Morton's is a classic steakhouse that originated with Arnie Morton and Klaus Fritsch's first restaurant in 1978 in Chicago. Today, the Morton's restaurant chain has more than 75 restaurants nationwide, but you'd never know it by walking into Morton's in Las Vegas.
Just east of the Las Vegas Strip on Flamingo Road, Morton's Las Vegas delivers excellent service, classic steakhouse fare and alluring Chicago-steakhouse ambiance.
For those dining at Morton's for the first time, the restaurant, though a chain, doesn't feel that way. Though their commitment to consistency and service is high, there is a comfortable feeling you get when walking into Morton's Las Vegas -- as though Morton's is an old neighborhood restaurant.
The restaurant features traditional steakhouse fare. However, instead of being presented with a menu, your waiter first rolls a cart to your table. As part of the visual presentation, a server takes you through several trays of fresh seafood like live lobster and a platter of cut steaks. Don't worry though, if you can't remember the whole presentation, there are cheat sheets (paper menus) that the waiter hands to you at the end.
For starters, try an ahi tuna tower with avocado, pico de gallo and wonton chips. Another standout is the prosciutto wrapped mozzarella -- fresh cheese, watercress salad and balsamic glaze wrapped in a crispy piece of prosciutto.
Salads are traditional, with classics like Caesar salad, a chopped salad and sliced beefsteak tomato.
As a main course, there's no better way to enjoy dinner than with a steak. The cut of beef you chose from the large silver tray is perfectly seared and served at the temperature of your choice. The bone-in filet mignon is tender and delicious. Other cuts of beef include a large Porterhouse, Chicago-style bone-in ribeye and New York Strip. All steaks can be upgraded with toppings like bourbon sauce au poivre, blue cheese butter, foie gras congnac butter and black truffle butter.
Aside from the beef, Morton's offers poultry and a large selection of seafood including honey-chili glazed salmon, shrimp Alexander, Chilean sea bass, Alaskan king crab legs and more.
A word to the wise, save room for desserts like cheesecake and key lime pie.
Morton's offers diners a great place to celebrate a birthday or a wedding with their private dining facilities -- or a quiet dinner for two. It's no wonder Morton's has stood the test of time in Las Vegas.