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Morton's - The Steakhouse

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285 J St, San Diego, CA 92101 (2nd & 3rd Streets)
Trolley stop
619-696-3369
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Morton's The Steakhouse, the nation's premier steakhouse group...
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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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great

we have had a seafood platter and porterhouse steak. Nice indeed. The dining room could be a bit more cosy, the bar is great, too. Will come again

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Holzkirchen, Germany
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Holzkirchen, Germany
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

we have had a seafood platter and porterhouse steak. Nice indeed. The dining room could be a bit more cosy, the bar is great, too. Will come again

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Ottawa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We visited Morton's with clients while in San Diego for a conference. The location is extremely convenient to the convention centre and the principal hotels, is quiet and has impeccable service. Our group ended up being slightly smaller than anticipated and the staff cheerfully reorganized the table to make it more conducive for conversation. A very dependable choice and one... More 

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Jamestown, New York
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156 reviews 156 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

As with all Morton's it's about the steaks. I was there with several others for a business meeting/dinner. This is not a place you can afford as a hangout unless to have a thick wallet. Our dinner started with appetizers and then we picked out some steaks. By the time our food arrived we were ready. We selected a couple... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My first trip was Saturday, March 21 my birthday. The service was very nice, but my food was great!!! I had the 8 oz filet mignon & my husband had the 16 oz Cajun steak. Our food was tender and awesome. I will be going back soon, but closer to Los Angeles.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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148 reviews 148 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I can't say enough about this place. Excellent food. Excellent staff. From start to finish you will be challenged to find another steakhouse this great. My personal favorite is the Cajun Ribeye - simple perfection. The restaurant is located in the Gas Lamp District and easy walking distance from most locations in the area. Will definitely return!!

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San Diego, California, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The food is what you would expect from a high-end steak house. Yes the prices are expensive, but the quality is outstanding. The service was extraordinary when we were there on a Thursday night. Hostess was great, manager stopped by and was great, our server Dana was exceptional. Worth it.

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I booked a table here for my wife's birthday. First and foremost I received a call from them asking my wife's name so they could print custom menus to celebrate my wife's birthday. From the moment we walked in the door we were treated as though we were the most important people there. Our waiter was amazing as well, gave... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I've tried pretty much all the major steakhouse in SD. Donovan's, Fleming's, Ruth's Chris. This is still the best one. So much so I usually go here at least once a month with my wife. the service is always excellent and the meals are incredible. I have never had a bad experience at this location. Even when I bring my... More 

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Tijuana, Mexico
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95 reviews 95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Great steak place in town. In the top 3 . I will let you fill in the other 2. Classy digs with a great atmosphere. Much livelier than other 2. Shrimp cocktail is u-10 size. That's big. Dinosaur cut (double T bone) is massive. NY & Fmignon are my choice.

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San Diego
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My wife and I decided years ago that instead of buying gifts for each other on our anniversary we would enjoy a nice steakhouse. We tried several in the area and found Morton's to be the best. Here is why: Each year we receive a menu with our names printed on them and Happy Anniversary. They take our picture and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 285 J St, San Diego, CA 92101
    (2nd & 3rd Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Trolley stop
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619-696-3369

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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