Friday, November 13, 2020

Review, Morton's Steakhouse, Nashville, TN, Highly Overrated

The upscale Nashville restaurant was a quarter of the way full at 7:30 on Saturday night. This was probably due to the effects of coronavirus and social distancing, but I could not help feeling a little surprised. We made our way to the table, our waiter brought menus and waters. My wife decided to order her first choice, which was miso sea bass (45). After overthinking it, I chose the 8oz. fillet served Oscar style with lobster meat atop (59). 

Miso Sea Bass
The Chilean Sea Bass was delicious and cooked to perfection; the miso was lightly sweet and brought out the flavor of the fish. The fillet was good as well, but I cannot say that it was the best I ever had, that prestigious award goes to Ruth's Chris steakhouse. As for the lobster meat, it was slightly overcooked and a bit chewy. In my opinion, a fillet is better served with a lobster tail rather than lobster meat. I was disappointed with the lobster meat and the meal as whole to be honest.  

8oz. Fillet Oscar
I have saved the best dish on the table for last. This is ironic because it was the first dish on our table. For our appetizer, we ordered the bacon-wrapped scallops (23). They were pan-fried to perfection and served with an apricot sauce that heightened the flavor of the scallops. The scallops were delicious, sadly the rest of the meal paled in comparison.  

Our overall experience was good, and our server did an excellent job. However, in regard to overall quality and value, Morton’s falls short. I have heard repeatedly that Morton’s is overrated. After experiencing the restaurant and the food for myself, I agree. For the same money, maybe less, there are far better restaurant options in the Nashville area.


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