Restaurants & Bars Chicago Area Steakhouse

Morton's Steakhouse

Zippy | | Aug 15, 2006 12:23 AM

Went with a group of 8 people to Morton's Steakhouse on West Wacker Place.

What a huge disappointment. First off, it was hard to understand the waiter, he was Hispanic with a thick accent. Noise level in the room was also high.

Speaking of high...oh my, the prices for everything were sky high, as expected. How the average American can afford to eat out at a place like this is questionable, or any of the other downtown steakhouses, prices really do not vary from the high end places.

That being said, for a 36 dollar Cajun ribeye, I would expect perfection. Was not to be. This steak that should have been full of flavor was tough like shoe leather and boring. Another person ordered a steak medium rare and it was medium well, sent it back, the next piece of meat was raw in the center.

Salads and side orders were good. Nothing special. I don't mind eating out at a high end place, I just thought Morton's left a lot to be desired. Table of 8, the bill was 620 dollars. The next time I want a great steak, I will go to the Paulina Meat Market, buy it and cook it myself.

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