Motus

4.9
229 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasions
mōtus (Latin); movement, progress, passion, revolt

A tradesman's gastropub with an undeniable message of purpose.
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t
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great selection on menu.
We brought our guests from Delaware and they said Motus is a keeper and will return when visiting the area. Great selection of local farm to table

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was great. Each food item brought to the table was explained in detail. The service was very good. I also like the timing between items. There was enough time to enjoy each food item and a little time in between. It was an enjoyable experience.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never a disappointment
Awesome food and great service
Our favorite restaurant

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BB
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my third time at Mōtus and each time it's been fantastic. This was my second time doing the prefix menu - each course was fantastic, from salad & bread to dessert. You can tell there is a lot of though put into each dish, & each cocktail. Our server Nicole was great, she's been our server each time. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to Mōtus!

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AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent.
Food service ambiance was all amazing

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VF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

By vicki, always excellent, very welcoming, very delicious, even the mixologist has specials. You must try them.

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went to Motus for a 5 course food and beer pairing. Each course looked wonderful and tasted delicious. Beer was supplied by Copper City Brewing and complimented each course. We will definitely go there again.

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DF
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great small restaurant - the food was fantastic and the service was great. Our entrees took a little long to come out, but honestly we didn't even notice given that we weren't in a rush and enjoying conversation. Highly recommend!

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t
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good wine selection. Nice prixe fix options. Delicious meal. Nice quietly hip vibe.

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JS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Cocktails, apps, and dessert were amazing. The main course fell short.

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NH
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had a nice meal, the burger was delicious! We were served champagne for our anniversary which was a nice touch and our waitress was very nice!

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T
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Four of us dined at Motus last night. Since we had a hard time deciding what to order, we ended up trying 6 entrees. We started with the rabbit, then shrimp and grits, fried chicken and waffles, pork chop and two filets. They were all outstanding. Salads were fresh as could be with housemade bread and butter. We had the creme brulee, dark chocolate cheesecake and bananas fosters bread for desert. So delicious. Nicole and Patrick were our servers and both deserve kudos for their knowledge of the food and drinks and their superb service. All in all a perfect dining experience.

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M
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I'm not sure how many times we have eaten at Motus, but it has been many. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and experience...again. The menu featured rabbit, which which excellent. As usual, the service was also excellent, and our table of four enjoyed a relaxing mid-week dinner.

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LA
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is an excellent gem in Utica. Motus is a fantastic fine dining restaurant rivaling anything you would get in a big city. The best part is that everything is locally sourced. So as good as it tastes, it also makes you feel good for supporting local. Everything was excellent, but especially the scallops, you have to try them.

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GF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another wonderful meal at Motus. Always something new to try and we’ve yet to be disappointed. The staff are excellent, friendly and well informed. Great wine and beer menu.

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our first visit to Motus exceeded our expectations. Will be going back.

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M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service, not too loud at bar. Never disappoints!

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RE
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Motus is a gem. Lovely service, beautiful space, interesting menu and wallet-friendly wine list. Cooking is top notch. Can't wait to return.

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MK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, nice presentation, beautifully prepared and inventive food. A real gem. Drink prices a little high, but they are everywhere!

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AM
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, lovely atmosphere, impeccable service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Patrick is a great bartender and Nicole is equally as good as a server. They were extremely attentive as always and the food was excellent. Yet another wonderful dining experience.

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LK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow! Beautiful food - presentation was stunning. Oh, and the taste was just as amazing. I was so impressed with this restaurant. It gets good reviews but they didn’t do it justice. FANTASTIC!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food,cocktails and staff were incredible. Great night.

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N
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Food was just ok. For the price (almost $200 w/tip) I want to be wowed. My steak was over cooked (my husbands was cooked to order) potato rounds dry, and carrots quite Al dente, sausage and beans on the tasting menu were not very flavorful, parsnip chips with romesco sauce were amazing. Wine was good. Dessert was very good. Honey ice cream was the favorite of the desserts. Server was friendly.

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TG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an excellent experience for my sister's birthday. The food was superb. I got the Prix Fixe menu. So good! Local ingredients and plenty of options. This is a fine dining gem in Utica.

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n
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first time here and we were really impressed with the attentive and friendly service, the music and low volume din, and especially the incredible entrees. We will be back!

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RA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent farm to table restaurant in Utica. Great atmosphere. Fantastic service. Excellent food.

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MK
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had an excellent experience overall. The desserts were especially good. Their work with beets is incredible.

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EB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Alicia made our first visit extremely enjoyable. She provided my wife and I with prompt friendly service. The atmosphere was great. The food was amazing and we I will definitely be back!!! Great work team, you knocked it out of the park!!! Thanks for a wonderful experience.

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CB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was impeccable! Food was fabulous! The atmosphere was very comfortable.

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BT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great cocktails, and delicious food. We told them we had a movie to go to and they made sure we got out of there to make our movie on time.

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TW
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s always an amazing experience here. The food is top notch and the service is impeccable. The cocktails are honestly something special so don’t be afraid to pair one or two with dinner.

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LH
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a lovely place. The staff is excellent and well versed in menu and drinks. I had the cod off the menu and it was perfectly prepared and had a nice presentation. All of the meals were served fresh and hot.

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TR
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time here at Motus and it did not disappoint! Fresh and local ingredients mixed with the friendly staff equals a great dining experience!

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GM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Exceptional food and service. Glad we had a booth in the back. Cozier; more private. Wouldn’t like to sit in open area. Expect privacy/intimacy at high end restaurants.

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VM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My fiancé and I just moved to Utica and Motus has become one of our go to dinner spots. We had the scallop appetizer and it was to die for. The service is tremendous and the ambiance is perfect.

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

5 stars across the board....a little more costly than most restaurants in Utica, but the superior quality still makes it an outstanding value. Will definitely be back...

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RZ
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great, and the service was awesome. A bit noisy, though. It was our first time there, and I was expecting a quieter atmosphere for conversation. It is a bit pricey for the portions.

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MV
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Five of us had dinner at Motus on Friday night. Everyone enjoyed their meals and Nicole took fabulous care of us. Food was presented beautifully and was delicious. The Backpacker's Lunch starter deserves a special mention and we fought over the churro dessert. :) We had a delightful time and will definitely be back!

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food and service. Our favorite place

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