A tradesman's gastropub with an undeniable message of purpose.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Motus! The food was amazing and the martinis were delicious! Thanks to Vince and Emmie for a special night for my birthday celebration! I highly recommend Motus for a wonderful, organic dinner experience!
Quality of food, presentation, and service were all top-notch! The bartender also offered to make me a specialty cocktail that they were working on adding to the menu, which also matched a request I had made. It was delicious! Can't wait to come back!
Motus was exceptional! We chose Motus for a special celebration dinner and the food and service were outstanding. We can't wait to return!
Great selection on menu.
We brought our guests from Delaware and they said Motus is a keeper and will return when visiting the area. Great selection of local farm to table
The food was great. Each food item brought to the table was explained in detail. The service was very good. I also like the timing between items. There was enough time to enjoy each food item and a little time in between. It was an enjoyable experience.
Never a disappointment
Awesome food and great service
Our favorite restaurant
This was my third time at Mōtus and each time it's been fantastic. This was my second time doing the prefix menu - each course was fantastic, from salad & bread to dessert. You can tell there is a lot of though put into each dish, & each cocktail. Our server Nicole was great, she's been our server each time. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to Mōtus!
Food service ambiance was all amazing
By vicki, always excellent, very welcoming, very delicious, even the mixologist has specials. You must try them.
Went to Motus for a 5 course food and beer pairing. Each course looked wonderful and tasted delicious. Beer was supplied by Copper City Brewing and complimented each course. We will definitely go there again.
Great small restaurant - the food was fantastic and the service was great. Our entrees took a little long to come out, but honestly we didn't even notice given that we weren't in a rush and enjoying conversation. Highly recommend!
Good wine selection. Nice prixe fix options. Delicious meal. Nice quietly hip vibe.
Cocktails, apps, and dessert were amazing. The main course fell short.
Had a nice meal, the burger was delicious! We were served champagne for our anniversary which was a nice touch and our waitress was very nice!
Four of us dined at Motus last night. Since we had a hard time deciding what to order, we ended up trying 6 entrees. We started with the rabbit, then shrimp and grits, fried chicken and waffles, pork chop and two filets. They were all outstanding. Salads were fresh as could be with housemade bread and butter. We had the creme brulee, dark chocolate cheesecake and bananas fosters bread for desert. So delicious. Nicole and Patrick were our servers and both deserve kudos for their knowledge of the food and drinks and their superb service. All in all a perfect dining experience.
I'm not sure how many times we have eaten at Motus, but it has been many. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and experience...again. The menu featured rabbit, which which excellent. As usual, the service was also excellent, and our table of four enjoyed a relaxing mid-week dinner.
This is an excellent gem in Utica. Motus is a fantastic fine dining restaurant rivaling anything you would get in a big city. The best part is that everything is locally sourced. So as good as it tastes, it also makes you feel good for supporting local. Everything was excellent, but especially the scallops, you have to try them.
Another wonderful meal at Motus. Always something new to try and we’ve yet to be disappointed. The staff are excellent, friendly and well informed. Great wine and beer menu.
Our first visit to Motus exceeded our expectations. Will be going back.
Great food, great service, not too loud at bar. Never disappoints!
Motus is a gem. Lovely service, beautiful space, interesting menu and wallet-friendly wine list. Cooking is top notch. Can't wait to return.
Great service, nice presentation, beautifully prepared and inventive food. A real gem. Drink prices a little high, but they are everywhere!
Excellent food, lovely atmosphere, impeccable service!
Patrick is a great bartender and Nicole is equally as good as a server. They were extremely attentive as always and the food was excellent. Yet another wonderful dining experience.
Wow! Beautiful food - presentation was stunning. Oh, and the taste was just as amazing. I was so impressed with this restaurant. It gets good reviews but they didn’t do it justice. FANTASTIC!
Food,cocktails and staff were incredible. Great night.
Food was just ok. For the price (almost $200 w/tip) I want to be wowed. My steak was over cooked (my husbands was cooked to order) potato rounds dry, and carrots quite Al dente, sausage and beans on the tasting menu were not very flavorful, parsnip chips with romesco sauce were amazing. Wine was good. Dessert was very good. Honey ice cream was the favorite of the desserts. Server was friendly.
We had an excellent experience for my sister's birthday. The food was superb. I got the Prix Fixe menu. So good! Local ingredients and plenty of options. This is a fine dining gem in Utica.
This was our first time here and we were really impressed with the attentive and friendly service, the music and low volume din, and especially the incredible entrees. We will be back!
Excellent farm to table restaurant in Utica. Great atmosphere. Fantastic service. Excellent food.
We had an excellent experience overall. The desserts were especially good. Their work with beets is incredible.
Alicia made our first visit extremely enjoyable. She provided my wife and I with prompt friendly service. The atmosphere was great. The food was amazing and we I will definitely be back!!! Great work team, you knocked it out of the park!!! Thanks for a wonderful experience.
The service was impeccable! Food was fabulous! The atmosphere was very comfortable.
Great service, great cocktails, and delicious food. We told them we had a movie to go to and they made sure we got out of there to make our movie on time.
It’s always an amazing experience here. The food is top notch and the service is impeccable. The cocktails are honestly something special so don’t be afraid to pair one or two with dinner.
Such a lovely place. The staff is excellent and well versed in menu and drinks. I had the cod off the menu and it was perfectly prepared and had a nice presentation. All of the meals were served fresh and hot.
Second time here at Motus and it did not disappoint! Fresh and local ingredients mixed with the friendly staff equals a great dining experience!
Exceptional food and service. Glad we had a booth in the back. Cozier; more private. Wouldn’t like to sit in open area. Expect privacy/intimacy at high end restaurants.
My fiancé and I just moved to Utica and Motus has become one of our go to dinner spots. We had the scallop appetizer and it was to die for. The service is tremendous and the ambiance is perfect.
5 stars across the board....a little more costly than most restaurants in Utica, but the superior quality still makes it an outstanding value. Will definitely be back...