Moxie's Grill & Bar - University

4.4
465 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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!
What 465 People Are Saying
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RC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Expensive as heck (although typical for touristy downtown TO) and the food was just decent. Restaurant atmosphere itself is typical generic "casual dining".

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Service from Ben was excellent, efficient and friendly!

Food was very tasty.

Cons: the glasses need to be cleaned more thoroughly. All of the glasses we received had lip marks on them on the rims.

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V
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Staff was great. The food is always great however the Ribs were a bit tough to my liking, they needed to be cooked a bit more as the were very chewy. My daughter had the Salmon and it was excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Delicious food but way too loud.

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f
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was very friendly but also very slow. Otherwise a very good dinner for pre-theatre.

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BA
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic location, great staff, amazing food! Highly recommended

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CG
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food is good quality. Service is very good. Prices are high related to quality of food. Drink prices are high. TOO NOISY!!!! Bring Bose noise cancelling headphones. This establishment is noisy on purpose so that you eat quickly and get out. A table turning restaurant. Nothing particularly special about this place. A dime a dozen in Toronto.

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Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service by Emily and delicious food, but our soups and onion rings were cold. Our orders did come out correctly after making a few changes.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch - amazing staff, very accommodating and helpful. Surprised me with a fantastic dessert based on preferences. One thing - it took long to pay because it was very busy and the servers were stretched.

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J
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Had the mango chicken. Highly recommended.
Our server was very pleasant and helpful.

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GK
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Server did his job. Upsold the wine and an extra for the meal. Trainee has a ways to go but was pleasant enough. Steak meal tasted delicious although wasn't hot. Had a show to get to so didn't say anything. Place was very loud making it hard to talk. Still, all in all was a good time and good meal. We would go back.

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YY
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic, food was tasty as usual. Overall great experience

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IC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food and service. Comfortable setting. But the noise can be deafening. Unfortunately we were seated at the booth closest to the bar area. For us four “old guys” that meant shouting at each other for most of the night.

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BP
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

The Salmon and Avocado Cobb was a disappointment.
You should describe it better, ie. it is not a salad but some conglomeration of ingredients by which the chef must think is trendy.

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent, prompt, courteous & kind.

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DW
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Convenient location, great service, lively atmosphere. Nice place to enjoy a meal with friends.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was great

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CU
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good location prior to a Leafs game.......food and service was as expected.

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our recent dining experience. The customer service was excellent and the atmosphere was welcoming and fun. My only criticism is the noise level. The music volume was quite loud.

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m
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Bit pricey but you are right downtown. Noise level was right up there but somehow we could still speak at the table

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Our server was excellent and very attentive. Awesome atmosphere

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The room was quite noisy - music could have been turned down a bit.

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K
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent!

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f
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food and selection very good, but we sat and waited over 30 minutes to get coffee and tea and were only served after we told the server that we had to leave soon.

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N
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This is the kind of place that you would go to if nothing else was open. Food was very poor and overpriced. Zero decor and even though our server was pleasant and did her best, overall inattentive service. Not recommended.

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M
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Soup of the day well done. Beef dip with pretzel bun, I would order again.
And of course our waiter, Sean provided really good service!

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TT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great food-wise and it was an amazing looking restaurant! The decor and ambience was top-notch. It was a little loud for our liking as we really had to speak up to hear each other, and the waiter did not check on us nearly enough. But overall a great stay and more importantly the food was 10/10. We would definitely come back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was amazing, Thomas our server was perfect!

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S
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zack was our server and he was absolutely amazing! Polite, funny, and constantly went the extra mile for us while we were there. We would definitely go back just for him!

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TH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!
Great service!

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M
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never been disappointed with either the food or the service in all of my visits to Moxie's.

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LM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have brought my work team here a number of times for team building. We have always enjoyed the game od and service. With the team having vegetarians as well they enjoy the selection and for the od available as well.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Went with a reservation for lunch.. celebrating my birthday with my daughter and in town to see Ellen.. ordered two bellinis when we sat down ... then food to follow.. food came so did water.. after 80min of being told the drinks were coming out soon we cancelled the drink order.. and paid just for our food.. not really the lunch or celebration we had planned.. barely saw our waiter as well.. probably won’t go back. They were very understaffed and it showed.. should have gone elsewhwre

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience. Had 2 people from our party from the UK and they were very impressed. They mentioned particularly the presentation and the portion size of the food. Glad we chose your restaurant.

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We ordered the 6oz filet mignon and the 16 oz rib eye. Neither were properly cooked. The ribeye looked and felt like it was placed on only a warm grill to cook. Certainly not prepared properly. The ‘seasonal vegetables’ were three pieces of broccoli. For $48 I expected more. Service was nice, but slow. Waited 20 minutes plus for our plates to be cleared. Understandable if it was busy but only 1/3 of the restaurant was full.

Half price bottles of wine was the only saviour.

If you’re looking for a steak dinner, avoid Moxies.

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G
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A clean and open environment with lots of room to move around. Loved the fact that we could hear each other...often a challenge with people competing with "background" music. The food was perfect, and the service really on top of our time constraints.

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CD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I regret not remembering our server’s name. He was amazing!! Very professional, helpful and knowledgeable! 5 stars for him!!!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The meat is amazing!!! French fries were a little too over cooked .

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PF
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good but it wasn't hot. The noise level was quite high. I had reservations and they seated me at a high table, fortunately they had a cancellation so my friend arranged for us to be moved to another table.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best blackened chicken burger ever . Brought our a lava brownie for my gf birthday super sweet !

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