Old Town Scottsdale welcomed its very own Moxies on Thursday, August 10 with the opening of the Canada-based brand’s first Arizona restaurant in Scottsdale Fashion Square; its seventh in the United States. For more than 30 years, the concept has proven itself a leader in the upscale casual dining space with a blend of high-end design, uncompromising food and beverage items, and a friendly, energetic approach to hospitality.
The new location is perfectly poised to accommodate locals, out-of-town diners and Scottsdale cocktail connoisseurs with its trademark, signature ambiance and top-tier service. Elevating the dining experience, Moxies’ modern American cuisine offers up high quality food and drink made with fresh ingredients, all made in-house.
The expansive, inviting 12,000-square-foot restaurant will accommodate 350 people with indoor/ outdoor space centered around a large island bar. Moxies Scottsdale location also will offer a shaded patio with misters for when it’s hot and fire tables and heaters for when there’s a chill in the air. Notable design elements include lush indoor greenery, whimsical wallpaper, neutral tones throughout and gold fixtures and accents. Sports fans will appreciate the more than 20 LED TVs in the welcoming lounge and bar area, which features creative cocktail and bar bites menus. The large island bar will provide ample space for guests to mingle and cheer on favorite teams, while the open lounge space will provide an energetic vibe for late night cocktails.
“We’re so excited to add our new flagship Moxies location to Fashion Square Mall. We believe that this exceptional space will provide an interactive atmosphere, great food, drinks and hospitality for our guests. We can’t wait to become part of the Scottsdale community,” said Paul Randle, president and CEO of Eatz Inc. and franchise owner.
Brandon Thordarson, Executive Chef & Director of Culinary and Beverage, will lead Moxies Scottsdale’s culinary program and is excited to bring his passion and knowledge of the brand to its newest location. Chef Brandon has curated a menu of artfully crafted, fresh flavors exclusive to Moxies. Diners can expect an extensive modern menu containing one-of-a-kind, craveable dishes made in-house daily and exceptional cocktails that look just as delicious as they taste.
Moxies’ globally-inspired menu includes standout dishes that the brand is renowned for including Tuna Sushi Stack, with sushi grade Salmon & Avocado Cobb Salad made with tuna, seasoned rice, avocado, mango, soy ginger glaze, spicy mayo and seasoned prawn crackers; crisp Iceberg lettuce, bacon, soft boiled egg, feta, ranch sun-dried tomato dressing and rustic croutons; Steak Bites, made with marinated sirloin and horseradish aioli; and Chipotle Mango Chicken with housemade chipotle seasoning, lemon quinoa, seasonal vegetables, avocado and salsa.
Guests can expect a wide selection of margaritas, handcrafted cocktails and a sommelier- curated wine list to pair with selected food items. Happy Hour runs from Monday to Friday from 3PM-6PM with the addition of half-priced bottles of wine on Wednesdays. Drink highlights will include the Fusion Fashioned, curated with Toki Japanese whisky, Knob Creek rye, cane syrup, double bitters, orange & lemon peels; Millionaire Margarita, prepared with Herradura Legend añejo, Grand Marnier Cuvée Louis Alexandre, organic agave and fresh pressed lime; and the Spicy Mango Margarita made with Ghost tequila, Reál mango and fresh lime juice.
Moxies is located at 7014 East Camelback Road, Suite B120 on the ground level. Hours of operation are Monday – Thursday 11AM to 12AM, Friday 11AM – 1AM, Saturday 10AM – 1AM and Sunday 10AM – 11PM. Happy Hour will be available Monday – Friday 3PM – 6PM and includes specially priced cocktails and shared plates. On Wednesdays, guests can enjoy half price bottles of wine. For more information, visit www.moxies.com. Follow Moxies on Instagram: @moxiesusa.