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“Wonderful steak frites!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Morels

Ranked #6,214 of 9,887 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: US$21 - US$30
Cuisines: American, French, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Central L.A
London, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
“Wonderful steak frites!”
Reviewed 3 November 2012

What a great place to eat at the Grove. The steak frites is especially good for lunch.

And its a great place to people watch!

Visited October 2012
Thank Leesw8
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great ambience, good food!”
Reviewed 25 October 2012

I brought family and relatives for lunch one time and the food was good! Steaks were so so. A bit tough. The seafood platter was good! We came back for lunch and it was better. But the ground floor service was a bit slow. Maybe understaffed when we were there. Good, but not excellent.

Visited September 2012
Thank Tiny M
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Long Beach, CA
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not the Morel's (Upstairs) That It Used To Be!!!”
Reviewed 30 September 2012

I'll preface this review by saying that if you've never eaten in the upstairs restaurant before, then this place can be okay for you.

I went there last night for a special occasion and wow! Talk about disappointment. Seems that there are new owners, new management and a new chef. Was expecting the ambience, service and menu that I came to know and enjoy about this place only to find out that as of a couple of months ago, everything is different. If you've eaten here before, you know that the upstairs restaurant was special and distinct than the one at ground level. Now the two are one in the same. Would you believe brown paper on top of the linen table cloths!!! Gone, too, is the Caesar Salad made at your table!!!

This place morphed into a not at all special place, except for high prices. The service was fine, loved Fabien. Very attentive and the French accent gave him added charm. But as I am saying, those of you who had been here before and enjoyed the upstairs steakhouse need to fine another place. Steak menu is very limited and $$$$ for the ambience.

Now for the good news...the chef told us that the lamb osso bucco was added to the menu the night before we ate there, and it was delicious and a generous portion. Also added was some kind of duck, which my companion ordered. He ordered it medium but it came to the table very rare and had to be sent back for further cooking. A disappointment. He said it was good, though a little chewy. They also added matzo ball soup, which was full of flavor and another surprise or two.

Now we have to find a new special spot, because this one is blemished. Sorry Morel's. Now you have become some restaurant that I used to know.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank John B
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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good; I expected more”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

The steak and frite was pretty good. French fries at a French restaurant is usually and also in this case just a bit better than usual.

Visited June 2012
Thank Rene W
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Santa Monica
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A Bug Crawled Out of My Salad”
Reviewed 28 November 2011

A bug crawled out of my salad last night - but the worst part is that the manager wasn't surprised.

And - he offered nothing to compensate for the "bug salad".

Overall, the food was mediocre (we had the bouillabaisse, mussels and um...salad). The service was friendly enough.

We tried two red wines (a Pinot Noir & a Grenache) off the menu (by the glass) - neither was remarkable.

Our bill came out to around $75.

There are a lot of dining choices at The Grove - we certainly won't be going back to Morels.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank freshmonkey
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