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Porterhouse

4.5
1151 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The renowned art of dry aging finally arrives in San Mateo, as our new dry aging window is now completed. We are proud to be the only restaurant on the Peninsula (In between San Francisco & San Jose) to have an in-house dry aging facility.
Our new menu featuring these marvelous cuts of beef is now available. Tasting menus featuring these exceptional steaks will also be offered.
To accompany your steak, our Wine List celebrates the acclaimed wines of Napa Valley, Willamette Valley, France and Italy. In addition to our steak and chop offerings, our Chef provides for a daily selection of fresh fish and seafood.
Whether you are having a romantic dinner, entertaining some friends and family, having a business meeting, or hosting a private party, we will provide you with the ideal setting for your next outing.

**COURTYARD PATIO DINING AVAILABLE NIGHTLY!**

Featured specials

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

Join us from 1pm to 9pm on Thanksgiving for a special roasted Turkey with traditional sides. Our signature Dry-Aged Steaks will be available if Turkey isn't for you. Outdoor & Indoor Dining available as well as takeout and delivery.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2020

Last meal of 2020 should definitely be a dry-aged steak from Porterhouse. Open from 5pm to 11pm. Cheers to 2021!

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2020

Offering our full dinner menu on Christmas Eve! Reserve a table for you and your family. Open from 3pm to 9pm.

What 1151 people are saying
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vipBrooks
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porterhouse is consistently fabulous! Food and service are wonderful ... one of my favorite “go-to” restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ordered 20 oz. Porterhouse Steak it did not look like 20 oz. it was less than 3/4” thick, for a 20 oz steak it should be at least 1” thick. Both orders were the same.
Porterhouse needs to be truthful in there claims of weight of steak.

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GaryO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My dining experience was good. They food was great. I had a great experience.

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NaidellB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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ElenaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great EVERYTHING. Food, drinks, service, ambience... Literally everything. Worth every penny! We had a fantastic time. Fast service but didn't feel rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Luis. He was attentive and accommodating. The food was excellent and the ambiance was great. Nice and cozy.

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AngelaC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service all around & great food!

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jose
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food has a unique taste with the flavor combinations that complement each other. The service was great and felt the Home hospitality. Aged Rib eye beef was delicious.

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TayW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Popped up on my timeline while looking for a dine in restaurant happy that we actually went everything was perfect nice and very comfortable

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cindy41510
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our steaks were delicious! The four of us in my group each got a different one. I tried them all and they were all great! Their menu is limited right now because of Covid, but there are still a lot of great options. I only wish their Caesar salad still came with strips of shaved parmesan like it used to.

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Mlo531
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Service was chest! Friendly and didn’t feel rushed at all!

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robertl
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the bone in cowboy steak. Amazing! Mushrooms and truffle Mac and cheese was out of this world .
Started with crab cakes and chilled prawns ! One of the best dinners we’ve had💋🍦🥩

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vipwabash21
San Francisco
134 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to get to enjoy one of our favorite restaurants.
Steaks cooked to our request, perfectly.
great service, will be back soon.
So nice to get out in these crazy times to support our local restaurants

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Moni
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic. The beef egg rolls were delicious along with the rest of meal which consisted of steak and pasta.

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vipNewToDallas
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was fantastic, service was exceptional and everyone is friendly and efficient. My only complaint is that they aren’t spacing out the indoor seating as much as I feel they should. The booths are high back and no one else in my group thought it was a problem so maybe I’m just a bit more nervous about it. That being said, I know this is a very difficult time for all restaurants and we are happy to support Porterhouse and enjoy their amazing food.

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UroosaGabor
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak restaurant in the world, and their chocolate souffle is awesome.

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vipn231sd
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Filet was tasteless, New York was cooked rare vs medium and was chewy. Service was good but unfortunately but food quality was not to our liking.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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StephM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great atmosphere and great service. Food was good!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service supervised by Luis in the atrium.1

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vipWill
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've gone many times. Always top notch food and service.

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TheBossLady
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treated like royalty for our 25th wedding anniversary. The staff was pleasant and attentive, the setting was romantic and personal. The food was flavorful and wonderfully proportionate for the price. Parking was ideal and we will be back!

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alit
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We were seated right away and our waiter Derek was very attentive all night.

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vipJoshuaT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Visited this restaurant and was very pleased with the food and cleanliness. What made me choose to give a lower rating on the service was the hospitality of the manager or better lack of. As the manager made his rounds to the four groups seated in the restaurant he not once stopped my group until it was time for us to pay. This gives me a bad feeling about the restaurant as I was basically disregarded by the owner and the server stating I was young. Which for me was also another unfavorable experience. As I feel they believed we wouldn’t have wanted a normal dining experience yet, I feel the service is the MOST important part of the dining experience. As through the service you learn what is a favorable dish and what would best fit your palate yet did not receive this.

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MOMO
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have never had a poor meal at Porterhouse. Warm inviting atmosphere, excellent staff always our favorite restaurant for a good meal and atmosphere. A local gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent! Servers were attentive & fast. It was nice to get out of the house so I appreciated the outdoor seating.

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vipRobertN
Indiana
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner, and the Porterhouse for two was amazing. Great wine selection, and the twice baked potatoes were killer. We would go back for sure, and enjoyed the extremely professional service from everybody on the staff.

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JAbbushi
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding ! Service was super star treatment ! The staff was wonderful and catered to our every needs and request! But the owner of the restaurant is a gentlemen scholar ! My Wife and i had a great time and looking forward to our retuning back there again !

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null
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a loud group of fellows who were inappropriately using the 'F bomb'

Both me and my wife asked them to please obey proper social language in public.

The group did not do as we asked so management got involved and solved the problem.

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Renee
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience. Beautiful setting, great service. Nice sides included with the entree. We brought a couple wines earlier in the day for them to decant. All handled so expertly

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boyfriend birthday

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MaryAnn
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our first time at Porterhouse, decided to try after reading reviews. We split the Cowboy steak which was plenty for the two of us. The flavor was good but more grizzle than should be for steak of that cut, fatty was expected. The rest of the meal was very good. Chocolate mouse was outstanding but portions very small.
We had made reservations for outdoor seating, that would have been one table next to to the parking garage. We opted for dining in the covered patio, with two doors open. We shared the large space with only one other twosome so there was plenty of space between us.
Service was very good, our wait staff was attentive and helpful.
Will try returning to try other things on the menu.

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vipKFMurray
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food Superior service. We will be back !

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NickA
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in San Mateo. Best steak house in the SF Bay Area.

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kiki
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

With COVID happening We understood but being a steakhouse with the only dry aging facility, there definitely had to be some standards. We specifically wanted oysters and there weren't any oysters available. The menu was very one sided. Only meat and I settled with crab cakes. Despite, our service was pleasant and accommodating. I enjoyed him.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious.
Incredibly great service.

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Monica
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I shared the wedge salad and prime rib, both were delicious. Definitely recommed Porterhouse.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and the service is top notch! Always have a wonderful experience here and are never disappointed by the food! We missed this place so much, and it’s an elegant yet cozy atmosphere for any occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great, good food, service and the nicest people!

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DavidB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always welcoming. Good bartender. Good service but not overbearing. Expensive but worth it.

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You can order delivery directly from Porterhouse using the Order Online button. Porterhouse also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Porterhouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 579-5911.

Porterhouse is rated 4.5 stars by 1151 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.