The Porter House

The Porter House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.porterhouseusa.com/
  • Phone: 2013076300
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm.
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Irish
  • Executive Chef: Chef Christopher Dunn
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: The Porter House cater on and off premise events.Choose from multiple private dining options that can accommodate groups of 10-129 people. Let us take care of the details, we can work with any budget to come up with a menu to suit all occasions or dietary requirements.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private rooms available for groups of 10-120 people Our Chef Christopher will design a menu for all your personal requirements. Our staff are also available to cook in your home and provide The Porter House experience at your own house.
  • Private Party Contact: Kelly Robinson 2013076300

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Magnolia Avenue
  • Public Transit: Trains and buses run frequently from New York City.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot provided
A word from The Porter House
The Porter House is a stylish Irish steakhouse in Montvale. Owned by Irish Fintan Seeley for the past thirteen years, the restaurant has two main dining rooms, an outdoor patio, a rustic bar & side room, and an elegant cigar lounge. The restaurant is furnished with genuine antiques from Ireland, and feels both intimate and family friendly while still being adaptable to large parties. The bar has twenty-four beers on tap, with a large selection of craft beer, and there is an extensive collection of wines from around the world by glass and by bottle, guaranteed to satisfy even the most selective palates. The rooms and the patio have working fireplaces; perfect for those chilly autumn or winter nights when you want dinner somewhere cozy and inviting. The main dining room is romantically lit, with ruby and cream lighting offsetting the mahogany textures of the chairs, while the upstairs is beech toned and comfortably homey with its own bar and gorgeous circular decorative railing.
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The Porter House reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelQuiet
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (3)great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (3)special occasion (2)romantic (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)neighborhood gem (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • More of a bar scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food amd great service but this restaurant has a cigar bar scene in a seperate room that seems to be booming. The restaurant is pretty much empty on a Saturday night and along with the tired decor it is a depressing place to eat. It is a shame. It has become a smokers and bar scene hang out. No plans for going back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Surprise
    Al929VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Was looking for a local Steak House after finishing a round of golf at Spook Rock. Found this great place. Walked in and was asked "Smoking or Non-Smoking" There is a Cigar Lounge and a Patio for smokers. Food was excellent. Shrimp were most excellent, Steak was properly cooked. After dinner we went into the Cigar Lounge and enjoyed a nice cigar from their great selection of Cigars. Overall an excellent experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steak
    AMS081883
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    It was a Sunday @ 5:15pm. My boyfriend and I wanted something good and quick b/c we went to West Point after for a Summer Concert Band performance. I wanted the pork chop, but the waitor came back and said they were all out, same with the lamb. So, I had the prime rib. Great steak, au jus was delicious for dipping. Wish we had more time for 3-courses. We sat outside which was nice, they had an outdoor fireplace. Bathroom stalls were tight, I had to straddle the toilet to close the stall door, very clean.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new favorite!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    While running an errand for my daughter who had just moved to the area, I stumbled across The Porter House The exterior was intriguing and inviting, so I checked out the menu and reviews on Open Table and made reservations for dinner. Upon arrival, I was just as impressed with the interior and décor, the hostess was pleasant and accommodating as we also had our 6 month old grandson along. The food was excellent, the strip steak was spectacular as were the sides. I would return for the Tavern Blues salad and extensive selection of imported draft beers alone. The fact that The Porter House also has a dedicated and separate cigar bar was a plus for me, albeit one that I did not visit on this trip. We can't wait to return for more!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just not good.
    Kif345
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I hadn't been here in years and was looking for a nice dinner. Unfortunately, although the food was decent enough (and no more), it was so overpriced for what you got. The main problem was likely that I was paying $30 an entree to eat in a room that literally reeked like some old musty, smoky, Holiday Inn hotel room. Yuck. While I knew there was a cigar bar on premise, I couldn't imagine how badly the dining room would smell. I'd never return. So many better restaurants in the area in that price range with both better food, atmosphere, and value.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 19 reviews are from the The Porter House reviews archive.
  • Good for Smokers
    LFalkVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We requested to sit outside and it was nice. The food and service was average. We do not smoke though and they smoke inside and outside. The patio heaters were also not working which was not good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    Karen
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Outstanding Food and Service! Every time we've been to the Porter House, we've never been disappointed. The hostess, servers, and even the owner made sure that our dining experience was pleasurable. I definitely recommend this restaurant!
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good dining experience
    Bobgata
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Food was delicious from appetizer to desert. Waiters were always available to help.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steaks and Cigars
    Adam
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Decent prices, good food, and a cigar lounge, only negative is the waiter, it seemed like we were bothering him if we asked for something when he came to the table, like another drink. Overall, nice place, I would recommended it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • St. Patrick's Day Dinner
    WillVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Went for corned beef and cabbage and they didn't disappoint. Beef was lean and tender with cabbage, potatoes and Brussel sprouts. The only thing missing was Irish Soda bread! We had to ask for it several times and when it finally arrived it was just three rolls with raisins. We certainly expected the real thing in an Irish restaurant. That was a big disappointment. Desserts were ok, a bit on the heavy side.
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  • I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS
    experience5sdiner
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT, BECAUSE OF MY EXPERIENCE......AFTER THE APP, AND SALAD, WE WAITED FOR 1HOUR 20 MINUTES FOR OUR ENTREES....REALLY DID NOT SEE HOUR WAITER ..... STEAKS WERE BURNT ON THE OUTSIE...AND DONE AS WE ASKED ON THE INSIDE....
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steak!
    FizzyMac
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I surprised my husband for his birthday by bringing him here for dinner. We were both looking forward to a delicious dinner but unfortunately the cigar bar wasnt in an ideal location. I had looked up the restaurant and saw there was a cigar bar but figured it would be located not near the restaurant. Unfortunately we were greeted by the strong smell of cigars upon walking in the front door. The smell carried down to the restaurant. It wasnt bad enough that we left but once we arrived home, our clothes had the strong smell of cigar stuck to them. Overall the food was great but I may think twice before returning due to the smoke smell. They should consider relocating the cigar bar.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice waiter
    KayTVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We had the Chicken Pot Pie and Ahi Tuna Salad. The pot pie was very good except it had a little too much liquid in it. The Ahi Tuna was perfectly cooked with nice dressing. Our waiter was very attentive and he helped us to have a enjoyable lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Long as You Know...
    Clemie
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Had a very good meal. Would go back again. Just keep in mind that the venue includes a cigar bar, from which the odor does slightly drift into the dining room. My friend and I, both former cigar smokers, did not object, but more sensitive noses might.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it was ok
    Rodisgirl
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    everything was fine, but nothing really stood out.
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  • New Year's Eve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I have been to this restaurant before and it was a good experience, however we decided to go for New Year's Eve. The menu chocies were good however we had to order eveything at same time and our food came one on top of the other, and the restaurant wasnt filled so I dont know why the rush. Would not do this again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Enjoyable Evening
    oneforthethumb
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We went for dinner on new year's eve and the food and service was excellent. The price for a new year's eve dinner was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive but only fair food
    Dutda
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    The cocktails and wine are very overpriced. The steak was ordered very rare and came out medium rare and had a lot of gristle. The shepherd's pie was bland.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good middle of the road dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Food was quite good, generous portions. Seating is old and uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had just eaten there with
    NickVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    Had just eaten there with my wife the night before and it was outstanding. Had a business meeting the following day and made reservations. Requested the same waiter-Pete. Very attentive to our needs. My three guests were all impressed and suggested that we come back for dinner and that they themselves would bring their wives back for dinner. Lunch was very good, dinner was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we both had filet mignons
    NickVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    we both had filet mignons and they were done to perfection. Our waiter Pete was simply a delight to have and very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy on Saturday night
    foodgalVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    I have been to the Porter House many times during the week. This time was Saturday night. The piped-in music was so loud, everyone at their tables had to yell to be heard. Much too noisy! And, there were new servers being trained, which really slowed down service. Our waiter walked by numerous times without making eye contact, making it difficult to ask for items, including our check. And, he brought us the wrong soup. I would not return on a Saturday night.
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  • The waitress had zero knowledge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    The waitress had zero knowledge of anything on the menu, had to kept going back to The kitchen to double check with the chef. When I asked for my steak medium to medium well it came out overly well done. Ambience reminded me of a cheap Atlantic City resturant.
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  • Not as good as it used to be
    katdem
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Porter House is not nearly as good as it used to be. Also, while the server was very nice, we asked not to be rushed and when you are still eating your appetizer and your dinner comes while fork is still in hand....hello....that's rushing. Also, even though there is outdoor seating and the patio is very nice, there should NOT BE SMOKING allowed ANYWHERE food is being served. We were surrounded by smokers, it was not good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic