Motus

4.9
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274 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
mōtus (Latin); movement, progress, passion, revolt

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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

To celebrate New Year's, mōtus will offer a prix fixe menu with three seating times available. The Prix Fixe dinner is $80. Your table is reserved for 2 hours to ensure all guests have an enjoyable evening. Credit card information is required to hold your reservation. We look forward to hosting you!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 274 People Are Saying
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4.9
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talented chefs create amazing locally sourced dishes in a kitchen which is viewable from the bar/dining room. Each course, each was perfectly prepared, seasoned and presented. The staff in the front of the house were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. The bar also features locally sourced spirits, wines and brews. Our cocktails were perfectly crafted and balanced. My wife and I had an amazing, enjoyable evening. Thank you Motus.

DL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience always!

F
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Motus has become one of our staple dining spots over the past two years. The drinks and food are always high quality. The service to match. You will spend about $70 per person with appetizers, main course, and drinks. Although on the higher end of the scale for our area, I feel it’s a value for the money. The ambiance is great and is great for special occasions or a date to impress as well. We are always satisfied and highly recommend the restaurant.

f
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

MP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and new experience at Motus!! All the little extras in between meals and the thoughtfulness of the dishes cannot be understated. Amazing eat!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, food and especially great drinks (bar tender)

MC
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 5th time dinning at Motus and the meal and service was excellent just like before! The new chicken dish along with the fall inspired cocktail was amazing!

d
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really well prepared and creative farm to table menu. As good as any hipster restaurant in NYC. Service good, not great. Veal special sounded better than it tasted, but the balance of the dishes chicken, pork, charcuterie and desserts were delicious. We will be back again soon!

s
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very distinctive menu, with lots of interesting options. Excellent drink menu and apps. Terrific service as well. A bit pricey, but worth it.

h
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patty injects so much of his dna into his craft. From the pineapple roasting to the drained dehydrated orange, his simple touches expose his respect for the experience that is, Motus.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Far exceeded my expectations. Menu was amazing.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was such an amazing experience! Everything from the ambiance to the service to the delicious food was 5 ⭐️s all the way!!!

M
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to Motus many times over the past few years. This time we went for an anniversary dinner for two. The food and service were excellent. We especially liked the Sriracha sauce that accompanied the potatoes and mussels. It would be great on the hamburger (just a thought).

TL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My only request would be to have more fish and vegetarian options in the menu

SO
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A find! Great food, service and ambience! Will continue to visit!

a
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful dinner, great food, good service, adorable restaurant

E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and accommodations. A gem for our town!

ER
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful table in the window - despite the fact that we are old people! Really appreciated that. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Complimentary handmade NA lemonade shot was delicious and my smoky seafood ramen was just wonderful. NYC guests were impressed.
We'll be back.

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was amazing! Staff was knowledgeable and made great recommendations! Prices are on the higher end for this area but definitely worth it for the quality, creativity and uniqueness of food. The interior is beautiful, simple, modern and elegant. We had one of the best meals of our lives there, and will definitely be going back!

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Motus was the perfect place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. They made us feel special and were extremely attentive while not intrusive. Every course was amazing and perfectly timed. Great cocktails and specials, very fresh and delightful!

TV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were top notch!

JS
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing very fast and very friendly. Food was very good and reasonably for the cost. I was definitely check this place out.

BE
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sausage app was terrific. Loved the pork chop swathed in a wide variety of local produce wonderfully prepared. The hanger steak was delicious and just as well accompanied.

DS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stayed overnight in Utica on way to Adirondacks. Found Motus down street from hotel. Fresh quality ingredients , prepared well. Nice wine and beer list. Overall very good and would recommend. It is a little on expensive side for the environs, I've seen similar prices for a few dishes in NYC area. Still you get what you pay for.

AS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cute place.Very friendly.Great menu.Good burger!Would reccomend and would return.

TS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Motus was a super experience. Was great to see that the food was as good (if not better than) as some of the reviews. Setting was great and service was spot on - from our outstanding waitress to the killer drinks served by someone who treated the bar as a profession. A super bonus was seeing them use food from the local farms where ever they could.

F
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

AM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

N
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable! Super server and service, great seating!

L
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

s
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

MG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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