As one of the restaurants at the Grove, Morel's is a french bistro on the first floor and has a more upscale menu on the second floor. My bf had already eaten on the first floor before, and we thought the upstairs menu looked more appetizing, so we went upstairs and sat on the balcony. The balcony had a great view, expecially w/ such a crowd last night and the water show. The only bad thing about the view was the parking structure.
Now about the food - we were in the mood for the 3-4 lb lobster on the menu, which had a market price of $75. They had a 1.5 lb half chilled lobster for $30, but we weren't very excited about the chilled version. So we settled for the filet. He got the 10 oz., I got the 8 oz. The thing is, though, that we weren't really settling b/c the filets were superb., not the absolute best in LA, but still superb. It had absolutely no fat on it and it was the most lean slab of meat I've ever had (I can remember a few times at Mastro's where the fat was a disappointing sight). Very tender, and perfectly cooked. The salts that it came w/ were so good, especially the yellow fine-ground one w/ the smoky flavor. A side of some peppercorn sauce was served alongside.
Morel's menu is a la carte, so we got 2 sides - their version of mac'n'cheese, and the potatoes. Both very good.
We ordered the souffle for dessert, which was amazing. Perfectly light and moist. It came w/ 2 chocolate sauces - milk and vanilla.
That was a ton of food, but the bill came out less than $100 (including tax, excluding tip and drinks).