||We have been to Mortons of Chicago in Beverly Hills but the one in
Boston is much more intimate.
You can watch high-powered business people make deals over a signature Porterhouse.
Cigars are allowed in the dining room at this steakhouse.
The restaurant is as serious about its steaks as it is its
portions. Bring your appetite and wallet to this unique dining experience.
We started our evening with four jumbo shrimp, served with a tangy cocktail sauce
($10.50). The clams casino, lightly breaded, were fresh and topped with bacon. Our final
appetizer selection was an order of Shrimp Alexander with Buerre Blanc sauce ($11), which
is normally served as an entree ($22.95) but can be served as a half-order appetizer.
Our server greeted us and proceeded to recite the ENTIRE menu with a great deal of
enthusiasm. Presentation is the key ingredient to this restaurants success. Our
server wheeled over a dinner cart with a sample of each entree so guests can actually see
exactly what they will get when ordering. Salads here are equally outstanding - the sliced
beefsteak tomato and purple onions with blue cheese ($5.50) being our favorite. A menu is
posted on the wall near the bar and next to the open air kitchen but cards with all the
items are given to guests on request.
Be sure not to fill up on the fresh onion bread, served hot to every table.
We sampled the double filet mignon ($28.95) served with Béarnaise sauce. This juicy filet
was so tender I could have cut it with my fork. The New York strip sirloin ($29.95) was
equally as delicious. Steaks here are undercooked (on purpose) so be sure to order it more
than you would. For example, I like my steak cooked medium so our server suggested having
the filet cooked medium plus, which was perfect.
When we visited this restaurant one Friday evening, we couldnt believe how crowded
it was. Even at 10 p.m. there was not a free table in sight!
Vegetables here are huge so be sure to share one sampling. We tried the sautéed wild
mushrooms ($7.95), which were a garlic-lovers dream.
The potatoes are enormous - a baked potato weighs one pound and is a heft $4.25. The
mashed potatoes were creamy and smooth ($4.25).
The best was yet to come - of course, they save the best for last! When you order your
dinner, be sure to put an order in for the Godiva chocolate cake, which is baked while you
eat. This was the winner of the evening - a chocoholics heaven - the cake oozed a
warm chocolate center and is served with Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream. The chocolate
mousse cake, which we were told takes three days to make, was very rich.
If you come here often, you will be put on a list of VIP guests and served complimentary
after-dinner drinks, including Remy Martin and Sambuca. Be sure to ask to see their
humidor for a large selection of Davidoff and Monte Cristo stogies.
When my mother recently celebrated her birthday, we couldnt think of a better place
for a great steak than Mortons. It was her first time dining at Mortons and I
am sure she, like us, will be back again for more!
Email: Kellie K.
Mortons of Chicago-The Steakhouse
One Exeter Plaza
675-693 Boylston at Exeter
All major credit cards accepted
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