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“Very impressed” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Moxy

Moxy
Ranked #16 of 199 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $14
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Moxy; Self-possessed confidence. An attitude of fearlessness in everyday circumstances. The capacity to stand alone in favor of an unpopular opinion or course of action with a casual demeanor. Moxy is a modern American tapas restaurant focusing on smaller plates meant for sharing and taking our inspiration from our local farmers, culture and history. Moxy is tapas in spirit, energy, style of din
Ashburn, Virginia
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54 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very impressed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Went here with my wife for a date night and this place was perfect. Food and drink pairings were spot on and service was fantastic. We can't wait to go back again.

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Rochester, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“Always fun, food and service amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is a favorite spot for us. The chef is creative, atmosphere is fun, staff always spot on. With so many restaurants in Portsmouth this one has stood out. Local food is used and it's always wonderful!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank leelee6766
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NH
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful Presentations”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

There for New Years dinner. Absolutely excellent service. Beautiful prep and presentation. Short ribs are to die for. Will go back with friends

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank P C
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Augusta, Maine
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Small Plates, Big Taste!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

This review is meant for people new to tapas or the entire tapas experience. TRY IT HERE! I have never experienced tapas and I doubted that it would be for me. I am so GLAD I WAS WRONG!
The staff was helpful, the food was delicious and local, and the decor is full of folks that have their own moxy.
The hyper-local, farm to plate atmosphere is easy to enjoy. From burgers to chicken thighs, fried dough to french pressed coffee, Moxy is never pretentious and always authentic.
I liked it so much I reviewed it here!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Andover, MA
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“GREAT SPIRIT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

So, her name is Lizzie---very knowledgeable and proud of the restaurant and it's offerings---a hall of fame server.
Like a fine professional, Lizzie was a great listener. When my wife's first wine choice was only sold by the bottle , she said "let me see what I can do" and returned 1 minute later with a glass! That pretty much set the tone. Everything could be tweaked, everything could be substituted---the first priority was our satisfaction and that was made entirely clear.
We shared char grilled boc choy, a terrific pork pate, monkfish and a Johnny cake / lettuce/pork do it yoursel roll-up. Everything was terrific---creative, and delicious. A lot of effort went into the design, preparation and taste pairing---a home run. The martini was perfect, the wine was cold and , oh yes---the great Lizzy---a history buff and WW2 afficienado, she was funny, smart and efficient
Dining out is supposed to be special. And, unfortunately, it's become totally routine for the customer and for the restaurateur ---not Moxy---I'd give 7 stars if you let me,

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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