Morso

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362 reviews
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21+ guests. Since we opened, Morso has been voted the best wine bar in Gig Harbor each year. With our picturesque waterfront view of Gig Harbor Bay, Morso is that comfortable neighborhood place to enjoy lunch, gather for Happy Hour, stay for dinner, attend a concet, or hold a business meeting. Our menu selections are inspired and influenced by cuisines of the world along with wines from around the world and right in our backyard. Out on the town, on your way home from work or just catching up with friends, stop in, you’ll never feel out of place.
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RL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. It never disappoints

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M
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here for New Years and it was fantastic. Food delicious, excellent service.

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RR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Morso is a small, one-of-a-kind restaurant with fabulous views of the Gig Harbor waterfront. The menu includes unique entrees and a long list of regional (Washington, Orgon) wines that we look forward to trying on our repeat visits. The service and atmosphere add to the enjoyable experience. Attached to the restaurant is an art gallery run by the restaurant's owner, who makes the space available to local artists. We always follow-up our meal with a tour of the gallery. There are a lot of restaurant options in Gig Harbor, but Morso is one of our favorites.

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SS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The entire experience was excellent, food, wine and service. Would definitely return.

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L
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Crab cakes were greasy and the worst I have had in a long time. They were 3/8 inch thick, burned with no crab flavor. The beet salad was sad, 12 small 1/4 x 1/4 pieces of beet with dry, tasteless chicken. The service was fair, but the wait staff did not know the wine list well enough to take an order without having it pointed out on the list.

We will not return

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BF
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place full. Great wine selection. Loved the Polenta Lasagna

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KG
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service and food was slow. Overall dinner meal though was fantastic. Desserts though were probably the worst I have had in a long time. We were a group of 5, and all agree. Great place to go if you have a lot of extra time, but might be too loud if you want to be able to talk.

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TR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Even though it seems to be a small bites kind of place, it really has some well prepared entrees along with some very tasty starters. And moderately priced to boot.

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CH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

90th birthday celebration

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RS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Really nice place, great atmosphere and wine, we had short ribs and cassoulet; very tasty but both plates would benefit from a little more balance.

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LS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morso is extra-special -- a top-flight restaurant poised at the head of picturesque Gig Harbor. Excellent food from an always creative menu. Staff are outstanding. Great place for lunch, a coffee-chat, or dinner. Highly recommended.

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OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding dinner at Morso. The wine list was extensive with wines from all over the world and fairly priced. The food was delicious. I recommend ordering the warm Brie appetizer. I can’t wait to go back.

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m
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morso is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant (Sutton Place) and worth a short walk from all over the area. The food is delicious, always well prepared and served piping hot by the friendly staff. We have enjoyed the pasta with sausages, the veal piccata, and of course the many specialties.

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LH
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

My husband and I discovered Morso a few years back. A client had given us a gift certificate for Christmas,so we decided to try it. We live in Tacoma, so chances are we would have never found this place without that gift certificate. Since then each experience has been absolutely wonderful. From food, to the service, to the ambience it has been all great. Kevin is our favorite server. He always has wonderful suggestions, knows his product and has a sense of passion about both the restaurant, the beverages and the food. Unfortunately, he was not there during our most recent visit. I don’t recall the young lady’s name who served us, but it was a slow evening and her mind seemed to be more on socializing with coworkers verses serving her tables. Our salad was quite enjoyable, and the appetizer was good. I had decided to try something new and ordered the crabcakes. They were small in diameter, rather flat and the exterior had the texture of flavorless straw. I ended up splitting open the crabcakes and scraped off the edible portion of the interior. They looked and tasted like they had been cooked in a hurry over too high of heat. All in all, I left most of my food on my plate. The server came by to pick up the dishes, and asked if I wanted to have my food box up. I replied no. She did not ask how my meal was or why I had left so much food on my plate. She just hesitantly replied oh, OK. Although it’s been about 10 years, I had been in the restaurant industry for over 14 years at a variety of restaurants. If anyone had left the amount of food I had on that plate, at the very least I would have asked how everything was. Frankly, it felt like she just didn’t want to deal with it. My husband ordered his usual, the braised ribs and found it more or less up to par.
Nonetheless we will be back and will call ahead to see if Kevin is working! Thank you for your time.

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KA
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very warm and inviting atmosphere. Food was delicious salmon served with Forbidden black rice.

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TT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was awesome. Great food and wine provided with excellent service. The presentation was wonderful with perfect timing throughout the meal.

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OT
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morse’s is a wine bar with great food! Good ambiance. We had the king salmon and the pa lamp chilis. We will go back!

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BS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Morso since it first opened and we have never been disappointed. Excellent food and friendly service. The view is the best in Gig Harbor.

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C
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Morso for date night. It was packed and pretty loud, but the food and wine were delicious!

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OT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love dining here and Lisa our waitperson is exceptional! Morso always meets our expectations. Thank you.

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OT
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Two of our favorite finds are water views and good wines reasonably priced. Morso has both especially on Sundays where selected wines are all $5.00 while they last. The outdoor terrace overlooking the marina area of Gig Harbor is a relaxing break and a step up from chain restaurants. The chef is very innovative as examples by the best fried oysters in a cornmeal coating.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Will go regularly

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TR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I sought out a unique, tasteful, romantic but not stuffy place for our anniversary dinner and made an online reservation at Morso for a Sunday evening, 7pm dinner. It's called Morso Wine Bar, but after reading the menu, reviews and seeing some photos, I choose it. Yes, it's a wine bar, lots of wine, long wine list, wine bottles and crates decor but I think 'wine bar' is too limiting. Mostly two and four chair tables. One long pub-height table, limited bar seating. Some beers on tap and lots of wine. The Menu isn't huge, but sufficient to offer a choice for most anyone with starters, salads and entree's. Mid-level pricing and the food was very good on our visit!

We arrived early and sat at the pub table, enjoyed some wine before moving to a two-seat window table. There is a patio immediately outside which will have a great view during daylight and good weather. When we arrived there were actually a lot of people and the waiter (Kevin) told us it'd be at least 25 minutes before we could place any food order, they were short-staffed and unexpectedly busy. No problem for us.

We loved the bottle of white wine, so much we were looking it up online. We can order it for $16, much better than the $36/bottle there, but guess what....we ordered a second bottle with dinner anyway!

We started with the 'warm brie w brown sugar, pecans and port reduction with toasted baguette slices and we loved it! She had 'polenta lasagna', very good. I had 'pan fried crab cakes' and also like the whole meal. Finished with the 'creme brulee cheesecake', fluffy and good.

The decor is dark with white ice-sickle lights around the ceiling edge, cute. Hardwood tables and chairs, some tables with table clothes, some without. Some minor artwork on the walls. Restrooms clean and well decorated. Off hours parking no problem, though you either park above or below Morso so you have to use stairs either way. I imagine during lunch, good weather and summers that parking will be more challenged.

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Boise
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very quaint, the food was a total surprise need to get the boneless braised short ribs and crab cake plates and share.

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VI
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Servers were as nice as could be but incredibly slow. Sat for too long before any service At all. Then finally a very nice woman said hello, disappeared to get water, returning 10 minutes later with water. We ordered an appetizer & a bottle of wine. The appetizer came out 20 minutes later, the wine, another 10 minutes after that - unopened, & no glasses, that took another 10 minutes. Luckily the company was good because our entrees then took another 40 minutes or so. Our casual wine bar dinner ( for 4 people) ended up taking more than 2 hours. The halibut was flavorful but over cooked , the chicken, tasty but over salted, the crab cakes recommended by the server were inedible and the polenta lasagna was good. They did give us complimentary dessert (good) to compensate for the crab cakes. The place has potential but can’t say we’d hurry back.

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RT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Spot in Downtown Gig Harbor!
The Wine List and the food are superb!

This is our go-to spot for guests and date nights...

Love it!!!

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VL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Baked Brie and toppings was excellent. The polenta lasagne was quite satisfying. Service was efficient and friendly.

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BK
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

We have dined here many times and enjoyed it. I received a call 3 1/2 hours before our reservation, which was at 5:00 to confirm and let me know that, "oh, by the way, we are closing at 7:00 for a concert but two hours is plenty of time for you." That should have been disclosed when I made my reservation, not 3 1/2 hours before we were due there and couldn't find something else. When we arrived the band was set up and was warming up and tuning their instruments. It is a small area so the noise level was very disruptive. We were dining with an elderly couple, he is in his late 80s, and had to remove his hearing aids because the musical instruments were interfering with them. We couldn't converse until they stopped warming up. One of the things we have always enjoyed about Morso is the relaxed atmosphere and being able to linger. From the moment we sat down we were rushed. Our server, who made us feel most unwelcome, was asking ever five minutes if we had decided on our order. I don't know that we will every go back

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful gem with a terrific view, wines are carefully chosen, and staff are really kind and accommodating. We are so lucky to have Morso here in Gig Harbor!

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j
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The waitress was extremely accommodating and helpful right up to the end when she mixed up our credit cards and we didn’t realize it until the next day. We live in Seattle and our friends in Purdy. It was a bit inconvenient but accidents happen.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Best wine list in town, but a little overpriced. Good steak, but not as good as last time.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite local places, it was very loud due to inconsiderate patrons. Normally conversations are easier.

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RJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Morso had been a favorite of the friends we were visiting, but it just didn't seem ready for prime time the night we ate there. Our waitress forgot a cocktail and a salad, and despite the restaurant being barely half full, our first courses took 35 minutes after ordering to arrive at the table, and main courses almost as long. The waitress apologized for her mistakes but didn't make much of an effort to improve and disappeared for long stretches. The food was only so-so: the "roasted" beets in the salad tasted boiled (which is to say, they didn't have much taste at all), and the Venetian style risotto was basically a huge pile of rice with 4 or 5 bland shrimp perched on top. The crab cakes tasted more cake than crab (although the Asian slaw with them was tasty). No reason to return.

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CB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food in a great setting. The service was top notch! This was our anniversary dinner. Everything was perfect.

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p
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A friend and I partipated in Gig Harbor's 1st saturday Art Walk and this was one of the stops. We would have loved to stay for lunch if we had more time, but I did end up bringing my husband the next day. We didn't realize they don't open until 2pm on Sundays as there is no signage on their door. Luckily we found them on Open table so we made reservations and went for a walk along the lovely water front. We found out Morso's only serves off of their dinner menu on Sundays. And though I don't drink wine, they have $5 wine specials on Sundays. They have lots of fun small plates and we both enjoyed the options we selected. They have a lovely deck with a veiw of the harbor. It was an enjoyable lunch and we will be back to try the lunch menu which we found out is only offered on Friday and Saturdays.

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SH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have enjoyed Morso for quite a few years. I recommend it to all my friends and have begun setting it up
as a a wonderful gathering place. I particularly like the small plate offerings. Also enjoy the wine tastings. Lisa and Kevin are outstanding!!!!!

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LH
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time from start to finish! We come here about once or twice a year and always enjoy ourselves. This night however was perfect. Kevin, our server was awesome. He suggested some knock your socks off entrees and introduced us to our new favorite beer, Bear Republic. His timing was perfect and so was the food. Kevin really made our experience memorable!

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SL
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great casual atmosphere with outside deck and water view. Plenty of gluten free options are clearly marked on the menu. Service was friendly, prompt and professional. This place is a favorite.

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L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We love Morso and try to come every year! We’re from Maryland and enjoy this spot! Nothing like this back home!

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KH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of wines, Kevin is a knowledgeable and helpful server, the menu is interesting, and the food is well prepared. The view is great, and there is patio seating, although the A/C inside was what I chose! Great people at Morso always make me feel welcome.

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