About 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.

100 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
Tayler Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(802) 223-5222

Website:
http://www.capitolplaza.com/Montpelier_Vermont_Dining/

Parking Details:
Parking on the streets and free parking behind restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Owner Fred Bashara

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: (802) 223-5252 ext. 105

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Easter and Mother's Day Brunch

J Morgan's Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (25)
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Business Meals (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Bar Seating (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Casual (9)
Cozy (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Authentic (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Great Beer (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Fun (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

I always enjoy J. Morgan's. The food is of high quality along with the meal presentation. The wait staff are friendly, knowledgeable, efficient & have a good sense of humor. Thank you.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Our server was helpful and to the point, and then was enigmatic and a hoot to finish! House salad is classier than most and tasty. Ribs were outstanding, fish of the day could have used a little more flavor but quality was terrific. Dessert should be shared among four; inspired comfort food and the size of half a cake pan. Scotch list is primo.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great food and atmosphere! You will not be disappointed!

Tags: Tapas, Healthy, Good for Groups, Authentic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Seasonal, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We love this restaurant and bring all of our special friends here at every occasion we can. The service is excellent and the food is always perfect!

Tags: Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was very good - as always, however it is very overpriced. I don't go to this restaurant very often anymore because of the high prices.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were there for lunch the Food was excellent make sure you try the chips with the cheese app. To die for! On this day the staff seemed out of sorts or were understaffed. We arrived on time for our reservation but ended up waiting for 15-20 to be seated . Something was definitely amiss this day. We will return in spite of the confusion as the food was good.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was excellent and the portions were large. The waitress was friendly and attentive which made dining experience very enjoyable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our favorite restaurant and huge desserts even on the kids menu

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food and service were very good but not worth the price.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Mary was our waitress and did an excellent job as usual.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was GREAT !!! The food & service were fantastic ! We will be definetly going back .

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

By far the best restaurant in the area food ,service and atmosphere excellent.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Best buffet in Vermont. Delicious entrees. Inexpensive. Our server, Brooke, is the best — friendly and warm hearted.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

As you’d expect the steak at a steakhouse was amazing. But equally joyous were the fruit de mer, stunningly fresh and delicious and the duck dish, sumptuous and savory.
Venture off the steak side of the menu to the other beautiful dishes.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Very loud. Service terrible. Left dirty plates on the table and had to ask to have the water glasses refilled. Had to chase the server down for everything. Worst service I've ever had at a restaurant ever. Food was very good but leaving the dirty dishes on the table well beyond when we were finished was very annoying

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere. Just happened to find this restaurant and was excited to have the whole Maine Lobster. All we can say was that the food was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We always visit JMorgans when we are in Vermont on vacation each year. This year was no different and we would like to say that our server Amber T was amazing...we were lucky enough to have her on the several occasions we dropped in (a steak dinner, appetizers after the movie, cake and drinks on the patio one afternoon) and she was always wonderful. Her personality and service made our visits there even more enjoyable.

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Wonderful dining experience! Staff was very prompt, attentive and professional. Food was excellently prepared and visually appealing. Can't give it high enough ratings!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

We came from Montreal for a week of vacation and reserve by internet our table for my husband' birhday at J Morgan's steakhouse and it was a very warn night and we ask for a table outside and it was very nice. The food was good and our waitrees Amber was very attentionate. If we go back to Montpellier we will surely go back there

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This was our second visit to this restaurant this summer. Our service was excellent amd my meal was delicious! I especially like the signature salad. I ordered the strip steak which was cooked medium with a pink center and cooked perfectly. I also had the garlic smashed potatoes which is always a nice compliment to the streak. I would recommend dining in this restaurant if you are in the Montpelier area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Enjoyed the brunch very much, food was delicious and mamosia was great. Would certainly go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The food is always excellent; they have good drink specials, and the service was fine. It is always a bit noisy and for a nice restaurant, it annoys me that they start to clean up (vacuum, etc.) while there are still customers in the place, but I will go back anyway. It is basically the fanciest place in town.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Went there for our 50th wedding anniversary special dinner. Food, service and atmosphere was excellent as always.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We were not seated until almost half an hour after our reservation. Also, the drinks are consistently weak every time we visit. For the price of the meal, you should be able to taste the alcohol in your drink.

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

I cannot recommend. Food was OK. Heavy handed with the salt. Noise level was deafening. Not from screaming children or diners, just loud noise. Could not carry on a conversation. Overpriced. They need to institute a dress code. I was embarrassed to be with business associates. We dressed casual but were unprepared for baseball caps, bare feet, stained/dirty jean cutoffs, sleeves sweatshirts. Not a pleasant experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

They gave away our table when we were 8 minutes late. The service was slow, the description of the food not accurate.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Chris was a GREAT waiter , very attentive and relaxed in a busy atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

The best seafood and the garlic bread was the best we've ever had anywhere! We can't wait to go back and eat again! 5 stars!!

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

As usual the food was great.
We had reservations for a Saturday evening @ 7:45
Service was good, but the restaurant was not crowded for a Saturday night
It took awhile to receive our drinks
My wife ordered the Pesto Scallops and I ordered the Mediterranean Chicken
We enjoyed both dishes

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Good value for the rather pricy options, as my dining companions concurred vis-a-vis their dry-aged steaks, though we all agreed that the sodium level seemed over the top for most items, with the house salad unnecessarily salty due to a too-liberal garnish of olives; the Fred's style calamari suffered from the same misguided enthusiam for salt. Ditto the garlic bread; the dredging with Parmesan was overkill. My gin martini was dry, as requested, but not cold enough, and skimpy, with a full half-inch of glass showing, and no dividend. 😥 My companions enjoyed their beverages. As for my entree: the pesto pasta had little to no discernible pesto flavor, and too much/ too oily sauce, but the scallops were succulent and delightful. Did not have dessert, but on previous occasions I have enjoyed several sweet options. My companions were completely happy with their entrees. The service was exemplary (thank you, Trevor) and we were seated and served promptly despite a crowded dining room. I have no trouble recommending J. Morgan's Steak House, with a high-sodium warning!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Phillip our waiter was phenomenal. Best veal chop ever, desserts amazing.Espresso and cappuccinos great ! Attention to detail , presentation was beautiful.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Other than the seating being a little confused at first, the service was very good and everyone enjoyed their steaks. We were there for a 9 year old's birthday who wanted to go to his first "steak house" and the waiter was very good making the boy feel comfortable. I observed a casual bar scene that is probably good for grabbing an easy cocktail with friends. It is attached to a hotel almost across the street from the statehouse so clearly this is where much of their business comes from, but they didn't seem to be getting too lazy on the food out put as a result. The menu was pretty classic and the food came out as expected so there's not much to take away from five stars there. I would recommend and if the opportunity arose I would go again.

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Your child can olso enjoy train running in this restaurant ;)

Tags: Healthy, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

One word can sum up my dining experience and that word would be wonderful, I hope to visit again really soon.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We go there on special occasions from our camp, would go often if we lived there

Always a great meal with wonderful service

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food selection was huge and everything we ordered was delicious! Service was polite and prompt. We had a great meal and a great time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We enjoyed several tasty small plates as an entrée and a classic burger. Service was good. Staff were very pleasant. Dining on the street-side terrace was great. The weather was perfect. Reasonably priced. Overall, very enjoyable. Give it a try!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food is always good and consistent, they have 5 stars service. Booths are very comfy for 2 people or a group. You'll still have privacy even when it's busy.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Great staff and always amazing service good family spot and always great drinks

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We were all happy with our meals; the presentation was beautiful and the portions were large. J. Morgan's has an extensive menu, so I had a terrific vegetarian meal while my son had a steak that he said was delicious. The only minor drawback was that the service was a bit slow, even though the restaurant wasn't busy (lunch on Saturday). I've noticed this at other restaurants, that there may not be enough staff because they're not expecting a crowd. Besides this, we were happy with our experience and will go there again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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