This is JP Morgan's family dining room. There are wonderful early American portraits hanging in the room. The food was delicious and the service polite and helpful. The food selections are rather hearty. I did find one (only) vegan entree, but it was delicious--a squash cranberry salad with a vinaigrette dressing.
The Morgan Dining Room is one of my favorite spots. The dining area is an oasis of tranquility,
the menu has a variety of dishes that are enticing, and the servers are extraordinarily attentive.
A perfect spot to dine when you want to enjoy a good meal and good conversation.
The constant slamming of the door to the restroom area was unpleasant but otherwise a very good meal & excellent service. The Museum deserves a liesurely tour & the restaurant is a nice break.
Very good lunch/brunch food in a pleasant room with very accommodating service (special diet restrictions for one of us) by the restaurant. Unhurried meal and very nice waiter. Would certainly return.
A very civilized spot for lunch in Murray Hill. Love that they pair the menu with the exhibits so you can see medieval manuscripts and then sip mead st lunch. Who would have thought if that? Nice pr.
This is a great find in the 30s East Side. The room is small and elegant. The cocktails, wine and food were all good and well priced. Good place for a few friends to meet and have conversation in a peaceful environment. A very enjoyable lunch oasis.
Weird that you go for brunch pre-museum and they just double the price of the pre fix more or less because of a Valentine’s Menu when it’s the weekend before Valentine’s Day.
What a hidden gem! Can’t wait to go back!
Everything was better than I expected.
The Morgan Dining Roon has a lovely atmosphere. It caps off a visit to one of NYC's most exquisite museums. We chose the Restaurant Week brunch menu. The chicken schnitzel was tasty, but the plate would have benefitted from more than a few tiny slivers of potato salad. Potatoes are cheap chef!
The pound cake we had for dessert was just right.
The main course at lunch, chicken paillard, was delicious. The side dishes, lingonberry sauce, cucumber salad, green salad, and German potato salad were also delicious.
The gala apple cake for dessert was too dry to eat and the portion was the size of two dominos.
The tea and lemonade and Mimosa were delicious. I do not think the chef should have served the apple dessert. Neither of us was able to eat it. We ate there on Sunday, February 4th.
Our waiter was courteous and attentive.
This was a spur-of-the-moment decision, and we were very pleased with the decision. We wanted a nice brunch but wanted something different, and this was it! Great setting (JP Morgan's brownstone) with first class service and an excellent menu. We had the eggs benedict, the quiche and the chicken schnitzel and I would order any of them again. Prepared to perfection and hats off to the chef!
Superb as always. Some of the best, efficient service for a small museum dining room I’ve ever had .
Charming wait staff, delicious food, civilized atmosphere. Perfect before going to see the remarkable exhibits at the Morgan.
Food was tasty but the portion sizes were uneven between items. The chicken portion was ample but the salmon portion was very small.
Tables are placed too close and noise level is so high that it is impossible to carry on a conversation. Food took a long time to come out. Morgan family dining room was apparently not meant to serve a roomful of guests in a restaurant setting.
Excellent hamachi crudo and grilled salmon on the Restaurant Week lunch menu. Quality of ingredients was stellar.
Food was good, not great, but noise level was very high which made for an uncomfortable experience.
We had the most wonderful dining experience!
We've been wanting to go to the Morgan Dining room and when it appeared on NYC restaurant week, we jumped at the chance.
The staff could not have been any nicer. Very accommodating, very sweet, unrushed.
After years of walking by the Morgan Library, I decided it was time for change. My friend and I participated in the lunch time restaurant week menu, it exceeded both of our expectations. The food was creative and fresh, it left us pleasantly full. We also indulged on a bottle of white, which paired well, especially for $33. Our waiter was in great spirits and offered helpful suggestions. I will be happy to return for their full dinner menu in the near future.
Went for a Restaurant Week lunch, absolutely delicious! The crudo, salmon and chocolate cake were so satisfying. Love the dining room too, cozy and elegant. Super comfortable seats as well.
Great oasis for quiet business lunch in an otherwise tricky neighborhood.
Key reason to go is the Morgan exhibitions, but the dining room is a nice space and the food is prettily presented, pretty good and nicely served. Was busy and noisier than I last remember though.
This is a great place for a business lunch. It is quiet, the tables are spaced at an appropriate distance to enable conversation & the noise level is low. The menu is limited but I always find something when I dine here & I am
Never disappointed in my meal.
Solid all around
The tables are too close together and the noise level is too loud for conversation. The food and service are good, but the choices on the menu are very limited. I hadn't eaten there for many years and was disappointed with the overly casual ambiance.
Unique dining spot if you’re visiting Morgan Library. But food was unremarkable. And room is noisy.
Food, wine, service were top notch. Pretty accommodation.
Sound level was over-the-top loud. Not possible to have a pleasant visit over lunch.
Service was very slow. Had to ask my wife what she wanted to drink 5 mins after she placed the order. Then after waiting 15 mins our food order was finally taken. Waited another 20 mins to get our order. Turns out they had written down the order wrong and one of the dishes was wrong. Food that we got was ok but not good enough for the cost.
Museum was great. Next time (assuming another try) we will just do tea in the cafe. Better value.
This is a civilized, grownup restaurant with a small but carefully chosen menu that ranges from vegetarian to fish to chicken to beef and salads. My salmon with roasted potatoes and Brussels sprouts was just the right size portion, and every element in the dish was perfectly cooked. The Morgan Library inspires a feeling of elegant gentility, and this atmosphere prevails in the Dining Room. It is so genteel, in fact, that when Steve Martin walked in for lunch, people were aware of his presence but no one broke the unspoken New York tradition of not making a fuss about celebrities. Service was attentive but a bit slow, so it's not a good choice if you're in a hurry. But otherwise it's great, particularly that it's located in a neighborhood with few interesting dining options.
Lunch at the Morgan Dining room is an excellent way to round off a visit to the Morgan Library which has some stunning exhibitions. The food is good, the service excellent and the prices reasonable in very pleasant surroundings.
We had a great afternoon break at the Morgan Cafe before visiting the museum. The food was delicious. Service was fair at the beginning. It seemed like they were short staffed and it took quite a while to get seated and to receive a menu. There seemed to be a quite a few tables of diners who looked a little impatient. However, once we ordered our food the service improved. We ordered the Morgan Tea which I recommend if you are looking for a light afternoon snack.
We came to visit the Morgan Library and thought that dining in the Morgan dining room would be a unique experience. Also, it was very convenient. We order our food ( pasta and a salad) and then we waited and waited and waited! Our waiter seemed totally unconcerned about it. Finally, I asked about our meals. He went to check and came back saying the chef did not like how the pasta turned out and had to re-prepare it. Finally, after waiting almost an hour from the time we originally ordered our food, it came out. My partner did like his pasta but it was obvious that my salad (which had chicken and a slice of bacon with it) had sat there a long time because both were luke-warm and tough; it was certainly not worth the money we paid.
It was delightful as always. Service was amazing and the atmosphere was cozy.
A n unusual lovely setting (the original Morgan dining room) in a fine museum. But food is just fair and prices are pretty high. Service is usually (not always) good but the acoustics are poor, making even grown up quiet company too loud. Good for guests who are impressed with truly lovely setting, particularly if they are not overly concerned about food.
I believe that I just made a poor choice from the menu, as my companion had a nice meal . I selected the lobster/pancetta quiches. They were quite small and the dry crust overwhelmed the filling. I chose to break off the edges of the dry crust and not eat them. The filling was tasty, but was about 3-4 small bites per quiche, with only 2 small pieces of lobster in each quiche. That was not much for $36. I think it would have been much tastier and satisfying if it had been a slice of a standard quiche.
The advantage of the restaurant was that it is in the Morgan Library & Museum itself which made it very convenient. We wound up sitting very close to the tables on both sides of our table. We waited over 45 minutes to receive our lunch. I had the salmon which was cooked a little more than I would have liked it, even though I had requested Medium Rare, but got Done. To send it back would have meant another long wait and we didn't want to spend the time doing that. My husband had the lobster dish which he said was good. The one thing that I would recommend is the Pear and Tonic drink. It was very refreshing! The bill, though, was very expensive. We spent almost $100 (including the tip) and felt that was an enormous amount to pay for an okay lunch!
You get to eat in JP Morgans house , in his dining room. How cool. The lunch was delicious, good wine list and fun way to celebrate our friends birthday with a creative dessert.
Our OpenTable reservation assured us a quick seat at a lovely table. I love the Morgan Salad but like to substitute the dressing for the vinegar dressing; delicious! The wine is a generous pour and you can quickly find yourself spending a little longer at lunch than you meant to! The staff is very attentive without ever hovering. We only made it threw the Thaw exhibit. I'll return for lunch to see the Dickens!
We, as old friends, had gathered for a nice get together in a really stunningly lovely place. Following the meal and general talk, we were going to go visit the special exhibit the Morgan had mounted. All went well, it really is an excellent place to meet and gather.
The "but" is, however, that we, older folks, had difficulties hearing each other. Granted, some of us weren't the loudest of talkers, but it really was rough in spots even with a hearing aid.
The sounds just bounced around all over the place making what should really have been a quiet room, very noisy.
However, it's a beautiful place with a limited but nice menu.
Would I return? Only with others I know are energetic in voice!