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Porterhouse

4.5
1169 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!**
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4.5based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here was phenomenal! The food is too die for

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Nicolette
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious the environment was good, but service that was outstanding. I recommend the bananas dessert is a fun experience and the budin cake was very tasty.

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Ryan
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. The steak was perfectly cooked, tender, and flavorful. The cocktail, side dishes, and dessert were great too. Overall, a really excellent experience.

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vipMarkG
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent!
We had the ribeye and it was absolutely delicious!
We love this place.

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RJPez
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot. Very happy to have found it. Will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my sister’s birthday and it was her first time at the restaurant. She fell in love with everything we ordered and vouched to bring her kids and friends there. The service was also great and we’re already planning our next event at Porterhouse.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this we will always be back.

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Michelle
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Not outside!! Food was spectacular! Social distance for sure, but NOT outside as advertised.

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ElenaF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing dinner at Porterhouse. The food was very tasty. Service was great!!!!! I would definitely recommend to have dinner there 👍👍👍

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LKLL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was exceptional; however, the cork fee was way too overpriced - shocking!! It was $60 dollars for two bottles! I've been to many different restaurants, and none has charged per bottle, nor has any of them been over $15. I understand the situation restaurants are in, but to overcharge like that just does not sit right with me. Definitely felt like I was being taken advantage.

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johnw
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for food and friends! Steaks are amazing.

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StephenF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my daughter. I had a margarita she had a martini we both had steaks,
Filet and a bone in ribeye with twice baked potatoes and an oyster appetizer
Everything was great will be back again

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JessicaP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to this restaurant when I want to indulge. A bit pricy but worth every cent. The food was delicious and the servers were so kind to remember that I had placed a note that it was my husbands birthday and gave him a celebratory sherbet. Will definitely come back!

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johnb
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

One of the few restaurants open on Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving turkey menu special was tasty, a little heavy on the dark meat, and the portion was a bit smaller than I would have liked. The price was reasonable for Thanksgiving evening. The entire experience was average to above average

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Prices way too high for the portion given. Despite meat aged, it was still somewhat chewy

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SheriC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family had a great Thanksgiving dinner. We felt comfortable and safe.

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vipBMack
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

very good will return for other than T-giving meal

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DavidD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A hidden gem within 3rd st in downtown San Mateo, Porterhouse, a steakhouse, has a history in the downtown community of San Mateo thats worth visiting.

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vipBrooks
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
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 on November 22, 2020
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 on November 20, 2020
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
8 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
7 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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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 1169 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.