Moshulu

4.5
4987 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Special 4 Course Menu $125 per person not including tax, gratuity or alcohol. Credit card required at time of reservation. Cancellation Policy: Within 7 days there is a $30 per person charge. Within 48 hours or failure to show up for reservation you be charged for the full amount.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night. Very quiet the night we were there. Sat with a lovely view. The food was very good from apps through dessert. Service was excellent. It is an expensive night out, so would be a treat for special occasions.

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DM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brought my 2 daughters, niece, and their grandmother here for a 21st. birthday brunch and the staff was wonderful and made it a very special and memorial experience. It will be an every year tradition from now on, we traveled from central Montgomery County and it was worth the drive.......

Thanks too all the staff

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E
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, food and service is exceptional, great venue!

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my third visit to the Moshulu: first was for an office party, second was to celebrate my college graduation, and this one, for New Year's Eve. The fixed price was a bit high, but everything was delicious and our server was attentive and friendly. This venue is terrific for special occasions!

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r
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We were there for New Year's Eve but with a 6:30 reservation. I booked this well in advance. I felt like we sat at the kids table. And we clearly are not kids or young adults. There were plenty of other tables available so I am not sure why a couple was sat in the midst of 4 families with children. I regret not asking for our table to be moved but I think, for the prices being, charged, a hostess/management should have thought of it so that I was not inconvinced. Another couple did request to be moved.

Server was very nice and food was great but ambiance....not so good!

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LC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for New Year's Eve celebration to watch the Fireworks. The menu was fantastic and the service was great. Definitely recommend if you are looking for a great place to eat and watch the fireworks for NYE.

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f
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary 50 yrs

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OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spending New Years Eve at Moshulu was fantastic! Great food and great atmosphere....with a bonus fireworks show viewed from the upper deck.

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DR
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about my visit to Moshulu was perfect. I got to make a reservation online, it was very simple. The decor was amazing. The restaurant was packed with guests and it was still very quiet. The staff are very helpful, friendly, patient, and always serving a smile. I had an amazing time and the food was immaculate. I've never tasted a better steak! I would definitely return to this establishment for any occasion.

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RC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Moshulu has delicious food and drinks. The atmosphere is great for a romantic night out or the celebration of a special occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, food and service. Gary kept the bottomless Prosecco drinks coming!

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D
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for the first time, incredible service and a beautiful view, got seated a half hour before my reservation would definitely recommend

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V
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marcelo,our waiter, was excellent. He took great care of us. You thought you were in the restaurant all by yourself. We received a gift of a champagne toast with the desert. Totally unexpected. Presentation of food was awesome. Never felt rushed. Very relaxing.

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PC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary here. It was a special event since we had gotten married on board in December 2017. The dinner was superb and service excellent. Overall, a great experience.

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LL
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Xmas Eve dinner which had a special menu with mulitiple choices for each course. The service and staff were friendly and professional, the food was amazing and loved the fact that we were dining on a ship with lots of history.

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MB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting and views were magnificent. The food was excellent, though perhaps a little expensive, especially for the size of the servings.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To keep it short and sweet Gary was our waiter and he was perfection in a simple word. Never left us upset or uncomfortable made us feel very at home. The food was phenomenal and the vibe was amazing. Thank you !

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and attentive service for an early brunch. Will be back again!

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TG
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing. Romantic setting on the river.

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EH
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here to celebrate my engagement with my fiance and we had a blast. The scene was great, as we had a window seat, our waiter was polite, respectful, and knowledgeable, the food was amazing!
Worth the drive AND worth the pricing for the food. Amazing time!

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New England
26 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food quality and presentation. Perfect seasoning. Fair value for what you receive. Wines were also a good selection to pair with the wonderful dishes.

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DM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant had amazing selections of cocktails and food, and everything was cooked to perfection. The service was impeccable as well.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The staff was exceptionally pleasant, everyone of them, even in passing. Our waiter was interested in being conscientious, he took time to be kind and helpful, and was also very informative about Moshulu’s history.

The food is excellent, my wife and I were very pleased with the flavor combinations. Definitely one of the better dining experiences we have had.

Value (4 of 5)
2 people, without drinks (we only had water):
We had 1 appetizers, 1 side, 2 entrees, and 1 desert. So I gave a 4 of 5 for value, because it’s $17 for parking, with tip $30 was about 20%. The bill was $153.00 give or take a few cents. All together $200 without drinks, is a bit steep.

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SM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Moshulu was awesome. It was so beautiful inside. Weh romantic ambiance.

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RD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant for me and members of my family with great ambiance, food and service...a bit pricey but worth it, especially for a special evening. Prefer dinner menu to lunch but always a treat -- like it all but especially the sushi dishes...

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, David was an awesome waiter. He had a sense of humor, was attentive and provided excellent service. The food was the best in philadelphia. I am so used to being neglected, it was nice to have a great meal, beautiful setting without the attitude.

Great value!

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RG
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I hadn't been here in years. The atmosphere was nice and even though the deck was closed it looks like it would be a fun place during the warmer weather.

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DF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch at The Moshulu was a great experience. The food was great but we wish there were a few more chicken options for the entrees.
Service was awesome and our server went out of the way to make it a great experience.
Just wish the seating near the windows was not on so much of a slant..

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J
Egypt
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It never fails - every time we come here, we are somehow wow'd from the previous visit. This restaurant has become a once a month staple for our date nights out. Kudos always to Gary for making each experience unique and special.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant excellent service. Food was okay, not great. I ordered branzino and it was served with way too much sauce for such s light fish. Dessert menu stinks. Coffee not hot. But other than that it was a great night out

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PF
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We attended the brunch with Santa. The food was outstanding as usual. Gary and Joey were wonderful servers and made the brunch fun! Our friends from MD were with us and they thoroughly enjoyed it!

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EP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food , service and ambiance! Total winner!

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great night. Good food. And the service was great.

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MW
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

A great place to celebrate a special occasion. Convenient (not included) parking. Great menu. Octopus and Lobster are out of the chart. Great desserts and coffee.

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SC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Waiter spilled drink on my date. Not a good night.

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ER
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Dinner was Fantastic service was superb and we will recommend your establishment to anyone that is looking to go to the Moshulu.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Complimentary Champagne was flat
No coat check
No Complimentary parking
Scallops were just warm while plate was hot. Have to assume sat waiting for party’s order to complete

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L
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent waterfront setting in a beautifully restored historic four-master sailing ship. Great view from waterside windows and topside. Excellent and pleasant service. Food, however, looks much better on the menu than it tastes -- none of the several dishes our party had would pass muster at any of Philly's distinguished fine restaurants, and a couple tasted downright weird and unappetizing because of unfortunate use of herbs. Music is classic modern -- think Ray Charles -- at a somewhat voluble level. Bottom line, Moshulu is for special occasions where atmosphere trumps all else. For this, be prepared to pay in the vicinity of $100/person for a full-blown dinner with wine.

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DB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was amazing. Propmpt and our waiter knew the menu very well. The tuna tartare was our favorite dish. I would definitely recommend it to anyone getting an appetizer.

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JH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Moshulu is one of my favorite restaurants. There is something magical about dining on a ship and the Christmas decoration made it all the more special. Our waiter Robert was outstanding. He was very professional and knowledgeable about all the food and beverages (even things off menu), knew how to give suggestions yet not come across opinionated, knew how to create a friendly welcoming vibe, and also went the extra mile to make our friend feel special on her birthday. My favorite (and consistent) thing here is their whipped butter that comes with the bread. It is light, rich and has a touch of sweetness to it which was a pleasant surprise. I had the Honey Glazed Duck Breast which was just a perfect blend of meaty flavor plus sweetness from the sweet potato puree, as well as a crunchy finish on the skin. The dessert I had was a Crème Brûlée and it is my absolute favorite of the many restaurants I've tried. Simple but rich and just the right thickness and smoothness.

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