After 16 years of providing quality steaks and stiff drinks, Morton's at Mandarin Oriental has been renovated to present a brighter and lighter atmosphere. I'm sure most of you would have heard about Morton's, or frequented it before. My department in my current company used to have this tradition where we'll celebrate a colleague's birthday with Morton's MORTinis and steak sandwiches at 5pm (we'll shut down our laptops and leave by 4.15 to grab seats). It was great fun. I'm happy to see that it's been renovated now - looks good!
Here's how it looks in the day - perfect for business lunches! Visit their website to look at their extensive lunch, dinners and private dining menus.
The main upgrade from the renovation came from the removal of the partition between Bar 12.21 and the main dining room, to give it a bigger sense of space. There's also new wall-to-wall windows that stretch the length of the main dining room and French windows around the bar so you can look in as you walk past the place on level 4 of Mandarin Oriental.
Bar 12.21 beside the restaurant does really great classic drinks and offers over 60 types of whiskies, in case you're wondering.
My favorite would be the Lychee Mortini ($15.95), available from Mon to Sun, 5-7pm with free flow steak sandwiches.
We of course had the famous free flow Steak Sandwiches.
So simple, so good.
Their bar bites in general are excellent. Very generous and tasty; not something they just heat up with a microwave. You can just tell. After steak sandwiches, my fav would be the Chicken Goujonettes ($16) with mustard mayonnaise. The mini crab cakes BLTs ($37) were really delicious too.
We had a look at the bar/lounge that's in the middle of the hotel as well (on the fourth floor). Changes are minimal since you can't do much structurally, but new carpets and furniture was placed. I liked the bar here because it feels so cosy and intimate!
Well now I feel like having an Appletini. I'll definitely recommend anyone looking for a quality bar or restaurant to check out the new Morton's.
Morton's The Steakhouse
Mandarin Oriental Singapore
Fourth Storey, 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039797
Bar: Monday - Saturday 5pm - 11pm, Sunday 5pm - 10pm
Dining Room: Monday - Saturday 5:30pm - 11pm, Sunday 5pm - 10pm