One of our favorites.

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As we were randomly driving around Vermont we hit Montpelier, the capitol, and remembered there was a fabulous high end restaurant we’d enjoyed on previous trips.

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Welcome to J. Morgan’s Steakhouse.

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A fabulous place that’s actually part of a hotel. It has a very retro, 1920’s, prohibition era type feel….

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And we hit it at the perfect time since you can rarely get in without reservations.

Apple cider mule?

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Don’t mind if I do.

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It was 3:00pm… but since we hadn’t eaten since breakfast, we decided to be tacky (really) early birds and go straight to dinner. Do not pass go. Do not collect two hundred dollars. Which kind of sucked because this place can be pricey.

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A marvelous wedge salad with maple bacon and homemade blue cheese for me, the prerequisite French Onion soup for the spouse.

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The rack of lamb was tempting but I opted for the jumbo shrimp scampi instead.

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Good call. It was scrumptious, with just the right amount of garlic and wine.

And because we were in a steakhouse?

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The filet mignon with burgundy reduction for the husband.

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We basically had the whole place to ourselves, just a few customers scattered here and there. And those amazing lights?

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Made sure the rare filet my other half ordered was definitely that.

If you’re ever in Montpelier? Be sure to stop here. You won’t be disappointed.

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23 thoughts on “One of our favorites.”

  1. Ha! I’m an early bird as well, I kind of have to be because I go to bed around 8:30. But….oh that food, I’m already hungry just looking at it. Steak, very good and rare just like I like it, but the shrimp scampi looks soooo freaking good! Yes, yes the light, the atmosphere.but the food!

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  2. We eat dinner at 6 pm unless we’re going out. In those instances, the earlier the better because around here – especially on the weekend – you’re in a wait queue for a table from 6 on. And in some places, at that point if you can’t reach something you can just ask the stranger next to you to get it for ya.

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    1. When we travel we get up early and are on the run all day. Always too much to see and not enough time. By 7:00pm? We’re beat and ready to chill back at the resort. We rarely do late dinner.

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