Motel Morris

4.7
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96 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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Motel Morris is a neighborhood restaurant and bar from the team behind The Commons Chelsea, located on the southwest corner of seventh avenue and eighteenth street in the Chelsea, New York City. Chef Bill McDaniel's menu is seasonal American with global influences and fun nods to classic American dishes. The beverage program consists of local craft beer, a fresh take on some classic cocktails, and a well curated wine list by GM Jamie Steinberg.

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Come to The Motel and celebrate New years Eve with us. We will be serving a four course pre-fixe for $85 before 9pm and $95 second seating with a sparkling toast at midnight!

Tuesday, 31 December, 2019

What 96 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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R
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow, what a beautiful neighborhood gem!

S
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food and service! Only concern was the noise level because it is a small place with a full bar. Otherwise, absolutely recommed it.

SP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A big group of us came for Thanksgiving dinner. Jamie and Ben could not have been more accommodating and made our day fun and relaxed.
Great prix fix selections, we tried pretty much everything and it was all fabulous.
We will be back!

JC
Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent - would be 5 stars if they had better veggie-friendly options.

JL
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Motel Morris is great! And finally added a vegetarian option to the menu (tho served cold). Even the special was veg, too. Cocktails are always unbeatable.

RO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Excellent service. Cool decor (especially pink bathroom)! A bit pricy but I guess that NYC.

MJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been twice for brunch. It was fantastic each time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. A bit overpriced, buts it’s New York City.

T
New York Area
250 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time at Motel Morris. Excellent food. Excellent service. Great drinks. Cool vibe.

DR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cool vibe, retro style decor. Great food. Awesome service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Alexis was so helpful!

T
New York Area
250 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Great food. Great staff - our server Barbara is terrific. Good drinks. Cool vibe.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

The blue fin tuna was terrible - cold and tough and not medium cooked, which is what we had requested

DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great and the service was outstanding

CB
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great spot for lunch if you are in the area. The food is consistently good, the atmosphere is charming and comfortable, and it is usually quiet enough at lunch to have a conversation.

OT
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Super tasty meal but the service is very slow and partially unavailable. When they came, they were sweet but they need more staff

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Would like to see a few more items on menu.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great service and atmosphere.

P
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was lovely and accommodatinig- very much appreciated. The mussels and the salads were just terrific

L
London
58 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I usually enjoy dining at motel Morris. The food is light and delicious, staff are friendly and attentive. However, this time around our protein were over cooked and so dry. We had crispy chicken sandwich, which probably was chicken thigh and it was really dry. For a chicken thigh to be that dry they must have over cooked it quiet a lot. My falafel in my salad were also very dry. Gave feed back to the staff and hope they'll have better quality check next time.

m
Tampa
69 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

This place has a fine location and an interesting menu. I like the idea of locally-sourced food, with the dishes inspired by various cultures. The service was good as well.

s
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. We made our meal from starters. Lots and lots of starters. Broiled oysters and the incredible fries were at the top.

C
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Arrived for a 9pm reservation. Were were seated in 15 minutes after a drink at the bar. Had the roasted chicken. My wife had the eggplant. Both were delicious. We were going to order dessert but one arrived before we could . Complementary due due our 15 minute wait?? Foods was great but the staff were outstanding. Head on over!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfection every visit whether for food or cocktails or both!

JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We loved dinner at Motel Morris! The decor was really nice, felt upscale but not stuffy. Went to celebrate my mom's bday and she was particularly into the theme. Everything we ate was yummy, but in particular, the Corn & the Mussels were amazing - and my boyfriend has been raving about the fried chicken for 3 days now! Our server was very friendly and patient. Most importantly, we didn't feel at all "rushed" with our meal, which means my mom was happy, which means I was happy! Will definitely return.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love the decor, feels like Palm Springs in the city! Food was absolutely amazing! The malt vinegar fries are life changing! Great drinks and great service!

OT
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it here lunch or dinner - good food, beautiful space, and wonderful service always 💓

ER
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great outdoor seating and the food was so tasty. Super cute, highly recommend :)

PP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Motel Morris is a gem on 7th Avenue in Chelsea! Cocktails are exceptional as is the bartenders and staff! You can always find something on the eclectic menu for all tastes. The soba noodles are excellent as are all fish options! The space is so inviting and is one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants.

FM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a really nice find. It was quaintly decorated and clean with really fun bathrooms. The service was excellent (I've never had my water refilled more in a restaurant!) and food was tasty.
In general, a wonderful new brunch choice!!

M
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were great, surpassed expectations. But, the bar occupies a large portion of the space and the noise made it difficult to have a conversation. Will go back only at off hours.

J
London
7 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience4

The corn side was delicious. As was the soba noodles dish. That said: the salad dressing on the mixed salad was so cistrusy that I sent it back once thinking it was dressed too much. Turned out it was just poorly made dressing — it was actually hard to eat. The (kind and helpful) waiter asked us if we had any food sensitivities and even though my wife said she was gluten sensitive, her dish still showed up with multiple gluten-filled products (e.g.: croutons). Not the biggest deal, but why ask in the first place. Net-net: if this was a neighborhood place, I could deal — but we traveled 40 blocks to get here, and I expected more based on reviews and reputation.

MJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First visit--inside very comfortable and nice ambiance, not too noisy which is a plus. Ordered the salmon, which was excellent. Glass of wine--a bit pricey, but typical for NYC. Good service, attentive but not overbearing.

T
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely service. Comfort food that’s elevated and creative. We were there on a quiet night so we could hear each other but suspect that’s not usually the case.

MS
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very pleasant place. Not too crowded for a weekend

CT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Motel Morris has become my go to Saturday brunch restaurant. When in Chelsea please visit #noregrets

AA
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place was recommended by a friend. It was busy but service was still very friendly! We had corn, salmon, skirt steak and dessert. The food was amazing and came out quickly.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was exceptional and so nice to have a server who was so knowledgeable on the menu with some real opinions.

PC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great meal in a fun space.