My Morton's experience.
I had never been to Morton's and I was excited about an opportunity to give it a try (August 2011). As I walked in I couldn't help but notice a crowded little bar on the right. They clearly needed more room but I am sure space is at a premium in downtown Nashville.
The dining room was elegant and the service was outstanding. The explanation of the menu and all the options were clearly explained. For an appetizer, I ordered the fresh atlantic smoked salmon strips and they were very tasty! They didn't have a choice of salad dressings that I like for my salad but again I dismissed the problem as being one of my own pickiness.
For the main meal I had chosen a porterhouse steak. I ordered it cooked medium and it came out without any pink in the middle. I was expecting a light pink center. My associate had ordered his steak cooked medium and it came out with a very bright red center. Curious as to how that happened but again I dismissed it as no big deal.
Now the real problem. The whole purpose of going to Morton's was to enjoy a really good steak! Don't get me wrong....my steak was huge and very tender. However it was JUST a huge tender steak! It had no seasonings whatsoever other than some little hints of a light sauce. I was expecting to take a bite and be wowed like I was at Houston's years ago!! I have never forgotten that steak at Houston's! So, naturally I was very disappointed with a plain tasting steak. How could a steak house as well known as Morton's serve a plain steak? Maybe this is how some people prefer their steak. I was expecting much more.
My meal was right at $100 and I had chosen to only have water to drink. I tip my hat to Morton's for great service and a tender steak but for that price I expected a much better tasting steak. Unfortunate to say that I will not be back.
Terrible seating. Being regulars at Morton's of San Diego, CA, my husband and I have dined at Morton's of Nashville twice this month. Each time, we spent well over $275. Our most recent visit was on 3/11/11 at 6:00 p.m. Each time we have visited the Nashville location, the restaurant has been relatively empty at 6:00 p.m. However, we have been seated at the WORST tables in the restaurant. The first time we visited the Nashville Morton's, we were sat at a small two-chair table on the corner of the main walkway. It was very annoying and un-romantic to say the least. Yesterday, we were sat at another two-chair table in an empty dining room. Mind you three other couples were seated in either roomy booths or four-seat tables. Our table was so small, the bread and two cocktails would hardly fit on our table. While the rest of the restaurant was dimly lit, our table was directly under brightly lit canned lights. Again, completely unromantic. Our steaks were decent, and the cocktails, salads, desert, and vegetable sides were as expected, but the ambience was so horrible it over-shadowed the meal. After spending well over $550 dollars in ONE MONTH trying to recreate the experience of our hometown beloved steakhouse, it is with great disappointment that I say we will not be back to Morton's Nashville. Thank goodness for the 1808 Grille and Flemmings!
Does Morton's train the Maitre D in customer 1st????.
My seven year old daughter and I took my wife to celebrate her birthday. I asked for a booth upon making the reservation and received affirmation. I noted that my daughter is quite active around an open table.
The Maitre D (Cory) took us into a nearly empty restaurant and seated us in the very middle of the floor. I kindly asked for any booth. He refused coldly. Upon my questioning all the open booths, he became belligerent and said they were reserved. We sat in the middle of the room, and watched the booth activity. The first group appeared to be friends of Cory and received the corner booth. Over the course of our 90 minute dinner, the booths were never filled to 100%. Two booths remained empty the entire time.
They apparently call it VIP service...which in street terms equates to grease some palms if you want a booth...I wonder if this is known activity by Morton's. I've been going to Morton's for decades in every city and have never seen such poor treatment.
Overated. i was not impressed with Mortons. My boyfriend was mezmorised by the huge steaks, but i was not impressed. the food was very bland and very overpriced,we will not be going back here
Don't waste your time or money. I had wanted to dine at Morton’s for a long time. While on their web site, a coupon popped up: Dinner for 2 for $99. Awesome, right? Decided to take friend to dinner for her birthday. We were greeted with prompt, courteous valet service and a very nice host. They even made reference to her birthday. We were about 20 min. early and were seated immediately. The ambiance was wonderful. Very romantic. We noticed some of the waiters rolling the carts around showing their customers the cuts of meat, lobster, and other wonderful foods on display. Our waiter’s enthusiasm changed instantly, however, when I pulled out the coupon. We both even upgraded to ribeye. He pretty much ignored us except to get the specifics of our order. The salads and appetizers were great. The potatoes lyonnaise were decent. The green beans were barely cooked (not al dente) and tasteless. The steak was a thorough disappointment! I really had to question whether it was a ribeye, because there was NO marbling in it. Both were cooked to specification, but were dry as a bone. Mine was even medium, and the outer layer was almost crunchy it was so dry. After finishing our entrée, we waited for about 15 minutes and the waiter walked by us 3 times before finally acknowledging that we were ready for dessert. The couple one table over were also celebrating a birthday. Their waitress brought out a nice dessert with a candle, so I expected the same for my friend. Instead, the dessert that came with our meal was set down roughly and she was unenthusiastically told happy birthday. The dessert was good, but I can guarantee you I will never go back! I understand that waiters are more enthusiastic when someone can afford to drop 250-300 for a meal for two, but I can’t afford that quite yet. So, I was excited to have the coupon. And if the meal and the service had been all they should have been, when I finish my degree and CAN afford the regular prices, I undoubtedly would have returned – OFTEN. But as a result of the SNOBBISH attitude, the poor service, and the horrible steak, Morton’s has lost a minimum of 2 future regulars, as well as anyone else I can tell before I die. We went to Texas Roadhouse the next day and the steak and service were 10 times better!!!
Small steak sufferer. Little surprised by the price but it was a special occasion so i figured it was worth it. Both my husband and I got the smaller steaks just because we would never finish a monster one. Mine was the filet and it was just average - basically could compare it to a good steak at a cheap steak chain restaurant. My husbands was the ribeye and it was aweful. Full of fat and not even a good flavor what little meat there was. If it matters at this point, the service was very good.
Dimly lit Steakhouse. My husband and I went to Mortons for our 3 year wedding anniversary. My husband was able to book the reservation online which was really nice. We got there at 6:00 and were seated right away. One of the first things we noticed was it was very dimly lit. I guess its for ambiance but I just felt like they needed to turn some lights on. The server was very nice. He went over the different cuts of meat. We found on their website a steak and seafood special for 2 for $99.00. Which when we got there we realized was a tremendous deal. The filet itself was $37.50 and each side which we got 2 were $10.00 each. It also came with salad and dessert. The salads were salads, nothing too special. The steak wasn't the best we had ever had. I'm not big on seafood so I won't comment on it. We had the mashed potatoes and asparagus as sides. The mashed potatoes were bland and asparagus was good. For dessert we both had the Morton's Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake. It was nice and warm and gooey. I hate to say it but it was similar to but wasn't as good as Chili's Molten Chocolate Cake.
AMAZING FOOD AND SERVICE!. I know iut's a STEAK house but please try the Lobster! You won't be disappointed! Food and Service was GREAT!!!!
USDA prime beef, elegant tableside service and mammoth martinis..
With its dark wood details, celebrity photos and tuxedo-clad waiters, this upscale steakhouse chain has the air of a posh men's club. Service is professional and discreet, with bartenders making a mean martini. Dinners begin with a waiter-driven cart laden with fresh vegetables, live lobster and cuts of steak; customers choose from porterhouse, rib-eye, bone-in prime rib and more. Side dishes are traditional and enormous, from baked potatoes and creamed spinach to steamed broccoli with hollandaise.
great experience at Mortons..
Mortons is really a great night out! My wife and I went this weekend and we both thought we experienced one of the best dinners we have ever had! The steak was absolutely the best.not to mention the salad and desserts. I also did a search on their web site and found a coupon for 99.00 that offered everything from start to finish. (except the drinks!).
I think the alcohol costs would actually be the only negative about the entire evening. The cost of wine and drinks are considerably higher than any other dining experience.
We managed to escape for just under $200.00 but we felt like the occational visit was worth the cost.
Much better experience than some of the other highly recommended places for steak and seafood in town.. Atmosphere is a little dark but acceptable..
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