What You'll Get
Tired of the same old Wrigleyville fried bar food and Rolling Rock buckets? Like the mythical golden Ernie Banks bust that legend claims is hidden amongst the aging ground-rule doubles stuck in Wrigley's ivy, there is a culinary diamond in the Wrigleyville rough: Moxie. Less than a block away from Wrigley at 3517 N. Clark, Moxie boasts a sharp 70's decor and the kind of menu you'd expect at a downtown 5-star restaurant, while maintaining all the charm of a Cubs bar. What that means is you can wine and dine in style while watching the game with your friends, your special someone, or Ronny Woo Woo. And when Ronny hears how much you paid for today's Groupon - just $15 for $35 worth of food and drinks at Moxie - he'll probably do his signature gleeful back flip.
While most Wrigleville specials exclude Cubs home game nights, you can use this Groupon during any game. Moxie is a hot spot before and after Cubs games, and there are even plasma TVs for watching during the games. But game-watching won't intrude on the classy dining experience. Ever want to enjoy a Cubs game looking fine in your little black dress instead of your pit-stained Ryan Theriot jersey (I'm looking at you, the actual Ryan Theriot)? Moxie is exactly the place for dressing to the nines while enjoying the game. Many Cubs-themed weddings' brides and grooms first laid eyes on each others' elegant Cubs tuxedos and Cubs-sequined frilly dresses at Moxie - you could be next. The swanky 70's wood panelling and pro-Cubs atmosphere will have you feeling sharper than a Steve Stone pitching mechanics observation.
Moxie's delicious small plates menu boasts an amazing assortment of gourmet dishes best experienced when shared with a group of friends. We recommend the Kahlua Mashed Sweet Potatoes with honey-ancho butter and the chili-marinated Satay Chicken with red curry peanut sauce and tamarind-honey glaze. The Lobster Rangoon is seemingly adored by all Yelpers, as well as Chicago Reader user reviewer Chip Dudley, who described it as "a delicious, deconstructed take on the Thai classic...huge chunks of lobster mixed with cream cheese and Grand Marnier, then placed on a bed of roasted red pepper, which itself floated on a red pepper coulis." Lobster Rangoon isn't the only Moxie favorite tickling web users pink. Moxie's Yelp page shows a 3.5 star average and plenty of fans adamant about the classy atmosphere, tasteful cocktails, quality service and creative menu:
- "I absolutely love Moxie. Good food. Excellent drinks. The hottest staff in all of Chicago. I definitely consider it the gem of Clark Street." - Annie G.
- "Food is amazing.... I mean really, I haven't been this impressed in a while. The lobster rangoon is amazing." - Mariana P.
- "Best tapas meal ever!" - Nana H.
- "Such a diverse menu, there's something for everyone here!" - Ren H.
2-3 small plates will fill you up, while leaving you with enough Groupon money to try a few of Moxie's amazing drinks. The beer selection offers you anything from game-time Millers to top quality options like Rogue Ale. Metromix best described their cocktail selection as "culinary cocktailing" - each drink is a tasteful composition of fine ingredients.
You know the feeling of desperation after the 7th inning stretch when it dawns upon you that you won't be permitted to drop another $7 on an Old Style? It's torturous, not because the self-loathing that comes with an obstacle to $7 Old Styles nearly bring you to tears, and not because you can't last until to the 9th inning without a beverage, but because you need an empty can or bottle to throw at the opposing team. At Moxie, you can enjoy delicious martinis well into extra innings, and then spit the olive pits at Dodger legend Tommy Lasorda, who Moxie kidnapped (using only a lollipop and a windowless van) and caged to satisfy their patrons' sadistic urges during Cubs' losses. If you're concerned that the Lasorda torturing rituals might interrupt an otherwise classy evening, worry not: All the torture is mild (mostly psychological). Get your Groupon.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 21, 2009. Amount paid never expires. 1 per person per check. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.