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December 20, 2015

Story By: Christina O Connor |

In the 1970s, when Klaus Fritsch was in the process of changing the menu of the restaurant he worked at in Montreal, he sent out a hamburger for his co-worker Arnie Morton to sample. Soon, Morton came into the kitchen wanting to know who was responsible for the food — he said it was the best burger he’d ever had.

After that, the two opened the first Morton’s The Steak-house in 1978 in Chicago. The traditional steak house chain now comprises nearly 70 restaurants — including the one at Ala Moana Center — featuring signature prime steaks and succulent seafood.

If you’re still looking for a place to celebrate the holidays — or any other special occasion — Morton’s has private dining rooms for parties of 10-60 guests (call 947-5293 to reserve).

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For a better idea of what Morton’s has to offer, the Steak and Lobster Tail ($55) holiday special (available until Dec. 30) is a great place to start. The combo features a 6-ounce filet mignon and a 5-ounce Maine lobster tail with drawn butter and lemon. To complement any meal, try the melted magic of Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella ($15) with tomato and basil. It’s pan-seared and served over a watercress salad with balsamic vinegar glaze.

Morton’s The Steakhouse
Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
949-1300
Dinner: Monday-Thursday, 5:30-10 p.m.;
Friday-Saturday, 5-11 p.m.;
Sunday, 5–10 p.m.; bar open from 4:30 daily; happy hour: Sunday-Friday, 4:30–6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to closing

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