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Morton's Steakhouse - Scottsdale

Billy Bob | Jan 9, 2006 05:00 PM

In my best Valley Girl, "Oh My Gawd Becky!!"

A friend of mine gave my wife and I a gift card to Morton's Steakhouse at Kierland Commons. Although I wouldn't call myself a steak expert, I have dined on my fair share and feel like I BBQ some pretty good cuts at home. I can honestly say, that I tasted the best steak of my life at Morton's. Now I will say right off the bat, I also spent the most money I have ever spent on a dinner there. Total bill, including tip was $250! But in no way did I feel like I was ripped off, instead I felt like I enjoyed one of the best dining experiences of my life.

Service was excellent, attentive without being pesky. I picked out a $40 bottle of Pinot and as I was closing the wine list and started to look for our waitress, she was already on her way to our table, having noticed I had decided. Morton's has a unique way of stepping you through their menu, by bringing a cart out and actually showing you all of the choices (except they didn't show us the desserts) you have to choose from, including a live lobster.

My wife and I decided to split the Double Porterhouse steak. A 48oz monster that is geared for a couple who like to share. We also split an order of Asparagus in Hollandaise, a baked potato and a chopped salad. Everything was excellent, but the star of the show was the Porterhouse, which the Maitre'D carved up for us at our table. The strip side was exceptional, but the filet side was devine! So tender and flavorful, it was the best argument ever against vegetarianism! For dessert, Julie had the Apple Ala Mode and I had the Hot Chocolate cake. We enjoyed a cup of coffee after dinner and just sat there satiated in beef heaven.

Morton's is expensive, but if you want a place that doesn't skimp on anything, I'd say give it a try!

Billy Bob

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