Moxie's Grill & Bar - Pickering

4.2
161 reviews
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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 next to Pickering Town Centre, in the NW parking lot, at the corner of Kingston Rd & Liverpool Rd. Easy access to hwy 401 and just a short drive from the Pickering GO station. 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, a relaxing patio and offers a delectable blend of unique cocktails, flavourful wines and a variety of beers to choose from. Next time you’re in the neighbourhood, be sure to pop in!
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Told we could come at 5:15 - tons of room when we left . Taken to a dirty hot indoor solarium- horrible!!!we asked to move - asked very nicely . Eventually taken to a noisy table in the bar right by the door to the patio - terrible noisy / sunny / fans . We won’t be back $ 240 of wasted $$ Tried to make the best of it for the sake of the birthday person

CH
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A great place for dining and drinking with friends. The draft beers🍺 was amazing! Kind of expensive but worth it.

BS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Great experience just the place was so busy

i
Toronto
44 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Menu has many good items but the price is a bit high. Overall it's a nice place to go and I'll return

F
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great at Moxies. Manager and Staff are friendly and quick. Friday nights are always fun

FY
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went Moxie's a few times. Every time was a great experience.

DC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very handy location and good food and service. We'll be back.

GO
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food and great service. Shout out to our server, Candace, who rocked her first day.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Our waitress was attentive, friendly, lovely. Only comment is she asked us way too many times if everything was ok.

JM
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 4

DID NOT EAT-THUS THE LACK OF FOOD RATING.NOTHING ELSE OF CONCERN.

m
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Moxies has always been a favorite of mine since the 90's in Calgary, however still in my top picks I have been a little disappointed with a couple of my favorite dishes the signature soup broccoli and cheese was not up to normal quality I know on my last visit July 12/19 and my visit before that the lettuce wraps were disappointing had no sauce added to the noodles and nuts very bland. For service I was always used to someone coming around after the food was served with the pepper grinder as none is on the table and with the parmesan for the salad, even though there was some in the salad I had to ask for more and ask for pepper, for the prices which are equal to a Keg I expect same service as at the Keg. Sorry for being honest but you asked and will continue to come in hoping these were just one offs.
Thank You

WG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great lunch, and the birthday dessert they brought out for the birthday girl was fantastic! Our server was very friendly and helpful

JN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Group of 10, excellent service and food. Would recommend to friends and family.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The server could have checked on our food as the kitchen was taking a while to get it prepared instead of me having to flag them down and ask. Server was very polite and we had good service other than that. Food was delicious.

DK
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a very relaxing evening at the patio with great weather and equally great food and service.

MQ
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always consistently good from the hosts, to the table service and bartenders. Every time I go the manager checks in on our table to make sure we're enjoying ourselves. Mixed drinks are always well done and again, consistent. Restaurant has a nice energetic atmosphere and is clean and well maintained. The food quality is excellent and I love many of the menu items. There is also consistency across the franchise. I have visited at least 6 Moxies in the GTA over the years and have never been disappointed. I have no problem recommending this place to any of my friends.

WC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We’ve been to this Moxie’s many times, but on this occasion the service was incredibly slow. It took over 30 minutes to get drinks. Then when the food was brought out, they made a mistake with one of the orders where there was an allergy. The manager was really great about clearing it up. But by that point we had been there for two hours with little kids so there was no time to correct it. Not the best experience. We will go back but 1) without kids and 2) our friends with us will likely never come back.

A
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall, great experience. The Spanish Cod and Shrimp was too oily and salty, but the Steak Frite was superb.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I wrote a bad review about a month ago because it took the server an hour to bring us our bill and never informed us regarding the terminal machine issue regardless how many times we asked for the bill. That has ruined my dad’s birthday dinner. We were not happy with the service and did not provide any tips at all. My dad then felt bad and went back a few days later to give $20 to that server who served us on his birthday. My dad was being generous and kind even though our experience was beyond terrible. Tonight is Raptor’s big game and we wanted to give this location another try and booked online ahead of time just to secure a bar seating for my fiancé and I. Upon arrival, the front desk girl told us the staff who prepared tables for tonight DID NOT notice our reservation in the system and DID NOT RESERVE US A TABLE. Not only it wasted our time but also ruined another night of ours. We did not hear any sincere apologies and all we heard was “this was not my fault to begin with because I did not arrange seatings for tonight.” I mean getting away from the issue is something we all do, but not admitting your facility’s fault is like telling us that she doesn’t work there so it’s not her fault. She then talked to the manager (Tyler) on site for tonight and guided us to a table which is located behind a huge leafy plant and a column which definitely blocked all the TVs. Tyler (who also dealt with us previously) came to us and stated that the front desk girl was wrong and this tiny table she brought us to with a column blocking all TVs was the seating they previously reserved for us and bar seating can’t be reserved even though there’s option on OpenTable. Hearing all these contradictions left us speechless. For a well known franchise restaurant to provide us such service is indeed disappointing. I will definitely not recommend this location to any of my friends. Your facility’s poor organization and communication will not bring you any further in this industry.

JL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to watch the Raptors’ Game and were very happy to see we got a booth with a good view of the game like we requested. Our server, Alicia, was very attentive and friendly. We really enjoyed the late night specials and had an overall great experience in the bar area of the restaurant!

F
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food !!! We come every Friday we are there for every Raptors Game and we always have a great time!

MA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

great drinks and good food. Good place to socialize and watch a game simultaneously. No one rushing you to leave on a Friday night.

a
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! I went with 4 other people during the middle of the day. Our server was lovely, food came out relatively fast and overall a great experience.

5
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

We were being watched over while finishing our dinner. Felt like we were being rushed out the door so they had another table to use.

EB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience overall. I will definitely go back soin

JL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good experience. We requested an area quieter in the restaurant and got that. Our server was also very friendly and attentive.

NE
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

It took a really long time to get our food and the restaurant wasn’t even that busy .

DV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. I would highly recommend location

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

It was very busy on Mother’s Day and our server was still super!
Smiling and accommodating all our special requests!
Overall made my 90 year old Moms day.

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

We went to Moxie's for a birthday/Mother's Day celebration.

Due to our reservation, we were seated right away. The staff members were wonderful. They accommodated our request to add an extra person to our dining table when we were making our reservations. We were seated in a lovely room, and given flowers for Mother's Day. My grandma, mother, and three aunts loved the experience.

I only have one complaint, and it is a small one: on the reservation form, I was asked to select the occasion for which we were dining. After selecting "Birthday", I expected that we would receive some sort of special dessert/festivity during our meal to acknowledge this, but this didn't happen (which is probably for the best, since the birthday girl in our group would not have liked it!).

Otherwise, this was the best dining experience that I have had in a long time.

Keep up the wonderful service!

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Mother’s Day

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

Great food!!! I had the steak and potatoe and it was delish!

F
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love their brunch menu! Music was a bit too loud for a brunch time & service a bit slow probably too busy for Mother’s Day.

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Mother’s Day brunch and the have all of the Mother’s a lovely plant. It was a nice touch!! Our Mothers really appreciated it. Food was good too!

KR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second year in a row that I celebrated Mother's Day. I had a phenomenal time here and hope to celebrate again. Never disappoints!

F
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

It took over 1hour for my child meal and then took another 130mins for our meals. People seated and ordering after us received their meals before we did, and half of our food was cold. Overall was not a good experience

A
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

the kitchen remade my salad because it had red onion in it and they were great about it. Once remade the salad was excellent until I was about 3/4 of the way through I found a long black hair in it. My hair is blonde so it couldn't have been my own. I didn't say anything because I had already asked them to remake it because of the onions and they were so nice about it, plus I had already eaten more than half of it. I left a little grossed out, mostly because I'm pregnant and I things like that involving food gross me out a little more than usual. The experience was okay just a little disappointed by my meal.

OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great hostess (Caitlin)

JF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. The server was very attentive and accommodating. He brought us samples of the day’s drink, which we then ordered. Our group of six had one person who requested gluten-free (celiac). The manager came out to confirm her order and reassure her. The food presentation was great and the food was delicious. We were able to stay and chat and not rushed at all. Would definitely go back.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

We went to the Moxie’s by Pickering town centre for my dad’s birthday celebration. This is the first time we’ve had such bad experiences at Moxie’s. First of all, server did not notify us that they ran out of sirloin until we place our orders. Food and drinks take forever to come and it even took them half an hour to bring out my dad’s birthday cake. Upon asking for bill, we waited for another half an hour until we asked someone else to ask for our server. Our server then told us their machine is down and they cannot print their bill at the moment. I mean if sirloins are out and even if the printing machine is down, we would of been notified ahead of time rather than waiting without knowing when our food or bill will come. It is very ridiculous to have experienced such disappointment at Moxie’s.

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