Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


735 S. Columbus Blvd., Pier 34 Send to Phone

Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Moshulu Restaurant Review

: The Moshulu is a ship with a long and varied career working ports all over the world. It was sometimes a warship, sometimes even a floating warehouse, but she remains the world’s largest and oldest four-masted sailing ship still afloat. When you board her, from the dock in Old City, you enter a world of almost forgotten luxury. Lovingly restored by Leslie Koesar Associates, it contains all the mahogany, Victorian glass, chandeliers and tapestries that you would expect, and the staff is as attentive as any cruise ship’s. This is a kind of celebratory spot, and the high-priced wine list reflects that. Local chef Tom Harkins invents his menu to include the ship’s ports of call from its glory days. Consequently, pork and chorizo empanadas with guacamole, share appetizer space with scallop and shrimp wontons and Thai beef salad. Honey and lavender glaze a chicken breast, while spatzel cozy up to a veal chop. Desserts feature Chambord cheesecake, the ubiquitous crème brulée and chocolate mousse, and fruit sorbets that come attractively frozen in their natural shells. The array of after-dinner drinks is impressive as well.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.