Moxie's Grill & Bar - Yates

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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 Victoria is on the corner of Yates Street and Vancouver Street, in the neighbourhood of Harris Green. We are just just a few blocks from Victoria’s fashionable Lower Johnson Street, and just minutes from local tourism destinations downtown Victoria and the Upper Harbour. Our Executive Chef Brandon Thordarson has recently added tasty new selections to our global menu with something for everyone.
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4.4
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4.7
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4.4
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Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, RJ was great!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this Moxie’s.
Food/service/location is always the best!!!

JB
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation for Friday and requested to be close to a tv so we could watch the hockey games. The second I walked in the man that greeted me asked me my name and knew my reso as well as my special request, and sat me at an awesome table with a clear view of the tv. Once I sat down the waitress was very attentive to both my boyfriend and I. When I requested the game be changed on the TV they were all super quick to try and find us the right hockey game! The food was amazing, they have so many vegetarian options! The beer was great. The happy hour was awesome and had a lot of options. The ambience was amazing. Overall we had a great time and will absolutely be back!

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, 7 guests. 1 mixup with one of the meals and was quickly taken care of thank you !!! Great food, excellent service. Will definitely be back !!!’

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love that Moxie’s works for our children and us! Great food. Great service!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Menu tweaked nicely especially the Chipotle Mango Chicken- yummy👍

S
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 12 (4 kids 7&U)!!! Amazing service - patient and helpful server and great food! Thanks for looking after us!

KA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal at their happy hour prices—we’ll be back in a few days!

b
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Moxie's has a really nice atmosphere and our waitress was so attentive and the food was excellent! Great group, date night or family dinner out place!

BB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

We found the service very good BUT it is very loud in the establishment and makes conversation difficult.

NL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual Moxie's was outstanding. Good service, good food and very nice atmosphere. Thanks again.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved our service at Moxies! At chain restaurants its the staff that makes locations stand out. We were sat very near the kitchen so the ambience was bustling and bright but watching the team work was impressive. My loaded burger was excellent. No one in my party of 6 had a bad or cold dinner or empty glass. I recommend this location for Mom Birthdays! 😃

LB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My husband ordered the spice-rubbed chicken and 1/2 rack of ribs. The ribs were delicious! The chicken was too spicy and he had to send it back. This was not what he expected from the menu description. Our server, Ayesha, was wonderful and quickly delivered a tasty, flavourful serving of chicken that he thoroughly enjoyed. Overall we enjoyed our dining experience.

V
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I’ve been to moxies many times and had a fabulous meal. Unfortunately the last time I went my food was not very good. I have food allergies, usually the kitchen gets it right. However my fish was under cooked so I had to send it back...the potatoes were over cooked and veggie was a bit old and under cooked. I then had to wait another 15 minutes for my dinner to arrive back.
They served my meal in a small bowl on a large plate. Not sure why? I could not cut the broccoli in the bowl as it was under cooked and large, so I dumped it all on the large plate It came on. It’s the first time my entrée was served in a bowl on a plate.
Unfortunately as well, that evening I started to feel sick, I’m thinking that maybe the fish that was under cooked was on top of the broccoli and they served the same piece when I finally got my dinner back. Or some cross contamination from the kitchen. I’m hoping when I go back it’s going to be great as it usually is!

PP
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect pre-concert location and lovely treatment for our wedding anniversary- Thank you!

JM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great energy but difficult to hear table conversations at times. Everyone enjoyed their meal - burgers, pizza. However pasta was bland. Server was prompt attentive and personable. Overall though would definitely go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for happy hour; the food was great, service was good and it met our expectations :)

W
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Firstly great service and the new decor is perfect. BUT, thumbs down for the new and
limited menu which has removed several popular dishes and been replaced with tasteless and confused concoctions. As a regular over many years it’s beginning to be a less attractive dining out option.
I might have scored better had my very basic food order of burger and fries choice been somewhat warm.

AT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the patio! Also the vegetarian options and happy hour prices

CC
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moxies is our Neighbourhood place for w/e brunch & early dinners.
Great patio w lots of greenery & umbrellas.
Service always efficient & attentive.The Moxie "girls" are terrific.
It has become the favorite for our visiting 11 yr old granddaughter

Interesting menu--we had the yummy broccoli cheese soup w good toasted crusty bread, excellent salmon dinner, sides of stuffed baked potato a brioche burger--w melted cheddar,tomato & 2 bacons w garlic mayo-very tasty.
A warm blond brownie was v. good.

So--another good time at Moxies.

B
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service was great. The meal delicious and presentation excellent. We chose a wine and it was corky so we were given a better wine at the same price. The waitress was excellent. The noise level high.
Great experience. Would recommend this restaurant to my friends.

KJ
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service and food was very good and, overall, it was a very pleasant experience. My complaint is that when I looked at my bill upon arriving home I found that the beer was $10.00 a pint. I consider that a rip off and it may sway my dining decision in the future.

OT
Cologne Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Essen ist Durchschnitt.Es fehlte an Gewürzen und Geschmack.Plastiktischdecken.Unaufmerksamer Service.Ich würde nicht mehr hin gehen.

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CW
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Found the hostess/wait staff all had 'a look' and our waitress was a bit unappealing (dress super-short in the front and could see her undies while going up the stairs and she was coming down; not a classy look overall), but efficient enough. Didn't bring water or work too hard for her tip, but at least wasn't in our faces, which was also welcome.

I feel like a somewhat-family establishment shouldn't be so tarty/desperate looking. It is kinda sad that management seems to encourage a certain look, etc to appear 'classy'... unh-unh, missed the mark.

Appetizers were good and fresh, but mains were varying in quality and temperature. Two steaks were poor - one was cold/barely warm and one was gristly and wasn't finished. Waitress was told and she said she'd tell the kitchen, but didn't offer any compensation or concern.

For a $1000 bill + 18% tip for 12, I would've hoped for a better, overall experience.

LH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great table.
Efficient friendly wait staff
Our second time ordering the ribs and we will not try them again. They were edible but too dry, Even the sauce couldn't disguise that.
We have tried lots of other things on the menu and they have been great.
So we will "go ribless" from now on.

BJ
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I have had in a long time! The service was friendly and attentive. Clean bathroom too!

DM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Hello our service at the restaurant was exceptional and I really appreciated it. Our server was Jolene and she took very good care of us. It was especially nice since it was my birthday and they gave us a delicious brownie dessert- it was presented in such a spectacular way. I would recommend this this restaurant to others

SH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Asia was AWESOME.. Very professional and attentive. She certainly has some great customer service skills for a young person..!.. thank you!... The table and area we sat was AWESOME!.. just as requested.

H
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Hadn’t been there for a while, enjoyed the setting food and drink good and a fair price. Service good to start but dropped off a bit

B
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Paper napkins, gas heaters not working, staff not clearing table, appy’s and debris still on table when main courses served. Owner came to make amends, comped our drinks. We didn’t stay for dessert.

RB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Love the Kale and Quinoa salad. Don't go changin'!

CC
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moxies is our neighbourhood restaurant--friendly well trained staff (love the Moxie girls) & 2 hands-on owners.
Fabulous patio.
There on Fathers day--so complementary mini brioches w caramel dip.
Brunch menu varied--colorfully presented. Always willing to custom orders.
The burger buns are tasty brioches.
Be back soon.
CiCi

DB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Moxie's staff are very attentive and helpful. The food is of good quality however the pricing is on the high side.

p
New Mexico
20 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Had the fish tacos. They were excellent. Service was inconsistent but OK. Prices were reasonable. Seemed to have a nice outdoor eating space.

DD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, with wife and two teenage boys. Choices for everyone on the menu. Nachos, Calamari, fish tacos, curry, mango chicken and steak were all excellent. And free b-day dessert too!!

RM
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Always wanted

MS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We are here while docked on a cruise ship. It was a long walk but worth it. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. If I lived in this area I would certainly be back.

RE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We just stopped in for a quick salad before our concert .Everyone was very nice and friendly and the food was good .Great atmosphere.We would go back.

V
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were greeted at the door by very friendly staff. We got the table I had requested online. That’s the first time I have used that.
I have some food allergies and the manager was great at making sure everything was okay for me to eat after checking with the kitchen!
The noise level is very high, we had a bit of a challenge trying to have a conversation. That’s about the only down side of that environment.
We will try to make it during a lunch time...and maybe it won’t be as loud.
Love Moxies nevertheless!!

RS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Moxies has great ambiance! The staff are friendly and the food is good.

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