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There is only one steak house on this list because, heinously expensive as great steak always is, Morton’s is the best value for money. Perfectly cooked hunks of spectacular aged beef go down like honey. Thick hunks of meat are red, juicy, full of marbling, beautifully seasoned and cooked, and loaded with flavour. It’s enough to make the staunchest vegetarian reconsider. And we don’t mind that they’ve stopped bringing the cart of raw food to show you. Starters are irrelevant, sides don’t matter, though the parmesan truffle frites have great depth of flavour — and could be perfect if the oil was hotter, which would prevent grease from seeping so far in to the frites. Morton’s has slipped a few places down the list because the service is less attentive than it used to be. For my +$50 steak, treat me like a princess please. If you’re pinched, ask for the “special” that’s not on the menu: $67.50 for a salad, a six-ounce filet with a side and desert.