The service was excellent. All staff were professional, welcoming, prompt, responsive, attentive, and positive. The steaks - filets mignon - were cooked exactly as ordered, were very tender, had great flavor, and were excellent. Great steaks. The desserts too - creme brulee and chocolate moose - were also very good but not excellent. Both the moose and the creme brulee were slightly grainy and did not have optimal textures. The flavors in both were diverse and excellent. The mousse especially had a delicious, bright, dark-chocolate flavor that was accented by the bitter of the cocoa.
We also ordered the Brussels sprouts, the crab cocktail, and the escargot. The escargot especially were of poor quality. They were tough and lacked any significant flavor, despite the liberal garlic. The Brussels sprouts were also too tough for my taste - and I cook them all the time - and the flavor of the sprouts was overrun with bacon. Too much bacon, for sure. The crab cocktail, which is as much about the texture as the flavor, was also tough. I think it was cooked too hot or too long. The flavor was way too fishy for crab. It seemed like it was not super fresh, which is hard to believe for a high-volume place like Morton's.
The dinner for three, with just one glass of wine, cost nearly $400. I am absolutely certain that a diner could find a meal like these in Cleveland - with these ingredients but better flavor and texture experience - for less than half the price.