Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Red Blooded Downtown Brooklynites to Dine on Barely-Cooked Steak at 'Morton's The Steakhouse' -- and Apple (Or Maybe Barneys) Might Move In Next Door

"Morton’s The Steakhouse," an upscale eatery for carnivores that originated in Chicago, will open in the new addition of the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge in Downtown Brooklyn, it was announced Monday by Muss Development.

New York Magazine reports: "This international chain of steak restaurants may not have the gritty personality of Peter Luger or the classic Old New York feel of establishments like Wolfgang's or Keen's, but it's a decent option if you find yourself near West 45th Street just wanting an honest steak." (Other reviews here.)

The Brooklyn Eagle reported on Morton's -- but also reported that Muss has entered into a contract to purchase the first two floors of the adjacent 345 Adams St. from the City of New York in “a highly unique transaction,” and will convert that space from offices into 40,000 square feet of retail.

Concentrate, people: "Stan Markowitz, a senior vice president at Muss who has been involved with the 345 Adams conversion, did confirm that the interested retailers include Barneys, The Gap, Banana Republic and Apple."

Morton's to Open at New Downtown Brooklyn Mariott -- Brooklyn Eagle

Building photos by MK Metz
Pewter pig lamp available at Morton's

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