MOST UNEXPECTED SURPRISE!!. My husband and I recently went to Moxie for an anniversary dinner in Sept. We were very happy with our experience. The service was AMAZING and the food even better! Not many fine dining restrauants do you actually get a real plate of food!! We started off with the stuffed mushrooms that were out of this world and went on to have Sea Bass and Lamb that did not dissapoint! The atomosphere was just what we wanted and not to loud or bright. I would reccomend this place to anyone that is looking for a nice romantic off the beaten path place!!! Thanks to Moxie for such a memorable night!!!
Best restaurant I've been to - ever!. For a very special occasion, I was escorted for the first time to Moxie's for my birthday. I had the Sea Bass, one of my very favorites and one the many specials they had that evening. My partner had the Veal and I must say both meals were devine. They describe every detail of the preparation and if you would rather have something another way or on the side, they are very flexible and want you to have everything to your taste. Listening to the menu is almost as good as actually eatnig all the food, it all sounds so interesting and delicious! The wine list is extensive and terrific, the service first rate. The owners were there near the door, meeting and greeting and very congenial, ensuring everyone felt welcomed. I have often dreamed of having an intimate, romantic and friendly place to go like this for special occasions, and now I have a favorite. It won't be long until we return.
One of Sacramento's best. I have had bad luck dinning in Sacramento but this little hole in the wall is a gem! The service on Friday and Saturday leaves much to be desired; however, it is easily forgivable as the food is wonderful, atmosphere is great, and the wine is plentiful! Just be sure to make your reservations in advance.
not typical...relax & enjoy the ride!.
Many friends of mine describe Moxie as their absolute favorite restaurant for special occassions. My wife & I went for an anniversary dinner. Ironically, the menu was surpisingly plain - until the server (owner?) started to describe the specials - appetizers specials, entree specials, dessert specials...etc. The real menu here is described by the server and gives you a run down of just about every cut of meat & fish you might want, plus a number of sauces & sides that you can essentially mix & match. The food was very well prepared, the ambiance quiet & comfortable and the overall experience will bring us back.
Very enjoyable - just go in with a relaxed approach and don't expect a typical dining experience. You'll be pleased.
Great food, attentive service. My husband took me here for my birthday on October 7 (a Saturday). Even though we had reservations, we still had about a 20 minute wait for a table. However, the owner saw us seated at the bar and served us each a glass of wine while we waited. The food was delicious, but what stood out most was the attentive staff. They were very prompt with everthing but never intrusive. Also, they had so many specials we had to ask them to repeat the list several times.
great food with attitude. going again tonight...enjoy the ambiance. Years ago I was sparring with one of the owners( big moustache) and questioned the cheese cake supposedly made by his mother. So with an attitude he returned with the phone, dialed his Ma and handed me the phone! Yeah, Ma makes the cheese cake. The food has always been great and hey, if your not happy, open your mouth and speak! I own a business and always want the customer to let me know if somethings not up to snuff. I really enjoy the loin of lamb and the seafood pasta.
All around good time.
I'm originally from the East Coast, and pretty new to the area. I was pleased to find a place that looks like it has been around for three-generations (it is actually 11 years), but still takes a modern approach to food.
The owners and wait-staff were great: informal, but very attentive. It felt like they really cared, and wanted us to enjoy our food.
We really enjoyed the specials, which were extensive and personalized.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great meal in a great atmosphere. I took three of the pickiest people I know (that was stressful!), but we were all pleased.
Also, felt the dinner was well-priced.
Our experience started out so well, but just ended in disappointment. The appettizer and salad excited us, but afterwards it went all down hill. The good service didn't make up for the poor meal.
The beef short ribs were excellent - tender and delicate with a strong garlic-honey favor (maybe too much sugar). The ceasar salad was delicious with a wonderful olive oil. Everything seemed set for a great meal, but then we had the fish - salmon and chilean sea bass. Although the fishes were very well cooked and presented, the quality of the fish were poor! The salmon was dry and too fishy, the sea bass was dry with a vacuum-packed frozen fish taste. To quench the awful fishy taste in our mouths, we tried the the chocolate mousse cake only to have it taste like it just came out of deep-freeze.
The best restaurant in Sacramento!!. This place has the best of everything - great food, unparalleled service, and the best ambiance around. It's fabulous for date dinners and special occasions as it's VERY romantic. The service is unbelievably friendly and acommodating. I don't know why anyone would rate this restaurant anything but the best - unless they are only into trendy places. PLEASE check this place out if you like best-kept-secret kind of places. The owners take great pride in making everyone feel like a part of the family. I will go here for all of my special occasions! A MUST!!!
Never Again. Very disapointing experience for me and my girlfriend. We waited one hour for the appetizers to arrive. Our water barely got refilled. When th entree finally arrived, most of the food was cold and the traditional veal scaloppini was anything but traditional. For a place that prides itself on having so many specials you would expect them to be over the top and beyond.
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