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“Intimate ambiance, excellent food and good value.”
Review of Morel Restaurant - CLOSED

Morel Restaurant
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Intimate ambiance, excellent food and good value.”
Reviewed January 25, 2012

Don't pay any attention to the negative reviews. We had an excellent, relaxed dinner.
The mushroom ragout appetizer was the winner. My arctic char with scallops was perfectly prepared with a crisp skin.

Visited January 2012
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Thank IntlWineFoodSociety
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  • English first
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Charming Restaurant with Excellent Cuisine”
Reviewed October 16, 2011

Although located in an undistinguished strip mall, the restaurant has beautiful interior decoration reminiscent of a small provincial French restaurant. The chef is highly experienced and the food is excellent. Particularly good dishes are the mushroom soup, fish, salads, vegetables and desserts, especially Poire Belle Helene. The plates are warm and the dishes are well presented, including the vegetables. On the negative side, service is slow and haughty. It was hard to get refills of water. The server neglected to mention prices when listing specials, and served a Korbell champagne split rather than the French one mentioned on the wine list. Lastly, the restaurant does not take American Express credit cards, and I had to dig hard to come up with the cash for an expensive meal.

  • Visited October 2011
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4 Thank Edward B
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Sarasota, FL
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Disappointing and unfriendly”
Reviewed February 22, 2010

We dined with a group of 12 on New Years Eve at 8pm. We were promised one large table or adjoining tables of 6. We were given tables of 6 on opposite sides of the restaurant. As a result, the comraderie of the evening was lost, orders were taken at different times and the two groups finished at different times. Neither the hostess, nor the owner, made any attempt to accommodate our party. Service was spotty throughout. One table had no food for 45 minutes and had a large gap between courses. Several dishes arrived cold or undercooked and had to be returned to the kitchen. Overall the food was good, but not exceptional. We never will return.

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5 Thank FLDiner101
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Waterloo, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
705 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“One of the very best in Sarasota.”
Reviewed January 1, 2010

The food is wonderful and the service is outstanding. From an unassuming location in a strip mall, you enter into a hidden jewel of a place. Chef Fredy is a very accomplished chef and he runs a great little place indeed. You will not be disappointed in Morel!

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4 Thank Waterloonie
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Sarasota
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“One of our favorites in Sarasota”
Reviewed July 18, 2009

If you enjoy wonderful food, great service, and relaxing dinner, you will enjoy Morel's. This quaint restaurant is located in a small strip shopping center. My husband loves the rack of lamb and the duck and I usually order a fish entre, all wonderful and generous portions. The pear dessert and the bing cherry dessert are fantastic. Morel's continues to be one of our top picks here in Sarasota.

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2 Thank TomSarasota
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