Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar, Morristown, NJ
A Restaurant Review

Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar, Morristown, NJ

Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar
2 Whippany Rd.
Morristown, NJ
(973) 451-2619

Blue Morel Restaurant Highlights

Fare: New American


Food Quality:
Serves a well-executed, artfully presented menu prepared with fresh local ingredients, and lighter sauces

Friendly, professional, attentive.

Modern, sleek ambiance, casual --- yet elegant.

Overall Rating:
3 Stars

Four-star Rating System from no stars = poor to 4 stars = Best in Class

Noise Level: Moderate. High during busy periods

Dress: Upscale Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent fresh farm-to-table local ingredients, and excellent sushi, in an upscale, trendy setting.

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer simpler food, lower prices, and less trendy ambiance.

Recommended dishes: When available, The Grilled Aged Lamb with Pickled Peaches / Vadouvan / Yellowfoot Mushrooms / Blue Corn; The Halibut with Young Broccoli / Charred Onion / Farro / Country Ham Emulsion; and The Grilled Aged Lamb /with Pickled Peaches / Vadouvan / Yellowfoot Mushrooms / Blue Corn.

Liquor: Extensive wine list, specialty cocktails. Bar scene is vibrant.

Restaurant Review

The Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine bar in the Westin Hotel in Morristown has joined the trend of many restaurants looking to attract a new breed of younger, health conscious, diners.

The restaurant's decor has a modern, sleek ambiance, casual --- yet elegant.

The kitchen is skillfully under the control of Chef Thomas Ciszak.

Chef Thomas Ciszak has honed his skills with many high-end restaurants including The Manor in West Orange, Tavern on the Green in Manhattan, Shelly's New York, and prior to coming to the Blue Morel he was Executive Chef/Partner with Chakra Restaurant in Paramus.

The new American seasonal changing menu is creatively prepared with servings smaller portions, fresh local ingredients, and lighter sauces. Menu items include a variety of hot & cold small & Big plate raw bar, sushi, and new American entrees with vegetarian and vegan options.

The restaurant is committed to being socially responsible, using composting, recycling, and a water purification system that eliminates the need for plastic bottles.

The restaurant features more than 70 wines that are available by the glass, half-glass tastings, and by the bottle. If you prefer to dine at the bar, there is a broad selection of specialty cocktails, beers, and wines, and a light menu of burgers, salads, sandwiches, crab cakes, and cheeses.

The Blue Morel restaurant and Wine Bar is available for private parties with wine room that can seat up to eighteen.

The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and an extended breakfast buffet is served on Sundays.

Open on Easter, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving (12:30 and the last seating is at 7:30), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and New Year’s Day.

(Updated March 2023)

How Do We Review (analyze) Restaurants?

New Jersey Leisure Guide strives to provide analytic restaurant reviews.

The methodology used is research, analysis driven --- as opposed to that of a single restaurant critic or a social media platform, viewer comment posting board.

Learn More