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prima Dec 27, 2013 06:45 AM

Which dishes do Chowhounds like enough to reorder? Looks like some Chowhounds recommend the brownie and sticky toffee pudding.
I used to like their Alberta Beef Dip, but I haven't ordered it recently.
Similar older thread:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/800642

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    fryerlover Dec 30, 2013 04:34 PM

    I have not been in a long time, however the last time I was there they had a tuna tartare app. that I really enjoyed.

    1. PoppiYYZ Dec 29, 2013 05:51 PM

      Been to Moxies a few times from Vancouver to Toronto. Got the impression that the cooks were as young and inexperienced as the swarms of greeters and servers.

      Nothing was worth an initial or a follow up order. Guess I'm missing something...

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        Nevy Dec 29, 2013 06:34 PM

        I was hesistant to post this very sentiment as I'm not sure my single Calgary experience was a one off good experience or that my 3 Mississauga meals were painfully bad yet normal.

        Calgary atmosphere was closer to Earls... A slightly more upscale family dining experience with better food. I did like the Cajun salmon salad I had with the fall dessert (apple crumble with a salted caramel gelato). My Square One and Meadowvale experience was all about short skirts, long wait times for food stuck at the pass, and under and over seasoned food on the same plate. Perhaps Moxie expanded too fast in Ontario?

        1. re: PoppiYYZ
          prima Dec 30, 2013 06:08 AM

          Thanks for your comments, even if they don't help a Chowhound find more dishes to order the next time a Chowhound dines at Moxie's. :)

          1. re: prima
            kwass Dec 30, 2013 01:27 PM

            Prima, do you like Milestone's as well, or are you partial to Moxie's. I don't go to either often, but when I have gone, I tend to prefer Milestone's to Moxie's.

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              prima Dec 30, 2013 02:30 PM

              I used to like Milestones better, but I've had some less than meh food (one brunch and one lunch) at the North York Empress Walk and Dixon Rd locations. That being said, I still like the frozen bellinis and popcorn shrimp (not sure if they're still on the menu, since it's been a few years since my last order).

              I have only been to the Yorkdale and Fairview Moxie's in the last 5 years- once for brunch, once for appetizers, so I can't really say I've tried much on the current Moxie's menu.

              1. re: prima
                kwass Dec 30, 2013 02:38 PM

                I've never loved Moxie's and find that the menu doesn't particularly appeal to me. As a result, every time I've gone, I've stuck to apps, my favourite being the nachos. IMO, there's much more to choose from on the Milestone's menu, and i've found the food to be relatively decent.

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          magic Dec 28, 2013 08:24 AM

          The "honey garlic top sirloin" is fantastic, prima.

          I tend to stay away from their appetizers. Nothing wrong with the taste but the portions are offensively small - thus not worth the prices.

          I find with Moxie's location matters. Scarborough Town Centre and Yorkdale my go-tos. Stay away from Yonge/Sheppard location.

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            prima Dec 28, 2013 12:05 PM

            Thanks, magic :)

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              magic Dec 28, 2013 03:05 PM

              Pleasure :)

              1. re: magic
                prima Dec 30, 2013 06:03 AM

                Nice to know there's another Hound out there who sometimes ends up at places like Moxie's, and enjoys what he/she orders.

                I think part of the skill of being a Chowhound is being able to find something to eat that will make you happy, or happy enough under the circumstances, wherever you are.

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                  magic Dec 30, 2013 06:07 AM

                  Indeed.

                  I've been many times and had terrific experiences. So why not?! Lots of good food and service to be had out there and Moxie's has done right by me.

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                    frogsteak Dec 30, 2013 04:44 PM

                    i have a soft spot for baton rouge

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            trane Dec 27, 2013 09:16 AM

            I'd eat the menu itself, but skip the salt because everything they serve is already over-salted!

            Shout outs to the Kelsey's recommendation thread!

            As to not get my post deleted.. I used to order steak salad whenever I went. I suppose that counts as a reorder.

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