Morel

4.7
713 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Rustic Elegance
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4.7based on all time ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
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CindiW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I travel to Milwaukee once a yr and getting Morel's is the highlight of my trip!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

They were out of the one fish entree at 7:30. The Flat Iron steak entree was mediocre at best and the salad served with it was over dressed and too salty. Certainly not worth the $32. Price. We will not return nor recommend Morel to others

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well paced dinner with great cocktails an delicious walleye dish Morel remains a superior and consistent source cr for dining .

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vipWarren
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was delicious! The morels on polenta appetizer was amazing!

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Oden
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with seasonal ingredients. Cool atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fresh and delicious. Absolutely will return.

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vipajn12
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, family friendly atmosphere, top notch food, and staff that amongst the best in the community, look forward to returning again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so friendly! Warm atmosphere and really nice touch with some sparkling wine to toast to my sweetheart’s birthday!

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visitors
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We hadn't been to Morel prior to our visit. We live about an hour and a half away and only get to
Milwaukee a couple of times a year. We enjoyed our food and the ambiance was a pleasant surprise.
The only negative was the noise level was a bit high, but noise is a factor in my enjoyment (or lack of)
in many of the restaurants that we visit. We will be back, but there are many good restaurants in the
Milwaukee area.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing as were the drinks. We had a lamb carpaccio that was incredible! The manhattans were made so well I was forced to repeat the order. One of us had Trout and the other Short Ribs. Everything was prepared to perfection - seriously.

The noise for a while was just over the top until a table of 8, 4 couples left who were literally yelling. The only thing that was a complaint was the noise. Completely distracting.

Waitstaff, timing of the meals and drinks were absolutely perfect.

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vipsmallportions
Seattle
59 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far one of the very best restaurants in Milwaukee. The chef is both extremely talented and creative. Everything is great. The food, the atmosphere, the wait staff. I can’t wait to go back soon.

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AmandaO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beat service I’ve had in all of Milwaukee. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. And fantastic food. Get the short ribs!

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Foodiechick57
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Over all, Morel was a great experience!
Will definitely come back. Appreciated the quick service and response to an issue that we had. Great place for a special occasion.
Food was stellar and made me and my husband very happy!

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Joann
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best recommendation from our waiter---the trout; It was delicious, and everything else as well. Can't wait to come back...

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vipsmallportions
Seattle
59 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful dining experience. The food is creative and delicious.

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MaxS
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Good place but expensive. Rare food and not for everyone.

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vipEdwinaR
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We saw the 4.9 rating in Opentable and thought this cannot be true. The whole experience was outstanding. We were in town from DC. Edwina R.

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AlexisS
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our server was lovely and our apps and drinks came quickly, but it took us over an hour to get our main course which was concerning. The food was then slightly cool and a bit disappointing.

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vipRichJ
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Did not enjoy the food, went away hungry after spending $200. The wine was good, and service was good. Dessert was dark chocolate cake which did not taste like chocolate at all, so it was disappointing after a so-so appetizer, salad, and entree.

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LaurenS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant!!! This was our first time there, and we loved everything about it. We are already planning a return trip with our next door neighbors.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, environment, and food. Loved the lamb carpaccio, something I normally wouldn’t have tried. They butcher all of their own meats so we went outside our comfort zone and was delighted. Leg of lamb and duck pasta were also fantastic.

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LaurieH
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My food was over salted on the main, a vegetable dish with squash. The appetizer was good though.

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KMombo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Milwaukee! 👍

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vipVisitingMIL
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

chef's table! what an experience! impeccable food!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The food is so fresh and flavorful. The staff is so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. The atmosphere is relaxed. It's our absolute favorite restaurant!

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vipTortugita
Milwaukee
82 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cheese board and flatbread starters were great for a group of 5 to share. Everyone was pleased with their entrees - I loved the slightly spicy lamb ragout. The stellar salted Carmel pyramid shaped mousse was the outstanding finish!

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Katie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We overall had a pleasant time at Morel with some bright spots and one disappointment. We came in on a Friday night at 6 and were seated immediately. Our servers were affable and knowledgeable about the menu. We had a special mushroom fricasse for an appetizer which was the star of the night. For mains we had the lamb leg and pork chop. The lamb went over well, but my pork chop wasn’t butchered well and was quite under. I didn’t notice until a few bites in unfortunately as the lighting was so dim. I noticed how hot pink the meat was when I paused at the chewy texture in the center of the chop and then looked carefully for confirmation. We ended up not bringing it to the staff’s attention at the time, but I’m sure had I they would have addressed it.

Service was lovely, starter was a home run, pork dish needed work. We’d come back but would order differently.

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MarioC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great time at one of my favorite place's in the city

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CatherineM
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Monthly night out with adult children.

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vipjasonh
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb chop was excellent and pork belly was outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a customer in town from NYC and like me, he stated it was one of the best meals he has ever had. The food is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top shelf across the board.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always so flavorful and the staff is very pleasant. Great place

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vipSpars
Milwaukee
35 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining experience in Milwaukee. Proven work nice again.

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Patrick
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a nice place. Was nice that they have their own parking area across the street in a hard to find street parking 3rd ward. The food was good. My braised short ribs was excellent, my wife's lamb dish was ok, bit overdone. Came with a smoked sausage or some sort that tasted like it was bathed in liquid smoke. She normally doesn't like smoked anything but I tasted it myself and it was soo overpowering that it make me a bit sick to my stomach. My strawberry goat cheese cheesecake dessert was tasty but there was no strawberry taste anywhere in the cheesecake nor any after topping of any sort. Overall I'd go again some day to try some other items on the menu.

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GreggP
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went to Morel to celebrate our anniversary. We arrived a few minutes before our reservation and so had to wait about 10 minutes, but this was expected. The host was friendly and engaging and kept a conversaton with us until our table was ready. Once seated we were given menus and the waitress was over almost immediately to take our drink orders and share the specials with us. She brought our drinks and then took our Starter orders; my wife had the herbed flat bread and I had the rabbit loin. Both were amazing and came attractively plated. As our starter were delivered our Main course order was taken. The mains were delivered shortly and were very impressive and also plated very nicely. I had the rabbit ragout, which I cannot recommend highly enough. It was flavorful and has just a touch of heat to give the dish some zip without overopowering with heat. It was perhaps one fo the best rabbit ragouts I have ever had. My wife had the duck breast, which was very good, but was just a touch too salty. It also was attractively plated alongside a mixed greens salad. For desset I had the white chocolate chiffon with elderberry and apriocot sauce, while my wife had the sorbet. The service was impeccable with the waitress providing the perfect amount of attention without being intrusive. As for price, Morel is more expensive than I would normally pay just to go out for dinner, however, as far as a location for a special night out it was a less expensive than I was expecting. Dinner for 2 (without drinks included) came to right around $100. I found nothing that was a real negative about the place, however the music was a little up beat for a romantic night out, but it was not overpowering. Overall, I would highly recommend this place for a nice night out. My wife and I will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A couple Fridays monthly, my wife and I try to do a date night and spend some quality time out on the town. Each one involves dinner at Morel— and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

Phenomenal service, excellent food, and the overall experience never disappoints. If you’ve never been, do yourself a favor and make a reservation STAT! Say hi to Ralph at the door!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and delicious food - perfect way to ring in my 42nd birthday!

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vipCeeng
Milwaukee
152 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were warmly greeted and taken to a table we’d requested. Our server was Carson. He was informative, friendly, and attentive. He explained the specials, made some recommendations, and took our orders. The duck mousse was delicious. A great starter dish to share. My husband enjoyed the beet salad loaded with beets, greens, and flavor, while I had the cauliflower soup, puréed and wonderful. I enjoyed the rabbit ragout: a combo of pasta, rabbit, heat, and deliciousness. My husband liked the pork shoulder with sausage. We shared an amazing caramel dessert. Such a terrific dinner. We’ll be back.

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vipLouM
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We keep on returning to Morel. Great, friendly service, YUM food and has a good upbeat vibe. Lamb carpaccio is one of our favorites, really delicious.

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