I was quite surprised when my other half decided to take me here (on his own free will as
I'm usually the one that suggests and look up places to try).
In case you're not a meat lover, lets talk about their desserts first.
And if you happen to have a Gluten or Soy sensitivity, they've got your covered too!
It was really good and definitely lived up to it's namesake of "Legendary."
Light Chocolate cake outside, dripping with warm fudge within.
It comes paired with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream with caramel drizzle to balance out the chocolate.
Next up was their Creme Brulee.
Nice and creamy custard, but not heavy or too sweet. Torched expertly of course!
Their drink menu for wines are pretty vast (but they do have a range of cocktails as well).
If you order smartly, its possible to find some good values on there by the bottle.
A bottle of Meiomi (Pinot Noir) was $55, Caymus (Napa Valley Cabernet; not special selection) was roughly ~$150 (don't quote me on this exact number). While wines by-the-glass started at around $16+.
Before arriving at the restaurant, I spotted Joseph Phelps' Insignia (2012) by the glass listed online.
I didn't see it on the actual menu while there (then again I didn't ask). Though maybe that's a good thing because I would have been tempted to order it. :)
I usually pick my own wines, but decided to let the server recommend his choice this time.
We liked the server's white recommendation, but I didn't love the Merlot my Fiance ended up with (they offered us a sample before ordering).
So I asked for a Pinot Noir instead. Once they named dropped Orin Swift, I was sold.
When it came time to order, we both knew we wanted to try their
"Meat your Match" dinner combo special.
[Note]- The special $59 pricing ended already but you can still order a similar plate as part of their regular "Mixed grill combination" (~$55 pp. currently, minus the sides and dessert).
Our server told us we could pick their onion soup as a side instead of the salad.
So of course that's what we ended up with.
It was quite good but heavily seasoned with garlic (which we loved),
but if you dislike garlic you might consider ordering something else.
But my biggest dilemma of the night was -- Scallops or not?
With the recent Hepatitis A outbreak from frozen scallops on the Island,
I mulled over it for a bit.
Scallops it is!
I figured, I already got vaccinated so I should be good to go right?
The scallops were very flavorful and cooked to perfection.
Even when I pried it off the bacon, it was very tasty by itself.
The crab cake had a nice balance of flavors, and was cooked well.
However, my Fiance mentioned his Filet Mignon was slightly overdone (he picked "Medium-Well" but got "Well-done.")
I stole a bite from his plate, but came to the conclusion it was still very tender. My filet on the other hand, was perfectly Medium-Rare.
While there, we took advantage of their limited time offerings and added on their grilled oysters.
This surprised us as the hit of the night!
My Fiance loved their baked oysters.
Just cooked through but still super soft and silky, smothered by the rich and creamy mayo-based garlic sauce.
He says its the best cooked oyster he's ever had and even went so far to use "AMAZEBALLS!"
(I guess that means we need to go back soon).
What impressed me the most, was when we were about to leave the restaurant.
My Fiance and I had both gone to use the restroom (separately of course).
I totally forgot I had brought a cardigan I ended up not using.
The hostess stopped us before we left and asked "Are you the hiohio.net party?"
Ok, she didn't really say that, but you get the point.
She was really nice (sorry, I didn't catch her name).
I was quite surprised since she wasn't the one who checked us in initially.
We had a great meal and will return!
With 2 glasses of wine each, we got out of the restaurant for about $100 per person before tax & tips.
As we left, I noticed their cozy-looking bar area so will
try out their Happy (Power) Hour next time.
Have you been to Morton's and how did you like it?
Morton's The Steakhouse
1348-1368 Ala Moana Boulevard
Located by Banana Republic.
Honolulu, HI 96814
MON- THURS: 4p-10p
FRI- SAT: 4p-11p
Happy ("Power") Hour
Everday (except SAT).
4p-6:30p + 9p-closing