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Moxie's Grill & Bar- University
Moxie's Grill & Bar- University
  • Address:
    70 University Avenue
    Toronto, ON MJ5 2M4
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown/ Financial District
  • Cuisine:
    Canadian
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Moxie's Grill & Bar- University Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://moxies.ca/blog/toronto-downtown-now-open
  • Phone: (647) 748-7172
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am, Monday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm.
  • Cuisine: Canadian
  • Executive Chef: Brandon Thordarson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wellington
  • Parking: No
A word from Moxie's Grill & Bar- University
Now open at 70 University Avenue in Downtown Toronto! Located in Toronto's Financial District, off of University Ave and Wellington St, next to the St. Andrew Metro Station, Moxie’s is a premium casual restaurant offering weekend brunch, lunch, dinner or late night dining. Passion. Food. Friends.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCanadian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "We had an issue with one of our orders and the Manager was fantastic! He took care of the problem and ensured that we had a great dining experience, which we did!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Went during World Cup and it was really loud. Not sure the sound barriers are good; seemed like the noises bounces off one and another. Lots of people, food is nothing special.. if you are looking to catch up with a friend, it may be hard to talk if it's busy.."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I attended this restaurant - along with two friends - with high hopes, considering my positive experiences at other Moxie's locations. However, in this case it seemed as though they were under-staffed. Please keep in mind that it was Canada Day. We were not attended to immediately - took about 15 min. We endured approximately a half an hour wait time between anything that was ordered (starter, entree, the bill, and even the card machine). In addition we had to request for utensils, we had to repeatedly ask for water, we were checked on rarely, and the food was not satisfactory. The restaurant environment however, was energetic with practically everyone enjoying the FIFA match."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "The food and atmosphere is always great. I always recommend this to friends for lunch, as it's close, the ambiance, service and food is always good."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Nice place, good food and service. Recommend the spiced mojito! Enjoy"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Went for weekday lunch with friends. Food was good and service was well timed. Nothing exceptional, but nice overall. Noise level a bit too high for my liking. Had difficulty hearing each other while conversing."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Happened to catch a World Cup Game on June 26 at Moxie's on University and Wellington. The place was hoping. The beer was cold and the service from Columba and Ex GM Alex superb. Couldn't have wished for a greater lunch. BTW Germany won!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Thanks to FIFA, the noise level was deafening. Food was great. Had the steak. Love the non-aloholic mango martini. Service is top-rate."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Not as attractive as the other Moxie's in town - rather sterile-looking. Very crowded front room. Noise level is terrible. Food & Service were very good so I'd go back for that. Prices were good."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Food and service was excellent. The patio wasn't open the day I was there, but will definitely be back to try it out."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Many TVs and depending what is on it can be very noisy!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Went to Moxie's after the ball game on a Saturday. Not crowded, not too noisy, excellent service. A bit of a walk from the Skydome, but worth it to get away from the crowd."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The virgin margarita, appetizer, and the dessert were amazing but the main entree both of us had was lacking substance and taste. I would say it good enough overall for us to come back another time. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Had a meeting there on Friday, very very busy and it was hard to hear each other. I had the fully loaded hamburger and it was quite good, the sweet potato fries were overcooked and not hot. Overall, it was basically a young people lunch place. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We would have loved our experience at Moxie's if we had only been able to hear one another. There were six of us at a booth, but even seated right beside each other we could hardly hear what was said. There was no hope to speak with people across the table. We will not be back "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I am so happy Moxie's opened in the Financial District. It's a huge place with great seating (nice large booths). I love their lunch salads especially the citrus arugula salad. Our waiter was funny and friendly and not intrusive. The noise was a little loud, hard to hear the specials but not too loud that I couldn't hear my lunch companion."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "One of the gems in the downtown TO eating scene! I used to go elsewhere in the area for years but now frequent this location awaiting its opening. It has changed my eating radar in that part of the corridor. Well done!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "love the food, but could tone down the salt a bit. Overall great experience. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Came to watch the Raptors game. Food and service was excellent but the TV's are in really awkward positions and there are not enough of them. Had trouble seeing the game. Would go back but never to watch a sporting event"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I had hoped I could get a quiet table where I could touch base with friends. Unfortunately we got the table just near the bar despite my request on the reservation. however the service was good ..."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Had a great time with colleagues. The manager Alex was very accommodating Sevice excellent and menu a little different than typical roadhouse fare"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Great new property for Moxie's downtown location. Natural light and great urban deco. It's got a lot of hustle bustle but that comes with the territory. staff were great at taking it at our pace and kept us hydrated and satisfied. Thx Sarah & Chanel ! Be back soon ..."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Lunch crowd was raucous and we were seated at a tiny table near the kitchen despite rezervations. Service was impeccable. Food was good off the luch menu although my salad was over dressed. The Tuna on Taro Chip app was great! "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Moxie's is a very classy yet relaxed restaurant downtown. The food and service are excellent. Can be a bit loud in the evenings though."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Moxies at University and Front in Toronto was great. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. If you havent' had the white chocolate brownie, your missing out. It was AMAZING!!!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "visited this Moxie's when first opened-was much better; this time went with a couple of friends and shared appetizers; have never seen such small-sized calamari and the portion size was too small for the cost (seemed like the remnants of their supply and the size portion wasn't this small the previous time had been there); we also ordered nachos and the same situation - portion way too small for the cost of the dish - we always order nachos everywhere we go and never have we received a plate where before even starting to eat, we could already see the bottom of the dish... seriously, you're being that stingy with nachos chips... they're like $1.99 bag and yet you're charging so much for the dish... oh, and try not to burn the nacho chips."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "As of recent, I have been booking my lunch meetings at Moxie's it's been a great place to bring clients... One thing I do find annoying though is the music is very loud! it makes everyone in the restaurant talk louder and creates a very loud environment. Other than that... everything is great"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I met my parents here the other night for dinner with a friend of mine. The servers were extremely hospitable and had a great table side manner. Very enthusiastic and easygoing. Not in your face about ordering, on point about when to check in on us. They were also very accommodating about my fathers shell fish allergy. The manager over aswell to ensure we were satisfied. And to end it off we got a free dessert out of it. Amazing experience overall. Best staffed moxies I've ever been to! :)"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We had a lunch booked for March 15th at 12:15pm. I wish I could remember the young lady's name who was our waitress ! She was so amazing.. right on the ball, the food was delish... staff super friendly.. very easy to book via Open Table.. unfortunately I forgot to tell them I had booked this way :( so did not get to claim my points.. I would highly recommend this restaurant!!!! cheers Shelley (we attended Louise Hay I can do it! conference) so were stretched for time"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Always takes priority in busy financial district. Food was decent. Friendly upbeat staff. Good setting for corporate functions"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great place but for in-between time, from 5 to 7 place become almost empty, I was surprised. May be that because of huge main lobby / main hall place. I loved it personally, never saw such a high ceilings in a restaurant."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The new Moxies that opened dt is just a quick walk across the street from my workplace. It is my third time at this location having lunch with a coworker, and as always it keeps on proving to be an awesome choice. I try to order something new every time I go there and think I found my new fave, Fish tacos! and I did not have to break my diet. Service wes excellent and we were in and out within an hour. Will keep on continuing to go there whenever I get a chance to treat myself and unwind with good company."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "After reading the reviews I was prepared for horrible service. I am pleased to report that our server was helpful, attentive and friendly. The food was a mixed bag. Riblets were delicious, but I think these are bought premade. Lobster steak is a misnomer as there is a lobster sauce but no lobster, on a grade B piece of meet. Having an after work group of about 8 braying hyenas seated next to us did not help the ambience."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We told the maitre-D that we had a concert to catch and we were told "no problem." We ended up having 5 minutes to eat our meals! Food was great, service.. not so much"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Although I gave the food only 1 star, it's probably not a fair rating since WE NEVER HAD THE CHANCE TO ACTUALLY EAT THE FOOD! We arrived at 6:30 for our 6:30 reservation and were greated by 3 friendly smiling faces and promptly shown to our table and were told our server would be right with us. After sitting there for 15 minutes, whatching the servers flutter around to every other table in our area, including tables that were seated after us, we got up and left. It wasn't like we were stuffed in a corner and forgotten about. We were in a booth in the main dinning area. The tables on either side us us were served and nobody even looked our way. No water. No drinks. Nothing. We won't ever be going back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We came to this Moxies as it was recommended by a colleague. The reservation process was good and they accommodated my request for a quieter table that would allow for business conversation. At first the service was fast and friendly but over the course of our visit the server started to ignore us and didn't even make eye contact when working his other tables. It took around 25 minutes to eventually track him down in order to get the bill. Food was good and the environment modern and great for a business lunch. Compared to other Moxies the service fell short."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "This might not be the best place for a quiet meal and much of the restarant seating is close to the bar which can be very vibrant. My most recent lunch was the day of the Canadian Olympic Game against Latvia, so it may have been busier and noisier than the norm. If you are there to eat and keep an eye on the game at the same it is also an excellent venue with a good mix of booths and tables. If you have been to other Moxies it is pretty much in keeping with the others."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Was extremely unimpressed with this Moxies, i have been to two other moxies locations and was very pleased with everything. This moxies i was sat at a horrible table almost directly beside another couple as if we were joining them. Our server started that day i think, although he was very nice. Overall i would never go back to this moxies or recommend it to a friend."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We ate here on February 12th at 7 pm. The service was prompt and drinks we good but the restaurant was very loud. The entres were good for my wife's salmon and my pasta dish was so garlicky that I could not eat it. I told the waitress about this and she offered to replaced it but it was too late. They comped my desert which was ok. May not go back there for a while."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "For a slow night it was unacceptable to have one of the guests have to walk to the counter and ask for the bill as no one was checking on the table. The service was truly below expectations from beginning to end. Food was average at best, this is a new location and we were hoping for a great experience. Not going back anytime soon."
    Dined on 2/10/2014