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jojobeans Aug 27, 2008 03:55 PM

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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    yeshana RE: jojobeans Aug 27, 2008 06:15 PM

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

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      baseballfan RE: jojobeans Aug 27, 2008 06:34 PM

      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. Jennalynn RE: jojobeans Aug 27, 2008 06:46 PM

        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.

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          nosh RE: jojobeans Aug 27, 2008 09:32 PM

          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          If it is no longer in effect, so be it.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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            mddletown RE: nosh Aug 28, 2008 12:01 PM

            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.

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              nosh RE: mddletown Aug 28, 2008 04:10 PM

              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.

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            swsidejim RE: jojobeans Aug 28, 2008 06:01 AM

            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.

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              cstr RE: jojobeans Aug 28, 2008 10:10 AM

              Unless your friends have siginificant disposable income, say at least $200, I'd go to Morton's by yourselves. Your evening for 2, if you include some wine, will probably exceed $200.

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                chuck RE: cstr Aug 28, 2008 05:57 PM

                We went to Mortons last Sunday night. The Summer special is still good. It would also be good for other people in your party so invite your friends and you all can enjoy the special. The Mortons we went to in Los Angeles also had their hamburger available for dinner as some kind of promotion with Makle A Wish. It is only 20 dollars.

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                  cstr RE: chuck Aug 29, 2008 04:45 AM

                  I went about 2 wks ago and got the special, it was a good deal. I also tried Ruth's Chris last week for $89., again good.

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                    HickTownBarnaby RE: cstr Aug 30, 2008 04:22 PM

                    I've never been to a Morton's, but a friend of mine is taking me to dinner there next week. I didn't realize it was such an upscale chain. Looking forward to it.....

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                      cstr RE: HickTownBarnaby Aug 31, 2008 08:55 AM

                      Enjoy, you have a nice friend! Please get back to the board with your comments.

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                        steakman55 RE: HickTownBarnaby Sep 1, 2008 04:10 PM

                        If you don't get that *99 special, which is a great deal, I recommend the smoked salmon a Morton's salad, NY strip, and mac and cheese.

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                          HickTownBarnaby RE: steakman55 Oct 19, 2008 01:58 PM

                          >>Enjoy, you have a nice friend! Please get back to the board with your comments.<<

                          My friend called me the day before our dinner and said she was a vegetarian all of a sudden and we couldn't go to Morton's after all.

                          But we went to another place of my choosing and had a wonderful dinner.

                          I did make it to Morton's on my own last week. The food and service were great. The dining room was packed with noisy businessmen. I could barely hear the server's long speech about the menu. I could barely hear myself think.

                          That's an elaborate presentation of the menu----rolling out cuts of meat and raw produce to your table......

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                            cstr RE: HickTownBarnaby Oct 20, 2008 05:09 AM

                            Morton's extended their $99. special dinner for 2 till November 28th.

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