Moxie the Restaurant - Cleveland
Moxie the Restaurant - Cleveland

Moxie the Restaurant - Cleveland

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.moxietherestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (216) 831-5599
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Jonathan Bennett
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Moxie offers full service modern American cuisine. Catering for up to 500 people off premise and 200 on premise
  • Entertainment: Moxie features live entertainment on Thursday, Friday & Saturday Nights in our lounge.
  • Special Events: Moxie features wine dinners the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. and wine tastings the third Friday of each month for $25 plus tax and gratuity from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Reservations requested. 216.831.5599

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chagrin Boulevard
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Additional public parking available.
A word from Moxie the Restaurant - Cleveland
For those with descriminating taste, who understand the art of creative cuisine, the importance of fine wine and the beauty of a diverse menu, there is Moxie, the Restaurant. Named one of the top 25 best new restaurants by Esquire Magazine, Moxie continues to tantalize the dining public. Its superb lunch menu consistently attracts both business professionals and trendy socialites. Its dinner menu, an exciting, flavor-filled melange of small, medium, and large plates affords diners the opportunity to sample, share and savor diverse offerings designed for any appetite. Patio seating with live music on weekends provides the perfect backdrop on warm summer days and evenings. Exquisite monthly wine dinners and tastings are not-to-be-missed. Superb desserts, including the signature Baked Hot Chocolate, always garner rave reviews.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Moxie the Restaurant - Cleveland reviews from OpenTable diners
135 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (74)special occasion (51)neighborhood gem (50)great for outdoor dining (44)great for lunch (41)good for groups (34)romantic (32)hot spot (30)notable wine list (24)vibrant bar scene (16)late-night find (8)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • We ignored the Restaurant Week selection
    cynla19
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We love trying out new places during Restaurant Week. Trying to coordinate schedules of three busy friends who live in different areas, made it challenging. We ended up at Moxie, but none of us wanted the menu selection for the week. And there was just one option. We chose other entrees, salads, and an appetizer. We shared a bottle of wine. If I'd paid attention to the RW menu, I wouldn't have gone so that might have kept some people away. The place is beautiful, without being overly fancy. People were dressed nicely, some even in ties, on a Saturday. Only one family was there, with older, well-behaved kids. The food was well prepared, inventive, and timed perfectly despite the late arrival of one of our trio. I'd definitely go back again to try other things on the menu, go to the bar, try lunch, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hermit
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Always too loud, too slow service and the floors are always slippery. Food is good but you smell like the kitchen when you come out of the restaurant since it has an open kitchen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Minor misses but a hit overall
    Carrie8706
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I had a few issues with this place, but nothing major. The sign on the road is not very well lit and it was a little difficult to find in the dark (and I'm a young person with 20/20 vision). I was also surprised that they had valet parking on a Monday night. Parking here is extremely limited! The food was great though and our waitress was good once we flagged her down. I do find it annoying when they just refill your wine glass for you without asking, but she was very attentive though I wouldn't exactly say friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Atmosphere
    DoubleL
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Very nice dining experience as the lighting was perfect, wine was awesome, and the staff was very pleasant! A great spot for groups or couples.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday night was a hit
    Buck
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The attention to both our needs and detail of the food and wine served was excellent. And the after dinner birthday hot fudge brownie with Happy Birthday written on the plate in chocolate drizzle was a fantastic cap to a wonderful night for my wife's birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sherry
    SherryVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    It's always a pleasure to dine at Moxie. A great neighborhood spot, and great for lunch, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing
    sporty86
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband and I started going here about a year and a half ago, after I discovered it in Cleveland magazine. AMAZING food, great service, friendly staff for the most part. I can't say enough good things about this place. We visit at least once a month, and are never disappointed. The only downfall, if there is one, is the menu is fixed, meaning they always have a steak, pork chop, fish, stir fry ect. but that change the accompaniments every season, so they never get old. Would recommend for a nice night out with your spouse or dressy casual dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food with good friends
    eluvsfire
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We were seated in the back room so the ambiance wasn't as good as usual. We all enjoyed our food, although the pumpkin gnocchi that came with the salmon were a little too dense.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gone downhill
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I used to love coming to Moxie. The food has definitely gone down hill. I was there twice last week and both meals were so so at best. Menu needs a facelift. And the service wasn't great. There are plenty of better choices on the Cleveland restaurant front.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disapointed
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    too loud for conversation , too crowded ,bumped by customers and waiters, pricy .will ont return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food
    ohreeds
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Food was excellent. Bustling evening at Moxie. Mouth was watering the minute we stepped in the door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good
    SteveFVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I think the best thing I can say is that I have NEVER had a bad meal there and we eat there a lot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family is one thing...
    Solane
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    ...but bringing little kids to dinner requires training children not to scream and requires adult company that won't provoke the screams by playing to the kids. Our dinner was less pleasant due to a table nearby with a screaming two-year old and another in a baby car seat. Nearby, but quiet, was a baby that must have been less than two weeks old. I have nothing against children, as such, but this place seems to attract more than its share and I find that inconsIstent with a fine dining restaurant. Try Chuck E Cheese, folks.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Phenomenal Date Night!
    RWells
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My wife and I always try to find restaurants we've never experienced. Moxie was chosen specifically for the location with only a few reviews investigated prior to our dining there. We were impressed with just about every facet of our experience. The host staff was friendly, prompt and made us feel genuinely welcome. Our server was prompt, informative and paced our meal perfectly! The food was absolutely top notch and every single item we indulged in was unique and mouth watering! We will definitely be returning to this fine establishment!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Experience
    LLB7
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great evening, great service, great food! Loved the fall decorations in the restaurant! A happy anniversary from the server along with a delicious hot chocolate dessert was such a great touch! OpenTable didn't send my email confirmation to me until the day after our reservation, which was a little strange. But no worries, I just called the restaurant to confirm.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A lovely lunch!
    Lindy
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Everything was perfect. Great service, great food. I always know Moxie will be a perfect place to go!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed
    NickVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We got seated in the bar by choice, but I might as well been eating at another restaurant. We waited 10 minutes for a server, I finally got up and ordered drinks from the bartender. 5 minutes later a sever came over and said she had to go check on specials. 10 minutes later so came back to tell us the fish special was no longer available, it was 8:30 at the point, a little earlier to be out of specials on a Saturday night. Server said same it was the special at Red too, so went really quick. Frankly, not a good excuse, Red and Moxie have been doing this awhile, I would assume that could project # of special needed a little better. In the end food was good, but Moxie could have careless that I came for dinner on a Saturday night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, not great ambiance
    nicki
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    was surprised that it wasn't more intimate. high ceilings made it very open. service was just ok because it seemed like there was only one waiter for the main dining area. food was delicious though
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    ecotravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was interesting, if not outstanding. But service was haphazard. Our server seemed overloaded, as though she was covering for a co-worker who didn't show.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Table on the patio
    SusGBVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We ate our dinner on the patio at a wonderful round table for six. It was perfect. Food was delicious as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was not prepared well
    ShakaVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We ordered sesame tuna and pork chop for dinner on a late Thursday night. The tuna was sashimi grade and the center was rare as it should have been. The problem was the temperature of the tuna-ice cold in the center, like it was just taken out of the refrigerator. The center should have been room temperature. The pork chop was much too salty, that any flavor it did have was completely overshadowed by the saltiness. Service was attentive and pleasant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch!!
    Mimi
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Had lunch at Moxie's last week with girlfriends to celebrate a birthday! The breads were delicious & refills were graciously served, are lunches were delicious & the birthday treat Moxie's Baked Hot Chocolate was a sweet surprise from our server. Atmosphere was vibrant & fun. We were able to stay and talk after the meal with coffee refills a plenty! We had a great time & would highly recommend Moxie's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lots of Choices
    FOODIE4MeVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This place always offers lots of choice - the filet was done just right but instead of being on a bed of creamy goat cheese whipped potatoes, I got a whipped mixture of corn goulash? Waiter needs to learn his foods and menu items. The SWAUDFISH (swordfish) was nothing to write home about-small portion (waiter needs to learn how to pronouce entrees).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, Well Conceived Meal
    Silooet
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have enjoyed several meals at Moxie, and this trip was no exception. The menu was well conceived with the sides matching the entrée very well. The menu itself is regularly refreshed based on seasonality, and the specials are consistently appealing. The service was very good, with the server providing his insight on the menu. He had a good understanding of the food being served, and was comfortable enough to advise us on both the menu and the wine. We started dinner fairly early (6:30 PM) to a mostly empty restaurant, but the table filled up by the time that we had left around 9:00 PM. It was by no means noisy, and the live music was good. Overall, it was an enjoyable evening, and we will find a reason to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing fish menu
    Sunny
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I was apalled that a restaurant the caliber of Moxie's would have Catfish on the menu. Disappointed in the fish choices: salmon (a staple of all restaurants) seared tuna (was very good), They would not prepare anything else. Pointing out, fish, NOT shellfish. We do not eat shellfish. Our waitress Nicole, was excellent, perfect. Appreciated birthday treat. Thank you for that.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • De-lish!
    happy2taste
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Moxie is a real find! The food was delicious with a very rich mix of flavors. I had the salmon with lentils and gnocchi. The salmon was most and chief to perfection. The skin was crispy with a slightly salty tinge and the meat was juicy acc well seasoned. The lentils grounded the dish and made it hearty while the gnocchi gave the dish a creamy texture. The greens in the dish were also well seasoned (I think there was bacon!) without being overpowering. While the outside looks a little dated, the inside was beautiful and the staff was nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A FAVORITE NO MORE!
    foodieInMiamBeachVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have always loved this restaurant and it was always out "go to" spot. But last Friday night the service was DEPLORABLE! Not only was the service slow and inattentive, they got our orders wrong: entrees not cooked correctly, wrong sides, and desert not cooked. We could forgive all of that, but no one acknowledged the mishaps. The RIGHT thing to do was offer us free deserts or coffee, but nothing. That kind of unapologetic service is inexcusable. Regretfully, we will not be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Made My Wife Very Happy!
    Mitch
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I usually go to Moxie for business. When I tell my wife she is always jealous and says, "We should go there." I invited her to lunch and suggested Moxie. Although we had both been there before, every time we return it's a special experience. We were not disappointed this time and I scored some extra points with my wife (always a plus). Thanks so much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable
    laurenVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Moxie is a reliable experience though not the value it once was. At first glance the menu seemed a bit tired but on further investigation, there were some new interesting choices, among them a roasted cauliflower appetizer.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening
    danno
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Tremendous meal and the service was excellent. We met with a party for discussion and their was not rush to move us through the meal and on to the next guest. All food was excellently prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Menu Reasonable price.
    Earl
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was terrific. Menu was fairly priced with most entres between $25-30. Wine menu was a little pricey. Staff was friendly and good service. Outdoor seating was pretty with nice accustic live music. I would definitely go back - One of our new favorites
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall ordinary to sub-par
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I had a business guest for lunch. I made reservations for 11:30 AM. We arrived on time. It was well after 12:15 when our food arrived. The waitress did apologize that it was taking "longer than usual." There was no one in the restaurant when we were seated. It was packed by the time we finished our meal at 1:00.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch
    CAK2VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The Cobb salad is back yeah best salmon on the planet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rivka2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I'm usually a 20% at least tipper but I couldn't justify giving our server more than 10% and I didn't even want to do that. Was celebrating my best friends birthday and she put a damper on our whole evening by acting like she didn't want us there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Again Staff did not care
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service was slow waited over 45 minutes for entrees when mentioned to the manager we never saw the manager again. Waiter disappeared. I will never go back or ever recommend this restaurant to anyone. The lack of personal service was terrible. A $250 bill for four people is a nice check. Someone should have responded to us while we were there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We are never let down at Moxie. The food is fantastic, the outdoor space is great and the new late-night menu is scrumptious! And it's cheese month - fantastic selections of local cheese.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    Foodie916VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It was such a great dining experience. The patio is a wonderful atmosphere. The food was amazing and they had live music playing on the patio and it really enhanced the entire experience. Salmon was perfectly cooked and the drinks were yum.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wedding weekend
    LindaN
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Out of towners found Moxie via an Urban Spoon search. Host staff were over the top accommodating our late arrival. Wait staff were quick to get our drink orders in, realizing our post 7 hour drive need to kick back. We wanted to try several appetizers tapas style and they made that easy. All the choices were perfectly plated and delicious. Looking forward to a return visit when back in Cleveland!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit, not the last
    snipsVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We enjoyed a delicious meal at Moxie. We decided to sit inside although most diners picked the patio.Our meals included the crab cakes, filet, and a grilled sirloin special, and their frites. My fiance loved the creamed corn side that came with the filet but wasn't a fan of the smoked tomato jam that topped the filet. We have visited the adjacent Red's Steakhouse several times, but this was our first visit to Moxie and it will not be our last. We look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertaining visitors
    CoolDining
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Moxie's is always a good choice. The food is excellent and they always take care of the client requests. This is my standard for entertaining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate