I know, I know — Morton’s is a chain, but unlike some other chains (ahem, none to be mentioned here but take a look at the list of “Restaurants I’ve Been”), they’ve managed to still be pretty good.
- Food: First, let’s talk about their enormous (freshly baked?) onion bread they plop in front of you. It’s the size of a half of a soccer ball and the top has onion flakes. It’s really yummy. Then to be healthy, I ordered the salmon salad which was pretty good. I wanted to order a steak, but for a mid-day meal it seemed too much! Then we ordered a slice of the S&S Cheesecake, which we were told gets FedEx’ed to Morton’s on a daily basis from the Brooklyn store. It was absolutely amazing — creamy, rich, moist, and perfect. We also ordered Morton’s Legendary Chocolate Cake which was thick, dark, and also amazing.
- Service: We had a very nice server who knew exactly when to approach the table — a tough task but one he did very well!
- Atmosphere: In earlier times when you’d see or hear about those smoke-filled rooms, this is one of the places I feel they’re talking about — with the dark interior and huge booths — you can tell this was (and is?) a place politicians, lobbyists, and business people go to talk shop.
- Attire: Business casual
- Price: $$$
- Overall: Unlike other chains, Morton’s has still managed to churn out good food. Their offerings and service remind you that this was a place for “movers and shakers” to make deals. While I would never come here on my own, I’d have no problem taking clients.
Happy Hour: Monday-Fridays from 4:30-6:30 and 9:30pm to 11pm, they offer “Bar Bites” for $5 per plate.
- Reservations recommended/needed.
- Hours: Monday – Friday 11:30am to 11pm; Saturday 5:30pm to 11pm; Sunday 5pm to 10pm
- Address: 1050 Connecticut Ave NW # 2, Washington, DC 20036
- Ph: (202) 955-5997