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Aug 12, 2013 10:56 AM

Anyone with time to burn going to Morton's tomorrow?

I got an email from Morton's saying that, in celebration of filet mignon day, they are offering their filet mignon sandwiches in the bar, from open to close of the bar, for $1 each. I don't think I'll make it, but it might be fun (kind of like, but not as good as the recent Lawry's deal).

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  1. Burning time without burning money at Morton's....nice!
    It may go well with a $200 cab...

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    1. re: Veggo

      I know cab's in L.A. are expensive, but just how far are you coming from to hit $200... (g)

      1. re: Servorg

        i think he meant a $200 cabernet ? but then again from the ... (g) i think you knew ????

        1. re: Servorg

          Who, me? You talkin' to me?.......:)
          (Apologies to Robert De Niro)

        2. re: Veggo

          As an alternative, you could go to Philippe's and get a beef dip and Silver Oak by the glass. A little cheaper than $200.

        3. Servorg, since the menu just has the regular bar bites prices, does your e-mail state that there are any special restrictions (i.e., please bring in this e-mail for the $1 special)?

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          1. re: ilysla

            No restrictions that I saw. Just the usual boilerplate disclaimer about "when they run out there isn't anymore and no use bitching to them if you get there late and miss out"

              1. re: Servorg

                how much is the sandwich usually ???? like 16 or 17 bucks and you're getting it for $1 ????

                that is a pretty good deal.

                1. re: kevin

                  From the link above, it looks like they're promoting their Mini Filet Mignon Sandwiches....

            1. Did "filet mignon day" start in 13th Century Europa ?

              1. Filet Mignon Sliders, more like. Hope they're better than The Palm's $1 Lobster Sliders, which was 55% bread and 20% mayonnaise..

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                1. re: TripleAxel

                  The risk is in the potential time burn and not the bank outlay, no doubt.

                  1. re: Servorg

                    If the remaining 25% was lobster, that's not too bad for a buck.

                    1. re: Veggo

                      Agreed.... My partner pointed out that he might actually spend more in gas $ than on the food itself....

                2. just wanted to report back.

                  i tried their filet mignon slider special ($1), and it was laughable: It literally looked like they sliced off about "$1 worth of filet mignon" and stuffed it between 2 buns. :> lol.

                  i calculated that it'd probably take about ~15 - 18 of those "sliders" to recompose 1 small filet mignon steak. it was about 80% bread. :< heh.

                  luckily, i didn't go there for the filet mignon slider special (but tried one for $1 :>. i was there for their Morton's Prime Burger, which was far superior... real beefy taste like that crazy thread on chowhound about burgers mentioned. bacon, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes. lovely. :> also had some nice asparagus that came free with the burger.

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                    1. re: chowseeker1999

                      Was there much of a crowd for this "lost" leader? Glad to hear you got their burger in any case (were really there for the burger). Otherwise I'd feel a real sense of guilt...

                      1. re: Servorg

                        Yeah that burger is one of my favorites. And it's awesome that they place not one slice but two slices of thick cheddar cheese on that thirteen ounce burger along with those exceptional sautéed mushrooms.

                        1. re: kevin

                          whatever you guys do, do NOT get the burger sliders. They are utter crap compared to the actual burger.

                          1. re: kevin

                            Why ruin a really good burger with "two slices of thick cheddar cheese"? A good burger needs no cheese - a bad burger needs cheese to mask the lack of flavor of the meat.
                            Sauteed mushrooms on the side please, or better yet, a side order of onion rings or sweet potato fries.
                            And worse yet, Morton's does not do as good a job with its filet as most of its national competitors, meaning at least the Palm, Ruth's Chris, Mastro's. On a par with Fleming's in my book.

                            1. re: carter

                              But I do or rather did love that burger. The steaks are another matter.

                              And you are correct the burger would still be great au nauterel.

                                1. re: ns1

                                  I have no concern with cheese being delicious, as good cheese is just that.
                                  I just do not want it on a good hamburger.
                                  In fact, I generally do without all cheese, Silver Lake Wine tasting Monday nights notwithstanding.

                                  1. re: carter

                                    Sometimes puritanism (puritanical?) can be taken too far...

                                    Spaghetti and meat sauce...Spaghetti and meat sauce with parmigiana

                                    Peanut butter...peanut butter and jelly

                                    chili dogs...chili cheese dogs with onions

                                    Tacos...tacos with salsa

                                    Vanilla ice cream...vanilla ice cream with hot fudge (and whipped cream too!)

                                    Grilled bread...grilled cheese

                                    Thank goodness for people "pushing the envelop"

                                    1. re: Servorg

                                      I say, thank goodness for cheese..... It makes everything better in my book.....

                                      1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                        ... except our cholesterol levels. :-)

                                        1. re: J.L.

                                          I have nothing big, light, fluffy "amazeballs" cholesterol...and cheese has no effect on it (at least that's what I believe - and no damn MD is going to change my mind!).

                                          1. re: Servorg

                                            Cycling all over the place all day long tends to make your cholesterol more "fluffy" than others... Vive la fromage!

                                    2. re: carter

                                      To each their own, eh? I never have a plain burger. Why have a plain burger when it can come with a coating of glorious melty cheesy, goodness?

                                      1. re: carter

                                        carter, aren't you also not a fan of cheese to begin with ?

                                        i thought you said somewhere you were not a fan of pizzas due to the cheese, etc.

                                        sorry, correct me if i'm wrong.

                                        1. re: carter

                                          though i would have a plain burger that has exceptional ground beef, but it would still need some seasoning, salt and pepper at the very least.

                                  2. re: Servorg

                                    yah, the bar area was completely packed with a slight line, but nothing crazy.