Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mortons IX

After a 6 month hiatus, we decided to revisit an old friend, Mortons, to see if anything had changed ever since its acquisition by Landry's in Dec 2011. Honestly I'm not very familiar with the Landry's brand name but apparently they are huge and own brands like Rainforest Cafe, Bubba Gump and the likes - not exactly brands that are synonymous with great food in my humble opinion.


Interior


Complimentary Bread

The complimentary onion loaf had shrunk considerably and when queried, our waiter explained that customers had feedback that the loaf was way too big and they had issues finishing their mains/desserts. (Those customers obviously didn't know about the doggy bag service for the bread. Haha) Size aside, the bread was noticeably dryer with reduced onion aftertaste. First signs of a drop in quality?
 


Macaroni & Cheese

Mac & Cheese is back on the menu! Well, not "formally" yet but you can ask your server about it. I didn't think it was that great actually as the cheese came across as bland and without much depth, rendering the bigger than usual macaroni tasteless and disappointing. And as with all cheese dishes, this was induced nausea big time. So please share. 



Chicken Christopher

3 generous pieces of nicely breaded, tender meat with a creamy aftertaste - Very nice! However as with most other dishes at Mortons, it's good to share or else the nausea will get to you.


USDA Prime Burger

I had the prime burger with the works (bacon, cheese, mushrooms) and honestly, the meat was a little overdone from my order of medium well. Fortunately, it managed to stay tender and juicy with a nice beefy taste. The fries were plump and moist and a most sinful indulgence to help fill me up. The buns could do with a little butter though.

Morton's Hot Chocolate Cake

The 20 minute wait was still worth it for the legendary hot chocolate cake. Decadently sinful with sweet, oozing molten chocolate relished with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream. Perfect way to end off the meal!



Bill

Total bill for the evening stood at a mere $42 (with a $100++ discount). Service was great and I got my favourite table to boot! Has being acquired led to a drop in overall quality at Mortons? It's still early days but if the mac & cheese and onion loaf is anything to go by, that prospect is looming in the not so distant future.


Ambience:7.5/10
Service:8/10
Food:7/10 (6/10 for the Mac & Cheese)
Value for money:7/10
Overall:7.3/10

Address: 4th Storey, Mandarin Oriental Singapore

Contact: 6339-3740

Opening Hours:

Bar
Monday - Saturday 5pm - 11pm
Sunday 5pm - 10pm

Dining Room
Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11pm
Sunday 5pm - 10pm

Website: http://www.mortons.com/singapore/

7 comments:

Jean said...

You do love Morton's, so many visits! Maybe not so much in the future with the path it is heading?

fatpig said...

Hi Jean,

I actually went back just a few days ago. Food was still good but I'm not sure if it will be the same on my next visit probably a couple of months down the road..

ps: I didn't order the mac & cheese this time of course...

Anonymous said...

may i know why the 100 discount?

fatpig said...

Hi Anonymous,

The $100 discount was due to a Morton's voucher that I had :)

adel said...

i have been meaning to visit this steak restaurant, but the exorbitant price tags on sides and desserts are deterring me, not to mention the S$80++ onward for steak... it's great to have vouchers to help out but without it, i have to think twice, cheers for the reviews

fatpig said...

Hi adel,

Mortons runs a promotion once or twice a year on their gift cards. You get a 16.67% discount by buying their gift cards ($500 for $600 worth). I usually stock up on their vouchers during this period :)

Anonymous said...

I now know for certain that I will take the mister to Ruth's Chris for his birthday. As I work in one of those big holding company, I can certainly vouch that those "takeovers" almost alway spell a decline in quality.