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About Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe

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.

1 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, European

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 11:00p.m, bar until 11:30 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m

Cross Street:
49th between 5th & 6th Aves

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 262-7700

Website:
http://www.morrellwinebar.com/

Parking Details:
The nearest public parking garage is located on 48th st. between 5th ave. and 6th Ave

Public Transit:
Subway Lines B, D, F, M to 47-50th Rockefeller Center

Executive Chef:
Juan-Carlos Mendoza

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Parties of 6 or more will require a credit card number to hold your reservation. 24 hour notice is required for all cancelled reservations secured with a credit card. If you are unable to honor 24 hour notice, you will be charged a cancellation fee of $25.00.
For private events contact Stephen Brumble at 212-262-7700

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Private Dining

Morrell Wine Bar and Cafe, a hidden gem in Rockefeller Plaza, has been a favorite of many for the past 18 years. We are known for hosting casual business lunches and as an afterwork wine stop before the commute home. Morrell has two very distinctive spaces as semi-private event spaces for multi purpose events. In recent years the entire use of the wine bar has been a popular choice to host casual events or holiday parties with upscale wine selections. Please email us at reservations@morrellwine.com to book your event.

Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (25)
Good for a Date (14)
Quiet Conversation (11)
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Great for Lunch (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Business Meals (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Casual (8)
Scenic View (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Romantic (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Cozy (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tapas (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Authentic (3)
Healthy (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Very disappointed. Had a reservation via Open Table & requested a nice seat, with tree views if possible. They sat us at a table behind a curtain just off the bar. I asked if they had another table due to the cramped, closest like feeling, they said they did not. This was 3:30 in the afternoon. We sat for 1/2 hour before anyone came to take our drink order. I didn't realize till I got up to leave that they also served fresh bread, we never received that. My husband had purchased a gift certificate for my daughter & I to use here. The bill came to $102. The Gift card was $125 - they told us we had to use it all on the dinner - so they received a very generous tip instead of them giving back the difference as a credit - my husband was told when he bought the card that any remaining balance could be used at their wine store (found that out after we got home). The cheese was good, the wine was good, food was tasty - overall a tad pricey. But what was supposed to be a nice mother/daughter early dinner ended up making me feel like a 2nd class citizen and taken advantage of as well. I do not recommend this place simply because they did not make all customers feel like they mattered.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Truffle deviled eggs were amazing. Servers were very attentive. Food was fantastic!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

Great location and menu selection with top-notch wine choices! Food was delicious but portions were very small, even smaller than what you normally expect when you order tapas.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

Love this place during the holidays. The manager is excellent and makes everyone feel important. Will be back next year when we come in for the tree viewing!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Host sat us at a 2 top table even though we were 3 - we asked to move and he said no - he head nothing else to offer - that was because he couldn’t figure out his reservations to understand how to move 2 - 2 top diners and free up space for us . So, we sat and ate like a bunch of animals in a cage getting our chairs bumped into the whole meal. Waiter was great and so was busboy- who have nothing to do with seating guests.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

i thought the food and energy of the restaurant was fantastic. The staff and service was outstanding. Great way to spend a Saturday night in midtown.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great location, great wine, perfect location year round.
Good sevice, lots of attention to the customer, helpful and attentive.
I would come back. Recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, People Watching
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Like to visit Morrells whenever we are in NYC. Great place to hang out at the bar or have a quick meal. Food is consistently good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great wine bar in front of the tree at Rockefeller Center. Great location.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent location. Good wine and we didn’t leave hungry. Cheese plate was tasty.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A great place for a holiday gathering with friends with the best view of the Rockefeller Christmas tree. The food (and service) was much better this year than in the past and is always on our must do list for the holidays.

Tags: Late-night Find, Scenic View
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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My wife and dinner here after a long day in NYC. The meat and cheese platter is a must with any wine from their extensive list. The dinner options were very high quality. The French onion soup was some of the best I have had but not always on the menu. If it is you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tapas, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great food and wine. We sat outdoors in 60 degree weather - amazing for the end of November!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent food, wine, and service. The food and wine were priced just right. Alex was my waiter and was very knowledgeable and professional.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service particularly poor.

Menu had to pick from.

Poor value.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very nice, good food and service but for New York City, it was very ordinary .

Tags: Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Choose the restaurant after reading great reviews and its proximity to RockF centre. A Gem of a place- we got a selections of the small plates which were beautiful and the wine list is comprehensive and delicious- the staff were super nice and friendly . Possibly our nicest dining experience over the entire weekend.... if your are after good food, relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff- this is the place for you- and best of all - very reasonable.... will definitely return!!!

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had lunch before a show. The server was very congenial and the food was excellent .

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was awesome. So was the service.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great for a date. Will definitely be going there again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love the concept of small plates to share. They were plenty to eat. The duo of tartars were nice. The onion tart had nice flavor, but was quite dense. The wine was over priced for not the best

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Just wanted a quick bite so ordered tapas style. Yummy bites. Service was a bit slow at the beginning but improved once we placed our order.

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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great selection of wines!!! We found it better than recent years, more lively.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great service

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Amazing! Loved everything. Brussel sprouts were perfectly roasted; scallops were divine. The sticky toffee pudding was heavenly. Service was quick and efficient. Loved this cozy spot.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Tea, Bar Seating, Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Came here for lunch , and asked the hostess if we could have a table that we had sat at a prior lunch , it was occupied so we got a nice table outside , what was nice as when the original table was cleared the hostess returned to offer us the original table we requested (but we had a great view outside) . The food was great ! The onion tart is fabulous , and being the fall season we had the roasted pumpkin gnocchi, also great. Servers were very quick , but did not make you feel rushed. Definitely have to return here!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Outstanding food! Not over priced. Of course, exceptional wine list.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 25, 2017

nice spot, but the bartender was rude and unattentive.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

I met my husband here for lunch since it was close to work. The food was excellent as was the service, however, if you plan on having a conversation, inside is very nosey, if the weather permits, sit outside!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great place, food and very nice the whole experience! We will go back

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Fantastic night thank you Wine Spectator for introducing me to this gem. Jesus and Christian your steer to the scallops and white burgundy was spot on.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Scenic View, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

There is great service at the restaurant. The wine recommendations from the staff were excellent. I recommend Morrell absolutely. Great establishment!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Wonderful food, and setting is beautiful if you can sit outside. I had the octopus salad, which was superb. My guest had the past dish of the day, which looked very good. We were served promptly, and in and out in an hour. I would have liked to linger longer, but my guest was pressed for time, and the service made the meal happen without feeling rushed. I will be back when I can linger longer. Lovely place.

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·Dined on August 28, 2017

This was my first visit here. It is very convenient location for me and many of my colleagues. The food was delicious and everyone was super friendly. The only issue we encountered is that my colleague and I ordered the same salad with different modifications. The server only listened to our requests and did not write them down so when we got our salads, they were not prepared as instructed. Mine included something I wanted excluded and my colleagues excluded something that should have been included. Hers was fixed and I ended up just leaving behind what I did not like. It is not a big deal to me but hate to see that food go to waste.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Anna is fantastic! Perfect wine pairing! Perfect night!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Always a wonderful experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great place to stop in before a show (very convenient to Radio City) or when passing through the area. The Rockefeller Center vicinity is pretty lean when it comes to a reasonable place to pause for a glass of wine and a snack; Morrell's fits that bill admirably. In addition, the wine list is well above the norm, well-priced and varied. I look forward to returning!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Christian Fentress is exceptional. Perfect service. Perfect wine pairings. Perfect food choices.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. I try to have lunch here every time I'm in NY. If you love great wine and food this restaurant is for you.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 4, 2017

This was my first time at this restaurant. It was great first experience. My friends and I really enjoyed the food and ambience. Our waiter Fernando was great and knowledge about the menu and wine selection.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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