Motus

4.9
410 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 410 people are saying
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vipJoshuaA
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here!!! We especially like the new menu (still waiting for lamb to show up on it). Always a great meal.

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well designed space plus great food. Always a positive experience!

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DominickV
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. An outstanding experience. Excellent food and even better service.

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Nymakeast
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and our server was the best! Always so kind!

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JerryB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exceptional and the service is very good

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TracyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sophisticated food choices. Wonderful service. Great for a special occasion.

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SandraZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and entire experience was fantastic. A true gem in the heart of Utica

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ReneeV
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 .

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jmaxcourt3490
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Katie
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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SteveD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always.

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vipTBogaert
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a Pleasure! Megan and the rest of the staff were fantastic! The food was awesome!

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SueF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic filet mignon!!! Prices Fixe is the best value.

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TimN
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside, which we enjoyed very much. Great dinner and great service, we'll go back and eat inside at some point.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and so friendly. Everything we ordered tasted so fresh and was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipsurgeonboi
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really a great meal and absolutely impeccable service. I would have liked to see it with all tables occupied

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BradG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were warmly welcomed. The cocktails were excellent. The service was warm and friendly. The presentation of food was Superb. The dinners were delicious.

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KathyL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal as always from appetizer to dessert and as always table and bar service was unparalleled!

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ChristineK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was unbelievably delicious and the wait staff was excellent! We cannot wait to come back here again!!

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Kate
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant to dine at whenever I’m in the Utica area!!

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Suzanne
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious, beautifully presented meal. The staff pays close attention to detail.

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AntonandJaime123
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lauren was amazing and the drinks, food and staff were just as awesome. Looking forward to going back soon.

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BrendaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good, great service! Very relaxing! Can’t wait to come back.

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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
3 reviews
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!

FAQs

Motus offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 624-9090.

Motus is rated 4.9 stars by 410 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.