Motus

4.9
372 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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

mōtus will offer a 5 Course Brunch Tasting Menu for Mother's Day on 5.9.21. Please see Facebook or Instagram for menu details. Kindly inform us of dietary restrictions or allergies at time of booking. Seatings will be at 11:00am and 1:30pm. Your reservation is for two hours.

What 372 people are saying
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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
17 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

OT
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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MatthewC
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing drinks and service!

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JonV
New York Area
1 review
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
9 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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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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LindaM
New York Area
1 review
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
10 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Drinks were delicious food was good. Service was good

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vipChrisK
New York Area
5 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
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
1 review
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
2 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
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant the food is superb every time

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ReneeD
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and cool atmosphere. Very clean and staff was knowledgeable. The shrimp and grits (not the title but main ingredients) was amazing! All of the food was but this dish won’t leave my mind! I like that there is an option for a 5 course meal with choices and a set price or À la cart.

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RachelK
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely my favorite place to eat. Everything is always unique and delicious. And the staff and ownership are awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and bloody Mary’s

JA
vipJoshuaA
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As you can see, I've left multiple reviews for Motus.....and for great reason.

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LisaM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!!! Everything! The collards were amazing. So we’re the homemade caramels!!!!!

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patrickcarew
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fantastic, the servers and bartenders are also great. Never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch, outstanding service, this was my first time there for brunch and I would definitely go again!

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Swb17
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious prix fixe menu. Creative cocktails with fresh ingredients.

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Audrey
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary brunch. Received a Prosecco toast for outing in our notes it was a special occasion. Brunch and motus marys were amazing. Totally go there!

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PatrickG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. Great food and service. Really nice overall experience. Hope they make it. Might be a little loud if full with people.

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cdm99
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Motus knocked it out of the park once again. A very creative menu that features entrees or tapas-style apps, expertly done and served up with class and charm. One of the best, if not THE best, restaurants in the area. The Ceviche was absolutely to die for!

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Painsta
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday with wife and friends. Motus is our favorite local restaurant. The menu and cocktails are always inventive and exceptional. It’s price is indicative of the quality.

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vipMCMC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch on Sundays. Definitely well worth it.

FAQs

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

Motus is rated 4.9 stars by 372 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.