Moxies - Kanata

4.7
133 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
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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Hello! We are throwing our annual New Years Eve party this year with a set menu which is TBD. For seating there will be a 2 hour limit with multiple seatings ranging from 4:45pm-10pm. Afterwards, we will have a DJ and champagne toast in the lounge to close out the evening. Hope to see you there!

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mikel
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was lovely. Polite, friendly, took pictures for us. Joked with us. The food was super delicious and fresh and the right temperature. We had a lovely lunch celebrating my mom's 86th birthday. Our waitress offered my mom a choice of 2 desserts as it was her birthday. She decided on the brownie which was quite yummy and we all shared it. We had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Douglas was very friendly and the food was very good. We enjoyed out first visit so much last week that we returned this week.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was really friendly. The food was delicious and very good portions.

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DAVIDW
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Noise level was high for me. As a hearing impaired person but understand. Considering the layout of the restaurant and the numbers of people present. I did see the booth we had was almost by itself. So that was good. Staff and out server was great.

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jDack
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was perfect. Service was attentive and friendly. Ribs were delicious….but very small portion size. My daughter and I aren’t big eaters and very tiny, but we found the half rack of ribs with potatoes and veggies too small of portion. We were still hungry when we finished. Too pricey for amount given. We never order dessert, but ordered the white brownie …which was good….just to fill us up. This would be my only complaint. Either wise will be back….just for something else. Side note…..Our hostess was Hannah, and she was so adorable and sweet. She’s definitely an asset to this restaurant.

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N1GhTh4wK
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a business meal and drinks with the team or friends

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Trish
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bar! Love that it is sleek and elegant and you can still watch the game!

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BruceC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a Wedding Anniversary lunch at Kanata Centrum's Moxie's. We felt safe and enjoyed the wonderful food and service. We were most impressed by the Covid passport and mask usage, which helped to put us at ease as we were eating - knowing that everyone else in the Restaurant was also fully vaccinated. Thank you Moxie's for checking our Covid Immunization status - this really made us feel safe.

The new menu items which now include an assortment of vegetarian options were also welcomed. We will recommend the Restaurant to our friends and will return.

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Andrea
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I like the restaurant and the staff are very friendly. I am just returning to the food scene after all the COVID lock downs and I’m thinking that the menu is rather boring. This is my only complaint. Perhaps the chef could make a new menu or something. Shake things up a bit!

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PatriciaG
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Big fan of Moxie's. Great to be able to see people on patio.

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BigJon
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was fantastic and so was the service. Try the calamari and the cheesecake… not at the same time though.

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JeriL
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had steak and it was excellent. My husband’s steak had mushrooms and gravy and is still raving about it.

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on March 19, 2021

Hi Jeri, Thank you for the kind words. We are so happy to see that you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent , food was lovely, zero complaints. Will be back!

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on March 19, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to share feedback with us! We look forward to seeing you again.

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MarilynM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Perfect ambience for luncheon birthday food was so tasty and customer service was excellent .
I would certainly return to this restaurant.

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PaulE
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service, could have been just a bit better at the beginning, waited a little longer then the normal, but once the waiter came things moved along well
Food was awesome

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi Paul, Thank you so much for taking the time to share some feedback with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipJoanneM
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meals cooked perfectly and nice and hot. Chicken Madeira snd steak. Great service with Savanah taking over from our regular server Baxter. Prompt, cheerful and aware when we needed additional beverages.

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi Joanne, Thank you for the feedback. We are very pleased to learn that you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Moxie’s is our go to spot for every occasion. Service was great although this time the menu was changed and food was not so great... our favourite honey garlic steak and baked potatoes was not even on the menu! Ceaser salad had almost NO dressing and the 7oz sirloin was very mush. Please bring back the honey garlic steak and stuffed baked potato!!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing service!!

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! We are very pleased to learn that you enjoyed your time with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JudyP
Springfield
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a nice evening.

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thank you for visiting our Kanata location! We hope to see you again. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Birthday celebration. Food was good, service was terrible. The waitress looked like she did not want to be there. No effort at all to make it a good experience. After we finished the meals, it took her 30 minutes to come back to the table to collect the empty plates. And she only showed up when we asked another waitress to call her

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. The service you received is certainly not up to our standards and I can appreciate how upsetting this must have been for all of you. We are sorry to learn that we let you down. We would like to hear more about your visit. Please contact us directly at kanata@moxies.eatz.ca should you wish to further discuss your time with us. Sincerely, Laura Murray Moxie's Kanata

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very impressed with the quality of food and the extremely kind and helpful service. I’m from the States and tried this place for the first time. Enjoyed it very much!

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words! We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you again the next time you're in Ottawa.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous!

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pbreton
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time in months that we dined without our children. The food and ambiance were great, and our server was personable and responsive, providing some nice recommendations from the menu that we hadn’t tried before.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was not worth money spent. My friend ordered a salad and found a fry in it. No one at our table had anything with fries in it. It seems like every time I give them another chance they disappoint again. Took us a while to
Get water. It seems it’s just this Kanata location as every other location is great. Food quality is better everywhere else.

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your visit. The food and service that you received is not up to our standards and we are sorry to learn that we let you down. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we will use it to help us coach our team members, so we learn from your experience.

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EmaQay
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Had a reservation for 7:45 — got there at 7:35 and we were seated right away which we really appreciated. We had asked for a more corner and private area but were sat right in the front ( which is totally understandable — it was a busy evening).
The food came quickly however was definitely undercooked as I have been in the washroom all night with stomach pain and nausea. I ordered the herb Alfredo with chicken and we had a brownie to share for dessert.

Not happy with the amount of pain I am and was in from dinner - stick to non meat dishes and I’m sure you’ll be fine.

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on November 26, 2019

Dear EmaQay, Thank you for your feedback, it is greatly appreciated and very important to us. We are sorry to learn that your experience was less than exceptional. We have several best practices and checks in place to ensure that we exceed compliance with all government food safety standards. I would love to speak with you directly to get more details about your visit. Please contact me at kanata@moxies.eatz.ca at your convenience. Sincerely, Laura Murray Moxie's Kanata

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MichaelK
Ottawa
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

After this visit our whole party agreed that it will be a very long time before we go back this restaurant. Service was unbelievably slow, errors were made, food was not what we ordered and steaks were not cooked the way the were asked to be cooked. Very disappointed, and because of that will be making sure not to come back.

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on November 12, 2019

Hi Michael, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. The service that you and your party received is not up to our standards, and I can appreciate how upsetting this must have been. We are very sorry to learn that we let you down. If possible, I would like the opportunity to speak with you directly. Please contact me at kanata@moxies.eatz.ca so we can arrange a time that is convenient for you. Sincerely, Laura Murray Moxie's Kanata 613-599-5000

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vipJoanneM
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic chicken Madeira rigatoni x2. Perfect amount of sauce. Arrived super hot. Cooked perfectly. Mushrooms sliced thinly as requested.

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vipJoanneM
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband ordered the chicken burger and has recently been ordering it in a wrap. Although the burger bun is fine the wrap is outstanding for a number of reasons. 1. Burger does not slide in the wrap as it does with the bun that leaves you holding a bun with no meat at the end. 2. All ingredients are contained with less mess making eating the burger much more attractive- especially if you are trying to impress your date. 3. If you can’t finish the sandwich it makes for a great take home snack in a wrap. 4. The wrap lends itself to interesting combinations like avacado etc. Without making it so tall. Not sure but the wrap maybe lesscarbs and calories. Thanks.

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gmc36
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Decent burger. Lively spot for a Friday lunch. Service was quite good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very fresh, nicely presented and the host were very warm and inviting.

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MurphyE
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I made the reservation a full 4 days before the day of the event. When we arrived, we were placed in the corridor leading to the kitchen and the washrooms. This was un-acceptable and we let the staff know. I feel we were marginalized by being place in this location in the first place.

We were eventually moved to a lovely table in the bar section and the evening was ok from then on.

I am disappointed that we were put in a terrible location as I had reserved well in advance and had stated that we wished to sit in the dining room. There were plenty of booths available, so why were we placed in such a bad location?

Not too impressed by this.....

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on October 1, 2019

Hey Murphy, Thank you very much for the feedback and you are absolutely right. I am very sorry for this and can appreciate your concerns. When you make a reservation you absolutely should be sat at a more desirable table and I am sorry about the inconvenience. We will use this feedback as a coaching tool for our hostess and management team to ensure we are providing a better experience for our guests. I will send you a private message to help get this resolved. Regards Dennis Williams - GM

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Annie
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

the food was cold...the manager came over and replaced the meal..no charge BUT it was still cold...there was two hot meals at the table..one was fine the other cold...twice..they did their best to compensate us with a free dessert....but really for a very quiet restaurant..not busy....a hot meal is not too much to ask!!!

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on October 1, 2019

Hey Annie, Thanks so much for the review and taking the time to share your comments. I am very sorry to hear about your disappointment in the food and that it was cold twice. I can appreciate your frustration. I would love to get some more info from you so we can address this with our culinary team. What was the item that you had ordered that was cold and any other details such as the time of your visit would be appreciated. Again I am sorry to hear about this Regards, Dennis Williams - GM

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FernC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Disappointing you guys didn’t have the wine and beer we were so excited to get

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on October 1, 2019

Hey Fern, Thank you for the review. We appreciate your time. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointing and that we were out of of a wine and beer you were looking for. We are in the process of changing our beverage menu and phasing out some of the older wines and we have already brought in some of the replacements. What particular wine and beer were you looking for? Again, thanks for the feedback. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Quick service...very nice overall.

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you so much for such a great review. I am so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed yourself and we really appreciate the support and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manger

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MikeJ
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was an enjoyable night out for dinner with friends.

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on September 17, 2019

Hey Mike, Thanks for sharing your review. We always appreciate it when someone takes the time to comment and share their experience. We are glad to hear you and your friends enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again, Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
18 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, good food, service and atmosphere!

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thanks so much for the great review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself and loved the food service and atmosphere. We appreciate the ongoing support and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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ShirleyR
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great lunch with my daughter for her bday and because of that and it being our first time at Moxies, they gave her a beautiful dessert. Nice touch. And great server.

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on August 27, 2019

Hey Shirley, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with a review and share your comments. We are very pleased to hear how much you and your daughter enjoyed your lunch and thank you very much for choosing to celebrate with us. We hope to see you again soon, Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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RandyW
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a nice meal on the Moxie’s patio...all was good.

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on August 27, 2019

Hey Randy, Thanks very much for taking the time to provide us with a review. It is very appreciated and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us on the patio. We hope to see you again soon, Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Ottawa
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on August 21, 2019

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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LYNNEH
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

Moxies - Kanata
Responded on August 21, 2019

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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FAQs

Moxies - Kanata does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats.

Moxies - Kanata is rated 4.7 stars by 133 OpenTable diners.

Moxies - Kanata does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://us.moxies.com/gift-cards.

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.