I don’t think Morton’s needs any introduction – this Chicago steakhouse has established its name worldwide for fine steaks and hearty portions. It’s probably one of the better steakhouses in the world, and definitely one of the best in Singapore. A meal at Morton’s won’t come cheap though, considering how a steak alone can cross the hundred-dollar mark. However, Morton’s has a fantastic promotional set that goes for $95++, that frankly is big enough for two to share and leave both feeling satisfied thereafter. Too good to resist!
The legendary huge onion bread that’s served moments after you’re seated. It is really, really huge. But size aside, this gigantic bun is really addictive too – hard and crusty on the outside, but pillow-y soft on the inside, and hot throughout. Plus, I love onions – here it lends a subtle taste that’s just aromatic but not overwhelming. Refrained from eating too much of it though – had to save space for the mains!
For the first course, you get to choose either the Caesar Salad or the Morton’s Salad, and we chose the latter. Lots of lettuce tossed in a blue cheese dressing, with chopped egg and anchovies, this salad is so simple but so addictively yummy – oh that blue cheese dressing! Blue cheese is such a beautiful thing, and what they used in the dressing is relatively mild, it doesn’t smell bad or anything. The picture shows half a portion of the salad (they kindly divided the salad into two portions for us) but it’s a pretty large plate already.
Presenting the stars of the night! For the second course, the set allows you to choose a steak and a seafood course. The steak that comes with the set is a Single Cut Filet Mignon, but we upgraded it to a Ribeye ($15 supplement) so that it’s large enough for two to share. Trust me, the upgrade is completely worth it – the full-sized Ribeye is a large piece of meat! Flavourful, tender, and full of meaty juice goodness!
For the seafood course, we chose the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, which may not look like much but is packed with large chunks of fresh and sweet crabmeat and barely any fillers. The crab’s sacrifice was well worth it! I think I’m more a seafood fan than a meat fan, so I might even have prefered the crabcake to the steak – I found it that good. If crab tastes so sweet why mask it with chilli sauce or black pepper?
Along with the salad, steak and seafood, you also get to choose a potato or vegetable side dish as part of this amazing set deal. We chose the Lyonnaise Potatoes – sliced Idaho potatoes friend in bacon fat with onions. Bacon fat. Enough said.
Many who go to Morton’s have their signature molten chocolate cake for dessert, but somehow I didn’t quite feel like it that day, and we settled for the Creme Brulee ($20) instead. One of the better creme brulees around, with a good thick burnt sugar crust and vanilla bean-studded custard below. I did notice some other tables having huge souffles the size of my head that looked amazing too though!
Overall twas a great experience! Every dish was wonderful in its own right, and the service is impeccable. I love how well trained the waiters are at reciting the daily specials and showing off their trolley of meat and even a live lobster! Plus, it’s a great place to have a birthday celebration – they do everything from putting the birthday boy/girl’s name on the menus, to singing a song, to taking a picture and giving it to you at the end of the meal. A must try, at least once!
Morton’s the Steakhouse
5 Raffles Avenue
4F Mandarin Oriental Singapore