Location:

65 Ridge Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
(518) 409-8060
http://www.morganrestaurant.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Morgan-Co-Restaurant/704564282930540

Hours:

Tuesday to Wednesday, 4 to 10 p.m.
Thursday to Saturday, 4 to 11 p.m.

Morgan & Co. is owned by husband-and-wife team Steve Butters and Rebecca Newell-Butters, both with some serious chops in the kitchen — Steve has appeared on the Food Network’s Sweet Genius and Rebecca won the Food Network’s reality show Chopped in 2009. They both were working as chefs in Boston but came to Rebecca’s hometown to open Morgan & Co. in the historic McEchron House. You can read more about them in this recent article, or on their website, which lets you make a reservation online.

Be forewarned: This is definitely a place where you need to make a reservation. They’re busy!

We’ve had some great conversations with Becca about vegan cooking, and this woman knows her stuff. She says she loves cooking vegan, and took excellent care of this Glens Falls Vegan on my visit to the restaurant. Bartender/waitstaff Jeff Kocher volunteered a list of vegan options that Becca had told him about before I even had a chance to ask, and instead of feeling like a weirdo, I felt like a VIP.

Regular vegan menu items include:

  • Hummus Platter to ShareHummus, olives, salads & warm pita $15 — Note that it normally comes with feta, so you’ll want to let your server know that you’re vegan.
  • Moroccan Couscous with Tofu & TempehSimmered zucchini, summer squash, carrots, Brussels sprouts, curried cauliflower $18

On the night that we visited, there were also nachos that we could have ordered, and we decided to order a side of sea salt & sage fries ($7) and weren’t disappointed. It’s definitely worth asking what might be vegan that night since the menu is subject to change.

This hummus platter (pictured above) is no ordinary hummus platter. There were at least four or five different kinds of hummus, along with two different kinds of breads to dip, some delicious veggies, tasty olives and fried chickpeas. These folks go above and beyond. The Moroccan Couscous plate was enough for two meals (we brought some home) and was fantastic, with plenty of veggies, a separate boat of sauce so you could add your own, and big planks of tofu and tempeh.

This is a fantastic place to go as a vegan in search of a real quality meal, created by chefs who love what they do and who really know food.