Moxie’s Classic Grill (Richmond)
Moxie’s Classic Grill is a chain restaurant very much in line with other similar premium casual dining establishments like Cactus Club Cafe and Milestones. Their Richmond location is hidden at the Sandman Hotel and I was surprised that they get any business at all but I suppose they get a decent amount of traffic from the hotel guests.
One of the great things about this location is they open at 6am and close at 2am (midnight on Sundays) so you can always get a great meal at just about any time of the day. While we went on a Sunday and were given their limited Brunch menu, they were more than accomodating to bring by their full regular menu and I’m glad that they did.
We started out with some items from their Big Life Summer menu… the Crab Crusted Colossal Prawns is exactly how it sounds… huge prawns that have been wrapped in crab and deep fried and served on top of fresh papaya salsa along with a tasty and slightly spicy creole aioli dipping sauce.
The Strawberry Papaya Salad was very good too with bocconcini, kiwi, sunflower seeds, and croutons.
The Chipolte Chicken Soup had a definate kick to it but was very tasty.
The dish that really stood out was the Korean BBQ Pulled Pork Baguette… this was awesome on so many levels. Tender pulled pork – check. A soft, yet firm, baguette-like bun with shredded greens and carrots that is perfect for sopping up the sauce – check. An amazing Korean chili barbecue sauce – check.
Seriously, the chili bbq sauce was great (if not a little oily).
The service was good up until the point we tried to pay. We tried to use a gift card and wanted to use the full balance (to include a tip) but the server couldn’t figure out how to charge the full balance because our bill was less than the gift card amount… so we wound up with a couple of bucks left over on our gift card.
Food: 5 / 5
Service: 3 / 5
3233 St. Edwards Dr.