Morton’s The Steakhouse

Located in St. Louis’ popular Clayton business and entertainment district, Morton’s The Steakhouse in Clayton offers guests a premier dining experience in a comfortable metropolitan setting. Featuring two spacious boardrooms, an elegant dining room, outdoor patio and modern Bar 12*21, Morton’s is the ideal backdrop for any occasion. Whether planning an intimate dinner, private event, or after-work cocktail gathering, Morton’s delivers the finest cuisine with exceptional service. Our award-winning wine list, prime-aged beef, succulent seafood and decadent dessert, gives guests and unforgettable night out.

How it all began…
Morton’s actually exists today because of…hamburgers! Years ago, before co-founders Arnie Morton and Klaus Fritsch really knew one other, they both worked at the Playboy Club in Montreal. The club was changing the menu, and Klaus cooked a hamburger that was sent out for Arnie to try. Arnie burst into the kitchen, demanding to know “Who cooked that hamburger?”When Klaus stepped forward, he wasn’t sure if Arnie was going to be pleased or not but was relieved to hear him say that it was the best he’d ever tasted. From that day forward, they called it the “Million-Dollar Hamburger”!

More than 3 decades later…
Morton’s has grown to over 69 restaurants, but the vision is the same today as it was when we opened our first restaurant in Chicago in 1978. Quality. Consistency. Genuine Hospitality.

Driven by the desire to provide genuine hospitality–for our guests and our employees–we offer a setting where people truly care about one another, and show it in everything they do. The high level of respect and enthusiasm that runs through our entire organization is evident in many ways, including the longevity of our staff and managers, some of whom have been with us for decades.

Morton’s achievements are not limited to its four walls of the restaurants. Our culture is one that’s also committed to community service, both locally and nationally.


Steak: What Morton’s Does Best!
Since day one, Morton’s has used the same suppliers for our aged prime beef and other meat. They select the best of their inventory for us–and if it doesn’t meet Morton’s standards, it doesn’t get cut for our steaks.

When we say that we offer “The Best Steak…Anywhere,” we mean it!

What does “Prime” mean?
“Prime” is the highest quality grade designation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture in terms of tenderness, juiciness and flavor. This quality grade is determined by maturity and marbling scores, with abundant marbling being required. Less than 2 percent of the nation’s beef supply earns the designation of “Prime” beef. Our Prime Beef at Morton’s is aged for 23-28 days and is custom-cut per Morton’s specification, by network of experienced meat cutters, which assures the highest quality. Our meat arrives fresh to our locations ready to partake in the ultimate dining experience!

What is Morton’s secret?
It’s not a secret anymore! Most of our recipes and tips have been published in Morton’s Steak Bible and Morton’s The Cookbook.

Here are some quick tips that will help you enjoy your steak at home or on the grill.

  1. Buy your beef from a butcher, reputable catalog or online service. If you end up at the supermarket, ask the butcher to cut the meat for you instead of buying the pre-packaged cuts.
  2. Look for beef that is a true red with creamy flecks of fat (called marbling)
  3. Remove the meat from your refrigerator at least 30 minutes before cooking. The steaks should be an inch and a half to two inches in thickness. Meat should be room temperature before you cook it.
  4. Never pierce the beef, otherwise you will lose all the juices inside that make the beef tender and flavorful.
  5. Cook on the grill at the hottest temperature possibly, at least between 425-450 degrees, and make sure the beef has a nice dark char on the outside, then flip it only once to cook the other side.
  6. Great Prime beef should be served rare (cool to warm, red center) or medium rare (warm, pink center).


But isn’t Morton’s a Steakhouse?!?
We certainly serve “The Best Steak…Anywhere,” but we also offer fresh, succulent lighter fare that you’re sure to enjoy.

Think Chilean Sea Bass…. Oysters on the Half Shell…Colossal Shrimp…Alaskan King Crab Legs. Sea where we’re going with this? And there’s also something to be said for pairing our USDA prime-aged steak and seafood selections to create a classic dining experience that represents the finest from land and sea.



Nearby Landmarks & Additional Information

  • Nearby lodging includes the Daniele Hotel, the Sheraton, Clayton on the Park and the Ritz Carlton
  • Other attractions include the St. Louis Zoo, which is free of charge, The Muny Outdoor Theatre, The Art and History Museums, as well as the Galleria Shopping Center.
  • Twenty minutes away from watching the Cardinals and Ram’s Stadium.


Morton’s Private Dining
We are proud to offer our guests a classic alternative to a banquet hall or conference room. For whatever reason, business or pleasure…breakfast, lunch or dinner…Morton’s private dining rooms will leave a lasting impression. Whether it is for your closest friends or esteemed colleagues, rest assured your private dining experience will be something they will remember.

At Your Service
Each Morton’s location has a dedicated Sales and Marketing Manager who will take charge of every last detail to make your event a seamless success. From the time you book a private dining room until the final toast is made and your last guest leaves, Morton’s Sales and Marketing Manager will cater to your every need.

Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Most anything on Morton’s menus can be on your private dining menu, from the delectable appetizers, to the mouth-watering USDA prime-aged steak, to the too-good-to-be-true desserts. Premium bars, award-winning wines and Morton’s signature Mortini’s are also available for your pleasure. Preview some of your menu options or browse through our wine selections.

Amenities Available:
– Professional staff
– Morton’s signature menu and award winning wine list
– State-of-the-art A/V equipment and Wi-Fi technology
– All the extras…including floral arrangements and valet service

Morton’s strives to bring its guests the best…whether that’s through our food, our wine and spirits or our service. We also want to bring you the best events…Prime Events at Morton’s®! Some of the “Prime Events” series include mixology classes, wine and chocolate pairings, winemaker dinners, scotch tastings and more!

Celebrity Server® Events
Guests will rub elbows with some of the biggest names in sports and help their favorite athletes and sports celebrities raise funds for their preferred charities!
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  ESPN’s ‘Lunch with a Legend’ Series
ESPN broadcasts live from Morton’s intimate private dining rooms and grants guests access to legendary food, drinks and sports icons!
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Reservations…Now even more primed for people on the go!

We’ve enhanced for guests using iPhones, Androids and BlackBerrys. Our mobile-optimized website is easy to navigate and loads quickly. Some new features include:

  • GPS functionality to find the nearest Morton’s location
  • Improved mobile reservations
  • New “Click to Call” for easy one-click calling
  • Find a nearby special event, wine dinner or golf outing
  • Easy-to-read directions using Google Maps
  • View Morton’s menu and food photo gallery
  • New eGift Cards for quick and easy gift giving
  • Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
  • Guest Dining Reviews

Simply visit on your smartphone to view the improved mobile website, and save the page for quick access for future reservations, purchases or inquires.

Morton’s has gone mobile…and makes your life easier!


Listing Information

Bar,Dinner,Fine Dining,Functions,Private Room,Wheelchair Access

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