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“Always a delicious meal ...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Morel

Blue Morel
2 Whippany Road, Morristown, NJ 07960
+1 973-451-2619
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Ranked #6 of 120 Restaurants in Morristown
Price range: $0 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lindsley Drive
Description: Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar provides our guests the most fresh, locally-sourced, and delicious foods that Morristown residents could ever hope for. We pride ourselves on preparing each dish with the care attention that fresh ingredients deserve. Our menu is full of amazing New American favorites that cannot be topped in the area. Our seasonal dishes are sure to make your mouth water. If you are a fish person, we have fresh Chilean Sea Bass, Crispy Crab Cakes, and a raw bar that features succulent shrimp and oysters on the half shell. Our grill is also serving farm-raised beef and pork chops. If you thought it could not get any better, we have hand rolled sushi on our menu as well! What good is a great meal without a beautiful bottle of wine? We have got you covered there, too! Our extensive wine list is what has made Blue Morel one of the hottest spots in Morristown, NJ and we want to show you all a great time when you visit us. The next time you are craving deliciously fresh and a professionally prepared feast, look no further than Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar!
Madison, NJ
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14 restaurant reviews
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“Always a delicious meal ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Over the 40 years I've been going to this address, it has morphed from a restaurant/lounge, with emphasis on the lounge and party scene in the 80's to a tacky decorated room with less than decent food in the 90's. I lost interest in this place for several years. 10 years or so ago, I was invited to dinner in this space, then called "Copeland's Restaurant". The food was good again. The atmosphere and decor tastefully redecorated and the staff was exceptional. It became a semi regular place to meet friends for dinner.
Seemingly overnight, the place changed names to Blue Morel. Although there is an expanded raw-bar and shellfish selection, the menu really didn't change that much, and the food seemed nearly the same. If there was a change in decor, it wasn't that noticeable to my eye. The wine list has a nice variety of type and price.
It still offers a nice bar area with seating on the side and a good bar-menu. It can get busy there if there's a wedding or event in the Governor Morris Inn (Upscale Westin Hotel), but the bar staff is attentive so you rarely wait for a drink.
A great place to dine with friends in an atmosphere conducive to good conversation.
Although it's in a Hotel ... it's far from a "Hotel Restaurant" and easily stands on it's own merit.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Northern NJ
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240 reviews 240 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Somewhat of a disappointment”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

I'd heard so much good about this restaurant that it was a bit of a let down once I got there. The appetizers, drinks and dessert were great but everything in the middle fell flat. The sunchoke and peanut soup was outstanding, along with the oysters and a salad we ordered. This was followed by a duck entree and a yellowfin entree that were lackluster. Everything was cooked well but no flavor or texture rang out to highlight the dishes. I would consider trying it again but at this price point, I expect excellence the first time.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Mendham, New Jersey
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Bar area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Had drinks and lunch at the bar area. Very pretty and chic but the only problem was that it was a little pricey.

Visited April 2013
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Richard R, General Manager at Blue Morel, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear Sarah82060:

Thank you for your kind comments. I am happy you enjoyed lunch at the Wine Bar in Blue Morel Restaurant.

We look forward to having you back again.

Be Well,
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Montville, New Jersey
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“Island cuisine with no island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

This restaurant and hotel atmospher will remind you of being on a island ,with out the tourist rates.The food and service were great .Best of all, the prices are very reasonable. All 4 of our party had seafood and it was as fresh as being down along the shore line or on an island.

Visited April 2013
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Chester, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Expensive, food nothing to write home about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Tries too hard. The food is OK, but nothing to shout about, and some strange combinations, for example leg of lamb that is actually small pieces of lamb in a very hot chilli sauce.
I suggest that you take a smart phone with Internet so that you can search for the ingredients on the menu

Visited April 2013
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