When asking for the Best Steakhouse in Hong Kong, Morton’s Steakhouse and Intercontinental’s Steakhouse + Winebar Grill will almost always be the two answers you get – an answer I completely agree with too. Both places serve absolutely excellent quality USDA rib eye steaks for a roughly similar price and I do struggle to decide which place wins the “Best Steak in Hong Kong” title – but whatever the potential outcome, it’d be highly controversial.
That said, Morton’s wins my heart over a little because of it’s steak execution and irresistible desserts.
Steaks paired with Cocktails
Wine is always the go-to drink for any steak dinner, but at this special event, we paired the food with cocktails and the results were surprisingly good. Pink Tonic and Asarita were my favourites.
Chilled Morton’s Prime Ocean Platter for four – HK$990
This platter can be ordered for two to six people and this was the four people portion. The majority thought the Alaskan King Crab Leg was the highlight of the platter, but for me, both the oyster and Maine lobster were extremely fresh and juicy, being my favourite instead.
The platter was paired with Pink Tonic, a lemongrass and grapefruit twist to the usual gin & tonic and I’d say this was the best cocktail match of the night. The cocktail was refreshing and only a tad fruity. The lightness of the drink made for a great complement to the fresh seafood. Great to start with!
Chilean Sea Bass Fillet – HK$425
If you’re here to treat your partner to excellent steak, but not feeling too carnivorous yourself, Morton’s also serve a range of Signature Items which stray away from beef. The sea bass is a highly recommended option. It’s cooked perfectly, with super soft and juicy centre.
The sea bass was paired with Pineapple Zinger cocktail and I personally loved this cocktail very much. It was flavourful and had an interesting twist to it. Pineapple, orange and lime seemed to make the base of the drink, but there’s also a tad of ginger in there to create that “interesting” element. I know how ginger is not exactly the most popular ingredient, so this drink is probably not for the mass.
Signature Cut Prime New York Strip (20 oz) – HK$668
I don’t order this cut myself very often, but it definitely was good quality with good meat flavour. Importantly and outstandingly at Morton’s, the execution of the steak is unparalleled. It was cooked to medium rare, retained a very tender juicy texture and the outer edges were perfectly charred.
Orange Old Fashion was the cocktail paired with this steak. The pairing was decent but it was very alcholic-ly strong and I’m really not a fan of Bourbon.
Cajun Ribeye Steak (16oz) – HK$678
Ribeye is my personal favourite cut of steak because of its sufficient yet not overwhelming amount of fat, which usually translates into a strong beef flavour (stronger than the New York Strip). The Cajun Ribeye Steak is a relatively unique option to Morton’s menu. I usually prefer my steaks plain and natural but the cajun flavouring was not intense at all. In fact, it acts as an interesting substitute to the usual salt seasoning. It’s a good option if you’re feeling adventurous but of course, they also serve Centre-cut Prime Rib Eye – HK$658 (without the cajun) which to be honest, is still my preferred choice.
The cocktail paired with this steak was the Asarita, unsurprisingly friend of the margarita. This was my second favourite cocktail of the night (after Pink Tonic) and also paired very well with the Cajun steak. The Asarita had refreshing hints of cucumber, lime and coriander (love that combo!), with a very mild Jalapeno pepper twist to it too. The drink was not light at all, which is why it suited the relatively heavy-tasting Cajun steak. It’s definitely a viable contender to the usual red wine pairing.
Double Chocolate Mousse – HK$110
Morton’s Steakhouse serves a wide range of traditional desserts which are just purely classic and delicious. They keep it simple and I like that! The chocolate mousse was thick, intensely chocolate-y and not very sweet. Plus, I think the prices are reasonable, considering the portions. After a steak meal, you’d probably want to share this between two.
They also make an excellent Key Lime Pie – HK$110 that I featured as one of the 8 best lemon tarts in Hong Kong.
Classic good quality steaks and desserts
In a city where innovation is key to attracting fickle customers, Morton’s Steakhouse attracts me even more by doing the classic right.
Morton’s Steakhouse is undeniably one of the top steakhouses in Hong Kong. They source excellent quality steaks and execute them well. The menu is classic and prices are reasonable for what you get (big portions, good quality).
I still think red wine goes best with steaks, but the Pink Tonic and Pineapple Zinger are great to go along with starters, and I’d happily replace my white wine with these refreshing cocktails! If you do decide to forego the red wine, the Asarita is an excellent drink to go with mains.
At the time of writing, these cocktails are not available on Morton’s menu yet – stay tuned for updates!
4/F The Sheraton Hotel & Towers
20 Nathan Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Phone: 2732 2343
Spend per person: HK$800-1000 (without alcoholic drinks)