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Morton's - The Steakhouse

#143 of 4,161 Restaurants in San Diego
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Downtown
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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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday Celebration

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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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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131 reviews 131 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Steak was tasty and tender. Not worth 50 bucks. The rest of the meal was ok. You can get the same for much less at other places

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California City, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I would like to say , this restaurant deserves my thumbs up!!, perfect service, we have Steven our waiter, I love his accent, apart of that he at all the time was providing good service to us , was a really busy night , last day of the year, I ordered the special for that night, fillet, lobster tail and... More 

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San Diego, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I'm always so happy to be at Morton's San Diego, Chicago in bone style ribeye, best service and super wow !!!! New York Cheese cake is my fave👏👏

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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