Moshulu

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4803 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch
10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Lunch
Monday - Saturday 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Dinner
Daily 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Outdoor Decks and Bars open weather and private party permitting starting May 19th - October 1st. The Deck Philly opens at 3 PM daily for drinks, small plates, and late night weather permitting.
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Phone number
(215) 923-2500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Bonett
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lombard Circle
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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.
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Public transit
Bus stops along Columbus Boulevard. Taxi and Lyft available in Columbus Circle
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Entertainment
The Deck Philly offers entertainment Wednesday - Sunday nights. https://www.thedeckphilly.com
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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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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.

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4.0Dined 10 hours ago

Service was excellent, can’t say anything negative about it. After knowing it was our anniversary, they went above and beyond, even brought over complimentary champagne. Nice touch! Food was good, decór was lovely. What’s not to like about dining on a ship! Only negative is, we were seated by the server’s station and it was a bit noisy and distracting. A table near the windows would have made our experience truly superb.

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4.0Dined a day ago

Amazing food, great ambiance and friendly staff

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Took forever to get our drink order. Then we had to wait for the drink. Roughly 10 minutes. Then after getting the drinks she got the appetizer selection. NOT THE ORDER FOR THE MAIN COURSE. After the appetizer arrived she checked to see if everything was ok. This is when she took the food order. So again we needed to wait. I observed a gentleman stop her while walking past to ask if they could order dinner. No it was not a busy night. Possibly understaffed. My reservation was for 8:30pm. We arrived at 8:15pm. We were seated almost instantly. Having our entree at 9:20 was a little disappointing.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

we had a reservation and still had an approximate 15 min wait. Once seated it took at least 20 min for drinks. Drinks were poorly constructed. Waited about an hour for entree. Then charged for an extra glass of wine we didn’t order. Then double charged and posted once corrected. Do not go here it’s disorganized.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

This was my birthday celebration dinner and my first time to Moshulu. We sat inside the ship next to a window - and enjoyed a view of Camden. The ambiance was not what I hoped. Our cocktails were enjoyable, but a bit pricey. We started with calamari - lightly breaded, although somewhat bland. We each had ordered a salad, but the waiter brought our dinner entrees next. They were returned to the kitchen and the salads delivered. The Caesar was a bit boring, but the house was very good. The Thai steak and noodle entrée was tasty as was the rosemary chicken. We passed on dessert - and although I had mentioned it was my birthday - no special treat was brought. It was a good meal, but I admit I don't feel compelled to return again. It was not the memorable dining experience I thought it would be.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Dinner service experience was completely magical

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food portions are very generous. Enjoyed the brunch menu, especially the crumb cake!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

I took my boyfriend for his birthday and we had a nice time. It was actually my 1st time and the prices were not as bad as everyone had me believing. Even though I happened to go on restaurant week my boyfriend ate from the regular menu. The only thing I would recommend is less sauce or ask the customer would they prefer it on there food or on the side.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Excellent water view, food was very good but drinks mediocre( I had sangria then Cabernet), friendly prompt service

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Truly had awesome time celebrating my birthday

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3.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Nice atmosphere food was good service a bit over attentive .big gripe was the music just killed the experience maybe a soft jazz would be nice

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

We try to return to Moshulu when in Philly to honor that we were engaged on their deck 34 years ago. The ship has changed so much that this time we couldn’t find the exact place where we were engaged....but things change over time and that’s ok.
Service was pretty good....but...a busser tried to take away some plates before were were done...and a server stopped by to let us know that our desserts would be out soon, but we hadn’t ordered desserts. Dumpling appetizers seemed a bit dry and not fresh made, however, the Ceasar Salad was delish, as was my husband’s fish entree (I forget what it was....but I remember that, while very tasty, it was small...especially for the high price).
Overall a fun, unusual, place to enjoy a nice meal...but a bit pricey for what it offers.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Food was amazing. Dinner on a tall ship on the Delaware was awesome. We had an amazing night and it was nice to be able to make a reservation.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

The food while pricey is truly excellent. The service is also excellent. And sitting inside of a 4 masted barque and looking at the river is something that I did not want to miss while in Philadelphia.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Birthday and we had a really nice dinner only thing was service was kind of slow other than that it was great

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Everything went smoothly thanks to Michelle the manager! Glad we could have my marriage proposal here and will definitely be coming back!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

The moshulu is a great brunch spot, and the bottomless mimosas/bloody mary's/pointsettas/kir royals are a must and the service was great!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The ambiance, food and service was amazing. I would highly recommend Moshulu for any formal dining, anniversaries, birthday celebrations and date night. If you have a taste for fine dining this is an amazing restaurant to dine at. Not too cheap and not too expensive.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

One of the highlights of our visit to Philly. Very special!

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Was an absolutely lovely experience from the atmosphere, the service, the food, the people. Definately worth the trip. Will absolutely be dining here again!

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The whole experience of the establishment was beautiful. My only dislike was the food was not what I thought it would be for the price and also the alcoholic beverages were not to my liking.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Food was good our waiter he wasn't to good had us waiting for 30 minutes for the check and he never came to ask if everthing was good

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

This was, perhaps, our 4th visit to Moshulus. We had an unexpected trip to Philadelphia from central PA and chose to dine here, just a year after our last visit when we had celebrated our 49th anniversary. I am enamored with their Tuna Tartare and Octopus so had the same small plates as the last visit, but they did have some varied adjustments to the dishes, and it had been a year since the last time, so I enjoyed them just as much. The venue is unique and there is a continually changing view through the window as boats come and go through Penn's Landing. We look forward to a return visit in the not too distant future.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

My boyfriend and I love this spot! Beautiful views and a cuisine that cannot be matched. I recommend the crab cakes, they cannot be beat. Would highly recommend for date night! Can dress up for a night on the town or business casual. If you are looking for a special night, this is the spot.

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2.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Not worth the parking, time or money. Went for lunch to celebrate two staff members. Staff at front desk seemed disoriented. No option to eat inside on a hot muggy day which eventually rained. We were wet before canvas was pulled down to keep rain out. Waitress seemed new and inattentive. Plastic cups - really. The sushi was very good. The crab cakes were weird looking and inedible and was the beef sandwich with cheese. The French fries and the sweet potato fries were dried out. Coffee cups were mini cups and not hot. Bill was $166.66 ($200 with tip) for basically 2 orders of sushi and Paris desert.
What was to be a celebration turned into a “can’t believe this meal and service” and “what is this?” Conversation. Terrible experience.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

The service was very slow considering that the indoor dining rooms were nearly empty. Otherwise the food was good and atmosphere unique.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Our server was awesome. Brought us champagne for our anniversary and convinced me to get the couscous (it was great)

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Service and Food were outstanding! The view from the booth looking outside was very romantic. The noise level was very good so you could actually hear your selves. After dinner you could go to the upper level of the ship and continue the experience with music, dancing and cocktails.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Had a French Melt and it was not good. Meat was fatty and there was
mayo on one side of the roll, which is never put on a French Melt.
Wasn't happy with it at all.

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1.0Dined on July 31, 2018

The location on the water is lovely. We had reservations for several weeks and were told when we got there that we could only eat outside because they only had one server and then they had to set a table for us. Our server, Michelino was the best part of the experience. Our drinks came in plastic cups (after we had to change our order because they didn't have one of their signature cocktails), three of our five ordered caesar salads which, when they came, were huge hunks of lettuce and even bigger hunks of bread (supposed to be croutons). Each one was plated in a different sized bowl. One salad came with no shaved parmesan cheese and when it was asked for, got a plastic cup of powdered parmesan. One sushi was in loose rolls so big they fell apart, although it did taste good. We had brought friends from out of town and were really embarrassed at the poor quality. The owner was apparently there that day, but I don't think a chef was.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Disappointed this visit. Food was only so so but more expensive than ever. Waiter was ok not very attentive.

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1.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Rough night on the ship. Beautiful location and space but service was poor and the food didn't save the experience. Things got better once we moved to the bar for an after dinner drink to watch the sunset.

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1.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Horrible, terrible, no-good service. Everything took forever. I can understand if the bar takes a while to make the drinks, or if there was initial confusion over which server was responsible for our table, but when the entire check settling process takes nearly 40 minutes, that’s ridiculous... and it leads me to believe that all the other delays were not incidental. We heard unfavorable things about the food and service before we came, but some in our party wanted to experience the ambiance. We should have listened to the initial reviews; our brunch took over 2 hours and we had to chase down our waitress multiple times.

Go somewhere else.

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2018

I have always wanted to dine here. However I was a little disappointed in the food selection. There wasn’t a variety. We waited 15 minutes to be seated past our reservation and waited another hour for our food. I looked around and there were other people waiting for their food as well. The waiter was excellent. It’s just too bad that it took a long time for us to get our food.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The experience was great. We had the misfortune of being present during a customer’s seizure, but it was handled very well.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

It's been a while since I had been back to the Moshulu and it didn't disappoint. It was the first time for my grlfriend and she loved it!!

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Moshulu was recommended a few years ago for the experience and cuisine. We made reservations well in advance as we were traveling to the area for an event and celebrating our friend's Birthday. Certainly the ship is impressive and we enjoyed the historical nature and architecture. Ultimately we chose to sit outside at "the Deck". Perhaps this is where we went wrong. There was loud music blaring right next to our table of 5, making it difficult to converse without shouting. Our server was adequate but did not go above and beyond in any capacity and lacked a pleasant demeanor. The Sangria was very sweet. We ordered red wine separately to add and cut the sugary taste. The tuna tartar was very good. Our meals were less impressive. Three of us had the crab cake, the dish recommended by our server when we solicited her input. Another in our party had the chicken sandwich and one the wedge salad with steak. Not horrible, but certainly not even close to exceptional.
We were disappointed that such a unique venue lacked the quality we expected. Some additional attention to detail in all areas could drastically improve future diners experiences.

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2018

When the wine and cocktails are served in plastic cups in the main dining room, you know the waiter is not on your side. When you ask the waiter to turn off the hard rock music that's interfering with polite conversation and nothing happens, you know the "music" is there for the staff; not the patrons. In an otherwise lovely dining room with excellent views of the harbor, the staff contributes absolutely nothing to enhance the dining experience. This was not the Moshulu I remember.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Food was excellent just as well as the servers & hostess..

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

This boat is bigger than I thought and offers multiple experiences based upon which section of the boat you are on. If you want a night club atmosphere go to the stern of the boat. If you want a comfortable outside bar go above the stern. If you want a quiet, more elegant dinner the restaurant on the first level with serve you best. We ate in the restaurant where the food was very good, not loud at all, and the staff are all friendly and attentive.

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