Morton's The Steakhouse - Santa Ana
Morton's The Steakhouse - Santa Ana

Morton's The Steakhouse - Santa Ana

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mortons.com/
  • Phone: 7144444834
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bar & Dining Room:
    Monday - Friday 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Saturday 5:00pm - 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, Happy Hour, 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!
  • Special Events: Morton's in Santa Ana 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/santaana

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Plaza
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: A private lot is also available adjacent to the restaurant.
A word from Morton's The Steakhouse - Santa Ana
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 - Santa Ana reviews from OpenTable diners
168 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (122)romantic (68)notable wine list (55)fit for foodies (42)good for groups (35)vibrant bar scene (25)great for lunch (24)neighborhood gem (19)late-night find (15)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (3)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Cachita
    Cachita
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It was, again, a marvelous experience. From the cordial greeting, to our server's friendly and knowledgeable suggestions, and of course, the glorious food. The lamb chops are out of sight! One of the best parts of our evening was the fact that the noise level was moderate, thus allowing conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food & Great Staff
    DietitianVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Morton's maintains high standards and we always enjoy dining there. The Lobster Bisque is so good and of course the steaks are the best and prepared to the precise rare, medium or well state that you order. Extensive wine list is a plus.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointing
    Lieto
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Took my wife here for her birthday, wanting to take her somewhere special. The place is nice, but for the price charged, the food was bit underwhelming. To be fair, we both ordered seafood, not steaks, which admittedly is their specialty. However, the seafood is as expensive. My wife ordered the lobster tail, which was good but a bit small for $50.00. I ordered one of the specials that night - prosciutto-wrapped halibut, which was dry. The $12.00 asparagus was limp, the $12.00 broccoli OK. I also recall from visits to other Morton's that the server would bring a tray that showcased the various cuts of meet and seafood. seeing the raw cuts often led to upsells, so I am surprised they didn't do it here.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NOISE
    BearVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I will never go back !! noise from the bar we could not here !!! there is no wall from the dining room and the bar !! VERY BAD LAST TIME I GO THERE AND PAY TO HERE THAT NOISE !!!! Am going back to Mastro's
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • IMPRESSIVE
    MsSparrow
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This was my first visit to Morton's The Steakhouse, and the experience went above & beyond my expectations. Many friends have told me how fabulous the food is, but what they didn't tell me is how fabulous the restaurant is! It is very beautiful & romantic! Our dinner was before a Yanni concert at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, nearby, and the server asked right away if we had after-dinner plans. He guaranteed we would have plenty of time...and he didn't disappoint. The Maitre d' came to our table twice, to make sure all our needs were met. What a gem of a restaurant!! Service was exceptional...food was superb...perfect evening!! My only disappointment, I hadn't gone sooner to enjoy this stellar establishment!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delivers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    When it's time to get a great steak Mortons delivers. The food and service were/are great, and every time I go I come away satisfied. Only obstacle is the price. $69 for a bone in filet is kinda ridiculous, but $12 for a potatoe is definitely dumb. Which is why Mortons will only be a rare special treat, and not a more frequently visited experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We recently had the pleasure of dining at Mortons in Santa Ana The girls at the desk all greeted us with a friendly good evening Then we were greeted with a Happy Anniversary by the same ladies at the desk,the girl who sat us and our waiter How nice was that Our waiter Josh was very nice and helped us with menu items and wine selection The area was very quiet and my wife and i were able to talk to each other and enjoy our drinks together A picture was taken of us together by a lovely lady and put into a frame with Happy anniversary written next to it My wife loved it Our meal was perfect and we had such a wonderful time Thank you to all at Mortons for a lovely evening Mr & Mrs R
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    Pan2FVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Experience at the restaurant was 5 Star. We had Duke as our server who made excellent recommendations, treated us like we were regulars. We enjoyed the scallops/shrimp with bacon & the tuna tower, both excellent appetizers. I had the warm steak salad for lunch, excellent & generous, the filet mignon was perfectly seasoned and exquisite. My guest enjoyed the Chilean Sea bass special along with sautéed mushrooms, We finished our lunch with a slice of their cheesecake. The ambiance is perfect for a business meeting, classy and impressive yet not stuffy, especially if your fortunate to be served by Duke.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Morton's Not up to par
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Morton's just not the same as it once was, service was great but the steak was not what I expect from Morton's. Maybe new ownership or maybe a bad cut of meat.
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  • The best steak... always
    grumpyflyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I was recently in Omaha for business and had steak on two occasions (hearing that Omaha is known for steaks). They were good, but nothing like Morton's.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Grammy
    Grammy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My husband and I took our adult grandchildren out for dinner to catch up on their lives. Take 'em out to eat and you can find out a lot of info! Morton's is a great place to go. Delicious food, great ambiance, good service.....just perfect! I recommend it to all grandparents.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Morton's Santa Ana
    Luvsteak
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I took my daughter-in-law to Morton's to celebrate her birthday because Morton's never fails to deliver... Thank you once again Morton's for making this another unforgettable experience... Great steak, great service, and great atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Bella
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everything we ordered was delicious. The atmosphere was very nice and we were greeted very nicely as we walked into the restaurant. I have always recommended this restaurant to others. I have yet to have been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lonewolf
    Lonewolf
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Service and food were superb. Serving sizes were large and very well prepared. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary and were served a delectable complimentary dessert. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lost its touch?
    JustBobVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Two visits for dinner in a week. Business meals., party of 4 each time. Food was way off. Filets ( total of 6 ordered of the 8 meals) were chewy ... Grade choice at best. Signature salad tasted like a watered down blue cheese. Tasteless salad. Too much salt on the steaks.
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  • Wonderful!
    Chricky
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We had a great experience at Morton's. As always, there were mixed reviews, but we went for it and were glad we did. The service was great, food was spectacular. We'll go back without a doubt!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    After we were seated we waited for almost twenty minutes before being approached by our server. This was especially surprising since the restaurant was almost empty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The bread that was served to us was not warm and very dry and over-baked, unlike the steamingly warm one that we are accustomed to. Also, the bread seems to become smaller in size and with less dried onions with our each visit, kinda disappointing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service
    valnkae
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Hostess greeted us warmly and asked if we wished to be seated as we were a few minutes early. Our server, Tina, was very warm, friendly and knowledgeable about items on the menu. The food was very good, but expensive, so this would be a special occasion dining place for us. A nice touch was the menu had the person's name with Happy Birthday printed on the top of the paper menu. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy as usual!
    foodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was great as usual. Had the filet mignon, side of mushrooms, and the mac & cheese....heavenly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful dining!
    Mike
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Dinner was fabulous; service exceptional (but how many times did we have to assure staff everything was fine? at least 3 different people came by asking)..... I would absolutely recommend this restaurant - but OH my, was it a noisy bar - we were seated far enough away that it was ok but VERY lively. Weird music playing in background; seemed to be multiple songs - just slightly irritating. (traffic was HORRIFIC; thankfully, anticipating we would be late -- and we were) I called the restaurant letting them know. They were VERY gracious about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricy but good
    sunshinegrl
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Recently ate here for our anniversary, but because we chose to eat off the Summer Finale menu, they didn't give us a complimentary dessert, which they had told us they'd give us when we first got there. That was very disappointing and I think they should have stated that upfront. The steaks were good, cooked to our specifications. The sides are disappointing though. The best thing they offer is the Grand Marnier Souffle. It's heavenly. The rest of the menu, especially the sides, you can get elsewhere for a better price and probably better taste.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 17th anniversary there. Everyone was very nice and congratulated us. They printed our menu's that said happy 17th anniversary and they took our picture then framed it! The food was wonderful and the service and the attention from the staff was great! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for special occasions!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We've come to this Morton's a few times, and this was probably one of the most notable occasions. We came to celebrate my daughter's birthday, and our server, Pat, made it absolutely fantastic. The food was amazing, as always. Our filets and sea bass were cooked and seasoned to perfection, but a few notable items that people might miss: lyonnaise potatoes, baked escargot, and the lemon/grand marnier souffle! You must get the souffle if you come here, and make sure that you order it ahead of time, as it takes about 20-30 minutes to bake! The staff at Morton's are always so friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. To top off the night, they got a picture of our entire family, printed it, and gave us something to remember our experience by!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Treatment
    jmgoldilocks
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We've always loved Morton's for the great steaks, excellent vegetable sides, perfect and FRIENDLY service and comfortable atmosphere. Last week, we celebrated a birthday at Morton's Santa Ana and found they even raise the bar for your special occasion! We were given menus with our birthday celebrants name, they took a photo of our group and gave us several copies in personalized paper frames, and delish lemon soufflé with a candle. These special touches were in addition to their typical lovely welcome (not just courteous--WARM!) prompt professional table service, yummy steaks, crisp salads, a great variety of well-prepared sides, and XXX desserts. Also, take your vegetarians and vegans there to wow them with their veggie plate!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Scotay72
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food and service was exceptional. Upon arrival, we were seated in a booth directly in front of the kitchen. Within minutes, we requested a change of table because of the noise level from that area. Our request was quickly granted and we moved to a less noisy spot.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Took my old man here for his birthday with my sister. Overall, it was pretty good. The Beefsteak Tomato salad was dressed with a bit too much vinaigrette but overall decent. All three of us ordered the 6oz filet mignon as our entree cooked at different temperatures. Probably one of the best cooked filet mignon I have had. It was a perfect medium rare. What made this experience though was that the service was pretty amazing. Our server, Angela was extremely friend, knew her customers, and was very attentive. Also the rest of the staff was extremely friendly (kudos to the host staff). Will definitely come here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chris Nicola - Anniversary Lunch
    CAN007
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My Wife and I had a wonderful time on our Anniversary Lunch. The service was wonderful. The customized menu's for our Anniversary and the photograph taken of my Wife and I was a very nice touch. We will recommend Morton's as a very enjoyable place to dine. The music, particularly at 1:30 pm or so with the restaurant mostly empty was a bit loud. The music selection was not particularly conducive to "relaxation" or focusing on you dining partner. Other than that we had a great time. Sincerely, Chris Nicola
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The wonderful lunch @ Morton's!
    Ellen
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Oscar was a fabulous waiter and Wannessa was a very nice greeter and photographer! It was so fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the Time or Money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I could say a lot about how much this restaurant does not measure up to the standard they once set. But, just a few items to consider. The noise from the exposed bar is deafening, it just dominates the dining room. Service staff is less than first rate, they are not attentive, not knowledgeable. really it seems like they are under-staffed to boot. Now the food, while tasty, it is indifferently prepared and presented. None of this would be fatal if it weren't for the fact that the place is wickedly expensive. There are so many other, better and much more gracious restaurants in this same area--save your money, find one and go there instead!
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • My Best Dining Experience
    Rnbabie65
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I heard good things about Morton's so I decided to go on my birthday. The special attention I received made me feel like I was the only person who ever had a birthday there. Everyone my daughter & I encountered in the restaurant were so nice & attentive. The food was delicious & so was the free birthday dessert, lemon soufflé. Well worth the cost!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Again
    cindyVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Since Landry's bought Mortons this restaurant has been nothing but a disappointment. The food was average to poor. The service was terrible. We had planned a special date night out and the experience was so unpleasant that it put damper on our whole evening.
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  • Best burger ever!
    LunchloverVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Lunch at Morton's was a wonderful treat! The burger was the BEST I've ever had. Service was impeccable; wine list was impressive. Thank you - I will be back for sure!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OCHW
    Luv2GoOut
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our experience was great but for one thing. The people at the table behind us were taking flash photos every minute or so. I understand wanting pictures of special events, but come on!!!I was blinded by "flash burn" to the extent I couldn't even see the people at my own table.Have a bit of consideration for the other people in the room. Otherwise, food was amazing, service superb, I would come back(with my sunglasses, just in case!)
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Have been going to Morton's Santa Ana for 20 years. Years ago-stellar food and service. Has deteriorated into a less than mediocre restaurant. Tony, the manager, is rude and condescending. The service is better at Denny's. The food is average.
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  • overpriced
    Socalazman
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went for my wife's birthday since I had a $100 gift card. We still spent nearly $200 and the food was good. The value is lacking... We also reserved with Open Table and afterwards I was told that I would not get points for the meal.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The good old days
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Morton's is my staple steak restaurant. I have been to dozens of them across the country and just like this one, the food is outstanding. Since the takeover by its new owners however one item is missing: real butter with the bread! Why is that? Did this really have to be substituted with that wiped cheap stuff? it does put a dent in the experience for those that knew the good old days.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing
    Ciaosuz
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had lunch with my mom for her 84th Bday. She does not do well in many restaurant settings because she generally can't hear with back-ground noise. Even though the restaurant was full, she could hear just fine. Wow! Love that. The decor is elegant and inviting. Food was superb, everything we had was cooked perfectly. A great place for any occasion. This was my first visit and I am planning to go back to have dinner - can't wait to try one of their steaks!
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    special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Excellent lunch - food AND service!
    WineWarrior
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great lunch experience for a special occasion. The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Food and vino were outstanding, as usual.
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    special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Place for Dinner
    happyfoodies
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our son and daughter-in-law gave my husband and I a gift certificate for dinner and we tried the 3-court certificate dinner. We both had the salmon which became available for a fish selection, The food was fantastic from the salad through the hot chocolate cake. Our server, Jon, was very attentive as well as the waiters who delivered water and coffee. The decor is beautiful. While the dinner price is not inexpensive, it is well worth the money for a marvelous night out for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.