Morton's The Steakhouse - Downtown DC

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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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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anne Marie the serve was outstanding and during my next visit I will request her.

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T
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food. Service and time it took was lunch was ridiculous.

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JJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner experience. The food was outstanding, the service impeccable, and the ambiance was just perfect for a quite, romantic evening. We also thought it was very reasonably priced for the value received.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Uniformly excellent as always. Top notch experience and always highly recommended

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LM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

overall experience was lousy, steak tough, service extremaly slow. will not go back.

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RC
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent

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JV
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What stood out for me was the service. Our server was attentive, knowledgeable and personable. He was able to help advise us on selections his recommendations of the Brussels sprouts and Lyonnaise potatoes were spot on! He made us aware of highlights on the menu and suggested many options without seeming pushy. I had a mixed a grill and both the steak and the seafood were cooked perfectly. The side options were numerous and delicious. My only complaint is that the restaurant is on the second level of a business building without a noticeable sign so it was tricky to locate.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Two of the three meals were very undercooked the chicken meal was very good but the steaks just didn’t turn out. The rest of the sides were excellent and the service was top notch. Sometimes things don’t always work out, regardless of who’s cooking! What mattered most to us at that point was their attention to making our experience as best as possible...to be clear our server was excellent!
Of course we will try again next trip to DC!

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ET
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Morton's knows how to perform a meal as a theater program in the form of a meal.

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S
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

My appetizer of raw oysters which were 6 for $20 were the smallest stringy things I’ve ever had. I’m use to plump juicy big oysters! Especially from a fine dining place. My steak was great! Our waiter could have had a bit more enthusiasm for his job. He wasn’t very fun or energetic. The offering of a picture to capture our table was a great touch for the special occasion. The place had barely anyone there and we should have been placed with a great view. I had made reservations but instead was stuck in the back by the wine cooler. Just wasn’t very impressed considering how much I spent! Very expensive.

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

So here is our story about Morton’s Downtown D.C.
We have dined in many steakhouses... but tonight was definitely first.

As we booked a reservation on Open Table for both My Birthday and My Son’s 13th Birthday Celebration many week’s before , we couldn’t have been more excited for our 1st Morton’s experience. And then we arrived. We were greeeted with a smile and shown to our table. On a very snowy and dead night at the restaurant (due to weather) we were seated as close to the front door/ and restrooms as you could be at this establishment. We ordered our meals, our food came, steaks were cooked as ordered. As we started our meal, my son asked to use the restroom, which I helped him find just down a bit from our table. As he entered the mens restroom, he was greeted by what can only be described as an explosion of steak, vegetables and probably more alcohol than any one person should consume. This obviously had been there for some time as we never noticed anyone come from that area while we dined, as they would have surely had to walk past us at table #1!

Well, to NO SUPRISE, we both lost our appetites. As a former fine dining restaurant manager, I felt it necessary to, at the very least make the manager aware of this event. He said that he would check on it, and he did. Next came the ol’ yellow mop bucket. That was their first failed attempt. Followed by what looked like a quarantined janitor, like something out of E.T.

20 minutes later, as our food sat quietly on our plates, they exited the restroom, smells following them closely behind. Now this could be looked at as a positive to some, because it did mask the very strong smell of cigars that haven’t properly been ventilated from this establishment in quite some time.

I’m sorry Morton’s, No ameatuer diner here. Rest assured, we will never return. Birthday #40 and Big Birthday #13 will always be remembered for the night that got away. Never a mention of making it right. We will not return.

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JC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Owen Our server was amazing !!! We were first timers and he delivered very well !!! Everything was nice , great atmosphere and I’d definitely return !

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Valentine’s Day celebration

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AH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Now that the Morton's in Georgetown is no longer open I highly recommend the downtown location. I dined there yesterday evening to celebrate an anniversary and Valentine's Day. The atmosphere was elegant the service was great and the food was excellent.

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RE
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I had the 16 oz ny strip as usual, however, the steak had long strands of fat membrane throughout which I found myself not able to totally chew the steak and spitting out the parts I could not chew let alone digest. Very unusual for ny strip. I was able to chew and digest only a 1/4 of this 16 oz steak. Very disappointed!

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NB
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the Best Steak I ever ate--while on vacation in Washington DC in Lat January My Lovely Wife Treated me and I do mean Treated me to the best steak I ever had---12 oz filet medium rare done to perfection with twice baked and asparagus

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WS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Steak perfect. Sides old fashion and boring. Service and ambiance good. For prices, SHOULD HAVE VALET PARKING. Way, way too much anchovy in Cesar Salad dressing. Morton’s morphing into Seafood restaurant?

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DM
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Was in town for business and took advantage of restaurant week in DC. Had to ask for a restaurant week menu as it was not offered by the waiter. We upgraded our meals, added menu items from the regular menu, and purchased a bottle of wine and additional glasses. My medium-rare steak was not cooked adequately the first time, so they brought me another which was very nice. However it took a long time and the sides were very cold by the time I was able to eat my steak and my dinner companion was nearly finished with his meal.

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J
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The salads were sad, drenching in dressing. We had to look for our server in more than one occasion

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JW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Upon arriving for my first time at this restaurant we were greeted by the hostess and she was very nice. The waiter took our order for 2 filets (medium well) , and they came back running with blood. (No pink, the meat was cooked to medium rare in my opinion) I asked for new steaks and the waiter brought out the same chopped up steak I sent back and said that Morton’s doesn’t give new out steaks. The steak was burnt because it was already cooked and cooled and cooked again. So I was supposed to pay $52 for my meal and we didn’t even enjoy it. He didn’t offer us anything else other an “ unfortunately I can’t take it back” he kept saying that and nothing else and I’m really disappointed in that. Never will return. I should’ve taken photos, but I never had to go through this with a 5 star restaurant.

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SA
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice experience.....Great atmosphere, excellent customer service, would visit again.

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HJ
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ultimate steak house chain. Always a great filet. Always. You never go wrong with Morton's.

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T
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I took my staff for lunch during Restaurant Week, and the meal choices and food plentiful and delicious. I've always enjoyed my visits to Morton's. They never disappoint! See you next time....

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CR
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for restaurant week lunch. Courtney was AMAZING!!! Very attentive but not overbearing and so kind. Lobster bisque was exceptional and the salmon with blanc beurre was equally as tasty. Bread brought to the table could have been bake a bit longer as it was underdone at the bottom. Otherwise great meal and very relaxing.

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R
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great job and thanks for making husband's birthday special!

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JG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

I've dined at Mortons for many years. I knew them to have an area for cigar smoking. Last week the cigar smell was almost unbearable. Not sure if it was the ventilation or whether the place needed airing out. It was a distraction to the otherwise good meal.

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

I joined two of my friends at Morton’s during restaurant week and it by far was one of the worst restaurant experiences I have had all year. The waiter only addressed one of my guest at the table the entire time and it was very apparent. He mixed up the appetizers/starters. He wasn’t friendly and was only attentive when my friend (a female) was at the table. We were asking there to support her as she just recovered from a death in her life. I will never recommend this location and would I definitely recommend other steakhouses throughout the DMV.

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E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outrageous!!!

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CR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Went for a New Years dinner and food was horrible. Food came out cold and over cooked. Service was great, however I would not recommend going to the DC location. I’ll stick to Bethesda.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s dinner with family and birthday!

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JG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

the food was very good, the restaurant however, smelled like cigarette smoke unfortunately.

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HT
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years eve

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been in a few years. Was pleasantly surprised at how excellent the experience was!

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E
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance, service, and food were excellent. My request for a birthday dessert for my sister was surpassed. They treated her with a family photo and personalized menu. The entire experience was wonderful.

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RR
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Eric, give outstanding service. The steaks were cook as ordered.

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N
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to eat in DC. Everything is always flawless!

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice service, excellent food. “Rich Dishes”

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for our Christmas dinner date and it was perfect from start to finish.

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G
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood appetizer of scallops and tuna tower was delicious and a good value. Steaks were delicious and cooked to order. Disappointing that all sauces were extra as meals were $$. Service was excellent, leaving nothing to want. Soufflé were light and airy. We had the chocolate one and the raspberry for the table. Most of us are chocolate lovers, so that was by far our favorite! Our only disappointment was the coffee/expresso which were served luke warm.

Very very good experience for a special event!

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JS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fabulous! We have visited a few steak houses in the vicinity, but this one is by far the best! And the sweets are out of this world!!
Bravo!!❤😘

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