Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Philadelphia skyline with your meal
Docked permanently on the Penn’s Landing waterfront, the Moshulu is a restaurant that deserves a spot on your must-visit list. Featuring an adventuresome contemporary American menu with a South Seas flair, the Moshulu was named one of the top 15 restaurants in Northeast America by noted food critic John Mariani and is the recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award (2005, 2006).
Dining on the Moshulu, one of the world’s grandest tall ships, will surely be a most memorable experience. The Moshulu’s private dining rooms and outdoor decks take full advantage of the unparalleled views of the city and waterfront.
During the warmer weather months, you can enjoy a drink or a meal on the historic ship’s multi-level decks and take in the Philadelphia skyline, the shimmering lights on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the attractions on the Jersey side of the river and the fleet of boats passing by. It truly feels more like a vacation than a restaurant in the city.
Executive Chef Ralph Fernandez is the man behind the successfully ambitious menu, featuring a wide selection of gourmet dishes. There are plenty of full size entrees, but there is also a great selection of smaller plates, appetizers and grilled items, which will allow you to share and enjoy even more of the menu.
Some highlights include grilled Australian lamb chops, a shrimp and chorizo flat bread, a fire roasted lobster tail, duck confit crepes, and a ceviche trio which includes three rotating ceviches. The new “seafood plateau” (read raw bar) is a beautiful display of jumbo shrimp cocktail, a daily selection of oysters, clams, and marinated mussels all accompanied by Wasabi cocktail, black pepper and shallot mignonette, and more.
Each year, the Moshulu opens the Bongo Bar and Deck on the ship’s upper decks for alfresco cocktails and dining during the summer. More casual than the restaurant’s formal dining rooms, the Bongo bar also features live, island-inspired music on Thursday and Friday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and on Sundays from 3 to 6 p.m.
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