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Ristorante Morini - Permanently Closed

4.4
4.4
1405 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Ristorante Morini celebrates Italian cuisine by offering regional specialties, showcasing Chef Michael White’s modern interpretations of traditional dishes. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by a lively first floor dining room, featuring a stunning backlit bar. The bar at Ristorante Morini features seasonally crafted cocktails along with a full menu. Ristorante Morini takes reservations both online and by phone.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday to Friday, 12:00pm - 2:30pm. Brunch: Sunday, 11:30am - 2:30pm. Dinner: Monday to Saturday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm. Sunday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm.

  • Phone number

    (212) 249-0444

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael White

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    86th Street

  • Parking details

    1 hour metered parking from 10am - 7pm. Free street parking available after 7pm from Mon - Sat; all day Sunday. Several parking garages within a couple blocks of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    4,5,6 Train to 86th Street and Lexington Avenue

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,405 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.0Value

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  1. CP

    ChristineP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The restaurant is closed!!! How dare you book reservation for a restaurant that doesn’t exist anymore !

  2. DL

    DianaL

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Morini was always very good but I guess since it is closing August 16, it was just ok this time. Menu was limited many dishes not featured anymore, only a couple of desserts left. Sparkling water had no bubbles Service was so so. He was trying but struggled.

  3. K

    Kathy

    New York Area

    122 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Too late the restaurant lost their lease. Appetizers came just before the wine. The dessert was on the menu including ice cream but arrived without with no explanation. Turns out they had refrigerator problems???

  4. d

    david

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous staff General Manager and team awesome! Thanks!

  5. MS

    MaggieS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We in the neighborhood are VERY sorry to see this place close!

  6. R

    Raffi

    New York Area

    62 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Apparently the restaurant is closing. They served food in that manner

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everyone was wonderful! Great food and ambiance!

  8. K

    Kathy2go

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We’ve been coming to Morini for quite a few times, and for some reason, this one was just a so-so experience overall.

  9. m

    mikeyclimb

    New York Area

    148 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    if you are an upper east sider this is one that should be on your go to list. service is excellent (4 1/2 stars) sommelier is informative, pleasant and professional. cuisine (scallops, salt cod ravioli, snapper) was excellent. only downer is the somewhat outdated interior and older UES clientele. that said, we eat here frequently and have never been disappointed and neither will you

  10. b

    bigredesq

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Terrific service and delicious food. Sad this location is closing soon. :(

  11. g

    gourmetgal

    New York Area

    397 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    397 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We were very disappointed with brunch this time. The waitress didn't seem to know what was in some of the dishes and just read the menu to us (which isn't helpful.) Everything was very salty. And one of the $23 brunch entrees didn't come with so much as a leaf of lettuce. Our other experiences here have been good, so we aren't writing it off yet. But we sure do hope they fix these issues because there's too much competition to eat a bad brunch especially at that price.

  12. a

    abomb26

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    overall3food4service5ambience3

    Purchased a gilt city promo we were treated like a King and Queen. The service was amazing, place is pretty, food was very good and the location (although quiet) is a nice walk from Central Park. I loved it and will def. return!

  13. R

    Rainbow1

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    Lousy service where the staff seemed to very relaxed. The food quality was average, in addition they ranout of some products and brought one main dish not considering our request for diet restriction which was informed to our waiter. Definitely, we will not go back!

  14. W

    Wyndon

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Intimate and stylish bar/lounge seating. Pricey but worth it. Casually elegant and perfect for a lunch apres museum or shopping in the area.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Chicken was super over done - was very disappointed.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food

  17. a

    april

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place!

  18. t

    truedat

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Sunday supper is a favorite of ours - low key, excellent family-style food.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Management needs to retrain wait staff as to how one serves and be responsive to customers. Very disappointed

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    very brilliant place!will come here again!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as always!

  22. AK

    AnthonyK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    It was noon, so things were quiet. Personable welcome. Best focaccia I've ever had. Imaginative dishes true to the Italian tradition. The homemade cannoli gelato was just right to conclude the feast.

  23. F

    Frequentdiner

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Food is good. Wines are overpriced especially wines by the glass.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner for first night in New York!

  25. SL

    SuzanneL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience1

    My husband and I have eaten at Ristorante Morini at least twice a month since it opened. It had been a favorite family restaurant until last Friday. As one of the hostesses ushered us into the elevator, she told my husband he had the elevator ride to take off his baseball cap. It was in large part the way this was delivered. We are both professionals with advanced degrees but we felt reduced to peasants in that one sentence. As a result, we will not be returning to Ristorante Morini.

  26. H

    Hungry

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Notoriously small portions (as I was told by others)

  27. e

    eatright

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent and getting better.!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    Service was disappointing

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall1food4service1ambience5

    After they brought us our check they came back and asked for more money because they had undercharged us and didn’t even apologize.

  30. EK

    EmilyK

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Ristorante Morini has two levels with seating. The downstairs level is smaller and has a cozier feel, while we sat upstairs which is more elegant and spacious feeling. Though, both levels were beautiful. The staff was very attentive and helpful, and the food was incredible! We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and time spent there.

  31. B

    Bree

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The service is fantastic. I enjoyed my lunch entree. The noise for a lunch crowd was surprisingly moderate. We were seated one table from another group who were speaking at a normal level and it was quiet enough for us to hear each other.

  32. SY

    SueY

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sad it's closed

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Food was very good but the restaurant was understaffed leading to poor service. The waiter and support staff were very good, just not enough of them. We dined in the first floor.

  34. n

    nickwu

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the place and food. It is extremely good for the Sunday Branch.

  35. BB

    BernardB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    The food was fine. The service very good. The noise level much too loud for easy conversation. Dislike policy rigidity in rules about only taking full orders for the table. We prefer being able to order appetizers while waiting for the couple caught in traffic to arrive.

  36. PM

    PhilM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2019

    overall5food5service1ambience5

    Outstanding. Except do not get Tiffany as your waitress, extremely neglectful and slow service with her.

  37. BR

    BllueRibbon

    Portland

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Great food, old world service. Place just feels old...and so does the clientele.

  38. W

    Winston

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Charming restaurant, on two levels, with delicious and reasonable prix fixe lunch choices. Service is always impeccable and warm, and after several visits, it is my favorite for lunch or brunch in the upper Madison Avenue area. Tables are not too close together, the greeting at reception is welcoming and after trying many dishes, I have loved every last one of them! We had a Holiday lunch for 10, and we were also well served, as are lunches for two or three.

  39. j

    jill116

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated a friend’s 70 th birthday with 5 of us. Never rushed us...excellent service and delicious food. This location and restaurant is the perfect respite from the hectic city. How refreshing to have 2 hours of meaningful conversation in such a lovely comfortable setting!

  40. KK

    KazueK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everything was great. The tiramisu is to die for!!

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Ristorante Morini - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 1405 OpenTable diners

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Cross street

    86th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Monday to Friday, 12:00pm - 2:30pm. Brunch: Sunday, 11:30am - 2:30pm. Dinner: Monday to Saturday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm. Sunday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm.

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    1 hour metered parking from 10am - 7pm. Free street parking available after 7pm from Mon - Sat; all day Sunday. Several parking garages within a couple blocks of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    4,5,6 Train to 86th Street and Lexington Avenue

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael White

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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