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Mar 4, 2012 02:52 PM

Morgans on Danforth

I've been three times now and am planning on making a fourth time happen. Mostly, I've been there for beer. They've got a good selection of Ontario beers on tap (mill st. flying monkey, king) and a rotating cask beer (yesterday was great lakes something or other). Service is friendly, it's got nice decor and the menu options look pretty interesting. BUT, I haven't eaten there yet. Has anyone tried it out? And if so, what's it like?

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  1. Where on Danforth is this place?

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    1. re: Herne

      1282. Just east of Greenwood. North. side.

      1. re: grandgourmand

        A relief. I seldon go east of Pape.

        Currently getting familiar with the Brass Taps just east of Logan.

      1. re: foodyDudey

        Thanks gg. Looks very interesting. Not a big pub person but that burger sure looks inticing. I will def check it out.

      2. I've eaten there twice. Food both times was very good but I find the prices a little high. First time I had liver and onions, and I can't remember the second, but perhaps a burger. I read a review somewhere that said "four star food at five star prices", and I concur with that. However, if I didn't have kids, I be there every night for the beer!

        1. Good food, high prices. I have heard the owners comment that they are positioning it as a "bistro" rather than a pub. They also have a (to me) fair sized wine selection along with the many beer choices.

          Since I like to eat more than I like to drink, I don't go here that often. But, service is great and the (somewhat pricey) food is tasty. The burger is really good. They also have a late night menu with some cheaper choices (burger, nachos, etc.) which is offered after 10 pm? I think?

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          1. re: Pincus

            Yeah, I noticed the prices were a bit on the high side, considering the area.

            We were there after ten and ordered the wings and fries combo. The wings were pretty good, but my friends wanted medium instead of hot, which I prefer. And the frieds were thick-cut and meaty. I liked those a lot.

            1. re: grandgourmand

              Perhaps the prices are high *because* of that area. There are a lot of seedy bars in the neighbourhood, and to carve out a different clientele, price is one way to do it...

              1. re: SNACKeR

                Yes, that is their clear strategy.

                1. re: Pincus

                  I don't find the beer prices unreasonable - just the food.

                  1. re: mariecollins

                    True. Unless one goes mad and orders one of the premiere bottles.

          2. My wife and I used to be regulars at the bar that existed before Taps and Tales. We have been to Morgans a couple of times and yes the food is good but it is too expensive to be a regular hang out. The beer selection is good and the food is pretty good and varied. I have tried the wild boar pasta and it was really good. I cal also vouch for the burger, good and tasty. What is missing from the menu is anything healthy. There are few salads or anything without red meat. If you are a local it is worth a visit for dinner.

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            1. re: Kooper

              So wanted to like this place and we might have except for a couple of OMG please don't tell me you are doing that moments from the owner behind the bar.

              First mistake - said owner is outside on his hands and knees scrubbing the entrance way when a couple walk in. One introduces him to her friend and owner goes to shake her hand then stops and realizes and says "oh better not, my hands are dirty" DUH! When he's finished he goes behind the bar and picks up at least 2 or 3 items, including a beer mat before he actually goes and washes his hands.

              I wanted to run but decided not to make a scene because a. our meal has been ordered and b. he is not waiting on us nor is he in the kitchen thankfully.

              Next hubby sees him polishing glasses with a small towel and he takes the same towel and briefly stops to scratch his face and quickly gets back to work polishing the glasses. I kid you not.

              I mean seriously.....this happened. Part of me feels badly writing this but on the hand I feel they have it coming. It's just not right.

              I dunno - should I have pointed it out to him. I thought about it but didn't. But it still annoys me that people in the food industry have no clue. Do I want his face wiping a towel that I might be drinking from?

              Another thing - he's moving clean glasses around with his fingers all around the insides. Blech.

              Sorry Morgan's I will not be back.

              p.s. It's too bad because that omelet was pretty good!!

              1. re: millygirl

                if only you knew what went on inside a restaurant's kitchen.
                the face scratching thing is absolutely nothing in my books.

                1. re: millygirl

                  Was that the older guy with the wavy hair?

                  Anthony is the best thing about the place.

                  1. re: millygirl

                    Wow! He must have been having an off day... I've eaten at Morgans a couple of times now, and I've had no complaints! I've been served by the older gentleman with glasses before, and he did a great job. The burgers are fantastic...