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moxie has moxie - Review by Bruce H | Moxie


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moxie has moxie 11/9/2006

My wife and I ate at moxie last week before heading to the Rep. I had noticed it for several months and finally got around to giving it a try. I was not disappointed. The bar at the front is open and feels friendly while the small back room restaurant is perfectly lit and arranged, making it feel cozy and intimate but not cramped. Wine selection, while small is interesting and offers a chance to taste some new varieties from a wineries world wide. The menu is also small but has range...from their signature mac and cheese to dungeness crab, shrimp cakes, and mussels to meatier fare. My wife had the lamb burger with fries (to my surprise, since she eats like a bird). The fries were perfect and the lamb burger (she gave me tastes and took half of it home for next day's lunch) was perfectly done and creatively seasoned...and I don't usually like lamb. I ordered a sea scallop and trumpet mushroom dish off the specials menu and it was delightful—served with a dollop of mashed potatoes...which I certainly would not have believed to be an accompaniment to scallops, but the flavors balanced quite nicely. The wait staff was friendly and attentive and we felt well served from the time we walked in the door. Entrée prices are what I would call high but not outrageous, averaging around $18 (a guesstimate). I understand that moxie has a less pricey happy hour menu also. I would give the overall experience 4+ stars and definitely worth a visit. more
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