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Porterhouse, San Mateo, CA
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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Porterhouse

4.7
4.7
1542 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.
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.

*Please note that we have re-located 2 blocks away to 164 S B Street, San Mateo, CA 94401



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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 579-5911
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Richard Tamura
  • Catering
    We will do off-site catering for intimate events and small local drop-offs
  • Private party facilities
    Conveniently located in the heart of downtown San Mateo, Porterhouse offers 4 private dining rooms that can seat anywhere from 8 to 100 guests for lunch or dinner. Whether you’re hosting a corporate event, rehearsal dinner, birthday, or business presentation, we offer the perfect setting anytime.
  • Private party contact
    Zella U.: (650) 579-5911
  • Neighborhood
    San Mateo
  • Cross street
    2nd Avenue and B Street. Our address is 164 S B Street, San Mateo, CA
  • Parking details
    San Mateo offers a 3-level parking Garage, located half a block from our restaurant. The name of the Garage is the Main Street Parking Garage and has an entrance on 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue. Parking is free after 6 pm.
  • Public transit
    We are located 1 block from the Caltrain San Mateo Station.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,542 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,536 Reviews
  1. VegasforRod

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated a 92nd birthday. Food was terrific (as always). Service was great. Lovely place to celebrate.

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  2. Brandon

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Susanna was our bartender sues made a fantastic vodka martini and a wonder Mai Tai , she was attentive and sweet Thank you Susanna. Kayla was our server in the dining room, She was very attentive and did a fantastic job taking care of us and spending time chatting with us. We had many things and everything was fantastic the stand out was the 8 oz Filet Mignon absolutely amazing the quality of the beef was a phenomenal and the cook was a perfect Medium and mouth watering.

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  4. dand

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal and experience. Best steakhouse in the area hands down including service and the owner is almost always there making sure everyone enjoys the experience

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  5. ocularone

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food cooked to perfection. Excellent service. Definitely will return.

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  6. Sherissa

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a pleasant dining experience as first time guests! As frequent steakhouse patrons, the food here was phenomenal. Everything my partner and I ordered had so much flavor. We ordered glasses of Moscato, the porterhouse, cowboy ribeye, creamed spinach, truffled Mac and Cheese, and for dessert, Gelato/Sorbet and Crème Brulee. Everything was delicious and our steaks were cooked to perfection. Our waiter was friendly, attentive, and had a very warm demeanor. On top of all that, the owner of the restaurant, Bruno, made sure to welcome us after we’ve been seated. He made small talk with us and cracked some jokes. When we were getting ready to leave, he ran over to us to thank us for coming in and again, held another conversation with my partner and I and just made our whole experience feel very welcoming. And for the cherry on top, the playlist of classics were playing all night (ex. Frank Sinatra, Perry Como). What more can you ask for? Overall, what an experience to remember. Thank you Porterhouse! :)

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service was excellent. Unfortunately we were placed into a room with some overbearingly loud parties. I couldn’t hear my wife and daughter without them elevating their voices significantly.

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  8. Gino

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Yummy yummy yummy yummy yummy yummy yummy yummy yum

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  9. JenniferE

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go every year for our anniversary and this year was no exception! We enjoy the food, service and the ambiance in the restaurant. It is getting more expensive, but once a year for us it’s worth it!

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  10. AlbertS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our steaks were cooked to perfection and the service was awesome. Not much more I can elaborate.

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  11. NoteasilyAmusd

    San Diego

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thought to celebrate an early Valentine’s Day with my wife at what’s become a very special place to us due to its ambiance, service and quality of food. We Weren’t really disappointed in all above although thought the $75 beef Wellington special was a bit much ( should have asked for $ but at that price maybe it should been told to us ) other than that we would certainly return for what actually is a great value - the rest of the menu excelled in quality and quantity. Drinks are always perfectly prepared and presented.

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  12. Goodeats

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The New York is slightly tough. The filet was good.

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  13. VictorG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I highly recommend this restaurant the food is amazing. Our waitress was funny and great at her job. I would definitely come back again.

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  14. LupeF

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant to celebrate any occasion, good drink and good was tasty

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  15. JimM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great steaks and sides. Friendly and attentive staff

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  16. AmyL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great visit. Food was great and service was top notch. Will definitely visit soon again.

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  17. tcal

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great service. We had a reservation for 11 people celebrating 2 birthdays. They sat us in a simi-private area. The staff was very attentive and flexible with our various special orders. The food was well prepared and delicious. Would definitely return.

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  18. Myke

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steaks were cooked to desired doneness. All sides were delicious! The creamed spinach was amazing! Our waitress was attentive and everything arrived in a timely manner! Porterhouse meets and exceeds expectatations every time!

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  19. DanaD

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had another great dinner and excellent service here. This is the third time we have been to the new location and each time it has been so good. The prime rib was excellent as were all the steaks. Looking forward to next time!

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  20. RebeccaC

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Porterhouse steak was pretty good. Halibut was decent. Their baked potatoes were delicious. We enjoyed the crème brûlée. It was also nice seeing the banana flame show at other tables. Service was very friendly but extremely slow. The restaurant wasn’t even that full - we went on a Tues night. We waited at least 30min for our entrees to come out & it was hard to flag down our server. I requested a candle in my husband’s dessert for his bday when I booked on OpenTable but they completely forgot. I don’t know if we’ll be returning.

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  21. AdamD

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First dining experience at the new location and it did not disappoint, cocktail drinks and starters were fabulous. Taste profiles on point but the star of the meals were the filet mignons and the ribeye, perfectly aged and seasoned! Minor miss was the Peach Bellini cocktail and our baked potato was missing in our to go box. Overall, a 5 star dining experience.

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  22. RickyT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my first visit since the relocation and the service and taste were as excellent as ever.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Peter Luger Steak HouseやWolfgang's Steakhouseよりも格段に美味しくリーズナブルなaged beefを提供してくれる。お店の方もとても素晴らしく、ぜひとも行くべきお店。

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food! The wait staff was on top of their game! Extensive wine list with so many great choices! The table side dessert show was awesome! A return spot for sure!

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  25. DougS

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, the meal was excellent. The steaks (rib eye, New York strip, and filet mignon) were outstanding. Service is good, and atmosphere is good. This is one of the best steakhouses in the Peninsula!

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  26. BarbaraF

    San Francisco

    178 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    178 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We patronize Porterhouse often and have always had wonderful meals. The beef is amazing but there are plenty of other choices if you don't want steak, chops or prime rib. The Apple Salad and their other starters are delicious. We didn't have dessert this time but have on other occasions. Well worth the calories!

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  27. SFgirl

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The front desk greeter was very friendly and the decor was lovely and very festive for the holiday. Our server, Tanya, was spot on in her service experience and demeanor. She knew the specials as well as the main menu. We shared with her that we came for the Bananas Foster and she explained that on holidays it’s very difficult due to the time it takes to do the table side service and the amount of people that will be waiting to be seated. She mentioned it to the owner because he acknowledged it as we exited. The Kansas City strip was cooked and seasoned to perfection. But the Pork Chop was not. The apple sauce was bland and the pork had no flavor. I don’t recommend the pork chop until the offering changes to a juicy, grilled cut where the sauce enhances the meat’s flavor. Thumbs up for the French onion soup.

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  28. Tikt

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is our go to restaurant now the whole family likes it and the price is reasonable. Of course the highlight is DH steak. It was awesome!

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  29. VictorJ

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We usually have the porterhouse but ordered the wagyu this time. Loved it. Great experience overall!

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  30. gennineh

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious and service was very good. The tables are super close together making “date” night feel awkward.

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  31. LindaG

    San Francisco

    78 reviews

    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Armando, our waiter was great. The steaks were delicious and cooked to perfection. This is our second visit to the new location and we will definitely return.

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  32. LoriJ

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great early Christmas Dinner- our waitress Tanya was awesome...

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  33. Joan

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal, wonderful server & great to be in side room (much quieter)! thank you all for a great Christmas Eve meal!

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  34. Lhayes830

    New York City

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very average for the price. The prime rib was chewy; the chicken overdone. Service slow and our waiter spent most of his time chatting with a table next to us.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely a great restaurant for the best steaks. Very pricey, but worth it.

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  36. MarileeL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place! I always go thinking of a dish I want, but I usually get a special. They are fantastic with their fish dishes too. The meat of course is amazing.

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  37. ZandraG

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Was too loud and temperature was too hot with no circulation. Made it uncomfortable to eat. Had to send a plate back due to being undercooked. My Beef Wellington was not the same which made me want to come back the first time we tried. With this experience I don’t think I will be returning. Spent over $700.00 and was not happy and a bit disappointed.

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  38. Terrie

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food! I have known the owner for many years and this restaurant is outstanding! I can not wait to return!!

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  39. DarrenH

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the restaurant, ambiance and the steaks are amazing.

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  40. RoseL

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    prime rib and porterhouse steak was cooked just right. very tender. however there was a party that was really loud throughout our dinner.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Porterhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 579-5911.

Porterhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 1542 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Porterhouse

164 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    2nd Avenue and B Street. Our address is 164 S B Street, San Mateo, CA
  • Neighborhood
    San Mateo
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    San Mateo offers a 3-level parking Garage, located half a block from our restaurant. The name of the Garage is the Main Street Parking Garage and has an entrance on 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue. Parking is free after 6 pm.
  • Public transit
    We are located 1 block from the Caltrain San Mateo Station.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Richard Tamura
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (650) 579-5911
  • Catering
    We will do off-site catering for intimate events and small local drop-offs
  • Private party facilities
    Conveniently located in the heart of downtown San Mateo, Porterhouse offers 4 private dining rooms that can seat anywhere from 8 to 100 guests for lunch or dinner. Whether you’re hosting a corporate event, rehearsal dinner, birthday, or business presentation, we offer the perfect setting anytime.
  • Private party contact
    Zella U.: (650) 579-5911
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