The Morgan Dining Room

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415 reviews
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The Morgan Dining Room's menu draws inspiration from early-twentieth-century New York City cuisine. Guests dine in the original Morgan family dining room, located in the restored nineteenth-century brownstone
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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Reservations wonderfully handled. good staff to greet us. menu was interesting and varied. Two minor issues with the food. The omelette, while good and with a fresh salad, looked a bit naked on a white plate - perhaps a small bit of chopped parsley sprinkled on it might have given it a better presence. A request for hot water with lemon was delivered with a smile..... all in all my guests had a very good time. thank you.

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P
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Lovely room
Quiet and relaxed.
No rushing
Good spot to know about in that area

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The menu could be a little broader. Tables are a little close together, but I understand the limitations of the space.

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

it is nice to stay in museum all day. That is what we did. Could not get it all in before lunch.

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HR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was very nice. The food was excellent. Probably since they're mostly open just for lunch, and not a big place, the menu was limited. But we will go again.

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T
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Nice setting, nice food - Bad service
The place is outstanding and the food is good. They simply do not care about you - keep you waiting with no one attending you at arrival and after.

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LS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was excellent. Service was slow, despite the Dining Room only being about 25% full.

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E
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a nice meal at the Morgan. The pork belly and the risotto were both very good and the three martini lunch was a lot of fun.

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Ran out of half the menu and bread. Was over 50 dollars per person. Eggs were made in small iron skillet brought to table but were black on the bottom. Also found a hair in the food. Crazy.

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KA
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a meal. Very attentive service. Would go back again

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s
Seattle
143 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had Sunday brunch at the Morgan Dining Room. The room was smaller than we expected but it is pleasant and quiet. Service was a little slow, but perhaps we need to not always move at New York speed! Both of our entrees - the risotto and the lobster - were fantastic. The salmon and potato cakes for a first course were also excellent. Well worth a try.

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PM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A magnificent experience. A little pricey, but well worth it.

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g
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place. The service was wonderful, and the food was terrific!

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S
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely elegant place to dine with quite good food . Three of us had a chance to have a nice get-together

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T
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food on the Prix Fixe was small but adequate for lunch. The wine was good and very reasonable.
Service was slow but relaxing for us ( we were not in a hurry).
Highly recommend the dessert - Flourless chocolate cake - excellent.

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AP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I visited the Morgan Dining Room during Restaurant week. The set menu was disappointing. One of the two appetizers was polenta with egg and truffle but unfortunely the polenta was lukewarm, and the truffle not very flavorful. I chose the most interesting of the three main dishes, a vegetarian pot-au-feu, which turned out to be a few sad brown vegetables with very little broth (no spoon was available) and some more truffle shaving. There were some pleasant tasting notes (a faint acidity) but the quantity and presentation of vegetables felt inadequate for a vegetarian main dish. I left hungry and unhappy.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Honestly I wish we had eaten in the cafe instead. The food was mediocre at best and an awful value. The dishes lacked flavor and were 3 items thrown on a plate. Ingredients were downgraded zucchini for chorale mushrooms and shrimp for lobster but I’m not sure they would have even helped the dishes.

For the fact there were perhaps 10 tables the level of follow up and quality of service was poor.

I would definitely not recommend eating here.

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TH
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming, delightful and good value for the area - my new spot to meet for brunch.

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WH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Small portions, but adequate and tasty. Reasonable prices for New York. Good service. The room was moderately noisy until a large group left, otherwise a pleasant lunch in lovely surroundings.

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MP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant best-kept secret but must make reservations through open-table because it's small. The chef is wonderfully creative, and the soups never disappoint. The service is gracious, and "Iran", a rather new server to this restaurant is superbly attentive, yet unobtrusive - he's a delight. Even when full - and it usually is - it encourages quiet conversation.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good first experience however I was not offered bread and it took a bit long for someone to come over and acknowledge me and pour water, which I would understand if it was very busy but it was very quiet. Overall the food was high quality despite having small portions, I would come back.

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M
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The photo of the Morgan Museum and Library shows a lofty ceiling space that's not this dark wood, low, old fashioned restaurant where the waitstaff was pleasant but forgot to give us menus, forgot to bring us bread, and forgot to refill our coffee. The prices are high and the portions are artsy. The risotto was runny. The salads were delicious. We were so disappointed when we left brunch to discover that the adjacent Cafe was the high-ceilinged lovely atrium and had live music and a much livelier, happier staff. We had no idea we were in the wrong place, and the hostess at that restaurant when we checked in did not offer to reseat us to the place we obviously had hoped to dine in - but AFTER our meal she said "you know we would gladly have allowed you to eat here." Distressing. The food at the Cafe looked so much more interesting and fun.

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CB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dining room, delicious food and friendly wait staff. Highly recommended!

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AW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our experience at the Morgan Dining Room very much. The room, its historical and modern touches are seamlessly joined, the food is a feast for the eye as well as the palate. The service is excellent and pleasant. I would recommend it and will make a reservation again.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Intimate and elegant. Attentive discreet service. We attended lunch during restaurant week. A mix of seasonal flavors and classics, with just enough innovation. Abundant bread selections. Delicious house made fragrant iced tea. Variety. The most fun part is the collection of literary references on certain items on the menu, which connect recipes to famous writers or literary descriptions.

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RE
New England
31 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 stars all around.
Our server Roderick was the best part of brunch.

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AD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A perfectly lovely place to have brunch. The risotto wasn't great, lacking in flavor and a bit unevenly cooked. My husband had an open faced lobster omelette with lobster. He is a professional chef and found the flavor combination, including sun dried tomatoes, a bit off. However, if you stick with more standard brunch fare, you'll surely enjoy a lovely and quiet brunch with a companion or 5. An especially nice note is the selection of non-alcoholic cocktails.

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AT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed a late Saturday brunch. Food was nicely plated and very good. Our waiter (RJ) was excellent and enjoyable to work with. The room was very interesting and added to our museum experience. Prices are a little high, but the 20% New Year special discount brought it in line. Would definitely go again.

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Low-key very un-Manhattan like.
Feels like you're in someone's home.
Service was particularly good with great food to boot.

FYI -- this review is for the smaller dining room.

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p
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I had a great Sunday brunch in the Morgan Dining Room on a cold Sunday afternoon. The atmosphere was peaceful and quiet, and, unlike some other restaurants, we could easily hear each other and talk together. I ordered French toast followed by cinnamon gelato--both delicious. The service was considerate and unobtrusive. I hope to return soon.

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F
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Frankenstein tea - great idea - and we had two additional lunches!
Also we sat there happily for quite a while and the service was wonderful !

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ND
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice, delicious lunch in a beautiful space, attentive service. Staff very good at keeping a relaxed atmosphere and also meeting our fairly quick departure time for a matinee. Highly recommend!

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TM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

For a museum restaurant, one of the best. The seating is a bit tight, but other than that, everything else went well. The food was nicely presented and very good. My wife had a glass of prosecco and I had a generous glass of red wine. DIdn't manage dessert but it was a good selection, including after dinner drinks if you desired. Service was attentive but the room could probably use a third server to keep things moving. Portions and prices were akin to a fine-dining restaurant, so if all you're after is a more "normal" luncheon menu, stick with the cafe seating area. Same kitchen, so everything should be just as good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

We went to the Morgan to have lunch with friends. We each had salads and soup, and while tasty the portions were ridiculously small given the prices. I would not return.

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A
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch! Excellent service, delicious food, and pleasant ambience. Noise level low to moderate, which made extended serious conversation possible. Wish I lived close enough to come often.

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AG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food with good ambience! Sadly we were rushed out because they had booked our table for another party at 1.30pm—but overall great experience!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

They were severely understaffed. Every table was dirty and had not been cleared. Bizarre.

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OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place with a friendly staff. Good food in a quiet environment. Will definitely be going back!

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OT
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Contemporary ambiance, tables with place mats, fireplace, in a wonderful location in the gorgeous Morgan Library and Museum. Good food, reasonable prices and a lovely place for lunch

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C
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

My egg/ lobster omelette was terrible. It was tough to chew and not tasty.

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