A tradesman's gastropub with an undeniable message of purpose.
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
mōtus is offering a 5 course prix fixe menu to celebrate Valentine's Day at $80 per person. Seatings are at 5:00, 7:00, & 9:00. Your table is reserved is for 2 hours. Credit card information is required to make a reservation; you will be subject to a cancellation fee if cancel within 72 hours.
Friday, 14 February, 2020
Patrick the bartender was positively amazing and very knowledgeable! We had a couple servers help us but all were phenomenal! Now to the food, there are no words to describe how positively scrumptious the food was!! The flavors were on point! The portions fill you up but don’t stuff you so there is plenty of room for dessert.
We had a great night visiting motus. We sat at the bar and chat with the bartenders who are very personable even on a busy night. We all wished for the burger and we were not disappoint at all. Everything was delicious rt down to the espresso martini for dessert. Service is always stellar.
First time at Motus and we loved it. Great high quality food, thoughtfully prepared and served. Loved the farm to table modern feel to the overall vibe.
The quality, uniqueness and value of the food speaks for itself. Dine at Motus once and you will understand; it is the reason I keep gong back. So I wanted to take this opportunity to call out my server this time, and many other prior - Alisha. She is absolutely amazing. Very attentive and focused on individual diner expectations, likes/dislikes, etc.. Alisha is also very knowledagle when it comes to the menu; offering perfect recemmondations from wine selection to the preparation/cooking level of the various meat options. All recommendations were spot on!
The only issue with eating at motus is the size of my stomach. I never have enough room to fit all the tasty food and drinks.
Such a great restaurant. Staff is amazing as well!
It was a great night and the food was fantastic. Highly recommend
We went for New Years Eve and could not have been more pleased. Food was fantastic & our server was very accommodating It was probably a little noisier than usual due to the day, but we have been there before and have had no problem carrying on a on conversation.
Motus has slipped somewhat since first opening but is still my top choice for contemporary fine dining in Utica. I would advise against the beef tartare which we found to be flavorless. Vietnamese Chicken is excellent.
We've had great meals at Motus each time we have gone. We arrived 20mins prior to our reservation and sat at the bar. The bartender created her own cocktail that appealed to our taste. The table service was fantastic.
We didn't feel rushed and each course was timed perfectly.
This was our first time at Motus. Perfect evening. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The service was excellent. The food was delicious and different and perfectly presented. Great attention to detail!
Our first time having dinner here and we loved it! The food was done to perfection! Would highly recommend everyone try this restaurant.
Excellent flavor and portions
LOVE this space. Great food and fair prices. The atmosphere is open and the wait staff is exceptional.
From the appetizer to the salad to the main course to dessert, this was one of the best meals I've ever had. It's pricey, to be sure, but worth every dollar. We will be back!
Highly creative and delicious meal! The menu is fresh and perfect for the season.
Wonderful experience and delicious food!!!
Love Motus, a hip vibe, nice lambience, and wasn’t noisy on a Saturday night. Their one vegetarian entree, a root vegetable dish, was delicious. And yummy drinks. Reliably great place for a special occasion.
Talented chefs create amazing locally sourced dishes in a kitchen which is viewable from the bar/dining room. Each course, each was perfectly prepared, seasoned and presented. The staff in the front of the house were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. The bar also features locally sourced spirits, wines and brews. Our cocktails were perfectly crafted and balanced. My wife and I had an amazing, enjoyable evening. Thank you Motus.
Excellent experience always!
Motus has become one of our staple dining spots over the past two years. The drinks and food are always high quality. The service to match. You will spend about $70 per person with appetizers, main course, and drinks. Although on the higher end of the scale for our area, I feel it’s a value for the money. The ambiance is great and is great for special occasions or a date to impress as well. We are always satisfied and highly recommend the restaurant.
Always a great meal and new experience at Motus!! All the little extras in between meals and the thoughtfulness of the dishes cannot be understated. Amazing eat!
Great Service, food and especially great drinks (bar tender)
This was my 5th time dinning at Motus and the meal and service was excellent just like before! The new chicken dish along with the fall inspired cocktail was amazing!
Really well prepared and creative farm to table menu. As good as any hipster restaurant in NYC. Service good, not great. Veal special sounded better than it tasted, but the balance of the dishes chicken, pork, charcuterie and desserts were delicious. We will be back again soon!
Very distinctive menu, with lots of interesting options. Excellent drink menu and apps. Terrific service as well. A bit pricey, but worth it.
Patty injects so much of his dna into his craft. From the pineapple roasting to the drained dehydrated orange, his simple touches expose his respect for the experience that is, Motus.
Far exceeded my expectations. Menu was amazing.
Was such an amazing experience! Everything from the ambiance to the service to the delicious food was 5 ⭐️s all the way!!!
We have been to Motus many times over the past few years. This time we went for an anniversary dinner for two. The food and service were excellent. We especially liked the Sriracha sauce that accompanied the potatoes and mussels. It would be great on the hamburger (just a thought).
My only request would be to have more fish and vegetarian options in the menu
A find! Great food, service and ambience! Will continue to visit!
Delightful dinner, great food, good service, adorable restaurant
Great food & service!
Very good food and accommodations. A gem for our town!
Delightful table in the window - despite the fact that we are old people! Really appreciated that. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Complimentary handmade NA lemonade shot was delicious and my smoky seafood ramen was just wonderful. NYC guests were impressed.
We'll be back.
Experience was amazing! Staff was knowledgeable and made great recommendations! Prices are on the higher end for this area but definitely worth it for the quality, creativity and uniqueness of food. The interior is beautiful, simple, modern and elegant. We had one of the best meals of our lives there, and will definitely be going back!
Motus was the perfect place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. They made us feel special and were extremely attentive while not intrusive. Every course was amazing and perfectly timed. Great cocktails and specials, very fresh and delightful!