In 2013, the high-end steakhouse chain Morton's opened up its second Shanghai location, and now serves seafood and steaks inside a California-inspired, light and bright setting. The wet-aged beef and fresh seafood are good, per Morton's high standards. They also serve nine varieties of cold-water oysters. Morton's encourages sharing of their generous portions, even separating main dishes for you at no extra charge. For those scared off by high menu prices, the lunch set is a good value at 218 rmb for a soup or starter, plus main, and don't miss its happy hours—first made famous at their the IFC Mall location across the Huangpu River in Pudong—from 5–7pm and again from 9–11 pm on weekdays, when complimentary steak sandwiches are on offer alongside martini, beer, and wine specials. This Morton's still has a way to go before it becomes an institution like its IFC mall counterpart, and most Westerners will find having to traipse through a high-end mall to enjoy a fine meal a bit of a downer.
Morton's Steak and Seafood Grille
IAPM Mall, Fourth Floor. 999 Huaihai Zhonglu
Our Rating Neighborhood Puxi Hours 11:30 a.m.–midnight Transportation Metro: South Shanxi Road Phone 21/6067-7888 Prices 500-800 rmb per person Cuisine Type American Steak/Seafood Web site Morton's Steak and Seafood Grille
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