J Morgan's Steakhouse
J Morgan's Steakhouse

J Morgan's Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.capitolplaza.com/Montpelier_Vermont_Dining/
  • Phone: 8022235222x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:30am; Saturday: 7:00am - 12pm; Sunday Brunch: 8:00am - 1:30pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Owner Fred Bashara
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a 4 banquet rooms to accommodate any size party. You may chose one of our menus or work with the chef to create your own.
  • Private Party Contact: Brian Cain 8022235252x105
  • Entertainment: Once a month we offer late night lounging with dance music and snacks.
  • Special Events: Easter and Mother's Day Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tayler Street
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking on the streets and free parking behind restaurant.
A word from J Morgan's Steakhouse
Our award winning restaurant J.Morgan's Steakhouse, not only caters to the hotel guest, it is among the top locals restaurants in the very culinary city of Montpelier. We have become known for our hand cut aged-in house steaks and the freshest seafood available in the region, homemade desserts and large portions. Our expertise in wine and great variety of our own martinis and seasonal drinks makes J.Morgan's Steakhouse a place that you will run back to.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
J Morgan's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (19)good for groups (14)great for brunch (10)great for lunch (7)fit for foodies (7)notable wine list (7)kid-friendly (5)neighborhood gem (5)vibrant bar scene (4)romantic (4)hot spot (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    J Morgans was a perfect place for a celebration brunch. There were 7 of us and Morgans selected a perfect spot to seat us (nice round table) where we could easily carry on a conversation. The brunch was delicious and provided so many breakfast and lunch choices including custom made and served piping hot omelets, pancakes and waffles. The variety would suit any palate even one of us who is vegan. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food
    CooksAtHome
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Our table ordered fillet mignon, ribeye, scallops and mussels. Food very well prepared. Generous side dishes included potatoes, squash, salad, and cauliflower. Great meal! Due to physical limitations we needee to sit at a table rather than a booth and the hostess accomodated us. Very busy night due to foliage season but service was still very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service not exceptional
    Kingdomcouple
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We love this place but we find the service although not bad, it is not warm and friendly. Our main course came to the table while we were still eating our appetizer. Our server was not engaging and seemed to be going through the motions. We were there for our 20th wedding celebration and chose J.Morgans as it is a special place with a great menu and atmosphere and I think your wait staff is letting you down. To be clear, the wait staff was polite, but did not give us that special dining out feeling and that we were appreciated as guests and did not make the night special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was good, it was busy and the service was slow and midocre at best
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • don't count on your reservation
    Eclectic
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Food was great. Filet cooked to perfection and very good potatoes, bread and vegetables. Made a reservation 6 weeks ahead for an 8:00 p.m. meal and checked it when we arrived at the hotel at 5:00 p.m.. All was good until we arrived and found that our table was not available. Waited 30 minutes without any real consideration for our inconvenience. At the end of the meal the waiter offered to package a half steak remaining. We accepted, then he forgot to return it to us. Our tough luck. The staff could use a few tips on customer service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but
    Terrifb44
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Reservation asked for special table, offered 1st on near entry with everyone waiting. Then had to wait 20 mins longer. Bread, which is yummy, never arrived til we had our meal & only I had to ask for it. Typically good service & food but for anniversary nite not so much!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lulu
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    On Monday night, Labour Day, it was uncharacteristically quiet. For the 67 year-old me and my sister, that was perfect. On Tuesday night, for my taste it was way too noisy. Luckily I was able to go to the patio. That said, this is a hot spot and that's what makes it successful with a younger crowd. The food although good was not remarkable.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salty, salty, salty
    Sightseer12
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Onion soup only tasted of salt. There was no beef or onion flavor at all. We each only ate a third. Calamari appetizer special was good. Salads were lovely. Cowboy steak was tough. Was brought home in a box for the dog. Filet was good, but dry. Scallops in glaze were so salty they were inedible. Very unfortunate experience. It was a birthday special occasion. Service was very good and we were impressed with the wine list, buying a bottle of Reserve Banfi Chianti to have with dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Okay
    Punkin
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Portions were small for the price. I had the Billionaires Cake which was tasty but the size of an appetizer. My brother had the Cod special and that was tiny as well. My sister's prime rib was great so if you go for the steak then you win. Chris our waiter was awesome.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beyond all expectations!
    NEKfoodie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had the finest dining experience we've had in years,at J Morgan's Steakhouse,on 8/20/14,for my wife's birthday celebration.I highly recommend this establishment for it's outstanding quality food,wonderful atmosphere,and overall dining pleasure.We will be returning soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was our first time at J Morgan's and we both should have ordered steak which was our mistake. While our dinners were good, we didn't order steak which is their specialty. However, the bread and loaded potato chips were to die for! All of the wait staff was amazing and we loved the décor. We plan on returning soon for a juicy steak! We still would recommend if only for the bread and chips!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great Food!
    Waterburydiner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The Steaks are great, always great cuts! My favorite though is the Lobster Mac and Cheese! Nice ambience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MattVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The porcini rubbed rib eye was outstanding-NY City quality. The service was friendly and helpful. The menu is vast and everything we had was wonderful. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful brunch!
    Karen
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Friends have told me about this Sunday brunch and I'm so glad I finally tried it. This is no ordinary brunch buffet. The food is wonderful and includes a mimosa. Great place! I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • J Morgan's makes your day
    Morgansbuddy
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Eat light or go with all the courses never a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUPER GREAT FOOD
    RogerRamJet
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food was an 11 on a 10 scale but most everything else was somewhat of a let down. In my opinion best way to enjoy this place is to have had a few drinks before you arrive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Great anniversary dinner' food and service were great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 261 reviews are from the J Morgan's Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • Overall a fine time
    brat
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    my only sour note, in the ambience of reduced lighting when I looked at the bill, the place which would normally show meals tax was actually some kind of pre-charged tip. We were only a party of 4 and I did not see anything on the menu about this but feel this should have been explained. We had really good service but I added over 20% additional for a tip having added what I thought was the meals tax into the total to calculate the tip. This leaves me with a very unpleasant feeling and although we had a great time, food and service, I will always think of this as an error on their part whenever I think of going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Culinary Meliorism
    SummerMelons
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    J Morgan's is Montpelier's holy grail for food and service. I've eaten there many times for many different occasions and I've never been disappointed in the experience. The food is always prepared perfectly and the delectible desserts are unveiled in a visual wonder. I enjoyed the wild sockeye salmon dish on a bed of sliced, roasted brussel sprouts and fluffy white rice. The flavor and variety of textures were satisfying and the fish was done to perfection. The timing of each course was, as usual, a true art form. Thank you, J Morgan's!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of the Best
    DinerTom
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This is a top of the line Vermont restaurant. Truly something for everyone and all of it first class. Everything is fresh...much of it local...all of it superb. There does not seem to be a weak spot in this classy and varied menu. An experience you won't soon forget. The waitstaff are pleasant and ready to please. The atmosphere is romantic and alive. Try it...you'll be glad you did.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I've heard great things about this place for years. We finally went when my son graduated from Norwich and it was everything and more I had heard about. Great hostesses, waiter and excellent food- from the appetizers to the steaks thru the dessert. We should have gone sooner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had a fun dinner. The place was very busy and lively which I enjoy. Watching the dessert trays go by was great theater. We splurged and had a number of dishes we wanted to try. Great steaks and notable lobster mac and cheese. Wonderful Black Forest cheesecake. Our service was excellent and the kitchen was on point with timing. The place seemed like a well oiled machine making it easy for the waitstaff to accommodate the full dining room.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    TomAndCrystalIsabelle
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    It was actually my birthday dinner. We all enjoyed the time and meals. Our youngest liked the frisbee dish her meal came on. First time for our kids, though my wife and I have been several times. It was a test to see how they'd do. Everything went well, I'm happy to report. :)
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food
    luv2dine
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Food is always good! Lot's to choice from on the menu and specials.. Love there steaks!! Our favorite place to eat. Desserts are awesome and huge!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Again An Excellent Dinner
    Scott
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    As always the food was outstanding. This time it was a little noisier but allright. My only complaint is that they have done away with anchovies for the caesar salad and put some kind of unsalted whitefish on it.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service
    MudseasoninVt
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We typically eat out one night per week, and the food was clearly much better than any of the Burlington restaurants. Plus it's a short drive and easy access from Burlington. We will definitely return!!!!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe I'm beginning to get
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Maybe I'm beginning to get old. Our evening began very nicely until a group of twelve or so people came in a sat next to us. My wife and I could not hear each other talking because of the noise this group was making. Very loud. There's no solution to the problem, but it is the second time in as many visits for us. Couldn't wait to finish eating and leave.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was terrific and the
    Vtfamily
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Service was terrific and the menu is so big that everyone is sure to find something they like! Appetizer--(homemade potato chips) was amazing. Main dishes were too garlicky for our liking. We really liked this restaurant and will definitely go back, but we will be sure to avoid dishes with garlic!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asked for a Medium Filet...
    redsox14
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I order a Filet and it cam out like a brick. I TOLD THE WAITRESS AND SHE TOLD ME YES IT DID LOOK ABIT CHARRED. Why would you bring that to me, and she said it was with my order so I served it. Cook needs training, watit staff needs to be looked at,
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  • Great food, Horrible service
    Beth
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    The brunch was awesome. The waffles to die for but the service from Greyson was pathetic. We waited 20 minutes for coffee while he checked text messages on his phone. Even if the coffee wasn't ready he could have offered water. No champagne for Mimosa's on a Sunday brunch? We just went and began eating after our server never showed back up again. Another server ( cannot recall his name, very nice older gentleman) told us to try the waffles. I am glad he did...they were amazing. Will go back again but will def ask for a different server ....that is if Greyson is even still working there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable!
    MontpelierGirl
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Invited our in-laws to dinner and we had great food, great fun! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to spot for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Always excellent service and food. Wonderful place for business lunch or party. Always friendly and accomadating............
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesom Lamb
    Patrick
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    If you like Rack of Lamb then J Morgan's is a must for you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the best for lunch
    Jarconthemighty
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    First of all, let me say I love going to this place. So you understand that I was amazed about how bad the experience was. First of all, the food took close to 45 minutes (a burger and a chicken BLT special) to get out to us and the place was not really busy. When my friend asked for mustard the waiter came out with an empty container. So, when he came back, she asked for more. Now, he did bring a fresh container but did not take the seal off. Other than that, we were hardly checked on during the course of the meal (and was there for an almost an hour and a half). I will have to give serious consideration before doing a lunch date again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazingly Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food was amazing and our server Emily was very helpful and kind to us we would definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the best food in our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Always the best food in our area, steak, seafood, pasta, a little loud on Saturday night! Make a reservation on weekends!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Enjoyable Dining Experience
    jlvaldinner
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    J Morgans is on the top of our favorites list. Food is always good. Servers are polite and efficient. We have never had a bad experience with the food or the dining experience as a whole - and we have been to J Morgans MANY times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always like it at J. Morgans
    salty
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Always like it at J. Morgans . Although Valentine's day dinner my wifes Mahi Mahi was very salty and it was overcooked(tough) She didn't want me to say anything but I feel that you should know. Respectfully, Stephen Fernandez
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good place depending on seating
    Jarconthemighty
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I love eating here. One of the best steak houses in the area. Had the Valentines special for 2. The only thing I disliked was that we were between the kitchen and the bar so there was a TON of staff walking by (including several traffic jams). I will be requesting a normal booth seat next time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good overall
    Frinitesout
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Extensive menu, good service, huge dessert portions (most good for 2-3 people), high quality food, which gets pricey. 4 adults, one bottle wine, no appetizers, 4 main dishes, 2 desserts, with tip, $200. On the higher end for this area, but again, excellent food and a nice, "treat night" out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.