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Logan's Bar and Grill

EastCoastGurl Jun 25, 2012 01:34 AM

Wandered in here last February during that Thursday when it was gorgeously warm and sunny. I was visiting a friend and wanted some local food for dinner and this place is part of a chain of restaurants which he had been to before, just not this location. Had a great beet salad as well as the crab cakes...both were apps on the menu. No attitude over that since some places make you order an entree during the dinner hours. My date had a chopped salad wih chicken breast and it was massive and satisfying. Sat at the bar since we did not want to wait for a table (it was packed) and the bar staff were a blast! Ordered a great bottle of red wine chosen with the recommendation of the highly opinionated bar staff and they didn't blink when I asked for ice cubes to chill my wine. Throughly enjoyed food and experience there. I'd go back in a Toronto minute.

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    Steve Jun 25, 2012 10:40 AM

    "some places make you order an entree during the dinner hours"

    I have never experienced that before with ordering a la carte. I go to plenty of places and order appetizers. How can they make you order a main course?

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    1. re: Steve
      EastCoastGurl Jun 25, 2012 08:07 PM

      I'm not from Washington but here in Toronto, some smaller places do not like it if you do not order an entree during the dinner hours. They can't make you order one of course but it can be unpleasant. I just had dinner at a place that charges $6.50 to "share" an entree if one was not ordered for everyone at the table. So would you pay the fee or order up in this situation?

      1. re: EastCoastGurl
        agarnett100 Jun 26, 2012 06:45 AM

        $6.50 to share an entree - do they give you a bigger portion?

        1. re: agarnett100
          Elyssa Jun 26, 2012 08:53 AM

          I've had "split plate" fees before---they almost always mention this on the menu though. They usually give you some extra sauce, sides, veggies etc.

          1. re: agarnett100
            EastCoastGurl Jun 27, 2012 08:49 PM

            I do not know if you get a larger portion...personally I doubt it. They have a large sampler platter and the sharing fee is mentioned in relation to this. Since I was not ordering that platter I was surprised when they invoked it on my order.

      2. woodleyparkhound Jun 25, 2012 04:49 AM

        Do you mean LoganTavern?

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        1. re: woodleyparkhound
          EastCoastGurl Jun 25, 2012 08:02 PM

          Yeah, sorry about the name. Logan's Tavern which is across the street from a Whole Foods.

          1. re: EastCoastGurl
            woodleyparkhound Jun 25, 2012 09:23 PM

            I haven't had the items you mentioned at Logan Tavern (not Logan's), but the food I've had there has been quite ordinary. I do love their do-it-yourself bloody marys at brunch, though. The place is often crowded, so clearly a lot of people like it. It's cheaper than a lot of other nearby alternatives, which is a contributing factor.

            1. re: woodleyparkhound
              agarnett100 Jun 26, 2012 12:00 PM

              I have to agree with woodley I stop in soon after they first opened its not something I would go out of my way for

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