Blue Morel fka Copeland
2 Whippany Road
Morristown, NJ 07960Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $31 to $50
Blue Morel fka Copeland
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.bluemorel.com/
- Phone: (973) 451-2619
- Hours of Operation:
Breakfast 6:30am-10:30am Lunch Monday-Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm Dinner 5:30pm-10pm Sunday Brunch 12:00pm-2:30pm SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET - includes breakfast favorites, sensational entrees and tantalizing desserts with a glass of champagne, mimosa, blood mary, or a signature cocktail. Sunday Supper 4:00pm-9:00pm SUNDAY SUPPER - features a three course menu for $29 per person, 50% off select wines by the bottle, and allows guests to bring a special bottle from their own cellar at no corkage.
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, Contemporary American
- Executive Chef: Kevin Takafuji
- Dress Code: Smart Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
- Catering: Blue Morel Restaurant is located in the Westin Governor Morris which offers the most elegant space for business meetings, weddings and bar mitzvahs! Accommodating up to 400 guests, we would be happy to be at your service! Call David Lombardi to make arrangements for your occasion at 973.451.2611.
- Entertainment: Two wide screen TV's at the Wine Bar.
- Special Events: Blue Morel hosts a variety of special events including Scotch and winemaker dinners and tastings, wine educational series and number of others. Please call for information on upcoming events at 973.451.2619.
A word from Blue Morel fka Copeland
Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar (Named Top 10 New Restaurants in U.S.) combines the finest seasonal ingredients from local, regional, organic and sustainable farms with the culinary creativity of Chef Thomas Ciszak and Chef Kevin Takafuji. Nestled in historic Morristown, New Jersey, Blue Morel creates a "Farm to Table" experience serving New American Cuisine, Sushi and a Seafood Raw Bar. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a buffet brunch is served on Sundays. Our new Sunday Supper features a three course menu for $29 per person. The Wine Bar offers more than 70 wines by the glass and half glass tastings and is available for receptions up to 25 people. For private dining, Blue Morel features the Wine Room, which seats up to 18 guests. For larger events, weddings and bar mitzvahs, elegant rooms are available to accomodate up to 400 guests.Continued
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Blue Morel fka Copeland reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since July 31, 2014
- Ambiance4Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (27)special occasion (26)notable wine list (19)romantic (15)good for groups (12)great for lunch (7)neighborhood gem (5)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (2)Show More
- DisappointingChrisDined on 12/24/2013The food was not as good as when it was Copeland. Will not be coming back.
- Lovely dinnerXandrarDined on 12/19/2013What a find. We go to the Shakespeare Theater of NJ performances at Drew -- and always look for a place to eat before or after -- and this will be it from now own. The meal was lovely. Well prepared and servered, without being precious. The bar, however, was filled with VERY NOISEY patrons -- so avoid happy hours, holidays if you would like to be able to hear your table companions.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Average at BestOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 12/18/2013I don't have much to say. The crab cakes were not good at all. It was not a good experience and we would not go back
- May Need A Little TweakingJeffCzeislerDined on 12/9/2013We were seated promptly but it was a bit overlong before someone initially attended to us. The noise level actually made it difficult to carry on a quiet conversation. We ordered a Chablis and a Sancerre, by the glass. These were unhappily, much more acidic than they should have been. I asked for a replacement, a Rose, but it was still too tart compared to what it should have been. Soups were presented nicely and were excellent. Our entrees, swordfish and chilean sea bass were excellent as well. The service was good but a bit too slow. The side dishes were polenta and broccoli-spinach with cheese. The polenta, although good, was just slightly too "gluey". The cheese in the vegetable was unappparent. Desserts were lovely.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Business dinnerTim52Dined on 12/4/2013Overall meal was good- 4 different entrees; desserts underwhelmed; service was definitely off- uneven. Big gaps in service and attention.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great experienceBarryDined on 11/29/2013Dining at its finest! It was a great evening between the food and the atmosphere! A must!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fine dining in Morristown.sjgkmgVIPDined on 11/28/2013If you’re looking for delicious food & good service in a quiet setting this is the perfect place to dine in Morristown. My husband and I have enjoyed many meals at this restaurant including this past Thanksgiving. This was the first time we ate out on a holiday and Blue Morel didn’t disappoint.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best Chef in NJmsweetVIPDined on 11/28/2013If you want the best prepared, best plated food in NJ, look no further than Blue Morel. Chef Kevin Takafuji (came out to say hello) takes the simple things we are use to eating and makes them better than anyone. As an example just order a side of roasted potatoes and you'll never be the same. Service can be a touch amateurish, but they are friendly and attentive. Ambiance is wonderful, especially at the bar, and for a restaurant that is on the backside of the Weston Hotel, the decor is quite nice, if a bit dated. I can eat here anytime for any occasion. HIGHLY recommended.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Thanksgiving 2013nj9ironDined on 11/28/2013Husband & wife had Thanksgiving dinner at Blue Morel; a very good experience. We particularly appreciated that they sat adults (like us) in one area, and larger, noisier parties on the other level. Our traditional turkey dinner was very good, and our wine choice was memorable. We'll be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great place to eatsbb87Dined on 11/27/2013I had been to the restaurant before.. Thought the food was terrific. Wentt there for a surprise birthday dinner with friends. They were terrific in keeping the surprise. The ambiance is elegant and spacious. Each plate is removed and new utensils are provided with each course. The waiter was clean in a pressed uniform. My pet peeve is that food arrives cold. The food arrived at the appropriate temperatures. The entree and associated side dishes were hot. I think all the food was great but this chef knows how to do a vegetarian dish. The stuffed squash was delicious. Tired of $$ bland versions of pasta primavera. We ate beet salad, mushroom /viccychoise soup, salad. Salmon, squash, swordfish, pork shank. Wine by glass 3/6 oz choice. Nice.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Parents Night OutD8NiteDined on 11/23/2013My wife and I had a great evening at Blue Morel. We enjoyed a drink at the bar before dinner and then had a fabulous meal. The crab cake and the mussel appetizers were amazing. The broth with the mussels was delicious. I had the Nantucket Bay scallops and my wife had the sea bass. Both meals were perfectly prepared. We will definitely come back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very Happy Indeedphil6184VIPDined on 11/23/2013First time here as this current iteration. Very pleased with the quality of the food. Server did a good job, but it seemed she was assigned one too many tables. The imaginative menu inspires sharing with neighbors, so dinner became a very social event. Great fun!Special Features:
- I thought the food was delicious.OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 11/16/2013I thought the food was delicious. Our server was attentive - overall a lovely evening.Special Features:
- DisappointedMorelVIPDined on 11/8/2013Great when it was Copeland; this has taken a big step down in food quality, service and ambiance. Prices are still very high.
- Not as good as usualKJSelectiveVIPDined on 11/5/2013We've been here more than half a dozen times & usually think the food is delicious. This time it was not great. Rolls were hard. Mushroom soup had texture but not much taste. Glazed sea bass had an overpoweringly thick layer of glaze on it which has not been true in the past. Ice cream was ordered with extra chocolate sauce but arrived with barely a drizzle. Taste & texture weren't good enough to eat. The other dessert never came - the pastry chef explained to us there was a problem with the way the batter had been made. We declined the offer of an alternative after hearing the ins & outs. It seemed to be an off night. We'll give it another try in a couple of months, but it was not what we hoped for (on our anniversary, no less).
- We were celebrating my husbandsOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 11/4/2013We were celebrating my husbands birthday so we had gone as a family. The food is not kid friendly so the kids did not know what to order. Though the chef did make them a pasta dish it was not very tasty at all. The salads we orderd were very bland. But we had the Squash dish that is on the menu and it was very good. For dessert we had the warm chocolate cake which was very good as well.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wide range of choices on theMikeDined on 11/2/2013Wide range of choices on the menu. Great preparation, service and dining experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Simply BlueJoniBeeVIPDined on 11/1/2013Have not been here since it was the Copeland. Very surprised it was not crowded, being a Friday night. We thought about leaving as the drinks were arriving, observing & sensing service issues. The wait staff was not the caliper that would be expected of a restuarant of it's price range. The waitress bordered on passive aggressive...we had questions about the truffles & she had no clue. Clearly she was accustomed to taking straight orders without knowledge of the plates. We had to ask her to ask the chef! She was not attentive & far from warm & friendly. Bus boys & actual food servers were all wonderful, very personable, polite & attentive. Food presentation & quality was fabulous. Not sure if we'll return because of the service.
- Every dish was delicious butNJHomeStagerDined on 10/25/2013Every dish was delicious but the mushroom soup was the best I have ever eaten and I've traveled the world.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delightful eveningLuluVIPDined on 10/25/2013A true find for hotel Dining Outstanding service Food was a delight for the palate and eyeSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Business Lunch FavoriteSheLadyRedDined on 10/23/2013Always a good experience for business lunches. Food is fresh and excellent. Service is attentive and friendly without being overbearing. Noise level is acceptable, although it's good to ask the hostess for a quiet table in case there are large groups on any given day. I have been here when large luncheon groups, or overly zealous girlfriends make the after work cocktail hour intolerable.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The food was absolutely excellent.byghtguyDined on 10/20/2013The food was absolutely excellent. Not as expensive as I expected, but every bit as elegant. Service was superior.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- long waitHomerVIPDined on 10/19/2013has an 8:30 reservation and wasn't seated until I went back to the front desk for the third time at 8:55. There was no room at the bar to get a drink and went we finally got a place at the bar the bartender took another 10 minutes to take our order and make the drinks. We usally enjoy this restaurant but won't be back for a long time after this experience
- Always wonderful!Javagirl328Dined on 10/19/2013My husband & I come here every year for our anniversary. It is a bit pricey so it's a once in a while treat. We get the raw bar appetizer and it is always fresh and delicious. This time we had a sushi roll and that was wonderful as well. The special drinks and their wine list is huge! The entrees are always done to perfection and the desserts are amazingly unique. You can even get your own French press coffee or, if you don't feel like a sweet dessert, cheese and port. It was a little more noisy than usual this trip because there was a small wedding reception in the private area but it was still pretty quiet and always romantic. You will not be disappointed!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- No titleDannyDined on 10/5/2013Wine on the wine not available although the substitute recommended was a winner. Two meals appetizers to desserts , wine over $400 for two so it needs to be exceptional. One meal was prepared much better than the other and food felt like it wasn't quite hot enough as if they we waiting for us to finish our apps. I'd try it again for lunch. The staff was very niceSpecial Features:
- Good, but overpriced, fareSamchildVIPDined on 10/5/2013My 2PM Saturday lunch experience at Blue Morel had highlights and lowlights. Highlights included an excellent quality lobster brioche sandwich with just the right amount of mayonnaise and nice spices and a really nice blue fingerling potato soup with surprisingly perfect complimenting ingredients. Lowlights were the 2PM closing of a hotel-based restaurant dining room and relegation to the bar for food service as well as a lunch bill of almost $50.00. Last I looked, lobster was still selling for historic lows at the wholesale markets, making a $26 price tag for a sandwich seemingly unconnected to reality.Special Features:
- superbOllieDined on 9/28/2013a little note to say how wonderful the Blue Morel is ...fantastic food, superb service and upscale beautiful decor..a winnerSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- an absolute pleasureOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 9/27/2013A great experience. The steaks were very tasty. The rib-eye had a smoky quality that really set it apart. Just when i thought the dinnercouldn't get better, the dessert jumped out at us. Fantastic. I also had no idea they were going to do this, but they asked if there was an occaision when confirming the reservation. They wished my wife a happy birthday when we arrived, and brought out a platter of desserts for her with "happy birthday" written in chocolate script framing the top. Above and beyond. A bit pricey, but not if it were in Manhattan. Worth the cost though. Recommend this highly for a special occasion.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Last minute surpriseMotownResidentDined on 9/26/2013We decided that afternoon to finally use a gift certificate and were able to get a reservation, which we arrived 15 minutes early and were accomofated. There were people there, but we had our own little area and our server made us feel like we were the only ones there. They started us with the famous pretzel bread (that Copeland had me hooked on), we had the cold corn soup and octopus to start, both were fresh and delicious. For dinner, I had the scallops and my date had the chilean sea bass. The scallops were tasty and cooked to perfection, but the sea bass was absolutely divine! For dessert we split a hawaiian coffee, strong! The blueberry cobbler was yummy too, but the corn ice cream wasn't great with it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The crab cakes and potatoMyshiVIPDined on 9/14/2013The crab cakes and potato soup were fantastic. Service was wonderful, we would definitely return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- a good "spread"RoxanneDined on 9/8/2013The shrimp and the lox are really good. also the complimentary mimosa. Was disappointed in the "prime rib" (overdone and tough) and that the salmon ran out about 1:30. A veal main dish that I have had in prior visits is better than the beef. also, only one of the desserts was house-made and the "bought" things like eclairs were not very good (e.g., it is not "real" whipped cream but rather some aireated thing.) Best enjoyed in a group of 4 or more so you can relax and converse between visits to the buffet.Special Features:
- terribleterribleDined on 9/7/2013what can I say but service was terrible and food was awful
- Blue Morel is a StarkcqbinVIPDined on 9/7/2013We had a marvelous dining experience at Blue Morel. The food was divine. There were four of us and we all agreed about this. The tables are spaced well so that you are not on top of your neighbors. The decor is very beautiful. I would like it even better if they turned up the lights a little more. . It is so nice to have such a wonderful restaurant close to us in New Jersey. We look forward to our next visit.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Went well at Blue MoreljerseyboyDined on 8/31/2013Sea Bass is great. The crab cakes are excellent- truly crab without filler. Chicken is done well. Nice wine list. Desserts are tasty but the "pie" was a tart and the ice cream skimpy.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great food, service so-sodavidpDined on 8/26/2013Given the highly polished appearance, the reputation, and the prices, I was a little disappointed in the service here. The restaurant wasn't very crowded but after being seated and giving us some menu suggestions our waiter went to service a large group seated nearby... and (almost) never returned. We had to flag him down for bread, to order, for dessert, for the check, etc. However, the food was great and with just the right touch of creativity! Crabcakes without the usual breadcrumb outer layer, instead a thin crisp lightly infused with horseradish. The tuna was perfect, served over a tangy fruit preparation with a side of ham hash.Special Features:
- This review is only for Brunch...ether1Dined on 8/18/2013came on Sunday around 1PM for brunch.... place seemed nice and quiet...not too many people. Good selection of typical brunch buffet food. For some reason I thought there would also be some selection from the menu available, but it was only the buffet. The service was polite and attentive but couldn't "test" them in terms of knowledge of the food. Kind of silly to ask about the omelets or scrambled eggs with bacon...right? Somehow felt a bit disappointed only because I thought that for a place of this caliber Sunday brunch would still include some menu items and not be just strictly buffet style.... May want to try again for dinner to get a real sense of what this place is about...but don't think I would come back for Sunday brunch...sorry.
- Always excellent!malofroVIPDined on 8/17/2013We come to Blue Morel for special Occasions and I have never been disappointed. The food from the appetizers to dessert are consistently excellent. The cinnamon-chili Chilean sea bass is one of my favorite entrees, it bursts with flavor and continues to delight with each bite. The wait staff is very attentive and friendly. We always enjoy our evenings even when it isn't a special occasion.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- This place is a consistentlyOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 8/16/2013This place is a consistently a gem! Been here several times and the food is always great. The menus change seasonally and there are always new surprises that include fresh local produce and farm fresh proteins, well prepared. If you like healthy food that is well prepared, this place does not disappoint. Even the bread basket has some unique treats including wafer thin, papadam- like crisps. The bar scene is always lively with a mixed-age crowd. As this is part of a hotel (Westin), the restaurant and bar attracts both local and out of towners. The drink menu includes drinks with unique natural ingredients along with the spirits.Special Features:
- What A Gem!OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/16/2013After discovering Blue Morel a short time ago and falling in love with it, we decided to take my daughter, a connoisseur of red meat and aspiring young foodie, to light up her taste buds. Mission accomplished! The lamb marguez meatball is fabulous, as is the chilled corn vichyssoise. The beef tenderloin is pure magic, so tender you can almost cut it with your fork. And it's a big piece of meat too. The 20 oz. ribeye steak is also a wonderful choice. Kudos to the kitchen for cooking the meat exactly how you want it. There is so much more to try at Blue Morel and we have barely scratched the surface. The wait staff is made up of foodies who love their job. Ask them about wine pairings for your meal. They won't disappoint. BM is a new fave.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- An excellent restaurant in a hotel.NigelDined on 8/14/2013Don't worry that the restaurant is in a hotel , the blue morel is a first class dining experience. The food was an excellent and the service attentiveSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.