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Logan Tavern - what to order?

woodleyparkhound Dec 7, 2011 07:10 AM

I'm going out with friends for a celebratory dinner at Logan Tavern this weekend. I haven't been there before. Does anyone have any particular recommendations about what to order or avoid there? (Cocktails included!)

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    kathleen440 Dec 7, 2011 08:11 AM

    My favorite appetizer is the ginger calamari. As for entrees, I've had better luck with the simple stuff - sandwiches and burgers. The fish entrees aren't bad but can be inconsistent.

    Have fun!

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      katecm Dec 7, 2011 09:59 AM

      Agreed. It's a fun place, but not a notably delicious place. Unless you require meat, the portobello mushroom sandwich has been the standout for me.

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        Snd485 Dec 7, 2011 10:36 AM

        I agree. Order the ginger calamari! I've only been to Logan Tavern once and I can't even remember what entree I ordered but I do remember the calamari. Best calamari I've EVER had. That reminds me that I need to go back!

      2. woodleyparkhound Dec 8, 2011 06:30 AM

        Thanks very much for the comments. The ginger calamari will definitely be ordered! If anyone else is interested, I'll get the large size. I was considering the burger, but now I'm leaning toward the portobello sandwich. I don't require meat - only deliciousness, whether it be vegetarian or not! :-)

        Any thoughts on cocktails?

        I'll report back...

        1. woodleyparkhound Dec 11, 2011 09:28 PM

          This is my report back on Logan Tavern. I got the ginger calamari starter. I didn't like it as much as I'd expected. It was too salty and a bit greasy for me. For an entree (we'd gone to a party with a huge spread of food not too long before we had dinner, so I wasn't very hungry) I had crab bisque. Again, I wasn't too impressed with it. It was in a tomato-based sauce, which I didn't think worked all that well. It was just OK.

          Funny thing though, my friend who was here from out of town noticed their "construct your own" bloody mary menu for brunch, so we ended up going back there today to check them out. I thought their bloodies were excellent, and $8, which isn't bad for that area. With the bloodies, we shared wings and a grilled cheese sandwich. The sandwich was so-so, but the wings were quite good and served piping hot. Another thing, I was surprised at how busy they were at 3 p.m. for Sunday brunch. There was a 20 min. wait for a table.

          While I can't recommend them for dinner, I think they are great for bloodies and wings at brunch, if that mood ever strikes you!

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