Moxie's Grill & Bar - Hamilton

4.3
84 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Group Bookings
  • Good for Birthdays
Welcome to Moxie's Grill & Bar. 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. From coast to coast, we focus on quality food made with fresh ingredients served in a stylish, comfortable & casual environment. Moxie’s is located at 560 Centennial Parkway N, just off the QEW at the Sandman 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 and a delectable blend of unique cocktails, flavourful wines and a variety of beers to choose from. Whether you’re staying on-site at the Sandman Hotel, visiting the Art Gallery of Hamilton, or need a study break from McMaster University, pop-in and join us!
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Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our recent dinner at Moxie’s wasn’t the best experience we’ve had there. We requested to sit outside after making a reservation which had us inside of course. It seemed the staff were still getting used to having people outside; seat cushions were missing from some seats and waiters came out with food and asked at various tables who had ordered it. Also the service was good, but very slow. Our biggest disappointment was that Moxie’s has discontinued their Korean fried cauliflower! It was THE BEST. One of the main reasons we came to Moxie’s. Not sure we’ll ever go back now.

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J
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

Special of fish tacos came in a cardboard tray, like french fries from a food truck only covered with tin foil. Fish taco special was $8.00 less than the fish taco dinner, only difference was a handful of nachos and was served on a plate with a couple bite size pieces of fish. Server was not experienced with the menu (didn't know the type of oil fish was cooked in but did inquire). When I inquired about the $8.00 price difference between between the dinner and the special the server was not too keen on checking into it but did so and I was given a discount.

Will not likely be returning.

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BM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

Had a girls night out dinner. Moxies delivered. Excellent service and atmosphere. We all had meals that were amazing. Steak salad, steak frites, fish tacos, burgers, sandwiches and soups. And desserts of course. Everything was delicious!!

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Hamilton
Responded 3 days ago

Hello! Wow, so great to hear you had an amazing girls night out with us at Moxie's Hamilton! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great 5-star review. Hope to have you all in again soon. -Moxie's Hamilton Management Team

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KP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Very disappointing, will not be going back. Miso ramen soup had the shiitake mushrooms missing, was very bland with little garnish and overloaded with noodles - when I brought the issue up to the server they then brought out generic white mushrooms, and when I brought this up they simply said they didn't have any shiitake mushrooms. I expressed my disappointment and both the server and manager did not do anything to make the situation right.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Hamilton
Responded 3 days ago

Hello Katie, We appreciate you taking the time to review our location. Clearly we didn’t deliver an experience you loved, and I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you. Would you please email us at hamilton@moxies.ca? Regards, Management Team

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CD
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and excellent customer service. Food was delishious also! Defenently will go back.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Hamilton
Responded 3 days ago

Hey Cheri! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review. It sounds like you had a great time here and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Thank you for choosing our location, I hope you have a fantastic week. - Moxie's Hamilton Management Team

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AM
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Easy to book a reservation online. Food came out in a timely manner. Prices are reasonable for the food you get. Drink menu has a good options. Staff was very friendly. Atmosphere inside was high energy and really nice. Good amount of room between tables and booths. Pulled chicken nachos were a great appetizer. We got a free small white chocolate brownie for my husbands birthday. Service was wonderful. Can’t wait to go back again.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Hamilton
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Arvi for the amazing 5-star review. We love to hear all of the feedback, and most of all we love to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us at our location. Excited to have you in again soon! -Moxie's Hamilton Management Team

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RD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Nachos were the best ever.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Hamilton
Responded on June 11, 2019

Hello Robert. Thank you so much for your recent review! I also LOVE our Nachos :) Glad to hear you had a great time with us, and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks again, Moxie's Hamilton Management Team.

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LN
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been to Moxie’s several times but the rest of my party (4 other women) had not. It was my recommendation. Alexander our server was excellent and everyone was impressed with their food (salmon avocado Cobb salad; lettuce burger; fried chicken sandwich; soup and sandwich and ?). The only area you lost points was cost. One of my friends didn’t realize that there was an up charge for the soup- she didn’t notice it on the menu and the server didn’t mention it. Also she and another lady decided to split the half price bottle of wine and were a little surprised by the “half price” charge. Anyway lesson learned- read the menu more carefully. This didn’t take away from the otherwise great experience we all had. We get together several times a year and we decided that we would make this a regular spot.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Hamilton
Responded on June 11, 2019

Hello Liz. Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5-star review. So glad to hear that you and your friends are making Moxie's Hamilton your new regular spot. My apologies for some price confusion, next time you are in- please ask to speak to one of our Managers in regards to your previous experience, or email me at hamilton@moxies.ca. Hope to see you again soon! -Moxie's Hamilton Management Team

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L
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yes ...my meal was very good and my freinds enjoyed it as well.. would recommend it

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Hamilton
Responded on June 3, 2019

Thank You Lizs for your recent review. We appreciate all of the feedback, and LOVE hearing you and your friends had a great time at our location. See you soon! -Moxie's Hamilton Management Team

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a great environment, great food. Our server was wonderful. We will definitely be back.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Hamilton
Responded on June 3, 2019

Hey Amanda, Thank you very much for your recent 5-star review! Hope you have a fantastic week -Moxie's Hamilton Management Team

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MP
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My experience was amazing. I have numerous food allergies and going out is often a HUGE ordeal for me. The service was incredible and the chef ensured my meal was safe. They provided options and really understood and were knowledgeable about my allergies and the ingredients in their choices.
I will definitely recommend and be back!

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Hamilton
Responded on June 3, 2019

Hello Maria , Thank you for the great 5-star review! We are extremely proud of the work our team puts into our restaurant and are ecstatic that your allergy concerns were taken care of! Hope to host you again soon, Thanks again -Moxie's Hamilton Management Team

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A
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Hi there
Our experience was very good! would've been nice to be informed that there were only two steak options though, because as the birthday girl....my steak was not an option and then had to choose a more expensive stead and wanted to come the way the other one that was not available came i got charged for each additional item seperate and was not told that was going to happen. I then received my stead and it was well done! manager came and said that was not acceptable and wanted to remake it for me.....so it was remade and i got my plate back as everyone else in my party of 10 finished their meals. Inconvenient yes!!
The restaurant is beautiful and our server was great!

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Hamilton
Responded on May 29, 2019

Hi Angela, Thank you so much for your recent review. It appears as though your experience with us could have been more memorable and we would love for the chance to discuss this further with you. Could you kindly email me at Hamilton@moxies.ca with further details? Kind regards, Moxie's Management Team

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c
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fantastic as usual, great food and service. Highly recommended.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Hamilton
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you , for taking the time to review our restaurant. We appreciate your loyalty and look forward to having you join us again. Kind regards, Moxie's Hamilton Management Team

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c
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Decor and vibe was great. Large space with a nice patio. Was greeted at the door immediately and sat in the dining room. On the open table app I checked bar seating but no big deal. Our drinks, apps, entree and desert were all great, although I personally would not get the rib dinner again only because the coleslaw and potatoe sides were unappetizing- very bland. The bathroom was a great space and very clean. Our waiter Valentin was knowledgeable of the menu and attentive. Open app also asked if I was celebrating an occasion which I checked anniversary. This was not acknowledge which again was not a big deal but why ask? Overall we both agreed we would come back.

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CB
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for my husbands 54th Birthday. We had never been before. It was amazing. Our waiter was awesome. The food was spectacular. Will be back for sure!!!!!

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Hamilton
Responded on May 29, 2019

Hey Connie, Just wanted to say a quick thank you for the recent review. We love the feedback, and more importantly, love hearing you had a great time here. Thanks again, Moxie's Hamilton Management Team

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S
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and the restaurant was beautiful. The service was great and my mom and I really enjoyed the sangria. The only downside was that the food was cold (it still tasted great). Management came over and offered to get us new meals, but it was fine! Why waste it when it still tastes great. We will definitely be back! It was much better than the Moxies in Mississauga.

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AM
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

GREAT PLACE! we were well served, food was fast.. efficient and SOOOO delicious!

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c
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

they had a slip up with our table, but they kept making sure we were okay and happy periodically and were very attentive. Service is amazing here as well as good :)

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Moxies menu. Took my mom for mother’s day lunch. We were hoping to order our “favourites” like their lettuce wraps and were able to order off the regular menu. This crew happily accommodated multiple changes adding guests to our reservation. The finale ended with all the moms receiving a potted flower at the end. We ❤️Moxies! Thank you

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing steak, probably the best I’ve ever had in a restaurant. (Madagascar peppercorn New York striploin) Our server was great, I wish I remembered his name. Dinner was fabulous, drinks were refilled promptly, wine was very good (Bolla valpolicella) stuffed baked potatoes was to die for and a white chocolate brownie for dessert. The ambience was fantastic, very high end with the exception of one staff member working there wearing a camo coloured strapless jumpsuit that looked very unprofessional and out of place compared to the rest of the staff.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Mother’s Day for my Mom

The service was excellent and the meal was very good. Would recommend to others.

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CT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Drink service was excruciatingly slow (appetizers came before 1st round of drinks) server blamed bar for the slow service. Caesars there aren’t my favourite (they make their own Clamato juice). I wanted to order a wine instead but she insisted on getting a new one. Dinner arrived and I was still waiting for that drink. Thank goodness I had asked for a water in the beginning. I tried again to order a wine when I never received the remake but she said she had just asked the manager to get a new drink (which was now 15-20 minutes after she had insisted on getting me a new one) Other guests at the table were never offered a refill on their beverages until dinner was over and plates were removed. We weren’t even asked if we wanted dessert or coffee. Managers idea of making it better is to comp one of my husbands drinks and to let us know when we come so he can guarantee exceptional service (which should be given always regardless). Granted he offered me a free wine but food was being wrapped up and we had been there for over 2 hours. Getting a wine at that point when dinner is over and we had two small kids there was pointless. Food was ok but ribs were tough and coleslaw was dry. Long story short, spent $300 to learn my lesson that this restaurant isn’t worth it.

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KT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Overall, it was a fantastic experience. Unfortunately, our server was quite forgetful, and not mindful of our table. He left dirty appetizer plates and cutlery, and he was inappropriately talking about managers who were recently fired which was VERY unprofessional and not warranted.

However; I will definitely be back and I really enjoyed Moxie’s!

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server was 5 star and dinner was delicious. Food arrived in a timely manner and was plated well. We will recommend Moxie’s to our friends and family.

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O
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We came from out of town for a lovely evening with good friends. I had the tai curry which was very tasty but a smaller portion, smaller than I would have enjoyed. My wife chose the blackened chicken sandwich as recommended by the waiter as his favorite. There wasn't any mention by him or the menu that this would be a "very" spicy sandwich. My wife took one small bite and had to set it aside, leaving her with the fries as her meal. The waiter although jovial and pleasant, didn't return until we were finished our meals. He did offer us to speak to a manager, which we declined, but later realized we shouldn't have. I enjoy spicy food so ate it the next day for lunch. It was all I could bear to eat. Beware if you order.

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WC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First visit to a Moxie's personally, although other members of the group had been to Moxie's in Alberta. Staff were very welcoming, accommodated an unexpected extra guest with our group very graciously. Our server Sheldon was fantastic. He gave us the time we needed to peruse the menu but did not leave us feeling forgotten. He kept our water glasses full, we never had to ask for a refill! The food arrived in a reasonable amount of time, and it was delicious. Enjoyed by all. My brother in law did comment that the Beef Vindaloo could have been a wee bit hotter, but he burnt his taste buds out a long time ago. We were celebrating a birthday, and Sheldon surprised my sister with Happy Birthday in cocoa on her dessert plate - a very nice touch and much appreciated! Thank you for a very pleasant evening, and we will most definitely be back!!

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PK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great except for the fact my wife’s dinner as well as mine had a piece of plastic in the sauce

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BL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Overrated and overpriced for what arrives at the table. The bruschetta was interesting, my wife had the cheddar soup and had lumps of the dry mix in the bowl.
She had the ribs - half rack is not much and nothing to write home about. I had the cod and shrimp - the cod was nice but there were 2 little shrimp in the bowl - again not much to write home about.
Overpriced for what lands on the plate.
The restaurant had lots of tables with families and small kids all over, so not really much for nice dining atmosphere.
The strangest thing is the beautiful bathrooms with no water pressure coming from the taps. One could barely wash hands ? Weird.
Lots of better choices in this price category. Maybe drinks at the beautiful bar would be nice.

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LS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, atmosphere, and wait staff were all fantastic! We had a ladies night there and also celebrated a birthday, and had a great time!

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ZF
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Was a mixed bag - Manager was awesome when explaining potential modifications to accommodate my shellfish allergy, really liked the ambience and view into the kitchen, lots of windows and natural light. Food was tasty. Staff that greeted and seated were a little less than enthusiastic, machine for Bellini cocktail was broken as was the cappuccino machine (could only have decaf), waiter forgot Caesar salad and beer. I would return and give them another chance.

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CT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We celebrated a birthday at Moxie's and would definitely recommend them for your special occasion. We ordered appetizers and each ordered different entrees and all were really good.

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MR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Went for a first “mommies night out” and celebrate another friend due with her child any day. We were early and easily accommodated at the bar until our table was ready. Dinner was fantastic, the service was outstanding, and the conversation was easy with the noise level! Would recommend to anyone.

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SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server and hostess were amazing and so helpful with everything. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was great!

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good variety of food & nice sized portions. The atmosphere is very pleasant. Noisy at times. Service was very good.

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 1

This place is a bar - not a restaurant where you can enjoy a quiet meal. The service is great though. Even when my hearing returns to normal I won't be going back!

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VM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food from apps to dessert. Excellent service and atmosphere. We all loved the pacing of our courses. We weren't rushed. We can't wait to go back. Our group of 7 had a fantastic time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very fast and friendly service. Food was amazing. A little expensive but get what you pay for. Generous portions

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BR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

I would recommend calling the restaurant directly to confirm seating location. I selected “standard seating” on OpenTable and not “bar seating” but we were seated at a high top in the bar anyway. While they did move us to the dining room, we were crammed at a smaller table. It wasn’t ideal for a special occasion. Our server was great though and the food was good.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

it was a typically busy time and day for restaurants. But there was still plenty of space and a good atmosphere to have a conversation. The food came out quickly and was very good. The staff was polite and friendly. It was open late with good late night food choices at a great price

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a great dinner, with a nice atmosphere. Music was a little loud, but we could still have a conversation, sometimes we just had to get louder. The food was great, and the server staff was very very good. I would recommend to a friend.

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