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...
Food was great, and the service was awesome. A bit noisy, though. It was our first time there, and I was expecting a quieter atmosphere for conversation. It is a bit pricey for the portions.
Five of us had dinner at Motus on Friday night. Everyone enjoyed their meals and Nicole took fabulous care of us. Food was presented beautifully and was delicious. The Backpacker's Lunch starter deserves a special mention and we fought over the churro dessert. :) We had a delightful time and will definitely be back!
Awesome food and service. Our favorite place
Great service, wonderful meals. Perfect start to the New Year!
Had a great experience. Drinks were a bit pricey. Food was excellent.
We love this place. After living in NYC, Chicago and Boston, we miss the big city dinning. Utica has amazing Italian food, but this place has very unique dishes. We love it !
Was very quiet early but as the tables filled up, the sound level increased , however was still able to converse.
Hands down my favorite place to eat in Utica, NY. This restaurant has an ever changing menu that shows that the owners love what they do, and think about what their patrons would enjoy. I highly recommend this place. It’s not inexpensive, but it’s worth it.
Always a pleasure dining here. Great atmosphere and food!
Excellent in every way! I would not hesitate to recommend Motus to friends or business associates.
Great time as usual!!!!
What a find! The prix fixe menu provides 4 courses of scrumptious discoveries. A delightful evening!
We went there to celebrate a birthday. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable and funny. The service was prompt, non intrusive and the food was delicious. The serving sizes were just right. We were full from dinner but our waiter came out with two tiny chocolate chip cookies with a candle for the birthday. It was just right.
Awesome experience last night. The food came at a timely manner and was done extremely well, hats off to the chef. Can’t wait to go back again.
Great food and beverage. Nicole was great. Food was spot on a usual. Really like the way they do the food tasting. Having choices is awesome.
Food was fantastic, but the service was extremely slow. We went on an evening when many patrons were trying to make a show at the Stanley, and I think they didn’t even think about our order until all those patrons had gone. We waited about an hour just for bread!
Somehow the food, while complex/fit for foodies, is never snobby and always has a “fun” element to it. Also love the frequency of change to the menu. Another Utica gem. The more the merrier.
PS: More of a value if you can avoid the delicious cocktails...but you won’t.
Excellent dining experience.
Great menu with interesting dishes. Highly recommended.
We will be back
We went to Motus before the recent Bob Dylan concert at the Stanley. They offered a special 4 course pris fixe “pre theater”menu that included several entree choices, salad and a froup of dessert options. Everything was impeccably prepared and served and we were out in plenty of time to walk to the theater. There is no question that we will be back for a future dining experience.
Delicious, but pricey. A lovely place that I would describe as fine dining...but not pretentious. Food is wonderfully creative. Great for a special occasion, but too expensive for a regular destination.
This place is excellent! Wonderful, thoughtfully prepared food. Good portions and fun accompaniments. I had the squash ravioli and my companions all had the grilled salmon. Everyone loved their food. Service was good and I even enjoyed the local wine. Will definitely go back next time I’m in Utica.
This was yet another excellent dinner at Motus. I believe that this was our fifth or sixth visit. We've gone for casual nights out, and I've taken business associates on occasion. This time is was a celebration for a party of four friends. The food was great at every stage. This is one of the only places in the area that knows how to make a steak medium rare (heading toward rare). It also offers excellent vegetarian options on every menu. Our waiter, Brent, was outstanding--attentive to detail, knowledgable, and very personable. Basically, it was a wonderful evening.
Amazing food and amazing service. This restaurant never disappoints!
1st time here and right after we walked in we fell right in love with the look and feel of the place we were treated to a complimentary champagne toast at our table for our special occasion we had the prefix menu and it was out of this world the staff was very friendly and helpful checked in on us through out the night if I could I would give Motus a 10 star rating! Definitely will be back on multiple occasions
Never a disappointment with drinks or food. Just great fun
Intimate setting, great service and inventive food for downtown Utica. It's a 'gem' in Utica, NY. Bottles of wine were very reasonably priced as was the food given that it's upscale dining. The only issue I had was the cocktail prices --- ordered an old fashioned with Whistle Pig and received a glass 1/4 full (?) and the price was $18. The price was a bit steep for what I received and especially for Utica.
Really, the service and attentiveness from the staff was exceptional and really made the visit worthwhile. I think the only downside was the challenge of finding a dish that we really craved or wanted. I knew from looking at the menu beforehand that the selections and choices were limited (in that nothing really caught our eye). Perhaps given that the menu changes with seasonal variations, different items will come about in the future which are a bit more interesting. Either way, it was a fun place to be but I'm not sure it's a place that I would plan on returning to frequently.
Fabulous food, excellent, warm service, cozy surrounds.
Fabulous find during our parents’ weekend at Hamilton College. Great, unique cocktails (try the Smoking Jack o lantern with rum and pumpkin) and fabulous meals. We tried the lamb, pork shank and the ravioli. Each was wonderful and very uniquely prepared using local ingredients. Worth every penny.