Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe

4.3
820 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Notable Wine List
  • People Watching
  • Lunch
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 820 People Are Saying
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LL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Service was so bad, first time I was there and I would never go back. Waited to place order, wine and meal. Really disturbing.

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Basically paying to sit outside in Rockefeller Center. Everything was very meh, there are much better restaurants in midtown for the same price.

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great outside seating in the shade overlooking Rock Center, excellent wine selection and satisfying small plates

OT
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fabulous outdoor seating in Rockefeller Center - facing the plaza.
Amazing selection of wines by the glass (naturally).
Great people watching!

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Morrel Wine Bar is a very good experince based in compreensive wine list with many opcions by glass and their quality.
The service, competent, was not too much friendly

DM
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

Ring back the onion tart! Best thing on the menu nothing vegetarian left besides eggs and a green salad

YL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food and menu were good, server was very nice and excellent. They made a good effort expanding their menu, and it’s very good. The noise level however is high.

CS
Frankfurt Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great place to have a glass of wine (or more) in a relaxed atmosphere. Weather permitting the outside is very relaxing and comfy

LL
London
19 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I chose Morrell for its proximity to the Laura Pels theater and because I was looking for somewhere I thought would be reasonably fast and where we could try and share several small plates. Morrell lived up to all those expectations. Luckily, it was a nice evening so we were able to eat outside, which was very pleasant since the restaurant is in the middle of Rockefeller Center and not on a main street. We had a very nice, light meal and excellent wine. The dessert was a little slow to come out - we had to ask for it - otherwise the service was attentive. Not cheap, but I would go back, particularly on a nice evening.

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

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.

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.

DC
Washington DC
304 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!

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

Good food and good service

W
New York Area
25 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.

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 -

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.

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

Great spot for sampling wine with good food!

AA
New York Area
3 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.

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

Nice but small space snd pricey.

P
London
6 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.

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.

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

Great food, fabulous wines. Perfect New York experience!

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.

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!

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.

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.

OT
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.

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

Excellent experience. Great wine, beautiful plating

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.

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

Very good! Decorated fabulous for the holidays!!!

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.

OT
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.

AN
2 reviews
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!

OT
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.

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!

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.

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.

E
New York Area
111 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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