About Morton's The Steakhouse - Houston - Downtown

1001 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77002
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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.

Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lounge (Bar 12-21): Daily at 4:00pm

Dining Room:
Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Fannin Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 659-3700

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!

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Morton's in Houston (Downtown) 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/houstondowntown

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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 - Houston - Downtown Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.1

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4.3

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

special occasion (53)
romantic (36)
great for lunch (34)
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good for groups (31)
notable wine list (27)
fit for foodies (14)
vibrant bar scene (10)
hot spot (6)
neighborhood gem (5)
great for brunch (2)
late-night find (2)
kid-friendly (1)
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Great lunch spot -Administrative Professionals Day

Dined 6 days ago

Our group of 7 had a wonderful luncheon to celebrate the Administrative Professionals in our office. Our table was ready on time and the service was very attentive. My staff really felt special, and the food was delicious. This isn't a "gourmet" spot but rather a perfect place for a good piece of meat in a little more fancy surroundings. They do all of the classics really well, and that's fine when you have a very diverse group of people to please. I will come back!

Tags: special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Excellent for Lunch

Dined on April 7, 2016

Good location for downtown business lunch! Prompt service to accommodate the business people. Very good choices for lunch.

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great dining option when downtown

Dined on March 27, 2016

I have been in Houston on a contract for two months, this has become a go to when ready to have a good meal. The wedge salad is amazing, as the onion soup. Enjoyed the steak and lobster special and it was great, not huge portion but a very fair price and combined with soup or salad absolutely the right amount. This Morton's is better than others I have been to. Their happy hour menu is wonderful if looking for a great snack or with friends or coworkers who want to sample the many selections.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service4
value2

Pricey, But Worth It

Dined on March 26, 2016

Fabulous meal. Porterhouse for Two was $117 but a beautiful cut of beef. Paired with Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Lyonnaise Potatoes as sides was a perfectly sized meal - with the leftovers it fed two people for two more meals as well! Enjoyed the Carrot Cake for dessert, and with a bottle of wine the bill came to over $300 with gratuity. A wonderful place for a romantic celebration as long as your budget can allow it...

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent food and service as always.

Dined on March 22, 2016

Super! Service was excellent and the food great. Exceptional all round.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Morton's exceeded expectations

Dined on March 12, 2016

Morton's really tried to make sure that my wife and I were enjoying our night. The service was great and even took pictures for us to capture the night.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service2
value2

Recommended? Perhaps

Dined on March 12, 2016

I tend to be a service snob rather than a food snob. Of primary importance to me is the place setting being done correctly. "Would you recommend Morton's The Steakhouse - Houston - Downtown to a friend?" I checked yes because the food is indeed good; however, the place setting was not done correctly. Additionally, the waitress was bold enough to change my place setting after I corrected it. This, in turn, reduced my tip to the minimum I give at such locales: 10%.

Tags: special occasion
food2
ambience3
service1

Service was extremely slow ...2 hours... ...

Dined on March 7, 2016

Service was extremely slow ...2 hours... Steaks were very rare. Other friends said the same thing. They had $200 taken off bill. We had apps and dessert removed. Not a great experience.

food4
ambience3
service3

A convenient location for an expense acc ...

vip
Dined on February 25, 2016

A convenient location for an expense account lunch. Waiters need to focus on getting the bill promptly so patrons can leave when pressed for time.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fabulous

Dined on February 20, 2016

Food, ambience, everything was amazing. I could not fault a thing.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Last time I wen there I left a bit unsat ...

Dined on February 19, 2016

Last time I wen there I left a bit unsatisfied with the service as I thought the server was full of himself and it was not good value for me... I was reluctant to return but tried it again on Friday and was quite pleased. Excellent service, excellent food, easy to book on-line and an excellent environment for good conversation.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service4

Great food and friendly service

Dined on February 15, 2016

Great food and friendly service

food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Valentine Date Night

Dined on February 14, 2016

Visited for Valentine's dinner. Although it was a busy night, we still were seated within a few minutes of our reservation time. Food was excellent. Not too noisy. Pace between courses was timed perfect. Would definitely dine there again.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
food3
ambience2
service2

steaks were cooked well and tasted good. ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

steaks were cooked well and tasted good. sides were nothing special. it was a busy holiday weekend so service wasn't superb but our waiter tried his best. did not care for the tiny table top that spun when trying to cut my steak. needless to say while it wasn't the worst experience I've had for the price I paid I would have picked somewhere else if I had to do the night over.

food1
ambience3
service4
value1

Horrible Valentines

Dined on February 14, 2016

My wife and I left our home in spring cause everyone said the downtown Mortons was the best. They were absolutely wrong !! My steak was under cooked then returned over cooked almost charcol. We saw the manager apologize to a customer about a gift card mixup but not once came and asked how was our meal . Frederico our waited and the dessert were the 2 best things about that night.

Tags: notable wine list
food3
ambience5
service2
value3

Not impressed.

Dined on February 13, 2016

Our waiter seemed uninterested the whole time. Steak was ok but I feel like I got a bad cut since it was about 20% fat ($58). I don't think we'll be back.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience3
service2
value3

Usually good, but not this time

Dined on February 11, 2016

I enjoy dining here for lunch. However, it seems that they were not ready for a crowd on the first day of NAPE. Food was ok, service was dismal. Missing items from the order, never saw our server after the order was placed. Late check.

Tags: great for brunch
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

Disappointed in the hash browns

Dined on February 1, 2016

I bragged to my girlfriends how delicious Morton's hash browns are...last night we had a 8:45 p.m. Reservation. When we arrived there were two people dining. We thought for sure everything would be perfect since the restaurant was empty! There were three of us - we each ordered a steak and one side item. I ordered the hash browns since it was the reason we chose Morton'. The hash browns were not crispy - instead they just feel apart when the fork touched them! So disappointed! Had my boy been there he would have sent them back!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing!!!

Dined on January 31, 2016

My husband and I visited for our anniversary. I made last minute reservations and they had us set up in a very nice corner booth with anniversary menus whenever we arrived! The food was amazing, both the steaks and the Au Gratin potatoes. Our waiter was stupendous and even took a complimentary photo for our special occasion. We ordered the New York cheesecake for dessert, which came with caramelized sugar and was out of this world!! After enjoying every minute, we were informed that the dessert was on the house! I will recommend to anyone wanting an out of this world meal with excellent service!

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Extraordinary Food and Service

Dined on January 30, 2016

We have had the pleasure of dining at Morton's many times and working with their staff for intimate dinners and private group dining; and I must say their level of service has always been extraordinarily consistent. They pay attention to every detail for our private dinning experiences. The food is delicious, properly prepared and served with pride. We highly recommend Morton's Downtown Houston.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Another Good Meal

Dined on January 23, 2016

Have been to the Mortons Downtown location numerous times. Although pricey, the food is always consistent and the service is always outstanding. Being a steak guy, I'm pretty hard to please, but they always manage to do so. Table portioned sides are pretty awesome as well. Hate Brussel Sprouts, but I eat them here! Mac & Cheese is something special as well. Finally, although pricey, the wine list is deep enough that you are sure to find something you will enjoy. If not, try the cocktails. Had a Side Car that was pretty darn good.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food2
ambience2
service1
value1

Lunch Disappointment

Dined on January 19, 2016

Service was slow and inattentive. No refills on ice tea.

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Reliable client lunch spot

Dined on January 18, 2016

As with other visits, this was a solid dining experience. Large lunch menu which is nice. Homemade chips and dip were delicious! The filet was average- at $42 for a lunch cut with no sides, I find it a bit overpriced.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Evening Dining Downtown

Dined on January 17, 2016

Excellent steaks and side dishes. A little bit pricy for most but the food and service offset that.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service2
value1

Great food, Expensive, Mediocre service

Dined on January 10, 2016

I expected the price to be high, and the food to be excellent which they both were. My wife is pregnant and also we don't drink so when we both said we were fine with water the server made an obvious unhappy face. It also took quite a while for the server to actually take our order and after the meal came he was nowhere to be found for refills on our waters. The food was amazing though.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Trusted

Dined on January 10, 2016

I have always enjoyed my dining experience's at the many Landry's properties.

Tags: special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Started the New Year with Morton's with ...

Dined on January 2, 2016

Started the New Year with Morton's with my wife. Service was excellent , food was outstanding, and romantic. Will definite be back again. Thank you Morton's

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Repeat visit.

Dined on January 1, 2016

My wife's birthday is on New Year's Eve and our celebration was so special. We celebrated there last year and will be back next year.

Tags: romantic, special occasion
food2
ambience2
service3
value2

Disappointing

Dined on December 30, 2015

First off, I have dined at all the Prime Steakhouses in Houston and am accustomed to a quality piece of beef cooked right. This was my first experience with Morton's. The steak ordered was a lunch ribeye cooked MR. Steak came out Rare with no evidence of grill marks. Landry's owns Morton's as well as Saltgrass. The chefs should take a lesson from the head griller at Salt Grass. Saltgrass has a fantastic lunch ribeye. The remainder of the order was incorrect as well as the salad being delivered when the steaks arrived. Server was very nice, but not on top of her orders. We were only one of four tables in the restaurant at the time. Morton's needs to reexamine their approach.

Tags: vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

First-class all the way! Fit for King and Queen

Dined on December 26, 2015

...and all of our subjects! Wanted a special fine dining experience for my family's Christmas dinner and Morton's exceeded my refined expectations. I travel about 300K miles annually, dine frequently in fine establishments around the country, including every top steakhouse in Houston, and had my expectations set accordingly for this "chain" establishment, comparing it to their sister property in the Galleria which is fine, but not mind-blowing. Boy was I unprepared for this experience! The service was exquisite, the ambience was modern and transformative, and the food was over the top in preparation, presentation, and flavour. Perfectly executed dining experience by a team of professionals. This was old school Chicago Morton's at it's finest..on par with Vic & Anthony's. One of my most memorable lifetime meals ever!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Amazing time

Dined on December 24, 2015

We had a wonderful time. The food was amazing, the service was great and the restaurant is beautiful. We will definitely be back.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service4
value3

Must have been a bad night...

Dined on December 19, 2015

Generally a good steakhouse for a special occasion, but I think I caught them on a bad night. I've eaten at other Mortons locations, and the food was just not quite up to the standard I have seen previously. Quality was there, but items were cold, and the steak was slightly overcooked.

Tags: special occasion
food3
ambience1
service1
value1

Horrible service. The waitress came by n ...

vip
Dined on December 16, 2015

Horrible service. The waitress came by no more than four times including taking our order, bringing our food, and bringing the check. The food came out over an hour late while other tables were being served in a timely fashion. My clients got up and left during the meal becuase it took so long. Nobody came by to even apologize for the horrible service.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome!

Dined on December 16, 2015

This was my first visit to this restaurant, Morton Steak House in Downtown Houston. I took one of my team members out for her year long support with our numerous projects this year. She loved, I loved it and we'll be back. The whole experience was exceptional!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food2
ambience2
service1

Slow and Boring

vip
Dined on December 13, 2015

First time to Morton's... Service was very slow. Spent 2 hours and 45 min dining for two, seating was VERY uncomfortable and food was boring. I expect much more from high-end restaurants...Last time to Morton's.

food2
ambience3
service1

It was a very special occasion celebrati ...

vip
Dined on December 13, 2015

It was a very special occasion celebrating birthdays. It was a disaster! The waiter, Jorge, gave very poor service. We had to flag him down for everything; drink orders, silverware, butter plates, to order, refills, etc. you expect more from a steakhouse such as Mortons. The food was mediocre and it took 2 1/2 hours. We will never go back to this location.

food5
ambience4
service4

Great food, great service, a bit cold.

Dined on December 11, 2015

I visited Morton's on a Friday at lunch. For lunch, it was a bit slower than I would prefer, so expect to spend some time there (45-60 minutes), but this is probably standard for this quality of food, which was excellent, though priced accordingly. Also, leading into the holiday season on a Friday, I expect they were a bit more crowded than normal, which may have slowed operations down. The only real complaint was that I was under an air conditioning vent, so it was pretty chilly.

food1
ambience5
service5

mediocre steak spot

Dined on November 18, 2015

For a downtown steak lunch it suffices, but I would not come here for anything besides a work lunch for clients or group lunch for team building. For steaks in Houston this doesn't come close to the top 10 and for the price point it needs to up its game. Cocktails were fine, but nothing remarkable. The lobster bisque, usually pretty good, was so spicy it was almost inedible. Service was great, hence the higher score.

food3
ambience4
service2

Unimpressed

vip
Dined on November 17, 2015

The service was sub par and the food was cold. Will not be back.

food5
ambience5
service5

Great place to impress a friend or client

Dined on November 6, 2015

This visit I brought a co-worker/friend for lunch at Mortons and she loved the view, the atmosphere, the decor, the friendly wait staff, watching the chefs prepare dishes, everything about Mortons. She suggested we come on evening when we get off work for a cocktail and to see how it is at night. Great suggestion! Can't wait!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list

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