Morton's The Steakhouse - Houston - Downtown
Morton's The Steakhouse - Houston - Downtown

Morton's The Steakhouse - Houston - Downtown

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mortons.com/
  • Phone: (713) 659-3700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lounge (Bar 12-21): Daily at 4:00pm

    Dining Room:
    Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 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, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, 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!
  • Special Events: Morton's in Houston (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/houstondowntown

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fannin Street
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Morton's The Steakhouse - Houston - Downtown
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 - Houston - Downtown reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (45)good for groups (30)romantic (28)fit for foodies (25)great for lunch (25)notable wine list (23)hot spot (8)late-night find (6)neighborhood gem (6)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • slow service but good food
    dandtlav
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Overall, our experience at Morton's Steakhouse was good. The service was inattentive and slow especially considering how expensive the restaurant is. Additionally, the rib eye steak came out very undercooked at first. We then overheard the cook saying to just throw it into the microwave which seems tacky for a 70 dollar steak. However, we enjoyed the steak once it was cooked correctly and the chicken dish was also very good. The restaurant is very romantic and perfect for an anniversary dinner. If you have money to spend and plenty of time, this may be a good restaurant for you.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Acceptable
    CupHalfFullVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    A recent business lunch at Morton's was acceptable, nothing great and nothing bad. The food was fine, not outstanding. The service was slow and disjointed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I imagine there are better options in Houston
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I had not been to a Morton's in approximately 14 years. I did have good memories of that experience. I do frequent Bob's in Dallas, Del Frisco's and Capital Grille in several cities, and some small independent steak houses. Execution at these places normally....outstanding. Other better reviewed places were booked when I reviewed the options (2 hours before on a Friday night...my bad)during my visit to Houston. Morton's had availability at any hour. Red flag #1. We arrived, and there was a very sparse crowd. Red Flag #2. Our server and sommelier were pleasant and polite, but probably not as crisp as servers at the other establishments noted above. The food was simply not well executed, came out luke warm, and quite simply, not worth the money, since it is similarly priced to the above mentioned establishments. My only theory is perhaps when there are many more business people downtown on a weeknight, the execution must be better, explaining the positive reviews of the restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most tender steak we have had
    cindiesueVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Wanting to be downtown close to the Jones Hall before 7:30 pm we tried Mortons Steak House. I always loved the location in the Galleria, but had not been there in 10 years, before Landry's took over. I knew the wait staff and flow of things would be excellent under the Landry's business model, but wasn't sure about the meat, but we were happily surprised. We ordered the porterhouse for two and it was perfect. Scolloped potatoes were a 1 on a scale from 1-10 with 10 being great. They tasted like they boiled cubes of potatoes, and tossed them in a loose cheese sauce. I had one cube and passed on the rest..... But the meat was wonderful. I highly recommend it, and at 6pm, the crowds were light and gave us the place with no distractions.... other than who got the bit closests to the bone!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business dinner and all went well
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Good food, not too loud, 8 people in our group and everything went well. Excellent food and service, didn't take too long to get food or anything else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre for the Price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I had the lunch filet, and I felt like that for the price it was extremely expensive. While the size was ok, it was slightly dry and it was closer to medium than medium rare. At that price the steak should have been cooked perfectly. I was with a business associate so did not complain, but had I been by myself I would have sent it back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    workingmomVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The food is always good, and the service is excellent. And a great place downtown for a special meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The only drawback this time was the computer was down and we waited for 10 mins or more and then the waiter kindly asked my attorney who was taking my co-worker and myself for lunch, if the restaurant could still run his card when they came back up. He agreed but said he would watch his account to make sure it was correct. My co-worker and I are on a timeclock and we were gone an hour and 18 mins when usually we can do lunch in an hour because you do offer reservations and your service is super! You need a back-up plan when the computers go down, that happens in all environments.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BL352
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I had not been to Morton's before and was looking forward to a great meal. The food was mediocre: salad was limp, mashed potatoes cold, I ordered chopped sirloin which was smothered in chedda cheeser, you could not see the meat. Dessert, chocolate mousse, was uninspiring at best. I was disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice but a little over price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Morton's was a nice place. When we arrive, it was around 8:15pm. Our reservation was for 8pm. We walked in and said that we had reservation for 8pm and then they could not found our reservations. Lucky the restaurant was not busy at all so we were ok. The waiter was nice and came to take our drink order right away. I ordered the mix grill which included 6oz filet, grilled shrimp and scallops (I ask to substitute the scallops for the stuffed shrimp) The waiter said no problem and it would not be any extra charge. My husband had the 8oz filet. We shared the twice baked potatoes. Everything came out hot but my husband steak was a little over cooked. Overall it was a nice restaurant but it was a little over price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE
    dwieser
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    3 times a year our little co-worker group gets together to celebrate birthdays, work anniversaries, and we bring new employees and visitors for lunch to Mortons. Having the online reservation available is wonderful as it saves time and you have an instant confirmation and then can join on everyone's calendar. A great timesaver. We love the variety on the menu so that everyone can choose what they like. Your desserts are fabulous and your special lunch combination specials are fantastic and make ordering so easy. Service is always top notch as are the host/hostesses. Everyone is good at their job from front door, bar, wait staff, to the exceptional chefs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - service was lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Service was slow. We were a party of 4 and they did not place a meal order for someone at our table. His meal arrived about 10 min later after informing them of the mishap. Took a long time to get a refill and when it was done it was the wrong drink.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shsh! We're having a Business Lunch
    Happy
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We had a VIP from Europe visiting our office and we went here for lunch. We asked for a private room off the main dining area. It was PERFECT! It was quiet so we could here each other's conversations, (we even asked to turn off the piped in music, and they did) the service was flawless and the room didn't cost extra. They automatically added gratuity but would have anyway with a group of 8, I would imagine. It was just, ok I'll say it again, PERFECT. This will definitely be a return place for our office in the future. Oh and the food was delicious at Morton's with a wide variety. I definitely recommend the Steak Salad. And the prices were appropriate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Morton's Downtown
    JHP12
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food is pricey but worth it - service was uncharacteristically slow
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kitchen problems
    Mike
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Wrong drink, wrong salad dressing, steak undercooked,almost 1 hour between salad and entree,, nothing else to say
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Happy
    VickiEVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    There were 3 people in my party. We went there to take advantage of their Summer Finale deal of appetizer, entree, side dish, and dessert for $40. We all had the special. Add 3 glasses of house wine, and 2 cocktails and they charged us $92 each?????????? There were several things on our bill that we did not have. Did they think we would not notice when the bill was split evenly 3 ways? After we told them, they took $32 off each card. The food was good, but make sure to check your bill before you pay it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Experience
    GreyGhost
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I would recommend as a good special occasion experience as the prices are, in my opinion, higher than the overall experience delivers. The food is very good with the steaks perfect. The table service was lacking, often having a hard time finding our waiter to fill water glasses and later order coffee. This was my first time for a lunch at this downtown location. There was no valet parking and no indication as to what was available so I drove around looking for spots. If they want to command these prices, the service should include a valet or clear choices for parking.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful!
    eatsout
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The only place i can get a thick filet cooked med. well & not butterflied! Willie cooks them up perfectly!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The atmosphere was wonderful for my 40th birthday. The prices scared the living daylights out of my friends, but we laugh so much until they almost ordered the whole menu! Everything was wonderful. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Was good but not great!
    DecoyVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service was excellent! Was not crazy abouty steak. Have haduch better!!! We got a private room for 16 and the service was great. Wine was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was wonderful. The service was slower than it should have been.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rest Week
    MiltonVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    They have a very diverse menu for restaurant week. It allowed people in our group that don't eat meat to order. The waiters were very attentive and took care of a missed order.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak not so great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Service was great, the steak.... Not so much. I will go elsewhere from now on.
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  • Good Food, Great Service, Too Loud
    BusinessDiner
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Had a great experience as far as food and service goes but the restaurant too loud to have a decent conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Below par service on this visit.
    RT3T
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Server missed the boat on delivering what I ordered. Ordered the 3 component set lunch. Waiter brought the wrong starter and never brought the dessert. Since I was with a large group, didn't press the issue. Usually see much better service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week menu sub par
    Allycat86
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went during restaurant week to enjoy a nice dinner without breaking the bank. What we got was bland, sub-par food and service. First, we were sat at the back right next to the kitchen. Secondly, our steaks were dry, tasteless and boring. The sides lacked anything to be desired and the dresserts tasted like they came out of a box. All in all, not a great experience and not what I would expect from such a high end restaurant. We probably won't be going back. Too many other delicious steakhouses in Houston.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Morton's
    HappyTexan
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I took my wife here for her birthday. It was a spectacular experience. The entire staff that we came in contact with were very nice and professional. It was our first time there, but it definitely won't be our last. Magnificent!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    cappac
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had a chance to go during restaurant week. Treated wonderfully. Food was great. Service exceptional. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tried to pull a fast one
    JktxVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I used to love this Morton's but it has all gone downhill. My girlfriend and I let the waiter know that we both had dietary restrictions (dairy for me and gluten for her) we both ordered the mixed grill without butter. They served mine with butter, the waiter took it back to the kitchen and I literally watched them wipe the butter off of the shrimp and put the same shrimp on a new plate. I was not amused.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good service
    rainoutVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    we had a very nice server, she was very friendly and always smiling. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time diner
    GMACVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This was my first time dining there. I enjoyed it so much so, that I am going again next week with a group of friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversity
    satisfied2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We celebrated our anniversity at Mortons in downtown Houston. The flowers I ordered were on the table, as requested, when we were seated. The menu was customized with our names at the top. We were congratulated by every staff member from the hostess that greeted us when we arrived to our server. Our steaks were delicious and cooked to order. The sides we ordered were great and large enough to share. The Mortons sunday we shared was huge and a great way to end the meal. We never felt like we were rushed during the meal. All in all a five star meal fit for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pretty Good
    CelesteVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was pretty good. Its not the best steakhouse in town but they sure do charge like they are. The lobster bisque was watery. Not creamy like you want it. The cajun steak and braised short rib were awesome though. The sevicec was a bit slow. It took us nearly 30 minutes to finally pay out. The bar was slow to get our drinks as well however our server was friendly. He had not tastes anything on the menu yet since he was so new ao getting recommendations was hard. Overall it was pretty good, just not great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    AHancock
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great service and food. Both of us had steaks which were cooked to order and delicious. The creamed corn is really amazing, not too creamy and a little spicy with ham. The seasonal offerings were great. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good, not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    food here is good but not great and it needs to be great for what they charge. last time I was downtown for steak, I tried 3 Forks and it was much better.
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  • Bad Experience on a Special Night
    BadBirthday
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We went to celebrate my husband's birthday. They could not retrieve our bottle of wine until the manager got off the phone. After waiting 20 minutes we were told they did not have the bottle we wanted, so we picked another. After waiting in the bar for over 30 minutes we finally received the wine with no apology or offer of an appetizer while we were inconvenienced. When we made it to the table our waiter was cold and only attended to the table when he served food. The topper, instead of giving my husband a birthday dessert like the Morton's we have been to in Chicago, galleria area and New York - they took my dessert stuck a candle in it and gave it to him. WE WILL NEVER VISIT the Downtown Houston location again!!! So Disappointed
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  • Not what I expected
    Foodluver
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My lunch dish was fair at best. Not what I expected from this great restaurant. My server was OUTSTANDING!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 55 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 616 reviews are from the Morton's The Steakhouse - Houston - Downtown reviews archive.
  • Sat nite dinner for two
    rellufnalla
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Downtown on Sat nite is much better than the Post Oak location. Nice to be able to talk to your date without having to yell across the table. Excellent veal chop and outstanding wait staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good dinner
    houstondiner
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We had a nice dinner and some excellent drinks and appetizers at the bar beforehand.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jay z concert dinner
    Samir
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I went for an early dinner before the concert at minute maid. Having valet parking was very useful as I didn't have a lot of time. I was seated right away and my waiter was very efficient, funny and helpful. Several patrons were in my same situation and I was impressed how efficient the meal service was. I returned a glass of wine I didn't like and got a different and better wine without arguments. Overall a very good meal and excellent service by the waiting staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.