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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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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.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 840 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on May 4, 2013

This was our third time at Blue Morel and we have thoroughly enjoyed our meal each time we were there. The room is large and roomy so that you really have plenty of space without feeling that the tables are on top of each other. The menu has interesting and diverse choices, and all of the people in my group loved their dishes. The staff bent over backwards to accommodate our needs--the service was excellent!

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2013

Although Blue Morel fka Copeland ranks high in the Morristown area, there are better places for your main course. Our wait staff was excellent, the dessert and appetizers were great. Our main courses were not remarkable.

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2013

Brunch was not as good as it had been in the past. Food was ok but not exciting. Value was poor. Save your money and go to a good diner or find a nicer brunch spot.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2013

Great place to eat out. All the dishes were excellent, and great to see local Long Valley cheese on offer.
Only downside was slightly long period to be asked for drinks after being seated, and then have this compounded by being served a glass of prosecco that was flat - it wasn't that busy that server didn't have time to notice this.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2013

This was our first time at the new Blue Morel and the food is outstanding. The chef has a very wide range of choices and uses only the finest local fresh foods to create the meals. There is a broad wine selection to match the excellent food. This is a hotel restaurant so expect families with kids and a varied crowd. The room is nice but some background music would help the dinner experience. This is not a cheap dinner but expect some of the best food around the Morristown area.

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3.0Dined on April 20, 2013

We went once to Blue Morel, and I thought it was the best restaurant in NJ. We want again and were disappointed. The food is beautifully presented and in principle is well conceived. However the execution was inadequate (e.g. the dominant flavor in octopus appetizer was smoke and char; tuna entree was beautiful but flavorless; sea bass was good, but not as good as previous visit--seemed to have too much butter or fat). This was on a saturday night, when I would expect the chef to be at peak form. The wine-by-the-glass list while extensive, is expensive (many glasses in the $15-25 range) and limited in variety. If I had paid half as much, I would have been happy, but at these prices ($100/person including wine) I expect perfection.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2013

Very friendly atmosphere. We dined next to total strangers who became friends before the evening was over.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2013

It was great except on Sunday evening the menu is Limited.
Would have preferred to dine on an evening with a full menu.
All-in-all the experience was very good.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2013

Nice brunch spot, overpriced though and limited selections. Servers were very friendly and helpful.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2013

Great as usual. The menu was eclectic and interesting. The seafood prepared wonderfully. Pasta unique and tasty. The service matched the food. Been there several times before and was never disappointed. Will be back again.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2013

Blue Morel has a diverse and creative menu that combines many culinary influences into unique and delicious dishes. Wine list is excellent, but I thought it was a bit on the pricey side. They also offer a menu of specialty cocktails. The private dining room looks very inviting. Definitely a new addition to the favorite list.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2013

Our dinner at Blue Morel was most enjoyable serving some of the freshest and tastiest seafood I have ever had. The restaurant hosts a moderate upscale decor allows for casual and dessier atire. The dining room is split in levels that allowed for intimate conversation and dining. Our waiter was Fabian and he was most friendly and attentive and was most knowledgable of the entire menu. For starters we had two rolls from the Sushi menu and added the Yellowfin Tuna Tartare both were outstanding. Notable entrees were the Swordfish and the jumbo lump crabcakes. Both were well portioned and cooked to perfection. For closers we had a selection of cheeses and some of the special Kona Coffee. This restaurant is a keeper and plan frequent returns.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2013

For a special occasion, this is one of the best restaurants to choose. The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable, the food is scintillating, vibrant and interesting, and the space is such that despite a full restaurant, you can have a quiet, normal conversation. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2013

The duck confit appetizer was amazing. Lamb was perfectly prepared. Scallops were beautifully presented however the sauce was a bit to heavy. Did not have time for dessert . What a pity!

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2013

I had a business lunch at Blue Morel. From the first greeting, the experience was excellent. Service was professional. The food was served quickly and every dish was attractive and prepared well. We had five people and five different entrees and everyone was pleased with their choice. It was very easy to have a business conversation as the noise level was very subdued. I'd definitely have a business lunch or dinner there again.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2013

Good food! Very busy for a Wednesday night, which ended up slowing service a little. Dinner for four with appetizers through dessert and coffee was about two and a half hours. Service people were knowledgable about the menu and attentive to the diners. Reasonable pricing for the excellent food-using a New York pricing scale. Overall, a very nice dinner.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2013

Blue Morel's spacious surroundings, excellent menu, flawless service and nice wine list offer an unparalleled dining experience in the area. I strongly recommend the Merguez meatball (appetizer) as well as the yellow fin tuna (entree).

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2.0Dined on March 9, 2013

For a suburban restaurant it's not bad.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2013

our first time there; intrigued by the raw bar, sushi, and spicey seafood entrees; and variety of decent wines avialable by the glass and half glass; all were good;
as it our style, went well dressed; and got seated at one of the nicest tables;
bar service was average;
hostess, wait staff excellent
seafood combo presentation was very good; shashimi very fresh; and chilean sea bass excellent;
6:30 seating; there till 10:00 ; never felt rushed;
hostees arranged our car service home; timing was perfect;
made it a very special evening

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2013

My husband and I met another couple here for dinner and enjoyed it. The service was excellent: there when we needed it but not intrusive.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2013

This was our first visit to Blue Morel and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The food was delicious and our server was well versed in the menu offerings and professional, outgoing, and attentive. We would definitely recommend the restaurant and already have. I booked our reservation through Open Table which was convenient and I made a special request of a table location which was mentioned and honored upon our arrival, which was very much appreciated. : )

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2013

The chef uses seasonings and ingredients in a unique way to develop a wonderful dish; from appetizer to dessert. The service was very good. Our waitress, Kathy, was attentive, informative (regarding any questions about the menu, and not hovering.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2013

Went to an early Saturday evening dinner. Service was prompt and attentive but not intrusive. Crab cake appetizer was seriously all crab- awesome! Octopus was not my favorite.. a little too much of a char flavor for my liking. The sea bass with cinnamon and chili was a WINNER! We had a bottle of wine (prices seemed very reasonable to me) and toasted my mother for her birthday. Clearly one of the servers overheard and at the end of the meal a nice desert was presented- no fanfare- (why I didn't mention it when I made the reservation) but a delightful end to a wonderful meal. I will be back soon.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2013

Always great food and ambiance, sea bass and duck breast are gems.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2013

Food was very good (as advertised). Service was attentive. Noise from large group in bar a bit bothersome but acceptable.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2013

My husband and I been in the place twice before just the two of us and it was great.
This time we came with out two boys, 17 and 12, and we all had a great time. My boys enjoyed the food, the presentation on the plates, and such.
We will go there in the future.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2013

Having had 20+ dines at this inviting restaurant over the past 8 years, we continue to be impressed with the consistency of the kitchen in serving inventive items, handsomely presented, by an informed and friendly staff. We typically stop off prior to a weekend in Manhattan, and have always felt that this hotel facility can hold its own against virtually any of the fine places at which we spoil ourselves in the Big Apple. A recent renovation has slightly lightened up the tone (and changed the name), rendering the atmosphere a touch less formal, but this is still an elegant venue, suitable for any special occasion, or just a nice dinner.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2013

Excellent and very unique menu planning. The wine list was very extensive but not a wide variety of prices. Dessert was very good.

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2013

Great business lunch spot - quiet

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3.0Dined on February 1, 2013

The waiter (who was training a newer waiter) needed to speak more loudly and more clearly and also to learn SOMETHING about the wine list.

The food was generally good, though a bit too salty. (I had the leg of lamb kebabs.) Also, the price of 9 dollars for a side dish is ridiculous.

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3.0Dined on January 31, 2013

This is a nice restaurant with pretty good food and a pleasant atmosphere, but it is wildly overpriced.

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2013

Food was great but the server forgot about us at lunch...

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed the most wonderful dinner at Blue Morel Saturday night. With soft lighting and beautiful art work, the ambiance gave a "New York" feel and set the mood for a romantic evening. The food and service equaled the decor. Not often on N.J. menus,my duck confit salad with lentils and frisse was divine;every bite was heaven. My husband's sushi was delicious,too. I had a hard time choosing from the many interesting entrees,but we both had the highly recommended crab cakes. They were outstanding,complimented by a light, delicate horseradish sauce. Dessert was beyond! The chocolate bread pudding melted in our mouths. Fabulous! Service was great: nicely timed and unobtrusive. What a perfect spot to spend a memorable evening!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2013

We were absolutely wowed by the interesting menu. There are so many delicious choices to pick from - something for everyone. The ambience is lovely and the staff is extremely warm and welcoming. Our server went above and beyond being so attentive yet not intrusive. One of the few places in Morris County that knows how to make my favorite ginger martini. Although a bit pricey, it was a wonderful evening all around and we cannot wait to return. Go, go,go. You will not be sorry.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2013

Every aspect of my dining experiene was wonderful.
I found the superb food to be the best feature and most likely to inspire me to return. I rate the restaurant as excellent though not a bargain. I plan to return and have recommendded the restaurant others.

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2013

ambiance great. it must have been the chef's night off !!!!!!

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2013

We live in town and usually go to blue morel and sit at the bar for dinner and drinks. We found out that they did brunch and wanted to try it. So we did and we will return to do brunch. It was fantastic! They do a buffet brunch which I was a little skeptical about, but I have to say the options were outstanding. We couldn't help but to go up for more. Truly a great spot for a Sunday brunch.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2013

Dining at Blue Morel was a very pleasant surprise. I made the reservation based on my daughters recommendation not knowing what to expect. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, the staff well trained and food delicious. The noise level was acceptable allowing for comfortable conversation. No one rushed us and we sat for several hours enjoying the dinner and our friends. It is definitely on my list for a return visit.

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2013

Overall the food was quite good, as usual. The greens that came with my delicious tea smoked duck were too salty for me to eat, though, so if you're not a fan of salty food you'll want to let your server know. Speaking of servers, this is one area that has slipped lately. We were last there on a quiet weeknight and our server was fairly disinterested in us or in our experience. He spent time checking his phone and never came over to ask how our meal was. Service was surprisingly slow for such a quiet night. Special pear mojito was expensive and uninspired. Nice touch that they didn't charge for my birthday dessert, which came with a candle but not even a smile from the server.

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4.0Dined on January 9, 2013

Food was very good but over-priced. NoOpen table points, ? Not sure why

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