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
What a great place. Excellent food, good ...
What a great place. Excellent food, good wine. Outstanding waitstaff. Tucked away just southwest of downtown, the location is easy to reach. Convenient on-strteet parking, plus a Morel-only lot across the street. Doesn't get much better!
The food was wonderful. Service was grea ...
The food was wonderful. Service was great too. We came to Milwaukee to see a Chris Botti concert and this was an excellent way to start the evening. I look forward to returning to Morel for another great experience.
First time at Morel with the wife for da ...
First time at Morel with the wife for date night. Great food, great drinks, great ambiance. The service was delightful, but getting seated and served was super slow. It was a Satuday, and speed at a restaurant is not that important to me, so we will go again in a heartbeat!
Loved the décor. Staff was very friendly ...
Loved the décor. Staff was very friendly and efficient.
The music was outstanding. A lot of effort has been put into the selection.
2 of the 4 meals were an issue in that the short ribs were too "fatty".
The chef was apologetic.
The food was outstanding. Each dish ble ...
The food was outstanding. Each dish blew us away. I would highly recommend the duck pate appetizer. In fact I would order two of them next time. I had the beef short ribs and the meat was done to perfection. My wife had the trout and she said it was the best that she has ever had. Also a very good wine selection.
Our party of four arrived a bit early bu ...
Our party of four arrived a bit early but Morel was able to seat us immediately. Service was great but we did not feel rushed. We ordered appetizers and then dinner. The ribs and trout were excellent! On a previous visit we ate at the bar and enjoyed friendly service by Joe and a view of the talented Chefs at work!
We can't figure out why this place is so ...
We can't figure out why this place is so popular. The dining room is small, yet incredibly loud. It was impossible for the two of us to carry on a conversation without shouting. In addition, we had to wait for our table past our reservation time. We were told they "can't" sit 2 people at a 4-top. Yet, the couple after us were seated at a 4-top. So much for that "rule". Next, we order 2 of the same cocktail from their cocktail list, only to be told that they couldn't make them because they were out of a couple of the ingredients. And those cocktails sowed up on our bill. Overall, the food was just OK. The menu is quite limited. Needless to say, this was our last visit to Morel.
This was our first time at Morel and it ...
This was our first time at Morel and it really lived up to the hype! The minute we walked in were welcomed by a very friendly host who had us laughing by the time we got to our table. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful with the wine list and menu. Everything we ordered (including freshly foraged mushrooms) was outstanding. I got the pork shoulder and joined the clean plate club. It was a great way to celebrate my husbands birthday! They even brought out some complimentary prosseco with our dessert! We will definitely be back.
Overall We were pleased with Morel. The ...
Overall We were pleased with Morel. The food was high quality and creative. I had the lamb which was very good, but a little weird. What I mean is that the lamb itself was an excellent piece of meat well cooked and tender, but very delicate. The lamb was matched with a merguez, which again was good in itself, but the contrast of the two did not really work for me. The merguez completely overpowered the delicate lamb. I basically ate the dish as two separate plates. Lamb first, merguez second. Nothing was bad I just thing the combo did not work.
Service was great once it started. Morel is hot right now, so a little wait is to be expected, but when it gets to 30 minutes it is a bit much. I always use the counter example. If I was 30 minutes late for a reservation I know what would happen. The host knew it was a problem, he even commented that some people seem to think Morel is a hotel, not a restaurant. I do have some sympathy, but most 4 star places know that at this point a little something-something is required.
Still overall I will return. It will be when the place calms down and there won't be that worry of waiting for a reserved table.
My second trip to Morel and it was just ...
My second trip to Morel and it was just as good as the first time. Wonderful, inventive cocktail menu. Seasonal dishes using local and creative ingredients. Fun rustic decor. The mushroom appetizer and to die for, corn chowder soup crazy good! Lamb dish was flavorful but way too salty. I should have sent it back but didn't feel up to being annoying, everything else was so fantastic. I will definitely return and in case something is too salty again, will let them know. Stuff happens...
We dined here Saturday night and had an ...
We dined here Saturday night and had an excellent experience. The restaurant is really attractive in side and had a good vibe. The service from the host (Ralph) the bartenders and the waitress was all friendly and helpful. I had the rabbit dish and my wife had the Hangar steak and both were delicious and carefully prepared. Our friends split the lamb and said it was excellent. The salads were very unique and we had both. I had the melon salad which was a bit tart but really unique and good. The only negative was that they were out of two of the entrees (the fish and the pork). Since there are only seven on the list that was quite a large proportion. Otherwise great. We will be back.
I ordered the trout. The trout was over- ...
I ordered the trout. The trout was over-seasoned and over-cooked, the green sauce was so salty that I could not identify which vegetable/ingredients went into it. The potatoes appeared to have been randomly thrown on to the plate and there was one green leaf of some kind under the fish. I was hoping for fresh fish and lots of fresh greens since Morel is a farm-to-table restaurant. I like the mild flavors of fresh food and feel the preparation of my meal did a disservice to the ingredients. Sad. 😔
This was our second time at Morel and th ...
This was our second time at Morel and the menu is always top notch. The only complaint I had was that our flatbread appetizer and BOTH entrees were a bit on the salty side-not horrendous but wasn't as good as in the past. I'm also a chef and didn't se the need to send it back but did tell our server about it so they could mention it to the kitchen. I love the farm to table menu and using local ingredients. Too bad more restaurants cant do the same-but your menu does have to be somewhat limited when using this type of food-you cant feed large groups of people of have a large menu. Kudos to the Chefs
Every detail of this dinner was excellen ...
Every detail of this dinner was excellent! Appetizers(flatbread, mushroom sauté) were fantastic! We had one order of the short rib, one of the lamb shank and one trout all ofwhichwere excellent.
Our server was interesting and enjoyable and knew the offerings well. I consider this to have been and excellent dinner followed by a bread pudding which was enough for three of us!
On the ride home the only musing was that the lamb shank/short rib were winter meals and that the chefs should look at a more summery balance.
Very good service. It was our second vi ...
Very good service. It was our second visit and just wasn't as good as the first. Summer squash salad nice but a bit too peppery. My husband thought the beet appetizer was bland. Pasta was fine but nothing special.
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