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Moxie [sacto] - disappointment

steve_o | Apr 5, 200601:19 PM

We went to Moxie in Sacramento for a date and it turned out to be our worst date in terms of dining. Our experience started out so well, but just ended in disappointment. The appettizer and salad excited us, but afterwards it went all down hill. The good service didn't make up for the poor meal.

For appetizer and salad we had the beef short ribs and the ceasar salad. The beef short ribs were excellent - tender and delicate with a strong garlic-honey favor (maybe too much sugar). The ceasar salad was delicious with a wonderful olive oil.

Everything seemed set for a great meal, but then we had the fish - salmon and chilean sea bass. Although the fishes were very well cooked and presented, the quality of the fish were poor! The salmon was dry and too fishy, the sea bass was dry with a vacuum-packed frozen fish taste. Safeway has better fishes than this place (no kidding!!) To quench the awful fishy taste in our mouths, we tried the the chocolate mousse cake only to have it taste like it just came out of deep-freeze.

Truly disappointing. My girlfriend is lying in bed recovering from the bad salmon as I write this email! And she only had two bites!!! Overall, I find that fine dining in downtown Sacramento is a joke. It doesn't come close to cities like SF, NYC, Philly, or Wash.D.C.

Bleh! >_<

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