Riverview, New Brunswick
June 12, 2007
It’s a nice room; if the stairs are too much, there’s an elevator to bring you down to the intimate bar, a private room and a large dining room with an open kitchen. The finish is white with lots of red mahogany and white linens on the tables as well as subdued lighting and wine bottles and cases as decoration. The staff are impeccably dressed either in tuxedo or white dress shirt with bow-tie.
The menu runs the gamut. As I said, catering to expense accounts, appetizers run through salmon, lobster, crab, scallops, etc. ($14 - $21). There are salads at $10; the serious side of the steak menu has half a dozen offerings at $50 and "slightly smaller" steaks at $41 - $46. There are other entrees including lamb, chicken, tuna, salmon, and shrimp averaging about $37 and vegetables can be added at an average $8.50/serving. Throw in a wine list that I might describe as formidable…starting at about $35 and going up…way up, and you have the promise of an interesting, meat-oriented evening.
We decided on a rib-eye steak and the double rib lamb chops with a bottle of Preston Estates Cabernet. I chose the wild mushrooms as my side and Maureen decided on a salad. With pre-dinner drinks, the entire meal came in at $172 plus tax plus tip. By now, you may have noticed, that I’m having a bit of sticker shock…these are after all, US dollars, so I have to add an additional 10% to everything but then, I have to step back and ask myself…was it worth it? Yes it was…the meal was excellent. Servings were generous and perfectly prepared; the service was impeccable; the evening was flawless; it was an excellent choice. To find the Morton’s closest to you and even book a reservation over the net go to Morton’s.
From journal Jewel of the Northwest