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Ruth's Chris or Morton's?

Need help. Tasked with choosing a restaurant for a get together with out of town friends.
Big steak eaters - which would you choose?

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  1. I'd choose something they couldn't get in every major city. Maybe Grill23?

    1. Agree to go local....never had a bad Steak at G23

      1. Mooo, Grill 23 or Abe & Louis.

        15 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108

        Grill 23 & Bar
        161 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116

        1. To actually answer the OP's question, I would choose Mortons of those two. Best beef (IMO) of any steakhouse in town, better apps and sides than Chris', better service as well. The only edge I would give to Chris' is the space.

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          1. re: Gabatta

            the seaport morton's is much nicer, and executes better, than the subterranean location on boylston.

            i also prefer it to ruth's chris.

                1. re: CocoDan

                  while a steakhouse isn't exactly my first choice, it's ridiculous to compare a big mac on a plastic tray to a prime rib eye on a clothed table, cooked and served by pros.. c'mon, guys.

                  1. re: hotoynoodle

                    I think they were suggesting that the difference between any of the chain steakhouses is like the differences between hamburger ff chains: personal preference, but all kind of interchangeable.
                    I don't think they were offering Mickey D's as an alternative to Ruthy C's. :o)

                    1. re: justbeingpolite

                      lol, temporarily dense noodle. they ALL buy their meat from 2 places in chicago anyway. it is all the same meat.

              1. Morton's Seaport. Shrimp Alexander, Wianno Oysters, Bone In Ribeye.

                1. Neither, I'd go for The Oak Room.

                  Oak Room
                  138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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                  1. re: treb

                    I am with you on this one, especially if there is to be a lot of conversing. I find most of the aforementioned to be LOUD.

                    1. re: phonelady

                      I find the Oak Room very drab and dated. Still better that Ruths Chris.

                      Of those 2, Morton's for sure.

                      But I'd also suggest a nonchain. Grill 23 is great.

                      Grill 23 & Bar
                      161 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116

                      Oak Room
                      138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116