Moxie's Grill & Bar - University

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Contemporary American

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Share our passion for food & drink in a fun, stylish, social environment. Our inspiration comes from the community we are a part of; from the team we hire to the food we make. We focus on quality food made with fresh ingredients served in a stylish, comfortable & casual environment.

Moxie’s is Located in Toronto's Financial District, next to the St. Andrew Metro Station. Within walking distance from the Princess of Wales and Royal Alexandra Theatres and Roy Thomson Hall. A short distance to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the famous Royal York Hotel. Our Executive Chef Brandon Thordarson has created a menu offering a wide-array of steaks, burgers, pastas and seafood! No matter the occasion, whether it's a business luncheon, a dinner date, or late night drinks with friends, Moxie's offers something for everyone.

Moxie’s features daily drink specials - enjoy them while dining on our outdoor patio!
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OT
Toronto
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

AC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

This was a 3 person business lunch and it was slightly awkward that our starters were not input in the system and the server forgot all about them. They ended up coming towards the middle of our meal along with the third of three meals arriving last. The timing was off and disappointing.

OT
Toronto
46 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always !

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

All good no condiments at table and frankly i didn’t want to take the time to ask but would have expected them. Otherwise all great! Wonderful server and food was great

GM
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to meet up before a game. Nice and close to Scotia. Good array of appies and cocktails also!

Moxie's Grill & Bar - University
Responded on February 8, 2020

Hi GoldMiner, thanks for your positive review. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Amanda S., Events Coordinator - Moxies Downtown Toronto

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MO
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Moxie' s is a hoping downtown bar. Menu is average. Great for youthful minded. Parking in attached building is convenient.

KT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

The food, service and location are great but its too noisy and we could not hear each other talking in there.

TH
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server was amazing.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - University
Responded on January 27, 2020

Hi Tarvia, Thanks for your great review - we're happy you enjoyed your experience and the service! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Amanda S., Events Coordinator - Moxies Downtown Toronto

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OT
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

After booking through open table well in advance for my husband, daughter and I before we headed to a Roy Thomson concert we got seated in the back, high chair table by the washroom and parking area. After saying something we got seated in the main dining area. Not impressed. Waitress service was great. Food was pretty good but parts of it came cold. Malbec was excellent. Didn’t bother to take pics of food because presentation was lacking. I am impressed by the waiter guy who had awareness and knew that I was not happy where we seated first. Then he talked to the hostess to make sure we moved to the regular dining area. I like that he was on the ball. Bravos millennial you were taught right.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - University
Responded on January 20, 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much for your recent review. It appears as though your experience with us could have been more memorable and we would love for the chance to discuss this further with you. Could you kindly email me at tdtevents@moxies.eatz.ca with further details? Kind regards, Amanda S., Events Coordinator - Moxies Downtown Toronto

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N
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service overall. We keep coming back.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - University
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hi Ness, thank you for the 5 star review! We are pleased you had a great experience and happy to hear you continue to return. On your next visit be sure to ask for me, as I would love to say hello! Regards, Amanda S. Events Coordinator, Moxies Grill & Bar, 70 University, Toronto, ON

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RJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience1

Had the seared tuna salad. The tuna was good but the salad was soggy and not very tasty. So I didn’t finish it.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - University
Responded on January 10, 2020

Hi Rob, thank you for the 4 star review in spite of your meal not being up to par. If possible please send me an email at tdtevents@moxies.eatz.ca as we would love to discuss this further and have you visit again! Regards, Amanda S. Events Coordinator, Moxies Grill & Bar, 70 University, Toronto, ON

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OT
Toronto
46 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for being kind, courteous, and always having our best interests at heart. Salut Mi familia

Moxie's Grill & Bar - University
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review! We are please you had a great experiance and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Regard, Alex

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OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

New Year’s Eve, and the restaurant was not prepared to handle the event.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - University
Responded on January 6, 2020

Hello: Thank you for taking the time to rate us on Open Table. Unfortunately it looks like your experience was not up to par. If possible please send me some of the details of your visit and I will be happy to investigate your visit further. My email is aparasidis@moxies.eatz.ca. Regards, Alex

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrated NYE and the service was fantastic! Great server

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and food. Guacamole was awesome.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - University
Responded on January 6, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review! We are please you had a great experiance and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Regard, Alex

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OT
Toronto
46 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

Moxie's Grill & Bar - University
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thanks for your wonderful 5-star review, we appreciate your loyalty! Amanda S., Events Coordinator - Moxies Downtown Toronto

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MB
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had then linguini from the winter special menu and it was outstanding on the recommendation of the waitress. I also LOVE the 1/2 price wine deal on Wednesdays. I will keep coming back.

J
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

While the food was good and the service attentive, what made this experience stand out was the cool new electronic gadgetry that the kids in our party were provided to keep them occupied. Kudos to whomever thought of acquiring and using them!

R
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. Housemade gelato and linguine special were surprisingly very good.

OT
Toronto
46 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

A
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Quick lunch with friendly service and good food. Met my last minute Tuesday lunch expectations.

C
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice ambiance.
Diego was very attentive and accommodating
so much so - we went back for dessert :)

f
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was slow; chicken breast sandwich was very dry; burger tasted like it was from a frozen patty.

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Way too loud. Not good for any occasion. Chose location as it was close to client’s hotel. Won’t go back unless Noise level is dealt with. Most industry colleagues avoid this location slide to noise. Food service was slow but food was very good.

Could not conduct business with client and was rather embarrassed with my choice of restaurant. Kept apologizing to my client for the noisy atmosphere.

VO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I would recommend this place to people that enjoy noisy environments and don't mind having to talk loud.
The first half hour was ok , as requested a table away from the loud noise but once the tables in the area started to get occupied, it got very loud.

FS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Leafs game

L
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Service was great, wait staff knew when to ask what we wanted & when to leave us in conversation. This is a hot spot for after work crowd wanting to have drinks after work so it is really loud everywhere. As long as you can handle that it’s great.
Food was good, but wish they had more variety on the menu - I would have the salmon but I don’t want the accompaniment grains. Wish you could have a list of sides to choose from to meet varying dietary preferences.
Place empties out gradually by 8:30pm.

DV
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Docent expectrd Quality for this location.

l
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere, quiet enough to have a conversation. Noodle bowls were very good!

OT
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The cacophony in the main room when entering the restaurant almost sent me looking for a new place to go. Fortunately, I was seated at a table in a smaller area, so the noise wasn’t quite as deafening. My first course - a sushi roll - was terrific. But, my main course, they called a bowl (but wasn’t even close) was akin to a dish I recently had on a United flight; at least it was in business class. I didn’t stay for dessert.

CC
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was warm when received and server didn’t check up much on us. Prices have increased but the portions are still small. Taste was ok... nothing special.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service. Crazy loud - hard to hold s conversation without shouting.

CU
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server John was exceptional. I have celiac disease and he made informed recommendations and even double checked my choices a few times. I was very impressed. He was also very personable and attentive.
Thank you John!

The food was excellent as well.

M
Toronto
30 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Robb was an excellent server. Had the blackened chicken burger and a extra delicious side salad.
Next time having the Ramen with shrimp, as my dining mate exclaimed, lots of shrimp, hot and tasty.

Food quality is excellent!!!

CA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were great. Noise level from music and conversations were louder then we appreciate.

TG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The restaurant was not that busy when I arrived. First and second drink took longer than I feel it should have. When my son and I each received our steak frites the steaks looked very different in size and mine had a higher percentage of fat on it.

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I'm reluctant to comment on service because the server was not at fault. I didn't realize this location is very popular on a game night, therefore it was busy and very noisy. Although our reservation was made well in advance, there was a scramble to find us a table and then the table was less than appealing being tucked away almost out of sight. Food was mildly warm and fish was dry....hot spice is not a substitute for flavour! I am sorry the review could not be more positive.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Service was great and very timely. Food wasn’t as great though. Everything was way too salty and a little over priced for the quality.

YY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Luv Mellisa's Wine Bar, Only down side is the acoustics. Just too noisy to chat at peak times

SB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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