Morton's The Steakhouse
285 J St, San Diego, CA 92101
|Mon - Sat:|
Parking: Street, Valet
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Family Style, American, Steakhouse
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
We celebrated my birthday here a couple if years ago. A huge surprise was waiting since my husband made reservations for us. They held our prime ribs (the very last two) and had served me a menu with a sweet personalized "Happy Birthday...my name" and I was served like a queen. They took a picture of the two if us and out came our gargantuous slabs of meat cooked to perfection. The service was flawless and in sync with our every move. After a few glasses of love, they brought out our picture enclosed with ALL of the staffs' autographs! I will never forget it. FOOD LOVERS MUST SEE!
My boyfriend always pays when we go out, except for his birthday. He likes big steaks, so I like to take him to Morton's with few friends and have a little party. The steaks are always good and cooked to perfection, you need to buy also side dishes as the dinners they don't come with any vegetables.
05/02/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Yes folks, I do eat here at least once per week, so here is one of the best kept secrets around...wait for it, wait for it... HAPPY HOUR!
That's right, from 5 -630, Mortons offers a Bar Bites Menu with every item on the Bar Menu at only $5! Seriously, $5 for 3 amazing mini burgers, or 4 steak sandwiches for $5, or why not the mini wedges for the same price. This is the best deal in town. You can get stuffed for $5-$10.
If you have always wanted to eat at Mortons, but don't want to spend too much, go for the Happy Hour!
02/16/2010Provided by Citysearch -
6 months prior, I had taken my son to Morton's for his birthday on a Tuesday night and asked for a booth against the photo wall on the left side of the dining room. And that is where we were seated. Enjoying the experience, I took my fiance to Morton's on J St. in San Diego(the same location I had taken my son previously). When making the reservations I asked for the same booth as before. When we arrived, the host looked up our reservation and took us on a meandering walk to the very depths of the dining room. I asked him why we were not being seated in the booth we had asked for and he wheeled around without a word and dashed back to the reservation desk with us scrambling behind him. We were eventually given the table I had requested. It was a Saturday night and my being a restaurant veteran, quickly surmised that a regular(big tipping, no doubt) patron had called in late for his or her table and Morton's man tried a switcheroo on us unassuming little people. Suggestion: the food and service is much better Monday thru Thursday. Go then if you can.
12/27/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Morton?s is my favorite steak house. I have eaten at the ones in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Louisville, Orlando, Cincinnati and now San Diego. San Diego was by far my least favorite. I don?t mind the price and the food is normally great there which is why it is my favorite restaurant, but this time the service was below adequate and the food was not even served correctly. My wife?s salad showed up in the middle of her entree. The wait for the food was extreme and the entire evening left a lot to be desired. I will try them again because I love the food but when dinner for 2 is $300.00 with no wine I expect better and I hope the next time it will be or I will be a Ruth Chris client.
03/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
As one of the 'best' Steakhouses downtown, I was a bit disappointed by Mortons. We had reservations for 2, for a Friday night at 8:30. We were told by the hostess, who was very nice, that they were clearing some tables and we could wait in the bar if we liked. We went to the bar and had a drink (which took a bit of time as the bartenders were initially busy talking, casually, with other staff and customers). We did not sit down to dinner until 9:30. At that time, the restaurant was still quite busy and tables were still being filled after we sat down. The presentation of the food and vegetables on a cart was interesting - and in my opinon did not add much to the ambiance or the delight of the restaurant - we could have done without it - as it took more time. The live lobster that 'swam' through the air via the watress' demonstration was a bit disturbing. As for dinner - my boyfriend enjoyed his steak. The $10 side of mashed potatoes were bland. I am not a steak eater and knew there would be a few good choices for my entree from the menu on the website. I was disappointed when talking to the waitress about the Salmon and Chicken (which both cost about $30). The Salmon was farmed and the Chicken was average basic chicken - not range free or grain fed. For the price, and for the 'quality' of Mortons, we expected better.
03/17/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Morton's San Diego is #1 in quality, service, presentation and atmosphere. Brent was our server and although very young he was by far the best server we have ever had. The food was prepared perfectly to order. My husband and I both ordered the Porterhouse and it was absolutely the best most flavorful steak we've ever had. At first I was disappointed because I wanted the Prime Rib but it's not served on Thursdays. It was perfectly okay though. We started off with the Oysters, then moved to the Chop Salad and Caesar which both were great. For the side dishes we order Lyonnaise Potatoes and Creamed Spinach (best creamed spinach ever). We topped off the whole meal with Cappuccino and Morton?s Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake. I can't wait to go again. It was expensive but we are still eating the left over?s so that in itself justified the cost. 3 meals for the price of one, makes sense to me.