Morton's Bistro Northwest
The waitress warned me twice that 'hot' was "definitely hot," which was just what I was in the mood for. And she was right. There were spicy chunks of sausage, HUGE pieces of crab and peppers, resting happily in a fired-up tomato sauce. Along the rim of the bowl was a zig-zag of red, which disappointingly turned out to be nothing more than Sriracha hot sauce. Good, but I was kind of expecting something more original. Mrs. VN ordered the Angus New York steak, served with potatoes, and a mix of mushrooms, onions, and carrots. The steak was tender, and more importantly, cooked just the way she ordered it. As she describes her meal, "If you just want a big, juicy, delicious slab of meat, the New York is what to order." You see why I love her? Overall, our meal was quite satisfying and filling. The price tag was reasonable at $76 (drinks, appetizer, 2 entrees, soup). The service was friendly, courteous and attentive, and not overbearing. I think we'll be back.
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Vicarious Diner: http://eatsalem.com/2009/03/vicarious-diner-at-mortons-bistro.html