Boston >Restaurants > Mooo Restaurant
15 Beacon St (XV Beacon Hotel), Boston, MA | Directions 0210842.358137 -71.062073
Neighborhoods: Back Bay, Beacon Hill
Omg – The greatest steak I've ever had the pleasure of eating . Kobe dumplings are a must also!
Very disappointed – We were at MOOO’s last night celebrating our anniversary looking forward to a celebratory / romantic evening. Unfortunately, that was not the case. We were seated by the main door with constant traffic of hotel/ restaurant guests. Furthermore, I informed our waitress of food allergies usually at a restaurant of this caliber the chef is on high alert. I ordered a salad and much to my surprise the salad contained blue cheese (this is highly toxic for me) Thank God I saw the cheese. The steaks were ok. The meal was overly priced, the service was something to be desired and the ambiance was less than desirable My husband and I frequent great restaurants. In fact, we are at the Capital Grille at least once a week and will continue to highly recommend this restaurant to friends and colleagues. Unfortunately, we will not return to MOOO’s nor recommend to others
Best restaurant in Boston – I went here with my boyfriend for our anniversary. The atmosphere was really beautiful, our server was attentive, but not overbearing, and the food was amazing. I had the best meal of my life. For an appetizer we got the seafood platter for two which was delicious. The fresh baked bread was amazing. I ordered the filet mignon and my boyfriend ordered the beef wellington. Both were cooked just the way we asked, and we both agreed it was one of the better meals we've had. They served a butter flavored with thyme to compliment my steak, and it was perfect. The sides were amazing, particularly the mushroom risotto. I had a bluberry tart for dessert that rivaled a home-made pie.
The place was pricey so it's good for special occasions. If it was cheaper, I'd go every week.
The XV Beacon Hotel houses a feast for beef-lovers (and their seafood-loving friends). – In Short
There's no mistaking the menu here--from the name to the décor, Mooo is all about the cow. Though potentially cringe-inducing reminders of one's food origins abound, the atmosphere, service, and presentation are classy and tasteful. Steaks include prime, grass-fed, dry-aged, and the prized Kobe beef. Wellington and Chateaubriand are standouts, while scallops with corn-potato hash or lobster and macaroni are equally impressive. An extensive wine collection and delectable desserts round out the meal.
Expensive debacle – My boyfriend and I went to Mooo last night after hearing mixed reviews. We enjoy trying new places however, this experience was one we would like to forget. We frequent steakhouses such as Grill 23, Abe and Louie's, Capital Grill, Ruth's Chris and Mortons so we figured it would be fun to try another steakhouse to potentially add to the list. For appetizers, we ordered the kobe beef dumplings and chilled alaskan crab and avocado which were both decent at best. I also ordered the clam chowder for myself which was tasteless. For meals, I ordered the chilled lobster tail which again was tasteless and which I sent back. My boyfriend ordered a steak (I don't remember exactly which one) but he said he enjoyed it. Overall, the best thing I had all night was my steamed asparagus side order. The manager then asked me if I would like something else and I said Caprese and almost 25 minutes later, my server comes over with a plate of plain pasta?!? To top the night off, the server also misplaced our credit card but found it about 5 minutes after he lost it.
Not worth it at all – The food is not worth the price. There are so many better steakhouse in Boston - Capital Grille, Grill 23, Abe and Louies, Ruth's Chirs. I honestly have had better sirloin at the Outback. I would not return to this establishment. Even the vegetables were over cooked. The drinks were fun and festive but for a restaurant whose main focus is the cow, they certainly don't know how to make a great steak.
Mothers day brunch – I took my wife for mother's day brunch. We were seated realtively promptly, the ambience was excellent. Our brunch was delicious and very well presented. However our server forgot our side dish, which I am glad he did because our portions were large. He also was a little slow on service and did a below average job at best.
Food and ambience
Pricey and sub-par service
Good but expensive – Sometimes when you gotta have steak, you gotta have steak. It's not something I order too often (trying to keep off the red meat), so when I get it I don't mind paying up for it. That being said, I had a fantastic porterhouse here. I asked for medium rare and that's exactly what I got. The meat was incredibly flavorful. It set me back a bit in the wallet (ok, a lot), but well worth it!
nice atmosphere – Food was ok, but not good enough for the prices they are asking! Service was waaaaay too slow! Took almost 2 hours just for lunch and the servers were not that busy. Server never asked if we needed more drinks or how our food was during our whole meal.
WE HAVE BEEN HOODWINKED – i guess the thing do do these days if you are a chef is to open a steakhouse in boston, problem is most of the new places that pop up are nothing but a farce! sure they charge you like it is a prime steakhouse, but they dont give you prime beef,the public is getting taken!! getting choice and paying prime prices!, prime is twice as expensive to buy wholesale as choice, and dry aged beef is 30-40% more expensive than wet aged! this place is a perfect example of the fake high end steakhouse, along with the new place that opened right around the corner with prime in there name! (and thet also dont serve prime beef!)dont be fooled, the chefs think the public is dumb and wont know the difference(and in most cases they are correct) but if you are a true steak lover and know what is exceptional quality you will be offended by what they serve you here and will just get a chuckle out of the prices they charge for it! shame shame mooo, shame shame!
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