"Gourmandism is an act of judgement, by which we prefer things which have a pleasant taste to those which lack this quality." – Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Morton’s is having a special deal now at $95 for a 3-course meal!

Get yours here: http://www.mortons.com/steak/menu.php?id=MSG

This deal is valid till 31st March 2011.

We actually went for this on 31st January 2011!! The ambience was great, the service was good and food was superb! We had a private function room to ourselves. It was one of my friends birthday and they sprinkled some confetti on the table and had her name printed on the menu! She got a complimentary hot chocolate lava cake!

The seven of us had a stunning bill of nearly $1100! Excluding a whole baked Maine 3-pounds (approx. 1.36 kg. $50 per pound.) lobster, rib-eye steak ($95) and HUGE onion rings, our bill came up to $749.75.

Pellegrino (500ml) – $9
61712 Caliterra – $110
Half dozen of Pacific oysters – $36
Sauteed Mushrooms – $19
Grilled/Steamed asparagus – $25
Legendary Sundae – $33
Double Filet Mignon – $95

We ordered three sets of the promotional Steak and Seafood set at $95. I had mine shared with a friend.

Firstly, we had this huge complimentary onion loaf – crispy outside and warm and fluffy inside, with butter. It was really really nice. We couldn’t finish the two placed in front of us.

bread

Next, I had one oyster. It was the largest oyster I’ve eaten and it was so fresh and succulent!!! Heavenly! I felt I had just picked the oyster from the seabed, opened it and ate it!

oysters on rock

The Morton’s salad was light and the blue cheese and anchovies added some saltiness and gave it a really great combination.

half the portion of caesar salad

My single cut filet mignon was executed perfectly to a medium rare. I shared half of this with my friend. There wasn’t any “bloody scenes” on my plate when I cut it considering it was about 1 and 1/4 inches thick. It was really nice and I felt the texture of the meat similar to tuna’s. It simply melted in my mouth after chewing. I would have preferred it to contain more “beef” taste. Nonetheless, this is best steak!!!!

fillet mignon

The sides – broiled sea scallops came in threes and were individually wrapped with a piece of bacon. They were nearly 2 cm in diameter. I love scallops! Their scallops had this slight grilled smoke taste that I simply couldn’t resist.

scallops

The other side – giant grilled asparagus were the largest I’ve ever seen. They were almost 1 cm in diameter and more than 10 cm long. It doesn’t taste like the usual asparagus we get at usual western meals.

giant asparagus

The sauteed mushrooms cannot be missed!!! Fresh and without the “woody” taste, the mushrooms were sauteed to perfection. I can’t stop popping them into my mouth!!

sauteed mushrooms

I didn’t fancy the huge onion rings. I thought they were tasteless.

giant onion rings

I saw the largest lobster and my friend said it was already the smallest that they have! They have large claws and Morton’s provided a bib for their customers eating this. It must have been heavenly as well and I wish I can eat it one day.

Finally, the legendary Morton’s sundae!!! It isn’t your normal Swenson’s ice-cream – with two scoops, fudge, biscuit and cherries. This is as legendary as it sounds – a chocolate cake lies beneath three scoops of vanilla ice cream, hot caramel and freshly made whipped cream. It came with all whipped cream on the top and we couldn’t see what was beneath.

Morton's Sundae

So my male friend went, “What is this?”  and dug his spoon into the huge glass cup. He then exclaimed, “OMG, IT’S SO NICE!!” This sundae was so deliciously sinful and large enough for the whole table to share. The chocolate cake was very rich. Coated with ice-cream and caramel, they are a huge gift sent from heaven for ladies who are endorphins-deficient. This legendary sundae really completed our meal.

All the servings were huge (American servings) and I really wondered how one can finish if there wasn’t more people to share with!!!

The pictures do not really do justice to the fantastic food. Go Morton’s and experience this fine dining!

Prices exclude 10% service charge and 7% GST. Left with a huge burnt pocket, but totally worth the damage.

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Morton’s Bar:

Appletini and chocolate martini

My friends and I like the bar because for a glass of martini, we get a free flow of beef filet mignon sandwiches. The choice of martinis include: Classic Martini, Appletini, Lychee Martini, Chocolate Martini and Cosmopolitan. I like Appletini and Chocolate Martini. Appletini is very refreshing and the cinnamon on the rim of the glass is sweet. So when you drink, there is a fusion of sweet, sour and a little of bitterness. Shiok! As for the chocolate martini, a layer of dark rich chocolate lies on the bottom of the glass. It gets interesting when you scrap it off with the straw. The martini becomes creamy. Yummy!! Each martini cost $12.

The polite waitress will come serving with a tray of the beef sandwiches. You may take one first in the first round, otherwise there won’t be enough for the rest of the customers. The sandwiches are served once every 15-20 minutes. It is bite-size so it is easily consumed. One bite of it and you would want more. AWESOMENESS!!

During the F1 season in Sept this year, many roads around the hotel were blocked off and we went on a weekday. There was an unusual scene of a few customers and there was an oversupply of beef sandwiches that day. We lost count of how many we ate and the waitress was pleading us to take more, more and more! Look at how tender the meat is!! Beneath it is a thin layer of their special mayo. Everything goes well with the soft bread!! Definitely a place to unwind and get to eat some affordable Morton’s legendary beef (on a budget month)!

Restaurant: Morton’s The Steakhouse
Address: Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Fourth Storey, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797
Tel: 65-6339-3740
Hours of Operation:
Bar
Monday – Saturday 5pm – 11pm
Sunday 5pm – 10pm

Dining Room
Monday – Saturday 5:30pm – 11pm
Sunday 5pm – 10pm

Website: http://www.mortons.com/

Reservations required.

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