Morton’s history as one of the best steakhouses in the country goes back long time ago and it comes with quite an interesting story too. You see, Morton’s chain of restaurants began before the owners knew each other...both were working in the same establishment but with Klaus Fritsch working the kitchen. The restaurant was about to change some of the items they had on the menu and Arnie Morton was there to give the new food items a try.
To cut a long story short, Klaus Fritsch came up with a burger that they now call the Million Dollar Hamburger and Arnie Morton was completely sold, dramatically bursting through the kitchen doors to happily demand to see who made the hamburger.
And as we all know it, the rest is history.
Now, Morton have more than 70 restaurants in all parts of the country and is hanging onto their reputation like nothing else. They have been consistent in maintaining the quality and works hard at giving genuine hospitality to each and every single one of their customers. Although Morton’s beginnings had its roots in the Million Dollar Hamburger, today, the Morton that we have today, is better known for the phenomenal steak.
Some would argue that it is not the best place in Atlantic City for those who are on a budget, let’s just say that you get what you paid for. The portion is huge and they give royalty treatment to all their customers who come from all walks of life.
And you know the restaurant is serious about their food when they are one of the few partners who got together to fund Morton’s Chef Choice, a scholarship program that supports future top chefs. It is important for restaurants to make a profit but this establishment understands that dreams of these young chef-wannabes are important as well. Morton also released the ‘Morton’s Steak Bible’ which is a recipe book. The book is selling in many bookstores and also on Amazon.
For those who overwhelmed with the sheer number of choices you will have at this restaurant, go ahead and ask one of the wait staff, they are incredibly friendly and will helpfully point you in the right direction. The recommended dishes include the Beef Short Rib and Scallops, Mac and Cheese with Bacon, Matchstick Fries with Truffle Oil, Cajun Ribeye, and of course, let’s not forget the steak.
The ambiance is cozy, romantic and perfect for couple dinners. Make no mistake about it, it is also kid-friendly but the overall experience is more for business meetings, corporate gatherings, VIP dinners, special occasions, and celebrations between friends and family.