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About 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.

285 J Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
2nd & 3rd Streets

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 696-3369

Website:
http://www.mortons.com/

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!

Public Transit:
Trolley stop

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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

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Private Dining

For those special occasions, Morton’s The Steakhouse offers luxuriously appointed private dining rooms and group dining accommodations. Our expert staff is dedicated to helping you plan the perfect event – whether it’s a business meeting or a birthday celebration.

Morton's The Steakhouse - San Diego Ratings and Reviews

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Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Business Meals (8)
Cozy (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Family time

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We took advantage of the Landrys surf and turf dinner. The dining area was very attractive and dimly lit. Our waiter was excellent checking back frequently and bringing us suggestions of great options to order. The food was perfectly prepared and attractively presented. Very enjoyable!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We were enjoying our last evening in San Diego after a three week visit with family and friends. The fillet/lobster combination was exceptional along with the service. Located downtown, there was a lot of business dinning but plenty of room for personal tables without having to shout or listen to others comments. Bottom line---not cheap but worth every penny and I plan to go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Worst service ever experienced in a Mortons Steak House!
I am a being Fan of Mortons. This time, the restaurant was empty and the food and check took forever. Very bad experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

High end restaurant with high prices for good food. But don't get seated in the back part of the restaurant because that's where the families with kids are seated. It is like being in a "Chucky Cheese"

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

$200 spent for a cold dinner.
Ignored by servers and the helpers, placed in a room obviously not in servers section.
Waste of money and time.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Overall, everything was great. Was surprised that server removed unfinished bread without asking, but other than that, food and service was great. A little too noisy to carry on a conversation without raising voices...maybe lowering music a tad would habe been helpful. Nice restaurant. Close to all the hotels and convention center.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Overall a really great dining experience. The restaurant is a little dark and surprisingly noisy. Wait staff was first rate; the food was excellent but overall value made it seem a little pricey. The food was genuinely, not like a nouvelle cuisine, just well executed, solid steakhouse fare. This was Christmas dinner as we were far from home; in a week of restaurants it was a comfort to find a nice, normal meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

We went to Morton’s on Xmas Day, the waiters were exceptional. The steak just melted in your mouth, food quality perfect just wish I had been able to finish it :-)

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

2nd year having Christmas eve dinner at Mortons! will definitely keep it going next year as they do not disappoint! Great service, great food!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Well it was a Christmas dining occasion so I do make allowances but certain things left me decidedly let down. First, we had the filet mignon and it came very rare for two of the 4 of us when we asked for medium. Ok this happens. I alone asked for side of spinach. I got a bowl of spinach enough for 6 people and it wasn't good. Baked potatoes were on a seperate plate sliced in half leaving our steaks looking lonely being the only item on the plates. I had to ask for sour cream, butter & bacon a second time. Why not leave some on the table when 4 people had the same baked potatoes? The carrot cake was way too large a piece, with much too much icing. However, it was enough to take home. I just felt the experience was odd and would not choose or recommend this restaurant again. Hope this helps.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Awesome dining experience!
Best steak in town.
lava cake is a must!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Made a reservation was seated right away. Water glass was always full. Food was delicious and came in a great time. Waiters were polite and to the point. I had a great night. The valet cost was already on the check. And was cheaper than the ace parking across the street. I would go again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This is a very good place for dinner. They have a great list wine

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had an excellent dinner here in Sunday night. The sommelier gave us a great recommendation on a wine and it was a wonderful to the 34 oz ribeye. Loved the cream corn and cauliflower mash too.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food amazing, the service perfect and the total experience wonderful. The Gaslamp setting has a great vibe as you pass through the door Morton’s has a hip, upscale ambiance! I look forward to our return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Todo delicioso, como siempre, el
Porterhouse nos encanta

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 25, 2017

When the waiter tries too hard, and the filet mignon tastes like it was made by an apprentice, you know that you'll still go to Morton's in San Diego once in a while, but it will never be on your list of recommendations to friends anymore, because Morton's has the potential to embarrass yourself when you endorse it.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Simply the best as always.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Very pricey, but service and food were terrific. Definitely a special occasion type of restaurant, not a routine or regular place to go - far too costly

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent, as always. One of our steaks came in rare, as opposed to medium, and was immediately taken to cook to perfection, no hassles. The rest was perfect, including food and service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Took some guest to this Morton’s as it was their 1st Morton’s experience, they were blown away with the menu, service and food. The staff went over and above to make sure it was a memorable time for them. The food was great and cooked to perfection, highly recommend the Mac n cheese with bacon and jalapeño peppers , cooked “crisp”.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I've been dining with Morton's Steakhouse for over 30 years and this was the first time I had a bad experience. My server was very condescending, repeating back our order of Shrimp Alexander as "Scrimps". I ordered a 6oz filet with black truffle butter and my steak arrived overcooked. I sent it back and the same filet was presented to me sliced. There were issues with my bill. There were items on my bill that were not ordered at my table. The bill had to be edited 3 times. We were celebrating my daughters 23rd birthday and I'm happy that she and my guest enjoyed the occasion despite the many issues.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This was with my boyfriend’s birthday and had his 14 yr old daughter with us for a 7:15. We were on time and were seated next to a 4 top with a particularly over served patron from the East Coast. Basically, loud, obnoxious, in your face drunk f bomb dropping. Our female server, Heather , moved us away after noticing distress but only to another table in the center of the room. Ordered , the salads were pretty awful and uninspired and not chilled at all. The male server, (a young man who said he was from Missouri)was over talkative then downright lascivious with a remark directed towards first the 14 yr old then me a bit later. Highly questionable material for a fine dining establishment and the girls father was having a tough time not jumping up and confronting the jerk. And on his BIRTHDAY? The clincher was the Food was only so so and we will not be returning.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great restaurant with great food. Wine selection is amazing and the wait staff is very attentive and knowledgeable. My better half ordered the 6oz. Filet combo. She loved every aspect of the meal. I opted for the Wagyu and was very disappointed.

My girlfriend and I compared the filet to the wagyu. The filet was far and above more tender and better tasting than the wagyu. For the exorbitant cost off the steak, I expected to be amazed. Don't get me wrong, it was good, but nowhere newer the quality of their filet.

The escargot and potatoes au gratin were delicious! Again, love it, just avoid unnecessary expense of the wagyu.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 15, 2017

We had a great night, with excellent service and food!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent meal and service!
Thank you for making our anniversary so special!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Took a friend here for his birthday and he is very picky since he has owned several restaurants. He was totally satisfied! Front desk staff were great and our waiter, Ryan, was outstanding. Food was great too! Very pleasant experience all way round.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We’ve eaten in Hawaii several times. The food not as fresh here.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Another great meal at Morton's! Bone in filet was to die for!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Steaks were good, but i expected them to be great, this is a steak house after all. Potatoes "au gratin" were chunks of potatoes and ordinary cheese - expected something classier. a side of mushrooms was the size of my head. why can't they do side dishes that are actually a normal person size?
Service was very attentive. unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a table in the restaurant that doesn't have a view of a TV. not sure why in a high end restaurant there needs to be TVs in every corner of the bars (which are visible to everyone). of the many other excellent restaurants in san diego i would skip this one.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent ad usual Tim & Josh superb
Our waiter Robert top notch.
Food excellent!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I enjoyed my meal at Morton's Restaurant. the restaurant is very consistent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were treated like royalty! Everything was wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Mortons is always a go to option in any city. Steak was as always phenomenal. The sides were undercooked( sprouts) and had little flavor ( au gratin ) my thought was the kitchen was rushed given the crowd. Wine list was varied and our selection wonderful and the service was impeccable as always. Highly recommend.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I've been to several high end steakhouses and I was a little disappointed in the quality/flavor/creativeness of the food here. For the price, I feel it should have been better. I was also served a different steak/cut than what I ordered. Capitol Grille is a lot better. Ruth's Chris is better. Manny's in Minneapolis blows it out of the water.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Service was the worst ever at Mortons. Food was cold and took forever to be served.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

First time at Morton's. Thought we'd take advantage of the 2017 San Diego Restaurant Week value. $50 we had choice of a starter, main course, & desert. We were warmly greeted & they knew we were celebrating an anniversary. Our menus had a special Happy Anniversary greeting. We did get waters from the busboy but it took time for our server to greet us at the table, bring our drink order & the Restaurant Week Menu. The food had a nice presentation & was served hot. We had steak & pork chop with salads. At the end of the meal they brought us a special anniversary desert of a hot chocolate cake w/candle. We were pleased.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Let me start by saying that I used to be a regular at Morton’s ‘s when I lived in Charlotte, NC (dining there at least once a month). This is until I noticed a decline in the food quality and service. This was years ago, so I decided to give Morton’s another shot in San Diego. It’s Restaurant Week and I figured I could bring my girlfriend there and try their featured menu for Restaurant Week. Everything went fine in terms of the initial seating. However, we sat at our table for at least 10-15 minutes before anyone even came with waters. Our server then appeared and asked for our drink orders. It was at this time that I asked for their Restaurant Week menu. Our server said “Sure, let me grab those for you as we only give them out by request”. We then waited another 10 minutes with no menus. My drink finally arrived at which point I asked for the Restaurant Week menus again. Our server finally brought the menus and, to be honest, it almost felt like he was A) initially trying to deter us from taking advantage of the special menu and B) looking down on us for even requesting it. The rest of the service experience was fine, but this is where the complaint with the food comes in. Everything was bland and luke warm at best. I’ve had better steaks at my own home and believe me when I say I know what a steak should taste like at a restaurant of this caliber and price. My girlfriend’s pasta dish had literally no seasoning and our vegetable sides were all bland, cold, and undercooked. The only good part of the meal was the desserts. We had key lime pie and cheese cake. So, overall I was very disappointed in Morton’s. They definitely gave me no reason to want to come back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Service was great. Food was delicious. Will definitely come back again.

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