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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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4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
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Good for Birthdays (25)
Romantic (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Business Meals (15)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Cozy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Authentic (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Casual (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

It’s pretty loud inside for a fine dining experience. Our potatoes were really bland. I expected the steak to taste like a$50 steak instead of something I could have made at home. I’m personally underwhelmed and will see myself doing Donovan’s or Ruth Chris over Morton’s.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Great only if you can afford it. This was Valentine's day so worth every dollar

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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·Dined 4 days ago

We, celebrated our 25th. Anniv. Food,service and ambience were fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

Out of town on business and decide to have dinner on Valentine’s Day

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·Dined 4 days ago

Overall, the experience was somewhat underwhelming. Likely won’t go back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day Morton’s was very nice.
They did a nice job.
Every table was in use.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Our server was amazing in her thorough knowledge of all foods and their preparation and ingredients. Her familiarity with special items like the 10oz New York, which I ordered was to her credit. Only the baked potato, which I and a guest shared seemed to be a bit dry.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Food here is always excellent one of our favorite steak places to eat. Our server Barry is quite tenacious and tentative. He made our dinner more vivacious.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Live Sports, Authentic, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I went with a couple of friends for a birthday celebration. Unfortunately, the service was poor. We had to remind the waiter we were supposed to get bread at the table, twice we had to remind him we ordered Pellegrino water, and the manager had to clear the appetizer plates from the table because they sat there so long. It's not like they were super busy, either.
The consensus was the food was decent, but not great. For the price, we expected better. My escargot appetizer was only fair; I've had better, I've had worse. The 6 oz filet was cooked just as requested. The bacon-wrapped scallops were delicious. Gordon Ramsay would say they were overcooked, but I like them that way. The birthday boy received very tasty dessert. Since we didn't order it, we were surprised it showed up on the bill.
Overall, the experience was nice, but could have used better service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was delicious! But food took a while to get to the table. Service was good but not supreme like at the grove but the food was amazing!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We were celebrating half way through a 28-Day Arbonne Cleanse. The waiter and chefs were very understanding of our strong preference for an "Arbonne Clean Meal" by changing certain dressings and omitting particular ingredients when possible.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I'm a vegetarian, but my wife LOVED her steak. I enjoyed the sides; especially the sour cream mashed potatoes. The service was GREAT!! It was worth the price.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Super slow service. We arrived at 7pm and we got dinner at 8:30pm. Food was great.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Once we asked for the restaurant week menu, the waiter ignored our table. Water was only filled once. I had to go to the bar to get ice and more water. Steak was bland. The cheesecake was good. Wouldn’t come back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Special thanks to Tim (manager) for accommodating us. We were unable to get the ideal time slot through the website or third party site and I called and he made it happen. Tim saved the night as I had waited too long to make reservations and we had a concert immediately following dinner. Amazing dinner and our waitress Jennifer was attentive and helpful with her suggestions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Had to wait 30 minutes for our table

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Should have seen the red flag at the hostess station when we waited 10 min to talk to the hostess. It was empty with only 1 couple in front of us. Finally got seated and ordered. Salad was fine, but ordered lemons with it and they arrived once the salad was finished. When the food arrived it was luke warm and had to send it back to get warmed up. Ordered espresso and when it came, 10 min after I ordered it, and 2 reminders to the server, had no spoon to stir it. Manager apologized, bought me a port, but wouldn't go back. Excuse was understaffed on Friday. If you look at Open Table, it has graphed the busy times and days of the week, which Friday at 7:30 was the busiest, but the Manager didn't know that????? Come on man, wake up!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food service was great with our waiter Robert but the bartenders ignored us and when we finally ask to order a drink and they just said it'll be a minute! Really! So we left! Awful bartenders! And it wasn't even busy at the bar!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Loved it, just wish it he better lighting. It’s so dim

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We love Morton’s. The staff are the best as is the service. The bar tending crew is awesome. And Tim and Josh hold it all together.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Highly recommend Morton's San Diego. I have dined before at their Chicago location and both the Chicago and San Diego location offer excellent selections and outstanding service.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We love coming to Morton´s because of the quality of their food and service. The only thing is that although our waiter was very nice and attentive, the service was a little to slow.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We went to Morton's and as usual it did not disappoint. The meal was delicious, and the key lime pie was on point! The consistency of the experience is refreshing and I'm looking forward to the next time I dine with them.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We greatly enjoyed spending our anniversary there. Food was excellent as well as the drinks and service. Thank you and see you again soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great steaks like at every Morton’s .. wine was fantastic but on the expensive side .. Old Fashions not worth the try ..

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Wait Staff was on top of their Game w/o interruption & Excellent service. They were always there when you needed them! A superb Quality environment for family & friends! Loved it & I couldn't have asked for Better dinning experience! Thank You!............Daryl Kirby

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Disabled Access, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We love going to Morton’s because they always make us feel special. And the steaks are premium cuts and lava cake is so delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The food and service were excellent. We had a very good time and we will return. The only negative was the "ambience" lighting. It is too dark to read the menu. A little more light would be so much better.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great Cajun rib eye steak and sauteed spinach with mushrooms. The waiter was great. The atmosphere is OK. All Morton's are dark. Not many booths in this one.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This was to be a special night out. We were warmly greeted but the evening went downhill from there. Our server was attending to a large party across the room so very difficult to get her attention. My steak was undercooked and we had to flag down another server who immediately returned my steak to the kitchen. Unfortunately, it was no more cooked when it was returned to me. The rest of the meal was "ok". Very disappointing for a $300 evening.

We had many choices of places to dine that evening. I'm sorry I chose this one.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Family time

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 5, 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 4, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on January 2, 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 December 31, 2017

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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 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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