Porter House Bar and Grill

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American
Michael Lomonaco unveils Porter House Bar and Grill, located on the fourth floor of the iconic Time Warner Center overlooking Central Park. Showcasing the full breadth of the American table, prime steak and exceptional American seafood remain at the menu’s core, while new seasonally-inspired signatures reflect Chef Lomonaco’s dedication to contemporary American cuisine. Our award-winning wine list of over 550 labels is rivaled only by our world-class premium cocktail program, dedicated to expert showmanship and the art of the classic cocktail.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Porter House Bar and Grill is offering a festive 3 course Prix Fixe menu priced at $110 for adults and $46 for children under ten. This menu is being served from 2:00PM-8:00PM and is the only menu available for Thanksgiving. Credit Cards are required for all reservations.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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GW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere, and staff-especially staff. Circumstances beyond their control, unfortunately, it was extremely warm in the restaurant. Everyone acknowledged the problem, did what they could to make us more comfortable, in the end, the food, wine and service made all the difference. We will definitely be back and highly recommend. We had oysters, roasted bone marrow, a Porterhouse for two, black truffle mashed potatoes and roasted brussels sprout--perfection!

JS
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am in New York three to four times a year and typically enjoy lunch at The Porter House. This time, I went for dinner and it had to be one of the best dinners I have had in a while. I dine out 3 to 4 times a week but, the quality of food, the exceptionally trained staff and the atmosphere here make this a spot I will come back to on each of my trips!

LV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have already recommended porter house to a couple of friends. The food is amazing.! We loved it!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

One month prior, I made a reservation for 7 pm for my husband’s 65th birthday. I noted his birthday on the reservation and asked for a table by the window. When we arrived promptly at 7, we were told by the hostess that the table was not ready. It was bedlam. The restaurant had clearly overbooked. The hostess was completely indifferent. We were asked to go to bar. After checking back in with the waitress 3 times, we were finally seated 40 minutes later. Of course, no table by the window. Instead, a banquette behind a pillar. I asked if there was a table by the window, and was told by the same indifferent hostess, who could not have cared less, that there was no such table available. They were completely booked. No kidding. There was absolutely no acknowledgment of my husband’s birthday. We were clearly “just a number.” Given the insanity, the service was awful. We were told to put in an order for oysters right away to get things started. The waitress put the order in and seemed to take forever to come back to get the rest of the order. Eventually the oysters and all the appetizers came out at one time. The oysters were disappointing as was the burrata and tomato. The waitress, by the way, was a not very funny, wisecracker, obviously practicing her stand up routine. We weren’t amused. The whole experience was very disappointing and we likely will not return.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time at Porter House and enjoyed it just as much! Had the same server again and Nicole remembered us! Amazing personality and very much into making sure everyone is happy with what they were interested in having. Service was on point! Celebrated my mom’s birthday and she over heard it was mine and my partners next week- went out of her way to have a plate of cookies with candles brought over to us. Its the little touches that you remember the most. On the pricey side even with sharing but for special occasions its worth it!

L
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around.

p
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Beautiful setting with views of the park. Typical steakhouse menu with lots of great choices. Service staff needs more training. Constantly interrupted by reaching across table to refill water glasses when they didn’t need to be refilled.

MT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 Nd to none. Food. Service. Atmosphere. Pricy but worth it.

HR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was defect for lunch and well served. Desert was a surprise taste

CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Poor service that does not match the price level of the restaurant. Rude staff and general atmosphere that does not match the expected quality associated with reputation and name.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

お肉は最高の味でしたが、難点を言えば周りが焦げすぎでした。

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F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Mark, couldn't have been more accommodating and Eli was also a gracious host. It is our 3rd visit to this restaurant with our friends visiting from California along with my wife, my daughter and my best friend. The food was prepared exactly as ordered. The only way to improve when we visit again would be to sit at a table with a view.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place. The steak was like butter. We enjoyed our experience very much. Our server was Jen P, she was wonderful. Had great wine recommendation!

d
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! We had asked if it would be possible to have a window table, probably without much expectation. We did wait for maybe 30 minutes to be seated which was a they gave us time for aperitif cocktails. We were then sat at a wonderful table with views of Central Park and Columbus Circle. To cut it short, very helpful and interesting waiter, fabulous beef. One for the memory bank!

SZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was extremely professional

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Very poor quality waitstaff

OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good but one dish extremely expensive without warning.

MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant / food - ambience - service!!!!

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JM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional service, meal & wine.

SN
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porter House Bar & Grill did not disappoint. The food was outstanding, the service was amazing, drinks were delicious, & the overall experience was great!

MT
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

--Always an enjoyable evening for dinner.
--Would certainly recommend!

M
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

My husband has the T-Bone steak special and it was extremely tough and was overcooked as well. The sides were bland. I think Porter House is very expensive and other steak restaurants in New York City are a much better quality and value. I would not return nor would recommend it.

LW
New York Area
152 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Five of us shared 2 porterhouse steaks, which was more than enough to eat. The meat quality and preparation were very good. Salads, sides, all very good. The sommelier was very helpful with selection of an excellent wine.

AT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Reception could have been more welcoming, and wait staff could use an upgrade in service.

NJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely outstanding and service was wonderful. Highly recommend.

C
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Wonderful ambiance and excellent service. Can’t get much better than that,

SV
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very noisy
Quality of food not perfect

But service very nice

O
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Expense account pricing for good, not great food Perfunctory service as best. View as promised, but less expansive than implied.

A
Munich
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Das Essen ist gut, aber extrem überteuert und deshalb kann ich das Lokal nicht empfehlen. Preis- Leistung passt nicht, auch wegen der extremen Lautstärke im Lokal - total ungemütlich.

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IK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

My friend and I ate here 2 days ago. We had salmon and both of us got sick.

SH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great!!! Food awesome. 5thought portions of sides were way toooo smalll for price!!!

Y
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome steak in an incredible atmosphere above central park!
great service and excellent wines!

JJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual
Eli and team were amazing
Special all around

DD
Pittsburgh
166 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our NYC favorites. The steaks are always perfectly prepared. The onion rings are the best we've ever had. The $38 prixe fix lunch is a bargain.

a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

To expensive for the quality. MY steak was overdone

MC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, as always terrific and the staff friendly but refined. It is not inexpensive, but the venue on Columbus Circle has a great view. I recommend a both near a window and reserve this before a JALC performance or just a very nice occasion.

JO
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was NOT good at all. The service staffs were always on rush. No friendly smile and NO communication with the guests.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Ristorante dal look moderno e confortevole all'interno di un centro commerciale a Columbus Circle.
Cibo di ottima qualità, servizio impeccabile, l'unica pecca è di essere particolarmente rumoroso.
Lo consiglio.!!!

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S
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porterhouse was amazing. I have had the Fortune of eating at many great steakhouses and this one makes my top five. The service, food and ambiance were among the best my wife and I have experienced. It is expensive. I believe we spent just under $400 before tip but it was a celebratory dinner.

We ordered the cowboy ribeye with garlic confit and the chili rub on the side. We also had a 1/2 lobster tail. Both were excellent. Cooked to out liking and bursting with flavor.

We also ordered the crispy hash browns magnificent!

The drink selection is very nice. We had a red cab sauv and a few whiskies and they were stellar.

Overall if you want to have a remarkable experience, and enjoy the expensive things in life I'd recommend porterhouse.

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