The luxurious Morton's Steakhouse on Fifth Avenue is as great as ever and I think ever steak maniac should have it on their "bucket list"! There is a nothing like a prime piece of Midwestern grass-fed beef grilled in a specially made broiler just for the restaurant--and you can watch from one of New York's most luxurious dining rooms that actually has a dark yet modern ambiance. Wait, let's make it more of a Hollywood glamour ambiance! The decor is definitely Hollywood movie star inspired with oversized ceiling lamps and comfy banquets with the wonderful, brightly lit cook staff area at the helm. On the trip downstairs to the restrooms, black and white photos of current Hollywood megastars line the walls including one of then late 30s George Clooney with Morton’s staff.
Every great Morton’s meal starts out with their hot and fresh Onion Bread, and I ate a whole loaf with fluffy salted butter by myself! I then asked for a “refill,” it was THAT good! Then I ordered the 12-ounce filet mignon done medium rare ($53) with three sides--Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Horseradish Mashed Potatoes and Mac And Cheese (all sides at Morton's are a reasonable $13 and oversized). All of Morton’s meat—thanks to their custom broiler—has a nice charred edge to it, whether you order your steak rare or well done. This is a trademark and its customers love it. There are many side sauces and butters offered for the Morton’s meats, including classic Béarnaise Sauce. I wanted to taste my meat in its purest form and declined on trying the sauces. I will say that as expected, my filet experience was world class. I really did not even need the provided steak knife to cut it. To borrow the age-old Brooklyn expression, “the meat was like buttah”!
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Morton’s The Steakhouse
551 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10017