Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe

4.4
811 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Lunch
  • Notable Wine List
  • Outdoor Eating
Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe serves more than approximately 90 wines by the glass, the largest selection in New York City, and an extensive selection of rare and hard-to-find bottles, making it a prime destination for wine lovers. Located on 49th Street, between 5th and 6th Ave, enjoy views of Rockefeller Plaza and during the winter holidays, the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Morrell Wine Bar also offers a full lunch and dinner menu, innovative cocktails, and a selection of aged, large format beers from around the world.

Special Offers

Morrell Uncorked

Enjoy 50% off wines served By-The-Glass on our regular menu, Mon-Sat after 9:30PM, last call is 11:30pm.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 13 February 2019

Ends: 14 February 2118

Availability: Mon-Sat 21:30-23:30

What 811 People Are Saying
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SL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere... staff was friendly and attentive, but not overly so

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ET
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot for a drink or dinner. Top notch service. Food is delicious. One of my favorite spots in New York.

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R
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

it is a lovely place, that has a very extensive selection of good wines. They have a nice bar menu for happy hour, but this is not a place for vegetarians to go. Unfortunately, all I could find to eat were the deviled eggs. I would definitely go back but only for a drink.

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DC
Washington DC
301 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Best wine-by-the-glass list in the city. Food is fine, but go there for the wine, and have a bite to eat while enjoying the fabulous selections. Dave and Will are wonderful wine-geek barkeeps. Highly recommended!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Good food and good service

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W
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The acoustics are not conducive to conversation. Not a good place to discuss business.

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F
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Always enjoy This place for a business lunch- fresh and tasty. Nice location. Expensive for what it is -

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TL
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Morrell Wine Bar and Cafe is one of my favorite places to enjoy excellent wines and a wonderful selection of dishes to go with them. The menu is limited in that this is a cafe not a large restaurant, which adds to its charm. The location is perfect, especially in warm weather when you can sit outside and enjoy the beauty and history of Rockefeller Center.
We were treated with utmost attention and service. The wine and meal were excellent. Ambience is great, too. You can actually hear your table-mate and have a conversation.

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F
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Great spot for sampling wine with good food!

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AA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

Maybe the problem was that we were seated upstairs but the service was awful. It felt like a place that didn't expect return customers so they didn't feel the need to provide good service.

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M
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nice but small space snd pricey.

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P
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Second time visiting this restaurant. Impressed with the wines and food and elegant ambiance.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Wine is very overpriced. I won’t go back for that reason. I don’t like being ripped off.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, fabulous wines. Perfect New York experience!

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IL
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service in accommodating our earlier arrival. Appreciated special service from excellent somolier.

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P
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our usual holiday treat, but this year the food was better than ever!

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KS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

They took us right at our reservation time. The bar was packed and you had to get thru the bar to get to dining area. Service was awesome. Wine was very good -- but you were paying for very good wine. Had a great time. Noise level a bit loud. But we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Bill for 4 with tip was $325.

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MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite hidden gem that sits in the midst of it all. Incredible hosts and staff. Consistently excellent seasonal dishes.

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Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful!!

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great find when visiting Rockefeller Center. Great menu. chartucerie, cheese, and wonderful salads. Several Larger entrees available. My husband loved his Cod and I enjoyed the pea salad. Great selection of wines and the special selections at $7 a glass were an outstanding value.

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GT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience. Great wine, beautiful plating

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Wonderful wine selection by the glass and very tasty dishes.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good! Decorated fabulous for the holidays!!!

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MS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding wine list in a great setting! Excellent service and overall a wonderful experience.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

This was always our go to place in midtown when in the city. The decor and menu have been totally revamped since we were last there and not for the better.

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AN
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wine list is notable and you will find all kind of wines from many countries. If you plan to enjoy a wine bottle, this is the place!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

They took away the quinoa salad which was a hearty gluten free vegan option. Very disappointed it’s done. Would not go back until it was added back in.

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KR
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice wine bar--we sat on the patio with a great view of the flags and Rockefeller Center. Would recommend in that area for sure!

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KK
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great experience for a very large group (20+) for lunch. Food was good, service was outstanding, especially the support from Anna, the General Manager, who helped plan a week or so ahead, and then effectively and efficiently accommodate, such a large crowd for lunch on a busy work day in midtown Manhattan. Not an easy thing to do in the middle of NYC, but Morrell's proved to be the perfect choice for the gathering. Excellent service and and a prix fixe menu varied enough to satisfy a large group.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Overall the ambiance was good, service was good, menu is always good and interesting the only complaint as usual, and I've always had the same issue is the meal plates are not filling. Place is good for socializing due to the wine list but for dinner not so great as the portions are not filling compared to the price. but the wine list is excellent probably one of the best in ten city.

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E
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Usually we love it here. It's pricey. Service was slow on this particular evening. A dish that is usually served with a wonderful sauce and ample octopus was dry and lacking in actual octopus. The wine is pricey, and the selections by the glass are lacking.

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SK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This is our first stop EVERY TIME we visit NYC! Fabulous wine and very good food. Cheese board is excellent. Wine shop next door. Love people watching when seated outside.

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Charlotte
64 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Had the chicken, was clearly par cooked and reheated. Was served lukewarm as were the vegetables. Sad, tourist spot

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JF
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first visit to Morrell wine bar and cafe and it was everything I was looking for. Very good selection of wines by the glass, great food, excellent and knowledgeable service and quiet and sophisticated ambience. My new go to lunch and wine spot when in NYC. I will be back.

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J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Wwe ordered the cob salad and it was awful. Hardly anything but lettuce, no flavor, not even tossed, and $27.

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The menu at the restaurant was limited due to kitchen renovation. Not reflected on menu posted on Open Table.

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g
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We LOVE LOVE Morrell Wine Bar. After discovering it a few years back after searching for best wines bars in NYC, we are hooked. We live in CT and try to go there every time we are in the City. We already have our next two dates planned out for the holidays.
Christian the sommelier was lovely to speak with nad was very welcoming. It was my birthday and the staff there made it very special and memorable. My husband is a wine connoisseur and thoroughly enjoyed conversing with him about different wines.
Oh by the way.....the small plates are outstanding as well

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c
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect. God’s favorite spot in Rockefeller Center

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

They cancelled the happy hour menu without notice and didn't check on the table for 15 minutes to take our order. We left. Wasn't even busy. Terrible service.

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DS
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was outstanding, Ana was superb!!!!

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