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Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe

712 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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American, European
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Hours of operation
Mon-Sat Kitchen Hours
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
Kitchen Hours
Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 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
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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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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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 to book your event.

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What 712 People Are Saying
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AndrePasson (Hamburg Area)
Dined 4 days ago

Good location. No service. Bad food. And wines. Nothing special in the open bottle category.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
Dined 4 days ago

This place is a ripoff. We went because we are both big wine lovers, and they have some higher end wines by the glass. Disappointed when we got there because several shown on the website menu weren’t on the wine list. Bigger issue was the pours were unbelievably skimpy, which made their wines by the glass an offensive ripoff. Food was quite tasty, though again portions were tiny. I will not return.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
Dined 4 days ago

I always try to come by Morrell when I visit NYC. Their wine selection is extensive, and their location right next to Rockefeller Center guarantees good people watching. The wine by the glass prices are a bit high, but there are values to be found when you buy by a bottle. Their charcuterie is superb, and the chef's selection of cheeses was even better. The only disappointing aspect of the visit was the service. We went on a fairly slow day at 2pm, and there were only 3 other groups in the restaurant, including at the bar. While the food and drinks were served promptly, we had to flag our server down on three separate occasions to refill water glasses (we were patiently waiting each time). Not a huge deal but noticeable on such a slow day. However, given the quality of the food, the wine list and the location, I will definitely come here again.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on January 6, 2018

Service needs refining
But very nice
Beautiful atmosphere
Food good

JimD (Central Coast)
Dined on January 3, 2018

Delicious duck and salmon, served with wonderful Chardonnay by an attentive staff. A great evening in a perfect location.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on January 1, 2018

Alec our waiter was the best. We had great conversations with him. We had reservation at 7:30 but walking around in the bitter cold on New Years Eve they were able to take us earlier. We heard everyone cheer at the bar and we asked why. They said a bottle of champagne was opened at the bar with a sword. To our surprise he came to the room where we were eating and they opened up another one and we got to share. What a great surprise. The Pear salad was really good. I consider myself a snob on pear salads because I will get them where ever I go and I loved this one. Next time i am in the city I will be coming back. Thanks for making my New Years Eve a warm and enjoyable one.

NWFoodie (Portland)
Dined on December 28, 2017

Perfect location fro the holidays! Great wine and food!

JoeWarrior59 (New York Area)
Dined on December 28, 2017

Tony the server was great. He is friendly and very good

vipLmitch (Mississippi)
Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was very good but service was a little slow. We weee not in a hurry so we were fine with it.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on December 25, 2017

Had a lovely birthday celebration meal on Xmas Eve and thoroughly enjoyed the food and wine on offer.
The atmosphere was informal and relaxed but still felt special for this occasion.
Only let down by the restaurant closing early so felt a bit rushed.