The Morrison — Bye bye Scottish, hello craft burger

By Shontel Horne

The Morrison
Forget what you thought you knew about The Morrison—a modern pub in the heart of Los Feliz. The nearly two-year-old eatery has boldly swapped its Scottish fare for a burgers-only menu, ditching meat pies and fish and chips in favor of burgers and burger-like sandwiches. The Morrison Filet Burger is vying to be LA’s best, and does so simply with seared filet mignon, port salut cheese and mild marrow butter. Meat-free options are just as rich: the braised-portobello Shroomer and the quinoa and squash Atwater Veggie are equally flavorful and hearty, and a beer pairing is listed with each sandwich to take the guesswork out of finding a complementary ale, stout, or pilsner. The side dishes will steal the show if you let them, particularly the fried brussels sprouts topped with crushed hazelnuts and the delicately crisped maui onion rings, but if you leave before trying the mildly addictive, pillow-soft butterscotch bread pudding topped with a heaping ice cream scoop, it’s no one’s fault but your own.

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eye for design
Modern and moody, the masculine grey décor mirrors the serious-yet-inviting menu. The oversized booths are separated by single metal chains and the L-shaped bar nearly stretches across the entire length of the restaurant.

sip on this
The Scottish cuisine may be gone, but the extensive whiskey menu is bigger and better than ever. The bourbon, rye, and single malt options are staggering, featuring more than 100 varieties from Japan, Ireland, the US, and yes, Scotland.

decibels
Low

hours

Sun–Thu noon–midnight; Fri–Sat noon–1 AM

price range

$8 (Cheesester) to $15 (Morrison filet burger)
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