Morton’s The Steakhouse is now open at 136 Washington Street right next door to the new World Trade Center. With one of the largest New York City attractions in its midst, as well as all of those who live and work downtown and a W Hotel and Residence across the street, this new location seems slated for success.
To celebrate the opening, Morton’s opened its doors to showcase the expansive space and delicious menu options. Some of the smaller bar bites we sampled (maybe one too many of) were mini crab cake BLTs, mini prime rib cheeseburgers, ahi tuna crisps, and bruschetta with a balsamic glaze.
The upper lever has a lounge atmosphere, with tables to stand or sit at, and a well-stocked bar. Downstairs has even more to boast, with booths and plenty of seating. The floor can be cleared for larger events, and two private rooms in the back can be reserved for special gatherings. The downstairs also features a carving station, and for dessert, we got a taste of the key lime pie and classic cheesecake.
The restaurant is sleek from head to toe with a black and silver color scheme, giving a sensual and relaxing feeling to the entire experience. As the World Trade Center nears its completion, hopefully this will be the first of many big, upscale restaurants to return to the neighborhood.