Moxie's Grill & Bar - University

4.4
484 reviews
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Pre/post Theatre
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. We focus on quality food made with fresh ingredients served in a stylish, comfortable & casual environment.

Moxie’s is Located in Toronto's Financial District, next to the St. Andrew Metro Station. Within walking distance from the Princess of Wales and Royal Alexandra Theatres and Roy Thomson Hall. A short distance to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the famous Royal York Hotel. 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 - enjoy them while dining on our outdoor patio!
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DL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It’s delicious!! Good service! It’s loud but it’s a pub so it’s kinda normal! It’s a stop by when you go to Toronto! :)

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New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was awful. We weren’t given napkins. We asked for water with our cocktails and never got it. No one checked on us so we got our own water at the bar. Food was cold.

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N
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went with my 8 year old daughter before the theatre. Server went out of his way to be friendly. Prompt accurate service without smothering us. Food was delicious. Good reliable middle of the road choice.

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A
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

Great patio - nice servers- good hard lemonade!! I had a chicken Caesar salad - was tasty but I do have some suggestions. Cut the lettuce into bite size pieces please - the salad I was served I had to cut up to be able to eat. There was nothing in the salad except lettuce, dressing and chicken- add some bacon bits and croutons maybe? I was disappointed given the price and it didn’t fill me up. 😒

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H
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was very slow to arrive (took over half an hour), and was disappointing as the fish was overcooked and the vegetables were undercooked. Had to remind the waiter twice about some extra side dishes that we had ordered with our mains. The side dishes did not arrive until we had almost finished our meal. This was a business lunch so luckily we weren't on a tight schedule, otherwise we would have had to leave before our side dishes had even arrived. Given that this restaurant is located right in the financial district, service needs to improve to attract more of the business crowd.

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DJ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Conveniently located in the financial district. Good selection of items on the menu sure to please everyone in your group. Service was excellent.

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TF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Friendly staff, but food was just ok. Maybe a small thing to Moxie’s but big to me: my French fries came cold. I made my waiter aware, he apologized and immediate replaced them, however the replacement French fries were almost just as cold. Not in a rush to go back any tome soon.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being back the cauliflower app. That was always a favorite with my guests. All else was good as always.

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TT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the 3rd time l've eaten here this year. All 3 experiences have been awesome, and the food has always been amazing..along with the great hostesses and servers who are always smiling and polite. Although I DO find it a bit loud, it's really only because it's busy, which is a good thing! This particular visit we had Ben as our server and he was outstanding. He was very attentive of us and checked up on us always at the right time, and was very helpful of the menu items and drink options. Even guessed that we were going to the symphony! Awesome job, Ben .. and the entire staff at Moxie's, we'll be back!

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DR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Repeat visit to Moxie’s in Toronto. Fun menu, TVs to watch sporting events, great location. We enjoy visiting Moxie’s for a quick bite. Great staff. A little loud, but it’s a fun place to eat and have a couple of cocktails.

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A
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience

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AM
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food but way too loud over the lunch crowd. Otherwise service was good and would return.

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DL
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

For a location I would recommend to others, yes, if attending TheRoy Thompson Hall. Would I go back? Yes, if attending another event near. I would of been happy to give this place a higher review, if my food wasn’t brought to me cold. How is anyone suppose to be happy with cold and undercooked fries? I set it back. The fries came back to me only after I finished eating the rest of my meal! I saw several people sending back their fries while there and they had theirs come back cooked and hot quickly. However mine came back only after a server when to try and clear the table and wanted to take away my white vinegar that I needed for the fries! Restaurant did give us a discount without being asked or us making a stink. We had a early booking 5:30pm and we arrived around 5 pm instead long before the rush. So really there was no excuse to be served undercook cold food and then having to wait until everything was eaten to get back my fries ... only after another server went and asked. Our own server, wasn’t doing so hot by coming back to check on her own table. She was pleasant enough, talked with customers maybe more than she should have, but not being diligent in checking in on her tables. If she was, maybe this wouldn’t have been as bad as it was. We probably would of order more drinks as well. But it was nice the male waiter stepped in to try and do something when he had a few extra moments from his own tables to help out. Kudos to him!

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a
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Yes, very good restaurant with good variety of food + drinks

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DK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent server. Great menu choices. Food served hot and tasty. Never felt rushed. Overall great dinner.

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CF
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister is in a wheelchair and the hosts seated her promptly and comfortably. The food was great! We had the sushi cones and tuna poke and they were both great! The server was quick, efficient, polite and our order was accurate. Will recommend and come back the next time we have a concert to go to. Thanks!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We always enjoy Moxies. The echo and noise level is a bit too high. We sometimes avoid business meals here for that reason alone.

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RA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Brutal service, brought me bottled water I did not order, took 45 mins to take food order, slow delivery and very slow getting the bill. My client bailed before his meal was done because it took so long.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - University
Responded on 28 May 2019

Dear Ryan: Thank you for taking the time to send a review on Open Table, I do apologize for the service related issues on your recent visit, please believe me this is not indicative of how we run our business. I was able to pin point your table and server, rest assured we will take this opportunity to coach our servers and management team using your experience as a reference. Regards, Alex Parasidis

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TH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Crowd was really noisy at lunch. Difficult to converse. Not sure how much control U could have over acoustics.

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RC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Expensive as heck (although typical for touristy downtown TO) and the food was just decent. Restaurant atmosphere itself is typical generic "casual dining".

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Service from Ben was excellent, efficient and friendly!

Food was very tasty.

Cons: the glasses need to be cleaned more thoroughly. All of the glasses we received had lip marks on them on the rims.

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V
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Staff was great. The food is always great however the Ribs were a bit tough to my liking, they needed to be cooked a bit more as the were very chewy. My daughter had the Salmon and it was excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Delicious food but way too loud.

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f
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was very friendly but also very slow. Otherwise a very good dinner for pre-theatre.

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BA
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic location, great staff, amazing food! Highly recommended

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CG
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food is good quality. Service is very good. Prices are high related to quality of food. Drink prices are high. TOO NOISY!!!! Bring Bose noise cancelling headphones. This establishment is noisy on purpose so that you eat quickly and get out. A table turning restaurant. Nothing particularly special about this place. A dime a dozen in Toronto.

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Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service by Emily and delicious food, but our soups and onion rings were cold. Our orders did come out correctly after making a few changes.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch - amazing staff, very accommodating and helpful. Surprised me with a fantastic dessert based on preferences. One thing - it took long to pay because it was very busy and the servers were stretched.

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J
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Had the mango chicken. Highly recommended.
Our server was very pleasant and helpful.

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GK
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Server did his job. Upsold the wine and an extra for the meal. Trainee has a ways to go but was pleasant enough. Steak meal tasted delicious although wasn't hot. Had a show to get to so didn't say anything. Place was very loud making it hard to talk. Still, all in all was a good time and good meal. We would go back.

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YY
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic, food was tasty as usual. Overall great experience

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IC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food and service. Comfortable setting. But the noise can be deafening. Unfortunately we were seated at the booth closest to the bar area. For us four “old guys” that meant shouting at each other for most of the night.

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BP
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

The Salmon and Avocado Cobb was a disappointment.
You should describe it better, ie. it is not a salad but some conglomeration of ingredients by which the chef must think is trendy.

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AS
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent, prompt, courteous & kind.

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DW
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Convenient location, great service, lively atmosphere. Nice place to enjoy a meal with friends.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was great

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CU
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good location prior to a Leafs game.......food and service was as expected.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our recent dining experience. The customer service was excellent and the atmosphere was welcoming and fun. My only criticism is the noise level. The music volume was quite loud.

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m
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Bit pricey but you are right downtown. Noise level was right up there but somehow we could still speak at the table

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Our server was excellent and very attentive. Awesome atmosphere

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