Motus

4.9
246 reviews
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mōtus (Latin); movement, progress, passion, revolt

A tradesman's gastropub with an undeniable message of purpose.
What 246 People Are Saying
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New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative cuisine and presentation was awesome. A true farm to table dining experience. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. This place is a gem.

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AM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!! The antipasto poutine, scallops w pasta, and the burger were all cooked to perfection.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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N
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and it’s always so pretty inside. We enjoyed our evening. Steak and pork were great. Could have lived without the scallops on the plate. Service was great too. Best mojitos!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable! Super server and service, great seating!

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L
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a great find! Food was sustainable and locally sourced. Loved the ambiance- cool vibe meets farm to table. Highly recommend if you are looking for great food in Utica.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent! Unique offerings and the staff was suburb!

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JS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Motus made dinner with friends extraordinarily fun and memorable. Most had the prixe fix, which had wonderful selections with beautiful visual appeal. The wine and beer pairings were great!

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s
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall dining experience. Menu is varied and interesting, and every course - from the bread to the dessert - was great. Slightly pricey, but well worth it.

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MG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Try the pork chop. Great service. Highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m not sure Utica knows what they have here. Fantastic food, service and drinks. Couldn’t recommend this place higher

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L
New England
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The very best. Food was great. Service outstanding. Their hospitality knows no bounds. I can’t say enough good things.

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MP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my 30th with close family. Food and service were top notch as always!

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PO
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Motus! The food was amazing and the martinis were delicious! Thanks to Vince and Emmie for a special night for my birthday celebration! I highly recommend Motus for a wonderful, organic dinner experience!

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MA
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality of food, presentation, and service were all top-notch! The bartender also offered to make me a specialty cocktail that they were working on adding to the menu, which also matched a request I had made. It was delicious! Can't wait to come back!

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JR
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Motus was exceptional! We chose Motus for a special celebration dinner and the food and service were outstanding. We can't wait to return!

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t
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection on menu.
We brought our guests from Delaware and they said Motus is a keeper and will return when visiting the area. Great selection of local farm to table

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great. Each food item brought to the table was explained in detail. The service was very good. I also like the timing between items. There was enough time to enjoy each food item and a little time in between. It was an enjoyable experience.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment
Awesome food and great service
Our favorite restaurant

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third time at Mōtus and each time it's been fantastic. This was my second time doing the prefix menu - each course was fantastic, from salad & bread to dessert. You can tell there is a lot of though put into each dish, & each cocktail. Our server Nicole was great, she's been our server each time. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to Mōtus!

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AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent.
Food service ambiance was all amazing

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VF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By vicki, always excellent, very welcoming, very delicious, even the mixologist has specials. You must try them.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Motus for a 5 course food and beer pairing. Each course looked wonderful and tasted delicious. Beer was supplied by Copper City Brewing and complimented each course. We will definitely go there again.

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DF
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great small restaurant - the food was fantastic and the service was great. Our entrees took a little long to come out, but honestly we didn't even notice given that we weren't in a rush and enjoying conversation. Highly recommend!

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t
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good wine selection. Nice prixe fix options. Delicious meal. Nice quietly hip vibe.

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JS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Cocktails, apps, and dessert were amazing. The main course fell short.

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NH
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a nice meal, the burger was delicious! We were served champagne for our anniversary which was a nice touch and our waitress was very nice!

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T
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us dined at Motus last night. Since we had a hard time deciding what to order, we ended up trying 6 entrees. We started with the rabbit, then shrimp and grits, fried chicken and waffles, pork chop and two filets. They were all outstanding. Salads were fresh as could be with housemade bread and butter. We had the creme brulee, dark chocolate cheesecake and bananas fosters bread for desert. So delicious. Nicole and Patrick were our servers and both deserve kudos for their knowledge of the food and drinks and their superb service. All in all a perfect dining experience.

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M
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm not sure how many times we have eaten at Motus, but it has been many. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and experience...again. The menu featured rabbit, which which excellent. As usual, the service was also excellent, and our table of four enjoyed a relaxing mid-week dinner.

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LA
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent gem in Utica. Motus is a fantastic fine dining restaurant rivaling anything you would get in a big city. The best part is that everything is locally sourced. So as good as it tastes, it also makes you feel good for supporting local. Everything was excellent, but especially the scallops, you have to try them.

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GF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful meal at Motus. Always something new to try and we’ve yet to be disappointed. The staff are excellent, friendly and well informed. Great wine and beer menu.

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to Motus exceeded our expectations. Will be going back.

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, not too loud at bar. Never disappoints!

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RE
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Motus is a gem. Lovely service, beautiful space, interesting menu and wallet-friendly wine list. Cooking is top notch. Can't wait to return.

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MK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, nice presentation, beautifully prepared and inventive food. A real gem. Drink prices a little high, but they are everywhere!

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, lovely atmosphere, impeccable service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patrick is a great bartender and Nicole is equally as good as a server. They were extremely attentive as always and the food was excellent. Yet another wonderful dining experience.

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LK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Beautiful food - presentation was stunning. Oh, and the taste was just as amazing. I was so impressed with this restaurant. It gets good reviews but they didn’t do it justice. FANTASTIC!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food,cocktails and staff were incredible. Great night.

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