Motus

4.9
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292 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
mōtus (Latin); movement, progress, passion, revolt

A tradesman's gastropub with an undeniable message of purpose.
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick the bartender was positively amazing and very knowledgeable! We had a couple servers help us but all were phenomenal! Now to the food, there are no words to describe how positively scrumptious the food was!! The flavors were on point! The portions fill you up but don’t stuff you so there is plenty of room for dessert.

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night visiting motus. We sat at the bar and chat with the bartenders who are very personable even on a busy night. We all wished for the burger and we were not disappoint at all. Everything was delicious rt down to the espresso martini for dessert. Service is always stellar.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Motus and we loved it. Great high quality food, thoughtfully prepared and served. Loved the farm to table modern feel to the overall vibe.

p
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality, uniqueness and value of the food speaks for itself. Dine at Motus once and you will understand; it is the reason I keep gong back. So I wanted to take this opportunity to call out my server this time, and many other prior - Alisha. She is absolutely amazing. Very attentive and focused on individual diner expectations, likes/dislikes, etc.. Alisha is also very knowledagle when it comes to the menu; offering perfect recemmondations from wine selection to the preparation/cooking level of the various meat options. All recommendations were spot on!

B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only issue with eating at motus is the size of my stomach. I never have enough room to fit all the tasty food and drinks.
Such a great restaurant. Staff is amazing as well!

CW
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night and the food was fantastic. Highly recommend

JD
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for New Years Eve and could not have been more pleased. Food was fantastic & our server was very accommodating It was probably a little noisier than usual due to the day, but we have been there before and have had no problem carrying on a on conversation.

MD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Motus has slipped somewhat since first opening but is still my top choice for contemporary fine dining in Utica. I would advise against the beef tartare which we found to be flavorless. Vietnamese Chicken is excellent.

JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've had great meals at Motus each time we have gone. We arrived 20mins prior to our reservation and sat at the bar. The bartender created her own cocktail that appealed to our taste. The table service was fantastic.
We didn't feel rushed and each course was timed perfectly.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

EW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Motus. Perfect evening. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The service was excellent. The food was delicious and different and perfectly presented. Great attention to detail!

JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time having dinner here and we loved it! The food was done to perfection! Would highly recommend everyone try this restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent flavor and portions

CM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this space. Great food and fair prices. The atmosphere is open and the wait staff is exceptional.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the appetizer to the salad to the main course to dessert, this was one of the best meals I've ever had. It's pricey, to be sure, but worth every dollar. We will be back!

d
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly creative and delicious meal! The menu is fresh and perfect for the season.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and delicious food!!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Motus, a hip vibe, nice lambience, and wasn’t noisy on a Saturday night. Their one vegetarian entree, a root vegetable dish, was delicious. And yummy drinks. Reliably great place for a special occasion.

FB
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Talented chefs create amazing locally sourced dishes in a kitchen which is viewable from the bar/dining room. Each course, each was perfectly prepared, seasoned and presented. The staff in the front of the house were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. The bar also features locally sourced spirits, wines and brews. Our cocktails were perfectly crafted and balanced. My wife and I had an amazing, enjoyable evening. Thank you Motus.

DL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience always!

F
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Motus has become one of our staple dining spots over the past two years. The drinks and food are always high quality. The service to match. You will spend about $70 per person with appetizers, main course, and drinks. Although on the higher end of the scale for our area, I feel it’s a value for the money. The ambiance is great and is great for special occasions or a date to impress as well. We are always satisfied and highly recommend the restaurant.

f
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

MP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and new experience at Motus!! All the little extras in between meals and the thoughtfulness of the dishes cannot be understated. Amazing eat!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, food and especially great drinks (bar tender)

MC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 5th time dinning at Motus and the meal and service was excellent just like before! The new chicken dish along with the fall inspired cocktail was amazing!

d
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really well prepared and creative farm to table menu. As good as any hipster restaurant in NYC. Service good, not great. Veal special sounded better than it tasted, but the balance of the dishes chicken, pork, charcuterie and desserts were delicious. We will be back again soon!

s
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very distinctive menu, with lots of interesting options. Excellent drink menu and apps. Terrific service as well. A bit pricey, but worth it.

h
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patty injects so much of his dna into his craft. From the pineapple roasting to the drained dehydrated orange, his simple touches expose his respect for the experience that is, Motus.

P
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Far exceeded my expectations. Menu was amazing.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was such an amazing experience! Everything from the ambiance to the service to the delicious food was 5 ⭐️s all the way!!!

M
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been to Motus many times over the past few years. This time we went for an anniversary dinner for two. The food and service were excellent. We especially liked the Sriracha sauce that accompanied the potatoes and mussels. It would be great on the hamburger (just a thought).

TL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My only request would be to have more fish and vegetarian options in the menu

SO
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A find! Great food, service and ambience! Will continue to visit!

a
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful dinner, great food, good service, adorable restaurant

E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and accommodations. A gem for our town!

ER
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful table in the window - despite the fact that we are old people! Really appreciated that. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Complimentary handmade NA lemonade shot was delicious and my smoky seafood ramen was just wonderful. NYC guests were impressed.
We'll be back.

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was amazing! Staff was knowledgeable and made great recommendations! Prices are on the higher end for this area but definitely worth it for the quality, creativity and uniqueness of food. The interior is beautiful, simple, modern and elegant. We had one of the best meals of our lives there, and will definitely be going back!

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Motus was the perfect place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. They made us feel special and were extremely attentive while not intrusive. Every course was amazing and perfectly timed. Great cocktails and specials, very fresh and delightful!