Morton's Steakhouse Celebrates Renovation, Rebranding

Ellen Christie of Landry's, Michelle Guerrin of Morton's Georgetown, Michael Donlon, a Morton's regional director, and Stephen Conroy, general manager Morton's Georgetown.
Robert Devaney
Ellen Christie of Landry's, Michelle Guerrin of Morton's Georgetown, Michael Donlon, a Morton's regional director, and Stephen Conroy, general manager Morton's Georgetown.

Morton's Steakhouse in Georgetown had a reception to celebrate the completion of its renovation and rebranding. The restaurant at 3251 Prospect Street now features black-and-white, art deco-inspired decor with photos of patrons and staff. At the preview party, crabcake sliders were served alongside beef tenderloin and shrimp cocktail as servers passed out lamb chops, tuna tartare -- and dessert included the obligatory cheesecake.

In a press release from Landry's, parent company of Morton's The Steakhouse, Tilman Fertitta, sole owner, chairman and CEO stated that “In renovating these spaces, our goal was to make these locations one of the most comfortable and inviting dining settings in the D.C. area. These new looks create the perfect setting for any business lunch, family gathering or an intimate dinner.” Morton's was acquired by Landry's in December 2011.

In addition to updating the interiors, Morton’s The Steakhouse has delivered an updated menu packed with new items soon to be favorites including ahi tuna tower, braised short ribs, mixed grills, fresh fish a la nage among others.

The Georgetown Morton's opened in 1982. It is the second location outside Chicago, where the steakhouse was founded. Undergoing a similar makeover, the Morton's downtown (Connecticut Avenue and L Street) opened in 1996. It occupies the space which was the site of the legendary Duke Zeibert's restaurant.

Morton’s The Steakhouse Georgetown (202-342-6258) is open Monday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Morton’s The Steakhouse Connecticut Avenue (202-955-5997) is open Monday through, Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for reservations.

Landry's, Inc., a national restaurant, hospitality and entertainment company, owns and operates such restaurants as Morton's, Vic & Anthony's, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, The Chart House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Its other holdings include the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nev., and Atlantic City, N.J.

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