Celebrate with your loved one and let the romance begin! Our special Valentines Day menu features a delicious selection of appetizers and our signature entrees
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
We thought the food was wonderful. The only thing we had a problem with were the four not so big shrimp cocktail appetizers for $15.00.
Great dinner. Loved the wine tasting. Perfect date.
Whereas the food was delicious (except the dessert), service was awful. Our server, Christian, acted as if we were a burden. Everything he did for seemed very rushed, even as he spouted off the evenings specials. The food itself was very good, but he wouldn’t know that because he never even checked back. In fact, the only person that asked how our meal was during the meal was he wine steward. The manager did ask how it was when he was clearing our table because the server never came to clear our plates. We had to ask for a dessert menu, which took at least 3-4 minutes to produce. Once we had it and decided what we wanted, it took forever for him to come back and take the order. In fact, my wife talked herself out of the cheesecake because of the wait. We ordered the bread pudding and it took nearly 20 minutes to arrive and was cold. When we “made contact” with Christian and asked if it was supposed to be cold, he said “Nope. But the salad/dessert guy is busy so I’ll take it off the bill.” He didn’t seem to care at all or apologize that his table didn’t get the dessert made properly. In my opinion, if you are going to spend upwards of $100 on a meal for two, it doesn’t matter how great the food is the service has to match that greatness, which it did not. In totality, we spent nearly 2 hours at a dinner that could’ve been closer to an hour and 15 min, almost $100 after the dessert was taken off, and poor service. We decided that we can go to many other establishments and get just as great of food for a similar price but with great service.
The entire experience was exceptional. Our waiter, Chris, couldn't have been more knowledgeable or more helpful. The wine steward, as always, was superb. All other members of the dining room staff couldn't have been more perfect as well.
And as always, the food was all we've come to expect from Porter's. Three of the four of us ordered pork chops, which were among the best any of us has ever enjoyed, and was complemented perfectly with the side of Brussels sprouts. The fourth member of our party ordered the pepperloin, which was prepared to its usual perfection. She found the accompanying sauce to be thinner in consistency than in past visits, but its flavor was spot on.
Yet another satisfying visit to the finest restaurant in the Metro East!
The steak (pepperloin and filet) was overpriced for quality and preparation. Better preparation for the cost at Tony’s in Alton or Bella Milano. Food came out warm, but looked like it was sitting under heat lamp. Waiter had 4 tables and then a customer sat elsewhere was not happy with their sitting and were moved to our waiters area. Things began falling apart. People next to us didn’t get bread and our steaks sat. The waiter should have had more support to keep service from suffering. Also, salads were over dressed and should offer a half or side salad. Salads were too big and not something that holds up well to take home.
Very nice meal, everyone's food was prepared perfectly. Highly recommend
Great food. Great atmosphere. Especially enjoyed the sommelier , Jeffrey.
Chris was our server and was outstanding.
Attentive and engaged in conversation as he served us.
Great experience and we will go back any chance we get.
Excellent as always!! My favorite restaurant by far!!
We visited Porters to celebrate my husbands birthday and the experience exceeded my expectations. The staff were very professional. The atmosphere is classy and comfortable. Very romantic ambience. Highly recommend!
With three different private and semi-private dining areas, Porter's Steakhouse offers great flexibility for parties of all sizes. Whether entertaining clients or celebrating with friends, our intimate and comfortable dining rooms make the perfect setting.View Private Dining Details