By Hillary Latos
While steakhouses seem to be the latest trend in New York City's power dining scene, Morton's Grille, a casually elegant sister to the acclaimed Morton's Steakhouse has recently opened in the Flatiron. Taking cues from its predecessor, expect classic steakhouse fare along with playful and inventive elevated comfort food that's perfect for a soul satisfying hearty meal.
Located in the same spot that was formerly Vic & Anthony's, Morton's Grille overhauled this airy and cavernous space. A warm and ambient atmosphere was created with plush dark chocolate leather banquettes, dark wood paneled walls and amber lighting with a bustling bar scene and live music in the front that feels undeniably Morton's but with a contemporary twist.
Famous for its steaks, Morton's Grille will surely satisfy those meat cravings with every type of cut possible including the flavorful bone in filet mignon, 16 oz center cut ribeye, New York strip, double pork chop or marinated options such as the Cajun ribeye or "dirty" pork chop. To enhance the already perfectly grilled cuts, top them with one of their signature sauces such as the indulgent black truffle butter, foie gras cognac butter or bourbon sauce au poivre. Be sure to delve into some tasty and enticing sides like smoked gouda grits, Smoky Joe's Mac 'n cheese or twice baked cheesy au gratin potatoes.
But what sets Morton's Grille apart from other steak houses are the other creative fusion menu items. Offering an extensive selection of innovative sushi items try the albacore tuna tostada with chili ponzu, Hamachi sashimi with black truffle ponzu and truffle salt, kobe beef battera sushi with jalapeno ponzu and smoked soy, or spicy volcano roll with crab, shrimp and scallops. Starters range from tasty bar bites such as nachos made with tater tots, classic veal and mozzarella meatball marinara, shrimp and grits to exotic bites like braised beef short rib tacos, and lemongrass chicken wings with a chile soy mustard glaze. Even if you're not in the mood for a steak there are plenty of other delectable options. For seafood lovers try the spicy Thai curry mussels, blackened swordfish with bacon pan sauce, horseradish crusted salmon or seared sea scallops with braised short rib gnocchi. For those seeking to fill those decadent cravings, choose from the bacon fat braised BBQ baby back ribs, wagyu beef cheek pot roast, or famous Morton's prime burger.
One of the best deals in town is their Power hour menu from 3-7pm or 9pm til close with bar bites and drinks and cocktails ranging from $6-9 including crab cakes, steak tacos, filet mignon sliders, wings and mussels for a fraction of the cost.
233 Park Avenue South
NY, NY 10003