The Morgan Dining Room

The Morgan Dining Room

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.themorgan.org/dining
  • Phone: 2126832130x
  • 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: Dana Calbo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering by Restaurant Associates
  • Special Events: The Morgan Dining Room will be participating in NYC Restaurant Week this summer. Please join us for our $25 pre-fixe lunch!
    We will be offering two appetizers; your choice of Salad with Summer Peach, Maytag Blue Cheese, Arugula, Candied Pecans, dressed with Apple Cider Vinaigrette or Chilled Tomato Soup garnished with Spicy Pickled Cucumber. Entree options will include French-Cut Bell & Evans Chicken with Sunchoke Purée and Minted Fava Beans, Sweet Pea & Bacon Risotto, or Pan-Seared Salmon Salad served over Mixed Greens, Roasted Strawberries, Goat Cheese and Toasted Almonds, White Balsamic Dressing. For Dessert please enjoy Cherry Cobbler with Tahitian Vanilla Ice Cream or Chilled Affogato with Hazelnut Shortbread and Nutella Gelato.

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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The Morgan Dining Room reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (24)great for brunch (14)special occasion (12)neighborhood gem (10)fit for foodies (5)romantic (4)kid-friendly (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Outstanding Food Meets Romance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at he Morgan with the most wonderful lunch prepared by chef Dana Karbo. The room itself is elegant and old-world yet not dark and musty like so many places billed as old world. We sat by the marble fireplace and were treated like royalty. Every course, from the corn chowder to the gnocci to the black bass was lovingly prepared and tasted amazing. The gnocci was so light, it melted in our mouths. The blueberry panna cotta was to die for. We will return, and soon. Why wait for another special occasion? It's too good.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Really very good!
    Chemmac
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Of course the big attraction here is seeing the Morgan Library's incredible collection, added to on this visit by treasures from the Bodlean Library of Oxford University. That said, the quality of the food was quite fine. We were very pleasantly surprised, expecting just a serviceable facility for visitors to the collection, but considering that this was Pierpont Morgan's mansion, nothing less than the best of everything would have satisfied HIM! The dining room is quite plain, but no one needs to be impressed by the decor here.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great day at museum
    Miangiabene
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I took two friends for their birthday and they were very pleased and we all enjoyed excellent food and service. I certainly would recommend a similar day to anyone who asks me what I think would be a great day to spend in NYC.
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    great for lunch
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  • Lunch & the Marks of Genius Exhibit
    Admirer
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The octopus salad with frisee lettuce and dressing were just superb! The exhibit was magnifent too for it's antiquity, rarity, breadth, and quality.
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    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • went for Restaurant week...
    CSRNYCVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I combined a trip to the Morgan Library with the dining room and was disappointed by the selection in the RW menu. I ended up spending twice that for regular menu items. The meal was marred by testing the fire alarms (twice). It was surprising that my waitress had not had the opportunity to taste desserts on the regular menu, so she could not guide me.
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  • Museum lunch
    Gwennie
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Weary from stRing at artifacts? Stop by this lovely space for a lunch, nicely served, perfect lunch menu, with interesting light drinks! All in all a lovely experience!
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EaterVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great service food. Not much atmosphere even though in the original library- very modern and cold
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    special occasion, great for lunch
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  • JoanVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    There were about 5 tables with patrons -service was slow. - the waiter was on his first day - nice guy- very affected to a point where you felt it was silly. Food took forever - salad was just fair. I have eaten there twice before but not in the past 2year- and enjoyed it in prior experiences. Just missed the boat this visit
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  • Great lunch find.
    Liebesaffaere
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Wonderful spot for a special lunch, or splurge after visiting the museum. The service was fantastic. The food was amazing. It has a small menu, so check it out before you go. But the limited selection means everything is done really well. The reason for 4 star in ambience is that I thought there should be low music playing or something, otherwise it is wonderful to be eating inside the townhouse.
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    special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disapointed !
    Ireland
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    My experience was far from satisfactory. The service was slow. Salmon portions were very mean. The one dish I hoped for - lobster salad - was unavailable despite our arriving well on time for a 1.30 reserved seating. I would not recommend this restaurant.
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  • Pleasant break in pleasant day
    Eatlikewolves
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The Morgan mansion is grand, the exhibits lovely. Add lunch in their dining room and you have a perfect New York visit. The mushroom soup was excellent; a nice earthy taste. The staff were helpful and pleasant--and accommodating. My guest had requests for changes to the described meal and those changes were graciously made.
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    great for lunch
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  • Dispiriting space and food.
    particular
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Room projects the worst version of old white men museums. Expensive stingy food. The seats are too low for the table.
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  • Secret Oasis
    fancynotfussyVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Although I have frequented the Morgan Museum many times over the years, I have no idea how I missed this genteel little oasis. We had a lovely and serene lunch - fabulous food and excellent service. I want to return for dinner. Great little secret find. Hope the word does not get out. Also, Fridays are "free" at the museum - really nice way to wind down after a grueling week and plan to check it out this week.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment
    BoswellVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This has been one of my favorite restaurants for years but on my recent visit I was very disappointed. The menu which used to be interesting and creative has been dumbed down to a very plain, generic list of offerings. Although I was there for lunch on a warm day the dishes were generally heavy, dinner food. The kitchen was very slow: it took over 40 minutes to get our order which put pressure on us to get to work on time. And the service was very poor. While we waited the 40 minutes for our lunch we could hardly get the attention of the lone server in a half full dining room to get a roll. I don't expect to go back any time soon.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 53 reviews are from the The Morgan Dining Room reviews archive.
  • Elegant, quiet retreat
    nopretence
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The Morgan Dining room is an upscale restaurant, sited in the historic room of the JP Morgan town house, adjacent to the library museum. The original fireplace and tall ceilings set an elegant tone. Service was friendly and accommodating. The lobster salad was tasty and generous. Great spot to bring out of town visitors, who seek a quiet spot.
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    special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    like2eat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were there for brunch and I had expected to be able to order from the lunch menu ... so the selections were limited but everything was good. The service was very good and our waiter even chased us down in the museum to return my credit card which I absentmindedly left with the check.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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  • Nice cozy place.
    tkim
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The space is small and a bit of a fishbowl, but the food at our brunch was universially praised and service was attentive. Recommended.
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    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Morgan Dining room charm
    Libraryun
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The dining room has more ambiance than the open-style cafe room, with proper tables and art on the walls. I came with two friends and we had such a lovely time! We chose the prix-fixe brunch and were worried that it might not be filling. No worries.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Civilized Brunch/Lunch Spot
    MMTK
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Glad to find the Morgan Dining Room in Murray Hill, where not much is available. The museum is very smart not to charge admission fees for those who just want to dine there. The menus (we were looking for a place for brunch/lunch) looked wonderful on their website, so we decided to go there. We were going to a family event there in the afternoon -- it was all the more convenient. The food was beautifully presented and prepared. Every item was delicious! I said, "This is not your neighborhood diner!" The ambiance is elegant, but not stuffy. Wonderful services, too. Will be back!
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    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
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  • dustoff9
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Reservation went smoothly,with appropriate e-mail and phone followup. Everyone at the Morgan Library was pleasant and informative. The dining room is white and eclectic....wonder what the original woodwork looked like at the time. Service was efficient and pleasant although our server lacked the finesse and nuance of opening and serving our nice Pinot noir wine. Food for both of us was excellent,with lovely presentation .
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    Great for Lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter celebration
    Pablo
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The dining room is nice & airy but smaller & a little "sparser" than I imagined. The waiters were attentive but the food & drinks were a little slow in getting back up to the dining room for some in our party. I don't like to be rushed through a meal & so I enjoyed the slower pace; but it was a little slow. Everyone enjoyed their brunch selection.
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    Great for Brunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for visiting parents
    JHen
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I took my elderly parents here while they were visiting New York, during a visit to the Morgan Library & Museum. It was quiet and the menu had a selection of pretty safe items, so they were happy.
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    Good for Groups
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  • lovely and quiet.
    ChristineIsPinkVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ethereal Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    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.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great all round its a secret
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Great all round its a secret gem and one everyone should try. Great food , service and atmosphere,good for ALL occations.
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    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • great food and service to match
    LarryBVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Great ambiance
    Mssp
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    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.
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    great for brunch, romantic
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  • Morgan on a Friday afternoon
    MaryW
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • Relaxing with good food
    cmole2
    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.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went to the Morgan Dining
    carfan77
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful and sofisticated
    fourthousand
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    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!
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    great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was excellent, prompt,
    BDjf
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Service was excellent, prompt, attentive but not rushed or hovering. Food presentation was delightful, but bland to the taste.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient to Penn Station
    RobinNYCVIP
    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.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Very nice brunch followed
    FoodEVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Very nice brunch followed by jazz music in the courtyard. Tasty food, good service - a nice way to start Sunday afternoon.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • excellent
    lili
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    It was very nice to feel like a guest of j p morgan and dine in his dining room. The steak was amazing
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet
    Jimny
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    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.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • grown-ups welcome
    booker
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    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.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy Long Afternoon
    LocalGourmet
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The room was lovely and we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    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.
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  • An Elegant Brunch / Lunch
    Cathy
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.