Motel Morris

4.7
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112 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Motel Morris is a neighborhood restaurant and bar from the team behind The Commons Chelsea, located on the southwest corner of seventh avenue and eighteenth street in the Chelsea, New York City. Chef Bill McDaniel's menu is seasonal American with global influences and fun nods to classic American dishes. The beverage program consists of local craft beer, a fresh take on some classic cocktails, and a well curated wine list by GM Jamie Steinberg.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TB
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic friendly service that’s not overbearing
Great entree options that made everyone happy
Really great bartenders who know how to make a good gimlet!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After I noted that I would be on a date, the restaurant gave us a nice intimate table and superior quality service.

RM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal sitting at the bar and special service from the bartender who couldn't be friendlier. We shared a great appetizer deviled eggs and then both had the Monday Night special of Lobster Pot Pie which was near perfection! Can't wait to go again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Excellent meal

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best! I brought a few friends there and I consistently run into them there as they bring other friends back :)

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Tacos on taco Sunday were great, but the grilled tuna was oddly tough and unsatisfying served with odd sides. The curved banquette seats were uncomfortable, and it was loud. Our server was terrific.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tight space. No option to book a table just bar seating

JH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great neighborhood spot that is worth traveling for creative food, served professionally and with warmth and lovely ambience.

TW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, the place has a cool vibe and the staff is great.

CH
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience and was surprised by how great the food was. Exceeded my expectations.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was very good. Felt a little hungry afterwards but still very content. Love this place for a cozy weeknight meal or drinks

NC
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Sumac salmon and hen of the woods mushrooms were fabulous and the Sancerre was great. Cool and friendly atmosphere that wasn’t noisy (rare). Food prices were quite moderate, but the wine was a bit high. Highly recommended.

C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service. Water could been refill a bit faster. Bit dark and had to use my iPhone flashlight to read menu.

R
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, what a beautiful neighborhood gem!

n
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for lunch. Cute place. Tables are close together and it was packed. Service was good. Garlic bread is a must and the mushrooms were very good, though I don’t think I’d order the other things we tried again.

MR
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, delightful service and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

S
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and service! Only concern was the noise level because it is a small place with a full bar. Otherwise, absolutely recommed it.

SP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A big group of us came for Thanksgiving dinner. Jamie and Ben could not have been more accommodating and made our day fun and relaxed.
Great prix fix selections, we tried pretty much everything and it was all fabulous.
We will be back!

JC
Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent - would be 5 stars if they had better veggie-friendly options.

JL
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Motel Morris is great! And finally added a vegetarian option to the menu (tho served cold). Even the special was veg, too. Cocktails are always unbeatable.

RO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Excellent service. Cool decor (especially pink bathroom)! A bit pricy but I guess that NYC.

MJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been twice for brunch. It was fantastic each time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. A bit overpriced, buts it’s New York City.

T
New York Area
257 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at Motel Morris. Excellent food. Excellent service. Great drinks. Cool vibe.

DR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool vibe, retro style decor. Great food. Awesome service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Alexis was so helpful!

T
New York Area
257 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great food. Great staff - our server Barbara is terrific. Good drinks. Cool vibe.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The blue fin tuna was terrible - cold and tough and not medium cooked, which is what we had requested

DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great and the service was outstanding

CB
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great spot for lunch if you are in the area. The food is consistently good, the atmosphere is charming and comfortable, and it is usually quiet enough at lunch to have a conversation.

OT
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Super tasty meal but the service is very slow and partially unavailable. When they came, they were sweet but they need more staff

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Would like to see a few more items on menu.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere.

P
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was lovely and accommodatinig- very much appreciated. The mussels and the salads were just terrific

L
London
58 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I usually enjoy dining at motel Morris. The food is light and delicious, staff are friendly and attentive. However, this time around our protein were over cooked and so dry. We had crispy chicken sandwich, which probably was chicken thigh and it was really dry. For a chicken thigh to be that dry they must have over cooked it quiet a lot. My falafel in my salad were also very dry. Gave feed back to the staff and hope they'll have better quality check next time.

m
Tampa
70 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This place has a fine location and an interesting menu. I like the idea of locally-sourced food, with the dishes inspired by various cultures. The service was good as well.

s
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We made our meal from starters. Lots and lots of starters. Broiled oysters and the incredible fries were at the top.

C
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived for a 9pm reservation. Were were seated in 15 minutes after a drink at the bar. Had the roasted chicken. My wife had the eggplant. Both were delicious. We were going to order dessert but one arrived before we could . Complementary due due our 15 minute wait?? Foods was great but the staff were outstanding. Head on over!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience