The Morgan Dining Room
It’s a beautiful space for lunch, or brunch.
The food is really superb. Don’t neglect the bespoke cocktails and the breads!
We forget that some of the best dining experiences are to be had in our museums. The Morgan Dining Room is one such venue, where the ambiance, the food, and service all come together to offer a positive dining experience. "Genteel" may be a word that today inspires disdain rather than respect, but for this visitor, it is refreshing to have a meal in a setting that is graceful and, well, genteel. Portraits of sitters from a bygone era grace the walls; the architecture and décor are beautiful and elegant; the table settings are tasteful. Most important is the food, which is beautifully prepared, balanced, and carefully presented. Service is polite. On my visit I enjoyed the chicken thighs with soppressata, olives, tomatoes, garlic, served over a cloud-like potato purée. It was absolutely glorious. You will pay a bit more at the Morgan Dining Room, even for lunch. But every bite is worth the price.
Great brunch. Nice atmosphere. Fun to explore museum as well as eat.
Excellent all around!
This restaurant is in the Morgan Museum. So ambiance is special and excellent. Starter salad was OK but uninspired. Main entree was "Maine Lobster." 30 bucks for OMG lobster. Or so I thought until it arrived at the table. A very small amount of lobster meat could be extracted from the body of this crustacean. The lobster tails usually a food source? Missing in action. The "lobster" came with a choice of sides. Mine was the fingerling potatoes. They were excellent. Coffee to end the meal. My OXO makes a far far better cup. Service was top notch. Even a specialist in peppering your salad etc. was at the ready. I enjoyed a stop at the adjacent hift shop.
lovely room. a place to go if you want to talk quietly. serene and stylish.
wish you served dinner.
The Chatham Cod was delicious! I also enjoyed the salad appetizer.
A beautiful experience. The setting was exquisite, the food was delicious, and the service was impeccable!
All perfect except the waiter was a bit pushy with unsolicited recommendations and clearly annoyed when we didn’t do what he had suggested. But the rest made up for it anyway!☺️
An exquisite lunch: the waitstaff is very attentive, the ambiance very charming, and the food as always superb. A beautifully presented meal with a delicious celeriac soup, wonderful lobster with a side of greene, and a refreshing coconut sorbet.
My friends and I were so excited to come, but was disappointed. The food was ok.. the dining room is very warm, almost hot. No air circulation. Service was slow. We had to wait for our entrees... The waitress was worried too, she told is the food was coming.
We got there at 12 and left at 1.45pm. We needed to rush back to work.
Overall, nothing to exciting.
Beautiful space. Service was a bit slower than NYC average. Also, I found my entree, the Lobster omelette, to be a bit more bland than my palette would have preferred. Beautiful space though and beautiful museum. Would recommend if ambiance is your top priority.
Beautiful room, elegant & delicious food, friendly service, and you can hear each other! A rare gem.
My partner said her salad was too salty and when I tasted it I found it too salty as well. The service was excellent, the staff treated us like Morgan’s!
Food was delicious, well prepared and flavorful. The staff was friendly and attentive. The room is cozy.
Been a long time since we had been there- it was a delightful experience. Our entrees were great but the arugula/ Parmesan salad was exceptional. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
The ONE server was spread pretty thin. She was polite and worked hard but once your food arrived table service (water, etc) dried up. And when she had to take orders for the table next to us, she sort of squeezed between my guest and the person whose order she was taking.
Food was good. Its a lovely, special place for a lunch.
Very imaginative and nicely prepared food in a lovely setting; perfect for lunch.
My first brunch at the Morgan Dining Room. Service was attentive without being intrusive. The food was very good - my guests and I were quite pleased. The noise level was acceptable.
My yoghurt with fruit and nuts was delicious. The cod main course was the best cod I ever had.
I will be back!
We ate brunch at the Morgan Dining Room on Sunday 5 January. My hanger steak arrived at the table with a raw cold beef bone on the plate (beef shank bone? See photo). I believe this was supposed to be roasted bone marrow as a steak condiment, not as a food safety contamination concern. My wife ordered 2 appetizers as her entire meal: avocado toast ($13) and celeriac soup ($15) but was billed $35 for the “two course prix fixe”. These problems aside, the food and service was quite good. I urge the restaurant managers to address these problems quickly before they affect other guests.
Not as good as I remembered
Very pleasant venue for brunch. Decor exquisite. Food very good. Could use a larger selection of dishes.
The waiter was excellent ,but the delay in getting the food was extraordinarily long and unacceptable.
Fabulous venue to enjoy a memorable meal with friends.
The celery soup was delicious.
As was the flank steak, with swiss chard, fingerling potatoes, with white anchovies with a subtle but delicious.
And who doesn't like olive bread?
Thanks so much.
Such a lovely and unique experience. Ambiance like no other. Interesting menu selections, perfectly prepared
Extremely slow/forgetful wait staff. Drink was delivered to wrong table, and we had to remind the staff what we had ordered multiple times.
The staff were personable and attentive, and the presentation of the food was both attractive and comfortably paced. The quality of the meal was very good, and, though it is a not inexpensive restaurant, the experience was fulfilling and worthwhile, especially when one can pursue a postprandial perambulation in the delightful Morgan Galleries (don't miss the John Singer Sargent drawings!).
Excellent service and food was top-notch. Upscale but still makes you feel welcome. We went around Christmas time for lunch. We had seen the dining room before when we visited the Morgan in the past and kept it in mind; glad we got to try it and it did not disappoint. Great prix fixe brunch/ lunch and the food choices were inspired. Our server was very accommodating. Overall a great experience and would highly recommend.
The ambiance, service and menu are excellent. What was deeply disappointing was the effort that was made to alert the chef to the fact that one of our guests is Vegan. When the wait person was instructed to allow the chef free-range to prepare any form of appetizer and entree according to that restriction, the guest in question was told that the ONLY option was a green salad. This was presented with oil and lemon juice. In this day and age--especially in a Manhattan fine-dining establishment with an expensive price tag--it is TOTALLY unacceptable that the kitchen staff obviously had no understanding whatsoever of what comprises Vegan ingredients.
The menu is prix-fixe and the food is solidly prepared. The chicken dish and cod are hearty fare. The tart tatin had a real caramel flavor. The service was attentive and leisurely. The only problem is that the tables are packed so tightly, our server had to reach over and around the table next to ours to give and take away plates. Exiting our seats required the table next to ours to get out of their chairs.
Not a big space but service is slower than usps snail mail. We werent asked to order drinks in 45 minutes. We finally had to hail * a* server to place orders.
What a hidden gem. Set in the stately, yet quietly reserved Morgan family dining room, this restaurant is marvelous. It is far above the new chic eateries in other museums, excellent food, good service and perfect ambience. It could actually stand on it's own, without being in a great cultural institution; the location in the Morgan library complex is just icing on the cake.
Small and very crowed. We were not told that the majority of the rest was taken up with private party. Certainly disappointing experience.
Lovely venue and location. Delicious food. Very very slow service so took an hour and a quarter to have two courses
Lovely room in the museum. Food was disappointing. The crudo has a bitter aftertaste from some vinegar that did a disservice to the fish. The steak was perfectly cooked to my liking, and ample, but in the end simply tasteless. Sad. I really wanted to like it because I love the museum and work nearby.
The setting is lovely but the food, I and my guests found, was disappointing. We ordered soup; it arrived after a long wait, was tepid, and was too dolled up with foam, cream, etc. to be enticing. It was followed by a house salad that consisted only of one green, maybe watercress, with inadequate dressing. Coffee, instead, was good.
Staff excellent. Foos great. Especially liked the soup. Great ambience. Will return. Very special venue for lunch and then seeing current exhibits. A regular stop for me and guests.
Lovely follow up to viewing a spectacular exhibition of Sargent’s drawings.
What a lovely experience! The ambiance and the food were perfect. The Prix Fixe brunch is a great deal. I always eat in the Cafe so this was such a special treat!
The Morgan Dining Room is rated 4.2 stars by 512 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.