Venue in Review: Georgetown – Morton’s The Steakhouse

Recently the renovated space at Morton’s in Georgetown was revealed. Located just off Wisconsin Avenue on Prospect Street, Morton’s Steakhouse is ideally situated for busy Washingtonians to stop in.

The space of the main restaurant is rather conventional. However, they replaced the mahogany walls and traditional carpeting with a black and white patterned carpet, along with chandeliers that reminded us of an art deco hotel in the 1920s. While mirrors lined the walls and opened up the space, our favorite pieces were the “cracked leather” semi-circular booths set for larger parties.

Considering the masculinity of the space, we suggest Morton’s is best suited for an intimate corporate dinner or luncheon because of its central location.

The private event space sits opposite the kitchen and with an air wall in the middle, it is flexible in size. Combined, both private rooms seat 80. Separately, Private Dining Room A seats 50, while Private Dining Room B seats 36. The décor inside these rooms follows suit with the décor of the main restaurant.

Our favorite part of the visit was the food. Although we were unable to try items on main menu, our sampling of the reception hors d’oeuvres left us wanting more – in a good way.

BLT short rib slider – Served on a brioche bun, it was a hearty portion and good for any carnivore.

Grilled lamb chop – One of our top favorites, it was cooked properly, had good seasoning. But we typically stay away from food that leaves guests with “trash”

(i.e.the bone you just gnawed off the meat).

TWG recommends either smaller portions for the appetizers or having high tops for guests to rest food and drinks on.

Check out our two favorites below:

Tuna tartar on a wonton crisp We’re fans of anything tartar, and this bite did not disappoint. It also had a bit of heat, which gave it complexity.

Key Lime Cheesecake – This was a two-bite finish; the graham cracker crust on the bottom was moist and the key lime bit was flavorful.