A tradesman's gastropub with an undeniable message of purpose.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Pan Roasted Filet Mignon
duck fat pommes anna, winter squash purée, local mushroom sauce suprême
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
We are offering a 5-course tasting menu for New Year's Eve! Join us to celebrate the end of 2020 and ring in 2021! Menu is on facebook and instagram. Your reservation is for 2 hours. If state or local executive orders prohibit us from dine-in services, we will offer a 3 course tasting menu to-go.
The food is very fresh and tasty. Good portions. It is a small venue, so most diners are relatively close to other tables. The staff are very attentive without being overly-so.
It was wonderful to have fining dining in a small establishment. The food was exceptional and loved the use of root vegetables and sauces.
Great dining experience! The food was excellent as always and the service was extraordinary!
We love it here!!! We especially like the new menu (still waiting for lamb to show up on it). Always a great meal.
Well designed space plus great food. Always a positive experience!
This was our first visit. An outstanding experience. Excellent food and even better service.
Great dinner and our server was the best! Always so kind!
The food is exceptional and the service is very good
Excellent sophisticated food choices. Wonderful service. Great for a special occasion.
Fine dining at its best. Each ordered item is explained. U do not finish one item with ur next course sitting on the table. Courses are not taken away before u are finished. Excellent thought goes in each course. Yes, it does take longer. We had the filet & duck breast last nite. No complains, just praise!!! Like going during the week. Less hassle than on weekends. Same good food & service. Exception bar mistress. I would give it a 15!!al
Food and entire experience was fantastic. A true gem in the heart of Utica
I have been to Motus a few times now and I always enjoy y dining experience. Our service was perfect . Shrimp , scallops , cooked perfectly. My guests snd I are looking forward to going again soon .
This was my first experience at Motus after a number of folks I trust for knowing quality dining indicated this would fit the bill. It was simply fantastic right from our server Lexi down to the dessert at the end. Very nice drink and wines list and a menu that is small but diverse enough to please almost anyone. It has a very relaxed modern vibe that is comfortable and welcoming and really seems more like a city high end restaurant. I will certainly be back for just a great experience
Great if your looking for a unique dining experience, a little out of the norm. Everything thing you taste makes you want to kiss the cook.
Wonderful as always.
Always a Pleasure! Megan and the rest of the staff were fantastic! The food was awesome!
Fantastic filet mignon!!! Prices Fixe is the best value.
We ate outside, which we enjoyed very much. Great dinner and great service, we'll go back and eat inside at some point.
Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and so friendly. Everything we ordered tasted so fresh and was delicious!
Worth EVERY penny. Creative drinks that are perfectly crafted. Better food that some high end places in NYC and Chicago I have eaten at. And the staff are very nice, attentive, and professional
Really a great meal and absolutely impeccable service. I would have liked to see it with all tables occupied
We were warmly welcomed. The cocktails were excellent. The service was warm and friendly. The presentation of food was Superb. The dinners were delicious.
Food was phenomenal as always from appetizer to dessert and as always table and bar service was unparalleled!
Our meal was unbelievably delicious and the wait staff was excellent! We cannot wait to come back here again!!
My favorite restaurant to dine at whenever I’m in the Utica area!!
Always a delicious, beautifully presented meal. The staff pays close attention to detail.
Lauren was amazing and the drinks, food and staff were just as awesome. Looking forward to going back soon.
Great good, great service! Very relaxing! Can’t wait to come back.
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Motus. The restaurant is tastefully decorated. The waitstaff is friendly and efficient. We received a complimentary small bottle of champagne which was a nice touch. My filet and my husband’s burger were masterfully prepared. I highly recommend Motus to anyone who wants food prepared to perfection!
Cannot say enough how much we enjoyed it! Wish we could afford to eat there every meal!
Prefect top to bottom. Great drinks, exceptional food. And the chef came out to see how everything was!
Excellent service. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The food was very good and each dish had a little twist to it which made each dish a little more savory.
Excellent service and delicious food. Good value for quality.
Returned to Motus for my boyfriend’s birthday dinner. This continues to be our favorite restaurant. Fantastic service and an outstanding meal as always. Highly recommended
Food was delicious. Loved the cheese board with the honey comb, nuts and cheeses. Didn't like the taste of the salad...too much black pepper. Enjoyed the lamb chops and homemade cavatelli very much. A little heavy on the sun dried tomatoes for the pasta. And the lamb chops/potatoes/brocolini presentation was boring. The creme brulee was very delicious but didn't care for the chocolate torte. Our server paced our food out very nicely. Enjoyable night!
We ordered two main dishes - pork chop and filet mignon. The pork chop with romescu sauce was outstanding, the best I have ever had, the Spanish tortilla accompanying it was an odd choice and nothing special. I was too full for dessert but felt like coffee and unfortunately it was the worst cup of decaf I have ever had out, watery and flavorless so not a good ending to an otherwise very good meal. My husband and enjoyed his steak and the waitstaff were very clear with regard to ensuring his gluten and dairy restrictions. Oh yes, bread that I had was exceptionally good.
Delicious and creative food and excellent service
Service was on point.
Great time once again at Motus for a fabulous, 5-course brunch! Great job to the team for an excellent meal. The highlights were many, but I’ll note the tournedos of beef with foie gras and truffle and the creme brûlée French toast. Amazing!
Thanks Alicia and team for a fabulous afternoon!
We have been to Motus several times and the food is always amazing. It is Utica's Best Restaurant!
Motus offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 624-9090.
Motus is rated 4.9 stars by 413 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.