Morton's The Steakhouse

★★★☆☆
  • 177 Park Avenue Suite 100

    San Jose, CA 95113

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  • 408-947-7000

About Morton's The Steakhouse

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  • Restaurants
  • Traditional American Restaurants
  • Family Style Dining
  • Steakhouse Restaurants
Details
  • $$$$
Hours
M-Th 4pm-10pm, F-Sa 4pm-11pm, Su 4pm-10pm
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I am going to answer the sample questions given:1.What did you purchase from Morton's The Steakhouse? "I had the small cut filet mignon and green beans, a glass of wine, and cheesecake and creme brulee."2.How would you describe your personal experience? "It was ok. I don't need to shake my waiter's hand as he is my server, not my friend. That was odd to me. Also, I could really do without seeing Lobster flailing on the cart. Some might like to see their food die, but I don't care to."3.Are they a good deal? Why? "The food was expensive, but good. I don't know that I would call it a good deal. Maybe it would help if they validated parking. Spend $250 on dinner you should be able to get free parking. Just saying."4.Would you recommend them? "Yeah, for special occasions and if you have the money. They seem to treat special occasions really special. And also I think they do have specials at the bar (burgers and stuff), but I am not familiar with those."5.What tips would you give other customers? "Prepare to spend a lot and eat a lot."

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★★★★☆

I am going to answer the sample questions given:1.What did you purchase from Morton's The Steakhouse? "I had the small cut filet mignon and green beans, a glass of wine, and cheesecake and creme brulee."2.How would you describe your personal experience? "It was ok. I don't need to shake my waiter's hand as he is my server, not my friend. That was odd to me. Also, I could really do without seeing Lobster flailing on the cart. Some might like to see their food die, but I don't care to."3.Are they a good deal? Why? "The food was expensive, but good. I don't know that I would call it a good deal. Maybe it would help if they validated parking. Spend $250 on dinner you should be able to get free parking. Just saying."4.Would you recommend them? "Yeah, for special occasions and if you have the money. They seem to treat special occasions really special. And also I think they do have specials at the bar (burgers and stuff), but I am not familiar with those."5.What tips would you give other customers? "Prepare to spend a lot and eat a lot."

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When in the Bay Area, I almost exclusively dine on seafood or sushi. But this night we had a carnivor in our party who didn't care for the fruits of the sea. So we walked a couple of blocks from our hotel to Mortons.

Convenient to downtown San Jose, this outlet of the Morton's chain was a pleasant surprise. We attended on an evening where things were slower. The service was good but the steak was outstanding. I have visited many of the top steakhouses in New York, Chicago and Dallas and am usually disappointed by the price performance. But to my surprise, I was served a New York strip that was so tender, juicy and tasty, that I would have thought it had been chemically treated. But it wasn't. It was pure prime steak. The service was good and the menu variety was substantial. They showed us a 3 pound live lobster that was available for $89. The only detracter, is the price. Like most good chop houses, Morton's in San Jose is no bargain. But the price performance for their New York strip that night was superior. I'll be back.

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★★★★☆

When in the Bay Area, I almost exclusively dine on seafood or sushi. But this night we had a carnivor in our party who didn't care for the fruits of the sea. So we walked a couple of blocks from our hotel to Mortons.

Convenient to downtown San Jose, this outlet of the Morton's chain was a pleasant surprise. We attended on an evening where things were slower. The service was good but the steak was outstanding. I have visited many of the top steakhouses in New York, Chicago and Dallas and am usually disappointed by the price performance. But to my surprise, I was served a New York strip that was so tender, juicy and tasty, that I would have thought it had been chemically treated. But it wasn't. It was pure prime steak. The service was good and the menu variety was substantial. They showed us a 3 pound live lobster that was available for $89. The only detracter, is the price. Like most good chop houses, Morton's in San Jose is no bargain. But the price performance for their New York strip that night was superior. I'll be back.

Pros: Outstanding Steaks, Good Service, Nice Ambiance

Cons: Expensive

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I absolutely LOVE this place. The steak was so tender and cooked just the way I asked for it. I had the Filet. Everything is alacarte but who cares it is all soooo good!

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★★★★★

I absolutely LOVE this place. The steak was so tender and cooked just the way I asked for it. I had the Filet. Everything is alacarte but who cares it is all soooo good!

Pros: They have specials every now and then 2 dinners $99

Cons: Everything is alacarte

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I was there twice now and I always enjoyed it a lot. The ambience is very nice but dark. (In my case: I like that). The hostess welcomes you very friendly and also the other waiters are very helpful and friendly (and funny!!)
And of course you can enjoy the food there - it's delicious! Just make sure how you like your steak. I ordered it medium and it was a little bit too soft for me (little chewish).
But also the desert was excellent and we also got a digestiv for free!
The only thing is that it is very expensive - but worth it!

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★★★★★

I was there twice now and I always enjoyed it a lot. The ambience is very nice but dark. (In my case: I like that). The hostess welcomes you very friendly and also the other waiters are very helpful and friendly (and funny!!)
And of course you can enjoy the food there - it's delicious! Just make sure how you like your steak. I ordered it medium and it was a little bit too soft for me (little chewish).
But also the desert was excellent and we also got a digestiv for free!
The only thing is that it is very expensive - but worth it!

Pros: food, service

Cons: expensive - but worth it!

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We get there, Valet is only $6 which is cheaper than the garage, so that was nice. we were seated near the kitchen, overall i thought the restaurant was too lound and not intimate. Bus boys and waiters bumped my chair 5 times and never apologized. I would not order the scallop appetizer again it was nothing special and only 3 small scallops. the oysters rockefeller were great but again only 4 oysters. I had the lamb chops which were perfect, my bf had the ribeye again very good. the potatoes lyonaise and the asparagus were nothing special. Souffle was yummy. Overall I thought it didn't add up to the caliber of restaurant it is supposed to be.

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★★★☆☆

We get there, Valet is only $6 which is cheaper than the garage, so that was nice. we were seated near the kitchen, overall i thought the restaurant was too lound and not intimate. Bus boys and waiters bumped my chair 5 times and never apologized. I would not order the scallop appetizer again it was nothing special and only 3 small scallops. the oysters rockefeller were great but again only 4 oysters. I had the lamb chops which were perfect, my bf had the ribeye again very good. the potatoes lyonaise and the asparagus were nothing special. Souffle was yummy. Overall I thought it didn't add up to the caliber of restaurant it is supposed to be.

Pros: steak and lamb chop were amazing

Cons: loud, not intimate

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I decided to try Mortons Steak house in San Jose for my birthday. I was completely dissapointed in almost everything about my visit. The atmoshpere was nice, as well as the bread they served. That is the only positive things i can contribute. Service was very slow and not very good especially with such a large crew working and it was not very busy. When asking questions about the menu we found out that all the fish for the most part is farm raised, and to top it off the crab they have is from a can. I know its speciatly is Steak and not seafood, however we had one person in the group who doesnt eat meat. He ended up only having a green salad, inwhich this was lousy, it was really soggy. The rest of us ordered steak. We all had Filets. When I cut into the steak it was very difficult to cut it into pieces it was very very hard even though I had ordered it medium rare. It was cooked as I requested but for some reason its outer part was like a hard shell. Then the taste was just no good. I ate it only becuase of the price of the meal. We all felt the smae way about the experience and none of us would ever go back or recommend. The Grill and Alexanders are my favorite places for steak.

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★☆☆☆☆

I decided to try Mortons Steak house in San Jose for my birthday. I was completely dissapointed in almost everything about my visit. The atmoshpere was nice, as well as the bread they served. That is the only positive things i can contribute. Service was very slow and not very good especially with such a large crew working and it was not very busy. When asking questions about the menu we found out that all the fish for the most part is farm raised, and to top it off the crab they have is from a can. I know its speciatly is Steak and not seafood, however we had one person in the group who doesnt eat meat. He ended up only having a green salad, inwhich this was lousy, it was really soggy. The rest of us ordered steak. We all had Filets. When I cut into the steak it was very difficult to cut it into pieces it was very very hard even though I had ordered it medium rare. It was cooked as I requested but for some reason its outer part was like a hard shell. Then the taste was just no good. I ate it only becuase of the price of the meal. We all felt the smae way about the experience and none of us would ever go back or recommend. The Grill and Alexanders are my favorite places for steak.

Pros: good bread - sorry thats all i can say!

Cons: almost everything except the bread

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WE LOVE MORTON'S and always go to any MORTON'S in any city we are in because you can count on QUALITY STAFF/QUALITY SERVICE/QUALITY FOOD. This Morton's in San Jose, should not be allowed to be called MORTON'S, it is the only disaponting MORTONS IN OUR EXPERIENCE. The SERVICE was very POOR, starting from the BAR, even with reservations we were kept waiting 25 minutes, as there was only 1 bartender for the customers & staff and the resturant was not full, but the bar was packed. The WAITER who had NO EXPERIENCE, was POORLY TRAINED just made the evening go from BAD TO WORSE. From the time we sat down it took 20 minutes to get the menu/look at the offerings. Water & bread another 15 minutes. Then another 15 minutes until the waiter took the orders. The appetizers were the high point of dinner , EXCELLENT RAW OYSTERS & SHRIMP COCKTAIL. The salad's were Morton's house salad,and good, the other salad's iceberg wedge with blue cheese dressing, had blue cheese but NO DRESSING and no taste. The sides of asparagus were so nearly RAW as to be TOUGH/unedible and the Hollandaise sauce was so boring it was tasteless.The STEAKS arrived for all 4, not MEDIUM AS ORDERED but all undercooked and cold, and after we sat for 1 1/4 HOURS, between the salads and the arrival of the steaks .THE WHOLE DINNER TOOK ABOUT 3 HOURS AND 25 MINTUES and the only COMPETENT STAFF WAS THE VALET PARKING CREW.

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★★☆☆☆

WE LOVE MORTON'S and always go to any MORTON'S in any city we are in because you can count on QUALITY STAFF/QUALITY SERVICE/QUALITY FOOD. This Morton's in San Jose, should not be allowed to be called MORTON'S, it is the only disaponting MORTONS IN OUR EXPERIENCE. The SERVICE was very POOR, starting from the BAR, even with reservations we were kept waiting 25 minutes, as there was only 1 bartender for the customers & staff and the resturant was not full, but the bar was packed. The WAITER who had NO EXPERIENCE, was POORLY TRAINED just made the evening go from BAD TO WORSE. From the time we sat down it took 20 minutes to get the menu/look at the offerings. Water & bread another 15 minutes. Then another 15 minutes until the waiter took the orders. The appetizers were the high point of dinner , EXCELLENT RAW OYSTERS & SHRIMP COCKTAIL. The salad's were Morton's house salad,and good, the other salad's iceberg wedge with blue cheese dressing, had blue cheese but NO DRESSING and no taste. The sides of asparagus were so nearly RAW as to be TOUGH/unedible and the Hollandaise sauce was so boring it was tasteless.The STEAKS arrived for all 4, not MEDIUM AS ORDERED but all undercooked and cold, and after we sat for 1 1/4 HOURS, between the salads and the arrival of the steaks .THE WHOLE DINNER TOOK ABOUT 3 HOURS AND 25 MINTUES and the only COMPETENT STAFF WAS THE VALET PARKING CREW.

Pros: RAW OYSTERS WERE GREAT as was the VALET PARKING

Cons: HORRIBLE SERVICE, WRONG DRINKS, SLOW/SLOW/SLOW and WAY OVERPRICED

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First visit was for my wifes birthday- called ahead, special menu printed up, blah, blah, blah. Arrive at 6:30 and check-in. Receptionist forgot we were there til I checked in again 30m later. Get seated at a booth in a major thoughfare- wait/people bumping into table. Order prime rib- told by waiter that prime rib is sold out
(by 7pm?). Consider making other entree choice but decide to leave. Politely tell waiter that we need bar tab and we are leaving. Manager comes over and informs us they have prime rib for us. We politely decline. Regional manager comes over with manager and offers free desserts if we stay. We decline and leave. One month later I call my Morton's contact in San Francisco and request he make reservation for us in San Jose. He does- we go- spend $250.00- great service/food-but, at these prices why did I need to involve a manager from another Mortons to make my reservation? Shameful.

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★★★☆☆

First visit was for my wifes birthday- called ahead, special menu printed up, blah, blah, blah. Arrive at 6:30 and check-in. Receptionist forgot we were there til I checked in again 30m later. Get seated at a booth in a major thoughfare- wait/people bumping into table. Order prime rib- told by waiter that prime rib is sold out
(by 7pm?). Consider making other entree choice but decide to leave. Politely tell waiter that we need bar tab and we are leaving. Manager comes over and informs us they have prime rib for us. We politely decline. Regional manager comes over with manager and offers free desserts if we stay. We decline and leave. One month later I call my Morton's contact in San Francisco and request he make reservation for us in San Jose. He does- we go- spend $250.00- great service/food-but, at these prices why did I need to involve a manager from another Mortons to make my reservation? Shameful.

Pros: food

Cons: service, service, service

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Maybe because we were a group, but getting each course took a long time. The steak and prime rib were noteworthy, but be prepared to wait awhile after placing your order. Desserts were good, but not anything to write home about. Appetizer, entree and dessert cost about $75 per person; I think corkage was $20 per bottle.

To be noted, I have friends that have had group meetings there and comparing notes, the speed of service, or lack thereof seems consistent. You might have better luck as a couple.

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★★★☆☆

Maybe because we were a group, but getting each course took a long time. The steak and prime rib were noteworthy, but be prepared to wait awhile after placing your order. Desserts were good, but not anything to write home about. Appetizer, entree and dessert cost about $75 per person; I think corkage was $20 per bottle.

To be noted, I have friends that have had group meetings there and comparing notes, the speed of service, or lack thereof seems consistent. You might have better luck as a couple.

Pros: $6 valet parking

Cons: Service for group meetings/meals

Message from Morton's The Steakhouse

What began in Chicago in 1978 is now one of the most award-winning steakhouses around. For over 30 years, Morton's The Steakhouse has been on a mission to provide "The Best Steak… Anywhere." Focusing on quality, consistency and genuine hospitality, Morton's seeks to provide not only memorable cuisine, but a memorable experience. With fresh, succulent seafood and famed USDA prime-aged steak, it's no surprise that Morton's has thrilled diners all over the world. For a glimpse of a higher standard of steakhouse, come see the legendary Morton's experience for yourself.

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