We were visiting with our
We were visiting with our daughter and wanted a nice quiet place where we could talk and not be interuppeted by loud music, tv,s We had a very nice time at Porter's
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Great food. Steaks were cooked
Great food. Steaks were cooked perfectly. Service was good, kinda slow towards the end but they did a great job overall.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our steaks were perfect.
Our steaks were perfect. Great seasoning, perfectly cooked and served hot.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our first visit.
This was our first visit. Our steaks were terrific and our server was wonderful. Porter's will be on our special occasion restaurant list!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Easter Brunch was awesome!
Easter Brunch was outstanding. Lobster Bisque was very good, great selection of breakfast and normal entrees, and the deserts were awesome! Loved the experience.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Other than the service everything
Other than the service everything was pretty good. The sommelier made the experience very pleasureable but the timing of the food and the style of the server took away from what otherwise would have given you an outstanding meal.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Get the Bone in
Great place with great steak. Get the bone-in option for a wonderful experience. James was a great server if you need one...attentive, but not troublesome, and very knowledgeable of the menu. Wine selection was very good. Think twice when they ask if you want bottled water, the tap water had a distracting taste.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We will be back!
We have visited 3 times and have yet to not enjoy everything about Porter's. Great food and staff always very friendly.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Scallops in Illinois
My fiancé and I went to Porter's for a date night. The ambience was nice and cozy. The food was fabulous! We started with a bottle of Moscato Asti, it was delicious! With bread 3 types of butter was served. The pimento butter was amazing! I could not stop eating bread and butter! I ordered the scallops. What a culinary treat! They were nice and big and the white wine butter sauce was divine! My only complaint was that I did not have enough room in my stomach to try dessert!
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been to Porters several
We've been to Porters several times and really enjoy it. This time the service was a little slow. We waited longer than normal to be met by our server and the main course was slow coming out of the kitchen (compared to what we have experienced in the past). Finally, the lobster was a little over cooked.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
10 OZ. OF HEAVEN !!!!
It was my first(of many in the future) time to dine at Porter's and i was delighted with our waiter,service and of course my LUCIOUS,COOKED TO PERFECTION 10 OZ.FILET .... THE OTHER 3 IN OUR PARTY WERE JUST AS HAPPY!!! NICE JOB PORTER'S!!!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are fortunate enough to visit Porter several times per year. Apparently the word is getting out in that the occupied tables grow every time. it is a great place for an unhurried experience when catching up with or simply enjoying being with friends. The food is always predictably consistent and excellent. Everyone with us loved the their Peppercorn Steak specialty. We've been there on their busiest nights and the service is always great. For those who enjoy wine, they've always got some special surprise to accent whatever you're ordering. For dessert, don't miss their carrot cake. This one might make you think about having dessert first!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was impressed with the atmosphere. The only thing better would be privacy. The tables in our area was open. There were other more-private seats. I was impressed with the wine cart brought out. Being able to sample some really fine wine was awesome! We splurge and had some of the best with dinner. The steak....I'll have to admit, the BEST I have ever had! It was so tender, I had to try to do it and..i cut it with a fork! The flavor was awesome! Our server was good, but not outstanding. You could tell he was stressing about juggling everyone else. Grant it, the noise level probably had to do with others having wine, but there were a few times I couldn't hear my fiance across the table. So, overall Great Event!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Great Place for a Special Event
The staff is attentive, friendly, and responsive, without being intrusive; and includes a knowledgeable and engaging wine steward. The dining area is quiet and the tables are comfortably spaced.
The menu offers a range of skillfully prepared meat, fish, and poultry dishes, with suitable sides. While I am happy with a good cut of meat, a properly cooked potato, and a good salad, my wife has more particular tastes. We have always been thoroughly satisfied with the meals placed before us. Our family has celebrated special occasions at this Porters for close to 20 years. Over that time they have always maintained the highest levels of service, and quality of offerings.
Prices are consistent with the quality of the dining experience.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Wine, Good Atmosphere...
Went to Porters with my husband and another couple. We actually had a nice time, to my surprise. (I had a sub-par experience the last time, but our friends wanted to go.) The atmosphere was great, and the wine was perfect - a nice Spatlase Riesling from Bernkastel. (Mosel River/Germany) Jeff, the wine steward, recommended it, and it was a nice fit for all. We finished the bottle. (Around $80.00 a bottle - a good deal when it's $20.00 a glass.) We didn't order appetizers, but the Lobster Bisque was fantastic, and my friends enjoyed the Steak and Barley. The House Salad was also tasty. As for the meal, my friends loved the Peppered Loin Steak and the Pork Loin. My husband's Ribeye was too tough, and I was not impressed with the Mixed Grill.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebratory dinner was as we hoped
Wife's birthday, Father's day for me. Shrimp cocktail and crabcake appetizers. Crabcakes would have benefited from a little grilling, but that's my preference. Shrimp were large, fresh and tasty. My 10 oz filet mignon was cooked to perfection, and was the best steak I have ever been served in any restaurant. Wife's shrimp scampi was flavorful. Desserts were a wow! Waiter was attentive and professional. Any issues were quickly resolved with no fuss. We definitely plan to return in the near future for another great dining experience!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Father's Day
Since it was just my husband and I, we decided to splurge and go to Porter's. The Sunday Brunch was good, and the service was excellent. We had a very leisurely meal and will definitely go back again--maybe this time for their excellent steaks.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Food and Experience
My wife and I had an outstanding meal at Porter's Steakhouse. The food was very well prepared, and the portions were great. I had the peppercorn sirloin, and it was cooked exactly as I requested. The amount of pepper with the steak was perfectly balanced so that I could taste the quality of the steak as well as the bold flavor of the pepper they used. My wife had the diver scallops, and she raved about how they are the best she has had.
This is something you wouldn't want to have every day as the prices are high, but it is well worth it for a special occasion. It is difficult to find an exceptional steakhouse in the Collinsville area, but Porter's fits that bill well.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was very nice
This restaurant was very nice for me and my boyfriends anniversary. The menu has a huge selection of wines. The food was good and the kitchen was accommodating to my order. I was pleased with the tasting of the food. Our waitress Chrissy was very very kind and energetic and would definitely come back just because of her! Overall, very pleased with the restaurant and would come back.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliably Excellent, As Always
Porter's is our restaurant of choice for celebrating our wedding anniversary. As always, the recent visit was every bit as excellent as those in the past. Our steaks were done to perfection. Our server was outstanding and represented Porter's with professionalism. The atmosphere was great, although we could have used a little more illumination to read the menus.
The wine steward, Jeff, always impresses us with his knowledge. having him stop by the table is a highlight of our visits to Porter's.
Last but not least is the dessert! We went with the cheesecake this time out and it was amazing.
Thanks for making our celebrating even more memorable!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service....outst
Excellent food and service....outstanding wine steward and waitress
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice But Could of Been Better
I chose this Resturant for its reputation if class and great food however upon being seated we walked past a table that had someone with a sleeveless shirt and sitting a couple tables from us was a couple which was pretty loud. We ordered our food and as we were wrapping up our $150 dinner for 2 (included a bottle of wine) another table was seated right next to us and they were also under-dressed for the price if each plate. The service was great and the food great but I was very disappointed that this resturant allowed these individuals to dine as they were dressed for a rock concert. We are really not snobs but expect restaurants to hold a certain standard if they are going to charge $50 a plate for dinner.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined at Porter's Steakhouse to celebrate my in-laws 60th wedding anniversary. The food and service were both exceptional. We arranged to bring in a special cake from a local bakery to have for dessert, and the management was happy to hold and serve the cake for us. We had a great time there and will definitely go again.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful place to celebrate special event or just have a nice dinner. super service!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dining experience
The food was superb and our waiter was excellent. When my steak was over cooked, they prepared another right away. The wine was great, drinks wonderful and dessert was tasty. I will return to Porter's again and again. Oh, try the crab cakes too!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had one of the best steaks ever. Ordered the filet and it was cooked to perfection. Service was perfect. Wine steward very knowledgable. Overall great experience.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our 2nd visit in 5 months
We met at Porters 5 months ago and initially were a bit sticker shocked, but learned you get what you pay for..... So I, Dennis, planned our 5 month anniversary date at Porter's. Sometimes the noise level would get too high depending upon where we sit and other customers. I asked for a semi private booth and was accommodated. However my being so short the booth seats were too high and/soft and it bothered my legs. Next time we'll try a table.......... Wine selection is way beyond our taste and we generally prefer to just order a wine we both like, regardless of food, recommendations, etc.............. Wine connoisseur was fantastic both times, very educational, but we are just plain folks who prefer a sweet white wine.........
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine guy was great
The wine guy was great. Server was ok she didn't visit very often not very personable. Food was perfect
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary at Porter's. We arrived earlier than our reservation, but were seated immediately. Our waiter, Chris, was fantastic. He welcomed us since it was our first visit and congratulated us on our special occasion. He brought us several wine samples to taste. We had a delicious crab cake appetizer. I ordered spinach salad and my wife chose lobster bisque - I joked about bringing 2 spoons. Chris did better than that, he brought me a sample of bisque for myself. It was fantastic! The meal got even better when entrees arrived. My pepperloin was cooked perfectly and melted in my mouth. My wife raved about her ribeye and baked potato. Finally, Porter's treated us to carrot cake - 6 layers. Thank you!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
High end steakhouse
Located inside the Doubletree Hotel, this isn't your typical hotel restaurant. Very high end with an excellent choice of wines, steaks, seafood and pasta. After starting out with a nice salad, I ordered their crab cakes while my colleague ordered the salmon. Both were prepared nicely,
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fine dining in Collinsville
This was our sixth time at Porter's. The staff is always courteous, providing great service. The food is excellent. I do recommend that you stick to the beef portion of the menu, as that is what Porter's does best. I had the Pepperloin on this occsion. It was outstanding as usual. Porter's is a nice place to go with friends for a great meal and a chance to be able to socialize with all the people at your table. It is not loud (soft jazz music in the background), the atmoshphere is great, the staff is attentive and the food is very good. You can expect to pay about $50.00 per meal, but Porter's is worth it for a special occasion or romatic evening.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
My husband and I have been to Porter's a handful of times and every single time the food, wine and service is outstanding! Chris took care of us this past weekend for our anniversary and we both commented on his excellent service and personality - he is one of THE best servers we have ever had at any restaurant. He made excellent recommendations (the baked brie appetizer and bread pudding dessert are phenomenal!) We also enjoy getting a visit from the sommelier’s cart, doing some tastings and finding the perfect bottle of wine for the night. Porter's is well worth the visit if you're celebrating something special and want a perfect, relaxing night or even if you're just craving some excellent food and wine with a side of fantastic service!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was great except
Everything was great except the room was very dim. Had to use my cell to read menu.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dining experience!
We had a party of six adults who enjoyed dinner at Porter's on Friday, November 8, 2013. The service was perfect -- just the right amount of attention and yet, not obtrusive. The steaks, salads and sides were all excellent. I can see why they are famous for their peperloin -- it was done to perfection and so delicious I ate every single bite! The Porter's house salad was one of the best I've eaten and the half portion was more than enough as a compliment to a full meal. They also served warm bread with several spread choices. All-in-all it was a great experience and we will be going again in the near future. Highly recommend!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was delicious!! I highly
Food was delicious!! I highly recommend... The $$ is worth it!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. The pepper loin salad is huge! Delicious!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Such a hidden gem for the
Such a hidden gem for the Metro East. We have dined here many times and the service is always good. The sommelier is always spot on with a great wine from an amazing list!. Worth the drive from St. Louis if you would like a pleasant surprise!!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
My girlfriend and I were once again impressed with the ambience and the quality of food and drinks at Porters.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pleasant ambienc and excellent
Pleasant ambienc and excellent service. Very enjoyable.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful - fantastic!
Wonderful experience! The cuisine and colorful ambiance, the super courteous staff--fantastic dining environment
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM