Morin

4.5
259 reviews
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Contemporary French
Morin is a free-spirited French restaurant with contemporary cuisine and traditional French technique. Executive chef Max Mackissock draws on his family’s French heritage to create a lively room rife with childhood memories spent summering on the coast of Normandy. Morin offers refined, modern French food in a fun, convivial setting.
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OT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific place, inventive food and bevs. James took great care of us.

LU
New York Area
192 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal at Morin!

Drinks at the bar were perfectly made and well balanced.

For dinner we opted for both tasting menus and we were shocked at the high quality and amazing tastes of almost every dish. The caviar bites were easily one of the best bites of the year! Each and every course was complex and delicious.

Service was a team effort and everyone was extremely knowledge about the courses and the history of the restaurant.

We had an absolutely wonderful evening and enthusiastically recommended Morin. We’d definitely return on our next trip here.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and wonderful service. One of my best experiences in Denver

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sommelier was awesome. No pretension, didn’t pitch the most expensive option, and she recommended an awesome bottle that went well. I’d go back just for her, although the halibut was one of the best prepared I’ve had. My one critique was it took awhile to have our cocktail orders taken, but no big deal.

C
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Awesome, innovative food and great service. Ate the tasting menu with wine pairing and thought it was a good value. Now one of my favorite restaurants in Denver

m
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!

j
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Denver for a few days and decided, based on reviews, to check out Morin. What a neighborhood gem! We arrived early and sat at the bar where a cutie bartender/architecture student served us great cocktails and talked about bourbon with my husband endlessly (much to my husband's delight!). Our meal was absolutely delicious - caviar bites, a wonderful crab pastry dish, pork, a fantastic bean and goat cheese medley. Yum all around. We paired the meal with several glasses of wine based on great suggestions from our waitress Elika (sp?). It was truly a memorable experience for us -- from the greeting at the front door, to the bartenders to the food and service. Hoping we will find ourselves in Denver again so that we can relive this experience!

JT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks, prepared perfectly. Service was very attentive.

WR
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience is welcoming, the food and cocktails are heavenly, and the service is convivial and thoughtful. It doesn’t get any better.

MS
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The restaurant seems very geared to the prix fixe dinner option. We chose the a la carte menu and suffered from it. Our shared starters came one at a time with significant time in between, portions were very small...for our table of five we had one asparagus spear a piece...and with the foie gras dish we were told that we would need to order more bread to insure that all five of us had enough. That had to be the weirdest 'up sell' I've ever encountered. One of table didn't receive a side he had ordered with his main course and our wine was delivered well after we had started our main course. And somehow...maybe it's a Denver thing...macarons showed up on the dessert menu as 'petit fours'. My daughter forgot her wallet and so could not be served...so the waiter came to me, not her, to ask what special non-alcoholic cocktail she'd like. She's 22, she doesn't need her mother to intervene...really didn't read that situation at all well. So, no, I wouldn't recommend it.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Halibut and gnocchi dishes excellent but lamb was over-cooked. Nice portion sizes - not too big. would go again but not for the lamb.

SR
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. The service from Molly was outstanding as were the wine recommendations from Mary. The food was unique and delicious. I made a mistake on Molly’s tip and she was quite gracious when I called back to rectify it. We will definitely return if they will have us.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delightful.

w
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All I need to say is caviar bites. Blew. Us. Away. All four of us were floored. The cocktails were delicious and well balanced, the service was spot-on. Our waiter was attentive and patient, as we talked for a while prior to ordering. The pork belly appetizer was very good - tender and savory/sweet. I had halibut for my entree, and it was ridiculously tender. My husband had the duck, and felt it was the best duck he had ever eaten. The desserts were inventive and the perfect finish to a wonderful meal. This was our fourth visit, and every dish we have experienced has been excellent.

KS
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

The food was plated pretty but was small portions and not amazing for the price. The staff was cold and rude. Didn't see one server/bartender smile. It was our engagement dinner to celebrate and the server didn't even say congratulations. Ambiance was nice but the music was very clubby and loud. Maybe should have just tried the oysters and left. Will not recommend and will not be back. Truly disappointed and somewhat of a buzz kill for our celebration.

c
Denver
56 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Chef's Tasting Menu was fantastic! Our favorites were the crap tart, halibut and pork belly. The fromage finale is the pièce de résistance! And the berries and cream dessert was magnifique! This really is a spectacular 6 course meal experience for a special occasion.
My only discomfort was sitting upstairs. The ceiling is very low so it feels a bit claustrophobic. It was also rather hot upstairs for dining.

k
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chefs tasting menu was delicious.

CD
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I was surprised that the food was not very good. Pork belly was very overcooked, very difficulty to cut with a steak knife and almost inedible. The asparagus was overcooked and mushy. The scallop flavors were odd and unappealing. My duck main was pretty good, but not great. For the money, incredibly disappointing. The worst dining experience I've had in Denver.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

I’d go back for oysters and wine.

MM
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was very good and the service was great. Parking was easy on the street parallel parking meters.

D
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food! The portions are just small for the price point. All of us agreed that our entrees needed 2-3 more spoonfuls of goodness as to not go away hungry. Service was fine-a little slow and not super attentive, but it also wasn’t bad.

s
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the 2 different tasting menus and each plate and even each bite was so unique. Flavors I have never experienced together or at all. It was a fun creative meal though it took a bit long. We were there about 3 hours! Our sever Dominic was great, attentive and thoughtful.

MM
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful. The food was amazing!! Service was fantastic!

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Highlight was the staff. All very nice, informed and demonstrated great customer service!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Great vibes and beautiful restaurant, but value for the amount of food you get was disappointing.

f
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

I sat with my back to the restaurant and never did get a look at my server's face; he spoke mainly to my husband from behind my shoulder. The music in this place is absolutely exhausting. The food is good—if self-conscious, not the down-home French cooking that we were hoping for. We miss Z Cuisine!

E
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The portions for the price of the dishes was ridiculous. Will not be returning unfortunately.

s
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

We interacted with six different people tonight and all of them were sub-par. We waited 30 minutes for our table which was supposed to be reserved. The frustrating part was that when we were finally seated, there were empty tables in our section. The host, wine "sommelier", three bartenders and waiter all provided unsatisfactory service. The food was fine, but in a place like this with these prices, everything should be at least good or better. Two stars is more than reasonable. I'd really prefer one star, but want to give realistic feedback. I'll not be returning.

RL
Des Moines
82 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent meal - a real light, summer treat. Highlights included: scallops, foie gras, sweet breads, and veal tartare! Service was a bit slow and inattentive. Overall another great addition to the Denver food scene.

m
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious and interesting. Our servers were thoughtful, attentive and friendly.

r
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Culinary Delight! We were greeted by very friendly and accommodating. We were meeting friends, so we had quick drink at the bar. Unique, and delicious cocktails with rare liquor/liqueurs. The Bartenders are extremely knowledgable but fun loving people. Oysters were the best I have ever had in Denver. The Crab Tart, Morel Mushrooms, Foie Gras, Asparagus, Short Rib, Hamachi Crudo, and Halibut... were all exquisitely plated. Vibrantly plated; bursting colors only set the stage for the tantalizing flavors of each dish we tried. Needless to say, we agreed this was our new favorite restaurant and will be returning soon. Oysters are on Happy Hour for $1.50 all week too! If your a foodie that likes to try innovative food and experience new flavors, Morin is a must.

PA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

My husband is allergic to gluten and we told the waiter. When ordering we relied on the waiter to tell us what was a gluten free option for him and ordered accordingly. Shortly after the dinner, my husband developed a reaction and went to his allergist doctor in the morning since was getting worse through the night. He had to get medication and do a blood test to confirm it was a gluten reaction. Luckily he was not hospitalized and the medication got the situation under control. He is still suffering from the reaction as it can take up to 10 days to clear out.

The menu should be clearly marked with gluten free options and the chef should be making certain the dishes are gluten free. This was a very unfortunate experience considering the trouble taken by us and the waiter to ensure gluten free.

EG
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I had the chef’s tasting menu and wine pairing, which I highly recommend. Each course had either a cocktail or a wine pairing that made you actually sit up and take note of how well they matched. They would have a star if Michelin ever made it to Denver.

B
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. It is truly exceptional. Every dish is perfection.

DB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem of a restaurant in Denver. Excellent food, forward thinking and exciting wine list and warm but professional service.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was not good. Service at the bar was great but our server never brought us silverware until we asked him after our food arrived. Really disappointed

B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We liked most of what we ordered. The caviar was really good and the cocktails were great. The veal tartar was a bit bland. The lamb chops were cooked perfectly. However, it was pricey for the offering.

AH
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend this place. Food was delicious, and the service was excellent!

H
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food!

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