A recent enquiry about good steaks, suggestions about happy hours, and the boyfriend’s love of great steaks led me to Morton’s today. It’s funny how I never thought of visiting them before considering how I’ve long heard of their good reputation. Today’s objective was to celebrate S‘ birthday with some drinks and bar food. It’s something new for us considering how it has always been dinner the past 2 years. It was a refreshing change I must say. We arrived at Morton’s early because it’s pretty difficult to grab a table even if it’s a Tuesday (full house today). For a minute we contemplated going to their restaurant, but decided to postpone that plan because it would’ve been too much of a rush for us.
I love the bar’s “island” concept because it really makes the place stand out. It’s set apart from their restaurant and the other restaurants on the fourth floor. Everything is housed within a circular structure with a chinese roof overhead as pictured below. Look down and you’ll see an art installation, look up and you’ll see a span of floors. Their music’s great too.
Mortini Night at Morton’s is from 5 pm to 7 pm (Mon-Fri).
Order their Lycheetini, Chocotini, Classic Martini, Cosmopolitan or Appletini for only $11.95++, and get complimentary Petite Wagyu Filet Mignon Sandwiches with Mustard Mayonnaise [****.] (usually sold at $20++ per plate) from 5.30 pm till 7 pm.
We had a Chocotini, Cosmopolitan, Classic Martini, Colossal Shrimp Cocktail ($11.50++ each) [****], and a total of 10 petite wagyu sandiwiches between the 2 of us. It was more than enough for an early dinner I must say. Each sandwich was thin and lined simply with mayonnaise and a strip of medium rare wagyu filet mignon. Sometimes, simple is best and this was one of those times. On the other hand, the shrimp cocktail was served over a metallic holder chilled by a bed of ice, and was paired with a tomato salsa-based dip that brought out the sweetness of the succulent shrimp (king-sized ones). I must commend Morton’s on their excellent service as well. Their waiters were friendly and efficient, especially a guy named Ully (hope I got that right).
For my next visit I’ve got my tummy set on either their Iceberg Wedges ($16++) with bacon, egg, greens and others, or Blue Cheese Fries ($17++). Another piece of good news is: this bar serves desserts. I’d suggest heading over there with your guys or ladies for a nice chill-out session. But do expect to wait due to limited capacity unless you’re early. Also, do note that Morton’s Bar only admits those aged 21 and above.
Taste – 9/10
Price – $$ to $$$
Service – 9/10
Ambience – 9/10
Accessibility – 8.5/10
[$]-cheap like peanuts: ($10 & below/person)
[$$]-average Jane ($15-$25/person)
[$$$]-you might wanna tke tht card out..($30-$60/person)
[$$$$]-extremely exorbitant ($70 & above/person)
[* to *****] – rating(s) for individual dishes
Tel: +65 6339 3740
Fax: +65 6337 3763
Mandarin Oriental Singapore
5 Raffles Avenue
Mon-Sat: 5pm – 11pm
Sun: 5pm – 10pm
Dress code: Smart Casual
Nearest MRT: City Hall