Driving north on north High you might miss this fine establishment. Morton’s sits back off High street at 280 north High. The restaurant is only noticed by the red awning inscribed with Morton’s. Most all of the Morton’s locations are discreetly located as to preserve the privacy of their patrons. Columbus Morton’s is located just blocks from the area district, theaters, and the state house. As you enter, you find rich dark mahogony woodwork and indirect lighting. The bar is to the left and the main dining room is just past the maitre d’s station. We were escorted through the dinning room to the board room which can be used to host parties of ten to one hundred. As we passed through the dinning room you could not fail to notice the elegants of the crisp linens on the tables set for the guests who will arive shortly and the wait staff dressed in formal attire. No sooner did we enter the board room Joe our server for the evening arived to take our drink order. As we discovered throughout the evening, the wait staff is very attentive without interrupting. The TasteCasters sociallized over cosmos cocktails until our host, Sara Goldburg (Morton’s Sale and Marketing Manager), entered and spoke to us about Morton’s and what we would be sampling.
We were invited to sample the “Bar Bites” which are served in the bar for a special price of $6 each. There are seven to choose from. They can be ordered in the dinning room at regular price. My favorite was the Prime Cheeseburger. You recieve three of these tasty burgers which are 2oz burgers served on Silver Dollar Rolls with Lettuce, Tomato and Purple Onion. There are special prices at the bar as well. Power Hour, 5pm to closing, has $4 beer, wine for $5 and Morton’s Mortinis for $7.
The Jumbo Lump Crab, Spinach & Artichoke Dip on the left is served with toasted french bread slices. You get three of these crabs cakes on the right. The cakes have huge pieces of crab meat with a dolop of mayonnaise.
Osyters on the half are not on the “Bar Bites” menu however they are served in the bar for $2.25 each. The Iceberg Wedge Bites are bite-sized wedge salads with tomato, egg, bacon and blue cheese dressing.
The Chicken Goujonettes are crispy fried chicken strips served with mustard mayonnaise. These would be a good compaion to a Sam Adams during Power Hour.
The deserts we sampled
Each new guest recieves a menu presentation from their server. Here is our server Joe Hahn with his live menu presentation.
Whether it’s after work or before an evening event, Morton’s has what you need to quench your thirst and tame your appetite at a price that will suprise you.
I want to thank Sara Goldburg and the staff of Morton’s for a wonderful experence. I know I will be back to have more of their Bar Bites.
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