Posted: 1/17/2009Provided by Citysearch -
When in the Bay Area, I almost exclusively dine on seafood or sushi. But this night we had a carnivor in our party who didn't care for the fruits of the sea. So we walked a couple of blocks from our hotel to Mortons.
Convenient to downtown San Jose, this outlet of the Morton's chain was a pleasant surprise. We attended on an evening where things were slower. The service was good but the steak was outstanding. I have visited many of the top steakhouses in New York, Chicago and Dallas and am usually disappointed by the price performance. But to my surprise, I was served a New York strip that was so tender, juicy and tasty, that I would have thought it had been chemically treated. But it wasn't. It was pure prime steak. The service was good and the menu variety was substantial. They showed us a 3 pound live lobster that was available for $89. The only detracter, is the price. Like most good chop houses, Morton's in San Jose is no bargain. But the price performance for their New York strip that night was superior. I'll be back.