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Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro (at The Grove)

3.6
401 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steak
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Treat yourself to a unique dining experience at Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro. This upscale French restaurant and charcuterie merges classic steakhouse dishes with innovative culinary techniques. The menu also includes over 50 artisan cheeses from around the world complemented by an impressive wine list that includes hundreds of varietals. Enjoy a veggie sandwich served with your choice of fries or salad or order for roasted chicken if you're in the mood for something with more bite. Morels also offers a variety of tastefully crafted cocktails to complement meals.

Morel's close proximity to The Grove makes it a convenient stop for tourists and shoppers looking to take a quick break from their adventures. In addition to its main dining area and outdoor patio, this restaurant hosts private dining rooms/banquet halls.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, French
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - midnight
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - midnight
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Phone number
(323) 965-9595
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chuck Abair
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Cross street
Fairfax and Third
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Parking details
Conveniently located at The Grove Shopping Center. Guests' can valet park their cars or choose to park in the parking structure. Morels offers two complimentary hours of parking.
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Special events & promotions
Join us for our Wine & Cheese Tasting on the third Thursday of every month from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. We offer a selection of regional cheeses paired with some of our excellent French & Californian wines. Guest speakers are in attendance to explain the pairing
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.6  based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.6
service
3.8
ambience
3.5
value
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66% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipThankYou (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on October 9, 2015

Food was downright terrible, everything we had. Service was mediocre. Had to ask for bread plates (was I supposed to just hold it in my hand or rest on napkin???). It was about 90 degrees and I had to keep asking for my water to be refilled. I emailed the manager who's contact info was on the receipt. We'll see if there is any response ...

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2015

Great service and amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

I ate here with a group of six for a friend's birthday. Service was terrible! Our server would disappear, we asked for simple things multiple times (like extra bread - twice!) that never arrived, she took so long to bring us our drinks that we had to ask someone else to check and she never asked if I wanted another glass of wine, which I would have liked. Food was just ok. I ordered a burger medium rare (which the server said was amazing) but it arrived medium plus. It took so long to come that I just ate it. It had very little flavor and there was nothing special about it. My husband had the skirt steak, which was also over cooked but at least had some flavor. This place is great for people watching if you sit on the patio, but not much else!

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lito (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on September 12, 2015

I was disappointed with the food,calamari is so chewy,braised short ribs is chewy too,trout over cook. Mojito not to much ice.

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HRAY (Austin)
5.0  Dined on September 5, 2015

Great restaurant for brunch, excellent service and loved the french press coffee!

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vipFoodnik (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on August 22, 2015

Ordered the wild salmon which was cooked perfectly, but served on top of an oily tasting couscous and NO veggies. Caesar salad was plentiful but not made with the usual romaine lettuce.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on July 18, 2015

Soup was warm, not hot. Steak was so so consider how expensive it is. Service was was not great. Finished soup bowls were there during the entire meal.

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Sara (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on July 11, 2015

Took our waitress forever to go greet us and take our drink order, she then just took one order and there were 5 of us. Took another good while before we could order rest of drinks and food. We were sat outside and the sun was burning half of my face and arm for most of our stay. Waitress spilled a beer on one of my guests and instead of helping to clean the mess she left to get another beer????Worse experience ever!! $300+ tab!!! And we were there celebrating my son's birthday. Wish I had just gone to cheesecake factory across the way.

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Meanjean (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 29, 2015

I was taken here for my birthday. The manager graciously bought me dessert. I had the shrimp cocktail and my date had the calamari, both excellent. Then we had the shortribs and I told the manager to tell the chef that the mashed potatoes tasted like a mother's hug.

I would celebrate another birthday here again, however, I refuse to age any more.

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Pchang (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 13, 2015

Service was great, food came out fast as well. Kids ordered grilled cheese sandwich but it was hard. My other kid's pasta was swimming in butter- I had to pour the butter out. My salad was good. My husband's steak was a little dry but surprisingly he didn't mind- he usually was very picky on his meat. Dessert was cream puff filled with ice cream- very good. Overall, it was wonderful.

P.s. Had to remind waiter to take off kids meals charge because kids eat free on Saturday. But he was very nice and did it right away.

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Dinah (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on June 12, 2015

This was a fab place when it first opened. The food and service were wonderful. I don't know what has happened to it in the last couple of years, but it's just awful now. Terrible service, horrid food. I never go back.

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vipIdoL (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on June 7, 2015

My first time at Morel's for Sunday Brunch. The waiter was total unexperienced and did not even know that there was a wine list for bottles! The onion soup was mediocre , while the charcuterie platter was not to write home about. Wines are very expensive. I had to go inside to get a spoon for the soup. Yes, it is a great place for people watching at the Grove.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on May 23, 2015

The best food at the Grove for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 8, 2015

excellent service as well. I do not want to write a review longer than 50 characters.

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vipDonP (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on April 18, 2015

The service was poor and the food was "okay". It took nearly 30 minutes for our appetizer to come out while tables around us had apps out within minutes of ordering! The host didn't have our reservation upon arrival to top it off.

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cmac (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on April 4, 2015

Should offer sunstitutes for fries this restaurant is considered upscale yet they pair meats with french fries

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on April 1, 2015

In a nutshell, the baked potato, which is ordered as a side item, was old. Heirloom tomato salad had two great slices of an heirloom tomato, but was spoiled by a third, hard, un-flavorful, regular tomato placed in the center. Steak was great.

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vipsahara (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on March 28, 2015

We eat out almost every night so we have become very spoiled with fine dining. Here the service was slow, the food was average and the wine was horrible by the glass. The restaurant is beautiful and we overlooked the grassy area so that was lovely. We focused on how lovely the restaurant was and not the food and service, so our evening was pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on March 17, 2015

My mum and I came here for my cousins 50th birthday. I wrote a specific note while booking specifying where we wanted to sit and that it was a special occasion. The hostess (Priscilla) did not check the booking and paid no attention to the notes. We did sit outside and it was Ok. Todd was our waiter. He was good. Had trouble with the menu but overall a nice guy. Mum had the steak tartar and it was acceptable. My cousin had the Striped Bass and she liked it very much. I had the mussels with dill and they were so-so. They came out luke warm and the taste was bland. To top it off, when I asked the hostess if they saw the birthday note she told me the computer was upstairs.... So I asked if she could let the waiter know we were celebrating a birthday. We get the bill and they charged us $7 for one scoop of ice cream with a birthday candle. I have never been to a place that charges for a birthday dessert. I was disappointed that we tried to have a nice birthday evening and things did not go as planned. Overall, I wouldn't go back.

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vipyntbom (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on February 7, 2015

We had been to Morel's once before. It had been wonderful....upstairs dining in the early evening...great service and food.

Today, midday, on a weekend was HORRID! Our waiter was scattered, neglectful, and ultimately rude. When we called the manager, he too, instead of being apologetic for all the shortcomings, "looked into" things and never personally came back.

Ugh...worst experience at a restaurant in a long time.

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