Porter Creek Hardwood Grill

4.5
206 Reviews
$30 and under
American
In the spirit of wine country, Porter Creek features a fresh contemporary American menu with California-Mediterranean influences. Signature to the brand are fire roasted meats and rustic vegetables from the rotisserie and woodfired oven where temperatures approach 600 degrees.

As a complement to the menu, Porter Creek offers 80+ bottles of wine – 60 of which are featured by the glass, and over 100 premium brands of spirits. Scotch, tequila, bourbon & rye sippers encourage EXPLORE-ation!

Rejoice during the warmer months on this outdoor patio! Whether you’re dining al fresco or enjoying a cocktail at the outdoor bar, a fireplace or water feature is never far away…your oasis in the city!

Inspire, Create, Explore Porter Creek today!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 206 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Didn’t see waiter a whole lot, not very personable. Was not prepared for all of the bones in the walleye. My husband had to debone it for me. It tasted good, just wasn’t great to have to stop eating often to pick out bones.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our whole expletive was great!

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AllisonG
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I'm never disappointed by the food; the service was a bit slow (which we can understand) but we were only checked on once and then not again until we got our bill so we didn't really have good chance to order a second drink before it was time to leave (and we would have gladly ordered another). Servers were pleasant as usual, I just wish there was an additional runner checking on things like additional drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porter Creek was amazing! The food, the service and the ambiance were fantastic! It was my first visit here and I was impressed with everything - especially when all the other restaurants in the area that are supposed to be ‘fine dining’ seem to be coming up short.

We had a party of four including a child. Everything was served fast, hot and presented well. Dessert and coffee was offered and served fast enough without us feeling that we were being rushed.

This is definitely my favorite restaurant in Fargo! I will recommend it to others and dine here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Niece’s Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food is superb. Delicious

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vipPorkchop
Manitoba
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Met with friends. Food was okay. Salmon portion/meal was very small for price. They removed a few items from menu recently including the Calamari( too bad, best Calamari we ever had) Overall, pricey evening for type of food we had. Won’t go back unless they bring back the Calamari!

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JKMB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had specifically asked for a non-high-top table. The hostess did seat us at a booth after we mentioned again that we didn't want a high top (physical issues and prefer regular heights). Booths were empty, but it seemed like a big deal. ??? Our waiter/bar tender was friendly and attentive without hovering. Food was excellent!

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Foodie
Fargo
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and great service

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allhooligan
Fargo
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Great atmosphere. Perfect. Same story as every other time I've been to PC and why I will return.

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AmyL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Took forever to get our appetizer… took even longer to get our entrees …the entrees were lukewarm at best … our waiter was a complete jerk … too bad … this could be a really awesome place to go if they could fix the issues

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Frank
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All around good dining experience.

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NancyK
Fargo
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our meal there.

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PhilippeR
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Usually a favorite of mine in the Fargo area, however, they overcooked the steak to medium when I asked for Medium Rare. Everything else was good!

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vipKenS
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First Time in Fargo. The food at Porter Creek was outstanding. Huge kudos to kitchen staff!I had the capellini with tomato and rotisserie chicken
Our server Rosie was the best - spot on with recommendations such as tomato basil soup, three tomato bruschetta and creme caramel cheesecake.

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vipMAWSWFlorida
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this wood fired grill. Our server David was attentive and gave recommendations. We had the salmon and scallops, both were excellent. The wine list was moderately priced with a nice selection. We ate indoor, but the outdoor bar area was very welcoming with a little creek flowing in the back. Next time, we will request to be seated out there if weather permits.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had so much fun yesterday

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OpenTable Diner
Fargo
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Seated in the bar… noisy..

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737KSB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal was very good and the service in the back bar area was outstanding! We were most pleased with our dining experience!

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TedG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Wonderful host and wait staff, very attentive. Food ordered by our party (hangar steak, salads, walleye fingers, wine) was good, but definitely not exceptional. Nice, ambient atmosphere for indoor dining, but background music was not as subtle as it could have been. Sometimes silence in between rock music is very much appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We got there before our reservation (15 minutes early) time so they told us we would have to wait for them to set up our table. So she checked me in and we waited. Then another person at the front desk asked if we had been waited on and I repeated the fact that we had a reservation for 6 and one was a toddler and we would need a high chair. So he told us we were checked in and said we would have to wait to be seated closer to our reservation time. Which was about 12 minutes. Then we waited for a total of 20 minutes and I asked why we hadn’t been seated yet and so they decided they could seat us. ( I guess they were waiting for wait staff to show up) they had our reservation mixed up with someone else in a party of 9. We needed a table for six one chair being a high chair. Still didn’t have that at our table. Then the girl told me they didn’t have a reservation for me. After two people already checked me in!! I was about ready to lose it. Clearly these kids had no clue what they were doing. I would say poor management. Probably will avoid going there in the future. Our food was good but service just wasn’t the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place. Love their appetizers. Artichoke dip is the best.

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vipBrianM
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great meal - my son thoroughly enjoyed the strip steak and the salmon I had was outstanding!

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wagenmm
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The fettuccine Alfredo was very watery. The scallops were lukewarm, as was the accompanying cauliflower hash, which was poorly prepared. That being said, our waitress was attentive to the issue & the manager on duty adjusted our bill and offered apologies. I’ve enjoyed my lunches at PC, but this dinner meal was definitely lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

It took awhile for our server to take our order first and then to run our payment on our bills. He kept up with the drinks very well though!

The chicken quinoa salad was very fresh but I was confused by the flavors represented in the dish itself. The vinaigrette took out the freshness of the ingredients and was very overpowering.

Otherwise our server was very kind and the ambiance was perfect!

Your hostesses were also wonderful as well!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely wonderful. We had the the New York Strip and the Pork Chop, both were prepared perfectly. We enjoyed the patio, which never disappoints. Our only note would be that drinks from the bar took a while for us to get, but it was busy. Always a wonderful meal here.

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vipDakotah
Minneapolis
83 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Met friends for lunch. Good food, but not much ambience. However, We ask for a specific area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the walleye and it was phenomenal! The potatoes and steamed veggies were s perfect accompaniment. The sauce on the walleye was also perfect and had just the right amount of flavor to make it a wonderful addition to the flavor. My husband had the broasted chicken which he devoured. The portions were very generous. In fact, I was able to bring half of mine home to have another meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a place that cares about the customer’s experience! Greeted with warmth and smiles, found our reservation with no fuss and made us feel welcomed. Given choices for seating and when we chose the option that was least available they didn’t hesitate to assure us they could accommodate us no problem. Menu was diverse, creative and fairly priced. When asked if they could accommodate speak dietary needs they offered options clearly and professionally. Food arrived quickly and portion sizes were VERY generous (good thing as we were hungry!). Drinks were replenished as needed and not more (I hate to waste food or beverage so I appreciated their “Goldilocks” touch here. Several people checked in with us throughout our meal, inquiring if everything was ok. I liked their team approach. You can see them hard at work in the kitchen through the glass wall and we noticed so much effort and focus on the cooking and plating. It was impressive. These folks obviously have a passion for food, their customers and one another.

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JayY
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was our server and took care of us in phenomenal style. Hand stuffed blue cheese olives for our martinis and very attentive. Food was out of sight. Great steaks cooked perfectly and walleye fingers and wings were some of the best apps I e ever had. Thanks!

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vipFoodWine1010
Palm Springs
34 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

When your really busy, don't seat customer's in a section and not tell the server. Food and drink were fast though.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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Dennis
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Waitress was very nice and friendly.
The food was was very good and presented very well.
A great value for the money!

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Foodie
Fargo
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food as always! It was busy and service was still great.

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ROBERTT
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My steak was average. For being the most expensive food item, I was hoping it would be more tender. The salmon was very good and my kid thought that pasta and cheese was extra cheesy.

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KeithG
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Frenched Pork Chop is so good and the Gorgonzola burger was perfect!

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LisaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s day

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vipWayneS
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porter Creek is one of our regular places to eat out. We were glad to see the larger menu back.

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OpenTable Diner
Fargo
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service! Tuesday is half price wine!

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vipEric
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, friendly service and cozy booth overlooking the kitchen. We will visit next time we are in town.

FAQs

Porter Creek Hardwood Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (701) 369-3669.

Porter Creek Hardwood Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.