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Morton's - The Steakhouse

#267 of 3,836 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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285 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6828 (2nd & 3rd Streets)
+1 619-696-3369
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent dining experience once again. After eating at the one in New Orleans and now in San Diego the one word I would use is "consistent ". My ribeye was cooked to perfection. Impeccable service.

Thank Jeff R
Solana Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us had reservations for 5:45 dinner. We waited an unusually long time to be greeted or asked for drink order. Order dinner order was taken at least 15 minutes later. Several tables were seated after we arrived and received service before ours, not sure what the problem was there.... We shared several side dishes, enjoyed a lovely bottle... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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749 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we had not had a decent steak we took a safe choice and chose this familiar spot. The steaks were very good. Service was was very good. The only drawback was the high noise level inside. It was really hard to communicate.

Thank taarhaug
Highland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best steak in town. Don't waste your money at Donovan's. I loved their side dishes. Our server was very personable and engaging. The staff worked as a team and were very accommodating. Also liked the bread. Only negative was the women's restroom needed some extra attention.

Thank Brenda O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As always this chain does not fail to perform. My filet was cooked to perfection. Our sides of creamed spinach, brussel sprouts, button mushrooms, lyonnaise potatoes were all excellent. We splurged for the molten cake for dessert and it was very rich and very good.

Thank ETNfamily3
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Invited at Morton’s for dinner, very good for business groups or meetings. Excellent food (awesome steaks), excellent wine (Napa) and service. Obviously, it is not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for. (Our host new what he was doing and we renewed the contract). Recommended.

Thank Ianos4U
Vista, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

good food and service, they have a nice wine selection and know how to handle large groups and still get hot food out to everyone.

Thank Nick F
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Hosting an International delegation from around the world the staff were super helpful and friendly. Wine and food was amazing and my guests were suitably impressed. While we were in business casual after a long week of meetings and conference events it was good to get away from the main group, relax and enjoy the fine dining experience. I would... More 

Thank Marisa H
Oceanside, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The food here was really expensive for what you received. My steak was undercooked and the creme brulee was the consistency of cottage cheese, I couldn't eat it. The bar was really loud and spills out into the dining area. Just not worth the expense!

Thank ctsm8
Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is a nice elegant restaurant, definitely popular with people remembering it from past visits to San Diego years ago. I tried a medium well Rib Eye steak which was delicious and gratifying. I ordered some orange juice which turned out to be spoilt ?!. They changed it and apologized so in spite of their excellent food and service i... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 80
American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 285 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-6828
    (2nd & 3rd Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Trolley stop
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-696-3369
Morton's The Steakhouse, the nation's premier steakhouse group, specializes in classic, hearty fare, serving generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees. The menu, which is the same at all locations, features a variety of favorite cuts, including a 24 ounce porterhouse, which is the house specialty; a 16 ounce New York Strip and a 12 ounce double cut filet.

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