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Morton's Steak House

we've been given a generous gift card to Morton's Steakhouse. Looking at their website, I would expect to go to their Hackensack NJ location or Midtown Manhattan. I checked out their menu online; prices are not shown, so wondering if we should go on our own or invite another couple. I know that may seem vague, considering you may or may not order appetizers, drings or dessert, but I would appreciate any comments from those who have dined at Morton's as I don't know what to expect.

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  1. what does "generous" mean- don't be fooled- you will be surprised at what you may spend on a regular meal!

    1. Morton's is expensive because everything is a la carte. My husband and I had to add approximately $50 to a $200 gift card that we received. We had oysters that we shared, we each had the filet and ordered a baked potato(huge) and creamed spinach which we shared. They comped us a dessert to share as it was our anniversary. We also had a $90 bottle of wine.

      1. All depends on what your definition of "generous" is.

        And how you like to eat. Wine? Cocktails? Dessert?

        With moderate drinking, two appetizers, two average entrees, two shared sides (you can, they're big) and two desserts... you can expect to spend around about $100 - $125 a person.

        1. This $99 special for two is from earlier this summer, so I have no idea if it is valid currently and at your location -- I'd call:

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/538653.

          If it is no longer in effect, so be it. If they give you any bull about it not being good with gift certificates (I'd ask) please report back -- that's bush.

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          1. re: nosh

            I was there the other night...the $99 special is good until the end of September. You get close to $200 worth of food for $99 and its pretty filling. Gift cards are not a problem.

            1. re: mddletown

              If this is honored then Morton's becomes a much better value. All the more reason to go alone -- how do you subtly tell your guests to order the special? They don't, you do, and they end up costing twice as you...spoils the occasion. The $99 special for two is a really good value. You can either keep your bill very reasonable or go crazy with cocktails and wine with the food accounted for -- just keep an eye open for upsells or supplements. Please report what you decide.

          2. When we have gone to Mortons, or any of the steakhouses in Chicago we usually drop $300 easily for 2 people, appetizer, maybe some soup, surf and turf, or just steaks, and drinks.