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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.

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        Mooo
        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.

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                  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.

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

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