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A New Morton's Steakhouse Coming to Boston

hiddenboston Mar 30, 2007 06:45 AM

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. MC Slim JB RE: hiddenboston Mar 30, 2007 07:09 AM

    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
      Sal Monella RE: MC Slim JB Mar 30, 2007 07:24 AM

      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. jfood RE: hiddenboston Mar 30, 2007 08:58 AM

      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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        C. Hamster RE: jfood Mar 30, 2007 09:17 AM

        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
          Bighead RE: C. Hamster Mar 30, 2007 10:04 AM

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

          1. re: Bighead
            MC Slim JB RE: Bighead Mar 30, 2007 10:15 AM

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

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              Bighead RE: MC Slim JB Mar 30, 2007 10:24 AM


              they've got the good suburbs triangulated

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                MC Slim JB RE: Bighead Mar 30, 2007 10:40 AM

                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
                  hiddenboston RE: MC Slim JB Mar 30, 2007 11:04 AM

                  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.

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                    mkel34 RE: hiddenboston Apr 1, 2007 04:27 PM

                    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
                      C. Hamster RE: mkel34 Apr 2, 2007 09:35 AM

                      Another PF Chang's? GAK.

                      1. re: C. Hamster
                        jfood RE: C. Hamster Apr 2, 2007 10:01 AM

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

                      2. re: mkel34
                        Chris VR RE: mkel34 Apr 2, 2007 11:35 AM

                        Where did you read it?

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                          mkel34 RE: Chris VR Apr 2, 2007 05:48 PM

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


                    2. re: MC Slim JB
                      Bighead RE: MC Slim JB Apr 2, 2007 09:17 AM

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

          2. The Chowhound Team RE: hiddenboston Mar 30, 2007 05:17 PM

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

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              Fort Point RE: hiddenboston Apr 1, 2007 01:48 PM

              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.

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