This location is on West Georgia in downtown Vancouver. Moxie's Grill serves Canadian style food including pizza, pasta, salads, burgers and more. The restaurant is family friendly and includes a kids menu.
Before heading to a concert, a few months back, my friends and I decided to eat first and went to Moxies. After waiting about 1/2 hour to get a table, I ordered one of their salads. All I can remember is that this salad was one the freshest I've eaten. The cucumbers were extra crispy and the tomatoes were perfectly firm. It also came with yummy banana bread. What a way to end a great meal.
I went back a few weeks later (because I craved the salad again) and I had to wait so long again (I was quoted about an hour wait time), that I just left. No salad is worth that long of a wait.
We had a lunch for someone that's leaving for other adventures. We sat at a table upstairs, away from the main part of the restaurant which meant, we did not see our waitress very much. Most had the Kitsilano Sandwich which looked good and they all said tasted good. Someone shared a club house. It didn't look too appetizing. Too thick slices of bread and not enough filling. My friend had the chicken cesaer salad. The lettuce was brown and wilted. She did say something and did not have to pay for it but how can they serve something like that and for $13?? I had the Tuscan soup, very tasty but found very, very pricey for just under $6. There was less than a cup of soup and no bread or crackers!! Don't know why I go there as Sharks Club is way better.
My thoughts mirror that of a previous review. I was very disappointed with the service at Moxie's on Georgia. Great location and decent food, but the service was just terrible.
Food - Decent food, okay selection of appys & entrees.
Service - Poor... and disappointing. Restaurant was half full and it took 10 minutes for them to get a table ready and seat us. Hostess looked very dis-interested and bored. Waitress frequently interrupted our conversation during drinks... then dinner... then dessert. Their only saving grace was their funny and attentive bartender.
Ambiance - Great location. Decent decor. Just too bad about the service. Won't be going back to any Moxie restaurants for a while.
Visited Moxie's for the first time recently for lunch. I wasn't expecting too much given the genre of the chain.
However, I was a little surprised that for a $10 clubhouse sandwich the turkey was the roll type, not even real sliced turkey. It came with a side mixed spring greens salad which was better than the sandwich. The bread was white and cheap. Not much else on the sandwich, it seemed like a bunch of bread with one slice of turkey roll and a meager bit of cheese.
My lunch companion had a salmon sandwich which she described as "dry".
Even though Moxie's is of the Earl's, Red Robin, Cactus Club variety, I found the decor and ambiance quite appealing and more upscale than the menu.
The service was prompt and efficient but the girls serving us carried a bit of an attitude (even at the hostess desk).
Overall, I may try Moxie's again, with a different menu selection but I know what to expect.
We had a $ 50 gift card so decided to dine here after a movie at Tinseltown.
The bar/lounge area is on the street level, very dark. The restaurant & patio are upstairs.
The place was packed. I think everyone was heading to 'The Lion King' afterwards.
We got a table on the patio immediately without waiting.
Our server was Tina. She was very attentive.
When I looked on their website a few days ago, you could read the menu, but no prices.
I had a coke, DH had a hot tea ( both $ 2.89). The hot water was boiling hot & the teapot is metal & it was very hard to lift the lid without burning your fingers. DH had to use the tea packet to open the lid and sweet potato fries $ 8. We waited a long time before the fries came. It was a small portion but tasty. Other patrons around us were having cocktails (which looked really good) and share plates.Then we waited a long time before the entrees came. I had a citrus chicken salad $ 15 which a diced tomatoes, diced dates, edame beans, fried vermicelli noodles & grilled chicken on a bed of arugula. There was a lot of arugula & that was the only salad green. It didn't look too appealing as it wasn't very colourful. There were about 4-5 pieces of chicken. I think there was too much salad dressing because when I ate the arugula, it stabbed my throat & stuck there; felt like a fish bone in my throat. So I ate all the salad ingredients but left the arugula on the plate. My DH had a lemon-pepper halibut $ 25. When it came, the spinach was stuck to the bottom of the bowl & the fish was kinda flaky. Isn't halibut supposed to be a firm fish ? For dessert, we shared a chocolate espresso mousse. It came with 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream. The dessert was good.
The server noticed I didn't eat the salad green. I explained the situation & they removed it from the bill.
Our bill came to $ 51 including the HST.
I think Moxies is trying to be an upscale casual restaurant like The Boathouse, Joey's or Milestones but doesn't quite do it.
Limited breakfast menu, probably one of the most expensive breakfast platters available on a weekday morning. Don't ever order a cup of coffee, not only is it $2.50 for a cup, the server doesn't come around often enough to give you a refill, but this has to be one of the worst tasting coffee... even with 4 packets of sugar, the bitterness jolted my tongue!
Ordered the same twice, toast is burnt... absolutely not yummy! For 9 buck$ I got 3 (cornish game hen sized) eggs, burnt toast and hashbrowns, oh... and a big-assed serving of ketchup.
Perhaps a side of fruit would begin or end the meal with something a bit tart. "15% gratuity is not included" states the bill. There has got to be a better place to get a hearty breakfast.
My friend and I ate at this Moxies during the Canucks Playoffs.
There were tons of TV's, and it makes for a great place to have a classy dinner while watching the game!
It was a busy weekday in which we dined there, but our server appeared to have better things to do than serve her tables.
We watched her talk to friends and joke around by the bar, meanwhile we had empty glasses on our table and we were trying to wave her down.
The food tasted incredible though! I had what I believe they call a wasabi tuna-tartar? It was an appetizer, but it was big and filled me up.
All the prices on the menu appeared a little expensive for the amount you get. From what I can remember as well it is not organic or all locally-sourced, so I was confused with the jack-up on the pricing. The other day my husband and I ate at a restaurant called 'Beatniks Bistro', out in Fort Langley, and we got way better value for our food (which the server told us WAS organic, and a lot of it from Langley itself.) Maybe Moxies should revue how they price things, or maybe I just missed something here.
Wow, I'm quite surprised at the number of negative comments about this spot. My friend and I had lunch here prior to attending "The Drowsy Chaperone" (FABULOUS) at the Playhouse. When we walked in I was a touch taken aback as it seemed so boxed in; however, once we were seated and I'd a chance to sit back and absorb my surroundings this became one of things I enjoyed about the restaurant. Our server, Jason, was great fun and very helpful, popped by often and joked with us. Apparantly everyone around us was going to the matinee, as Jason told us, so this opened up chats between us all about previous plays we've seen. I ordered grilled cheese and fries (from the children's menu but it's what I really fancied!), was told this was no problem and came in at the kiddie's price point - I expected a couple of dollars to be added! My friend had the half sandwich and salad and was absolutely full once finished. The 9 oz glasses of wine are pleasant! Told Jason I look forward to seeing him next month as, in future, this will be our preferred dining spot prior to attending at the Playhouse!
I will say that even before this visit I was not a huge fan of Moxies. I see it as a poor substitute for Earls/Cactus/Milestones/Joeys (which is a bit like being a poor substitute for the 3rd string goal tender). But alas, we had just finished the nike human race 10k, we were starving, and it was literally the closest and only place between the race venue and our condo.
We initially went up the stairs just off Cambie street to the main restaurant. We noticed the restaurant was half empty but there was a slight line in front of the hostesses desk. Once the group in front of us was finally seated, we asked the girl (who was in desperate need of a lip wax no less) for a table for two. She said it would be a 10-15 minute wait. We both laughed and I said "Are you serious? this place is half empty?". She replied that there were only two servers working. I said thanks and we left.
We were going to swallow our pride and go to sharkclub so we walked down georgia, but we noticed Moxies also had a bar/lounge at street level. We walked in and were sat right away which seemed to be a good sign (funny, the girl upstairs said there was a 15 minute wait?). Anyways, we sit down and the table is filthy. She also sits the two of us at a massive 4 person table which was awkward to talk over. Anyways, despite my early problems with this server, we order drinks. My beer comes quick enough but its brought by a different server. About 20 minutes passes and by this point I'm so annoyed I'm ready to ask for the bill so we can just go home and make something. Funny enough, right when I'm thinking I just want the bill, the first girl shows up to take our order.
About 20 minutes later a cook brings our food (guess the girls couldn't be bothered to pick up orders anymore). My chicken sandwhich is actually reasonable but the salad is awful. I haven't been to a restaurant that uses garden mix salad since 1999. Maybe moxies should invest in some spring mix salad. Girlfriends fish and chips wasn't fully fried and the batter was still soft.
About 20 minutes passes after we're done eating and neither of our former servers will visit our table. Finally I push my glass to the edge of the table so the girl gets the point. She visits and brings the bill quick enough. Here's were it gets tricky. Now I know most servers aren't educated past grade 12. But after you're done delivering the bill, you need to pick up payment. It took her at least 10 minutes and I had to leave my visa hanging off the edge of the table for it to get her attention. She finally returns and I make sure to write a snotty comment in the spot that says tip.
The ambience there is awful. It seems like a great place for wannabe thugs to hang out. The table next to us has a couple of guys in their mid 20's with shaved heads talking about how gangster they and their "chicks" are. The servers look like they spend their pay cheques at plush nightclub getting picked up by homies driving tricked out mustangs. Will never return.
For our dining pleasure after work or lunches during the week we usually go for the ambiance and food of Cactus Club or Earls or a pub nearby but went for Moxies this week and was pleasantly surprised.
There was a mighty wait but as annoying as it was I understand why.
The green salad was excellent, but the caesar was under dressed. Their smoked cheddar cheese (sauce) is delicious.
The decor was warm, inviting and comfortable. The staff was friendly and attentive. I should also admit that the legs on the blondes made me feel very warm inside. We didnt know Moxie's has the same attributes as our fave restaurants (with co-workers). That's a nice touch.
Overall, I enjoyed our visit even though we were rushed to eat this time. There are a number of items I'd like to try, so we'll probably go back again sometime.
I came to this restaurant for my frienda bday party. I ordered the grilled cheese sandwitch with lobster, with a salad on the side. When my food had arrived I started to have a few bites from my salad. The crutons tasted a bit off and the salad didn't taste fresh. I stopped eating the salad and took ONE BITE from the sandwitch and it was EXTREMLY SALTY it tasted as if I had dipped my tounge in a salt shaker.
My other friends has ordered the 6oz strak and they said "its really dry , has no flavour, can't even cut through it" .
Another person ordered alfredo pasta she said in exact words " its too plain no flavour and very dry"
The service was blah . One thing I know is never to set foot in moxies ever again not even for the desert .
I hope this review helps you all
P s I brushed ny teeth FOUR TIMES to get rid of the salt in my mouth and still I can taste the dam salt.
Food generally is ok 8.5/10....steak is pretty good 8/10. BUT....the parking is a nightmare in the back. Lol I don't have to pay I can walk. I'm thinking the toilet stalls are definitely not to city code, but they are sexy. I actually saw one happy patron hang in there and do his hair and stuff.. The food is good.....but the absurd prices can be justified for the food, and the wonderful women. Hell of a palce to bring your wife if you are that crazy.
Moxie looks like another Cactus Club or Milestones, but their service definitely doesn't show similar qualities. Though i am not that big of a fan of Cactus Club or Milestone, i enjoy the experience much more then Moxies. I asked for a coffee, and did not receive it until 15 minutes later. My friends and I also orders appetizers, and received them at the exact same time as our main course.
Not recommended if you want good service.
Like the previous review, we (5) went to Moxie's just before a concert, we arrived well in advance (2.5 hours before) so that we could sit down and enjoy our meal without a rush. Another group of people at the next table were also going to the same concert. At first our drinks came swiftly, but something happened in between the drinks and the main course - have no idea - 2 hours & several complaints later, one of the dishes arrived. It was a chicken dish but missing the sauce! It went back to the kitchen, and returned missing the chicken! But hey the sauce was there! Back to the kitchen. Then a couple more the plates arrived, again screwed up. Only 15 minutes to chow down. Forget it, the dinner was a loss. The people next to us, hadn't even got ANY of their meals whatsoever! The manager was called to come to sort this all out, and he looked as lost as the waiter did. No time to argue, both tables got up and walked out. Over to the Gwen Stafani concert that made the evening all worth while. Hopefully it changed, it really wasn't the waiter's fault - someone in the kitchen was having a very bad day. But that is no excuse for poor service. Poor service = no tip.