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About Moxie's Grill & Bar - University

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!

70 University Avenue
Toronto, ON MJ5 2M4
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International, Canadian

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11:00am - 12:00am
Tuesday: 11:00am - 12:00am
Wednesday: 11:00am - 1:00am
Thursday: 11:00am - 1:00am
Friday: 11:00am - 1:00am
Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
Sunday: 11:00am - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Wellington Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(647) 748-7172

Website:
http://moxies.com/

Parking Details:
Underground parking on site.

Executive Chef:
Brandon Thordarson

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Start your New Years Eve celebrations off with dinner at Moxie's! Enjoy a 3-course dinner for only $49! Make your reservation today!

Moxie's Grill & Bar - University Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

3.7

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Fun (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Live Sports (4)
People Watching (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Healthy (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

the food here is pretty good and the service is also good. Lunchtimes can be a bit noisy so best to get a table or booth towards the back of the bar.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

We were served by a waitress on her first shift but she was very pleasant, helpful and professional. We’ll be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Beautiful, spacious venue... Waiter was excellent... Food was a little slow to come out for our table of 6 but it tasted very good. Although it is a chain restaurant, it is very good and would definitely recommend!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The food and service at this location is always good! You may want to get a table away from the bar area as it can get noisy during busy times. Overall, a great restaurant!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Portions are too large. We had the Chicken Enchiladas ...3 is 1 too many. 2 would be great!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The service was good, but the food is needs improving. My calamari was oily and rubbery, the pasta was cold and lacked taste. The service was good and no complaints.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I guess your experience will vary greatlty, depending on the food. Atmosphere, service was OK but The fish tacos were very disappointing. Stay away...

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Went here one night for dinner, was a typical dinner. I have no fault with it, service a bit slow but it was a Monday night.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I absolutely love Moxies (any location). Staff is awesome, service is outstand and the food is delicious.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our steaks were over cooked. The server and manager apologized and the manager offered a discount. The waitress was inattentive. We had to ask other people for coffee, water, etc. We sat for quite a while with empty coffee mugs and dessert plate waiting for her to bring us our bill.

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Moxie's always deliver with its strong food offering and consistent high quality service a cross the chain. Always had a great experience at this specific location as I am often assigned a larger table, even though I am a solo diner. Good food, good service.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

The two hostesses provided friendly, immediate attention. Our server, ConnorP, was polite, friendly, observant from a distance, and attentive without being "in your face".
My Virgin Caesar was well constructed, imaginative, with balanced spiciness. We also shared the Big Life lager and ale. Both were true to form but a bit lighter on the scale for most craft beers; however, they would pair well with many menu items. We particularly enjoyed the Fresh Smashed Guacamole and the Cheddar - broccoli (still had a bit of crunch!) soup. Sauteed mushrooms in the steak sandwich and roast beef dip were flavourful with good texture.
We did request a quieter area and had a window booth which worked well. The main area is a bit loud. Very clean and well sized washrooms.
All in all, an excellent experience and good precursor to the theatre. Arrive early to enjoy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Tapas, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 18, 2017

This location is just a giant pub with a mostly pub favourites menu.

Lunch house din was "super loud." I was at a table with 3 people at the very back of the restaurant (as far from the front door / bar as you can get) and I could barely have a conversation with everyone at the table.

The pub food was so-so, however, our server was super fabulous, accommodating and on point. I cannot comment on value as I did not pay the check.

Tags: Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

This is the second Movie's I have been to. We just love the place!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Amazing food! Had the steak and my boyfriend had the chicken with goat cheese.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great place but definitely too noisy for a business lunch. Large table next to us with patrons bursting into very loud laughs when not talking - er, shouting at each other...

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Great Beer
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Moxie's offers good value and good food. Our server was very attentive and engaging during our recent visit. The menu changes from time to time, so there are often new and interesting choices. The only downside is that the place is incredibly noisy and even in the dining area the music and people noise was a bit of a challenge. Nevertheless, will go back in the future (as we have in the past).

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Been there for a date. Found the place a bit noisy for a monday night but the food was really good and the service was excellent!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Late-night Find
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Not your typical Moxie's experience. There are a couple of other Moxie's that we go to, but I can't bring my family back to the one on University Ave. I believe that a Blue Jays game had gone on earlier, so the restaurant was crowded with fans. Unfortunately our table was too loud to carry on conversations with my family. When we arrived, we ordered the bottle of wine that we order at the other 2 locations. We didn't realize that it wasn't available at this location and the server brought the wrong bottle. We ended up having it anyway, but its a very different wine and was much more expensive. I asked for water for the table and only received a glass of water for myself. Our server was nowhere to be found when we needed him and we ended up asking other servers for help. I would suspect that if we had a different server and a quieter table, we would have had a much better experience.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I went for brunch with my wife, mother in law and son. Usually, the food is good but the salmon and goat cheese omelet I had, and my wife had also, was terrible - dry and flavourless. I'd probably go back for supper but not for brunch.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Enjoyed meeting up with old friends; lots of time to visit and relax, waitress was kind and understanding of our needs

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Fun
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great spot in a good location. My first time and I will be back!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great Beer, Business Meals, People Watching
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

High volume of music. Too much noise from the guests. Good food.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We liked Moxies because it's casual, vibrant and good food and drink. The staff are welcoming and the service is good. No complaints.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Awful experience. I wrote the GM of the restaurant 3 days ago and I'm still waiting to hear back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Overall a good experience. Service was friendly and attentive. My selection of entrée was tasty but over-salted to the point that I could not finish it.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Our server, Christina, was great. Her beer recommendations were spot-on and she was attentive but not intrusive. It was a great meal!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

For a quick lunch break, and get together it was a suffient lunch outing

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Good. Service was fine. Food was good. Little expensive for a student.

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

I asked for tuna but think i got something raw - salmon? (i could be wrong) and didn't frankly have time to go back - but just left the salmon and ate the salad
The soup was good but would have liked to see an offer of say fresh black pepper. Otherwise ok overall, but not not sure if id want to go here again or recommend it.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

I ordered a salad that was supposed to have chicken in it and they forgot the chicken, so I had to wait for them to cook up some chicken to add to the salad. My friends were done their meals by the time I got the correct one. They also forgot to bring my daughter her ice cream. At least they didn't charge me for my meal. Otherwise it was ok, but the service could have been better.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Always great at Moxies

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 23, 2017

It was so noisey we had to leave before we ordered

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

The only problem I encountered is that I believe I sat on something that was left on the seat...unfortunately tomato sauce and I was wearing white pants. However, the server was wonderful and brought wet naps over to me which helped but white pants are white pants...other than this, the experience was quite good and I will continue to recommend Moxie's...

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Great place to grab a drink or meal. Also a cool patio on both University (covered) and Wellington !

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Noise level is way too high inside. We sat on the patio and it was great. Food was good as was the service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 9, 2017

The waiter was excellent and very friendly. Great service for lunch, in and out quickly!

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I went there for a quick lunch. I ordered a club sandwich that arrived within 10 minutes of ordering. Service was very friendly & efficient . There was a problem with the devices that process credit card transactions which caused a delay in leaving the restaurant. The food is good & I enjoy the House draft beer. I will be back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Disappointed in the overall experience. The food was good but the service sucked. Our waitress Allison had to be reminded to bring us water, then had to be reminded to bring me the glass of wine I ordered and then I had to ask her to check on our food. I won't go here again. There are too many good restaurants in Toronto to have sub par service.

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·Dined on July 31, 2017

Downtown location is ideal and a great place for nearby office happy hour.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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