Motus

4.9
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337 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
mōtus (Latin); movement, progress, passion, revolt

A tradesman's gastropub with an undeniable message of purpose.
What 337 People Are Saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Audrey
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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PatrickG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place. Great food and service. Really nice overall experience. Hope they make it. Might be a little loud if full with people.

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cdm99
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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Painsta
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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vipMCMC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent brunch on Sundays. Definitely well worth it.

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vipJoshuaA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always one if our top choices for a great meal.

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jasminep
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant I’ve ever been to! Amazing food and service!

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Joseph
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice place. Low key. Some items pricey but quality was good

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Needswork
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

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

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vipTheGlobalFoodie
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. A lot of food, but delicious. Enjoyed every course. And Pat still makes the best old fashioned

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AlexandriaE
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!!

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mehranm
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Customer service and food was exceptional!!!

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HLV1212
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience & delicious food! Highly recommend

JC
JimCobb
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and superior service -- as always!!!

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Dalton
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food at Motus and great cocktails!!!!

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RenataS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, healthy and local! Variety of good, vegetarian dishes as well.

JC
JimCobb
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the food & drinks & service were all excellent!

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LisaJ
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for making our first dining experience out of quarantine exceptional

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MichaelP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always! Food and staff are outstanding. Great to be back!!

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vipTBogaert
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure!

JC
JimCobb
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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JimCobb
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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TheresaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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Lina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have a great experience here! Superb dishes and service.

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JordanS
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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.

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ElitePalate
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

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.

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vipJessicaH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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JimCobb
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Mangan
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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JeremyH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great restaurant in downtown Utica. I am looking forward to trying other foods on the menu

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance.

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IanB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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.

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lizp
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

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.

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vipTBogaert
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner. 5 courses that were perfection. Great ambiance and service. You can’t go wrong.

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LoieH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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nitpickydiner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience. Phenomenal food, attentive and friendly service, quiet and relaxing atmosphere.

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Kyle13501
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and drink, both the selection and quality. Service was great. Highly recommend

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vipMelissaD
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

FAQs

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.

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