Morton's The Steakhouse - San Diego
Morton's The Steakhouse - San Diego

Morton's The Steakhouse - San Diego

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mortons.com/
  • Phone: 6196963369
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,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, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, 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 San Diego 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/sandiego

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd & 3rd Streets
  • Public Transit: Trolley stop
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Morton's The Steakhouse - San Diego
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, which is the same at all locations, 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Morton's The Steakhouse - San Diego reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (95)notable wine list (55)romantic (55)fit for foodies (41)good for groups (28)neighborhood gem (13)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (6)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Excellent
    BobLVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Filet Mignon is always great and the service is a-one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints
    SDbites
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    As always Morton's was excellent in every category. Our server Anthony was professional yet friendly. Our filet Mignon was prepared outrageously delicious. The wine list is awesome if you are like me - a Northern Cali wine lover. Morton's never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • can't go wrong
    LYCY
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Ahi tuna tower is a must. Good size for 2-3 people. Filets always great, try a sauce with them. Adds a great touch. We always bring our own wine. They are very knowledgeable there and will decant for you. Also have a great wine list. Mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. Yes, I know you can make it at home, BUT NOT LIKE THIS. Trust me! Finally, the choc mousse. Just get it - I know what I'm talking about. I'm not much of a mousse person, but they use quality chocolate and it's amazing. We take our 13 y.o. here almost every time we go. He loves it also. Great service from all the staff. Go and enjoy - sign up for their emails and you will get special offers. We just went for the $40 summer menu and it was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big Price, but that good?
    KCLC
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Drinks at the Bar, Sangria a on the spot mix, that was sad to say the least. Just remove it from the menu. Really just ended up being a ruined white whine. I had a rib eye steak, Morton Specialty, and I would give it a solid 8 out of 10, it was good and prepared to the correct doneness level that I ordered. That was it though, French Onion Soup a 6, Garlic Fries a 5, and worst of all my Wife's basic main course scallops, had grit or sand in them. The flavor was good, but when you grind your teeth unexpectedly pretty much ruins the meal. So, $200 bill, and the end we have had far better but half the price. The hospitality was exceptional, which is expected for that price I suppose, but the food was not something to go back for.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best
    Carnivore
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It really is easy to order a fantastic meal at Morton's.....just close your eyes and point to anything on the menu. Every item is perfectly cooked to perfection. From the sea scallop appetizer to the filet to the grilled shrimp and even the asparagus were notably perfect. Most dining you don't get what you pay for but at Morton's you do. Fantastic service as well. Well done Morton's well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • even beyond our high expectations!
    ghawker49
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This is a landmark restaurant. It was our 35th anniversary, and they treated us royally! Complementary photo, complementary dessert, and all of the staff knew and offered congatulations. Now that is real customer service. The quality of the ribeye and the filet was just perfect - ALL of their meat is prime cut, and the flavor was outstanding. This is one of the finest places in San Diego. Don't miss it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Service
    FriendlyVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Morton's is fabulous and we still love Ruth's Chris even more so.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining
    Mits
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Service was at the top of the restaurant industry. Waiter we had was informative and at tentative. Other staff was also ready and waiting with drink refills and table clearing. It was nice to dine in a restaurant where the service and atmosphere were outstanding. We enjoyed a quiet evening with delicious food and no children to disrupt our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Disappointing
    Ricardo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Service was unbearably slow. Our dinner lasted nearly 3 hours. Went with in laws, tried to show them a good dinner. For the 8 of us, total was over $1200. Food was delicious, but the restaurant was WAY too crowded, and the service was WAY too slow. We waited almost an hour just for salads. Even one of the people who brought out our food felt bad for us. She even sent back our sides because it came at the same time as our salads. We had been looking forward to this dining experience for a while, and asked for special menus to be printed. This request was accommodated, and very appreciated. This is the only good thing I have to say about the service of the night.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DISAPPOINTING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    COCKTAILS HAD TO BE SENT BACK AS NOT PREPARED PROPERLY. HAD TO SEND BACK THE BAKED POTATO AS IT WAS COLD (BUTTER WOULD NOT MELT). THE REPLACEMENT POTATO WAS NOT BAKED ENOUGH( STILL HARD). THE NOISE LEVEL WAS SO BAD THAT MY WIFE AND I HAD TO ALMOST YELL TO SPEAK TO SPEAK TO EACH OTHER AND WE WERE AT A TABLE FOR TWO ON THE PERIMETER OF THE DINNING ROOM. ON THE GOOD SIDE THE FILETS WERE VERY GOOD, THOUGH IT TENDED TO COOL RATHER QUICKLY. DONOVAN'S STEAK HOUSE HAS A MORE ROMANTIC OR PRIVATE FEEL TO DINING
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OK, not Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food and Service was excellent. The place is extremely loud, which detracts from the ambience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything a Steakhouse Should Be
    SDMcDiners
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Excellent food & service. All 4 of us loved our food. Pricey but worth it for a celebration. Noise level high, at times difficult to hear others at our table. I had the mixed grill - 6 oz filet, 4 shrimp & 2 scallops - so good & I liked getting to try so many things.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Amazing!
    KMOSES15
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Morton's San Diego has always been one of my top 3 favorites! The food and drinks are phenomenal and service is exceptional. Always a sure win in my book!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 nights, 2 visits
    RichE
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I visited SD for a week and went to Morton's for a quiet dinner. The Filet was exceptional, but it was my server, Dedria who made me want to come back. I repeated the next night and everything was again exceptional. Dedria struck a great balance serving while making a line diner feel welcomed and important. That extra personal interaction was appreciated and exactly what I needed being in a strange town alone. I recommend Morton's and make sure you ask for Dedria.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so good anymore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great food as usual but very noisy and very slow service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining experience
    Changuis
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food selection is good, the way the prepare the meals to my taste are almost perfect, since perfection does not exit. Excellent service, I highly recommend to come and enjoy the food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Morton's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Way to expensive ! Spent $160 and felt like the service at Denny's. I would not return. Service does not match the pricing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinning experience
    DonFelipe
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had a wonderful time. We received wonderful service. Unfortunately my wife was not feeling well. Once we let the waitress know. She quickly bagged up our food so we could be on our way. My wife loved her for that. Not to mention all the other little things she did. Great experience even though the night was cut short
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak house
    sven
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great food, perfect steak. Lots of choice from the wine list. Not much ambiance, almost empty when we were there during the week
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    BobLVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The steaks are prepared perfectly and the management team of Tim and Rudy do their very best to make you feel appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful experience!
    MWhit
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My favorite restaurant from coast to coast. Hands down the best food, wine selection, service and ambience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • price
    Mike
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    eveything was great except the price. Way to expensive!
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  • tne best in san diego
    arturoVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I love this nice and elegant restaurant, you must try the in bone Chicago ribeye!!! the ice cream is delicious!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Steak House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went to Morton's based on a few recommendations. I had heard a lot of good things about it. It was for a date, and I was looking for something romantic, fun, and sophisticated. Morton's did not disappoint! The decor is classy and feels mature. The staff was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Our waitress was able to recommend steaks, cooking styles, sides and some great wines. We were recommended some great pairings with a bold cab and subtle syrah. Their Chicago Style Prime Bone-In Ribeye was amazing, as was their Center-Cut Filet Mignon which my date had. The only food I felt was weaker was the escargo, which was just ok. I should have realized it's not really why you go to a Morton's.The Key Lime pie was also very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinning
    Gloria
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was amazing as always and the service outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food & stellar service
    kevinr
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Outstanding food and very nice servers. This restaurant never fails to exceed my expectations. The 22oz Chicago Bone-in Rib is beyond words. The Legendary Sundae is the perfect desert. Overall, 5 stars in my book. Morton's is in a class of it's own...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit to Morton's
    Twoonthetown
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Overall dining experience was pleasurable. Food was acceptable however the overall cost of the meal outweighed the food quality. I would have to say there are alternatives to Morton's where the price and overall dining experience are more reasonable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    1st time here with my girlfriend. Took her for her birthday. Such a great experience. A little pricey but it's worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place for Filet Mignon dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner. The food and service was amazing as always!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • XLINT AMBIENCE,AND SERVICE.
    TOBI
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    GREAT FOR SPECIAL EVENT.the food was perfect,and the waiters great.thanks
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fast service
    SteakLover
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Had a very nice experience at Morton's. Nice ambiance, attentive waiters. Water cup was always filled. Got the center cut rib-eye, cooked perfectly to your request.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • World Class Food and Environment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I shared a special occasion with my lady at Morton's and was totally and unequivocally ecstatic with the entire meal!! Starting with the reservation process (I had asked for a quiet booth, and got one) to the valet parking attendent, nothing could have gone smoother. The host, Tim, greeted us with pleasantries and an affable nature while showing us to our table and Denise (eek, I think) our server was polite, omni-present (whenever we needed her, unobtrusive when we didn't) and knowledgeable. The food was world class and the ambiance was quiet but pleasing. There was a reverence that existed and it was well-earned I'd guess from my experience this evening. You had the feeling you were being treated to a special dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality of Morton's had declined
    Joan
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Unfortunately, when Morton's was purchased by Landry's they made changes that have significantly reduced the quality of the food. Two of our party of four ordered steaks; a 6 oz. that was supposed to be medium rare and an 8 oz. that was supposed to be medium. The kitchen cooked the small steak medium well and the larger steak rare plus. Neither was edible. And this is not the first time this has happened. The service used to be excellent every time and now it's just normal. No more menu presentations, multiple servers attending the table, etc. Quite disappointing. Since we've dined there several times now and keep getting the same mediocre experience, we will not return there.
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  • Awesome night out.
    beef4me
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We have been to Morton's several time, great special occasion destination. However the noise level is high, makes conversation difficult we forgot that. The food is awesome, excellent wine selection. Service this trip was so, your glass should never go empty in a place like this.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Were we really at Mortons?
    StevoskiVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    815 res. We arrived 810 and told that "we are seating 800's 1st. 820 party 4 for 745 shows gets seated. Party of 2 for 830 again seated right away! 830 seated. Asked for empty booth, reserved. Water right away,busser good job. Waitress introduces I give our order. Caesar for wife, French onion soup me, 2 filets mine med rare, hers medium, potatoes me broccoli her, chocolate mousse her key lime me. Iced tea.Iced tea came right out. She gives S&S to wrong person. Soup zero cheese!Soggy bread and luke warm at best.7 minutes later server "Your dinners are ready so I'm bringing them" Not done with soup or salad. Steaks NOT prime and served backwards. Chocolate mousse and pie served backwards. Asked twice over 20 minutes where was my credit card.
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  • Dinner was ok
    LuLuVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I'd rather sit at the bar for happy hour - nothing spectacular.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Service and food
    Nayles
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Our server, Dana, was outstanding! We enjoyed every bit of our meal. It was cooked to perfection and plated nicely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ROMANTIC !!
    Finest
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    THE BEST STEAKHOUSE IN SAN DIEGO, this is one of my best restaurant that i ever had in my life.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Karen
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Food was terrific and service with Heather was EXCELLENT!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best place for a steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I love Mortons. I was use to going to Mortons in Rosemont when I lived outside Chicago. This is my first time at Mortons in San Diego (I have moved here). WOW. The food is just as good and the people are fantastic. If you are looking for food that you will be talking about the next day, then go to Mortons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet