Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe

4.5
792 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe serves more than approximately 90 wines by the glass, the largest selection in New York City, and an extensive selection of rare and hard-to-find bottles, making it a prime destination for wine lovers. Located on 49th Street, between 5th and 6th Ave, enjoy views of Rockefeller Plaza and during the winter holidays, the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Morrell Wine Bar also offers a full lunch and dinner menu, innovative cocktails, and a selection of aged, large format beers from around the world.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, European
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Hours of operation
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Bar
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm
Kitchen Hours
Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(212) 262-7700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jorge Arellano
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Cross street
49th between 5th & 6th Ave
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Parking details
The nearest public parking garage is located on 48th st. between 5th ave. and 6th Ave
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Public transit
Subway Lines B, D, F, M to 47-50th Rockefeller Center
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 792 People Are Saying
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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great find when visiting Rockefeller Center. Great menu. chartucerie, cheese, and wonderful salads. Several Larger entrees available. My husband loved his Cod and I enjoyed the pea salad. Great selection of wines and the special selections at $7 a glass were an outstanding value.

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GT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Great wine, beautiful plating

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Wonderful wine selection by the glass and very tasty dishes.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good! Decorated fabulous for the holidays!!!

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MS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding wine list in a great setting! Excellent service and overall a wonderful experience.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

This was always our go to place in midtown when in the city. The decor and menu have been totally revamped since we were last there and not for the better.

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AN
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wine list is notable and you will find all kind of wines from many countries. If you plan to enjoy a wine bottle, this is the place!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

They took away the quinoa salad which was a hearty gluten free vegan option. Very disappointed it’s done. Would not go back until it was added back in.

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KR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice wine bar--we sat on the patio with a great view of the flags and Rockefeller Center. Would recommend in that area for sure!

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KK
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience for a very large group (20+) for lunch. Food was good, service was outstanding, especially the support from Anna, the General Manager, who helped plan a week or so ahead, and then effectively and efficiently accommodate, such a large crowd for lunch on a busy work day in midtown Manhattan. Not an easy thing to do in the middle of NYC, but Morrell's proved to be the perfect choice for the gathering. Excellent service and and a prix fixe menu varied enough to satisfy a large group.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall the ambiance was good, service was good, menu is always good and interesting the only complaint as usual, and I've always had the same issue is the meal plates are not filling. Place is good for socializing due to the wine list but for dinner not so great as the portions are not filling compared to the price. but the wine list is excellent probably one of the best in ten city.

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E
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Usually we love it here. It's pricey. Service was slow on this particular evening. A dish that is usually served with a wonderful sauce and ample octopus was dry and lacking in actual octopus. The wine is pricey, and the selections by the glass are lacking.

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SK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is our first stop EVERY TIME we visit NYC! Fabulous wine and very good food. Cheese board is excellent. Wine shop next door. Love people watching when seated outside.

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Charlotte
62 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

Had the chicken, was clearly par cooked and reheated. Was served lukewarm as were the vegetables. Sad, tourist spot

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JF
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to Morrell wine bar and cafe and it was everything I was looking for. Very good selection of wines by the glass, great food, excellent and knowledgeable service and quiet and sophisticated ambience. My new go to lunch and wine spot when in NYC. I will be back.

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J
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Wwe ordered the cob salad and it was awful. Hardly anything but lettuce, no flavor, not even tossed, and $27.

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The menu at the restaurant was limited due to kitchen renovation. Not reflected on menu posted on Open Table.

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g
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE LOVE Morrell Wine Bar. After discovering it a few years back after searching for best wines bars in NYC, we are hooked. We live in CT and try to go there every time we are in the City. We already have our next two dates planned out for the holidays.
Christian the sommelier was lovely to speak with nad was very welcoming. It was my birthday and the staff there made it very special and memorable. My husband is a wine connoisseur and thoroughly enjoyed conversing with him about different wines.
Oh by the way.....the small plates are outstanding as well

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c
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect. God’s favorite spot in Rockefeller Center

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

They cancelled the happy hour menu without notice and didn't check on the table for 15 minutes to take our order. We left. Wasn't even busy. Terrible service.

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DS
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was outstanding, Ana was superb!!!!

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JB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We always lunch at Morrell’s when we are in NYC. This time we thought the menu was limited. We ordered, but weren’t happy with the choices. We then saw that other tables around us received 2 menus. We never saw the lunch choices. Other tables received a wine book with their menus. We did not. Not sure why. Not the usual treatment. Will still go back.

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LR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit to Morrell but not my last. The salad was delicious and the wine was extraordinary. It was the perfect place to unwind after work and talk business.

The location is terrific.

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AM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing wine bar! Real depth in the wine btg selection. That paired with their helpful, friendly staff makes Morrell's a great place to discover new wine loves. The cheese, appetizers (such as truffled deviled eggs), and food in general is delish and pairs well with the wine selections. Great experience!

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r
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christian Fentress is a brilliant Sommelier. His wine and food pairings are second to none.

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LS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

The wine bar and bartender was fantastic, the cafe not so much at all.

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AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Red wine served with a wine menu did not fit with octopus served. I have it hard to find how red wine served for pork lion is suitable for light octopus

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N
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great diner at Morrell. With 2 kids who loved the truffle eggs, pasta and lamchops. Also the oysters were off extremely high quality and the tartare (both fish and meat) were great. This in combination with an extensive winelist and great indoor and outdoor place in an extraordianry location makes it the favourite spot down town New York. Would recommend going either for lunch and, or diner!

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R
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an easy stop when I am in Rock Center area… Food is always on point, fresh salads, creative entrees… and amazing wine selections by the glass.

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e
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything i visit new york, i always plan to visit Morrell's The wine selection is outstanding and the food menu is concise yet provides a nice variety to please all.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food, wine and service. We will be coming back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Such a great place to meet up with friends - and such a great view of the Empire State Building!! Definitely worth the price for the picture (or just a business casual meal)

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KP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Nice, relaxed atmosphere. Food was delicious, and fun to share plates.

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J
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I reserved here for a work happy hour and it was great! Anna was so accommodating and overall everything was perfect. The wine list is amazing! Would definitely go back :)

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W
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A very nice find in midtown at short notice - great location and great patio.

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Caribbean
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and exceptional deserts.
The service was outstanding

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

There was a lot of busy work happening...a mid-order bottle of wine, no one bringing water after being asked several times and an overall hold up for a less busy afternoon meal.

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K
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for an afternoon bite and great wine. The truffle desert with wine pairing was sublime. Can’t wait to go back for this!!

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I've been here before and been pleased with the food, but our experience was less than stellar. Both of our "entree" salads were disappointing. My kale salad had semi-baked kale, that was it. The salmon on top was delicious. My friend's beet salad looked wilted and had hardly any toppings.

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l
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ravioli excellent
Salade très bonne
Vin bon choix
Nous avons mangé à l’extérieur vu sur Rockefeller Center

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