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The Morgan Dining Room

The Morgan Dining Room Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.themorgan.org/dining
  • Phone: (212) 683-2130
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday–Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm
    Saturday–Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Joel Oberlander
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 36 and 37 Ave
  • Public Transit: B, D, F, M or 7 to Bryant Park. 4, 5, 6, or 7 to Grand Central, 6 to 33 St
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Manhattan Systems Parking is on East 37th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues.

    Champion Park is located on East 36th Street between Madison and Park Avenues.
A word from The Morgan Dining Room
The Morgan Dining Room's menu draws inspiration from early-twentieth-century New York City cuisine. Guests dine in the original Morgan family dining room, located in the restored nineteenth-century brownstone
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Diner Reviews
  • "Had a lovely brunch with 2 girlfriends. We started with the burrata, which was creamy and subtly savory, presentation was so pretty. We then had the eggs benedict, the French toast, and the crab cake (sans prix fixe menu). The food was delicious and well-prepared. For dessert, we had the butterscotch pudding (ok, but you're not missing out by not ordering it) and the apple tart (which was was wonderful). The service was very pleasant but a little hands-off. Would've appreciated being checked on and having waters refilled a little more promptly."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The glass wall juxtaposed against the pillars gives this intimate restaurant an ethereal quality that is quite lovely, especially if you've gone through the museum already and marveled at the home itself, as well as the library collection."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This is the perfect, upscale atmosphere for a quiet and enjoyable lunch. I have not been for dinner but I imagine it would be a great place to really impress a date."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Great all round its a secret gem and one everyone should try. Great food , service and atmosphere,good for ALL occations."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Went to the Morgan Dining Room for the first time at the recommendation of a business friend who wanted to try it. Four of us, great service, excellent food, and an interesting atmosphere - austere, but upscale. Interesting history to the place, too."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This is a gem. The location, inside the building housing the Morgan Library, creates a relaxing ambiance. The tables are far enough apart that you feel as though you have some privacy and noise levels were conducive to conversation. The food was surprisingly good. Great black been soup and salmon carpaccio, both in abundant portions. Service to match."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Great food and ambiance. Service extremely slow. Got the prix fixe special and never received the final course of tea and cookies. Not a big deal -- but we should have received it. Just a bit disappointing. Very "museum chic" atmosphere and good food. Nice place for beautiful people to look beautiful and get some good food. We were there for brunch with well-behaved children, if I was the server I would have turned over the table a LOT quicker."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My friend and I wanted to see NY on a weekday. After walking through Grand Central Station and following the "Library Walk" on 41st Street, we headed to the Morgan. We first went to the dining room and were met quite cheerfully by the receptionist. She quickly arranged a lovely table for us near the fire place. Our waiter was attentive and we ordered a bottle of Winemaker's Pinot Grigio that accompanied our very tasty Salmon dish. It was a perfectly lovely afternoon in a city oasis! I plan to highly recommend it to family and friends!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Brightly inventive dishes, thoughtful service, small but unusual wine list, impressive desserts - all adds up to a most relaxing dining experience."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I felt very at home, yet the beautiful architectural details and great service made me feel as if I were in the private club. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Service was excellent, prompt, attentive but not rushed or hovering. Food presentation was delightful, but bland to the taste."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Very nice brunch followed by jazz music in the courtyard. Tasty food, good service - a nice way to start Sunday afternoon."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Had a group of out-of-towners coming in via Penn Station for a Sunday afternoon. We had a lovely brunch in the dining room. Everyone enjoyed their brunch and there was absolutely no pressure to vacate our seats. There are things that could be improved. I miss the original menu and the house-made non-alcoholic beverages. The prix fixe mimosa was tiny. But the location and the ability to spend hours inside (dining, museum, gift shop) made for a very easy day."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "It was very nice to feel like a guest of j p morgan and dine in his dining room. The steak was amazing"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Perfect for getting caught up with an old fried you haven't seen in while, a business lunch or lunch with a few friends after going to the museum."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Lovely alternative to other restaurants near Grand Central Station. The food was very good, the ambiance somewhat old world, quiet and mature. And a stealth introduction to the Morgan Library."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Despite slow, inattentive service and a server pouring water on my cashmere scarf (and no apology), my friend and I enjoyed this classy salon style dining room. Despite the small room size and closely placed tables, you don't have to worry about overhearing loud conversations coming from adjacent tables. The room was nearly full, but no party was talking in typical irritating New York volume and tones. It seemed that this restaurant's regulars are classy, well-mannered intellects, and it was my first pleasant, elegant Sunday brunch experience in the city. Food was a surprise; it was extraordinarily delicious. It definitely worth a long wait. Furthermore, you will forgive absentminded serving staffs' manners and leave here with a big smile."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "You can't beat the atmosphere in the Morgan dining room. Food is average but a nice spot to stop and visit the museum."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The room was lovely and we had a fine table next to the marble fireplace. However, the service was inattentive and pokey. Moreoever, the food was very ordinary. I ordered poached eggs. The first batch were virtually hard boiled. I brought this to the attention of the hostess (couldn't find our waiter) who promptly arranged for a new order. They were also hard boiled. For these prices, I expected a lot more."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "This beautifully decorated former private dining room of the Morgan family is a well-ordered luncheon venue with a small but select menu of delicious items ranging from soup and salad to hot entrees suitable for lunch or dinner. The wine list is good with a middle carafe selection between glass and bottle that is perfect for a museum visit luncheon."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Not enough separation between tables. Charming room, but jam-packed with close encounters that don't encourage private or business conversation. I try to reserve one of the few separate more private tables. One of them which is near the fiireplace has the disadvantage of being too close to the open service door so that it is drafty for the person sitting in line with the door. Had the rissoto this time. Anticipated the soft blend charater of a rissoto. But there were lots of small pieces of vegatable and cheese pieces mixed in which overwhelmed the amount of the experience of a rissoto for me. I would suggest mixing either smaller chunks into it or less of them. How about a few more reasonably priced entree dishes on the lunch menu?"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We had a group of five people and the venue was great. An easy place to find for people coming from different parts of the city. Service was a little slow but not bad, and food was terrific. A lovely lunch-brunch option to the hustle of other restaurants. Plus the museum is wonderful."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This is the original Morgan dining room at the J.P. Morgan Library and Museum. The service is impeccable and elegant moderately priced prix fixed brunch and lunch are available."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The quiet, simple but elegant setting made it easy to hear one another, while the food - from appetizer of salmon carpaccio, to the main dishes of risotto and broiled salmon - provided taste, visual appeal and "comfort" on a wicked cold day. Best of all were the desserts (butterscotch seems to be the dessert chef's favorite flavor) which positively dazzled."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Elegant and cozy, this spot is the perfect place to have a relaxing brunch and cocktail before of after enjoying the exhibits at the Library. The food, ambience and service were top rate."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "JP Morgan's own dining room! What a treat! The menu is limited but the food is fine. However, the management is totally inept, the waiters not trained at all. Don't want to know your name, just don't pour water in my wine glass or drop the roll. The menu offers wines and dishes themed to the current exhibition (as many museum dining rooms do)--but they were out of the Raven wine (Poe exhibit) and apparently failed to communicate this to our waiter. How can you run out of your best-selling item? Also, when we left I forgot my scarf and fur hat. Went to the bookstore. When I realized it and went back, the items were on the floor. No one had cleared or noticed in 15 mins. Tsk-tsk. Understaffed. Good place to go, just don't expect much."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Wonderful haven for great food and relaxation. Our server was delightful, food outstanding, and we will go back often."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Our waiter was friendly and efficient; the wine, a Chianti, very drinkable; the main dish, a risotto with mushrooms, squash and brussels sprouts, was unusually good, the best restaurant risotto I can recall in a while."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "I was looking forward to an elegant dining experience but I was very disappointed for a number of reasons. One colleague arrived first and was seated at a low, lumpy banquette. There were many tables open so, she asked if we could have one with chairs. She was told that you needed a reservation for that. When I made the reservation there was no specification that I should request a table with chairs. We were never served bread although other diners received it. I asked for a side order and the waiter said he would check on it but never did. There was one table with chairs open the entire time we were there. All of this led me to believe that the Morgan dining room is not really geared to the public but rather to its own wealthy donors."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "and friendly service. A great place for brunch, or a special occasion. The crab cake topped with fried egg is special, and the frittatta was even better. The Morgan is a wonderful, open, beautifully designed building. The waitstaff throughout the Morgan are outstanding people."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "The Morgan Dining Room is a lovely setting for lunch with friends. Our waiter was very attentive - and even knew the subjects of the portraits that hang on the walls of the Dining Room. His service was unobtrusive and not at all rushed. I felt that my guest and I would have been welcome to stay and talk all afternoon had we wanted to. I dined on a Butternut Squash Risotto, which I would recommend highly."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Salad was supposed to have arugula. We were the first diners at noon and they were out of arugula. Ordered the lentil soup which tasted like it was from a can. In years past, we have very much enjoyed the Morgan dining room. However, the menue left a lot to be desired."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "The Morgan Dining Room's brunch service is my favorite in NYC. The dining room is refined, quiet -- a nice respite from the noise and energy of midtown. The food is always delicious and reasonably pricing, the service is very good and you can enjoy the company of your tablemates without the buzz of others at their tables. Perfect way to get a slower paced weekend started, especially during the bustle of the holiday season. Will be back as often as I can be."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Great space, atmosphere, food and service makes it one of best museum restruants in city."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "We enjoy eating brunch at The Morgan before seeing an exhibit there (Morgan Library.) Most recently, once again, we were not disappointed. Eating there before viewing the collection is not only very convenient, it's a very civilized way to spend an afternoon in the city."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "Lovely restaurant in a nice setting. Very limited menu with inattentive service. Would not divide the bil as requested (in thirds) which was rather annoying!"
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "Well done venue.better than average "museum" food. I would recommend. a couple of more choices on the menu."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Your ambience, service and food did not justify your price."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "What a lovely experience dining in what was once Morgan's original dining room. The atmosphere is tranquil, the service is wonderful and the menu features a nice variety of meals. The brunch menu included Cinnamon French Toast (which I had), chicken salad, soup and much more. As for drinks, the menu offers plenty of options. The apple cider margarita was one of the best cocktails I've enjoyed. There were even new cocktails inspired by the recent Edgar Allan Poe exhibition. The menu changes slightly with the seasons. Great way to round up a morning spent perusing inspiring art! Cheers!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "An elegant dining space In JP Morgan's old house gives a great atmosphere. Food is good, service attentive. A great place to bring your out of town visitors to show off a very stylish side of Manhattan."
    Dined on 11/3/2013