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Moxie needs help

goofygamine | | Nov 12, 2007 11:41 AM

So the menu and reviews about Moxie seemed encouraging. The food did not disappoint. However, the service did. The host and hostess were incredibly accomodating, which was a nice surprise. But the wait staff was weak. We didn't even know what the evening's specials were until we left the place and saw them on the sandwich board outside. The wait staff was friendly but almost non-existant, despite the place being relatively quiet. Our wine orders during the meal never met with the food they were suppose to be enjoyed with.

The food did shine from start to finish. We were hoping for Wescott Bay mussels and oysters. The mussels were Penn Cove (good but not in the same league as Wescott Bay and Prince Edward Isl.). The oysters were Wescott Bay--perfect flavor and perfectly served. The steak was cooked as requested and the pommes frites were a nice match (although the salt was heavy for a side dish but would've been fine as a stand alone appetizer). We also had the other seafood main plates and found those nicely done as well. The desserts were the items most promptly served. Interesting. We opted out of hot drinks since we were concerned that they'd show up as chilled instead.

Unfortunately, our wonderful food experience at Moxie was dampened by the mediocre service. Bummer.

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