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A New Morton's Steakhouse Coming to Boston

Looks like Morton's will be coming to the World Trade Center building in the Seaport District of Boston. Just heard it on WBZ this morning.

Looks like they will open in early 2008.

It should be a big hit once it comes to town, and it should definitely help attract more people to the Seaport District.

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  1. Okay, how many do we have? Morton's 1 (which they just spent a boatload to remodel), Oak Room, Grill 23, Abe & Louie's, three Capital Grilles, Smith & Wollensky, Plaza III, Bonfire, Fleming's, The Palm, Ruth's Chris, the upcoming KO (fka Spire), whatever is replacing The Federalist, Angus, Davio's, Metropolitan Club, Vintage Restaurant. Not to mention Frank's, the Hilltop, and the Stockyard. And the low-end chains like Outback and Lone Star.

    I can't tell you how thrilled I am that Boston is getting a second Morton's.

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    1. re: MC Slim JB

      Hey MC. Even before I read your comments, I knew this would put a smile on your face (tough firmly in cheek). I couldn't agree with you more and I'm a steak fan.

    2. If the new Morton's is the same quality as theold one, my comment is a big yawn, who cares. The one in Back Bay is the only steakhouse I did not finish a porterhouse in, blah. That being said there is a new CEO for Morton;s so maybe he can make both of them better.

      WRT new resto in that neighborhood, anything that brings biz there is good and Morton's seems to bring people in.

      WRT why us bsiness travellers like steak places? there is a sense of familiarity, a sense of comfort, a sense of it's OK to eat at the bar alone in a steak house. It is also an easy decision, "Hey I'm going to ABC Steak house." Of the 100 meals I ate on the road last year probably 20 were steak houses. The other 80 were from CH recommends or locals telling me where to try.

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      1. re: jfood

        I was at a Xmas party at Morton's and was pleasantly surprised. I had written the place off, but all the food was very good.

        But we DO.NOT need another one

        1. re: C. Hamster

          I count 4 Capital Grill's in the Boston metro area :)

          1. re: Bighead

            Newbury Street, Chestnut Hill, Burlington, and... Providence, RI? I wouldn't count Providence as Greater Boston. Am I missing another one?

            1. re: MC Slim JB

              westwood

              they've got the good suburbs triangulated

              1. re: Bighead

                Interesting, I can't find any information anywhere about a Capital Grille in Westwood, MA. Do you have an address? Is it brand-new?

                1. re: MC Slim JB

                  I'm thinking that it will probably be going into that brand new, upscale shopping area that they are going to build near Islington and the RR station.

                  1. re: hiddenboston

                    I read that the following have all signed leases: Ruth's Chris, Legal, PF Changs and a very interesting beer bar chain called Yardhouse.

                    1. re: mkel34

                      Another PF Chang's? GAK.

                      1. re: C. Hamster

                        Sounds like worse of two evils, but i'd probably go to PF before legal these days.

                      2. re: mkel34

                        Where did you read it?

                        1. re: Chris VR

                          Just google legacy + dedham. There are many results but they are mostly repetitive.

                          http://www.dailynewstranscript.com/ho...

                    2. re: MC Slim JB

                      not sure where it is, co-worker who lives in that area told me it's opening very soon....

          2. We've moved an off topic digression to the Not About Food board at http://www.chowhound.com/topics/386764

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            1. Small tweak, believe the Morton's is not going into the World Trade Center building but rather across the street into the office building to the east of the Seaport Hotel.