Moxie's Grill & Bar - University

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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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CU
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server John was exceptional. I have celiac disease and he made informed recommendations and even double checked my choices a few times. I was very impressed. He was also very personable and attentive.
Thank you John!

The food was excellent as well.

M
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Robb was an excellent server. Had the blackened chicken burger and a extra delicious side salad.
Next time having the Ramen with shrimp, as my dining mate exclaimed, lots of shrimp, hot and tasty.

Food quality is excellent!!!

CA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were great. Noise level from music and conversations were louder then we appreciate.

TG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was not that busy when I arrived. First and second drink took longer than I feel it should have. When my son and I each received our steak frites the steaks looked very different in size and mine had a higher percentage of fat on it.

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I'm reluctant to comment on service because the server was not at fault. I didn't realize this location is very popular on a game night, therefore it was busy and very noisy. Although our reservation was made well in advance, there was a scramble to find us a table and then the table was less than appealing being tucked away almost out of sight. Food was mildly warm and fish was dry....hot spice is not a substitute for flavour! I am sorry the review could not be more positive.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great and very timely. Food wasn’t as great though. Everything was way too salty and a little over priced for the quality.

YY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Luv Mellisa's Wine Bar, Only down side is the acoustics. Just too noisy to chat at peak times

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

T
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have always been pleased with the food and service at Moxie's.

OT
Nuremberg
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ein sehr gut gelungenes Abendessen bei Moxi’s. Unser freundlicher Kellner Chris hatte alles wunderbar im Blick. Wir mussten ihn nie rufen, sobald wir fertig waren, oder einen Nachschlag wünschten, stand er parat. Das Essen kam zügig, war hervorragend und das Fleisch war auf dem Punkt gegart. Zusätzlich hatten wir Honey-Garlic-Wings, die nicht auf der Speisekarte standen. Wir kommen bei nächster Gelegenheit gerne wieder.

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JA
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lively place but too loud... We were in the dining room and music was wayyyyy too loud. Also a party of 4 was seating In a huge booth so was hard to talk since so far away. Food was good exceptnsaladnwas wayyyyy over dressed. Flour less chocolate cake wayyyyy to rich as well.

BR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Ribs I had were good. Coleslaw was terrible, bitter with no dressing. Roast potatoes had no flavour and bland.
Veggies that my wife had were zucchini and carrots. Not very much variation.
Poor value for $250 for 4 people. Won’t go back.

MD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly service. Meal was great. Good value. Very casual atmosphere.

N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The food arrived cold and took a very long time. The waitress did everything she could but you could tell the kitchen needs to be more organized

OT
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Andre was our server and he was fantastic! Loved the salmon avocado salad and keto friendly options!

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service ! Great place ! Good food. I recommend this restaurant.

k
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

It is what it is. Was looking for a casual business dinner spot and it hit all the right notes. Good drink specials, friendly server, nice apps and ok mains. I had the beef vindaloo and please dont try to tell me that wasn't steak leftovers... oh well.

CU
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a celiac this restaurant gets my stamp of approval. The server Jared was lovely and offered the gf menu. He unstable the difference between gluten free and gluten friendly. He also said he’d manager would be out to talk about the menu. The manager was very informed and offered several selections that could even be made gf. He offered fries and when I inquired about the gluten free fryer he said it changed from day to day, so Celiacs beware. No designated fryer.

My steak and salad were excellent. I’ll be back certainly.

MA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went there for their wine Wednesday special with my boyfriend. Half Price for a bottle of wine can’t be beet. Sat on the patio and our server Sharron was great and friendly, and the vibe on the patio was perfect in the evening. The food was mediocre. Ordered the tuna poke, which is also on their after 9pm specials. The tuna/avocado didn’t taste super fresh, looked and tasted like it was pre-made a few hours prior. However food was still good, just expected a bit more freshness. Overall would recommend especially for wine Wednesday special or after 9pm specials !

SN
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the staff is very attentive and the food was fresh and delicious.

YY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mellisa @ Wine Bar is great 😜 and keeps us coming back

Z
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to eat. The Southern Chicken Sandwich was delicious. Great fries too.

ML
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I reconnected ea friend over a four-hour dinner in a very comfortable environment.

Recommend.

BM
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Even with a reservation, staff were uncertain where to seat us. The restaurant was approx 1/4 full at the time.
After being seated in a booth we chose, we sat for almost 10 minutes before wait staff attended.
Food was delicious and cooked thoroughly.
The ambiance was dull.... unfortunately the restaurant is flanked by large buildings. The interior is various shades of beige and brown. Colourful window boxes and greenery staged along the large windows may add to the decor.
Overall it was still a good experience

b
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing! The manager took care of our first round of drinks because it was our anniversary! Super nice place, had the best experience ever.

C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time we sat on the patio, and it was fabulous.

AK
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I find that there is too much sodium/msg in the food. I never feel the best after eating at moxies. Food tastes good but the feeling after isnt the best

JG
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good lunch

M
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I went to Moxie's on University Avenue with my two daughters. Our server was very attentive. My daughters ordered steak frites and southern fried chicken sandwich and were both very satisified with their food. I ordered the Red Thai Curry but did not know it would have celery in it. Our server offered to have it remade for me, and they were quite quick about it (but not so quick as to be suspect). I still wasn't thrilled with the taste of it but at this point I chalked it up to just a poor selection on my part. We also had poutine for an appetizer which was quite good. Overall, the service was excellent; the food was mostly pretty good although personally I wouldn't order the curry again (your mileage may vary); the value for the price was okay; and the ambiance was nice, if a tad noisy.

DS
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an awesome lunch with friends. Our server, Diego, was fantastic. We always love going to Moxies. We know we will have good food and drinks, and great service and atmosphere. Thanks

YY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Melissa at Wine Bar was GREAT 😜
Overall,Acoustics are the only issue... Lots of hard surfaces make it pretty loud and tough on conversations 😱

CM
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Everything overall was really good the food came fast the waitress was very nice the place was clean the only thing was that the food was a little cold and when we asked them to warm it it was much better

D
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was great with the kids - kept them happy with drink refills and an interesting kids dessert. Great service.

G
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

I usually go to Moxie's for the seared ginger tuna salad but this time something was off. My friends got the mango chicken and it was very salty.

Don't know if I'd return in the near future.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In general, Toronto has horrible waiter service at the restaurants. They don’t do it like they do it in the states. This was the only time in my 10 day trip that I felt like it was equal to most of the restaurants in the states (for service). The food was outstanding, the best meal I had of the 30 meals during my trip.

s
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

always a great time at Moxies for after work drinks and a meal.

The shrimp sushi cones are amazing and I hope this stays on the menu for a very long time.

KG
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff and great service. Reasonably priced social hours on food and some cocktails !

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food as always

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We checked into our hotel before heading up to Burls Creek for The Rolling Stones concert. As we had three hungry teens in tow we knew we need food. Moxies was just what we needed. Food was good and service efficient and friendly. Good idea too as there was minimal food at the show and those kids would have been bears to deal with!

JK
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Terrible service waited about 40 minutes to receive the wrong drink then about 1.5 hours for our food and the restaurant was about 70% empty. Absolute waste of money m. Unfortunate being there often and trusted service would be respectable but this through me off and will not be back didn’t even tip the server.

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