Motel Morris

4.7
116 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Motel Morris is a neighborhood restaurant and bar from the team behind The Commons Chelsea, located on the southwest corner of seventh avenue and eighteenth street in the Chelsea, New York City. Chef Bill McDaniel's menu is seasonal American with global influences and fun nods to classic American dishes. The beverage program consists of local craft beer, a fresh take on some classic cocktails, and a well curated wine list by GM Jamie Steinberg.

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What 116 people are saying
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4.7based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSydneyO
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always cute here but really loud a even early s Ed hen we went. Still cute and I will go again

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vipJerry
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. You get the feeling the owners really care!

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vipLeon
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice design, nice vibe, good atmosphere. All food was excellent; drinks very nice also.

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RudyJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pancake was amazing. Steak was cooked well. Unfortunately, the cocktails were disappointing and not really a cock-tail restaurant to had.

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vipThomB
New England
25 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic friendly service that’s not overbearing
Great entree options that made everyone happy
Really great bartenders who know how to make a good gimlet!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After I noted that I would be on a date, the restaurant gave us a nice intimate table and superior quality service.

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RichardM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal sitting at the bar and special service from the bartender who couldn't be friendlier. We shared a great appetizer deviled eggs and then both had the Monday Night special of Lobster Pot Pie which was near perfection! Can't wait to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Excellent meal

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vipLauren
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best! I brought a few friends there and I consistently run into them there as they bring other friends back :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Tacos on taco Sunday were great, but the grilled tuna was oddly tough and unsatisfying served with odd sides. The curved banquette seats were uncomfortable, and it was loud. Our server was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tight space. No option to book a table just bar seating

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vipJimH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great neighborhood spot that is worth traveling for creative food, served professionally and with warmth and lovely ambience.

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vipTaraW
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, the place has a cool vibe and the staff is great.

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CorinneH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience and was surprised by how great the food was. Exceeded my expectations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was very good. Felt a little hungry afterwards but still very content. Love this place for a cozy weeknight meal or drinks

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vipNCfoodie
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Sumac salmon and hen of the woods mushrooms were fabulous and the Sancerre was great. Cool and friendly atmosphere that wasn’t noisy (rare). Food prices were quite moderate, but the wine was a bit high. Highly recommended.

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vipCulinary97
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Water could been refill a bit faster. Bit dark and had to use my iPhone flashlight to read menu.

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vipRiki
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, what a beautiful neighborhood gem!

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vipnycfoodie
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for lunch. Cute place. Tables are close together and it was packed. Service was good. Garlic bread is a must and the mushrooms were very good, though I don’t think I’d order the other things we tried again.

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vipMindiR
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, delightful service and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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vipSuzanne
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and service! Only concern was the noise level because it is a small place with a full bar. Otherwise, absolutely recommed it.

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vipSueP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A big group of us came for Thanksgiving dinner. Jamie and Ben could not have been more accommodating and made our day fun and relaxed.
Great prix fix selections, we tried pretty much everything and it was all fabulous.
We will be back!

JC
vipJulianC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent - would be 5 stars if they had better veggie-friendly options.

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JLH7
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Motel Morris is great! And finally added a vegetarian option to the menu (tho served cold). Even the special was veg, too. Cocktails are always unbeatable.

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RitaO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Excellent service. Cool decor (especially pink bathroom)! A bit pricy but I guess that NYC.

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MikeJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been twice for brunch. It was fantastic each time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. A bit overpriced, buts it’s New York City.

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vipTimmmyk
New York Area
267 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at Motel Morris. Excellent food. Excellent service. Great drinks. Cool vibe.

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vipDanielleR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool vibe, retro style decor. Great food. Awesome service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Alexis was so helpful!

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vipTimmmyk
New York Area
267 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great food. Great staff - our server Barbara is terrific. Good drinks. Cool vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The blue fin tuna was terrible - cold and tough and not medium cooked, which is what we had requested

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DominiqueS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great and the service was outstanding

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vipCBNY
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great spot for lunch if you are in the area. The food is consistently good, the atmosphere is charming and comfortable, and it is usually quiet enough at lunch to have a conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
117 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Super tasty meal but the service is very slow and partially unavailable. When they came, they were sweet but they need more staff

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Would like to see a few more items on menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere.

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vipPicky
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was lovely and accommodatinig- very much appreciated. The mussels and the salads were just terrific

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vipLeesa
London
58 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I usually enjoy dining at motel Morris. The food is light and delicious, staff are friendly and attentive. However, this time around our protein were over cooked and so dry. We had crispy chicken sandwich, which probably was chicken thigh and it was really dry. For a chicken thigh to be that dry they must have over cooked it quiet a lot. My falafel in my salad were also very dry. Gave feed back to the staff and hope they'll have better quality check next time.

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Motel Morris is rated 4.7 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.