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OK Steak at Mortons

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CambridgeFoodie Jan 30, 2008 11:11 AM

Instead of my usual NY strip, I was persuaded to go with the bone-in ribeye because it had "more flavor." Good and what's interesting is that the server told us that Morton uses a seasoning mix (which surprised me) on all of their steaks...with this knowledge, I could taste the seasoning mix. Steak was fine and perfectly cooked. But for $48, I'd rather grill Costco T-Bones in my backyard.

The hash browns are decadent - loaded with sour cream and bacon...a nice annual treat.

Fine experience, but I'll probably try the Capital Grille next.

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    treb Jan 30, 2008 11:34 AM

    You ended it correctly, shoulda went to CG.

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      gulliver Feb 3, 2008 11:34 AM

      ...or try the porterhouse at Grill 23.

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      Boston Scene Feb 6, 2008 12:06 PM

      or Abe and Louies

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        tamerlanenj Feb 19, 2008 06:44 PM

        Abe and Louie's is the worst high end steakhouse in Boston.

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        mem53 Feb 19, 2008 10:29 AM

        Went to the Morton's in the Seaport District over the weekend. We had a gift card from Christmas. Happy to have half the meal covered by the gift card, but ugh, I am SO over the huge steak/sides that feed 4 people/ridiculous prices steakhouses.

        Mortons was very good overall- service was excellent- but no need to spend that kind of money on so much food. Instead of an entre, I ordered the appetizer size of their shrimp alexander- breaded shrimp in buerre blanc sauce. Delicious, and the perfect portion size with only 3 jumbo shrimp. I just cannot understand the appeal of a 2 lb. steak or the 3.5 lb lobster they were pushing. It is just too much.

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          ScubaSteve Feb 19, 2008 10:38 AM

          then sit next to me, i'll finish what U don't. i've had a dozen oysters, bone in rib eye, 3 sides and a huge hunk of chocolate cake at A&L's and still had 3 Banh Mi at Lu's about 2 hours after.

          1. re: ScubaSteve
            Bob Dobalina Feb 19, 2008 11:18 AM

            Dude!

            1. re: Bob Dobalina
              ScubaSteve Feb 19, 2008 12:59 PM

              ...and last season i did 13 lobster's worth of lobster salad on 4 sub rolls in about 4 hours.

              might of had a few cocktails at A&L there too.

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                treb Feb 19, 2008 02:50 PM

                Man.. Scuba, what are you like when you're hungry? Sure you don't have tape worms?

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                  ScubaSteve Feb 19, 2008 02:55 PM

                  what of it if i do? they're pets.

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                    treb Feb 19, 2008 03:16 PM

                    If I ever see you on the CH circuit, remind me never to buy.

            2. re: ScubaSteve
              Sal Monella Feb 20, 2008 06:03 AM

              Hey SS, I hope your health insurance premiums are paid up. ;>)

              I am envious though...

              1. re: Sal Monella
                ScubaSteve Feb 20, 2008 06:29 AM

                paid for by Comm of Mass. thank U very much.

            3. re: mem53
              content Mar 1, 2008 12:49 PM

              I had Morton's Shrimp Alexander last night and tried my friend's crabcake - both were so good! And so much better than the perfectly cooked filets we also had. The veggie sides were good too - no limp, overcooked vegetables there!

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