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Mortons specials..help me decide

samtron608 Jan 31, 2008 10:34 AM

hello all!

mortons has 2 specials

1. $99 for 2. 2 single cut filets. choice of 2 : shrimp, crab cake, scallops. 2 salads, 1 potato, 1 veggie and 2 deserts. all for $99 total
2. $69 per person: single cut filet, etiher lobster tail or king crab. a side of asparagus, a salad

now..i plan on taking my lady friend. just having a hard time deciding between the two choices.
hoping all of you can help me decide!


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  1. Servorg RE: samtron608 Jan 31, 2008 10:37 AM

    We have had the 1. choice twice now and it's been great. I like the crab cakes over the shrimp appetizer and the filet's were wonderful. Dessert was the lava cake. They had to bring the wheelbarrow over to take me out to the car afterwards.

    Enjoy and write it up for the board, whatever you choose.

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      fourunder RE: samtron608 Jan 31, 2008 10:41 AM

      My short answer is to ask your lady friend what she wants, and why are you asking anyone else......

      but given the choices, I would go got the Option # 2......Traditional Surf & Turf......

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        sweetpcooks RE: samtron608 Jan 31, 2008 10:53 AM

        there's more options in choice one...you're really just choosing between the seafood options...and while I love lobster and crab, I hate shelling it...especially on a date, so for me-if its not already shelled, then its an easy choice. I'm assuming you're not asking your date because you want to surprise her? otherwise...ask! and do post the results.

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          bigredd RE: sweetpcooks Jan 31, 2008 11:19 AM

          Morton's has GREAT crabcakes!

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            snooze button RE: bigredd Jan 31, 2008 11:47 AM

            Agree. Also, their tomato n' bleu cheese appetizer is effin' good. And I'm not a tomato person.

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          samtron608 RE: samtron608 Jan 31, 2008 11:58 AM

          thanks guys. i guess im really wondering if theri lobster or crab legs are really that good to warrent the option #2 (since its about $40 more total, and none of the seafood appetizers). if their lobster tail is not that great, i would definitely go for #1

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            manku RE: samtron608 Jan 31, 2008 12:32 PM

            The first deal is much better from a $$$ pov...

            Better question might be, how will your girlfriend feel about whipping out a coupon during the meal and limiting her dining choices? Me...I'm married so it's not an issue.

            Good luck!

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              Servorg RE: manku Jan 31, 2008 12:33 PM

              They don't ask you for any coupon...so no stigma attached.

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                manku RE: Servorg Jan 31, 2008 12:37 PM

                Must me a change...I've had to show printout in the past.

                FWIW, Ruth Chris has an excellent $34 ladine promotion for the next two weeks. Personally, never been a fan of RC, but I know many love it and prefer it to Mortons.

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                  samtron608 RE: manku Jan 31, 2008 12:40 PM

                  hahaha..this lady friend i refer to is my gf of 6 years. this question should not be answered with my date in mind.heheh she wont care which one we do.
                  i just want to know from all you chowhounds, which deal you would rather do. i for one am leaning towards option 1. but i am always intrigued by lobster tail, since i love it and hardly have it due to its high costs (although Lawry's lobster tail as always been good to me at a decent price!)

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                    fourunder RE: samtron608 Jan 31, 2008 12:46 PM

                    Speaking specifically of the Lobster Tail. I have never been a fan of Frozen tails no mater where they originated from. When I was very young, Brazilians were the best...then South Africans...... and Now Australians.......

                    Australian Tails are tasteless and rubbery....very rubbery if not cooked perfectly. Maine Lobster is the only way to go for me.

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                    Servorg RE: manku Jan 31, 2008 01:15 PM

                    I mentioned when booking via Open Table that we were coming for the special and when the waiter was standing there he asked if we were still going to have the special. Never asked me for any printed certificate. Good thing too as I left it at home.

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                swsidejim RE: samtron608 Jan 31, 2008 01:17 PM

                I would go with option # 2 since I prefer King Crab, or a lobster tail to some shrimp, crab cakes, scallops, or desert.

                1. steakman55 RE: samtron608 Jan 31, 2008 03:37 PM

                  #1, what a bargain. When my son and I go to Morton's the tab is usually closer to 250. But then we get everything, and wine. 99 is great deal.....I love the steak, the crab cakes, the Morton's chopped salad.or a Caesar..split some hashbrowns and asparagus and a cheesecake or if available, the souffle. Wish we had one here...I have to travel 200 miles

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