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Posted by Dakota on 07/26/2009
I've eaten at Moto half a dozen times, and it has NEVER disappointed. The artichoke app is simple and delicious, the salads are fresh and perfectly dressed, and the warm date toffee cake is always worth it. I suggest getting the daily special - I've had everything from seafood stew to chicken with figs and onions, and each one has been delightful. The decor is a well-curated mix of cool odds and ends, and the live music on Sat nights enhances the atmosphere. The waitstaff is attentive and friendly. Go. Try it.
Posted by Jules on 06/04/2009
food is extremely uncreative and in the case of the entree, was just bland. Have had better food on a plane in coach. Cheese fondue is ok, but is what it is, melted cheese and bread. Beets salad I could have done at home, literally was just the listed ingredients on a plate. Sea bass special was the most disappointing part -- pretty much tasteless, and unattractive to look at. Very disappointed. Possibly they do something well, but I didn't order it so stay. Shame as the place is an interesting space.
Posted by sam d on 03/09/2009
This place is what I hate about Brooklyn restaurants. It looks cool but feels dirty the food is poor the wine is worse. Like they don't really care. Being cool can't be enough. Brooklyn, if you think this is greatness you need to get out more.
Posted by b on 11/25/2008
i've had dinner at moto several times and brunch another handful. i must say that i'm always happy and full. the food is rich with flavor, they have fantastic specials and tend to vegetarians and meat-eaters, alike. the staff is friendly although it gets packed, so getting your waiter's attention can be a little trying at times. great for dates, good for small groups, fantastic for a solo brunch with a book.
Posted by melissa on 06/06/2008
im not crazy about williamsburg but ill trek there to go to moto. the atmosphere is wonderful and there is usually live music. unlike the previous review the macaroni and cheese is quite good, and ive had mac and cheese at tons of nyc restaurants. the onions really make the dish and the applesauce is a great partner. you must get the date cake. for a girl who knows desserts, trust me its amazing. i dont even like dates. the toffee make its warm gooey and delicious. go to moto its worth it
Posted by Birdie D on 05/23/2008
The decor says "foodie", or at least "appreciator of all things delicious". Moto has an enviting, and almost enviable atmosphere with salvaged wood furnishings, antique and rusted signage and even mismatched lavatory sink hardware. The menu, unfortunately, leaves much to be desired - unless the result is uted to a tee - which, in this case, it was definitely not (please note: all three of my party has dined at moto in previous years and had positive all around experiences) Our group started out with the steamed artichoke, lentils, beets and green salad. Average across the board. The lentils, while well prepared, were under-seasoned and unexciting. The artichoke was...hmmm...nice. Beets? Odd...saltine crackers, beets and pickled hering....it was not described this way on the menu, and if it had been we would not have ordered it. For a second course we had two orders of mussels which were served severely lacking in seasoning, and the broth just tasted like...mussel. The worst part was the "macoroni and cheese", which reminded me of a concoction a child would for his parents if you gave him the remaining scraps of plain tubes of pasta, slices of potato and apple sauce. It was bland as sand, but with less interesting texture. Needless to say, Moto needs a dose of inspiration to achieve the culinary experience it once fancied itself providing.