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Blue Morel

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Monday-Saturday 6:30am-10:30am; Sunday 6:30am-1:00pm

Lunch Monday-Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm

Dinner 5:30pm-10pm

Sunday Supper a la carte 4:00pm-9:00pm

SUNDAY SUPPER and KIDS EAT FREE - Every Sunday from 4pm to 9pm, Blue Morel features an approachable Sunday Supper a la carte menu. Enjoy fresh local seafood, homemade pastas, comfort foods, vegetarian and gluten free options. We selected over 50 wines by the bottle offered at 50% off on Sunday evenings.
One child under 12 years old will receive one free entree from our children’s menu when accompanied by one adult.
Please note: Sushi is not available on Sundays.

Every Last Thursday of the Month is Bourbon and Blues Night featuring live music and a free whiskey tasting presented by the brand ambassador of the featured distillery of the month.
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Phone number
(973) 451-2619
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Dennis Mathews
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Catering
Blue Morel Restaurant is located in the Westin Governor Morris which offers the most elegant space for business meetings, weddings and bar mitzvahs! Accommodating up to 400 guests, we would be happy to be at your service! Call David Lombardi to make arrangements for your occasion at 973.451.2611 or email at DLombardi@westinmorristown.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lindsley Drive
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Parking details
FREE parking immediately adjacent to restaurant.
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Entertainment
Two wide screen TV's at the Wine Bar. On the last thursday of the month, we feature a live jazz/blues band during our Bourbon and Blues Night at Blue Morel.
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Special events & promotions
On the last Thursday of the month, we feature Bourbon and Blues Night at Blue Morel. We Bourbon or Scotch Brand Ambassadors to showcasetheir acclaimed spirits to guests. Our bartenders craft specialty cocktails using the spirits, and our Chef serves a special food pairing. A live jazz / blues band performs from 7pm to 10pm. Blue Morel hosts a variety of special events including Scotch and winemaker dinners and tastings, wine educational series and number of others. Please call for information on upcoming events at 973.451.2619 or sign up for our newsletter at bluemorel.com.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Blue Morel is a sophisticated, yet relaxed Restaurant and Wine Bar, serving Modern American Cuisine, sushi and a seafood raw bar. Contemporary, upscale design with friendly, knowledgeable staff makes your dining experience even more enjoyable.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat Mom to a special 3 course menu at Blue Morel Restaurant for $68 adults and $34 for children under 12 years old. Seating is from 12 noon to 9pm. Our private dining room, The Wine Room, is available on Mother’s Day for parties up to 18 people.

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What 841 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Very enjoyable evening with professional staff

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We've been to this restaurant many times and have always been happy or very happy with the overall experience. It's hard to know if the standards have been lowered or if we caught it on a bad night.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

All good as usual , new things on menu was long overdue . One of my he mite consistent spots in Motown over the last 15 years

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Considering the size of the venue it would have been quieter had there not been a group seated right next to us.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was mediocre and the service poor. In fact the waiter got my order wrong. Very, very disappointing. Highly unlikely that we will not return.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Excellent service, nice atmosphere and good food. Menu is a little limited but overall very good.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Place is not what it use to be. It was our wedding anniversary and the waiter staff was slow and when they did come by just took your order and hardly did anything else. We found ourselves having to flag down the waiter even though the restaurant was literally empty.

When reviewing the menu ...turns out Sunday is a limited menu...to make it worse...they were sold out on 2 of the entrees limiting our options to 1/2 its menu.

Place is expensive but food was good.....probably will be a long time before I revisit this location.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Sushi was poor

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious! Went well with at the Fig Mule (who knew they make them!?).

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

My friend insisted that I find a farm to table restaurant which Blue Morel is known for. The ambience is very lovely as the restaurant sits in the Governor Morris Hotel. I wasn't crazy about the menu selection this time but that was just my taste. The salad was great. My friend really enjoyed his lamb shank but I did not care for the way the scallops were prepared. There was a large piece of celery sitting across my plate and some pickled vegetables that were just OK although, the few scallops were great. Kind of an unusual combination. Nowhere did it mention that shrimp would be on my plate too and I was surprised to see them. I will say that the service was impeccable and the waiter really knew his wines. I am hoping that the menu will change with the new season and nI will return.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Most people don’t this but they have the best sushi anywhere! Great place give it a try!

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The food and service was generally good, but the server didn’t wish my friend happy birthday when I did indicate on my open table reservation that it was her birthday.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great first visit. We will recommend it and we will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Early Valentines Day dinner with husband. Service and food was very good. Noise level was higher than normal and I had wished we were seated at another table rather than the “tables for two” by banquets. Too close to other couples and you hear their conversations.

Otherwise very nice dinner.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Me and my wife went there for dinner, so we tried to order a wine that was under $60 and it became very difficult to find something decent. So as we were looking our appetizers can out I had octopus and she had a butternut soup. Both were Ok so we were still looking for a wine and our entrees came out. So I asked the waiter just to bring us two glasses of Pinot Noir. Well little did I now they were $26 a glass. HELLO don't you think we should have been told the price. So then I cut into my lamb shank it was as hard as a rock, this is an easy dish to braise and it should fall off the bone, you should be able to eat it with spoon. I have owned restaurant and i currently teach Culinary Arts. They we sorry about the lamb and said they would by us dessert. I did not eat the Lamb and found it strange that I would be charge for this disaster. I would be happy to show him how to cook this properly. Just email me and come over.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Had a biz lunch here. My first time. Service was excellent - it was very quiet (it's in a suburban hotel). The dining room is lovely.

The food missed a bit. The spices were off on the soup (too much nutmeg/not enough salt) and the roasted veggies in the roasted veggie tart were still hard and were under-seasoned.
However, I would try it again.

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3.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Server was sort of miserable. Gluten free options were VERY limited, and hard to find.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

A nice spot if you are catching a show at the Bickford Theater. I had the kale salad (really good), vegetable terrine (thought it should have been a little warmer, but otherwise tasty with silky smooth tofu filling with tender carrots and baby asparagus), brussel sprouts ( good), apple old fashioned (strong but otherwise tasty), after dinner house coffee (surprisingly really good coffee), and oddly the rum chatta cheesecake was just OK (maybe it just sounded cool). My table had the short ribs and squash soup; heard both were excellent + $1 was donated to Morristown Soup Kitchen. Service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Another wonderful meal at the Blue Morel. Everything is so beautifully done here. From drinks at the bar to delicious desserts (if you still have room). Spent some time at the bar to relax a bit before dinner. Try the Blue Morel Manhattan if you love bourbon. The crab cakes and tuna tartar were a great way to start off our meal. The sommelier helped use choose two great bottles of wine and a fine pick for wine by the glass. The braised lamb shank was new to the menu and was highly recommended by our waiter. Three of use had it and we were not disappointed. The pan roasted branzino was delicious too. Warm Chocolate Brioche and Red Wine Poached Pear were shared by all to finish off the meal. Service was wonderful. If you want a dining experience that is done perfectly then come to the Blue Morel.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was very good, service was lacking. Our server never offered additional cocktails after the initial drinks, never asked how steak was to be cooked, neber asked how our meal was,nor were we asked if we wanted coffee. Our server seemed more interested in conducting her conversation with a fellow server. And to note, the dining area was not busy, with only a handful of tables occupied.

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Birthday dinner was never acknowledged

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

I hadn't been to the restaurant in this hotel for 5-7 years and was surprised it looked the same despite being a new restaurant. Unfortunately the heat was on the fritz and it was 16 degrees outside. We kept our coats on for dinner. The meal was tasty however, more ambiance is needed.

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4.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Not sure I would return. While food was delicious, it was quite pricey. Would choose Towne Bar in Morristown over Blue Morel. Yes, very good service. Yes, more seafood options if that is what you are looking for - but Towne would win.

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Very attentive service as always. Very elegant ambience and fun bar with sushi area. The food is creative and very delicious. We made a suggestion bout one dish which one of us ordered and the chef listened.
Unfortunately the sea bass had many large bones in it which should have been noticed. That entrée was taken off the bill for us.
All in all we will go back for another dinner.

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3.0Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years brunch. Ate here five years ago. It was better then. Cold in the room. Shrimp tray was slow to replenish. Dessert choices were skimpier. Omelette station was understaffed. No standout dishes served. Server was nice and helpful.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Disappointing. Nothing really special about the buffet breakfast.

At a minimum , an omelet station would have been a differentiator.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Staff was very accommodating to our complicated situation causing multiply headcount change.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

My two friends and I had a SUPERB Christmas dinner at this restaurant. The food was exquisite. The service was magnificent.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Friendly, professional, and knowledgeable staff. Courteous without being overbearing. Meal was very good and fantastic bottle of wine.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Amazing experience. Impeccable service all the time. The service puts most other restaurants of the same class to shame.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

My husband and I will definitely return to Blue Morel. I only wish we lived closer to Morristown.

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3.0Dined on November 27, 2017

Lunch service was horrendous.. sat for 20 minutes before waiter took our lunch order!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Best meal we've had there in a while (and they've all been great!) Love the fall menu, exceptional new desserts. My son and husband both said it was the best filet they've had in a long time. Short rib tagliatelle is a perfect comfort food. Crab cakes had very little filler, sushi is exceptional. All exquisitely paired with their wines. We will be back again soon!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

The food at Blue Morel is always evolving, but always phenomenal. The service is friendly but crisp and professional. We eagerly awaited each new dish because they were so good. General Manager Richard Ramos has this place flying. We'll always go back when we're in Morristown.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

It’s not an ordinary hotel restaurant. Get that out of your head, now. Creative menu, sushi on weekends, and a lively bar with great crafted cocktails. A keeper

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Have been here many times and have always loved the food but this dinner was the absolute best in terms of quality of food and most interesting presentation! Highly recommend duck ( had it several weeks ago), the lamb and branzino with artichokes. Friend loved Tuna Tartare. Great interesting wine list ( not the same old same old!). Enjoyed Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley and ( though don’t usually drink Chardonnay) a nice Chardonnay from Tuscany. Friends enjoyed other wine choices.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food, great ambiance and very friendly bar tenders and wait staff.

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4.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Booked here for a wedding anniversary celebration and was given a wonderful complimentary dessert - very thoughtful! Very good service. A bit noisy at first but settled down after a while.

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1.0Dined on November 11, 2017

NEVER AGAIN! This was our second visit but will definitely be our last! The special appetizers were tasteless & way overpriced. We ordered a great bottle of wine and we were thoroughly enjoying our time together so it was almost two hours before we noticed that everyone around us, even people who came way after us, had been served their food. We alerted our server and she said there was a new chef and it would just be a few minutes. After 15 minutes of still no food and we were not even offered more bread or anything, we tried to get the attention of the manager who seemed aware but was deliberately ignoring us. After our urging, she finally came over and was barely apologetic. She offered us sushi that we had already had as an appetizer. We continued to see others around us served even after our conversation and she had offered no accommodation whatsoever. We were so starving by this point we decided to pay and leave. We have never walked out of a restaurant before and will never go back! Not to mention the parking is terrible because of weddings and the hotel, its noisy, and management is uninterested in providing good customer service!

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1.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Service was awful. Menu and taste left a lot to be desired.

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