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28 W. Main St. (Erwin St.) Send to Phone
Derek Morgan takes good cooking beyond its usual confines.

Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED D. Morgan's, Cartersville, GA

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED D. Morgan's Restaurant Review

: Historic downtown Cartersville got a major facelift when owner-chef Derek Morgan, a native son, returned from out west to open his eponymous establishment. Cleverly retaining many of the old appointments---including the richly burnished old heart pine flooring---and installing simple fixtures results in a romantic ambience that also works for business dining. Savor a lobster bisque or a soup of roasted mushrooms centered by a thick slice of foie gras. Dishes come on appropriately heated (or cooled) plates, just one of many details thoughtfully monitored. Grilled scallops with mussels and an apple curry broth are first-rate. Duck is a fixture, sometimes appearing in an appetizer where confit dots plump house-made gnocchi. A thick Niman Ranch pork chop comes pink as ordered and is tender and juicy. Vegetarians are well cared for on this menu, with nicely dressed salads and a daily vegetable plate. All desserts made in-house under the care of Meredith Grace Morgan beckon for attention, with interesting flavors everywhere. The Key lime pie comes atop a gingersnap crust, a tasty variation. Check out the five-course tasting menu, a good deal at $55 per person ($75 with paired wines). The wine list is probably one of the best in the neighborhood, and, although it’s missing some elements we wish it had, offers good choices for this food at fair prices.


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