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Posted by Prince Joost on 09/05/2007
I have had nothing but good experiences at Mortons. The food has always been sublime with service staff who will accommodate my every bizarre request. To begin, I always get the porterhouse prepared Oscar (crab meat and asparagus) and its never a problem regardless of how busy the restaurant is. Second of all, my fiance is a vegetarian who goes along with me while I consume mass quantities of meat and Mortons accommodates with a variety of vegetable platters and salads. We have gone 5 or 6 times and we have reservations again soon. Every time we go there we have an excellent time. The service can be slow, but on our most recent visit our server gave us complimentary after dinner drinks for no good reason. Sure, it was a ploy for a bigger tip but it was still a nice thing to do. My one critique is not so much for the restaurant as for the customers. This is a nice restaurant which has the unfortunate quality of being too close to times square. As such there have been a couple of really shleppery people there who detract from the experience with their sneakers and jeans. Aside from that, I wholeheartedly endorse Mortons
Posted by Eugene on 12/18/2006
Past Saturday, my girlfriend and I visited Morton's steakhouse (NYC location). I never been there before and the only comparison i have is Peter Luger. So we decided to give it a try since it's one of the highly recommended steakhouses. I made reservations few weeks earlier and when we got to the restaurant, the table was already waiting for us. Our waiter was friendly and accommodating. Menu was nicely explained and even visually presented (on a rolling cart - various types of steaks and lobster). We ordered Tuna Tartar and Colossal Shrimp Cocktail as appetisers, Chopped Salad, Filet Mignon & Cajun Ribeye steak as entree (plus grilled asparagus & Lyonnaise Potatoes as a side), and Chocolate Souffle for desert. It was a lot of food, perfectly enough for 2 people. The appetisers came really fast and were delicious. Then came salad that was tasty as well. The entrees made it to the table in a perfect time. Filet Mignon proved to be great, while medium-rare Cajun Ribeye Steak was was chewy and a bit raw. In the course of the dinner the waitress came by several times to check on how are we enjoying our meal. After a short break the Souffle followed. It was tasted very average and was large enough for two people to share. Overall, it was an interesting but expensive experience(slightly more than $200). The food was better than in lower-class restaurants but definitely not worth the value. I would say Morton's' quite far behind Peter Luger, which is one of the best, if not the best, steakhouse in NY. Also, ( i am not going to blame it on the food), but both of us developed bad headache as soon as we got home, and it took me more than half of the following day to recover. So, if somene would ask me if i would recommmend this place to someone else, i would definitely say it's worths checking out, but it's not likely I am going to go there again.
Posted by PFC on 04/29/2006
I dont know why people get excited about this place. the steaks are ok. the service runs hot and cold. it is a chain like Ruths Chris. It is not as good as Sparks or any of the Palms. it is a second rate steakhouse in our great city. dont waste your time unless you are a tourist.
Posted by Diana on 03/27/2006
I went to Morton's for an office dinner and could not believe what a fabulous experience we had. We had a private room, and started out with bread and wine. Your glass was never empty! We had a two different types of appetizer plates. The first had shrimp alexander, scallops wrapped in bacon with a chutney dipping sauce, and crabcakes. The second plate consisted of lobster pieces and oysters (there may have been one other along with that). When they came around for your order, you got a salad, a steak, and ordered desert right away. I ordered a caesar salad, the double-filet mignon and the chocolate cake with strawberries. We also ordered sides for the table: asparagus, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, hash brown. Everything was amazing. By the time I got to my steak I could barely eat another bite and ended up taking it home. Of course, I saved room for desert. The chocolate godiva cake had a hot fudge center, and was surrounded by strawberries and raspberries. It was absolutely devine! By the time I left, Id had enough food and wine to last me a week! Though very overpriced (I didn't care since I didn't have to pay!), the meal was well worth it (and so much fun at the same time!). Upon leaving, we discovered an actor from Saturday Night Live was dining in the private room next to us. In all, a wonderful and delicious experience. Maybe not someplace you'd go for a casual dinner, but when you want to go all out, Morton's is the place to go!
Posted by Anonymous on 11/20/2005
I found Morton's underwhelming compared to other great steakhouses in Manhattan such as Del Frisco's and Ruth Chris. I had a porterhouse medium rare but the meat was overcooked and lacked flavor. Also the creamed spinach side was disappointing. Also I found the price to be rather expensive, $44 for steak and $15 for a chocolate souffle that was okay. The service was good though.
Posted by ypena on 11/08/2005
My boyfriend and I had heard about Mortons and being the two steak lovers that we are, put it on our list... We went this past Saturday and while the place is really nice (very classy and a great place to take someone who you want to impress) the food did not live up to the hype. So far, no place has been able to live up to our favorite spot... Peter Luger's. If you are looking for a lot of options, Mortons is for you, but if you want the best steak in New York, this ain't it.
Posted by prinsizzle on 10/30/2005
This was our first time eating at one of the big name steak houses and morton's did not disappoint. (I debated for WEEKS which one to eat at!). We had an early reservation and got there a bit early - the host/ess underwhelmed me with their greetings. Were led upstairs (there are 2 floors of dining areas - some really cool booth type seating on the main level - I would request that if I went back) to our table and settled in with water (new york's finest on tap thank you very much!). Ordered a bottle of wine (the cheapest looked to be about $40/bottle; we went middle of the road) and then had the waiter come to recite the menu to us + display the cuts of meat / other entrees (a snarky aside - I didn't think it was really necessary to show me asparagus or broccoli when explaining sides, but whatever). My husband had the lobster bisque, i had a salad -- would not order either again - the shrimp cocktail looked divine - would probably try that. For entrees I had the baked lobster and my husband had the porterhouse. The lobster was AMAZING ..the baked part notwithstanding. codicil: it was a LOT of lobster and it was not cheap -- $88 for 3.5 lb - know what "market price" means! The steak was "good" but not "great" per my husband ... he found the lobster "best ever" though. For sides we choose the asparagus & hashbrown potato -- again, eh. The asparagus should be roasted .. much more flavorful than steamed, especially if you're not a fan of hollandaise. The hashbrowns were fun. For dessert we opted for the baked apple pie (the waiter had us order it with our meal - very forthcoming about the 3 "special" desserts that take extra time). I did not really like it (to be honest, I was stuffed at this point) and I did not realize that there was also a dessert tray -- if I'd known that i would have held off and had the fresh raspberries on the dessert tray. All in all, it was a great, if pricey night.