Porters

4.5
140 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Porters Dining & Butcher features a wood-fired grill and premium cuts of meat, along with an extensive wine list and cocktail menu. Enjoy a drink at the bar or on the patio. Porters is open for lunch and dinner daily, and brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 3-6 with drink and appetizers specials. Private Dining available.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(979) 977-0700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Bill Greenwood
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
University Dr
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Parking details
Valet available at the George Hotel for $8 up to 3 hours. Paid parking spots and parking garage available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Detroit
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

College Station Texas? Super surprised to find this restaurant jewel. Unique menu and steaks that I would rate as highly as any I've ever had. That includes DelMonicos in NY. The service took it even further over the top. Our charming server was Brandon. Thanks for an incredible meal. We are your newest regulars whenever we are in town.

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BW
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my third trip to Porters. I love the attentive waitstaff. One person in our party ordered the bone-in rib eye- Steak perfection! The Lemon anglonotti is delicious and my typical go-to. The wedge salad was a hit as was the lobster shrimp bisque and cold water oysters. One suggestion: Please consider adding some nice single malt scotch selections to your bar menu.

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OT
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again Porter's did not disappoint. Amazing steaks and the best seafood in College Station by far!

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Austin
52 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb evening. Only thing better than the meal was the staff.

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P
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Was pretty disappointed with my steak. Asked for medium. Out of the four different pieces of steak on my plate all of them were cooked differently . From one piece being well done to the last piece being rare.

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G
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent place but as a New York guy meat did not match top steak restaurants. Sides A plus same for salads.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Steak was slightly over-cooked, average at best. Sides arrives so late we had finished our steaks. Staff forgot spoons with soups, delivered meals to wrong seats. The constant mistakes and excuses would be more understandable from a chain restaraunt and are inexcusable from an upscale restaraunt.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great time!

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CI
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Food was overpriced , over cooked, and over seasoned.
Best part of meal were the cornbread muffins - they were great.
Staff catered to certain tables and ignored other tables. Asked if we wanted dessert and we were just halfway our meal. Beautiful location but very disappointed in the quality of food Wish we had gone to The Republic instead.

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MD
Durango
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Bisque was very tasty and had chunks of lobster and shrimp but was barely warm. Steak was also tasty but likewise served Luke warm. Service was very slow

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PD
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The music closer fit a nightclub than a restaurant where I drop nearly $200 (including wine) on dinner for two. It was difficult to hold a conversation over the music. Our server was attentive and friendly.

The wine was good and the food was tasty, but we both asked for our steaks at medium and they came out on the upper end of medium-well. Having already waited a long time (and watched people who arrived after us get their food earlier) we weren't inclined to send them back. Don't get me wrong-- the steaks were delicious. But I can get good-tasting steaks at several places in town. For the premium cost I expect the details to be right.

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RL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Porters was disappointing. They were out of several food items - green beans and mushrooms. Music was intrusive. No salt or pepper on the table - I had to request cracked black pepper for my salad. It is priced similar to Republic and Christopher's but doesn't measure-up to either.

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JD
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good, The atmosphere of the restaurant was nice although the lights kept dimming then would brightened. It was very cold. The server was less than interested in being there and totally ignored me when I asked to see the desert menu and just brought the check.

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IK
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chuck always ensures that everything is perfect! Exceptional dining experience!

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JL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Restaurant was hard to find. Parking is hard to figure out. Signage almost non existent. Directions lacking.

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C
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a perfect meal for my husband’s birthday! He really loved his steak and my son loved the beef cheeks meal. I loved my vegetarian pasta dish! They really went above and beyond to make the occasion special for us!

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m
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were celebrating my brother's 70 birthday, and this was the perfect location. Everything, except that the restaurant was very cold! The food was excellent, the wine list had great selections, and the staff was superb!
We had a quiet table in a corner which was perfect for the occasion.
The steaks were outstanding!!

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RC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked my reservation on the day of our anniversary and you all accommodated me beautifully. I let the front desk know when I made the reservation that it was our anniversary and I also inquired about the beer list as my husband is allergic to many beers. The waiter was informed of both and was very attentive to our needs. He was excellent and made every effort to make certain that since my husband can only drink one beer, he was sure to let us know when they started to run low on that beer, so that my husband could order accordingly.

Our experience was outstanding!

My only recommendation would be better signage outside so that it is easier to find the main entrance and not enter directly into the dining room. It feels awkward and uncomfortable when that happens.

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SW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a first class restaurant. The food is simply fantastic and the service is outstanding. I would highly recommend it!!!!!!

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OT
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I ordered the fish tacos as my meal and they were quite salty. Otherwise everyone else like heir food and the decor was great. Bathroom was pretty dark. Literally had to stop and let my eyes adjust so I could see where I was walking

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S
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

My husband and I were really excited to try this place so we decided to go for our anniversary. We were pretty disappointed which was sad because we were excited to have another nice restaurant option in town. I asked for my steak to be cooked medium rare and it came out well done. They took it back for me and when it came out the second time it was medium well. I just decided to keep it anyways because my husband was already half way done with his meal. I just hate to spend that much on a steak and then it not be cooked even close to what you want. Also the chocolate cake they gave us for our anniversary was so very dry. The service was also pretty slow and would forget we had asked for something. Maybe they were having a off night, I am not sure. I might go back and give it another try and see if it gets any better.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing

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RR
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very impressed with Porters. Definitely one of the top two restaurants in town. The prices were a little high but the redfish that we had was cooked perfectly and the portions were generous. There was also an interesting choice of cocktails and a huge list of beer and wine. The service was friendly and attentive. It's a great place for a special occasion. Will definitely return.

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RH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A great addition to BCS- the food was excellent as was the service. Brunch was well worth the price- we will be repeat customers for sure!

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S
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal and service.ainly looking at it for a reunion next spring.

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DG
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, reasonable prices. Excellent place for a business meeting.
Menu seemed a little limited, but adequage.
Good wine selection, but the Old Fashion needed some work.

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C
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is actually good there but the service level is not there to justify the price. In addition, we made a reservation and somehow they took us to some corner booth with a table without table cloth. There are many nice tables with white clean table cloth but they did not put us there, the restaurant was not even busy at all.

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B
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Porter's was very good in terms of food and service. The steaks were very good and the coulotte steak was perfectly medium rare and sliced thin. Broccollini was among the best I've had. The ambiance is chic minimalist and the dress is smart casual. It's acoustically hard so, if it was crowded, it would be pretty noisy. It's fairly expensive and parking isn't validated. I would probably return.

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H
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Evening was very enjoyable. Food is always delicious. Service only received 4 stars because the hostess wasn’t at her designed location so we wondered around until we were seated by someone else. We were then reported as no shows to OpenTable.

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LL
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an out of town university colleague come to a conference here and I wanted to show him what’s new in College Station. He was very impressed with the food and ambience at Porters. Wait staff very friendly and accommodating. Menu has many delicious choices. The Halibut was the nicest fish dish I have had in a long time. The Banana’s foster is unusual and a fun combination of a peanut butter ice cream along with a more traditional approach to a banana’s foster. I think next time I will ask them to substitute vanilla ice cream because the peanut flavor clashes with the flavors of the bananas fosters sauce. I highly recommend this new addition to the College Statuon repertoire of fine dining!

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CD
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was good not sure I would eat there again for the price. The service was slow and the music was too loud. Was disappointed that the dress code is smart casual and people were in there wearing baseball hats and t-shirts. They looked like they just came back from a baseball game. Not very impressed at all. Was excited since it was at the hotel we were staying in. Had to send my steak back twice for it to be cooked to the appropriate temperature.

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T
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Porters was amazing. Our party ordered two prime ribs, and they were cooked to perfection. I had the lobster salad and it was impeccable! I had a cocktail such was super splendid as well. The honeyed carrots were the best ever.

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M
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were in College Station for the Summer Games and Porter's was recommended to us by a neighbor. The restaurant and the food were both great...some of the staff did look askance at us when our family of five came in to be seated! I had the best piece of redfish I have ever eaten and would recommend it to anyone.

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RF
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The halibut dish was very good. The coulette steak was the toughest steak I can remember having ever

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m
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a friends birthday. Our steaks were exceptional, our waitstaff personable and attentive. The music was a bit loud, but we were still very happy with the experience.

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R
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Plenty of main course meat selections. Would appreciate more vegetarian main course options. Loved grilled broccolini and carrots. Gazpacho was excellent. Liked informal atmosphere. Great service.

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AH
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Porter’s. We both ordered the filet. It was well seasoned and cooked like we ordered it. Our drinks were great and the service was exellent

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OT
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service!

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner experience

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JS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a 2 year anniversary. I had requested rose petals and a special message on the dessert plate. Porters came through all the way! Everyone wished us congrats and the food, service and atmosphere was lovely. Be prepared to open your checkbook though! For special occasions it's perfect! We will for sure be back!

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