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, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Morel Ratings and Reviews
A daily changing menu, the chefs, server ...
A daily changing menu, the chefs, servers and front house staff are so kind and knowledgeable. We enjoyed our meal there and will return. Our server was able to make recommendations based on gf needs and I dined deliciously!
Great farm-to-table find, with local sou ...
Great farm-to-table find, with local sourcing. Special attention paid to people with allergies and other issues. Really good food prepared the way you want, so you may have to wait a bit for it. Some good wine choices. Very informed, helpful, and personable servers. Interesting interior featuring reclaimed wood and burlap-covered acoustic panels. Cool, unpretentious Milwaukee neighborhood with a nearby jazz club and other fun spots.
The food was amazing! We got a summer sq ...
The food was amazing! We got a summer squash salad, which was incredibly light and refreshing. The mushroom polenta special was beautiful and savory with the perfect hint of tang. The entree was a nicely cooked streak with a basil aioli, homemade sweet potato chips, and a goat cheese sauce. Everything was executed very well. The waitress was funny and attentive, despite it being busy.
Food was good, not great. Limited dining ...
Food was good, not great. Limited dining selections that were kind of heavy for summer dining. We had been there about a year ago and it was the same menu. There was one entree special that was good, as was an appetizer special. Limited wine selection when buying by the glass. Probably won't return.
Lots of butter, lard and oils on every d ...
Lots of butter, lard and oils on every dish. The exhaust system must have had a technical defect that night, as the entire restaurant was filled with waves of smoke and kitchen smells.
Menu is geared towards the meat eating crowd - all entrees are either meat of fish. The non-meat options have cream or cheese and are equally high in fat , unfortunately.
Wine list is interesting , very diverse and long.
The food exceeded my expectations each c ...
The food exceeded my expectations each course built on the previous and concluded with an exquisite dessert. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The food combinations were inventive and had an excellent balance of flavor a and spices. I look forward to my next visit.
Whenever my dad and I get together, we a ...
Whenever my dad and I get together, we always try out new restaurants and this was one of our favorites we've explored together! First of all, the bread and butter is made onsite so it's easy to fill up on that before the starters even get there. But save room! The meal just got better and better. I had a mushroom pasta dish that was to die for, and you want to have a good mushroom at a place called Morel. I loved it and can't wait to go back!
Can't say enough great things about More ...
Can't say enough great things about Morels. A farm to table style restaurant, this foodie spot has an attractive bar selection and food that makes you salivate for more. Fresh ingredients in every dish and every cocktail, I have unending respect for a restaurant that uses local produce and makes creations this divine. A wonderful dining experience with a thoughtful and attentive server who knew her stuff. I highly recommend visiting Morels.
Overall, Morel was an outstanding experi ...
Overall, Morel was an outstanding experience! The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. The food was well-presented and tasted amazing. Our server was very observant on top of being very personable and an all around pleasant person. Could not have had a better time!
Morel has Been on our top 10 list to visit
We definitely are foodies from the suburbs. Our favorite places always end up being downtown. We have read about Morel and have had it on our to do list for 6 months. We went with another couple to celebrate a birthday. We are all pretty harsh critics and usually find one part of the dinner that is lacking. I have to say it was so exciting to have found the "total package". We loved the simple, earthy but elegant atmosphere. So smart of them to put up burlap panels for sound buffering while keeping the beautiful cream city brick. Our server was knowledgeable on all aspects and ingredients of the menu. The food was creative and over the top delicious. We had two orders of the morel mushroom pasta starter and were ready to lick the bowls clean. Everyone's entrees were different and excellent.
This restaurant is "farm to table" dinin ...
This restaurant is "farm to table" dining, using local ingredients. This was perfect for my trip in mid-May, when morel mushrooms, ramps, and asparagus are in season. All three were the stars of my dish, and I also tried the asparagus soup, morel fettuccini, and a salted caramel dessert. All the dishes were exceptional and everyone in our party was super impressed. Even the cocktails were good!
I'm curious how a restaurant like this can dress up squash, cauliflower, and other winter vegetables come cold weather. I WILL be back to find out.
I've eaten out many times in the last few months, both in the states and in Europe.
This was THE most delicious meal of all. We shared the smoked carrot salad and the morel fettucine (the pasta was fresh and delicate and the morel flavor and texture...just heavenly). The northern pike entree served with yukon gold potatoes and morel mushrooms offered many layers of flavors. You just wanted to savor the flavors with every bite! We ended with a piece of lemon-cranberry cheesecake with a rosemary gin anglaise that was also absolutely amazing. Our server was very attentive and described each dish when served. This restaurant has moved to the top of my preferred list.
Outstanding service. The food was over ...
Outstanding service. The food was over the top and so were the craft cocktails. They had an amazing wine selection.
Everything is fresh and local. The service and even the kitchen staff were extremely personable. The restaurant itself it beautiful! Highly recommend. Especially if you are a foodie or looking for a special place for date night :)
Enjoyed It All
We had a drink at the bar first and were happy with the size of the rocks drinks. The bar tender was friendly (too 2 older women) and we felt comfortable in the setting. Our dinners were excellent. Their lamb is always delicious--normally served 2 ways, one of which is a house made sausage which will vary, but is always so good. Our server was attentive and helpful and everything was prompt but no rushed. I'm always ready to return to Morel.
Always great food and service
Chef John and his wonderful staff always hit high marks for each and everyone one of my visits. I have been there over and over again, which is saying something from me. For me to return to a restaurant it really needs to be on the next level, which Morel is.
The food is all made in-house, including the yogurt and ricotta. Also, the food is fresh and locally sourced when it can be. The staff is always exceptional and know the menu to a T. The cocktails are diverse and wonderful.
The greatest thing is that the menu is ever changing as the seasons progress.
Morel is the best and worth every penny spent.
Again, Morel was Impressive, notably in the professional level of service, and the quality of the food. Concepts, ingredients, preparations, execution were all outstanding. This time, the staff's depth of knowledge of the menu and details of the overall operation were clear to us.
We had a great experience at Morel, from the aperitif (a perfect prosecco) to the most bizarre but very delicious dessert (a donut with bone marrow cream filling, duck liver ice cream, and a slice of bacon on top). Milwaukee has so many good restaurants, but this was one of the best and most memorable meals I've had. And we had a celebrity sighting - Jason Kidd was there! :)
Can't go wrong here!
Always a favorite. Great food, wine, service. What's not to love? May have been a tad loud but that seems to be the trend everywhere these days. Not really a problem, though. We've been there before and are looking forward to returning again and again.
A very well balanced and inventive menu, ...
A very well balanced and inventive menu, with incredible flavors in every dish! The smoked carrots in the beet salad added an amazing layer of creativity! From the Herbed Flatbread and Mushroom Polenta as starters, to the Beet Salad and Parsnip Soup as second courses and then the Cavatelli with Truffles as the main course, each plate was more delicious then the next! One of the most enjoyable dinners I've had out in awhile! Thanks Morel! We will definitely be back!
The food was delicious! We started with ...
The food was delicious! We started with the special for the night, a mix of mushrooms over the creamiest polenta I've ever had. My husband had the short rib (which was melt in your mouth) and I had a cavatelli. The pasta was fantastic. There were fantastic flavors and textures that made it a true stand out. One of the best restaurants in Milwaukee. We will most certainly be back....often!
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