Morton's The Steakhouse - Downtown DC
Morton's The Steakhouse - Downtown DC

Morton's The Steakhouse - Downtown DC

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://mortons.com/
  • Phone: 2029555997x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 2:30 - 11:00pm Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm





    Located on the Mezzanine Level of the Washington Square Building


    Valet Parking Available Friday & Saturday for Dinner - $8

    Garage Parking Available Sunday - Thursday located on 18th St.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private and group dining available. Contact our dedicated Sales and Marketing Manager to plan your next business or social event. Hosting a party at your home or office? Ask about Morton's Prime To Go and Prime Platters! Pick up only.
  • Special Events: Morton's in Washington DC (Downtown) hosts a variety of special events featuring fine wine & spirits, the best steak and a great time! For more information, visit http://www.mortons.com/washingtondc

Getting there

  • Cross Street: L Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking Available Friday & Saturday for $8. Garage parking is available at Washington Square Garage, located on 18th St. between K & L Streets - rate varies.
A word from Morton's The Steakhouse - Downtown DC
Morton's The Steakhouse, the nation's premier steakhouse group, specializes in classic, hearty fare, serving generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees. The menu features a variety of favorite cuts, including a 24 ounce porterhouse, which is the house specialty; a 16 ounce New York Strip and a 12 ounce double cut filet.
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Morton's The Steakhouse - Downtown DC reviews from OpenTable diners
126 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (78)romantic (48)notable wine list (42)good for groups (35)great for lunch (33)fit for foodies (25)great for outdoor dining (22)neighborhood gem (11)hot spot (10)scenic view (9)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Food was good, still disappointed
    measureformeasure
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It was our anniversary. We were greeted warmly with "Happy Anniversary" at the door, given a menu that said happy anniversary and had an anniversary photo taken. That was pretty much it about our anniversary. I told our waiter my drink was weak, he took it back to the bartender, returned and said the bartender had put another shot in it and to my taste it was exactly the same. I didn't say anything but after that the service declined, maybe because I had complained. Service was slow, it took 20 minutes to get our check. When we asked our waiter to take a photo he said, "I'll turn that over to someone whose job it is to take photos." Maybe he meant--someone who can do it better than me--but that's not how it came across. Sadly disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster Special
    kgindcVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Unfortunately, the four of us agreed that the lobster special wasn't very special, since it was very tough. I guess one needs to stick to steak at Morton's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 20th anniversary
    amfno1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Morton's was great. I just mentioned in my reservation that we were celebrating our 20th anniversary and they had personalized menus, a complimentary dessert and provided us with our own souvenir picture in it's own Morton's case.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Took a friend for a birthday dinner and since I included it in my reservation, the host said Happy Birthday to my guest and they had personalized menus for us which really made my guest feel excited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Landry member
    CelebratingVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I made a reservation stating I was a Landry member and it was my anniversary. Always in boston I am offered a after dinner cocktail and the manager always greats me. None of this was done in DC, disappointing!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The steak was good, not the rest
    kjaopentableVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My steak was nicely prepared. The rest of my meal was OK to OK+ (no more) and the arugula garnish with my entree did not look fresh. Service was substantially below the level I expected, with some surprising lapses -- the waiter repeatedly shouted to me across the room (perhaps contributing to the unacceptably energetic level of noise in the dining room), forgot to deliver a glass of wine and then splashed wine out of my glass while trying to show off while pouring it, etc. Moreover, I didn't like that I was pressured to order items that were more expensive than I cared to pay. Finally, there are some little things that could be easily corrected -- ex: why serve bread and butter without a butter knife (only a very large steak knife)?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High class
    iDoug
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for DC restaurant week. The atmosphere was very classy and romantic, food was great and the server was professional. However, I had a feeling that the server was being curt because we were a young couple.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business farewell luncheon
    Gevans4503VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Morton's has been our go-to place for group luncheons and dinners for many years. Food and ambiance always good. We appreciated the 'special' touches they did for our retiring colleague (special 'good luck' menu, carrot cake, group photo for everyone). Our meals were delicious. Service was a little slow towards the end (we arrived at noon, and left about 2:20 pm), but the waitress was very friendly and knowledgable, and of course we don't know what other factors caused the delay in getting the check. We will continue to celebrate at Morton's Connecticut Avenue whenever we get the chance. Thank you all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak in town
    ARTE
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Overall a great dinning experience, excellent steaks, very good service - a very enjoyable evening!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The restaurant is quite large and spacious. First floor with good outside light. Plenty of room between tables, making it suitable for conversation. Service was very good. I went for restaurant week for which the menu was unusually limited. No steak of any kind. Staff were helpful with substitutions. The pulled pork was so-so. The food contained an extraordinary amount of garlic.
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  • No steak for Restaurant Week lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Morton's didn't provide a preview menu for Restaurant Week. Now, I believe it was because it didn't offer a steak on its lunch menu. Had I known that beforehand, I probably would have chosen a different restaurant to go to for Restaurant Week. I didn't expect a big steak but a petite offering would have been nice. I ended up getting the crab cake BLT which was good but not exactly what I went to Morton's for. However, the chocolate mousse dessert was excellent. I haven't had such a delicious mousse in a long time. That would be worth going back for. My friend had the salmon salad. The salmon looked wonderfully seared, and she gave it a thumbs up. The wait staff was very welcoming and attentive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic w/great service
    Jerodd
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We visited this restaurant at lunch time (1:30p) during restaurant week. It was very suitable for couples or whatever size your party is. The service was great. Although we had a server, if any of the servers saw that we were finish with a dish, they came to take items away or bring water. The food was great. The salmon was outstanding. I was very pleased with my visit and would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    EchoVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Visited Morton's for Restaurant week and had a great experience. The quality of food and portions were excellent and had a really good server. Definitely well be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • HUGE Disappointment
    Laurakay
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    When we first sat down and ordered drinks, we were informed that they did not serve a drink of our choice. We ordered something different. When we ordered second, we were informed that they had "ran out" of the ingredients. Asked for our bread 4x's before it finally came. Onion Soup was barely warm and lettuce in ceasar salad was browning. Fast forward to the entrée - steak one presented as very rare (when ordered medium) and steak 2 presented as medium (when ordered medium rare). A terrible experience from the moment we sat down.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great steak
    Txgurl
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The filet mingion was great. So tender. Our server was very attentive and my glass was never empty.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating Birthdays
    EnergyLiving
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Celebrating a friend's Birthday, everyone greeted her by her first name and gave her happy birthday wishes. She was given a complementary dessert...and wait for it: A souvenir menu with a personal greeting. Happy Birthday, Karen at the top of the menu. The food was perfectly cooked and the desserts were heavenly. I will celebrate ALL birthdays at Morton's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and Underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Seriously overpriced. The food was mediocre at best. My steak was dry and flavorless. Asparagus was lovely to look at, but tough. Excellent service. The dining room was virtually empty but when I tried to reserve a table for 6:30, the online system would only allow me to reserve at a later time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding food and noise level
    JuliTuliVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Morton's continues to have exceptional food and is a great place to host a client. You don't have to talk over noise or music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nightowl
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Everything was great with the exception of the food not being as hot as it should be when served.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big disappointment
    bummer
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Escargot and app salad were delicious, then it went downhill. Food arrived cold. Filet was raw. Shrimp was so broiled, I couldn't cut through it with my steak knife. So sad.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a Birthday Dinner!
    DebyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Just simply the best experience I have had dining in DC in a long time. Everything, from entering to leaving, was first rate and we can't wait to get back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Not worth the money
    entro303
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food quality was absolutely not up to par to the pricing...
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  • A Disappointment
    opsanVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I expect far more from Morton's and their parent chain, Landry's. I was a single-party diner, on a low-volume night, but, there was a big group in a private room nearby; no reason I should have felt rushed. My order was simple: wedge salad, mixed grill and their spinach / mushroom side .. with the explicit request to the server: I am not in a rush tonight (as I wasn't). Salad was lovely, but the entrée showed up prior to my finishing it .. with the offer to 'take it back'. I accepted it, but was warned: "the plate is very hot" .. of course, it was very hot because it had already sat under a heat lamp. My MR filet was tough on the outside, prawns were overcooked, and the scallops had a hard sheen on them.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious day!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Saw the game in the bar, bartenders were great and food excellent. Everything cooked to perfect. Robert and Colleen were fantastic and stopped by to see if there was anything we needed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice
    MadVet
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very good food. Vine list a bit expansive, but acceptable. Everage price is $110 per person.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak restaurant
    bjgs
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Entree of steak, creamed spinach and desert were terrific. Halibut was dry. Service excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Premium
    premium
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    For my anniversary they provided a premium experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I have always loved Morton's and thought it was high-brow, but it seems the clientele is no longer top notch with people coming in with shorts and flip flops. Also, my beloved favorite of over 15 years, the souffle, Landry's has changed that now. I can get an expensive steak anywhere, not sure I need to get it here it any more. Although, the service remains impecable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Morton's downtown D.C. is busier during the week than on the weekend so we practically had the restaurant to ourselves.The service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great staff
    Rhonda
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The staff was amazing - the best ever and this was our first time. Went to celebrate a birthday for my boyfriend. My lobster was not the best but John's was great. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service
    Rhonda
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The lobster was ok... i never had an entire one before. Apparently there are male and female ones. My boyfriend to was celebrating his birthday , received the mail lobster and I received female Lobster. I was pretty grossed out because when I open mine all this black stuff can we hang out and kinda lost my appetite for it so I really didn't eat much of it. Other than that the service was outstanding and we enjoyed our time there and look forward to going back
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    JAlexVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I frequent Morton's in many states, and this by far was one of my worst experiences ever. The onion soup came out luke warm, my burger was supposed to be cooked medium and it came out well done, and the outside tables were missing the glass tops (we were not informed prior to sitting down), which made the table shake during the entire meal. Skip this location if you can.
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  • Food quality has gone down
    alexandriagirlVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This used to be our #1 choice for steakhouses in DC. The cuts of steak we had (filet mignon and prime rib) had gone down a bit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Great for nice client lunch. Food and service were good. Nice lunch menu selection. Nice atmosphere plus it was not crowded or loud.
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  • Another great Mortons experience
    Gator
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Have routinely dined at Mortons on CT Ave in Washington, DC for years. At this lunch as on previous occasions, service was attentive without being intrusive, food was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but something was missing
    ConstructiveCriticism
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Long time fan of The Palm but received a gift card to Morton's. I've been to a few Morton's so figured I wouldn't feel too bad about breaking ranks. Food was great and service was good...shout out to Chris for the familiar steakhouse server rapport (although slightly pushy on the upsell...). Only real criticism was our reservation was for 2 @ 7:30 on Monday so it was virtually empty which is why I was little disappointed that they sat us at the first booth closest to host table...also still set as a four top. Didn't ask if we had any preferences on where we wanted to sit and no visit from the manager. I don't mean to nitpick but those levels of details from a place trying to brand itself as top restaurants are what separate good from great.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic 25th
    Ieatlikeitsmyjob
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The staff took great care of us. It was our 25th Anniversary. Personalized menus, took a photo of us and printed it. Way beyond what we expected. Our food was great, my filet was cooked how I liked it and my wife enjoyed her stuffed shrimp. The sides of creamed spinach and au gratin potatoes were fantastic. My wedge salad was ginormous. We were stuffed with no room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New at this
    Cna4it
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great choice for my husband on Father's Day. He really enjoyed himself the service was great, couldn't asked for a better waiter. He food presentation was fantastic, exciting to look as well as eat. Kudos for your restaurant Morton's. Will make a future date soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Father's Day Dinner
    glassiter1120
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My husband was so surprised when we showed up at Morton's for dinner. He absolutely loves to dine at Morton's. This was our second time there and it was equally as nice as the first time. The restaurant is so elegant and upscale, the service is very on point, they make YOU feel like YOU are their ONLY customer! The service is so personalized, we just love it. We feel so pampered. The food was so good, and my husband's steak was so big and tender, like "butter". We will be returning again this year.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a perfect evening
    watchdogVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I took a group of visiting colleagues here for dinner and cigars after a long day of conference sessions and meetings. We couldn't have asked for a better evening. The steak was delicious, paired with a nice bold Malbec. And after we finished eating out on the balcony, we were able to enjoy some fine cigars. The conversation flowed easily and I expect some good partnerships will come from it. Thanks for a perfect evening!
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