- Alexa Reed, Associate Editor, Dallas Business Journal


Canadian chain Moxies has unveiled a new look for its restaurant at The Crescent in Uptown Dallas, a project that began last year.

Located in suite 140 at 100 Crescent Court, the restaurant spans 10,200 square feet and now takes on a “warm interior,” according to a Feb. 28 announcement. The restaurant offers seating for 300 guests including a wraparound patio.

A spokesperson for the restaurant said Moxies Dallas completed renovations in phases to prevent the restaurant from closing completely.

Joanne Forrester, president and chief operating officer of Moxies, said the fresh look exudes “modern glamour and easy sophistication.”

A June 2023 filing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation indicated the scope of work included replacing wall, floor and ceiling finishes in the dining, lounge and restroom areas. The estimated cost for that phase of the renovation was $904,990, according to the filing. TDLR filings are often preliminary and subject to change during buildout, but they provide some idea of the scope of construction.

The Moxies at The Crescent was the chain’s first U.S. location and opened in November 2016 after Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi brought the well-known Canadian eatery to the market. Since then, Paul Randle, owner of Moxies franchise group Eatz Enterprises, has opened locations in Southlake; Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Florida; and Scottsdale, Arizona.

Moxies’ menu is inspired by global flavors ranging from Scottish salmon to chicken rigatoni. A robust alcoholic beverage menu can be found with lunch and dinner, and the restaurant also offers weekend brunch.

The Crescent in Uptown, which opened in 1986, is a high-end mixed-use development spanning more than 10 acres and 1.3 million square feet of hotel, office, dining and retail space. The office space features three connected office towers and creative office space surrounded by the Hotel Crescent Court and Spa and other onsite amenities.

Other fine dining and casual restaurants at The Crescent include The Capital Grille, Sixty Vines, Nobu, The Crescent Club, The Conservatory, Ascension, East Hampton, Shake Shack, Starbucks and Everbowl. Exclusive retail options include Dallas emporium Stanley Korshak and Loro Lino, a luxury linen shop.