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Morton's of Chicago

If ‘American fine dining’ sounds like an oxymoron, consider a perfectly grilled USDA steak, paired with an exquisite full-bodied red wine and served in a finely appointed restaurant and you have a very strong contender. And that’s what we were expecting on our visit Morton’s of Chicago, one of the best-known American steakhouses in Hong Kong.
 

Morton’s, now in its 19th year in Hong Kong, is located at the Sheraton Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui. Known for its quality food, attentive service and refined ambience, Morton’s has long been a favourite for discerning connoisseurs of fine steaks. The restaurant’s renovated décor is contemporary, with subdued lighting. Its expansive windows offer a splendid view of the harbour. The spacious restaurant, which can seat over almost 180 people between its main dining room, private room and the bar, serves dinner only. An impressive and well-stocked wine display and an open kitchen complete the setting.
 

Morton’s offers all the menu components one would expect from a fine steakhouse – a wide selection of cuts of beef plus the familiar starters and a few seasonal selections. In the end, though, a steakhouse is judged by the quality of its steaks, and that seems to be Morton’s philosophy, as they put an inordinate amount of care into selecting the right beef and preparing it properly.
 

Our dinner started with Morton’s signature Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail ($280) and Burrata, Grilled Asparagus & Baby Heirloom Tomato Salad ($228), accompanied by its house special Onion Bread loaf. The shrimp cocktail was excellent: chilled, large succulent shrimp accented by the zesty cocktail sauce. The salad was light and refreshing, the light Burrata cheese blending in nicely with the organic tomatoes and asparagus.
 

For entrees, we shared three knockout dishes: American Wagyu Filet Mignon with Fire Roasted Pablano Butter 7 oz ($688), USDA Centre-Cut Prime Ribeye Steak 16 oz ($728), and Jumbo Lump Crab Cake ($410, 2 pieces). Interestingly, the Wagyu beef is a Wagyu-Angus cross, and the filet mignon captures the best of both beef types – a rich marbled texture with the strong flavour associated with Angus, making it both tender and flavourful.
 

The ribeye is more traditional, a nice, thick cut of prime beef expertly grilled medium rare. The meat is tender and juicy, just the way we prefer. The crab cake, to our delight, packs healthy portions of crab meat into each piece, giving plenty to savour. Two side dishes: Creamed Spinach ($120) and Nueske’s Bacon Steak with Peach Bourbon Glaze ($138) came with the entrees. The Bacon Steak is a real winner – a thick-cut 12 oz of apple-smoked pork belly glazed with peach-Bourbon. It tastes tender and savoury, almost a meal in itself and perfect for sharing.
 

We wrapped up our dinner with Morton’s Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake ($170) and Crème Brûlée ($130). The generous portions were shared, of course, a fitting end to a sumptuous meal.
 

Our visit to Morton’s was a most enjoyable dining experience – great steaks in a lively and comfortable setting, and perfect for a business meal or special occasion. Book early.

 

 

 

Morton's of Chicago

4/F, The Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

2732 2343

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