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Porterhouse

4.6
1204 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.

Socially distant indoor and outdoor dining available nightly.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1204 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.5
ambience
4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bar service and bar service was excellent; Porterhouse is a great restaurant for special occasions- food and ambiance are great

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TeoC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite steakhouse, it never fails to be an awesome dinner here every time we go. It’s all around wonderful place to go. Thanks

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DevC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has exceptionally great service. Staff is very positive and polite. It’s dining at its finest.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Great prices and service. Food very tasteful

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JCSJr
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Porterhouse is a hidden gem. Literally! The entrance is down an alleyway off 3rd Ave. The dry aged beef, visible at the entrance, is available for take home cooking. The excellent bites at happy hour and house cocktails are delicious. The bar service is exceptional. Main dining is indoor and outdoor.
My favorites.....the French onion soup, cowboy ribeye, filet mignon and creme brûlée.
You need to go to Porterhouse!
Bruno has kept this treasure alive! Zela “Z” will welcome you with perfect seating and the staffs attentive service makes you feel like a special family member of this long established steak house.

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vipCalebR
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steakhouse. Small business. Go support them. Steak was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Great food, enjoyed meeting the owner

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. The food is always good. Never had a bad dish here.

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vipJunebug
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food, service, and company

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vipWaltH
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a very special birthday for my wife with 2 of our best friends.
Fabulous meal and service. Paired a special 2003 Petra Rosso Suvento Toscana.
Owner presented us with a flaming Crepe Suzette dessert.

Very Covid friendly remote seating.

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Kareem
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The restaurant was perfect for our party. The appetizers and desserts were excellent. The steaks were ok not anything memorable but not bad either. The staff was nice and very helpful. We had a great time but for the price and it being a steak house I was expecting that melt in your mouth bite of steak which I did not get.

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John
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to have a drink with friends and the food is really good. Try their Bread Pudding; it's the best I have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, we were warmly greeted by the owner. Our food was wonderful and the service was great.

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LawrenceL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place. My top 10 list for sure.

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carol
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent quality beef and Salmon plus great cocktails make for a nice experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pretty good

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service was ok. The French Onion soup was way too sweet, the steak was ok. Wasn't horrible but probably won't ever come back.

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LinhC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was wonderful. I look forward to coming back.

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vipVanessaO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with exceptional food!

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TonkawaykonD
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all a round will be back my new favorite place.

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KeiA
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic tasty and atmosphere restaurant for me to take excellent steak!

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BrettM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Porterhouse is always great, excellent food, nice service, friendly staff.

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BevG
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the impossible steak (2 ppl). It was delicious. Crab cakes were delicious as well. Waitress was so nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious ! the restaurant looked nice and clean our server Luis did an exceptional job recommending some menu items and always checking to make sure we had everything we needed .

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved the restaurant. Everything about it was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for all occasions

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dry aged beef and lamp were amazing. Actually the taste and service all awesome!

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SaraiC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Food was disgusting and so overpriced. Don’t do it!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has never let me down!! Everything is so delicious!!

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arnout
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We go here a few years ago for special occasions and it’s always very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Decent food, expecting better for the price. Some staff are exceptional, others a bit oblivious.

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JenniferA
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beyond delicious! Service was amazing. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent

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vipTimdogg
Tahoe
24 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience.
Derek was top notch!
The steak was to die for, service was impeccable.
Thanks for everything will return again.
Support Porterhouse!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
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
21 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
2 reviews
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.

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 1204 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.