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Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe
Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe

Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.morrellwinebar.com
  • Phone: (212) 262-7700
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., bar until 11:00 p.m.
    Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, European
  • Executive Chef: Juan-Carlos Mendoza
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Main dining area can be closed off for a party of 30. Mezzanine dining are can accommodate up to 30 stand-up reception & up to 25 sit-down.
  • Private Party Contact: Todd Simon or Anna-Christina Cabrales (212) 262-7700
  • Special Events & Promotions: Parties of 6 or more will require a credit card number to hold your reservation. 24 hour notice is required for all cancelled reservations secured with a credit card. If you are unable to honor 24 hour notice, you will be charged a cancellation fee of $25.00.
    For private events contact Todd Simon or Anna-Christina Cabrales at 212-262-7700

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 49th between 5th & 6th Aves
  • Public Transit: Rockefeller Center
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: The nearest public parking garage is located on 48th st. between 5th ave. and 6th Ave
A word from Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe
Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe serves more than 150 wines by the glass, the largest selection in New York City, and an extensive selection of rare and hard-to-find bottles, making it a prime destination for wine lovers from around the world. With views of Rockefeller Plaza, and during the winter holidays, the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, the upscale wine bar also offers globally inspired bar bites, innovative cocktails, and a selection of aged, large format beers from around the world. Join us this summer for wine on our newly redesigned terrace in the heart of midtown's beautiful landmark. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "We had dinner here and ate outside since the weather was nice. It is wonderful to see Rockefeller center.They have redone the interior. I preferred the old decorating, but the food is every bit as excellent as ever. We accidentally hit restaurant week and had a bargain 3 course meal for $38."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Perhaps it was the heavy traffic we got stuck in on the way to the restaurant or maybe the rainy weather or maybe the loud group of 10 we were seated next to, but I was not overly impressed with this restaurant. The food was good but portions were small. The wine list was impressive and all four of us truly enjoyed our glasses of both reds and whites. Servers were friendly and knowledgeable. I guess I should have expected it to be "touristy" given it's Rockefeller Center location. I would stop in here for a glass or two of wine again if I happened to be in the area, but would not plan another dinner there."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We ate at Morrells 2 weeks ago and found it disappointing. The location opposite the Rockerfeller Plaza is great and the service from our table waiter and the front of house was exemplary but we were overwhelmed with the prices for mediocre food. I had a pumpkin, cheese and walnut and rocket salad which was predominantly a bowl full of rocket. The few bits of cheese and pumpkin were very small and sparse on the plate and the pumpkin pieces had obviously just come out of the fridge because they were freezing cold and pretty tasteless. My husband had a duck dish which was similarly presented - on a dish full of salad with very little duck on the top. Overall, I would say this restaurant is not worth the money it charges."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I'm so glad that they brought back the steak salad."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I came here during restaurant week for lunch. I am not a wine drinker, so I cannot speak about the wine. Food was alright. The menu could be improved. Best thing was the friend I lunched with and that we sat outside!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "From start to finish our dinner at Morell Wine Bar & Cafe was superlative. We received a warm welcome from the maître d, our server was very pleasant and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed the crab appetizer, followed by the most delicious carbonara ever and a perfectly prepared steak. Ice cream medley dessert and delicious wines. Fantastic; can't wait to return."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food, services, ambience and diversity of wines was great"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Sat outside with two others and we split 4 smaller dishes (the meatball sliders, flat bread, stuffed mushrooms and pulled pork tacos). All very small portions - enough for three girls as we weren't that hungry, but too expensive for what we got. The stuffed mushrooms were so tiny as well as the tacos. It was a nice view of Rockefeller Plaza and the service was good, just won't be going back."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Great place to escape the hustle and bustle. Great food and amazing service"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Enjoyed every part of our lunch. I would recommend Morells to anyone visiting NYC"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We arrived early and they sat us immediately at a great table outdoors on a perfect summer evening. Attentive and friendly service, hostess was extremely friendly and answered questions we had about some art work out on the Plaza, food delicious and not run-of-the-mill. We had a two minute walk to our show at Radio City. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We loved the outdoor seating and of course, the location is great. We each ordered a different salad and none were really special. I'd had the kale salad before and enjoyed it, but this time the leaves were huge and difficult to eat. Our waiter seeemed distracted and had to keep returning to the table to ask us again about our order. Maybe just an off day ...."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Good food, great wine list, good service. Great location at Rock Center. Convenient to Midtown/Times Square."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I had lunch with my friends who recommended Morrell's, and I am glad they did. I was the first to arrive, and I was seated without any hesitation. Most places make you wait until the entire party arrives. The prix fixe three course lunch was amazing, and the prices of wines were quite reasonable. I would definitely come back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I live in Long Island, and traveled out to Manhattan to finally try Morrell Wine Bar. I am happy that I did, because this place is well worth the visit. The food they offer is delicious and fresh. However, the best part of the visit was interacting with the staff. The server was thoughtful, attentive, and anticipated our needs.Our meal was carefully paired with exciting wines for each course by the sommelier, Anna. Each course - Anna chose different pairings for us,that complemented our meals and personality. It was amazing to see the execution of such a large wine by the glass list (153 offerings).I recommend Morrell Wine Bar to anyone who enjoys great food and especially wine. The wines offered are rare, approachable, and high quality."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This is my regular place for lunch and it is perfect every single time. Service is outstanding and every staff member is professional, food is always amazing and they are always very quick with everything. On a warm day you can enjoy dining outside and on a cooler day you can have a table upstairs for more privacy! "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I have been to Morrell several times and each time is better than the last. The wine is always delicious. The staff is knowledgable and friendly. The atmosphere is great indoors and outdoors. It is perfect for dinner or just to stop in for appetizers and a glass of wine. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Went here for the first time with a friend for an early dinner and was very happy with our experience. The wine list was extensive and quite impressive. The staff is very personable, warm and welcoming. And the food was great and offered a lot for a NYC winebar. Definitely a hidden gem in Rockefeller Center -- We're certain to come back again soon. Thanks for everything!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Great place to meet friends for lunch....great locationn and very knowledgable barmen. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "When we first arrived we were the only patrons inside the dining room. It took several minutes for our waiter to greet us and take our wine order. Many more minutes before we received our wine and were able to order. We ordered small plates which came rather promptly - but our entrée orders were delivered to another table that had arrived after ours and they proceeded to eat them and then complained it wasn't their order! Our waiter never explained the delay in our order which I assume had to be remade resulting in an even greater delay. We had to ask to order more wine, wait again and eventually decided to not even try to order dessert."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "When visiting Morrell's for the 1st time we were very disappointed with the food and ambience after reading Tripadvisor. We requested a good table when booking but were put at the back near the kitchen entrance. Morrell's was not busy, therefore this would have been possible."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I met a friend there for lunch, fun place but the food was just average. I had the ahi tuna salad, and the tuna tasted too fishy and not much flavor. While my friend said his cob salad was good. I think the price was high for what we got. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Central location and friendly, attentive staff. I will be returning"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Nice remodeling of the place, the wine list is still spectacular"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "You would think that because Morell's is located at the Rockefeller Center, next to NBC studios it could be a tourist trap but it is not. Wine list is excellent (unless you wanted wine from Portugal which they didn't have). We sat outside on a beautiful sunny day. Hostess was friendly and attentive. Food was good, although we (party of 7) went mostly to drink wine. Only complain would be that our waiter looked a bit annoyed that mostly had wine. If you mind tourist looking at you like a caged zoo animal, get a indoor table or sit at the bar, ambiance and service inside is great too, specially at the bar."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Be aware of the napkins, they leave noticeable white marks on black trousers. Food was OK."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The food here was beyond superb. The wine list is extensive and a product of people who know about wine. The staff bends over backwards to accommodate the customer. I will return again and again and again! The BEST!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "It was just remodeled and the décor was nice and clean. Service was wonderful and gave my friend and I a chance to catch up. Not too noisy and food was just right. Good place for business meeting too in the Rockefeller Center area."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great little spot in the midtown area with a great wine selection."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Nice view of Rockefeller center Great wine list. Service slow"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The servers were very nice and accommodating. The food was relatively good for a touristy area. I would say the menu is limited and the place is more for people who want to get a drink with little finger foods."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "This used to be a sneak away treat. A pretty setting with vast wine selections and yummy food. Not anymore. They were out of my first three wine choices - the food was in edible and the staff barely cared. We were in and out in 30 minutes - and stopped on way to theater for another meal"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Been coming here for yrs. from Philly. Will & Jusus' rock!! Wine bible is terrific, food great, location on Rock Center perfect & outdoor lunch super nice. Food is very good but we come back for Will & Jesus' and the fabulous wine!"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "On a wintry Saturday, Morrell Wine Bar and Cafe provided a tasty meal of soup and salads (the warm Brussels Sprout salad is especially good). I'd give this place a higher rating if the bread were more interesting. I'm kind of a bread freak and Morrell's is pretty ordinary. We had the featured Chardonnay and enjoyed it very much."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "It was packed in the front bar when we entered and I worried our res would be lost or that we would be squished in among the revellers but we made our way in to the hostess and were seated promptly. The staff was warm and friendly and provided me with a varied gluten free menu. Nice large wine list too. The bustle of the front bar was easily ignored in the dining area and our food and wine were great! It's right in Rockefeller plaza, has great food and service and I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We had dinner at Morrell the day after Christmas - wanted to take a quick trip to NYC to see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center and enjoy the holiday spirit. Found Morrell on Open Table and loved it! They actually had wine from the Finger Lakes region of New York on the wine list, which is unusual and a treat. Ordered the pumpkin risotto and spaghetti carbonara, and warm olives enjoyed every bite. Would definitely return!"
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Spectacular food and wine and great service too! What a wonderful location right by Rockefeller Center and the beautiful NYC Christmas tree! A wonderful spot!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Had a lovely, lovely time at the Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe with a friend on Christmas Eve. Great location…close to Rockefeller Center Tree and very nice room…had an upstairs table which I would recommend…wait staff was very helpful….The special ravioli of the day was to die for and the Pumpkin Risotto won the day for me!!! A few glasses of a house red were a nice touch as well…."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Great overall food and service with an exceptional wine list."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Great place to dine anytime but especially during the holidays. Exceptional wine list, spiced walnuts were yum and and the Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert was fantastic!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013