Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata

4.3
95 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Welcome to Moxie's Grill & Bar. Share our passion for food & drink in a fun, stylish, social environment. Our inspiration comes from the community we are a part of; from the team we hire to the food we make. From coast to coast, we focus on quality food made with fresh ingredients served in a stylish, comfortable & casual environment. Moxie’s is located at 601 Earl Grey Drive at the Kanata Centrum Shopping Centre, just blocks from Kanata Golf & Country Club and the Canadian Tire Centre. Our Executive Chef Brandon Thordarson has created a menu offering a wide-array of steaks, burgers, pastas and seafood! No matter the occasion, whether it's a business luncheon, a dinner date or late night drinks with friends, Moxie's offers something for everyone. Moxie’s features daily drink specials and a delectable blend of unique cocktails, flavourful wines and a variety of beers to choose from.
Please note that our Lounge Area is reserved for those 19 years of age and older.
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OT
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been my greatest experience in a restaurant with children. Service was excellent. The waiter and manager cared for us. Food and touch of wow were perfect! Go and you’ll what I mean!

To the restaurant staff: Thanks! It started our awesome night perfectly!

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Responded 3 days ago

What an amazing review and such great comments. Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this review. I will be sharing this with the entire team and we really appreciate the kind words. I am so happy you were so well looked after. If you have any specifics about any particular waiter or details about the visit, we would love to hear from you to be able to congratulate them on a job well done. Thanks again for sharing and we hope to see you again soon, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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LY
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Ordered the Steak Frites. Steak was a little chewy and the fries were a bit salty. Next time I will order medium instead of medium rare......Waiter was very nice.

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Responded 3 days ago

Hey Lynne, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback from your visit. While I am happy that the waiter was nice, I am sorry to hear about your disappointment in the Steak Frites. If you are ever less than satisfied with anything during your visit, do not hesitate to speak with a manager as they are always available and would love to help get you something you enjoy. Once again, I appreciate the feedback and we hope to see you again soon, Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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AH
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is only ok now, and the place was empty which shows things aren't what they used to be.

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Responded 3 days ago

Hey Arh, Sorry to hear you were disappointed in your visit. If you care to share any specifics about what items you weren't happy with or details about the visit, we would love to hear about it. Please send us a direct message at your convenience as we always appreciate feedback as it gives us a real opportunity to improve. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food done to perfection. Service very friendly and fast. Loved it.

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Responded 3 days ago

Hey Sue, thanks for sharing such a great review. I am so happy to hear how much you loved the food and service. It is always so appreciated when someone takes the time to post. Thanks for the support and we hope to see you again soon. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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RM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My guests wanted a quiet place with good food. Our waiter, Auston was very helpful. Courteous, well informed. Moxie's was a great choice for us.

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Responded 3 days ago

Hey Rollie, Thank you so much for the great review. I am so happy to hear that Auston took such good care of you and that you enjoyed your experience. It is very appreciated that you took the time to share. We hope to see you again soon, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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T
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

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Responded 3 days ago

Hey Trish, Thanks for such a great review. It is always very appreciated when guest take the time to provide us with a 5-star review. I am so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed yourself. Thanks for the support, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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

Always enjoy going to Moxies. Whether it is to celebrate a special occasion or just a get together with friends/family it is always one of my top choices. Food is spectacular and the menu has a wide range to satisfy all different sorts of people.

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Responded 3 days ago

Hey Breanna, Thank you so much for such a great review. It is so nice to hear such kind words and I am so pleased that you are consistently looked after. We really appreciate you taking the time to share and your continued support in making us one of your top choices. We really hope to see you again soon, Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good steak.

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Thanks so much for the great review. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your steak. We really appreciate you taking the time to share. Have a great day and we hope to see you again soon. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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RG
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Moxie's and we definitely intend to go back even though it is quite a way from home. Our experience was well worth it!

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Hey Robert, Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us with a great review. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself. We really appreciate the support. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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JV
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

To be honest, we almost cancelled. I previewed the menu and nothing was catching my eye. But we kept our reservation and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal.. All six of us commented on how much we enjoyed our meals.. I will definitely be coming back.

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Hey Julie, Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us with great review. I am so pleased to hear that you decided to give is a try and that really enjoyed yourselves. We really appreciate the support and we look forward to having you back on your next visit. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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MB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The steak was outstanding, hate to compare to another place, but he said just as good, if not better, than the Keg.

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Responded on July 23, 2019

Hey Mike, Thank you very much for the feedback and great review. It is always very appreciated when someone takes the time to share a great experience. I am so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the steak. I shared your comments with our Chef and culinary team this morning and they were thrilled to get your feedback. Thanks for the support, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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A
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and our server was superb
Thanks for a great meal

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Responded on July 23, 2019

Hey Allo, Thank you for the great feedback. I am so glad to hear how much you enjoyed both the food and service. Thank you for sharing. We hope to see you again soon, Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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MR
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great evening spent with my daughter and wife...server was excellent and engaged!...we thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere

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Responded on July 18, 2019

Hey Mark, Thanks so much for sharing your experience with your family. It is so great to hear how much you enjoyed the service, atmosphere and food. We really appreciate the kind words and hope to see you again soon, Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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BM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We had dinner reservations made and our server was surprised that we wanted a menu. He thought we were there for drinks only. When our meal came we had to hunt down a server to bring us some napkins. Our server was very pleasant but there was some confusion. I was disappointed to find the plastic topper from an oil bottle in my food but the manager apologized and didn’t charge me for my meal. I would still go back again. It was just one of those nights.

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Responded on July 18, 2019

Hey Beverly. Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review. I am sorry to hear about your disappointment and in the series of events that went wrong. I am pleased to hear that the manager took care of things and that you will give us another try. We hope to see you again soon and again am sorry for your disappointment. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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RJ
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Andy was a good server, and all the staff were polite.
Our 3 entrees were great.
All was nice.
... I am a big fan of booths and a 30y professional industrial designer, and, finally, a restaurant that is ALL booths*.
Thank you!!
(*2 party tables excepted).

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Responded on July 9, 2019

Hey Ryan, Thanks so much for the great review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the food service and setup. It is always appreciated when people take the time to share. We hope to see you again soon, Regards, Dennis Williams

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

The food and service was great as it always is when we come to Moxies Kanata

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Responded on July 2, 2019

Hey Dave, Thank you so much for the great review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share it. We really appreciate the support and look forward to seeing you again soon, Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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c
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food! We"ll definitely be back, wicked Wednesdays are great!

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Responded on June 21, 2019

Hey Carol, Thank you very much for the wonderful review. It is always great when someone takes the time out of their day to let us know when things go right. We look forward to seeing you again soon, Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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RW
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Reservations are not taken for the patio but upon arrival, they had no problem with seating us outside although our reservation was for the bar area. Our server was personable and attentive for both drinks and food. What made her stand out was as soon as my wife advised of food allergies, the server stopped what she was doing and wrote down each allergy rather relying on memory. The manager came over shortly after to double check as Moxies takes this seriously every time we pop in for lunch or dinner. Overall, we had a great time, had a very good meal and enjoyed our time on the patio at Moxies.

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Responded on June 21, 2019

Hey Randy, Thank you very much for the great review. We are very pleased to hear how well the server took care of your wife's allergy. We definitely make allergies a big focus. We can understand the stress that can come with dining out for someone with an allergy and try to help alleviate that stress as much as possible. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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DW
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and great service, but it is LOUD! You will basically have to yell to speak to the other people at the table. Some foam blocks/panels to deaden the echos in the restaurant would go a long way, and could still fit the decor.

Doubt I'll be back as this is twice in a row I've practically had to scream for my guests to hear me.

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Responded on June 14, 2019

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide is with some valuable feedback. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and service but very sorry to hear how loud you found it. I would love to get a little more information from you. What time were you in and which side of the restaurant were you sitting in, was it the dining room or the Bar/lounge side? I look forward to hearing back from you and again am very sorry to hear of your disappointment. Regards. Dennis Williams - GM

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TA
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was outstanding!!
The lettuce wraps are a must try! Been craving them ever since :)

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Responded on June 14, 2019

Hey Tanya, Thank you so much for the great review and feedback. I am so pleased to hear how much the server took care of you and how much you love the lettuce wraps. We really appreciate you taking the time. Thanks for the support. If you happen to remember your servers name, we would love to know so we can commend them on a job well done. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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W
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service, a little slow picking up dirty dishes though

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Responded on June 21, 2019

Thank you very much for dining with us and providing us with a review. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself. I am sorry to hear about the plates not being cleared. We do hope to see you again soon. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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JO
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FOOD WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AS WAS THE SERVICE. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT TO ANYONE!!

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Responded on June 14, 2019

Hey Jonathon, Thank you so much for such an incredible review. We so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed our food, atmosphere and service. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. Thank you for your recommendation and support. We look forward to having you back in soon. Cheers, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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LC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good was great! I hadn't been here for years and it was better than I remembered!

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Responded on June 14, 2019

Hello Lenore, Thank you very much for taking the time to comment and provide is with a great review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and came back to give us a try. We really hope to see you again soon. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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

Excellent experience. We will be back.

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Responded on June 14, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review and feedback. We really appreciate you taking the time to share it. We really look forward to having you back in for a visit. Have a great weekend. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moxies was amazing for accommodating us. We requested a booth and they delivered. Will definitely be back and booking in advanced.

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Responded on May 28, 2019

Thank you very much for the great review. I am so pleased to hear that you were looked after and enjoyed your experience. We look forward to having you back in for a visit soon. Have a great day. Dennis Williams - General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great as she was attentive to making the experience fun for the kids. Good recommendations from the server as well.

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Responded on May 28, 2019

Thank you very much for your review and comments. It is always appreciated when someone takes the time out of their day to let us know when things went well. Thanks for the feedback and we hope to see you again soon. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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JT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The overall experience was good, however, the server had an issue with our gift card that she was unable to remedy. We ended up having to pay even though it was determined by myself afterwards that the funds were ion the card. I was a bit annoyed as that was the reason we ate at the restaurant.

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Responded on May 28, 2019

Hey Jenny, I am very sorry to hear about the issue with the gift card. I can appreciate your frustration. I am sorry that the server was unable to get the gift card figured out. Just curious for our own internal training purposes, did a Manager come by to try and help get it resolved? If you plan on coming back in to use the card, please email me at kanata@moxies.eatz.ca and I can ensure we get it taken care of. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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R
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Brought our Moms in on Mother’s Day. Great service from Tyler and everyone enjoyed there meals. We loved the little flower pots that we got to take home as well. Thank you!

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Responded on May 28, 2019

Hey Rhianna, Thank you very much for the great review and comments. We really appreciate you taking the time to share. It is very nice to hear how much you enjoyed yourselves and that Tyler took good care of you. We hope to see you again soon, Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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PK
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Part of our party was delayed due to car troubles. Very understanding and accommodating. Wonderful Mother’s Day brunch!

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Responded on May 28, 2019

Hey Pat, Thank you so much taking the time to provide us with a great review. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience and that you were well looked after. Thank you for choosing to join us for your Mother's day and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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PC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Restaurant very busy so a bit of a wait..but nothing too bad. Waitress was attentive and friendly. For a chain this surpasses my expectations.

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Responded on May 6, 2019

Hey Paul. Thanks very much for taking the time to provide us with a review. I am sorry to hear that there was a bit of a wait but pleased to hear that we got you in fairly quickly. It is also great to hear that the server took care of you. Thanks again for sharing and we hope to see you again soon. Dennis Williams - General Manager

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MN
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a good time at your restaurant and enjoyed the food and drinks . Plan to go there again sometime ‼️

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Responded on May 6, 2019

Hey Myrna, Thanks very much for the great review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself and thanks for sharing. We look forward to having you back in soon as well. Have a great day. Dennis Williams - General Manager

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FS
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We were very disappointed that the menu had changed. A couple of us were looking forward to certain items that were not on the menu anymore.
We also waited a good 10-15 minutes before anyone came to our table to acknowledge that we were there!
Your prices are too high for what we get....at least for the burgers and sandwiches! Can get the same thing elsewhere for a lot better price.
Otherwise, we enjoyed it!

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Responded on May 6, 2019

Hey, Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. I am sorry to hear about your disappointment in the menu changes. What specific items were you referring to? We make menu changes a few times a year and make changes based on a number of factors including feedback such as yours. I would love to share your concerns with our menu development team. Again, I am sorry to hear you were disappointment and look forward to hearing back from you. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I eat at this Moxie's in Kanata quite regularly and have never been disappointed with anything I have ordered.

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Responded on May 6, 2019

Hey Morag, Thanks for the constant support. We really appreciate it and appreciate you taking the time to share your comments. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Server was bad

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Responded on April 29, 2019

I am very sorry to hear you were disappointed with the service. I would love to get some more details about your visit so we can figure out what went wrong and how we can fix it. Please reach out at your earliest convenience kanata@moxies.eatz.ca We look forward to hearing back from you. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from the time we entered until we left.

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Responded on April 29, 2019

Thank you so much for the great review and feedback. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself and that the server took care of you. It is always appreciated when guests take the time out of their day to let us know when things went well! We hope to see you again soon. Regards,, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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MN
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manager noticed that my chicken tenders were a little bit crispy and asked the kitchen to re-make them. WOW were they ever good.

Thanks manager 10/10

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Responded on April 29, 2019

Hey Michael. Thanks so much for the great review and feedback. I am so pleased to hear that the manager went above and beyond to make sure you had a great meal. Thanks for taking the time to share and we look forward to having you back in soon. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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KT
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! The staff is wonderful. We are there weekly.

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Responded on April 29, 2019

Hey Todd, Thank you so much for the review. It is great to hear that the team looks after you. We really appreciate the support and you choosing us weekly. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again! Dennis Williams - General Manager

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

We walked into the restaurant (I had a reservation )the hostess barley looked up didn’t say hi or anything and mumbled to follow her... put the menus on the table and walked away . So already we did not feel very welcome. The noise was so overwhelming I couldn’t even hear my boyfriend talk. I made this special reservation as a celebration dinner for him and I felt embarrassed that I even brought him here in the first place. We made the decision to leave because I did not want to spend my money on somewhere where I didn’t feel welcome. We apologized to the front hostess desk said it was extremely loud and we were leaving they barley looked up again and said a quick “we are sorry”.. this is my first experience with Moxie’s Kanata and I will not be going back.

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Responded on April 29, 2019

Hey Ange, I am so sorry to hear about this. I can completely understand your frustration and disappointment. I would really love the opportunity to both personally apologize and get some more information from you so we can use this as a coaching tool for the team to ensure we can learn from this. I would also like to make things right. Please reach out at your earliest convenience at kanata@moxies.eatz.ca Again, I am very sorry and look forward to hearing from you soon. Dennis Williams - GM

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MK
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience from start to finish. Hostess and server were very friendly and made time to engage with our young children. Service was excellent. Food was excellent as well.

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Responded on May 31, 2019

Hey Michael, Sorry for the delay in my reply. I am so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. It is great to hear how much the server and hostess took care of you and how much you enjoyed the food. We really appreciate you taking the time to share. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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JW
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall we were very happy. We found the music to be quite loud, especially for that time of day, but the waitress was kind enough to turn it down for us. In the bar you can understand, but when you are at a restaurant you'd like to be able to hear the people you are with. 5 stars for the waitress - she was awesome.

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Responded on April 9, 2019

Hey Joanne, Thanks so much for the great feedback. I am sorry to hear that the music was too loud but very happy to hear that the server took care of it and got it turned down for you. Thanks for coming in to join us and thanks for taking the time to share your comments. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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