Moxie’s Grill & Bar
Last night I went to Moxie’s Grill & Bar located at 1207 boulevard Robert-Bourassa. I was supposed to go there during the summer for my friend’s birthday but it had been on a night where finding parking was impossible so it was our first time finally going.
We had made reservations on OpenTable but for some reason, they were cancelled and we didn’t get our points- bizarre. Either way, the restaurant only had a few business groups having after work drinks so we didn’t have trouble getting a table. The staff were all very polite but the music (although it was good) was very loud and we had to almost yell to be heard.
For the appetizers, we got the calamari [with popcorn shrimp, crispy jalapenos, candied ginger, sriracha aioli & sweet chili sauce] and bruschetta [fresh seasoned tomatoes, baby capers with extra virgin olive oil & crumbled goat cheese]. Absolutely delicious. I was apprehensive about the capers because other times I’ve had them, they overpower the dish but this time, they added just the right amount of flavor. I was never a fan of goat cheese but I honestly can’t even remember the last time I had tried it… it’s amazing.
For our main dishes, my friend got the sirloin steak with prawn lobster butter, chorizo, baby potato & corn hash with chimichurri. I had a bite of it and I wish it was what I had chosen instead. It was delicious. I have to go get steak for supper tonight because it was so delicious. I had the lobster and prawn linguine [baby lobster tail & jumbo prawns in a rustic tomato sauce]. I had read reviews that it was too sour and they were right. I understand that it is a rustic sauce but it was a bit too acidic. I was full from the bruschetta so I didn’t eat too much of it but I loved the lobster.
For dessert, he got a cappuccino (they didn’t have any chocolate left for a mochaccino) and the tasting trio (mini versions of our white chocolate brownie, sticky toffee pudding + salted caramel & pecan cheesecake, served with french vanilla ice cream). He said it was delicious.
Overall, we had a good experience. We enjoyed the ambiance even with the loud music and the food was tasty. I just don’t know if it is worth the price of the meals. I don’t think I would go back for a main meal but for drinks and an appetizer, it would be a great go to spot. To see their full menu and a list of all of their locations, go to their official site here.