Traditional Steak House FarePorterhose is a traditional steakhouse with all the expected favoirites on the menu from shrimp cocktail, to prime rib to baked potates with all the trimmings to chocolate mousse. This is a menu straight out of the past but it is exceptionally well done and reasonably priced. A wide variety of cuts and sizes of steaks are offered. If you like well-prepared steaks and prime ribs, this is the place to go.
I had the prime rib and unlike many places it was delightfully rare with no hint that it had been sitting under a warming lamp since being removed from the oven hours before. This factor alone is enough torate Porthouse fit for foodies in my book.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you love a steak, thisIf you love a steak, this is a great local place to go. Great early bird special, try it between 5pm and 6pm.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious as alwaysWe always dine early and order the three course special. The filet steak is the best! Love the beet salad, and the chocolate mousse for dessert tops off a wonderful meal.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA hidden gem.You get a feeling that you are very welcomed at Porterhouse. The wait staff is outstanding and very accommodating to all of your wishes. I highly recommend Porterhouse to all of my friends.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFine Dinning GaloreEvery time I've eaten here, it's been for special occasions with the family. This time I brought my girlfriend on our date night. When arrived, we were greeted by the owner. We were seated immediately and were attended by our knowledgeable waitress within seconds. Service - prompt & friendly. The food was absolutely delicious. We started off with the oysters. For the main course, I had the Porterhouse steak and my girl had the Third Ave Club Steak. Both were fantastic, tender, juicy, & flavorful. We finished it off with the Banana Foster for dessert. This was a dessert that was irresistible. The owner actually made it for us, in front of us. The combination of the fried, caramelized bananas, combined with the vanilla ice cream was amazing.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!Great steak, cooked perfectly... great service, our waiter was there when we needed him but did not hover.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNot as exciting or vibrantNot as exciting or vibrant as Town Restaurant, but the food is better!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Food was excellent andThe Food was excellent and the service was fantastic. Wine list very good and the dry aged steaks were well prepared. Their fixed price 3 course dinner is an outstanding value. We will go again and again.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI set this up a a businessI set this up a a business dinner for a large group. The food was outstanding and the service was great. I will definitely have a large group go again or even just a small business meeting4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic steakhouseSteaks were fantastic. I prefer my steak well done which can dry out the meat and make a chef cringe. The steak was tender and still juicy. The twice baked potato was amazing.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a party of 6 and weWe were a party of 6 and we were seated in a large comfortable table and had excellent service! The food was good too. When we take our family of 6 (adults) out, more than not, we are crammed into a small table which really distracts from the enjoyment. Porterhouse was very accomodating! Also, the sound level was low so we were able to have a great conversation during dinner.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat cocktails and wine list.Great cocktails and wine list. Dry aged steaks are awesome. Cowboy steak also a winner. Missed out on the prime rib. They were out by 7:30 so get there early. Nice that steaks come with sides which is great for a steakhouse. Bread is warm and yummy. Started with Beet salad and onion soup which were both good. Bread pudding was yummy. Service was great and friendly. Definitely a place to hang and not rush through dinner.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for a business dinner;We went for a business dinner; had a reservation for 6 people but they were able to accommodate a larger group upon arrival. The food was outstanding. We loved the choice of the Pre-fix menu.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good steaks - probablyVery good steaks - probably the best in San Mateo.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, wine, and service!Looked like a great menu, but they have a 3 course fixed price special (incentive really) that I couldn't pass up. Romaine heart salad was great, nice simple portion. Medium rare, 8oz filet mignon was perfect (I held the bordelaise sauce and simply asked for crumbled blue cheese which was delicious). The included side was a twice baked potato in a clever presentation I've never seen on end before. Chocolate mousse with raspberry ended a perfect meal. Really liked the 2008 bottle of cab from Justin vineyard. Girlfriend had a feast too with the bacon wrapped porkchop - neither of us have ever seen one so large before. She enjoyed the creme brûlée, along with a fresh white peach sorbet (presented as a birthday treat). We'll return!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really liked that it wasWe really liked that it was tucked away off the street. The ambiance was very nice; very relaxing. The wait staff was friendly and helpful as well. The pace of the evening was perfect, and our pre-dinner drinks were well made and strong.
My wife and I both had the prime rib which was very good, shared a side of creamed spinach which was delicious, and even the sides of vegetables and potatoes that come with the steak were all very good.
The wait staff was friendly and helpful as well.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest rack of lamb on the peninsulaBest rack of lamb on the peninsula without question. Service is attentive, and this is actually a restaurant where you can hear those in your party without having to raise your voice during dinner!!!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been at PorterhouseWe have been at Porterhouse several times in the last couple of years. Food has been consistently good and service very good. Have introduced it to friends who shared the same experience.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBest for Prime rib, ChocolateBest for Prime rib, Chocolate Mousse and Creme Brulee. Service is excellent.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGive your review a title (optional)Excellent choice for steaks, and dinning atmosphere. Close to S.F. airport yet away from the tourist/hotel experience.2/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMade reservations for twoMade reservations for two and were seated almost immediately after arriving. Being a first time customer, it was a delight to find a quaint and elegant little dining spot, tucked away in the alcoves of San Mateo. Our server with the menus dropped in shortly after we were seated. We chose the Prim Fixe (3-course meal for $35 per person). For appetizers, we ordered the duck spring rolls and the smoked salmon. For entrees, we had the New York steak and Filet Mignon. I had originally ordered the Prime Rib but unfortunately so did everyone else. For dessert, we ordered the Creme Brulee and the bread pudding. Even though our entire meal was awesome, the desserts were the best part! Great service as well.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe highly recommend SteveWe highly recommend Steve as your Professional Server - he knows the food, wine list, etc. He is also the epitome of professional yet warm and welcoming. We will be back again soon! Those 1800 degree Sirloin Mushrooms are on the list!2/13/2013 12:00:00 AM