Saturday, April 12, 2008

Morton's Bar Bites Menu

New restaurants keep opening in the South Boston Seaport district of the city. One of the new additions in the last few months has been Morton's Steakhouse. This is Morton's second Boston location. The other location is in the Back Bay.

Ever since it opened, I've wanted to check out Morton's special "Bar Bites" menu that is served in its bar area. During its "Power Hour," the plates on the Bar Bites menu cost $5. The Power Hour (which is actually power hours, plural) is Monday through Friday between 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM and between 9:30 PM and 11:00 PM. Apparently, this is a pretty big draw or people are getting off work early these days with the recession, er, economic slowdown, because the first two times I tried to go around 5:00 PM there wasn't a seat to be had in the bar. This time, I showed up around 4:45 PM and was lucky there was a free seat.

During the Power Hour times, you can choose from a trio of miniature cheesburgers, four petite filet mignon sandwiches, chicken strips, blue cheese french fries, and jump lump crab with dip all for $5. We ordered the filet mignon sandwiches, and I can tell you they weren't as substantial as the picture on the web site. (Morton's used to serve the filet mignon sandwiches for free during Power Hour. Price was better back then. It was OK for $5. I'm not sure how much they cost the rest of the day.) The blue cheese fries were good and actually more filling than the sandwiches. The cheesburgers looked pretty good, and I definitely regretted not going with them instead of the filet mignon sandwiches. For directions and other info on the South Boston Seaport location, check out the Morton's web site.

No comments: