A tradesman's gastropub with an undeniable message of purpose.
Pan Seared Scallops
butternut squash remoulade, hungarian pepper hush puppies
Grilled Berkshire Pork Chop
kabocha squash & house cured pancetta bread pudding, confit fennel, jake's aged gouda & house grown sage mornay, fried northshire farm egg
Nashville Style Fried Chicken
buttermilk biscuit, northshire farm cabbage salad, house made pickles, fresh red chili & honey beurre blanc
We went for our anniversary brunch. Received a Prosecco toast for outing in our notes it was a special occasion. Brunch and motus marys were amazing. Totally go there!
Fantastic place. Great food and service. Really nice overall experience. Hope they make it. Might be a little loud if full with people.
Motus knocked it out of the park once again. A very creative menu that features entrees or tapas-style apps, expertly done and served up with class and charm. One of the best, if not THE best, restaurants in the area. The Ceviche was absolutely to die for!
Birthday with wife and friends. Motus is our favorite local restaurant. The menu and cocktails are always inventive and exceptional. It’s price is indicative of the quality.
Excellent brunch on Sundays. Definitely well worth it.
Always one if our top choices for a great meal.
Best restaurant I’ve ever been to! Amazing food and service!
Nice place. Low key. Some items pricey but quality was good
Over priced for the quality of the meal, could go to other restaurants in the area that have more flavor and worth the money you are paying
Love the lamb meatballs! My husband looks at the menu but always ends up with the filet mignon. I try something new each time and they never disappoint! The house made ice cream is always good and their creme brûlée is the best in town. One of our favorite restaurants in Utica!
Amazing. A lot of food, but delicious. Enjoyed every course. And Pat still makes the best old fashioned
This was my first time at Motus. The food was outstanding and the service was great! They were accommodating to my food allergy as well, which was so nice. will definitely be back!!
We had a pre-fixed menu meal of 4 courses. All were outstanding. Celebrated anniversary and was given complimentary drink. Wait staff was exceptional. Recommend the Viced Coffee. Will definitely return.
Customer service and food was exceptional!!!
Amazing experience & delicious food! Highly recommend
Excellent food and superior service -- as always!!!
Always great food at Motus and great cocktails!!!!
Great food, healthy and local! Variety of good, vegetarian dishes as well.
As always, the food & drinks & service were all excellent!
Thank you for making our first dining experience out of quarantine exceptional
Amazing as always! Food and staff are outstanding. Great to be back!!
Always a pleasure!
Wonderful meal (as always)! Superior service (as always). All staff kept face masks on at all times and enforced the "face mask required unless seated at your table" rules. Everything continually being cleaned/disinfected.
This was the first restaurant I visited for a sit-down/dine-inside meal since that has been allowed. Well worthwhile! Over the past few years I've had many meals at motus -- the food, drinks and service have always been excellent!
Patrick is our favorite bartender and he started us out with a mojito and sangria - of course perfectly mixed! Party of 4 and we enjoyed the back packers lunch to start - the cheese selection is always so wonderful and my husband loves the pate. For dinner i chose the fish and chips - amazing but the best part of the dinner beside the "Theresa" dessert drink Patrick made for us, was the beat tower! I could have stopped there and been perfectly happy. As always the service and setting was perfect. By far my favorite resturant!
We always have a great experience here! Superb dishes and service.
Food has been good each time we have been there. Overall its a great experience with a great selection of cocktails and food. Getting a "free potato chip" is a little weird being its a single chip per person who eats just one? Teaching self control! We will be back again soon.
Coming from the city, I was highly disappointed. The food was ridiculously overpriced and not very good. Good beer selection. Service wasn't terrible. I would only go back for drinks.
Everything was great. This was my second time there and I was bringing all new comers. We were greeted and immediately and pleasantly assisted by Alyssa. Everyone really enjoyed their food and the craft drinks. We were still talking about the pineapple upside down cake the next day. We can’t wait to dine in Utica again so we can stop at Motus.
I've enjoyed many wonderful meals at motus and this meal included my sister & her friend visiting from Baltimore -- we all had a great time with excellent food & superb service.
The roasted chicken was great. This is the second or third time that I’ve ordered it. Very consistent. The bar featured an very good viognier—both for taste and value. I hope that they keep this or another viognier on the list. I appreciate how the restaurant is diversifying and experimenting with its wine list.
Another excellent dinner at Motus.
Great restaurant in downtown Utica. I am looking forward to trying other foods on the menu
Great food, service and ambiance.
The suggested wine was fantastic and beer selection was exceptional.
Every course my wife and I tasted was well thought out and delicious. The sauces that went with the main dishes were pungent and blasting with flavor.
Music playlist was nothing too old and every song was enjoyable.
The full body espresso shot to top the night off was potent and packed a delicious punch.
We loved just about everything about our experience.
We visited for the valentines pre fix menu. A few things, the waiter wasn’t the best. Forgot my wine that I had to later ask about, forgot to bring us back a butter knife and then took the bread, the oyster app was only 3 oysters, salad had literally 5 leaves and the my filet was way over cooked. The manager only took off my wine... won’t be visiting or recommending to anyone. This was our third lackluster visit.
Valentine’s Day dinner. 5 courses that were perfection. Great ambiance and service. You can’t go wrong.
The staff is attentive and welcoming. The food lives up to it's advertising with clean flavors cooked to perfection. The Bar also provides creative and refreshingly new twists on old classics. I look forward to the next opportunity to visit.
Always a great experience. Phenomenal food, attentive and friendly service, quiet and relaxing atmosphere.
Excellent food and drink, both the selection and quality. Service was great. Highly recommend
Motus was FANTASTIC! Loved the vibe of the restaurant. Each course was delicious; plus, the chefs spoiled us with a few extra tastings. The team who took care of us were great — attentive but they allowed us to thoroughly enjoy our evening and didn’t try to rush us. Highly recommend Motus!
Motus offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (315) 624-9090.
Motus is rated 4.9 stars by 337 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.