Morton's Restaurant Group
Morton's Restaurant Group, Inc. is the world's largest owner and operator of company-owned upscale restaurants, with locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai and Singapore. The company operates three concepts: Morton's The Steakhouse, Bertolini's Authentic Trattoria, and Trevi.

Morton's The Steakhouse

Morton's The Steakhouse (formerly Morton's of Chicago) was founded in 1978 by Arnie Morton
Arnie Morton
Arnold "Arnie" Morton was a restaurateur who founded Morton's Restaurant Group/Morton's Steakhouse. He is the father of Peter Morton, owner of Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and co-founder of Hard Rock Cafe; of Michael Morton, head of the N9NE Group, which operates contemporary American steakhouses...

 and Klaus Fritsch. Today, there are 76 locations in the chain. Morton's locations are decorated with a similar style, concept and decor. Approximately 80% of the business for Morton's is based on business expense accounts
Expense Account
An expense account is the right to reimbursement of money spent by employees for work-related purposes.-US tax treatment of expense accounts:...

, with an average guest bill being $88. 80% of the entrees ordered are beef, while that total makes up 38% of the restaurant's overall sales. The wine list includes entries at over $5000 a bottle. In March 2009, Morton's introduced “power hours” that feature $6 plates between 4:30-6:30 pm and after 9 pm.
Morton's has been affected by the recession and has begun closing underperforming restaurants. So far in 2009 they have closed 5 locations including:
Southfield, MI;
Westchester, IL;
Minneapolis, MN;
Columbus, OH;
Vancouver, BC.

Menu presentation

Besides the paper menu, Morton's offers a visually presented menu. The server rolls a meat cart to the table with raw samples of the meats on the menu. This presentation includes a detailed description of the preparation of each item. At that time that the server will also ask the guest if they would like to order one of their signature desserts which have a lengthy preparation time, thus needing to be ordered early in the meal.


Morton's The Steakhouse serves prime beef, the highest grade given by the USDA, sourced from a meat packer in Chicago, IL. The meat is aged on location for 3–4 weeks using a wet-aging process which means the meat is aged inside of a cryo-vacuumed bag. The meat is cooked to order on an 1800 degree broiler
A broiler is a type of chicken raised specifically for meat production. Modern commercial broilers, typically known as Cornish crosses or Cornish-Rocks are specially bred for large scale, efficient meat production and grow much faster than egg or traditional dual purpose breeds...

 for service. Meat cuts offered include filet mignon
Filet mignon
Filet mignon is a steak cut of beef taken from the smaller end of the tenderloin, or psoas major of the beef carcass, usually a steer or heifer...

, Porterhouse, New York strip steak
Strip steak
The strip steak is a type of cut of beef steaks. Internationally it is called a club steak. In the United States and Canada it is also known as New York strip, strip loin, shell steak, or Kansas City strip steak, In Australia it is known as a porterhouse steak...

, Chicago-style bone-in ribeye and bone-in prime rib.


On September 15, 2006 the former Bertolini's location in The Forum Shops at Caesars
The Forum Shops at Caesars
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 in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Nevada and is also the county seat of Clark County, Nevada. Las Vegas is an internationally renowned major resort city for gambling, shopping, and fine dining. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous...

, which opened in 1992, closed for renovation. On February 2, 2007 it reopened as TREVI, billed as an Italian
Italian cuisine
Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots as far back as the 4th century BCE. Italian cuisine in itself takes heavy influences, including Etruscan, ancient Greek, ancient Roman, Byzantine, Jewish and Arab cuisines...

 brasserie. The restaurant
A restaurant is an establishment which prepares and serves food and drink to customers in return for money. Meals are generally served and eaten on premises, but many restaurants also offer take-out and food delivery services...

 was designed by the Rockwell Group whom have also designed Nobu and Vong. The restaurant features cafe
A café , also spelled cafe, in most countries refers to an establishment which focuses on serving coffee, like an American coffeehouse. In the United States, it may refer to an informal restaurant, offering a range of hot meals and made-to-order sandwiches...

-style dining and a walk-up gelato
Gelato is the italian word for ice cream and sorbet. Italians use the word gelato to mean a sweet treat that is served frozen. Indeed, gelato, just like ice cream, is made with Milk, cream, various sugars, flavoring including fresh fruit and nut purees....

Espresso is a concentrated beverage brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground coffee. Espresso is widely known throughout the world....


Morton's The Steakhouse

  • Phoenix
  • Scottsdale

  • Anaheim
  • Beverly Hills
  • Burbank
  • Los Angeles
  • Palm Desert
  • Sacramento
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Santa Ana
  • Woodland Hills

  • Denver
  • Denver, Tech Center

  • Hartford
  • Stamford

District of Columbia
  • Washington D.C., Downtown
  • Washington D.C., Georgetown

  • Boca Raton
  • Ft. Lauderdale, Downtown
  • Jacksonville
  • Miami, Coral Gables
  • Miami, Downtown
  • Miami Beach
  • North Miami Beach
  • Orlando
  • West Palm Beach, Downtown

  • Atlanta, Buckhead
  • Atlanta, Downtown

  • Honolulu

  • Chicago, State Street
  • Chicago, Wacker Place
  • Naperville
  • Northbrook
  • Rosemont
  • Schaumburg

  • Indianapolis

  • Louisville

  • New Orleans

  • Annapolis
  • Baltimore
  • Bethesda

  • Boston, Back Bay
  • Boston, Seaport

  • Detroit, Troy

  • St. Louis, Clayton

  • Las Vegas

New Jersey
  • Atlantic City
  • Hackensack

New York
  • Great Neck
  • New York, Brooklyn
  • New York, Manhattan
  • White Plains

North Carolina
  • Charlotte

  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland

  • Portland

  • King of Prussia
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh

Puerto Rico
  • San Juan

  • Nashville

  • Houston, Downtown
  • Houston, Galleria
  • Dallas, Downtown
  • San Antonio

  • Arlington
  • Reston
  • Richmond
  • Tyson's Corner

  • Seattle

  • Toronto
  • Hong Kong
  • Macau (at The Venetian Macao
    The Venetian Macao
    The Venetian Macao is a hotel and casino resort in Macau owned by the Las Vegas Sands corporation. The Venetian is a 40-story, $2.4 billion anchor for the 7 hotels on the Cotai Strip in Macau...

  • Singapore (at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore)
  • Mexico City
  • Shanghai

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