Motus

4.8
385 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
mōtus (Latin); movement, progress, passion, revolt

A tradesman's gastropub with an undeniable message of purpose.

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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 385 people are saying
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Maryp
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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TracyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food...amazing!

The service...superb!

Cannot say enough how much we enjoyed it! Wish we could afford to eat there every meal!

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TimJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prefect top to bottom. Great drinks, exceptional food. And the chef came out to see how everything was!

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JeffR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ChristopherJ
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Good value for quality.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Randy
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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SusanZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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CathyJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and creative food and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was on point.

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vipfreddiebling
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MilissaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Motus several times and the food is always amazing. It is Utica's Best Restaurant!

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Tracey
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One if our favorite restaurants in Utica, such a unique and outstanding experience.

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JimS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, meal and presentation were phenomenal. Our party of six had a wonderful time.

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vipfreddiebling
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Kate
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The staff is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal
Well Done

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VickiF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sanctuary , go to place to unwind, celebrate, or be romantic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Great experience overall. Beverage service is top notch

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MatthewC
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing drinks and service!

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JonV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Flavors were well planned and excellent wine pairings.

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vipMaryD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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LindaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Nymakeast
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Drinks were delicious food was good. Service was good

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vipChrisK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MeganS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Loved
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Hannah
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top five dining experiences of my life. The chef and waitstaff at Motus never disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate our anniversary. Great atmosphere and good food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Always consistent food, exceptional service!

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jamesd
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Service, presentation and quality of meal were beyond excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was Amazing!!! Drinks were Delicious!! Great staff!!!! They made it a perfect dinner and great night!!!

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DeniseM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating 2birtbdays

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vipMike
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing meal, perfect filet & all around. We love Motus!

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DebbieT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service

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LindsayJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant the food is superb every time

FAQs

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.