SAVORY EATS: MOXIES

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Sarah Plasencia

Jan 23 2022
Moxies

Date of Visit:
Jun 02 2022

Address:
900 S Miami Ave Ste 161, Miami, FL 33130

Price:
$$

Cuisine:
American

Attire:
Business Casual

Website:

www.moxies.com

Upscale yet casual dining at Moxies.

Moxies Miami Restaurant is located in a prime spot right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Brickell City Centre. This restaurant is a modern, contemporary casual establishment with inside seating, an outside patio area, and a sleek sports bar zone. The atmosphere is clean-cut and relaxed, and the seating is comfortable. The establishment is also always super clean. Their menu features modern American food, including plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-conscious dishes. 

Moxies, where have you been all my life? I discovered Moxies approximately eight months ago while in Brickell City Centre. The prices are reasonable, especially for Miami and for its location right in the heart of Brickell City Centre. The service is always pleasant and swift with a very attentive staff.  

The food is fresh and well-executed. Their menu has a vast variety on offer as well. I have tried various dishes, and I would order each one again as well as recommend them. Every time I visit, I order their house wine (red or white), which is of excellent quality for only $8. 

Here are my reviews of the dishes that I have sampled: 

Moxies
Pictured: Half Rack of Ribs with Sides

Baby Back Ribs, half a rack, tender ribs with a choice of two sides. The meat on the ribs easily slides off the bone and the BBQ sauce is fantastically sticky, smoky, and sweet. I was not a fan of the side of loaded baked potato, although my server said some patrons love it. They basically scoop out the potatoes, mash them up, add herbs, and then pipe the mixture back into the skin to re-bake it (twice baked). I prefer a simpler baked potato with sea salt and regular butter. 

Potstickers, pork dumplings with chili ponzu and fresh pineapple salsa. This is a fine appetizer that is large enough to share. The pineapple salsa is fresh and pleasant. 

Calamari, calamari with tempura shrimp, shishito peppers, sriracha aioli, and sweet chili sauce. This is a decent enough dish and great for sharing. However, having had fresh calamari in Spain, Greece, and Italy, this was not as good! I found the batter to be a little soggy and not crisp enough. Despite that, it is still a valuable dish. 

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps, crispy chicken, cashews, ginger, sesame, crispy wontons, fresh vegetables, lettuce, and spicy mayo. This is undoubtedly my favorite dish. I love how they serve the dish with a pair of tongs, which makes assembling a lettuce wrap full of sticky yumminess so much easier. I also really appreciate that they offer fresh mint and cilantro, which takes the dish to another level. 

Vegan Tofu Lettuce Wraps, crispy tofu, cashews, ginger, sesame, fresh vegetables, lettuce, and spicy vegan mayo. I love this dish because it is exactly the same as chicken but with tofu.

Red Thai Curry bowl, fresh sautéed vegetables, jasmine rice, buttered naan, and an optional addition of chicken or shrimp for an additional cost. This was surprisingly good considering this is not a Thai restaurant. However, the naan was a little generic and not authentically Indian.  

Beef Vindaloo, fresh sautéed vegetables, jasmine rice, yoghurt drizzle, and buttered naan. Unfortunately, this was my least favorite of all the dishes I have tried. It delivered plenty of heat, but it was most definitely not an Indian vindaloo. 

Moxies
Pictured: Loaded Cheeseburger

 The Cheeseburger, beef burger, cheddar cheese, red relish, pickled mustard seed, and mayo. This is a decent burger, cooked to your liking. It is juicy and exactly what you’d expect of a decent burger.

The Loaded Cheeseburger, beef burger, aged white and orange cheddar cheese, red relish, pickled mustard seed, sautéed mushrooms, bacon, and BBQ sauce. This is an elevated cheeseburger, and I preferred this one to the regular cheeseburger. I recommend that you forgo the fries and get their house green salad. This salad is so fresh and pretty and loaded with shaved radish and edamame. 

In short, I am making my way through their menu. I will surely be back as they offer terrifically fresh food in the hip, trendy central area of Brickell. Next to try? I am thinking of the kale and quinoa salad to save some calories and then blow it by getting one of their desserts, which I am yet to try! Now the dilemma is which to choose from: the Mile High Mocha pie, Key Lime pie, white chocolate brownie, or sticky toffee pudding? 

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