I took my beautiful Jen out to Mortons steak house last night for her birthday. We have been there several times before, usually for corporate parties and always enjoyed ourselves. We were seated promptly and the server came over right away with bread and water. Jen ordered a Mojito which she said was good but a little too sweet (kinda like me). I ordered something called the last word. This was a concoction of three different alcohols, that was pink and served in a stemmed glass that little girls would use for a tea party with their stuffed animals. Had I known this no way would I have got this drink!
The loaf of bread served was hot and fresh and oniony, like a larger lighter Kaiser roll. Very tasty. Jen and I both ordered off the summer special menu. This allows for an entree, a salad, a side and a dessert. Jen and I each ordered a house salad, a 6 oz. filet and Key Lime pie for dessert. Our only differences, were in the potato dishes. Jen ordered sour cream mashed and I ordered Lyonnaisse potatoes. Jen ordered her steak mid rare and I ordered mine rare. We also upgraded our steaks Oscar style (topped with asparagus, lump crab in a Bearnaise sauce).
The salads were large but rather un-inspired, just lettuce some crumbled egg with dressing. That’s it, no wow factor here. The potatoes were just ok, nothing special. Lyonnaise is just a fancy way of saying spuds sauteed with onions. The sour cream mash was better, but if your gonna charge people 13 dollars for potatoes when ordered a-la carte, they should be special. These were not. Now for the steaks.
Both of our steaks were super tender, juicy and cooked perfectly, nothing but praise from both of us. The Oscar topping was equally delicious, except for a tiny bit of cartilage in Jens, otherwise very good. Dessert is a mixed review, I really enjoyed it but Hot Jen felt that the crust on the pie was burned. I did not. I thought it was good, although Bahama Breeze has a better key lime pie I enjoyed eating Jens’ dessert as well.
Look, I know places like these are expensive, and I don’t mind dropping serious coin on a super stellar meal, however this was only good, not great. I like Mortons and I will go back, but as of my most recent experience, Ruths Chris is a better steak house. One more word, when ordering a cocktail, be careful, bartenders are trying to get to fancy and sometimes the drink doesn’t work. That’s why my next drink was a Martini which Morton’s makes very well.