Ok, so we all know Morton's has opened at the Saratoga Hotel and Casino but it wasn't until this weekend that I was able to give it a try. My wife brought me for a birthday dinner this weekend and I thought I would let you know what I thought of it in case you to have been wanting to try the restaurant out yourself.

Photo - Sean McMaster

I have been to Morton's before specifically in Nashville so I thought I pretty much already knew what I was in for, I was wrong. This Morton's was just better.

I have to tell you that the food was by far some of the best I have ever tasted, both Andrea and I just felt like we were in heaven the entire dinner. We started with some lobster bisque that was amazing and both had the cajun ribeye which may have been the best tasting steak I have had in years. I can not tell you how much we loved the food and only wish we could have tried more of their offerings including the desserts which sounded so decadent.  I don't think you will be disappointed at all with the quality of the food.

The staff was also great, everyone was so friendly and yet you never lost the feeling that you were in a high end establishment. I loved the balance they found, it was always elegant but never seemed pretentious.

So were their any drawbacks? Well, perhaps the cost.

Not to say it was overpriced but it may not be as affordable for us common folk. I think most of us would have to reserve our trip to Morton's to special occasions but when those moments come it is well worth digging a little deeper into the wallet.  As I said earlier we both had soup, (lobster bisque) a steak each and shared two sides add a bottle of Riesling and our bill was a little over $220, before tip. Now that may be 10 times more than we would have paid for dinner at McDonald's but the food and experience were 100 times better. I have had worse that cost me more.

Overall I could not recommend this Morton's enough. I think most anyone would agree. I know we will be back as soon as we can.

Thanks for a great night Morton's.