Morton's The Steakhouse
227 W Trade St Ste 150, Charlotte, NC 28202
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: No
Cuisines: Family Style, American, Steakhouse
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
I have been to many other fine dining restraunts in Charlotte and Morton's has been the best so far. Me & my finances Porterhouse steak was absolutely amazing. Food was great, Service was even better. Me and my fiancé are in our low 20s and we have never been treated so well at other fine dining such as Bentleys. It happened to be my birthday dinner and they even let me pick out of their desert menu, any desert I wanted for my birthday FOR FREE and even had a lit candle in the desert when they brought it out. This place was very professional and the service was the best we've had ever. Highly recommended. Worth every single penny. (And we literally eat at fine dining only on special occasions)
A great place to celebrate a special occasion. The steaks are melt in your mouth along with everything else I've eaten there.
02/15/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Had dinner this past weekend at Mortons steakhouse uptown and it was a real treat. I have never been to Mortons, just always passed it up for Ruth's Chris, Capital Grille, Flemings or one of the other high-end-esque steakhouses in the area. I am glad I finally gave it a go.
Upon entering, you forget where you are, it exudes perfection but somehow its a very comforting feeling rather than a stuck up atmosphere which seem common in these types of establishments.
We ordered from the PrixFixe menu that they had for the evening which was an amazing deal and plenty of food. It was $100 for two people and was well worth it. First you started off with a salad; there were 6 to chose from. I had the Morton's Wedge, which was HUGE and fresh. Then you had the choice of 8oz filet, salmon or chicken. You could upgrade for a small fee of for a double sized filet (14oz), Ahi Tuna, Ribeye, Porterhouse, NY Strip, Crab Legs. Along with your entree choice you received an accompaniment of either Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops, Maryland Crab Cake, or Shrimp Alexander. I chose the Scallops which were cooked perfectly. You also got to chose which side you wanted with each person able to chose a side. I selected the Garlic-Butter Mashed Potatoes which were fantastic. Finally you had the option to chose from a few desserts, I wished to have Creme Brulee but it was not an option for the prix fixe, the waiter simply said I can make that happen for you and there was no charge for the change.
Overall, one of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time. Waiter was great although a little quirky at times, food was amazing, wine selection was diverse and had something suited for everyone. If you really want to treat yourself to a night out either with friends, colleagues or a loved-one, this is the place to do so. Unfortunate it's taken me this long to figure that out!
11/21/2009Provided by Citysearch -
My wife and I went to Morton's with an out of town guest who had never been to Morton's before. Things started out fine, the food was good, but it went down hill after the entree was served. Our waiter disappeared. It took forever to clear our table while our waiter was clearing the table next to us that wasn't even his table. Don't waste your time. There are better places to get a steak.
01/29/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Me and my wife have been going to the Morton's in uptown Charlotte for a number of years now. Whether it's to celebrate a special occasion, or if we are just in the mood for a great steak, Morton's is our go-to place. The food is always savory--my wife gets the Filet Oscar and I always start with the Shrimp Alexander followed by the Chicago-style ribeye. We have been waited on by many servers, Meghan, Amy, Kevin, all of which have mastered the art of being attentive, yet not annoying.
We went in last Saturday to celebrate my wife's job promotion, and I was excited to see that the place was jumping with people--glad we made a reservation! Our server was great as usual, very knowledgeable about the menu although less high-spirited than some of the other servers I've had. The only downside of the night, I have never dealt with at Morton's before. There was a guy in plainclothes that was kind of making laps around all the tables and he looked like he was just ready to explode on someone the whole night. It made my wife and I a little uncomfortable so we asked our server if he knew who the guy was. Turns out it is the area manager for the Morton's chain who isn't usually in the restaurant. I don't know what he was so angry about--it seemed like everyone dining there was having a great time, but the waiters were all noticeably on edge and when he came by, multiple times, I guess maybe to try and find something wrong, he was nice, but to the point where it was not very believable or professional given his general demeanor. Besides that, a great evening as usual. i would definitely recommend the uptown location of Morton's to anyone willing to dish about a bit extra cash for good service and delicious food.
10/05/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I heard there was a Morton's in SouthPark but didn't really know where it was located until now. I drove past it while I was at SouthPark mall and decided to have dinner with my friend. It was the best steak I have ever had!! The service was beyond excellent and the people were so friendly. The prices are high but well worth treating myself to from time to time. They have a Steak and Seafood special now for $99.00 for 2 people, 4 course dinner... it was wonderful and anyone can have it. I also loved the $5.00 bar bites that are offered during happy hour. Glad I finally found the Morton's in SouthPark- Great steaks and it is so much closer to me.
09/08/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have been to Morton's all over the country, from San Diego to Charlotte. Morton's has been a family tradition as a place to go for special occasions, or just a nice night on the town. Out of the scores of times I've been, never once have I had a bad meal there. The steaks are perfection; the salads are huge; the sides are a necessity; the wait staff are always attentive and polite.
In Charlotte, definitely go to the location uptown because the atmosphere is much nicer than the South Park location. Plus, its not as crowded. The only downside to the uptown location is sometimes it can get a bit chilly in there, so bring a sweater.
02/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Morton's Uptown is the epitome of what a steakhouse should be. Crisp white linen, black napkins for those wearing dark clothing, dark mahogany wood and a little Frank Sinatra to set the mood. That's just the opening act for a wonderful evening.
Try the Bone-in ribeye, by far the best steak I have ever had. Finished with just a touch of au-jus, that enhances the flavor (not like Ruth's Chris, that masks thiers with melted butter). Lyonaisse potatoes were unreal, crispy with just a hint of bacon, absolutely superb. Finish your dinner with the legendary hot chocolate cake, you won't be able to find a better dessert in town.
And if you are a wine lover, this is the place. The sommelier told me he had over 275 different choices and another 25 by the glass. The whold staff is very knowledgable, and not stuffy or pretentious when giving suggestions for wine.
Now I have found a new favorite restaurant. Nothing else compares to this. Great food, great service (with out being over-bearing), and a fabolous atmosphere, make for one unbelievable evening.
02/15/2008Provided by Citysearch -
The steak was okay. However, the dining room was either too hot or too cold. The dining room and tables are way too small. Dining room lack character, which is part of the overall appeal to a place such as Morton's. Go to ""The Palm"" or ""Sullivan's"". The food, service and atmosphere are far superior!!
02/11/2008Provided by Citysearch -
With so many steakhouse choices, it was hard to pick where to dine, but we chose Morton's and I'm glad we did! From the moment we walked in, we were treated like royalty. We sat in the cozy bar for a drink before dinner and loved the fun crowd! Once seated in a booth, the waiter was always there when we wanted her and didn't bother us when we didn't. The food was delicious and the filet was the best I'd ever eaten. We finished dinner with the Morton's coffee and it was great. We leisurely took the whole evening and enjoyed every bit of our meal. We were not rushed and it was a memorable evening.
01/27/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I've been to Morton's at Southpark a few times now and it seems like it is either really good or not so good. The first time my husband and I went there were were impressed with both our waiter and steaks. But when we went back the second time with our neighbors, 2 out of 4 of the steaks were overdone! Very weird for a steakhouse, don't you think? I think we will stick to the Palm.
01/05/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Okay, heard SO much about this restaurant, had to give it a look-see. Took my son in for his 16th birthday and although I knew it would be expensive, I wasn't expecting it to be THAT expensive (it was). When we walked into the restaurant early (right when the dining room opened) we had to wait in the cigar filled entrance for the maitre d' to seat us in the empty dining room. By the time we made it to our table, my throat was sore and I reeked of cigar smoke.
So onward and upward. I ordered a glass of wine that in another establishment, would have been about 8 bucks a glass opposed to Morton's 12 bucks. Then we went thru the raw meat presentation and ordered our meals. Service was impeccable and unintrusive. The food was okay, but not eye-popping incredible. I ordered the filet, cooked medium. The presentation was a white plate, some wilted watercress and a piece of blackened meat. I wanted the steak medium, not burnt. When they asked me how it was, of course I told them I wasn't liking it. They immediately made me another one, gave me a new potato, new broccoli, but by then my son was finished with his (also blackened) rib eye. In a nutshell, everything was overpriced; presentation lacked big time, but the service was stellar.
Having been in the restaurant business for years, I'm of the opinion that Morton's is in a time warp. Although there will always be people who just want to pay that kind of money for a decent steak (I've had better steaks and paid much less), most people will opt to pay half of what I did for dinner, have a better ambience without the cigar smoke and continue to support that establishment. This is not the case for Morton's, I'm sorry to say.
12/26/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Morton's of Charlotte is a great date night or anniversary dinner.
My husband and I frequent fine restaurants often and Morton's is a great place.
The price was reasonable for an upscale restaurant.
I'm used to NYC restaurants and this a comparable.
I do agree that the tables are a bit close together but we requested a quite romantic
corner and had a great time.
Like a previous person said don't go to if you are concerned about the price of a steak. Likewise if you are dining at an expensive restaurant the staff is there to make you happy. If you are not happy with your selection they can accommodate you.
I tried a new martini and simply did not like it. I did not say much before she took it back and replaced it with something else she thought I'd like.
Also, because our moods were light and happy the waitress was overly attentive to us.
Mortons was a great restaurant.
The food was WONDERFUL! The wine choice was awesome!
09/10/2007Provided by Citysearch -
i wasnt really all that thrilled about going but my husband insited that we go and it is going to be a romantic dinner. so i went so i could spend some time with him and let me tell you i never want to go to any other steak house i always want to go to morton now and now i bother him every week if we can go. they have very nice staff and they will get you anything you need and you dont have to wait forever they come back instancely. i highly recommend if you want a romantic dinner with your significant other.
07/31/2007Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and i have date night and we consider this place a ""typical"" meat and potato steak house. The food is good and predictable, nothing impressive. Compared to other steakhouses in our area, i feel Morton's is average. Go to their website and print out the coupon for two- if $$$ is an issue...
Definitely try their souffle- i love it!
Believe or not, we like the Ranch House because of the no frills atmosphere and the retro 50s decor. Remember, never complain about the price. It will ruin the mood of the whole evening.
If your taking a date, offer drinks and dessert so you won't look like a cheapa**.
07/20/2006Provided by Citysearch -
My husband & I have treated ourselves to the Mortan's in Charlotte only a couple of times. Would we go again? Most certainly!! Of course Mortan's is outrageously expensive, anyone should know that before walking in. It just is! Don't go if you are just coureous to see what a potatoe costs at Morton's! If you're concerned about how much you are going to spend on a wonderful steak dinner, seriously, go elsewhere. But if you want to go somewhere knowing you're going to spend a fortune, and have a wonderful time doing it, go to Mortons, and order the Oscar! Holy COW that's the best steak I've ever had in my life! This really is an experience that is different from any other steakhouse that should NOT be compared.
07/27/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Enough of these overrated places that charge separately for vegetables on top of exhorbitant entree prices - it really doesn't fly. I mean $6 for a potato?
I would not have chosen this place myself. The steak wasn't the best I've had but it was certainly the most expensive.