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
Bone in Berkshire Pork Chop Schnitzel
house penne mac & cheese, braised winter greens, house smoked bacon, comeback sauce
Pan Roasted Filet Mignon
duck fat pommes anna, winter squash purée, local mushroom sauce suprême
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!
One if our favorite restaurants in Utica, such a unique and outstanding experience.
The service, meal and presentation were phenomenal. Our party of six had a wonderful time.
Another excellent meal at Motus! From drinks, to the backpacker’s lunch to dinner it was great! The flatiron steak with mushroom risotto, sautéed ramps, poached egg and hollandaise sauce was the date. Perfectly cooked steak with every component playing off each perfectly. I can’t wait to go back!
Absolutely loved Motus. Honestly, what a gem! The food was fantastic. The pacing from drinks to appetizers to entrees was right on queue. We will 100% be coming back to Motus the next time we’re in the Utica area❤️
I love this place. The staff is amazing
Our sanctuary , go to place to unwind, celebrate, or be romantic.
Awesome. Great experience overall. Beverage service is top notch
Delicious food, amazing drinks and service!
Outstanding food and service. Flavors were well planned and excellent wine pairings.
Motus is the best fine dining in the Utica-Rome area. Excellent preparation, great choices regarding how to complement the primary part of each entree, smart & professional service, quality original cocktails.
Some of the most creative cuisine we've ever had! We are regulars. Limited number of selections, as would be expected in a small restaurant, but there's something for everyone, and it's an incentive to try something new as well. We've never been disappointed!
Drinks were delicious food was good. Service was good
Very Nice meal. Quality ingredients, excellent presentation. Pasta was a little dry but all the ingredients were really fresh. Roasted Monkfish was exceptional. Great Wine list. Will definitely return.
As always the service was excellent. All social distancing protocol was followed, we saw all the tables being wiped and sterilized between customers. The food was phenomenal. Drinks were delicious. Lexi behind the bar mixed up some delicious cocktails and it is always fun to watch the chefs from the soundproof window in the kitchen. Emmie was walking around making sure everyone was happy and we had a lovely chat. It’s my favorite place to go.
Food and drinks were delicious!!
This restaurant is one of this greatest experiences I have ever had. My wife and I had out first date here, and continue to return at least once a month.
One of the top five dining experiences of my life. The chef and waitstaff at Motus never disappoint.
Great place to celebrate our anniversary. Great atmosphere and good food.
Never disappoints! Always consistent food, exceptional service!
Outstanding. Service, presentation and quality of meal were beyond excellent
Dinner was Amazing!!! Drinks were Delicious!! Great staff!!!! They made it a perfect dinner and great night!!!
Had an amazing meal, perfect filet & all around. We love Motus!
Food here never disappoints! True farm to table and the freshness shines. Every single detail is well attended to. Hot soup in a shot glass? Yes, please. Homemade sourdough bread. Perfectly seared tenderloin and the desserts are exceptional (surprise us they did). Owners are wonderful people and we will always be patrons!!
Excellent meal and service
What a lovely brunch. The place was beautiful, service was exceptional and the am poutine was out of this world. Can't wait to go back for dinner!
Our favorite restaurant the food is superb every time
Motus offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 624-9090.
Motus is rated 4.8 stars by 385 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.