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“Above average food, good wine and great staff.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe

Morrell Wine Bar & Cafe
1 Rockefeller Plaza (49th St.), New York City, NY 10020 (Manhattan)
212-262-7700
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Ranked #1,165 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 49th between 5th & 6th Aves
Transit: Rockefeller Center
Oakville, Canada
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110 reviews 110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Above average food, good wine and great staff.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

During a recent vacation to NYC, my wife and I decided to have dinner here due primary to its location. Right from the onset, staff was extremely friendly and even "arranged" a table for us so that we could get the maximum benefit of people watching. We ordered a pre-meal drink while we checked out the menu and ended up having a pleasant conversation with the hostess. She even assisted with the purchase of a couple bottles of wine from the store before it closed. Our appetizers were very good, and although there was a minor glitch with my order and had to wait a couple of extra minutes for my risotto, it was well worth the wait. Similarly, my wife's chicken was excellently prepared. The staff was very attentive, but not over bearing. We never felt rushed and were pleasantly surprised when we were offered a liqueur at no cost to us. Unfortunately there was a slight mix up with our bill and that of another couple, but that was quickly corrected. Our selection of Morrell Wine Bar and Cafe proved to be a great success. Above average food, good wine and great people. And a fantastic place to people watch.
I highly recommend Morrell Wine Bar and Cafe.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Excellent food and wine selection by the glass with worldclass people watching. Service is awful and wines not served at proper”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Cheese plate is an excellent way to start off this fantastic menu that includes truffled deviled eggs, pulled duck tacos and English pea risotto! Food never disappoints but white wines are too cold and reds served too warm...when will they figure out that the best wine bars use temp-controlled nitro systems to ensure quality.....this is a wine bar after all!!!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Round Hill, VA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Surprised by this place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Stopped in here for lunch while I was walking around. They had a table and we sat down. Waiter was prompt with water and took our drink menu (not an easy task choosing given the size of the wine menu). I ordered the "small" sashimi salad. It was delicious and the perfect size. Another in our party ordered the creamy onion soup - oh how I wish I had that recipe. The other two orders - a sandwhich and pulled pork tacos - were just as tasty. Definitely a place to check out.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Nice friendly feel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

This was the first place we ate in NYC - arrived on Saturday lunch time after good flight from the UK, checked into our hotel, then headed straight out. We had to wait just a few minutes for a table as it was very busy. Good choice of food/beers & wine. and a nice relaxed feel about the place. Staff were very friendly. Just what we needed.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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ottawa canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Friiendly!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Stopped by for a quick glass of wine and a bite to eat.
Our server was from Baltimore and he was fantastic. Warm and welcomed feeling. Will go back when in NYC again.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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