Where Stellar Steak, Service ResideDigest On the Menu
May 6, 2015
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
With the goal to be known as the best steakhouse in the world, Morton’s The Steakhouse serves up top-notch cuisine and unsurpassed customer service in an inviting atmosphere. These efforts go toward providing guests with an incredible dining experience.
General manager Zyron Schoniwitz and restaurant manager Ryan Hisatake — a Kaneohe resident who was recently promoted after spending 10 years as a stellar server at the restaurant — invite diners to come in and experience this unmatched cuisine and service.
“It’s all about creating value and that starts with aloha. When you walk into a restaurant, you want to feel good,” says Schoniwitz. “For me, work has always been a place to enjoy yourself while performing at a very high level. Customers notice that, and it shines through when a team of people are dedicated to exceeding your expectations.”
Diners can look forward to the best USDA prime beef that is aged two to three weeks and incorporated throughout Morton’s diverse menu. Five Peppercorn Rubbed Prime Strip Steak ($63) is cooked to perfection, as the 16-ounce New York steak is prepared with a unique crust that both locks in flavor and adds texture to each savory bite.
“Our entire restaurant chain of 70 locations worldwide was built on USDA prime aged beef with consistent marbling, texture, flavor and aroma that sets it apart — it’s going to be one of, if not the best, steaks you’ve had in your life,” Schoniwitz says. “Quality and consistency are key, and if you can achieve those two aspects in anything you do, you’ll be successful. There’s no substitute for our warm, genuine hospitality, great food and attention to detail.”
Now available for a limited time, Morton’s offers a special Horseradish Crusted Swordfish ($39), which is sure to tantalize one’s taste buds and is served with tomatoes and chive buerre blanc — a rich white wine sauce.
“We use local swordfish grilled with a special horseradish crust,” explains executive chef Ken MacKenzie.
Morton’s The Steakhouse also offers Power Hour specials Sun-day through Friday, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to closing. Diners may enjoy specially priced beer, wine, cocktails and martinis, as well as a vast array of discounted bar bites. Customer favorites include Parmesan Truffle Matchstick Fries ($7 at Power Hour, regularly priced at $13) and Prime Cheeseburgers ($8 at Power Hour, regularly priced at $15), three cheeseburger sliders served on silver dollar rolls with lettuce, tomato and purple onions.
Schoniwitz also recommends Legendary Hot Chocolate Cake ($15), as this decadent dessert accompanied with vanilla ice cream serves as a perfect culmination to Morton’s memorable dining experience.
Those visiting the eatery also may take advantage of complimentary valet parking at the landing area fronting the restaurant’s elevator. Simply drive up the ramp from Ala Moana Boulevard, leave your car with a friendly valet attendant and set a course for what is sure to be a memorable dining experience.
“We enjoy helping our guests celebrate any occasion with us, and it’s never been easier to get to our restaurant,” Schoniwitz says.
Morton’s The Steakhouse
WHERE Ala Moana Center, 1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu
Bar open daily from 4:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 p.m. Friday and
Saturday; Dinner served Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m.