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

Servorg Aug 12, 2013 10:56 AM

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).

http://www.mortons.com/menu/barbites/

  1. Veggo Aug 12, 2013 11:01 AM

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

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    1. re: Veggo
      Servorg Aug 12, 2013 11:03 AM

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

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        kevin Aug 12, 2013 12:15 PM

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

        1. re: Servorg
          Veggo Aug 12, 2013 03:59 PM

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

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          mc michael Aug 12, 2013 11:13 AM

          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.

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          ilysla Aug 12, 2013 11:27 AM

          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
            Servorg Aug 12, 2013 11:35 AM

            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"

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              ilysla Aug 12, 2013 11:53 AM

              Thanks. =)

              1. re: Servorg
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                kevin Aug 12, 2013 12:15 PM

                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
                  TripleAxel Aug 12, 2013 05:29 PM

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

            2. k
              kevin Aug 12, 2013 12:17 PM

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

              1. TripleAxel Aug 12, 2013 05:28 PM

                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
                  Servorg Aug 12, 2013 05:31 PM

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

                  1. re: Servorg
                    Veggo Aug 12, 2013 05:43 PM

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

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                      ilysla Aug 12, 2013 06:00 PM

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

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                  chowseeker1999 Aug 13, 2013 04:37 PM

                  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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                    kevin Aug 13, 2013 04:53 PM

                    damn, thanks for the report.

                    1. re: chowseeker1999
                      Servorg Aug 13, 2013 05:12 PM

                      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...

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                        kevin Aug 13, 2013 05:48 PM

                        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.

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                          ns1 Aug 13, 2013 06:12 PM

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

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                            carter Aug 13, 2013 09:52 PM

                            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.

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                              kevin Aug 13, 2013 10:07 PM

                              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: carter
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                                ns1 Aug 13, 2013 10:42 PM

                                cheese is delicious

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                                  carter Aug 14, 2013 09:44 AM

                                  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
                                    Servorg Aug 14, 2013 09:54 AM

                                    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"

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                                      Dirtywextraolives Aug 14, 2013 09:56 AM

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

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                                        J.L. Aug 14, 2013 10:10 AM

                                        ... except our cholesterol levels. :-)

                                        1. re: J.L.
                                          Servorg Aug 14, 2013 10:14 AM

                                          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
                                            J.L. Aug 14, 2013 10:32 AM

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

                                    2. re: carter
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                                      Violatp Aug 14, 2013 10:21 AM

                                      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?

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                                        kevin Aug 14, 2013 11:38 AM

                                        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.

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                                          kevin Aug 14, 2013 11:39 AM

                                          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.

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                                    chowseeker1999 Aug 13, 2013 05:56 PM

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

                                2. J.L. Aug 13, 2013 10:45 PM

                                  Second getting the full burger, and not the sliders.

                                  Which Morton's are you hitting up?

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