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spuwho

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Re: Morton’s steakhouse opening at the Hyatt
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2017, 09:28:57 PM »
Probably where Plaza III was.

Correct, that's where it's going. I don't think Shula's was ever in the Hyatt.

Shulas 347 was originally going into the Hyatt, but moved to the new Sheraton in Deerwood in 2008.  Now that is closed and its just a bar and grill at JIA.

I remember the signs being up on the walls when I was riding my bike down there, but I looked it up and they never did open there.

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Re: Morton’s steakhouse opening at the Hyatt
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2017, 02:05:46 PM »
^ I think Cowford will cater to folks looking for something different.  The historic space will be a draw, as will the rooftop.  For Morton's, it will be the riverfront view (albeit not a good view right now).

So Mortons will have nice River front views like Ruth's in Double Tree? I am unfamiliar with the Hyatt and the space they will occupy. I was hoping it would be mostly interior space with to give Cowford an even bigger ambiance advantage:)

I know I am making this thread about  Cowford ( We will never go to Morton's, sorry Morton) but I soooooo want Cowford to be great and successful due to the combination of the building and wanting a great non chain steakhouse (Please, no one mention Tree).

I am worried that due to convenience they will lose a huge portion of potential Hyatt business. Weekdays could be ugly

The views at the new Morton's will definitely not be anywhere close to the river views of Ruth's Chris at DoubleTree and it also won't be anywhere near as good as the views from the Cowford rooftop. Honestly, I don't think it's a great idea for Morton's to open there. Ruth's already has a lock on their position and location in the market. Cowford offers something different and with local flair. Morton's, to me, has never been as good as Ruth's and lacks the views. Morton's also lacks the local, historical, and rooftop attributes of Cowford. Maybe something like Roy's or Melting Pot should've opened here instead of in that odd Gate Parkway location.

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Re: Morton’s steakhouse opening at the Hyatt
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2017, 02:56:53 PM »
I thought the last Morton's location sucked too.  The place didn't have a single window, it just felt weird.

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Re: Morton’s steakhouse opening at the Hyatt
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2017, 03:14:13 PM »
I thought the last Morton's location sucked too.  The place didn't have a single window, it just felt weird.

Mortons. Old school steak place,  riding on rep for several years. Met founders back in 1985, been to their house on the lakefront.

Run by the kids now. Junior wasted money opening Pink Taco chain. Lost a bundle trying to get the brand to take in China back in the 80's.


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Re: Morton’s steakhouse opening at the Hyatt
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2017, 03:43:57 PM »
The Hyatt location will definitely be better than the old Morton's spot....once the new riverwalk is completed.  I recall Plaza III having a decent interior environment when it was open.  The dining area will have waterfront views (south and east), 1,000 hotel rooms/110,000SF of meeting space above it, outdoor dining and it will be in the heart of the Northbank.  We'll soon find out if we have a market strong enough to support multiple upscale steakhouses.
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Re: Morton’s steakhouse opening at the Hyatt
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2017, 11:02:16 PM »
^ the interior was quite nice

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Re: Morton’s steakhouse opening at the Hyatt
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2017, 06:18:25 PM »
I thought the last Morton's location sucked too.  The place didn't have a single window, it just felt weird.

Mortons. Old school steak place,  riding on rep for several years. Met founders back in 1985, been to their house on the lakefront.

Run by the kids now. Junior wasted money opening Pink Taco chain. Lost a bundle trying to get the brand to take in China back in the 80's.

I stand corrected. The Morton Family sold the chain in 1987. It is now owned by Landry's, the hospitality, casino operator based in Houston.