12/07/2010 AT 11:45 AM EST
Taking a break from filming her new movie Contagion
in Chicago, Gwyneth Paltrow
and two pals joked about ordering way
too much food at Bar 12-21 inside Morton's the Steakhouse in Rosemont, Ill. The group started out with a shrimp cocktail and salads before moving on to a meal that included filet mignon, shrimp Alexander and sea bass. Paltrow was very complimentary of the staff and the food, a source says.