Moxie's Grill & Bar - University

4.3
412 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Business Meals
  • Pre/post-theatre
  • Casual
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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D
Miami
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Very slow service, not worth the price you pay for the meal.

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JD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went there before a leafs game it was such a better environment then the pubs before an game. The service we had may of been the best we have ever had at a restaurant!! We will be back whenever we go to an event in the area

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S
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Vince’s first hockey game

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RV
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were so great, best service we have had anywhere in many outings!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience, great service, and delicious meals

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

NYE 2019 - Great menu and service. Kudos for Ryerson

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AT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Service started out really good and then we were overlooked by a larger group. Ordered shots which never came. Beers were sitting at the bar for a while before being delivered. We even ordered 2 bottles of champagne and still never saw our server until she was cashing us out. The manager had to resort to taking care of us because "she has one large party". Not very impressed.

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DW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Brutal service - could not get tables cleared or a bill

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and fast service.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food.

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h
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's my go to spot before an evening out in downtown. Always a nice time!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

It took about 20 minutes for someone to come to our table after we were seated and that was after we tried flagging down a server. We left to a restaurant across the street which served us our meals faster than it took to get water at Moxie’s. Very disappointing as we were both in a rush and have very few opportunities to have lunch together.

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AS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Had a great time. Food was excellent. Quite noisy. Great service.

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G
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

IF they are going to sell espresso, make sure the beans on not from England and the machine used can put a proper head on an espresso. Shame on you for the espresso being crap!!! don't sell it if yo cannot make a proper one!!

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SR
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Mateo was so friendly and fun! We had a few good laughs with him. Our food was wonderful. It was a great way to start our evening on our way to Roy Thompson Hall for a Christmas show. Thanks Moxie's!

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MD
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

Food was good ; unfortunately too loud for conversation

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DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and a nice varied ambience depending on where you are seated.

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IC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Our server did what I hate most in restaurant service - once the food was served we became invisible. Yes, he did come around once to ask about tea & coffee. But it was almost an hour from when we finished eating to when we got the bill. And that was only once we chased another server down to get it for us. I hate it when an otherwise good experience ends on this kind of sour note.

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J
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Enjoyed the food, especially the Mahi Mahi. Our server was helpful, but food took around 30 minutes to arrive as, we were later told, the kitchen was overwhelmed serving a very large group of people. We were almost late for an event we were attending and had to rush through dinner without the benefit of having any desert

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S
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was great. Fun atmosphere. Took a long time to find server so we could pay. Other than that a nice experience for our group.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

Bland food, great server tho!
And way too loud

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FC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Good but plastic in my dates salad. Big no no. Staff were friendly but distracted.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

The music was too loud making dinner conversation a shouting match. Food was good but pricey. Tea was not hot enough. Waitress was very nice.

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R
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at this location, A+! Service and food on point. Would definitely visit again. Ordered the tenderloin steak, amazing. And the blackened Mahi Mahi, so flavourful.

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PK
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My waiter was great!!! He checked in on us, was very friendly and helpful but at the same time didn't rush us to order.

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JH
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food was great and we had an excellent server. We were thankfully near the back of the restaurant where it wasn't as noisy.

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PF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The meal I ordered was very good( salmon )- the dessert, sticky toffee pudding was excellent. The service was good but I got the impression that the restaurant may be short staffed, a busboy came and gave us water but it took a little while for a waiter to come to our table. My friend ordered a salad and asked that the dressing be on the side - when the salad came to the table, the dressing was on it so it was sent back to the kitchen but the salad was good so no harm done. I had asked that we be given separate bills - when the bill came it was one bill but the waiter did gave us two bills. The restaurant was noisy - I'm not sure what you can do about that. I would return to the restaurant because the food is good and it is in a great location, close to the theatres and Roy Thomson Hall. We were at the restaurant on November 15th, our reservation was for 5:15 p.m.

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K
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Business lunch but we waited more than 1/2 hour for our meals. Then we had to eat very fast in order to get back to work.
Also the tables were close together so the waitresses hit my chair every few minutes which was very annoying.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

The music was very bland and quiet for a Saturday night. Other moxies locations are usually more suited towards a fun, late night crowd.

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JP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Thomas, our server was wonderful. Only working that Moxie’s for two weeks and we thought he did an amazing job considering we were 8 very senior citizens with dietary issues and hearing issues. He was attentive and friendly and made us all feel valued and comfortable. Thomas is a great asset to your restaurant. Food was excellent . Everyone enjoyed their entrees and the wine deal was the best. We will return for sure.
jack

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J
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went here after The Mirvish Theatre and had a lovely dinner.

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Had submitted a special events request for the reservation but was never acknowledged

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CW
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The waiter did what he could but we arrived at noon and didn't get our food until 1pm. Drinks were brought to the table quickly but taking our order and then getting our food took a very long time. by the time we finished it was 1:45p.

On the positive side the food was excellent.

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a
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great friendly service. Server was very patient and curtious.

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GS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Food and service was great but we found it very noisy.

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EB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

It took the server like 15 mins to get us the bill after requesting it, and when she brought it, she didn't even bring the debit/credit machine. It wasn't even busy. There couldn't have been more than 12/15 other tables in use.

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LM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had the portabella mushroom burger as I am not a vegetarian but really enjoyed the flavours and heartiness of the burger. Service was great and friendly. Was able to reserve a table for 4 half an hour before the time slot. Recommend this place to vegetarians as well as ones who enjoy meat.

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IC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Could have used a little more attention from our server. We generally like a slow-paced evening. But it was a little unusual to find ourselves clock-watching at the end of the evening (GO train). However, management was very responsive to an order error that resulted in one of our party having to miss his meal altogether.

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t
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

If you need a taste of the suburbs, come to Moxies. If you want a good lunch, there are 3 better places in less than a block. Full on skip it.

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DW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food is okay. A large selection but nothing out of the ordinary. The location in the core of Toronto is great, and the service was very good and timely for a business lunch. It is my go to place for a reasonably priced lunch in the downtown core.

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