San Jose >Morton's The Steakhouse
Positively the best steak I have ever had in a restaurant.
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.
Great Steak and Service!. 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!
Very friendly service, excellent food.
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!
USDA prime beef, elegant tableside service and mammoth martinis..
With its dark wood details, celebrity photos and tuxedo-clad waiters, this upscale steakhouse chain has the air of a posh men's club. Service is professional and discreet, with bartenders making a mean martini. Dinners begin with a waiter-driven cart laden with fresh vegetables, live lobster and cuts of steak; customers choose from porterhouse, rib-eye, bone-in prime rib and more. Side dishes are traditional and enormous, from baked potatoes and creamed spinach to steamed broccoli with hollandaise.
not all that. 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.
A very dissapointing experience. 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.
THIS IS NOT A MORTON CALIBER RESTURANT, very POOR SERVICE, undercooked food, wrong drinks VERY DISAPOINTED!!!!. 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.
WOULD YOU BELIEVE A $250.00 TAB SCORED AVERAGE.
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.
Great steak - but it is slow and pricey.
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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