We celebrated my wifes birthday at Mortons last week. Started out with some cocktails. We both went for my favorite Brazilian concoction, the Caipirinha. They were everything and more, perfect proportions and lots of fresh juicy lime wedges. You have to watch out for these, the brandy they are made with "cachacaa" really packs a wallop! No wonder the South American's can do the salsa all night long!
Ok on to the food. We both new we were gonna be ravnous carnivores so we opted for salad as an appetizer and first course. We both chose their Iceberg Wedge. The salad was prepared very well, crisp lots of really well cooked bacon. I would have preferred a few bigger chunks of bleu cheese in the dressing. Nice round loaf of crustiy onion bread with butter was also served.
Oh need to mention that they come to the table here with the cuts of meat and fish in a raw state and describe them to you...I guess some folks like that..for me...not really a plus. If its gonna be put in front of me...I want it cooked with a knife and fork! I ordered a bone in ribeye and she ordered fillet mignon. We both ordered medium. Now for me the following isn't really a big deal...but..my steak came meduim well..just barely pink and hers was really more toward medium rare...actually blood red. Really a shame because of the ala carte pricing. Obviously our expectaion at a well respeted stakhouse was high. We also had the lyonaise potatoes. They were seasoned well and nice and hot. Had mentioned the steak issue to a friend and he said I cant beoive you didnt send them back. Im kinda a low key guy and we honestly had plans and didnt want to wait.
I had also ordered a "rare wine" find only to hear that they hadnt yet recieved it. Service was good and I would have to say that for $200 plus for 2...I would only give this place a rating of one bacon slice outta four.
Just one more kudo to the barkeep for the outstanding cocktails!
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