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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
The meal here was fabulous. We enjoyed the corn soup, Apple Walnut Salad, Rainbow Trout and Ricotta Cavetelli. The tomato with the pasta was unbelievably sweet, never tasting tomatoes so good. The waitress was not only knowledgeable about the menu but about the preparation as well.
Morel my hats off to you and your whole staff! A long time friend of my mom and I came to town for the night and had allergy requirements and we had a small child as well. The service was above and beyond. Our server was so knowledgeable and on top of every question we had. The bartender made my daughter a fresh squeezed lemonade that was delicious! The drinks that everyone else had were also very good. Every dish was beyond expectations. The portions were perfect, not too big and not too small. The house made bread on the cheese board was one of my favorite things. You should not skip dessert! We tried three of the dessert choices and all three were so beautiful and so so good. We felt so comfortable with satisfied appetites and felt so much love and appreciation for the wonderful evening you provided us on our special reunion with our old friend. Thank you for best evening Morel staff!
Absolutely fantastic food. Gourmet, meld of flavors, just delicious. Lamb carpaccio is the best we've ever had. Rabbit, pheasant breast done perfectly. And the desserts! Service was warm but not overly friendly. Spendy but worth every cent. Beautiful building, but if there's one thing that wasn't perfect, it's the decor. Not a fan of mounted burlap trying to pass as art.
Morel, like the mushroom, is a great find in Walker's Point! The food was well prepared and unique. We really enjoyed the locally sourced and House made items .
We started with cocktails (original recipe deliciousness) and a half Charcuterie, half locally sourced cheese board with house made mortadella and pheasant taurine. All phenomenal!
Then we had the Lamb Carpaccio starter which was perfectly presented and seasoned. We can't rave enough about that dish!
Two of us had the whole Rainbow Trout, which was prepared perfectly and so fresh and clean. Sauces were amazing! I highly recommend. Another had the Beef Short Ribs, which she thoroughly enjoyed. My husband had the Smoked Lamb Ragout with house made wide noodle pasta - which was wonderful. The only "complaint" at our table was that the ragout was over salted, but otherwise the rest of the dish was delicious and devoured.
We ended with desserts, two orders of the mousse and one special, a chocolate cake. Fabulous!
We will be back!
Have had great experiences here before, but not this last visit. Meat (short ribs) was tough & my concern was shrugged off with a "locally sourced meat can have these variables"! OK. We were asked to move to the bar to allow another party to take our table--that was OK, got a nice 1/2 glass of champagne for the inconvenience! Our waiter was great-but really couldn't help us since the comments and direction seem to be coming from the kitchen! I didn't eat the meat, so the $32 for just the side veggies was an expensive disappointment!
What a great experience! They are getting it right at Morel. We were greeted by wonderful smells when we came through the door and made to feel like VIP's the whole time. The manager and staff are attentive, but not overbearing. Lighting and music level were just right (details that many places just don't put on their list of priorities). The open kitchen didn't thrust the noise level through the roof and was fun to watch from the bar. The food is beautiful to all the senses and not over complicated; the ingredients are allowed to speak and not masked with pretentious crap. Everyone's a pro here and it shows.
The food uses local ingredients that complimented each other. Nothing was heavy so that every bite could be savored. Waitress was very knowledgeable about the food and service was quietly efficient so we could enjoy our time together. My only regret is that there was so many great choices that we did not leave room for dessert. Highly recommend Morel for gathering with friends or a romantic dinner for two.
After reading all the reviews I was looking forward to a good experience. Alas, we were left underwhelmed. While the steak special was good, my guest ordered the braised short rib and it was all fat with about 1 oz of meat. And only 2 tablespoons of potatoes for $32!! After bringing to attention of staff, they really didn't care.
I'm from out of town and have been trying to get into this hot spot for a while. Every time I was in town it happened to be a Monday and they are not open Mondays. I arrived before the rest of my party of 4 for a 7 pm reservation. Sat at the bar and the bar tenders was very nice. Showed me a nice drink/beer/wine list. Also showed me a list of 1/2 price wines. I understand that wine prices are jacked up in restaurants but these were extra jacked so 1/2 off was really no value for the quality of wine on the list.
We sat down and the waitress came over big smile and very knowledgeable about the menu. Said there specialty app was the lamb carpaccio and the special app of the day was a biscuit with ham and honey. We ordered both. Biscuit and ham was very good. Ham was salty and paired with the honey made for a great taste. The special lamb carpaccio was a no show as they were out of it already. So , we ordered the pork belly app....guess what ...out of that as well. Closed on Monday. Open Tuesday and already out of food. Not a good sign !!!
Dinner. Food all looked visually stunning. I can't comment on the duck, short ribs or the ricotta gnudi as my customers would not say anything bad but I had the lamb leg. Came out temperature cool not hot and pretty tough to cut. I ate most of it and it did have good flavor.
I don't know. For me this place was just ok. I really was hoping for great based on the reviews.
By the way.....when a customer orders food twice from the menu and you don't have it. Offer them a drink or dessert on the house. It good business practice !!!!
We found this restaurant to be very noisy since there are no soft surfaces to absorb the sound. We go to a restaurant to enjoy the food and have a relaxing stress free dinner. This was not true of Morel. The food was good and the service was great. But those two things can not overcome the uncomfortably loud atmosphere.
Morel was delicious. I could've drank about 10 of the craft cocktails that were offered, they were tasty and interesting. We had the lamb carpaccio and the butter lettuce salad for appetizers, we practically licked our plates clean. Our mains were the rainbow trout and a steak special. Everything we had was expertly prepared, cleanly presented, and tasted wonderful. The service was efficient and polite without being obtrusive.
Everything about Morel was truly outstanding. We were greeted by a very friendly host who asked if it was our first time visiting, then recommended the lamb appetizer which was super delicious. Our server was equally versed in both the food offerings AND the cocktail/beer/wine choices -- such a rarity to have servers who can handle questions about both. We each had cocktails which were perfectly crafted, split two appetizers (the aforementioned lamb and a morel-based mushroom dish) which were super delicious. For our main course, my wife had the trout and I had the pork shoulder. Both were perfectly cooked, seasoned and presented. So delicious. Finally, we split a dessert. It was a chocolate mousse that was covered in the most heavenly salted caramel syrup we've ever tasted. This was our first visit to Morel, but it sure won't be our last -- this might be our new favorite restaurant!
Outstanding, outstanding, outstanding farm to table cuisine. Great staff, great service (thank you Kate & Molly), and an especially great chef who is able to accommodate dietary restrictions. My gratitude goes to chef Jonathan for creating a fabulous vegan dish during our recent visit. I would easily recommend Morel to friends & family and will definitely be back!
I had an amazing experience! The staff was awesome and the food was out of this world. Our server and the GM were super friendly and helpful. I will definitely come back next time I am traveling in Milwaukee. If you live in Milwaukee and haven't been to Morel yet your are missing out on this local gem.
I cannot begin to express how marvelous our dining experience was...friendly, knowledgeable and efficient server; amazing food from cheese and charcuterie platters to lamb carpaccio to seasonal morel/polenta starter to excellent entrees...food was awesome! Add 50% off excellent wine choices and WOW!
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