CHICAGO  (  Morton’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (NYSE: MRT) today announced plans to open a new Morton’s The Steakhouse restaurant in the Uptown area of Dallas, Texas. The 8,500 square-foot restaurant will be located at McKinney and Pearl streets in the Uptown Plaza, a retail development across from the Rosewood Crescent Hotel, Crescent Office Building, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Ritz Residences and Hotel ZaZa. With a total seating capacity of 244, the new Dallas Uptown Morton’s will feature Morton’s “new look,” with a lighter, more inviting restaurant interior, and will seat 136 guests in the main dining room, 54 in Morton’s exclusive private dining boardrooms and 54 in Bar 12*21, Morton’s new bar dining concept, the place for specialty cocktails and Morton’s appetizing Bar Bites menu. Bar 12*21 offers the Morton’s Gold Standard experience for guests who want an exciting and energetic bar atmosphere for cocktails and dining. Two recent additions to our Bar Bites menu include the Smoked Salmon Pizza and the Crabcake BLT, and both will complement Morton’s hugely popular mini Prime Cheeseburgers.

The new Dallas Uptown Morton’s is expected to open in early 2011. Morton’s has also recently announced it will be opening in Shanghai, China later this year.

“Morton’s is pleased to announce our upcoming opening in the prestigious Uptown area of Dallas,” said Christopher J. Artinian, President and Chief Executive Officer of Morton’s Restaurant Group, Inc. “The new Morton’s will be extremely well positioned in the Uptown market, but is also in very close proximity to the new Woodall Rogers Park and the exciting Dallas Arts District. We believe our new Morton’s in Uptown will be a highly attractive dining option for area tourists, business clientele and the residents of Dallas.”

About the Company

Morton’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is the world’s largest operator of company-owned upscale steakhouses. Morton’s steakhouses have remained true to our founders’ original vision of combining generous portions of high quality food prepared to exacting standards with exceptional service in an enjoyable dining environment. The Company owned and operated 76 Morton’s steakhouses located in 64 cities across 26 states, Puerto Rico and five international locations (Hong Kong, Macau, Mexico City, Singapore and Toronto), as well as Trevi, our Italian restaurant, which is located next to the ‘Fountain of the Gods’ at The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas, NV. Please visit our Morton’s website at