We got married in Cannon Beach this Spring and chose Morris' Fireside as the place to have our Friday night rehersal dinner because it adverstises a private dining room that can be booked for events. We called, emailed and visited to see the room in advance. We dealt with 'Jonathan' the apparent manager. Months in advance he confirmed that the room was available on the particular date and collected a cash deposit from us. We then communicated with him dozens of times about the time, menu etc. It was not until the day of the event, when we arrived early in the day to drop off the wine that he took my mother in law aside and mentioned that he had actually double-booked the room by mistake and that we would have to have our party in the main dining room. When confronted about this he apologized and reluctantly agreed to close the dining room to other diners so we could at least have privacy for our party, albeit in a smaller, awkwardly-shaped space. When we arrived it was clear that he had not closed the dining room, but instead put up a screen that created a visual barrier but did nothing to cut down the noise or traffic from other diners. On the night of the event Jonathan was nowhere to be found. His staff, the waiters, did an admirable job and the food was fine. The management of the place, however, was altogether unprofessional, by concealing their mistake until it was way too late to change the location of our event and generally being deceptive and sneaky. For these reasons Morris' will never get my business again and I strongly recommend they not be patronized.
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