Moxie’s Classic Grill
9 Countryview Dr.
Signature Drink: Beer on tap
Signature Dish: Citrus Chicken Fusion Salad
Dinner & drinks for 2: $50
Moxie’s Classic Grill is a chain restaurant with stylish decor, swanky washrooms and servers in skimpy black dresses. The menu is extensive and eclectic and even has a kid’s section, although I don’t think that’s the target market.
We’re here for a late lunch and settle on Wasabi Tuna Tartare ($10.99), ahi tuna tossed with wasabi aioli and served with baguette crisps, salsa, pickled ginger and puréed avocado.
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It’s refreshing and tasty. My companion pretends to be shocked to learn the tuna is raw, and our earnest young server assures him that he’ll enjoy it.
The Open-faced Tuscan Chicken Sandwich ($12.99) consists of grilled chicken layered with sliced cucumbers and tomatoes, green olive tapenade, basil pesto and feta cheese, served on toasted focaccia. It’s a substantial sandwich but extremely salty.
The California Fish Tacos ($12.99) are a treat: flavourful chipotle-lime marinated cod, shredded greens, salsa and guacamole, on whole wheat tortillas with a side salad.
We don’t have too many complaints, beyond the salty sandwich, as we sip beer with our lunch and watch sports on TV.