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Moxie's Classic Grill

1160 Davie St
Vancouver, BC V6E1N1
Tel: (604) 678-8043
Fax: (604) 678-8001
Neighbourhood: Central

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pretty good lunch
By curmudgeon of Downtown Vancouver (100 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, July 12, 2008 - 7:19pm [Dine in]

Went to Moxies for a company lunch meeting (always nice to get a meal on the company tab :) ).

I ordered the blackened louisiana chicken club sandwich, with a spinach salad (with bacon dressing).

The service was a little slow but perhaps expected since we had a party of twelve and they tried to get everyone's orders out at the same time. All the while, the servers were pleasant and prompt.

My sandwich was very good, although it certainly wasn't "blackened". That said, it was still very tasty, the chicken breast moist and flavorful. The salad was excellent.

The room is pretty nice, typical of the cactusclub/milestones/earls catagory of casual restaurants.

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Better than I thought...
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 8, 2007 - 10:05am [Dine in]

I went with Mrs. C. because she was craving a big salad, and Moxie’s has that. We were seated immediately in the patio section, which had the big windows closed due to the chilly rain outside. The all-in-black server seemed friendly and knowledgeable. We started with bellinis because they were on special. Not bad for $3.99, but could use a bit more alcohol. I also tried the house dark ale, which was good enough but a little weak on flavour. For mains we had the extreme burger for me with the basil mayonnaise dip for my fries, and my beloved dining companion had the sirloin salad. It had big pieces of meat, some goat cheese, salad greens, and a little banana loaf. We agreed it was a good combination. My burger was juicy with lots of toppings, and the bun held together (very important when wearing nice pants). The fries were good, and the mayonnaise dipping sauce was great, except I thought that charging extra for it was a rip-off.

I checked out the w/c and it was like a temple of hygiene. Not your usual stalls and sinks. The rest of the place also had nice décor too, and it was quiet with subtle lighting.

Overall I had a good impression, and I prefer this place to some other less desirable Moxie’s locations.

Recommended.

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Great Steak
By diner40 of Vancouver (95 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 18, 2012 - 6:21pm [Dine in]

Dropped by this Moxies location last Friday and enjoyed a very good meal. After a beer in the bar area, very loud with music, my dining partner and I decided to head to the dining area close to the windows in another area of the restaurant.

We were quickly asked about drinks and appy's. My dining partner opted for the chicken fingers to share and they arrived in a very reasonable amount of time. They were on the small side and absolutely nothing special. The fingers came with a store bought thai chili sauce that you can buy at Costco for next to nothing.

For a main I ordered the New York Steak, my dining partner the ribs. Again our meals arrived in a very reasonable amount of time. My steak was cooked perfectly. Absolutely deeelish. It came with garlic mashed potatoes as requested and check this out, the pototoes were hot, not luke warm like you usually get but absolutely hot. A great steak and meal all the way around.

Our servers were very good. Attentive but not obtrusive. All in all a very good experience. One note though, all of a sudden Moxies and other establishments like Red Robin , as I discovered today, are asking for a 15, 18 or 20 per cent tip on their interact machines. I understand the 15 per cent and always tip this amount but 18 or 20 per cent? When did this come into place? This is something new and quite frankly I am a bit peeved that establishments are all of a sudden hoping patrons tip the maximum , 20 per cent.

If your service etc. is outstanding I can maybe see a higher tip but 20 per cent on the entire bill? Come on, this is getting a little much.

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lunch
By salguod of davie street (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, February 24, 2008 - 12:08pm [Dine in]

i love this place, i love the pancakes,it comes with fruit or you can pay extra for fruit and cream , you have to make sure the give you the free fruit, the girls don't always remember to read their own menue ,so you must, --the food is good ,the staff is friendly ,little slow on refills ,but then they are busy,

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Hit and Miss
By synchro of Vancouver (11 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 9:37pm [Dine in]

I've dinned here before, usually with acceptable results. This evening, however, it failed on three fronts, which I'm thinking might be caused by who happens to be on the grill in the back. The seating and service was prompt and polite. No problems on that front. I ordered my usual slow-roasted baby back ribs. They proved to be tough and hard to cut through. The broccoli bordered on raw as if it had been passed near a boiling pot of water but did not actually get in or near it. And finally, the 'coffee' was instant - Tassimo or some other instant mix. Terrible after you've had a bad meal and just want a decent coffee. I have no idea why they have the fireplace so hot - it was over 27C/82F anywhere near the fireplace there! Sorry, I'm not going back and wasting $40.

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Great Value
By bubbie of North Vancouver (15 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 2, 2007 - 10:18pm [Dine in]

Been to the Moxie's on Davie St a few times and I can't recommend it enough. Try their spinach salad. Fantastic! Decor is extremely modern and well done. Love the washrooms too. Service was friendly and fast. The prices are very reasonable too.

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large group gathering
By integra of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, May 5, 2008 - 4:02pm [Dine in]

After having been to Moxies on Davie street in large parties before, seemed a no-brainer to plan a birthday event for a large group there. Reservations made in advance and was advised only booths were available, which we accepted. Upon arrival our two seperate booths had to share 1 drink menu and 4 dinner menus (our party had 12+ people in it). For the most part the food and drink orders were accurate. Though did receive some attitude from the server when we sent back orders that were not correct. One of the guests of our party received partially cooked food and was offered no compensation at all to rectify, and ended up leaving without eating at all. We received our food first, and had to ask for cutlery. Empty glasses were sent to the end of the table for the server to clear, but she seemed to not see the mounting pile of glasses that remained cluttering the table for the entire dinner. (at one point over a dozen empty glasses). The best part was the bill, it was seperated into two tables but the items were mixed and matched between tables. Our server offered no assistance to sort out the bill and when it came time to pay had vanished entirely, Overall nobody in our party will dine there again, which is unfortunate as most of us had been there on several occassions before in both small and large groups.

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Dissapointing.
By LoliDior of West End (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, July 4, 2006 - 6:30pm [Dine in]

all in all, I was dissapointed w/ Moxie's. except for the nice ambiance, the food was bla... I ordered Chicken Oscar and the prawns on the chicken were not cooked, the "garlic mashed potatoes" were terribly chunky with a weird feeling that the potatoes were kinda raw. brocolli...bland. didn't even bother w/the desert since I waited for my glass of wine for about 25min... definitely not a returning customer.

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Dont Try the Beef Dip
By FreddieSunshine of WestVan (14 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 1:54pm [Dine in]

I have had the beef dip here, and it is so tough, and dry, and flavourless. I had to drink several glasses of water and 2 beers to swallow this sandwich. I dont know how anyone could think this is a beef dip worth trying.
The service is standard for this type of restaurant, and the ambiance is the usual slick and no substance style.
I highly recommend calling it a miss on this restaurant.

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Solid food
By bobofrodo of Downtown, Vancouver (18 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 1:28pm [Dine in]

Lots of menu variety and some tasty low-carb salad options are great.

It's a bit of a mixed bag for ambiance, as they cater to the bar crowd as well as the quiet family setting; the two clash so it makes for an odd experience when there are lots of loud/laughing inebriated folks.

The servers are good for the most part...not always around as much as you would like when it comes to refills!

Recommended overall!

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Bit of a surprise...
By borg44 of Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 30, 2007 - 3:49pm [Dine in]

We weren't expecting much out of Moxies on Davie when we booked a B-day dinner for a group of ten of us fro 8:00pm on a Friday night. Originally booking for 10 at the beginning of the week, we changed the reservation to 8 on the day of the event and were given the same great semi-private table (just to the right of the entrance). Our group arrived on a scatterred basis from from 8:00 - 8:30 and we were not chastised by the staff for this. The drinks were fresh and tasty and an error was taken back immediately and replaced with the correct drink without question. Appetizer wings were yummy and the main courses (mostly salad variations on our table) were plentiful and well-received. Accompanying my full rack of ribs (tasty) were carrots (undercooked) and asparagus (overcooked) but the stuffed double-baked potato was excellent. We brought our own B-day Carrot Cake (Capers) and they served it up with plates/Knife/forks without batting an eye. Service was very attentive and friendly. At $280 including tax/tip we felt there was definately good value for money at this outing. We will return.

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Equally good all around
By Guy H3 of burbs (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 10:19am [Dine in]

Food: Modern. Good portions.
Drinks: Good drinks and not watered down. I would go back even if they didn't have my poison in a bottle.
Service: Beautiful. Hostess opened the door for us to get us seated and passed us on to the equally alluring waitress to put in an order. My date was beautiful but whoa. Don't plan on eat and leaving within an hour. The slower the restaurant is, the more they get you drinking.
Not many restaurants in the area are better.

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Charred-black hockey puck burgers anyone?
By d.e.x. of Kitislano, Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, September 23, 2011 - 9:40pm [Dine in]

Just got back in from a horrendous experience at this location on Davie st. after a long day at work, my partner and I wanted a good burger and fries to end the week. After walking around and facing several other places being too busy or lined up, we ended up at the Moxie's ,which in the past we have frequented often and never had a bad experience. After being seated by our beyond ditzy and vapid hostess, we were greeted by our zombie- like server. We both ordered basic burgers and yam fries. After about 15 min our food comes out and I notice right off the bat, in the dim lighting, that the meat on my burger looks really dark. On closer inspection I realize that it is completely charred black to the point of crumbling to charcoal on the edges and smelling like a dirty BBQ grate. My partner notices the same fate for his burger and I call over the server to tell him that my food is inedible, to which he replies: " do you want me to take it away.....?".... No, I thought I'd just tell you this and then eat the lump of coal- wtf?! My partner says his is fine and is too hungry to wait for a new, burger and I say to just forget about it, I'll just eat my fries. A moment later, the manager comes out and apologizes profusely and convinces me to let him send out a new one promising it will be perfect( and taken off the bill).. I accepted, thinking that it was very nice and professional for the manager to come out and remedy the situation so promptly. A moment later, my partner realizes that his burger is also charred beyond belief and pulls all the meat out of the burger and eats the bun and fixings, because he is so hungry.. When the manager comes out with my new burger and sees the sad black chunks of "meat" on my partner's plate, he says that the whole meal will be comped tonight- thank god! At this point I'm so aggravated and just want to leave, and then realize the new burger is a olny slightly less charred version of the original- really??? How does quality control slip to a point that such godawful food is allowed to leave the kitchen in the first place, but then to be repeated even under the managers supervision and served by himself? After many years of patronage, we will not be returning, and as hair salon owners, we will be sure to share this story with our clients.

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Great food, could do better in service.
By angelwould of Vancouver (downtown) (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 6, 2010 - 1:30pm [Dine in]

What's with hiring all these 16 year old waitresses? Love the location and love the restaurant, great for large parties! But the servers are incompetent! It is downtown location and there should be better service. Good thing Moxie's is a good chain restaurant and there are other locations in downtown to go to.

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LOVE IT!!
By Moi of West Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 3:10am [Dine in]

I think this may be Vancouver's best kept secret! The food was fabulous, the decor was jaw-dropping, and the service was great! My dinner was beautifully presented and tasted incredible. (The dessert I had was AMAZING) Lighting levels were perfect, overall design was totally unique, and they have the coolest bathrooms I've ever seen!

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Beef Dip A Must Try!!!
By kerche of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 2:39am [Dine in]

I cannot express this enough. Go to any Moxie's (as someone told me) and order this dish. It's the best out of all the beef dips I've tried!
And it's cheap - $8.99 with salad or fries.
Everything else on the menu is typical of a chain-restaurant, so it ain't bad.

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