Porterhouse Steak and Seafood - Little Canada

Porterhouse Steak and Seafood - Little Canada

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.porterhousesteakandseafood.com/
  • Phone: 6514839248x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Michaelson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full service catering for any event. Please contact Jason Hilderman (General Manager).

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 35E
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Well lit private lot surrounds building.
A word from Porterhouse Steak and Seafood - Little Canada
Porterhouse Steak and Seafood offers casual-fine dining with a Supper Club atmosphere. The menu consists of premium steaks aged a minimum of twenty eight days, fresh fish & seafood. All entrees are served with a choice of House, Caesar or Spinach salad, bread and choice of Potato or Vegetable.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Porterhouse Steak and Seafood - Little Canada reviews from OpenTable diners
291 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (220)neighborhood gem (150)fit for foodies (85)romantic (85)notable wine list (44)good for groups (39)hot spot (19)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • birthday get together
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    was hoping for the halibut but not available, we had a great waitress,very attentive.dean
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I made my reservations through Open Table with a special request to surprise my husband with concert tickets. I was a little nervous the staff wouldn't get my request but to my delight they did and they were all excited to help and it went as I hoped! Thank you Julie our server for your outstanding service and recommendations! We will be back! And FYI we went on a Sunday and it was packed! Julie suggested to always make reservations no matter the day of the week to avoid a long wait;)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NASA35
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I had heard good things about the restaurant and while I didn't hate it I didn't love it....mostly because of the service. We ordered a shrimp cocktail and crab cakes for starters. I had finished my crab cakes before the gal received the shrimp???? Ordered the filet with baked; received the filet with mashed. Steak was well cooked. I know she was busy but the service was just adequate for the money spent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    Ashley
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My boyfriend and I found this place on accident. We were planning on going to the Chianti Grill in Roseville but noticed they had another restaurant they owned that was specialized in steak. The food was great. Eleanor was a great server. Very attentive! We were clearly the youngest people in there by 15 years but it was a great find and will definately return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but way too loud
    Daav
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The steak my wife ordered was really good and the service was good. However, this place is way too loud to relax and enjoy your food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    gwriv
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Very enjoyable night. Food was excellent. The steaks were perfectly made.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is a really great place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The only thing that put a damper on our time there and our meals was the booth. They put us in a corner booth for 5 people. It was roomy enough, but there was no cushion in the seats. It was very uncomfortable and I have to say that I had cramps in my legs after I left the restaurant. I was not the only one that felt this way out of the 5 of us. There were a couple others that had problems also. Please make your seating more comfortable for us older folks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    mema
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food is always consistently good. Love to go for a great treat
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best steak!
    SpellyVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    7 put of 8 in our party had steak and said it was the best!! I had the salmon and it was also very good. Nice touch with the birthday cake!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Mchelle
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This was not my first meal at Porterhouse, but I will definitely re-think coming again for any kind of meal where I am looking for a classy, quiet and/or romantic dining experience. When we arrived the middle of the smallish dining room was occupied by a large and boisterous family, complete with children running about. It was so loud my date and I couldn't hold a decent conversation and found the server near impossible to hear. She didn't seem happy either and although we laughed it off as one of those things, we couldn't leave soon enough. Had the atmosphere been different, I know we'd have stayed for dessert and coffee.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    SHVacation
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Everything is always excellent at The Porterhouse Restaurant - from the greeting at the door, to the wait staff and the chefs. The food is always prepared exactly as ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First bad experience
    Like2dine
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We love this place. On this night however it was not as great as usual. The waitress appeared to be having a bad night and was not very friendly. I ordered the pork chop special and found it to be a bit dry and the sauce was a bit tasteless. We will be back however because we love this place. May sit in the bar next time with Howie
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING!
    Lola
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday and, after our scrumptious meal, our waitress brought us a birthday cake with a candle to blow out. She made us feel very special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service always excellent
    Lilac
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Our family has come here for years because the service, food and atmosphere are always excellent. Their steaks and fish are just delicious and the portions are generous- typically take home enough for another meal. Their New England clam chowder is the best! You are seated at or before your reservation time and the hostess and servers are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service needs improvement
    dineoften
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Seems to be a place that locals frequent - believe that since this was our first time there we were somewhat ignored. Baked potato and my husbands mashed potatoes were not warm. Did not see waitress often but she was busy taking care of her other tables.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3rd time was not a charm
    CharmedNoMore
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I have been to Porterhouse now three times. We reserve Porterhouse dining for special occasions and have been extremely pleased in the past. However, our third visit was not a charm. Neither of us were impressed with our food. Our service was great. We still had a nice time celebrating our anniversary...will we dine at Porterhouse again and call it a fluke? The answer still remains...
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Standard steak restaurant
    Brightlight
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The ambiance of the restaurant was very old school and country, like a standard steak house. The food was good but not original or different and the ingredients were all very standard. Overall it was a good meal but not a place I would suggest when compared to other restaurants in Minneapolis.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The pictures on the internet shows a completely different picture. The food was very good! Some of the wait staff, very snobbish!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • greattime
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had a great experience at Porterhouse and have no complaints at all...Fabulous food, great drinks, beautiful ambiance and a terrific waiter who was very attentive and professional in fulfilling our needs. We had not been at this restaurant for almost a year but we were very well aware that it had been way too long after realizing what a wonderful dining experience we have whenever we come here. Thank you.. and see you again soon!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    big disappointment for $170! mom had the cobb salad w/steak...steak bites very tough. Dad had lite fare walleye...very little flavor the size of a sardine! birthday boy of 27 years had a large steak with tons of fat, 2/3rds was fat! I great meal with 2nd son, filet mignon...good. bread would have been good had it been warm. This was our first time at this restaurant, big disappointment for our birthday celebration. Oh! The chic cake was good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love Jennifer & Howie!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We are glad you brought back the prawns, they are always cooked perfectly! Would love to see the bacon cheddar mashed potatoes back. Prices went up but meat and seafood are crazy expensive so that's to be expected. Porterhouse never disappoints and is worth every dollar you will spend! Thanks, as always, to Jason and wonderful staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to have a nice dinner
    MicwhenVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I schedule many business meals here. Everyone loves the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best Things Going
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Totally enjoyed our dining experience again at Porterhouse. The wait staff, appetizer, dinner, and wine were the best. Steak dinners with the works can not be beat. The steak is so good you hardly need a knife. We will be back again and again and again. We would not hesitate bringing any of our friends or family to Porterhouse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • M & M
    MichaelMary127
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We always enjoy Porter House, great food, great service and this time was our 40th Wedding Anniversary so it was extra special!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and Service
    JoanD
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday and were intently talking. Our waiter was very respectful of our conversations and worked our table with just the right amount of interruptions to give good service. Each of us was over joyed at the food selection we had made. Everything was perfectly prepared and delivered hot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    love2dineout
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great food, drinks, and ambience. Special restaurant for special occasions
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night Out
    NightOut
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    It was recommended by my co-workers. It was our first night out without the children in a few weeks. It was a good experience. Food was delicious! It was a nice quiet setting and it felt great to go out and not have the loud bar setting. Would definitely recommend it to someone who is looking for a nice couples night out.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Evening
    pickyeater
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We always enjoy coming here for special occasions. The food is predictably great and the staff makes an evening dinner very special. Thank you for the integrity of a dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Cathy
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I had the salmon special & my husband had the rib eye steak. Both EXCELLENT. We were celebrating our anniversary and it couldn't have been better.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time mistakes were made.
    WanderingPuffin
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My fiance and business partner have dined at Porterhouse many times and this time, mistakes were made. We had never had to send back a steak at Porterhouse and she had to send back her filet not once, but twice. The steaks, both hers and mine we not seasoned well and although the service was good, dining next to a crying baby and another child kicking the back of the seat, did not add to the ambiance. This was a celebration of the start of my 8th in business and unlike other times, this time was frankly disappointing. I am sure that we will return, as we have celebrated birthdays there, but we truly were disappointed in the overall experience based on our many past dining experiences at Porterhouse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Best steak in town. Adding a patio would be fabulous!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Another great dinner at Porterhouse
    charboy
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had great service and wonderful food. They even made up a special dish that was not on their menu. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This restaurant never disappoints. Food is perfect every time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SEARCH NO MORE!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The NY steak was hot and done to perfection(medium rare), and the price and value was unbelievable. No need to head Downtown to those expensive places and end up getting less! PLUS, our waitress Heather was the BEST!!! JOHN
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't sit in the bar!
    likedining
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We were seated in a booth in the bar for our dinner. It was very noisy and we were hardly able to converse. The food and service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The Old Reliable
    JandA
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    When we want a good steak or seafood, we know we can always count on Porterhouse for its great menu and amazing chef who has not messed up a meal, yet. The waitstaff is efficient, but never in your face. The atmosphere is also very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bill
    Bill
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We've eaten many meals at the Porterhouse in Little Canada and most of the time we had a pleasant experience; however, our last visit was marginal. Food came out luke warm. Server was not attentive to our table. She didn't ask if we were celebrating an event even though I noted on the online reservation it was our wedding anniversary. We dined on a Sunday night at 6:30 so it wasn't as busy like a Friday or Saturday night. Overall, a very disappointing experience. Not sure we'll go back any time soon or if we did, I would ask not to be seated at a table served by Kari.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steak
    larryderr
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The Filet and walleye I had was great.My wife also loved the white cake that we received because it was our anniversary
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Northfork
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We enjoy the menu selections, the opportunity to order a lighter menu, the service, and moderate pricing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Our food was really good,but I feel as though it wasn't as clean as a restaurant should be.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.