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Milwaukee, WI 53204
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Thursday 5:00pm-9:00pm
Friday and Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is a private parking lot located across the street from Morel.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Morel Ratings and Reviews
A creative chef is behind the changing menu at this local-sourced eatery. The entree menu is welcomingly limited to about 7-9 choices which to me signifies that each dish is a thoughtful consideration by the chef. The appetizer menu was a varied choice of "not your typical" food fusions. Wondrous! I enjoyed the chef's special that night, a choice steak cut prepared with pepper and bleu cheese, sourced from a local Wisconsin cattle ranch. Prepared with onion rings and dipping sauces. Delicious!
Excellent menu that accommodated the wish for more unusual plates (the duck was great) as well as the less adventurous palate. Fantastic use of several interesting mushrooms. Our server, Kate, was friendly and very helpful with the menu. The 1/2 off wine selection was a nice bonus with several interesting and delicious wines. Call ahead and watch the times for the half off wine.
Service was excellent! Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable and in very good humor for the entire evening. The wine list was amazing. Food was good but I wouldn't give it a 10; maybe a 7. The sauce and vegies were yummy and saved the short ribs (which could have been more tender . . . they were a little "stringy" and still needed a knife). I can't speak for the others but I know there were clean plates at the end of the evening.
Morel was amazing, as usual. The lamb carpaccio is one of my new favorites. A great alternative to the usual beef. The Lake Trout was beautifully plated, crispy skin, and the flavors worked together to create a balanced and memorable dish. The service is a huge part of the reason I enjoy dining here. I love talking to people and sharing their experiences, so it is wonderful to be able to connect and briefly enjoy some fun conversation with my servers. Morel is an excellent example of just how awesome a restaurant can be when the FOH and BOH staff work together to create a unique and memorable experience. Way to go guys!
If you're reading this I hope you're at Morel If not, you need to get there! Get this restaurant on the list of places to go
Creative, delicious, local coupled with outstanding service and terrific handcrafted cocktails. Oh, and they have a great wine list to reasonably priced
Went here for our son's 30th birthday (his choice and not our first time at Morel). They are definitely one of the premier dining spots in Milwaukee. Very innovative and just delicious tasting food (I think they don't spare the fat). Known for their house made sausage. Service was absolutely flawless. Felt so pampered. Only problem was a niosy table of about 12 people near us. But what are you going to do? They get to go out to eat too. We just out-talked them.
The cuisine at Morel is always inventive, extremely well prepared and delicious. The owner and chef, John, has an imaginative and eclectic approach to creating amazing food which focuses on the use of local and regional sources for ingredients, and strives to create exquisite food that uses unusual combinations of ingredients to create fantastic foods that sound provocative but are in fact amazing combinations that would not occur to most. As the name suggests, mushrooms, especially morels in season, play a major role in the dishes prepared by what is a very talented restaurant staff.
The choice of wines, beers, spirits and cocktails is excellent and frequently changing. As an aficionado of rye and bourbon based cocktails, I have discovered many exceptional options. And, they prepare extremely good examples of classics, such as Manhattan, sazerac and Vieux carres. My wife finds many cocktail options as well, although she prefers vodka based versions, especially cosmos. Working with one of the bartenders, Joe, she created a variation on a cosmo that adds an entirely new dimension to what can be a somewhat safe, but not at all interesting drink.
Which brings me to mentioning the staff, the members of which are universally friendly, extremely conscientious and dedicated to the success of both a diners experience and the restaurant at which they work. Several of them have become our friends, especially Ralph, the maitre de on weekends, who has alerted us to events that are added to the schedule, Molly and Kahleia (spelling). Joe is always accommodating, friendly and personable.
As I mentioned, there are occasional special events, which are focused on combinations of food and drink. They have been consistently amazing. This restaurant is truly a "foodie" paradise that compares favorably to the great restaurants in the country.
This was our 3rd time going because we really do love it. We brought two friends who had never been and they'll come back too. Morel is such a unique place with creative food choices. Love the bartender and the wait staff. All were fun and very knowledgeable. They both gave great dinner and wine recommendations. We did try the bone marrow donut and liver ice cream because you have to try something like that. However, the four of us did not care for that dessert. Great place though. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to try farm to table, fun and unique cuisine.
This was our fourth time eating at Morel, which really says something, because we don't often return to places this pricey. Usually we find they aren't worth the money. Not true with Morel. It's not horribly expensive but it is more of a special occasion place due to cost. We had 3 appetizers, 3 main courses and 3 desserts as well as 2 cocktails, 4 glasses of wine and 1 after dinner drink. The total cost was $233 which isn't too bad for a dinner as delicious as this.
The restaurant isn't very big so it's a little noisy. The service is very prompt, helpful and friendly but it isn't 4 or 5 star service. Though there was plenty of room to move around our table, our server often reached across and didn't cater to the older woman at the table first. The service was more casual than I expect given the quality of the food. Now let's talk about that.
We have never had a bad dish at Morel. The food is either very good or exquisite. From a pâté appetizer to a lamb entree to their fabulous "special donut" with maple ice cream and bacon, the food here is always different and very good! We're happy to give a little on the service when the food is among the best we've had, not just in Milwaukee, but anywhere.
Great service from everyone. Host, waitstaff and bartenders are all friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous. The food is excellent and is farm to table focused. It is a changing menu depending on availability, if it's on the menu rabbit ragout, lamb ragout pheasant and short ribs are all great choices. Duck confit ravioli with black truffle app was delicious. The salted caramel mousse for dessert is a must for us when we go. Great cocktails and small/nice beer and wine list.
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