The Morrison House revisited…

On a slow holiday weekend I decide to give the Grille at the Morrison House a second chance to win me over. The cozy piano bar/grill side of the restaurant is more than enough to set the stage for a great meal. Our party orders two appetizers, which our fantastic waiter, Martin, deftly separates into two servings so everyone at the table has access. Escargot in a garlic butter sauce are perfectly cooked and delicious. Steak tartare, unusual in its consistency, but flavorful and strangely addictive, is topped with a fried quail egg. I personally would have preferred a raw … Continue reading The Morrison House revisited…

Ambience isn’t everything….

It is Mother’s Day. I want to visit the Grille at the Morrison House for brunch. We’ve tried to dine here so many times for special occasions and have yet to experience this Old Town treasure. So finally I am really ready to enjoy the day and expect a great experience. it just didn’t happen. Not today…probably not ever… When a restaurant rests on its laurels and a captive audience, it becomes an overpriced cliche. First issue is that the website says Mother’s Day pre fixe menu AND a la carte is available, which makes me very happy because I … Continue reading Ambience isn’t everything….