Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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 601 Earl Grey Drive at the Kanata Centrum Shopping Centre, just blocks from Kanata Golf & Country Club and the Canadian Tire Centre. 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.
Please note that our Lounge Area is reserved for those 19 years of age and older.

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PaulE
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good service, could have been just a bit better at the beginning, waited a little longer then the normal, but once the waiter came things moved along well
Food was awesome

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Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi Paul, Thank you so much for taking the time to share some feedback with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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vipJoanneM
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Meals cooked perfectly and nice and hot. Chicken Madeira snd steak. Great service with Savanah taking over from our regular server Baxter. Prompt, cheerful and aware when we needed additional beverages.

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Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi Joanne, Thank you for the feedback. We are very pleased to learn that you enjoyed your visit with us and look forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Amazing service!!

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! We are very pleased to learn that you enjoyed your time with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a nice evening.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thank you for visiting our Kanata location! We hope to see you again. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience4

Birthday celebration. Food was good, service was terrible. The waitress looked like she did not want to be there. No effort at all to make it a good experience. After we finished the meals, it took her 30 minutes to come back to the table to collect the empty plates. And she only showed up when we asked another waitress to call her

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. The service you received is certainly not up to our standards and I can appreciate how upsetting this must have been for all of you. We are sorry to learn that we let you down. We would like to hear more about your visit. Please contact us directly at kanata@moxies.eatz.ca should you wish to further discuss your time with us. Sincerely, Laura Murray Moxie's Kanata

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was very impressed with the quality of food and the extremely kind and helpful service. I’m from the States and tried this place for the first time. Enjoyed it very much!

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata
Responded on January 28, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words! We are pleased to see that you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you again the next time you're in Ottawa.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was fabulous!

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pbreton
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the first time in months that we dined without our children. The food and ambiance were great, and our server was personable and responsive, providing some nice recommendations from the menu that we hadn’t tried before.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Food was not worth money spent. My friend ordered a salad and found a fry in it. No one at our table had anything with fries in it. It seems like every time I give them another chance they disappoint again. Took us a while to
Get water. It seems it’s just this Kanata location as every other location is great. Food quality is better everywhere else.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your visit. The food and service that you received is not up to our standards and we are sorry to learn that we let you down. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we will use it to help us coach our team members, so we learn from your experience.

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EmaQay
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Had a reservation for 7:45 — got there at 7:35 and we were seated right away which we really appreciated. We had asked for a more corner and private area but were sat right in the front ( which is totally understandable — it was a busy evening).
The food came quickly however was definitely undercooked as I have been in the washroom all night with stomach pain and nausea. I ordered the herb Alfredo with chicken and we had a brownie to share for dessert.

Not happy with the amount of pain I am and was in from dinner - stick to non meat dishes and I’m sure you’ll be fine.

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Responded on November 26, 2019

Dear EmaQay, Thank you for your feedback, it is greatly appreciated and very important to us. We are sorry to learn that your experience was less than exceptional. We have several best practices and checks in place to ensure that we exceed compliance with all government food safety standards. I would love to speak with you directly to get more details about your visit. Please contact me at kanata@moxies.eatz.ca at your convenience. Sincerely, Laura Murray Moxie's Kanata

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vipMichaelK
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

After this visit our whole party agreed that it will be a very long time before we go back this restaurant. Service was unbelievably slow, errors were made, food was not what we ordered and steaks were not cooked the way the were asked to be cooked. Very disappointed, and because of that will be making sure not to come back.

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Responded on November 12, 2019

Hi Michael, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. The service that you and your party received is not up to our standards, and I can appreciate how upsetting this must have been. We are very sorry to learn that we let you down. If possible, I would like the opportunity to speak with you directly. Please contact me at kanata@moxies.eatz.ca so we can arrange a time that is convenient for you. Sincerely, Laura Murray Moxie's Kanata 613-599-5000

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vipJoanneM
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic chicken Madeira rigatoni x2. Perfect amount of sauce. Arrived super hot. Cooked perfectly. Mushrooms sliced thinly as requested.

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vipJoanneM
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My husband ordered the chicken burger and has recently been ordering it in a wrap. Although the burger bun is fine the wrap is outstanding for a number of reasons. 1. Burger does not slide in the wrap as it does with the bun that leaves you holding a bun with no meat at the end. 2. All ingredients are contained with less mess making eating the burger much more attractive- especially if you are trying to impress your date. 3. If you can’t finish the sandwich it makes for a great take home snack in a wrap. 4. The wrap lends itself to interesting combinations like avacado etc. Without making it so tall. Not sure but the wrap maybe lesscarbs and calories. Thanks.

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gmc36
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Decent burger. Lively spot for a Friday lunch. Service was quite good.

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MurphyE
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

I made the reservation a full 4 days before the day of the event. When we arrived, we were placed in the corridor leading to the kitchen and the washrooms. This was un-acceptable and we let the staff know. I feel we were marginalized by being place in this location in the first place.

We were eventually moved to a lovely table in the bar section and the evening was ok from then on.

I am disappointed that we were put in a terrible location as I had reserved well in advance and had stated that we wished to sit in the dining room. There were plenty of booths available, so why were we placed in such a bad location?

Not too impressed by this.....

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata
Responded on October 1, 2019

Hey Murphy, Thank you very much for the feedback and you are absolutely right. I am very sorry for this and can appreciate your concerns. When you make a reservation you absolutely should be sat at a more desirable table and I am sorry about the inconvenience. We will use this feedback as a coaching tool for our hostess and management team to ensure we are providing a better experience for our guests. I will send you a private message to help get this resolved. Regards Dennis Williams - GM

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Annie
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

the food was cold...the manager came over and replaced the meal..no charge BUT it was still cold...there was two hot meals at the table..one was fine the other cold...twice..they did their best to compensate us with a free dessert....but really for a very quiet restaurant..not busy....a hot meal is not too much to ask!!!

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata
Responded on October 1, 2019

Hey Annie, Thanks so much for the review and taking the time to share your comments. I am very sorry to hear about your disappointment in the food and that it was cold twice. I can appreciate your frustration. I would love to get some more info from you so we can address this with our culinary team. What was the item that you had ordered that was cold and any other details such as the time of your visit would be appreciated. Again I am sorry to hear about this Regards, Dennis Williams - GM

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FernC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Disappointing you guys didn’t have the wine and beer we were so excited to get

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Responded on October 1, 2019

Hey Fern, Thank you for the review. We appreciate your time. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointing and that we were out of of a wine and beer you were looking for. We are in the process of changing our beverage menu and phasing out some of the older wines and we have already brought in some of the replacements. What particular wine and beer were you looking for? Again, thanks for the feedback. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Quick service...very nice overall.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you so much for such a great review. I am so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed yourself and we really appreciate the support and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manger

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MikeJ
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was an enjoyable night out for dinner with friends.

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Responded on September 17, 2019

Hey Mike, Thanks for sharing your review. We always appreciate it when someone takes the time to comment and share their experience. We are glad to hear you and your friends enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again, Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
17 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, good food, service and atmosphere!

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thanks so much for the great review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself and loved the food service and atmosphere. We appreciate the ongoing support and hope to see you again soon. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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ShirleyR
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great lunch with my daughter for her bday and because of that and it being our first time at Moxies, they gave her a beautiful dessert. Nice touch. And great server.

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Responded on August 27, 2019

Hey Shirley, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with a review and share your comments. We are very pleased to hear how much you and your daughter enjoyed your lunch and thank you very much for choosing to celebrate with us. We hope to see you again soon, Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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RandyW
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a nice meal on the Moxie’s patio...all was good.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata
Responded on August 27, 2019

Hey Randy, Thanks very much for taking the time to provide us with a review. It is very appreciated and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us on the patio. We hope to see you again soon, Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This has been my greatest experience in a restaurant with children. Service was excellent. The waiter and manager cared for us. Food and touch of wow were perfect! Go and you’ll what I mean!

To the restaurant staff: Thanks! It started our awesome night perfectly!

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata
Responded on August 21, 2019

What an amazing review and such great comments. Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this review. I will be sharing this with the entire team and we really appreciate the kind words. I am so happy you were so well looked after. If you have any specifics about any particular waiter or details about the visit, we would love to hear from you to be able to congratulate them on a job well done. Thanks again for sharing and we hope to see you again soon, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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LYNNEH
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Ordered the Steak Frites. Steak was a little chewy and the fries were a bit salty. Next time I will order medium instead of medium rare......Waiter was very nice.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata
Responded on August 21, 2019

Hey Lynne, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your feedback from your visit. While I am happy that the waiter was nice, I am sorry to hear about your disappointment in the Steak Frites. If you are ever less than satisfied with anything during your visit, do not hesitate to speak with a manager as they are always available and would love to help get you something you enjoy. Once again, I appreciate the feedback and we hope to see you again soon, Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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vipArhH
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food is only ok now, and the place was empty which shows things aren't what they used to be.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata
Responded on August 21, 2019

Hey Arh, Sorry to hear you were disappointed in your visit. If you care to share any specifics about what items you weren't happy with or details about the visit, we would love to hear about it. Please send us a direct message at your convenience as we always appreciate feedback as it gives us a real opportunity to improve. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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SueM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food done to perfection. Service very friendly and fast. Loved it.

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Responded on August 21, 2019

Hey Sue, thanks for sharing such a great review. I am so happy to hear how much you loved the food and service. It is always so appreciated when someone takes the time to post. Thanks for the support and we hope to see you again soon. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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RollieM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My guests wanted a quiet place with good food. Our waiter, Auston was very helpful. Courteous, well informed. Moxie's was a great choice for us.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata
Responded on August 21, 2019

Hey Rollie, Thank you so much for the great review. I am so happy to hear that Auston took such good care of you and that you enjoyed your experience. It is very appreciated that you took the time to share. We hope to see you again soon, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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Trish
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great!

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata
Responded on August 21, 2019

Hey Trish, Thanks for such a great review. It is always very appreciated when guest take the time to provide us with a 5-star review. I am so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed yourself. Thanks for the support, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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BreannaB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy going to Moxies. Whether it is to celebrate a special occasion or just a get together with friends/family it is always one of my top choices. Food is spectacular and the menu has a wide range to satisfy all different sorts of people.

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Responded on August 21, 2019

Hey Breanna, Thank you so much for such a great review. It is so nice to hear such kind words and I am so pleased that you are consistently looked after. We really appreciate you taking the time to share and your continued support in making us one of your top choices. We really hope to see you again soon, Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good steak.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata
Responded on August 6, 2019

Thanks so much for the great review. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your steak. We really appreciate you taking the time to share. Have a great day and we hope to see you again soon. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to Moxie's and we definitely intend to go back even though it is quite a way from home. Our experience was well worth it!

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata
Responded on August 6, 2019

Hey Robert, Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us with a great review. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourself. We really appreciate the support. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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JulieV
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

To be honest, we almost cancelled. I previewed the menu and nothing was catching my eye. But we kept our reservation and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal.. All six of us commented on how much we enjoyed our meals.. I will definitely be coming back.

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Responded on August 6, 2019

Hey Julie, Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us with great review. I am so pleased to hear that you decided to give is a try and that really enjoyed yourselves. We really appreciate the support and we look forward to having you back on your next visit. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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MikeB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The steak was outstanding, hate to compare to another place, but he said just as good, if not better, than the Keg.

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Responded on July 23, 2019

Hey Mike, Thank you very much for the feedback and great review. It is always very appreciated when someone takes the time to share a great experience. I am so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the steak. I shared your comments with our Chef and culinary team this morning and they were thrilled to get your feedback. Thanks for the support, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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Allo
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and our server was superb
Thanks for a great meal

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Responded on July 23, 2019

Hey Allo, Thank you for the great feedback. I am so glad to hear how much you enjoyed both the food and service. Thank you for sharing. We hope to see you again soon, Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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vipMarkR
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great evening spent with my daughter and wife...server was excellent and engaged!...we thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata
Responded on July 18, 2019

Hey Mark, Thanks so much for sharing your experience with your family. It is so great to hear how much you enjoyed the service, atmosphere and food. We really appreciate the kind words and hope to see you again soon, Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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BeverleyM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience4

We had dinner reservations made and our server was surprised that we wanted a menu. He thought we were there for drinks only. When our meal came we had to hunt down a server to bring us some napkins. Our server was very pleasant but there was some confusion. I was disappointed to find the plastic topper from an oil bottle in my food but the manager apologized and didn’t charge me for my meal. I would still go back again. It was just one of those nights.

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Responded on July 18, 2019

Hey Beverly. Thanks for taking the time to provide us with a review. I am sorry to hear about your disappointment and in the series of events that went wrong. I am pleased to hear that the manager took care of things and that you will give us another try. We hope to see you again soon and again am sorry for your disappointment. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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RyanJ
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Andy was a good server, and all the staff were polite.
Our 3 entrees were great.
All was nice.
... I am a big fan of booths and a 30y professional industrial designer, and, finally, a restaurant that is ALL booths*.
Thank you!!
(*2 party tables excepted).

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Responded on July 9, 2019

Hey Ryan, Thanks so much for the great review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the food service and setup. It is always appreciated when people take the time to share. We hope to see you again soon, Regards, Dennis Williams

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DaveF
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was great as it always is when we come to Moxies Kanata

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Responded on July 2, 2019

Hey Dave, Thank you so much for the great review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share it. We really appreciate the support and look forward to seeing you again soon, Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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carolk
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food! We"ll definitely be back, wicked Wednesdays are great!

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Responded on June 21, 2019

Hey Carol, Thank you very much for the wonderful review. It is always great when someone takes the time out of their day to let us know when things go right. We look forward to seeing you again soon, Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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RandyW
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Reservations are not taken for the patio but upon arrival, they had no problem with seating us outside although our reservation was for the bar area. Our server was personable and attentive for both drinks and food. What made her stand out was as soon as my wife advised of food allergies, the server stopped what she was doing and wrote down each allergy rather relying on memory. The manager came over shortly after to double check as Moxies takes this seriously every time we pop in for lunch or dinner. Overall, we had a great time, had a very good meal and enjoyed our time on the patio at Moxies.

Moxie's Grill & Bar - Kanata
Responded on June 21, 2019

Hey Randy, Thank you very much for the great review. We are very pleased to hear how well the server took care of your wife's allergy. We definitely make allergies a big focus. We can understand the stress that can come with dining out for someone with an allergy and try to help alleviate that stress as much as possible. We look forward to seeing you in the future. Regards, Dennis Williams - General Manager

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