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Aug 3, 2007 07:13 AM

Morton's or Harbour Sixty

I want to take my boyfriend for a great steak dinner on Sunday for his birthday.
What is better Morton's Steakhouse or Harbour Sixty?

Maybe any other suggestions?


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  1. No comparison - Harbour 60 is far better.

    Be careful though, they really hose you on the liquor side. Also, they really don't handle two people well. They will try to seat you in the corridor which may or may not be an issue for you.

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    1. re: Aardvark

      That is not true about the corridor. I have eaten there as two many times in the main room.

      1. re: deelicious

        I should have said "they may" in order to make it less absolute. In my experience (perhaps not as extensive as yours) they will make a beeline for the corridor if it's not already occupied. It doesn't mean you have to accept it.

        Last time we requested a table in the main room (after they led us to the corridor) but returned to the corridor because we didn't like how close the tables were in the main room and the corridor offered more privacy.

    2. Another vote for Harbour Sixty.

      I agree that liquor prices are above average. Cocktails are expertly prepared and, I think, "worth it"... but it can be a challenge to find a value priced bottle of wine.

      I've found both service and food consistently excellent. Wonderful seafood as well as steak, onion rings are a treat, the coconut cream pie is fantastic (and huge).

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      1. re: Rabbit

        Another vote for Harbour 60. If you call to make a reso, let them know it is a special occasion and they will treat you royally. Sunday night should not be a problem--ask specifically for a booth.

        1. re: Rabbit

          Its my favorite steak house but you really need to be selective with the seafood and time of year to hope for the best.

        2. Harbour sixty is by far better than Morton's. If you are looking for a true steak experience in the Downtown core, you have to go to Barbarians on Elm St. (just north of dundas off yonge). Also try the Black Angus (West Toronto) or the Octagon (north of Toronto in Thornhill). Those three are by far the best in the city.

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          1. re: Pub Lover

            I think Black Angus is no longer in Ontario, correct me if I am wrong.

            1. re: callitasicit

              I believe Pub Lover is referring to the Black Angus Steak House on Bloor West east of Islington. They are actually closed right now for summer vacation, re-opening Aug. 13.

              Black Angus
              3277 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M8X1E2, CA

          2. I got to scratch my head about all the people recommending H60. Are these the same people who order their steak well done? I've been to both H60 and Morton's several times. H60 is really sad, terrible service and poor steak. Last time I was there, I had to send it back twice.

            With those two options go with Mortons, easy. If your boyfriend likes prime rib, Mortons has one of the best and biggest cuts in town.

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            1. re: avatar_re

              Sorry to hear what had happened to you at H60.

              I dined there twice in June this year. I ordered Seafood tower, mushroom soup, beef carpaccio, softshell crab on angel hair nest, tuna tartar and coconut cream pie. All dishes were excellent. Portion was hugh. I was completely satisfied with their food & service.

              I had the steak there last year & it was medium rare as ordered & was so good. They use USDA prime beef only.

              1. re: avatar_re

                While I don't like everything about H60 (generally I think they're thieves), the steak has always been consistently good and cooked perfectly to order. I don't consider Morton's in the same league based on my experiences at both.

                1. re: Aardvark

                  Can't comment on Morton's but we've been to H60 on three occasions.

                  I've always found H60 to be very consistent in their preparation of steaks and pretty good in the fish area. On the last visit we had the Rib Eye and the Black Cod. The beef was cooked perfectly to the requested medium rare. The fish was cooked just a little bit more than we prefer but not over so. No question as to them being a little thieving in the price department but I find most steak houses are.

                  The service is excellent.

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