Moxie's Grill & Bar - St. John's

4.3
196 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary American
Moxie’s St. John’s is conveniently located 15 minutes from downtown, a short 10-minute drive from the St. John’s International Airport, and near the Memorial University and Health Sciences Centre. Our menu is developed by Executive Chef, Brandon Thordarson and has dishes for brunch, lunch, and dinner! Come in for a perfectly grilled Sirloin Steak; a warm, comforting bowl of Herb Alfredo; or the Spanish Cod, bursting with flavour. Moxie’s St. John’s is your destination for amazing food, raucous laughter, and good times! Moxie’s is proud to offer great daily drink features and a modern-style ambiance. So whether you’re staying on-site at the Sandman Signature St. John’s or shopping at Avalon Mall or the big box stores on Kelsey Drive, pop-in and join us – we’re just around the corner!
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lights could be dimmed a tiny bit lower for later evening meals. Would be perfrct

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Each year we go to moxies for our Christmas dinner date. This year we decided to go a little earlier just in case the city has to shut down at any point due to Covid. We made a reservation early to make sure we were able to get in. On that day, I called to see if we could change our reservation to earlier and they said not a problem so we showed up at the new time. We were brought to our table and ordered our drinks. We were not advised until after we received our drinks that the restaurant had run out of steak, which is what we have there every year and what we went for. I feel the restaurant had ample opportunities to divulge this information prior to our reservation or even when we arrived before we were seated and served drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We went with 2 kids and the sound was really quiet, what was great, because the little one was sleeping. The food was excellent!! The only issue was the service. We didn’t see the waitress quite often when we needed. Every time we needed something it took a while for it’s to get it. But since we were not on a hurry it wasn’t a big issue. The overall experience was great.

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TrentM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Everything felt like I was eating at a fast food restaurant, plus it’s was very salty. For $120 I was expecting a different experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, great evening out.

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WendyP
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat on the glassed-in deck and with the overhead heaters on, it was perfect! The waitress was knowledgeable, pleasant, came around often (but not too often) to see how we were doing. She offered suggestions when we couldn't decide - we took her advice and we were not disappointed! All in all, it was a good evening and we would certainly go to Moxie's again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall amazing experience with Moxies in St. John’s. Great food, ambiance and service. Would haughty recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience with the seating

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RodC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service
Food was great

TG
TimG
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily our server was absolutely amazing. Also another server Courtney came by to see how things are were and ensure we had everything we needed and was very friendly and attentive.
Thanks ladies :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great time! Excellent food, half priced wine wednesdays and my server was such a treat! Thanks again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Love Moxie’s but disappointed with both meals. Steak was fatty and chewy in both beef dishes tonight 😐

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I specifically asked for a high top and did not select the patio, but that’s where we were sat. The heaters out there were way too warm, it felt like I was at an ice rink with a heater directly above me. The waiter was not very friendly. I asked for honey garlic sauce and was given something entirely different (not even sure what it was). For a relatively expensive restaurant, I expect better. We go to Moxie’s frequently and this was not their usual standard.

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BarbaraW
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Disappointed in quality of food. Wings had no taste and over priced Had fettuccine for entree and found it to be Comparable to a microwave dinner
Have eaten at Moxie’s many times before and found food to be terrible this time. Service was great but will not recommend To others based on my experience

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StaceyK
Atlantic Canada
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food, friendly staff. We had a great dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience2

We were not even close to finishing our appetizer when they brought out the meal. It was sent back to the kitchen and placed under heat lamps.

We still were not finished our appetizer when it was brought to us again. Felt very rushed

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great. Excellent.

MP
MichelleP
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, food & atmosphere! The server was amazing (Courtney)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Table not ready on arrival.
Slow service.
Small menu - many of our favourites are no longer available.
White wine was not chilled.
Food quality was great - the only positive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was absolutely amazing, super attentive!

JC
JCameron75
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server (Kyle?) was amazing.

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Roxanne
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Openly welcomed our party of 7, friendly staff, excellent service. We had our own dining area, which was really nice, as we were there for a baby shower. Did not rush us. Free dessert for our guest of honour. Food was great, atmosphere wonderful.
Highly recommend for a group up to 10 people.

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Newfie
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The chicken nachos were pricey but amazing. Nothing special about the main course, the fries were not good. Wasn't worth the price in my opinion.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday dinner, very good service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great evening. Like the beer!

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Newfie
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was exceptional as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Too many “were all out” “we changed the menu” “we don’t have that sauce” when it was one of the options given to us. Also cod would be nice to see back on the menu especially for Newfoundland, really came in for a fish taco as it was my favourite on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Your nachos suck! Won’t be back

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vipTaraD
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner on the patio. Food was good , service was excellent .

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KatieD
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great food and the bar tender was quick to come for our drink orders and recommend an app for us. The service and food was good!

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vipJenny
Atlantic Canada
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Nate and he was awesome! Very positive and upbeat, great service! And he gets bonus points for being great with my kids!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food is delicious and the service was excellent. Will be back soon.

LG
LisaG
Atlantic Canada
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A nice place to gather with friends and family for a great meal

MD
vipMichaelD
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I visited Moxies twice while a guest at the Sandman Hotel this weekend. Unfortunately both experiences were horrible.

First visit was Friday evening for a drink at the bar. While waiting for my guest to arrive I ordered the signature G&T - which must mean God Awful & Terrible. It was served by the laziest barmaid on the planet who couldn’t be bothered to even muddle the lime as described on the cocktail menu. At no point did she even ask how my drink was despite it hardly being touched the entire time. My guest order the homemade hard lemonade - no muddle or sweetener to see here folks - too much work. I guess the barmaid was too preoccupied chatting with the 4 other customers in the entire bar. Let’s not forget the lights on bust or the MOUSE that skittered across the floor adding to the ambiance...cheque please!

Second visit was to the dining room with the kids before an evening of fun. If you are looking for a terrible value for mediocre food at best then you’ve come to the right place. You can get the smallest Poutine you have ever seen for $9.50 or a bland, overcooked two-piece Fish & Chips for $25 with limp fries, flavourless slaw and an absent tartar sauce. Let’s not forget the fountain pop that costs almost $4 per glass.

At least we didn’t get a visit from the Moxie MOUSE at dinner...

JM
JoshMorgan
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We (my girlfriend and me) had an amazing time at Moxie's last night the food was amazing I had the ramen and she had fish tacos l, the appetizer was delicious and the desert was something else we had the flourless chocolate cake and it was amazing by itself. Couldn't of asked for a better time or a better server. Thank you Moxie's for such a great night

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vipJenny
Atlantic Canada
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was awesome as well!

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BeverleyW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration Excellent all around service !

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vipJenny
Atlantic Canada
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentine’s Day dinner for 2 menu was perfect! Service was awesome, Aaron was our server and did a great job!Thank you!

CM
CraigM
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I made reservations. When we arrived we were asked to wait in the lobby or at the bar and it shouldn’t take too long to be seated. We had a drink when we noticed a couple who was pet of our reservation were seated at a table but nobody came to inform us. We joined them and said yes the table was ready for us. I thought it was just an oversight. Things were busy that night. However we waited another 20 minutes before we finally tracked someone down to get our drink order and put in our food order. We received 4 plates, sets of silverware for 5 and 3 napkins. None of us ordered appetizers. When our food finally arrive there was no ketchup or salt and pepper. Felt awkward like we showed up on the wrong night. People were pleasant but not service oriented. I was disappointed as this isn’t a normal Moxie experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Food was good portion, server was great, food was overall good tasting but I ended up with a hair in my burger. The staff did give me a new one at new charge. Always have a good experience at Moxie’s.

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Moxie's Grill & Bar - St. John's does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - St. John's is rated 4.3 stars by 196 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.