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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
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 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!
The service, the food, and the atmosphere was one of the best I've experienced. Also, specific compliments to the host. He made us feel so welcome as soon as we walked into the door. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great date night spot.
I am a food lover who's been to many of the best restaurants in Milwaukee, including Sanford and Carnevor, but Morel stood out as exceptional. When I entered, the host greeted my fiance and I warmly and smoothly led us to our table. The restaurant is lit by a low, amber light reminiscent of a sunset or bonfire, the tables were positioned in a way that lent to privacy, yet allowed a full view of the rustic interior, and folk music played in the background.
Our waitress was friendly and playful, and every bite of our meals from first course to last was a delight. The head chef could be seen preparing food in the open behind the bar, which I liked.
Magical experience 10/10, highly recommend
It was our first time dining here, and we chose this to celebrate our 10th anniversary. We arrived early and got cocktails at the bar, and the bartender was pretty quick on whipping up a crafted speciality. The design of the room was nice and fit with the theme of the cuisine, and I was happy to hear that they incorporated rustic-looking sound dampening panels into their decor. You could tell that the high ceilings and brick walls would not be conversation friendly without. As it is, we had a slightly difficult time hearing our server at times during the night. She was excellent but slightly soft spoken.
The food could not have been better! We happened to dine on the very day that the first morels of the season had come in (or at least that's what we were told) so we immediately jumped on a special app crafted with these and polenta. The lamb carpaccio and potato/ramp soup were delicious, too. We also bought a basket of house-made breads - a variety of 4 different kinds - which cost $3 so I'm glad they were worth the money. We found it slightly odd that they charged for bread, especially since everything else is slightly costly, and we weren't offered any more and this would have been a nice touch as the breads would have gone well with our entrees. For entrees, we chose the duck confit and lamb ragout pappardelle. I don't know if I've ever had a pappardelle that was so comforting and fresh without being prepped Italian-style. I could have drank a pot of the broth they used, it was amazing. Desserts were high quality like they could have been created by the top pastry chef in the city.
The restaurant knew it was our anniversary, and acknowledged this when we arrived, but it wasn't until dessert came that they gave us partial glasses of a sparkling wine on the house. Not sure if the server forgot to do this earlier? It was very odd timing as this typically comes at the start of a meal. But the gesture was appreciated.
I look forward to returning!
This was our first time at Morel, and I cannot say enough good things about it to everyone I meet. From the moment we walked in we had the best service and amazing food & drink. The mushroom special (lion's mane mushrooms over polenta) kicked things off, and I knew from that moment on that I was in Heaven. Wonderful cheeseboard with four varieties of Wisconsin cheese, nuts, honey, and fruit. My trout was well paired with spring vegetables, and the short rib had my fiance dying of happiness. Go to Morel. You will not regret it.
Sehr nette Bedienung. Kleine Speisekarte, aber abwechslungsreich und ausgefallene On Top Tagesberichte.
Hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Dankeschön!
Very kind waitress. The menu was not that big but a lot of fancy dishes and in addition excellent meals which are not on the menu. It was a wonderful evening. Thank you!
My partner and I were first-timers and going off the recommendation of several friends. We are by no means food snobs, but we can recognize incredible meals when we have them, and Morel delivered just that. A warm and informative but not overbearing server, local ingredients, and mind-blowing desserts made our anniversary very special. Thank you!!
The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the food. The menu had a nice variety and had choices that allowed you to try something new, like rabbit. The atmosphere was lively on a Saturday night which was fun but not ideal if you want a quiet date night.
Ask about the specials (biscuit with honey and ham) and have a dessert. Yum!
This restaurant exceeded my expectations. The four of us each had superb meals. While I got a rap beer that was flat, the server quickly replaced it with another beer style. She was attentive enough and she helped make the night enjoyable.
My wife and I visited for an anniversary dinner. The food selection was good and the food itself was fabulous. We ended up choosing the rabbit and the duck. Both were tasty. Portion sizes were plenty large and service was attentive. Will definitely return.
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!
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