Blue Morel

4.2
1037 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar (Named Top 10 New Restaurants in U.S.) combines the finest seasonal ingredients from local, regional, organic and sustainable farms with the culinary creativity of Chef Thomas Ciszak and Chef Dennis Mathews. Nestled in historic Morristown, New Jersey, Blue Morel creates a "Farm to Table" experience serving New American Cuisine, Sushi and a Seafood Raw Bar.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Wine Bar offers more than 70 wines by the glass and half glass tastings and is available for receptions up to 25 people. For private dining, Blue Morel features the Wine Room, which seats up to 18 guests. For larger events, weddings and bar mitzvahs, elegant rooms are available to accomodate up to 400 guests.
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vipHankVH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service excellent food

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vipDisappointed
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The "chef" decided to limit the menu to only a few items because of a large party coming the next day according to our waiter. The filet was OK but the brown kale mush served with it was almost inedible. The wine list was anemic for a place called a wine bar. Thankfully our waiter was very good and even arranged an off menu cheese plate for us.

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CBBBBB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

This used to be our favorite restaurant. They’ve cut the menu to include only a few items, and the items they do have are severely overpriced for the amount of food you get. The $45 steak could not have been more than 4-6 ounces. The lobster gnocchi, while delicious, maybe had 10 gnoccis in it. Will not go back unfortunately.

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CarolC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The dining experience at Blue Morel was lovely. The service was exceptional. The ambiance was outstanding. Couldn't have asked for a better Christmas Day experience.

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FPNJReview1
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Way better without fixed menu for Christmas Eve.

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StephanieC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite, delicious food, knowledgeable and friendly server, coat check, special drinks- amazing time!

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vipDNINNJ
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The experience was not like we have had in the past. Hopefully it was just an off night. Started with trying to pick a wine. Ordered a Sancerre and they brought a warm Pouilly. Then the figured out they were out of it. Brought a South African Chardonnay as a replacement. Totally different category. So now I’m wondering if they should call themselves a wine bar. Changed up and ordered a Pinot Grigio. After several minutes of walking around they finally found it. But it was warm as well. Got it into the ice bucket and after 10 minutes or so it was ready. Appetizer round was better all 3 appetizers came out quickly and were tasty. Somewhere in there they realized the did not bring us bread and that showed up. Very good by the way. Entree round was ok. Cooked well but not seasoned so it just was ok. Nothing that would make you say that was an awesome meal.

Will try again in the spring. Hopefully things will return to what we have experienced before

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vipDouglasC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice time
Thanks

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vipSarahM
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Crab cake appetizer is delicious. Enjoyed our entrees. I had halibut and husband had lamb. Rosti potatoes came out late and were not good. They are like hashed browns with a sauce on it. Did not like. Will try fingerlings next time. Really like the restaurant and wait staff is good. Will return.

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Kippygirl
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food here every dish was great! A tad pricey tho.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed Blue Morel for several years now . The service is always consistently good and our food is equally delicious . The ambience is just about right . There are other tables of diners throughout the restaurant but the noise level is fine. The whole experience is refined and wonderful . The establishment goes out of their way to make you feel welcomed and cared for . We will be there again.

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DonJay
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because it was Thanksgiving, the menu was understandably limited but it would have been nice if the chef could have made the sides available as an extra. However, the food was delicious and the service outstanding. We never felt rushed, but our waiter made sure that we never felt forgotten, either. Yes, it was expensive, but that was expected. I was a little unhappy to get a charge for still water, but did not say anything because it was a holiday menu and there was no reason to question the bill. We would definitely return.

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vipSarahM
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a very good experience. crab cake for appetizer was one of the best i've ever had. very little breading. yummy. entrees were well prepared and delicious. the halibut was excellent and my husband enjoyed the roast chicken. we split the chocolate torte for dessert. husband liked it very much....i didn't care for it because i'm not a big chocolate person. service was excellent. wine was good. ambience was very nice. i was skeptical since its in a hotel, but it was very nice and convenient to have easy parking

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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vipTipperg
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal great service. Chef Brian Gregg has put together a beautiful menu.

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vipMarienne
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I decided to try out the new menu and chef with some friends and have to say it was disappointing. I went in knowing that it wasn't going to be the same quality and was a bit skeptical given other reviews. Starting from the beginning, the hostess and the waiter was very nice and hospitable. But it's all downhill from there... To start, the wine list by the glass and bottle are limited and bottom basement for a restaurant who charges fine dining prices. The presentation of the food is nice but the actual taste is not. Also both of our fish came out cold..a cold fish with bokchoy...not good. I made sure to give kind feed back so that they can get their act together. I want to give them a benefit of doubt given that they have been open only for 3 weeks.

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KevinK
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to Blue Morel (and Copeland before that!) for a decade. Great bar, big windows, beautiful dining room. This month they got a new chef - Bryan Gregg - and his new menu. Lots of good first course choices so we have to go back. The cauliflower and lobster soup was rich and delicious so I wasn't sorry I didn't try the bigeye tuna crudo or the tartare with cured yolk - but I'm going back for them.

Next was the Halibut+Young Broccoli+Charred Onion+Farro+Country Ham Emulsion and Grilled Aged Lamb+Pickled Peaches+Vadouvan+Yellowfoot Mushrooms+Blue Corn. Probably the tenderest lamb I've ever had, and I didn't know what vadouvan was until I got home but it was amazing. Halibut was perfectly cooked too.

I recognized a couple of the staff that had been there for years and they too were excited about Bryan and the new menu. Very attentive and friendly service. Can't wait to go back.

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vipRemy
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

It was our first time back in many months and we were looking forward to it. Big disappointment!! They need to bring back the extensive raw bar and previous menu. We won't be back any time soon unless they do

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MartiW
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't have asked for better food! Everything was excellent and delicious! Complimentary Champaign for our anniversary. Wonderful menu as they pivoted to Covid-friendly selections.

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WilliamT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First time back since they opened post COVID. Different chef and different menu. We really wish the old chef was still there. While the dishes were good, they weren't great. Most dishes were one note and needed acid. The table ordered the cauliflower soup, it was thin and salty. The beef tartar was good.. The scallops and cod needed acid and the cod was too sweet. The squash ravioli was appreciated the most of the entrees ordered. The dessert ordered was the chocolate hazelnut torte, and was the best dish ordered. Blue Morel was our favorite local restaurant and we miss the old version. We will return to give this new version another shot but it needs a lot of improvement from our perspective. Service continues to be good.

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vippairof8s
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The bar is kind of cool despite being at the opposite end of the room....Cocktails were very good!
We started with Oysters Rockefeller that arrived just sitting on a plate--the shells literally just on a plate with just a lemon.....and so small they looked more like Clams Oreganata. No spinach....nothing tasting or even remotely resembling Oysters Rockefeller.
Everything else was excellent including the lamb ragu, sea bass, and sirloin steak special.
Waitress took the oysters off our bill which was the right thing to do.
We'll give it a second look.

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MarleneI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will come again. that was my second experience and i repeat: will come again.

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JoeB
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Ordered sea bass, It is there signature dish and was not good. It is my favorite dish so I regularly order it at restaurants, I know how good it can be.

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DanP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were very good. Hotel restaurant atmosphere - a bit pricey.

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viptanya
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant is beautiful, service was good and pleasant but food was very disappointing! My filet mignon was ridiculously tasteless and not even done the way i asked for it to be done.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Brunch. Very uninspired. Overpriced. It was good but not worth the money

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ChopBot
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great service, very good ambience. And celebratory desert on the house!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day

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Sef1
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Valentines prefix menu was way overpriced for the value. My wife’s appetizer was a plate full of plain salad with lackluster presentation, and her dessert was a plate full of fruits. I would not recommend it to friends.

Blue Morel
Responded on February 16, 2020

Sef1, Thank you for joining us for Valentine's Day. Our chef created an amazing Valentine's Day 3 course menu. The two items that you described were not part of our Valentine's Day menu. It sounds like we were accommodating a dietary restriction. We normally add a GF to denote items that are gluten free and some items can be modified to be gluten free. We will do our best to accommodate any allergy or dietary restriction. I hope that you give us another chance to wow you and your wife.

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vipRMani
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love this hotel and this place. The menu and drinks are a bit pricey but the food and service is excellent. 5 stars.

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novajoe83
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal!

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JackP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I am becoming a regular at Blue Morel because the food and service are consistently top notch.

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vipIsabel
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was AMAZING. I've heard great things and thought to try it out myself. I did the Friday 4 course meal for $49. Amazing price with amazing dishes!

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vipcwmonte
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Slow service...limited -unclear menu. Will not return.

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Funatcarmines
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

We were celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary. The service was a bit slow, although the server was pleasant. We were underwhelmed with the steak we ordered (although we finished it) - mine was a bit overcooked, while my husbands had to be sent back. A portion of it was raw, although he ordered it medium.We had to flag the server down twice, and were not asked for drink refills.

We didn't care for the seating arrangements. It allowed no privacy and felt very close to two other couples on either side.

Although I would normally not give a poor review, I felt the experience was less than desirable.

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DarrinS
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was very good. It was not too loud and although it is not romantic, it was a nice date night with my wife. We left the kids home with a sitter, so it was nice to eat in a place without kids, which seems hard to find.

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njerseygirl
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We decided to try Blue Model's Friday night tasting menu. At $49/person, it was an excellent value for four courses. Our appetizers were smoked trout on bagette, and duck ravioli were very tasty. As a main course, I had a filet and my husband had ago tuna. Both were prepare perfectly. Dessert was good, but not outstanding. However, my husband said his espresso was the best he had in a long time. We will return!

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viprobg
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent food and service. Be aware that the "special" advertised on Open Table was Happy Hour prices, which only apply at the bar.

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AngelaD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! Beverage program is top-notch! Will absolutely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I try to like Blue Morel but every time I go I am underwhelmed
I don’t like feeling like I am in a hotel dining room
Everything is very expensive and the taste is just ok
It gets very expensive but I don’t mind if the food is exceptional
I feel like they need to raise the bar
I didn’t like the choices on the menu that much
I think they should get rid of the carpeting and put in wood planks and modernize it a little bit but if they don’t and the food is exceptional I don’t mind . But for now I say meh!

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Blue Morel is rated 4.2 stars by 1037 OpenTable diners.

Blue Morel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bluemorel.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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