A two-month renovation of the Morton’s The Steakhouse in the Hyatt Bethesda hotel (7400 Wisconsin Ave.) took the high-end restaurant and bar from country club feel to modern, said general manager Ron McNeill.
The brick walls and heavy wood front door are gone, replaced with glass and a darker, sleeker lounge-like feel the restaurant showed off during an unveiling event on Tuesday.
Landry’s, the Houston-based restaurant company that bought the iconic steakhouse brand in 2011 for $200 million, is remodeling all of the approximately 65 U.S. locations, starting with its Houston Morton’s restaurants and its locations in Bethesda, Baltimore and D.C.
The Bethesda Morton’s opens to the hotel lobby, but McNeill said they still were able to achieve a much more open feel to the brand new bar area, which connects to the main dining room and the private party area.
Crews worked overnight after the restaurant closed shop for the day. The Northern Virginia locations in Arlington and Reston are next on the renovation schedule.