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“Excellent food, disappointing service”
Review of The Grille at Morrison House - CLOSED

The Grille at Morrison House
Price range: US$19 - US$50
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Cross street: King Street
Transit: King Street Metro
Reviewed 14 August 2013

We reserved a table for a Saturday evening and arrived on time, only to find a wedding party being moved from the piano room to the separate dining area. We managed to catch the eye of a passing waiter to let him know we had reservations, but after a brief computer check, he disappeared and never bothered to seat us. The maitre d arrived after several minutes and apologized for our wait, but this was not a good way to start our dinner. If you're going to book a wedding party for your rooms, build in some cushion time for regular diners.

After being seated along with three other couples that were waiting, we found that only one waiter had been assigned to the entire room. The maitre d explained that he would be helping out, and he was very courteous, but that didn't help us get our drinks and food any faster. The meal itself was excellent (seared diver scallops and Amish chicken are must-haves), but it was difficult to get the attention of the waiter since he was serving the entire room.

For the price this restaurant is charging for drinks and food, we found the service below par. Not happy with the staffing or the reservation timing.

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Thank TrailRunner125
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

we went on NY Eve - food was wonderful but we were treated like second class citizens because we did not have a reservation. Then again, the restaurant had seating, so make a guess. This was our last try that night since we had not planned to be in town but got snowed in. We ate and went home

Thank FormerChicagoGal
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

The quality, service and presentation are excellent. The food preparation is perfect and the sauces and sides go wonderfully with the entree. Just exceptional and a must.
Halibut and scallops perfectly cooked.

Thank jjp76
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Very nice dinner, food was excellent. However, unless a fan of Kareoke, make certain your reservation is early enough that you will be through with dinner before those festivities start up at 9:00.

Thank 358keenanj
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Reviewed 17 June 2013 via mobile

Great little grille inside the Morrison house hotel. A small boutique hotel, where they have turned some of the rooms of the original house into separate dining rooms. Cuisine is French. The chef treated us with a small welcome appetizer, followed by some sorbet to cleanse the palate. The Cesar Salad is lightly grilled. While tasty, I didn't particularly care for blackened lettuce. The Salmon entree was fantastic. Perfectly cooked and very tasty. All bottles of wine were 50% off, which made it more affordable. The room was very tightly configured with the maximum number if tables that could be fit into this space. It was a less than crowded evening, so it worked for us. I would imagine it could be a bit noisy with a full house. Service was good, although it took quite some time to get the check once we were done. Nice location for a small, intimate group, no more than four people.

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