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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Morton's move

The next piece in the new and growing downtown dining district will be the new location of Morton's The Steakhouse. It will move out of the lower level of Tower Place mall and re-open in the second floor of Carew Tower on August 6.
Unlike their original location, located in a basement, with the classic windowless, dark-wood steakhouse feel, the new location will have windows. In fact, it will be the first American Morton’s to have them, and they'll look over a full view of Fountain Square. (This makes sense to me--cozy is very outdated, and I think people would probably rather eat out in the open than in a secluded hideaway these days. It does make me wonder if anyone will ever take over the old Maisonette/LaNormandie space.)
Morton's will also feature a new wine room, and a new concept called Bar 1221, with a full menu of less-expensive bar food items, and two happy hours daily. There will be an entrance directly from Vine St., with both an elevator and a staircase. Like most of the new restaurants downtown, Morton's will be open for dinner nightly. In a year or so, there will be lots of options for downtown eating on Sunday night, even for lunch on Saturday, which is one of the most encouraging things about all the new restaurant activity.


at 9:58 AM Anonymous Tom Jackson said...

I've always wondered if the Cincinnati Mortons will ever open for lunch? Their website indicates some locations do open for lunch (I am excluding the occasional availability of a set price and offering lunch on certain days around Christmas) and the menu has a lot I'd like to try.

at 7:30 PM Anonymous CLC said...

I think you do a great job covering the Cincinnati food scene. But, is there any way you might be able to get some more space for your reviews? It seems like there's always more to say about a restaurant, but because of the short amount of space that's allotted to your restaurant reviews you leave us hanging wanting more. (Oh, and the restaurant reviews from freelancers are terrible -- far too positive.) So editors, whatdaya say -- how about giving Polly some more space? Also, why are your restaurant reviews only visible for 60 days affter they're published? Can't they be bundled into the restaurant's listing on Cincinnati.com, so you can see YOUR review (again, we don't need generic info posted about what the restaurant offers) alongside its hours, etc. Thanks!

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