Morton's downtown closes today
August 12, 2009 6:43 pm at 6:43 pm #77535
RT @614Magazine: BRKING NEWS:sad to say that Morton’s The Steakhouse has announced will be closing its downtown location effective today.August 12, 2009 6:47 pm at 6:47 pm #294274
Surprised Morton’s hung on this long. Maybe another Subway will take its place.August 12, 2009 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm #294275
Bummer. I heard they had plans to open part of that building and build a patio.August 12, 2009 6:52 pm at 6:52 pm #294276
Not too many Taft/Noe dinners going on anymore. Sad for the staff!August 12, 2009 6:54 pm at 6:54 pm #294277
614MAG’s got all the scoop today.August 12, 2009 7:22 pm at 7:22 pm #294278
It sucks that theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re gone. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a big name restaurant that I felt put Columbus on the big city map. But, you have to admit, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not at a shortage of great steakhouses in this town; MitchellÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, Smith and WollenskyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s, RuthÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Chris just to name a few are still here (for now) and going pretty strong (I think). If RuthÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Chris and S&W (two major steakhouse chains with Columbus being the ONLY Ohio locations) bail, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be concerned.August 12, 2009 7:25 pm at 7:25 pm #294279
Sucks. The Scotch & Steak crew will have to have a memorial service.August 12, 2009 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm #294280
This is wild–do restaurants usually die so suddenly? I guess it’s not like they could hold a “going out of business” sale, but it just took me by surprise.August 12, 2009 7:40 pm at 7:40 pm #294281
I’m assuming the staff here had no idea. It must have been a huge, sudden decision from the top of the organization. I got an email from the marketing manager on Monday about a Scotch tasting there in September. I feel for them. The management there was always exceptional to us.August 12, 2009 7:43 pm at 7:43 pm #294282
Did they also close their restaurants in Cleveland and Cincinnati, or just Columbus?August 12, 2009 7:43 pm at 7:43 pm #294283
it was also purged off Morton’s website really quick.
http://www.mortons.com/locations.phpAugust 12, 2009 7:46 pm at 7:46 pm #294284
The staff there was always exceptional. I hope they can all get in somewhere else quick!August 12, 2009 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm #294285
I wondered about this when I saw a guy scraping the Morton’s logo of the window as I was coming down the escalotor. DAMN, I almost had a chance to break the news but was foiled by a meeting. DAMMIT!August 12, 2009 8:04 pm at 8:04 pm #294286
I loved Morton’s. In my opinion, Ruth Chris and S&W and Mitchell’s just aren’t the same at all. None of them had that same kinda dark, old, speakeasy atmosphere. At least Mitchell’s is downtown, but driving to some mall or to the middle of a polaris parking lot for a cool steakhouse atmosphere just doesn’t get it for me.
(unless somer’s boss is in town in which case I will S&W my brains right out…) Anywhoo…looks like it’s The Top or bust fer me these days.
…as if I ever go out for steak dinners anyway.
Still el sucko for Mortons…had lots of fun nights there.August 12, 2009 8:12 pm at 8:12 pm #294287
Thanks, Lew. It’s the only time I allow myself to burb it up as well :) We’ve moved on to getting wasted in boxes at Clippers games. Though they’re kinda mean and kicked everyone out because SOMEONE jumped the rail and started pilfering the booze left behind by the box next door. I’m not going to confirm or deny that I had any part in this, but I will say it was scary enough to make that person jet with pockets full of beers and continue the party outside of Huntington Stadium.
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