Moxie

★★★★☆
  • 3517 N Clark St

    Chicago, IL 60657

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  • 773-935-6694

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This bar is sandwiched in between all the ruckus that is Wrigleyville. Don't get me wrong, the surrounding bars are great if you are drinking post-game, but as a resident in the neighborhood, those crowds get old. There's nothing more irritating than going out for a drink and running into a crowd that is six or ten drinks ahead of you. The bar is cute and trendy without being pretentious. Amy is an amazing waitress, ask for her possible :)

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★★★★☆

This bar is sandwiched in between all the ruckus that is Wrigleyville. Don't get me wrong, the surrounding bars are great if you are drinking post-game, but as a resident in the neighborhood, those crowds get old. There's nothing more irritating than going out for a drink and running into a crowd that is six or ten drinks ahead of you. The bar is cute and trendy without being pretentious. Amy is an amazing waitress, ask for her possible :)

Pros: doesn't cater to post cubs-game crowd, outdoor patio

Cons: no parking

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The food has fantastic flavors and they are all very different! Sundays they have half price bottles of wine. I would highly suggest this restaurant to anyone who wants to try multiples meals in one sitting!

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★★★★★

The food has fantastic flavors and they are all very different! Sundays they have half price bottles of wine. I would highly suggest this restaurant to anyone who wants to try multiples meals in one sitting!

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Moxie is a cozy, crowded bar that offers all sorts of unusual martinis. Go there during the week for drink specials, but be aware that it fills up fast! The decor is cool and they project old B-movies up on the walls.

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★★★★☆

Moxie is a cozy, crowded bar that offers all sorts of unusual martinis. Go there during the week for drink specials, but be aware that it fills up fast! The decor is cool and they project old B-movies up on the walls.

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I received a flyer under my condo door advertising Moxie as having "Dining" which indicates that it is more than bar food and I was expecting service. I live in the area and decided to try it out. I figured 7 P.M. was a safe time as most restaurants in Chicago fill up on weekends around 8:30. Just to be sure, I called for reservations and they seemed shocked that anyone would do such a thing and it took them about 5 minutes to actually get someone on the phone and I wasn't put on hold, so I heard the whole conversation.
I arrived at the restaurant on time and was surprised to find a very loud bar with disco music playing loudly and no one at the host stand. Someone from behind the bar shouted that someone would be with me shortly. I waited for someone to seat me and this took about 5 minutes. The waitress seated me and informed me immediately that service was going to be very slow as she was the only one working (on a Saturday night!!!) Against my better judgement, I stayed as it was too late to make reservations elsewhere. It took 30 minutes to get a drink and an hour before the first bit of food arrived. We had: Wings (overly sweet and not spicy), Seared Tuna (decent quality but WAY salty and oily on the greens it was served on), Filet Mignon (WAY overcooked and nearly tasteless...arguably the worst I have ever had), Mashed Sweet Potatoes (inedible and cold), Tempura Shrimp (wasn't tempura and the batter all fell off, incredibly over-sweet sauce), Bruschetta (Burnt!!!), Jerked Pork (Can't say how it was as it never came) My drink was empty nearly the whole time and it took 30 minutes to get someone to give me a check!! EVERYONE eating was leaving and MISERABLE!! They need to spend time and money on a Chef and Manager before doing any mailings. This place COULD be a success, but WOW!! One of the worse experiences I have EVER had. STAY AWAY!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I received a flyer under my condo door advertising Moxie as having "Dining" which indicates that it is more than bar food and I was expecting service. I live in the area and decided to try it out. I figured 7 P.M. was a safe time as most restaurants in Chicago fill up on weekends around 8:30. Just to be sure, I called for reservations and they seemed shocked that anyone would do such a thing and it took them about 5 minutes to actually get someone on the phone and I wasn't put on hold, so I heard the whole conversation.
I arrived at the restaurant on time and was surprised to find a very loud bar with disco music playing loudly and no one at the host stand. Someone from behind the bar shouted that someone would be with me shortly. I waited for someone to seat me and this took about 5 minutes. The waitress seated me and informed me immediately that service was going to be very slow as she was the only one working (on a Saturday night!!!) Against my better judgement, I stayed as it was too late to make reservations elsewhere. It took 30 minutes to get a drink and an hour before the first bit of food arrived. We had: Wings (overly sweet and not spicy), Seared Tuna (decent quality but WAY salty and oily on the greens it was served on), Filet Mignon (WAY overcooked and nearly tasteless...arguably the worst I have ever had), Mashed Sweet Potatoes (inedible and cold), Tempura Shrimp (wasn't tempura and the batter all fell off, incredibly over-sweet sauce), Bruschetta (Burnt!!!), Jerked Pork (Can't say how it was as it never came) My drink was empty nearly the whole time and it took 30 minutes to get someone to give me a check!! EVERYONE eating was leaving and MISERABLE!! They need to spend time and money on a Chef and Manager before doing any mailings. This place COULD be a success, but WOW!! One of the worse experiences I have EVER had. STAY AWAY!!!

Pros: none

Cons: EVERYTHING

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I was under the impression that "Boys Town" was more toward the lake, not in the middle of Wrigleyville. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against anybody who loves/dates somebody of the same sex, I just wasn't expecting it in the heart of Wrigley.

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★★☆☆☆

I was under the impression that "Boys Town" was more toward the lake, not in the middle of Wrigleyville. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against anybody who loves/dates somebody of the same sex, I just wasn't expecting it in the heart of Wrigley.

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An interesting attempt at a nice bar among the crazy ones on Clark. Somewhat of a yuppie crowd at most times. Good beer and good bartenders. Also has a small patio out front.

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★★★☆☆

An interesting attempt at a nice bar among the crazy ones on Clark. Somewhat of a yuppie crowd at most times. Good beer and good bartenders. Also has a small patio out front.

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Completely agree with the other posting about how we weren't expecting the food to be so good! Everything was absolutely delicious, plus the service was top notch and the drinks were great. Dishes you absolutely cannot miss: the bleu beef tenderloin, the herb-roasted, potatoes, and the Southern crab cakes. My only complaint was that they played some strange and very distracting programming on their flat screens during dinner, which took away from the cozy, yet chic ambience.

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★★★★★

Completely agree with the other posting about how we weren't expecting the food to be so good! Everything was absolutely delicious, plus the service was top notch and the drinks were great. Dishes you absolutely cannot miss: the bleu beef tenderloin, the herb-roasted, potatoes, and the Southern crab cakes. My only complaint was that they played some strange and very distracting programming on their flat screens during dinner, which took away from the cozy, yet chic ambience.

Pros: Food, Drinks, Service, Ambience

Cons: Terrible Content on the Flat-Screens

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The food here is amazing, I've been several times and am never disappointed. Ask your server for recommendations, they know what is best! And be sure to sample the White Cosmos!

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★★★★★

The food here is amazing, I've been several times and am never disappointed. Ask your server for recommendations, they know what is best! And be sure to sample the White Cosmos!

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We were seated promptly by a manager and our server stopped by within seconds. She presented the menu well and fetched our drinks. The martinis were very good, but the food shocked us. We weren't expecting the food to be so good. Everything was fresh and the sauces were wonderful. Must try: Bleu beef tenderloin, crabcakes, pork tenderloin, lobster rangoon and jambalaya. My date loved the grilled calamari, but the texture of the sauce didn't sit well with me. Overall, the food was some of the best I've had in a while. The lobster rangoon is worth the trip alone. Very creative and delicious. The only downside is that they don't have valet. We found parking for $10 right next door, though.

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★★★★★

We were seated promptly by a manager and our server stopped by within seconds. She presented the menu well and fetched our drinks. The martinis were very good, but the food shocked us. We weren't expecting the food to be so good. Everything was fresh and the sauces were wonderful. Must try: Bleu beef tenderloin, crabcakes, pork tenderloin, lobster rangoon and jambalaya. My date loved the grilled calamari, but the texture of the sauce didn't sit well with me. Overall, the food was some of the best I've had in a while. The lobster rangoon is worth the trip alone. Very creative and delicious. The only downside is that they don't have valet. We found parking for $10 right next door, though.

Pros: Food, Service, Drinks

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Comfy and private booths with tall curtains run the length of the deep space, while the bar is a bright spot for solos to socialize and grab a bite. Cocktails like the signature white cosmo are popular here, but the wine…

 

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