MOXIE Food + Drink

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
MOXIE Food + Drink, the North Shore's premier upscale-casual restaurant. Featuring inspired American comfort food and a full bar in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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OT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish I hadn’t waited so long to try it. Great food, great ambience!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

After reviewing their website, I had some pretty high expectations. The actual experience didn’t impress. Food was so so. The Bloody Mary was basically tomato juice and vodka. The best part was the location, with fun shops to hit after brunch.

JH
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, a fabulous brunch in a neighborhood gem!

NS
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best gem in the North Shore with consistently great service, food, drinks, and vibe.

W
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Theresa our server is always friendly and on point! She’s a great asset to the restaurant. The stuffed sole special was outstanding. I didn’t give 5 Stars for overall because I feel they need to change their menu-it’s the same since they opened. But otherwise it’s all great

MOXIE Food + Drink
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thank you for the review. I will pass your kind comments along to Theresa. Regarding the dinner menu, I have good news! We are working on a revamp that will be ready by early summer. Some exciting new items are in store! Tamela, Owner

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R
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The meat in my short rib Bolognes was tough and not completely cooked. Otherwise, very enjoyable. They need to pay attention to the quality of meat served!

C
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner. We ordered a special salmon dish which was outstanding. We were seated at an end, so noise wasn't a particular problem. We were seated immediately for our 6:30 reservation and had a little welcome sign with our names on the table.

SS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent. A bit slow to get our check. But overall a favorite spot!! And again food is very good.

BH
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Already planning my next trip back as I need more of their scallops!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

something tells me whomever planned the soups for the day are very disconnected from their clientele being that the choices were onion or corn chowder...on a 15 degree Wisconsin Valentine's Day . other than that the food and service were amazing. i'd definitely come again for every day dining unless it's another freezing cold night. may need to call ahead for soup choices.

NS
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moxie continues to prevail as one of WFB best spots to have a great dinner, consistently. The chicken caprese and scallops were excellent, preceded by a Caesar salad that included optional anchovies and fresh ground pepper upon request. The drink menu is extensive with wonderful whites and reds and beers of the EU. The staff is well trained, including the circulating staff refilling water (multiple times) and clearing of plates. Having a cloth napkin is always a high end touch.

A
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valentines Day

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite it being Valentines Day and the restaurant being filled with 2-tops, the service was impeccable and the food was amazing as always.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Moxie serves excellent food with good sized portions for the price. Restaurant is beautiful but a little cramped to fit as many people as possible. Wine was very good. My pasta was good, my boyfriend’s steak was excellent and the bruschetta appetizer is to die for.

CG
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great lunch with family. Very friendly service. I had the quinoa salad with salmon added. It was excellent. My son had the peach bourbon sliders and they were amazing. We also love their (baked) fries. Moxie never disappoints.

D
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moxie is our favorite restaurant in the city. It never disappoints!

OT
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our server was wonderful and such a cozy restaurant. I was slightly shocked that my salmon special was $32, I wasn't quite expecting that. I thought that was steep for salmon.

BW
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food always tastes great. We got the scallops carbonara appetizer and we each got a different cut of steak and everything was delicious

SS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy upscale WFB favorite with fantastic food and always stellar service. Full bar and solid beer and wine selections. Whether you're looking for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks/apps, you can't miss at Moxie.

T
Milwaukee
156 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely fabulous and so is the service! Took my two nieces there because they had never been to Moxie and they loved it!

d
Milwaukee
32 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always had great food and service. Nicholas is one of our favorite servers, but Pam and Theresa are also excellent. The food is always great, and we usually end up getting the special, as it’s always a little different. However, you can’t go wrong with their flatbread, spicy shrimp, or Italian sausage farfalle.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant food and service were excellent

D
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Moxie was a most enjoyable choice for lunch with friends. Thank you for being consistently delicious!

M
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I have been there several times and enjoyed the food. This time I ordered the short rib sliders and they were not as I expected. The meat was cut in cubes and tough, not really done and falling apart as I have always had short ribs. My friend also ordered the same and was disappointed in the meal. I would go there again and recommend to people but I would also tell them about my experience with the short rib sliders.

MOXIE Food + Drink
Responded on March 2, 2020

Mandie, thank you for this review and feedback. We have shared the information regarding the short rib sliders with our Executive Chef so that he can investigate. Tamela, Owner

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F
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Usually love this restaurant and the food was excellent, however I specifically put birthday down on the reservation, as it was my friend’s special day and the restaurant did nothing for her. After the host mentioned it was her birthday when he greeted us, this was a bit embarrassing when they didn’t do anything like a dessert or something at the end. They put us at a table right near the door and the four people on the other side of our half wall talked so loud, we really couldn’t hear each other or have a decent conversation.

I felt bad for the waitress as it seemed they were incredibly short staffed and she may in fact have been the only one waiting tables, but it took forever to get our order taken, then a long time to get our check. When we did ask for our check, she came back after about a ten minute wait and said it was lost and could we tell her what we had so that she could re-do our check. Lots of guests there when we arrived were already gone by the time we finally got the check and were able to pay and leave. Not my best experience here and may be sometime before I’m back again sadly.

w
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

A noisey, cramped space with excellent service. The chief's special of stuffed soul was without much flavor or texture. It did not taste much better as left overs the next day! Our excellent waitress did comp a desert for us since we were not happy with our main course.

I don't need to go out for dinner and have the next two tables only inches away so that conversation is difficult and private conversation impossible.

LP
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great burger!

SW
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group had an excellent service, and all of us enjoyed our food!
Excellent experience!
I recommend Moxies

AC
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This visit was much better than my first, when the salad was skimpy on the featured food and the seating was awkward. We had excellent attention from our waiter and very good food this time.

ME
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Moxie! This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food and wine are too good.

E
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent neighborhood restaurant, hidden gem! Portions are perfect, desserts are amazing. They have a pastry chef! Lemon Bluebarry cake is excellent! Can’t wait to return.

AK
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Overall our experience was fine. The vibe in Moxie is great, but the service was pretty subpar; our server seemed rushed the whole time and never asked how our meal was. When we had one french fry left on the plate she asked who wanted it, my mom took it and the server slide the bowl of ketchup to my mom so fast it hit her arm. The food was really average, lacking a burst of flavor I was hoping for. I'd still recommend Moxie to a friend, but only if they're just looking for an opportunity to get out of the house.

CP
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love moxie! But this past time our food was brought out way too quickly. We ordered an appetizer. Before we were done our side salads came out, and then before we were done with those our entrees were there! It was not busy at all. Seems like kitchen and staff could do a better job with spacing and timing food.

LM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

My husband I went to Moxie for the first time for a date night. I ordered the arugula salad an added Chicken on top. Thank goodness I added the chicken because the salad was 90% arugula with a little bit of cheese and beets. My husband ordered the pork chop and was unimpressed. We found it to be very expensive for what we got. We were disappointed because we had heard some good things about this restaurant. I'd like to say we will give it a second chance but most likely not.

AV
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We frequent Moxie for a “Friends get together” every couple of months! We’ve never been disappointed with the food...however, this time the short rib bolognese was served warm (not hot) and dry.

We were disappointed that you didn’t have our favorite dessert, the lemon blueberry cake. We tried the chocolate layer cake and it was equally delicious!!!

We always have the same server, she is AMAZING!

DN
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great friendly and attentive service and very nice food. Moxie is a cozy place to spend a snowy evening with friends.

F
Milwaukee
219 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a neighborhood favorite! We love the food, the service, and the ambiance.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous!

DE
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table near the bar was noisy ... but that doesn’t bother us!

MV
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really love going to this neighborhood restaurant and the food is always very good but the highlights this time for dinner were the amazing service and the great music they were playing.

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