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About Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe

Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe serves more than approximately 80wines 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 from around the world. With views of Rockefeller Plaza, and during the winter holidays, the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, the upscale wine bar also offers globally inspired bar bites, innovative cocktails, and a selection of aged, large format beers from around the world. Join us this summer for wine on our newly redesigned terrace in the heart of midtown's beautiful landmark.

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, 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:
Rockefeller Center

Executive Chef:
Juan-Carlos Mendoza

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, 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 is the hidden gem in Rockefeller Plaza. We have long been one of the business lunch and afterwork wine stops before heading home. In recent years Morrell has expanded to include use of our two very distinctive spaces as semi-private event spaces for multi purpose events.

Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
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Good for a Date (14)
Great for Lunch (10)
Business Meals (9)
Casual (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Scenic View (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Special Occasion (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Seasonal (3)
People Watching (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Romantic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Service particularly poor.

Menu had to pick from.

Poor value.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Food and service was very quick , nice and quiet during lunch , staff was very friendly. Many wines to choose

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

I had the onion tart soup which is several onions pureed together and it was delicious. The lamb cavetelli was also very delicious and perfectly done. They have a wonderful wine list and the staff is pleasant and friendly.

I would go back

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

We sat outside on the patio which is a lovely space and we had perfect weather for it. We shared the stuffed mushrooms which were delicious over zesty lemon slices. We both had the caprese salad with delicious heirloom tomatoes. We each had a glass of wine. Just coffee for dessert. It was a pleasant lunch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Good wine and food. It is one of our local go to places when friends gather in an area where we all worked together. Tourist area, but the greenery surrounding the outdoor eating area creates a cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great food in a lively atmosphere

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

We didn't realize it was restaurant week but when we saw the menus we thought, why not? The dishes that were offered were really nice and tasty. We got the risotto and pork loin. Their wine list is fantastic - I would love to go back and try some more. We didn't get the cheese and charcuterie plates (we were too full!) but they looked great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

The service was OK, but our waitress seemed distracted, and not very interested in our lunch party. The food and the wine were excellent as always! There were some modest changes to the menu from my last visit. Still great selections.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Wonderful experience. Great location and reasonably priced. I've already made a rez to go back in a couple weeks.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Morrell Wine Bar and Cafe is a special spot at Rockefeller Center. It's great to dine outside but inside is charming, also. The wine selection is superior and the menu is varied. You can have small plates, share or have a complete dinner. The food is excellent and the wait staff is attentive, friendly and professional. It's definitely one of my favorites.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Great dinner outside! Nice view of Rockefeller center

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Wanted some place new prior to a performance eat city Center. This sounded good and reasonably priced for the neighborhood. My experience exceeded expectations. Staff was attentive without being overbearing. Wine list was impressive. Food was delicious. We al shared several small plates so got a fairly good sampling. the truffled eggs and the octopus salad were stand outs. I would definitely return for more.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

A neighborhood standby. Elegantly plated and creative choices with distinctive flavors and a superb wine list- I wish I drank at lunch, but I don't. The salads are lovely( a bit lean on the greens, but I'm one of the few who prefers a huge American into of greens to parsimonious protein) and the duo of tuna and salmon tartare is always a winner. Good place for a business lunch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Love this place for business lunches

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