . i also order the crab ac and cheese that had no crab . That was the reason we came back to the Moshulu for dinner but was highly disappointed. They served use flat ginger ale,Im sure it was mixed with water.
Oh and lets not forget the sliding table that keep shifting out the entire night.We were told by the waiter to not lean on the table so it doesn’t move but we sat in a booth the last time and didn’t have this problem.It was kind uncomfortable eating cold bisque while holding onto the table at the same time.
It was also a couple there arguing the whole time loudly. No One on staff asked them to lower there voices.

This was the worst birthday dinner for $200 bucks (we still tipped the waiter 40 for under average service)Even though he visited out table a total of 3 time the entire night one to take out oder,two to bring our drinks and three to give us a bill.How ever they party sitting behind us he visited their table frequently to ask them if they were okay

This was just a night of bad food and bad service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was amazing hands down. The only negative was we saw a mouse run across the floor. But honestly the food and service were so good it didn’t really matter. Pricey but worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion
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