Moxie's Grill & Bar - University

4.2
576 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 576 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on all time ratings
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food
4.2
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4.0
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Cutlery was dirty .

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vipTHE19THOLE
Toronto
304 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Service and excellent effort in terms of keeping us all SAFE during the 'TRUMP FLU'................................................



Slainte !

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Becca
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Servers were amazing, especially Jamie! The music was a bit low for late night drinks, but overall had a great time :)

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John
West Sussex
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Moxies was “fine”, not that I expected anything exceptional. The food was a little cold when it came out and the service was a little slow.

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MorvaK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great patio experience - loved the drinks and the food itself was pretty decent.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was great

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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Kevin
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Patio has lots of shade and service staff is excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Lame. Waitresses are too worried about their hair to give proper service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was good, a little confusion on the menu as it was the first day open for dine in guests, but I will go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
50 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

Moxie's Grill & Bar - University
Responded on March 24, 2020

Hi There, thanks for your 5-star review! We appreciated your loyalty and look forward to seeing you again soon. Hope you're staying safe. Kind Regards, Amanda S., Events Coordinator Moxies Bar & Grill, Toronto ON

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always !

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great service and food. A little too loud for my liking.

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ChanK
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

party of 4, we were going to raptors game (to start at 7:30).. reservation was for 5:30...we had drinks, appetizers, ordered food at 6:30, didn't get our food until after 7 pm. (maybe 40 mins ?) .. food was tasty but we had to rush eating it... will know better to order earlier but think the wait time was excessive assuming that you're prepared for pre-game and pre- theatre guests.....

Moxie's Grill & Bar - University
Responded on March 2, 2020

Hello ChanK, We appreciate you taking the time to review our location. Clearly we didn’t deliver an experience you loved, and I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. Would you please email us at tdtevents@moxies.eatz? Regards, Amanda S Events coordinator Moxies Toronto Downtown

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Caramel
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tasty
nice setting
always a nice lively crowd
great burgers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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AdChick
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always !

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OpenTable Diner
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

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vipGoldMiner
Toronto
9 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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MicheleO
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.

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vipKingTut
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.

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vipTarviaH
Toronto
10 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
20 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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Ness
Toronto
5 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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RobJ
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
51 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
11 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrated NYE and the service was fantastic! Great server

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OpenTable Diner
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
51 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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vipMikeB
Toronto
24 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.

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Joelie
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!

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vipRosey
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
51 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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vipAmz418
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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Caramel
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipfoodie
San Diego
49 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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VandaO
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.

FAQs

Moxie's Grill & Bar - University does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Moxie's Grill & Bar - University also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (647) 748-7172.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - University is rated 4.2 stars by 576 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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