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Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe

722 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 722 People Are Saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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wjodye (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 13 hours ago

Honestly I went here with my girlfriend hoping to really like it. The service was attentive. The wine was very good though extremely high priced for a very stingy pour. There was a problem with part of our order and it was taken care very quickly and well. All these things made me want to rate it highly. I simply couldn't because the meal was mediocre.
I have eaten at 4 star restaurants and dive bars and have come to believe that all that really matters is the product you put out, certainly the more expensive ones you have every right to expect near perfection. This place is fairly expensive and nothing was near perfect.
I had the deviled eggs to start and they were well put together visually but were dramatically over salted. I had the oyster special which would have been good had whoever had been shucking them not broken shell into 9 out of the 12 of them. That is just careless. I also had steak tartare. Again it was pretty looking but I suspect because of how finely chopped the meat was and how much onion and caper was mixed into it that it was not a top cut like you would hope for in a tartare. No matter if that is true or not it was mediocre in taste as well. Lastly my girlfriend described her salad as alright and the salmon she had as under seasoned.
Overall this place needs to pick up it's game though I suspect it's location will keep it in business for the long haul.

adupont (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful Rockefeller Plaza venue in gorgeous surroundings overlooking Rockefeller Plaza.
Excellent service, food, and attentiveness in all areas. A must go.Outstanding, wine selection.
Shhh..don't tell your ex boyfriend.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Morrell was a fantastic place for a business lunch. It was lively, but not too loud. Great food and service.

TakyS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018


vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

It is a very nice place to stop for a light meal on Saturday. Nice list of wines, delicious food, attentive staff. I like very much the classics: deviled eggs and croque monsieur!

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Trip to. The city with family from near & far

Hunt (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

the salad nicoise was the best I have ever had. The tuna was seared just right.

I waiter recommended a wine that paired perfectly with the tuna. I had picked one out but the waiter's recommendation was perfect and half the price !

We're definitely coming back.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The best place in NYC to savor a glass of wine! My go-to place for after-work brainstorming, celebrations, or to meet before heading out.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great wine list & food. Packed on a Friday at 1:00 so definitely have a reservation. Had the warm beet salad-the small size was still big enough to split. Steak tartare was good-not the most amazing I’ve ever had but definitely above average. My friend ordered the steak salad and enjoyed it but the warm olives appetizer had all olives with pits in them which makes it hard to eat and have a leisurely lunch when you have to keep spitting out the pits! Charcuterie boards looked amazing but we didn’t need that much food so didn’t order one but if we were there in the evening having wine it would be the perfect accompaniment

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

I appreciate the vegan options on the menu. Makes it easy to have a business lunch with a "mixed" crowd.

AndrePasson (Hamburg Area)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Service needs refining
But very nice
Beautiful atmosphere
Food good

JimD (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

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