Porters

4.5
183 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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
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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MK
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a wonderful evening and allowing Justin Scott to take care of us again. Awesome suggestions on food and wine pairing as always 🎉🥂

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New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came with a group from work and we had a really nice experience. Food was excellent and everyone liked what they ordered. We ended up sharing as we were so happy with the food. Ambiance was nice as well and we had a good time.

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AH
Central Texas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch menu is very limited and contains no fish dishes. Enjoyed a Cobb salad. No balsamic dressing available. Husband had fried chicken and hoppin John greens. He loved the chicken and mentioned that the greens were very spicy. Table mate had shrimp and grits and she ate every bite. She is a very picky eater and rarely eats half her meal. I’m thinking it was fantastic. She did not offer me a taste.

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WE
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Took a client to dinner at Porter’s - Friday night of a football game weekend. Staff was very courteous upon arrival. We were a little early so we waited for our table in the bar. Good selection of liquors and some nice cocktails as well. Seated a few minutes before our reservation- nice!

Juliette was our waitress and she was terrific! Very engaging, knowledgeable and attentive. Good wine list (should include years - small issue). We ordered filets and a ribeye. Interesting that a steakhouse doesn’t have baked potatoes as an option - just fingerlings (which we’re tasty). One issue with the meal (and the reason for the 5-star rating vs 5-star). I ordered the filet but the kitchen sent a ribeye. Rather than wait to eat, I just kept the ribeye - but it was pretty rare. Not thrilled.

Overall it was a nice evening. Just the one issue. Will be back!

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LM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our time at Porter’s! The fried chicken and collard greens were delicious! At times, especially right after seating...the service lagged a bit. Our server was great, I think it was just logistics. Overall, we would return:)

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E
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Derrick was great! Service and food were perfect! Great find!

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HX
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The first time we ate at Porters, it was amazing (4/18)! Everything was 5+++ from the food, service, ambiance. The waiter and the manager were the best! On my second visit and a first for my husband, I was really disappointed with the service. Our waitress was absolutely horrible (but, we did notice that the other servers were on the ball), and the manager (different from the 4/18 manager) was audibly arguing with a customer at a neighboring table shortly after we arrived. The food and wine list are great; but for a $350+ dinner (for 4), I do expect good (if not great, service). I will be going to The Republic next time.

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MP
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Where do we start...bread was served after asking four times, food was extremely salty (other spices exist), extremely expensive with no sides for the price, small portions and lackluster service.

I was very dissapointed and quickly left and ordered dessert elsewhere. Not a great experience for the cost at all.

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J
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Porter's was delicious. Our server did not seem to have very much experience and therefore was below average for such a nice place. The owner came around to every table and even comped us an appetizer since we were not greeted in a timely manner by our server. Overall, a great experience.

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JD
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Need more restaurants like this in CS.

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RF
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bartender was very professional and very helpful with the menu. His knowledge of the food was great and his recommendation for our meal was spot on. The atmosphere was great and the food was exceptional. We cant wait to revisit the restaurant and try a new dish. Hats off the Chef's.

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RC
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service

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TB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wine list is nice, but overpriced. They are charging 3x retail which over the top for this restaurant in a college town. The food was overspice. We had way too many chili pepper flakes on our broccoli and the root squash was way over salted. The 10oz filet, while not listing it on the menu, had way too pepper on it. That said, out server was perfect.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

We had a reservation at 8:30pm and were not seated until after 8:45. Once we were seated, service was average. The wagu was over cooked.

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AT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall the experience was good. Our service was great and staff had knowledgeable feedback for our questions. 2 of the menu items we were interested in were out for the night so that was disappointing, and the substitute (beef cheeks) for one was fine if a bit rich/unbalanced. The cornbread was fantastic as was the bananas foster.

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S
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good!

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Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was good not great. The service was poor. Our waitress had no idea about the menu and food preparation and to make matters worse she really didn’t care that she didn’t know. Her attitude in general was flippant. The menu in general was limited. Up side, The George Hotel is great. The lobby bar was a fun way to finish our evening.

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V
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great server. Sat at the bar and had a great lunch and good drinks. Nice atmosphere with great menu.

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YT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service

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j
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Steaks were way over done even though specified how we wanted them cooked, and way over seasoned. Too salty. Carrots were delicious but collard greens very bitter. Noise level unbearable. Wanted to take my freshman for a nice steak dinner and visit but impossible to hold a conversation. Also all sides separate so very expensive. Over $200 for three people with two glasses of wine and one dessert.

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G
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is delicious! Not to be missed are the quail legs! Best ever! Steaks are tender and lamb shank is out of this world! Sasha was a great waitress!! Service was extremely attentive! Wonderful wine list!

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DK
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to go.

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O
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

An attractive dining spot made casual with patrons in t-shirts and baseball caps and a high noise level in part due to hard acoustic surfaces, not a quiet romantic environment. Service was acceptable to good. Although I don't mind paying for value, the food quality did not match the prices. While correctly cooked, the salty Berkshire chop rested on bland creamy grits with four soft carrots. The tenderloin was basic, nothing special. The wedge salad good. Will not be rushing back.

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RA
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Our reservations were for 7:45pm - unfortunately on "ring day", so the restaurant was full. The waiter was attentive, the wine came, the appetizers came - and then we waited. At 9pm we asked the manager where our food was. The food finally showed up at 9:10pm. One person was not longer hungry, my son and his date asked for their food in a box, they had papers due at midnight.

This was our second visit to Porter's, the first was excellent, this visit was rather poor. Something fell apart in the kitchen, the food took way too long. Would I give Porter's another chance - yes.

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OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Anniversary and ring dunk - no acknowledgement. Brought the wrong side dish, then brought the correct one near the end of meal. What a joke, have your potatoes for your desert- shouldn’t have not been charged.

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CL
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food. service was fantastic! The price was very reasonable.

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CN
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional dining experience ~ the rib eye was cooked perfectly, paired with the mushrooms, broccolini, and delicious potatoes ~ thank you for a delightful evening on our date night out! Perfectly flavored and prepared, we could not have been happier ~ thank you!

The Neals ~
Austin, TX

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RS
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Look forward to returning.

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CD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We delivered a pig for the chef, and decided that we might as well have an early dinner while we were in town. We were early, so the restaurant was not busy at all. That being said, service was excellent, a nice variety of craft beer, incredible oysters on the halfshell and wedge salad. The entrees were unbelievable, with our absolute fav being the braised beef cheeks. Ranks with one of the best bites ever! Plus they support local farms like ours. Thank you, Porters!

Karyn & Calvin
@chubbydogfarm

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BW
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This was our fourth trip to Porter’s. I guess everyone has an off day sometimes and that was the case for the restaurant this trip. Our server was inexperienced butt tried to bluff his way through. Drinks were great, steak was good but not fabulous. My bet is that it was just an off night and we will certainly be back to enjoy dining at Porters again soon.

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MB
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited on a Sunday evening, our wedding anniversary. The staff was very attentive and we engaged the sommelier in a lively conversation and learned a lot. The food was excellent. They feature steak (mine was fabulous), but the fish dishes are noteworthy too.

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m
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always...this Resturant and their management keep knowing it out of the park every time we dine there....my favorite place

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EB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Great for our of town groups. We really enjoyed it!

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PO
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Porters is as great as any big city 5 star restaurant. The wine selection freshness and flavor of the food it way high.

The best restaunt in CS.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The steak was exceptional while the prime rib and pork chop were both very good. All 4 of us found our sides to be over salted, especially the Mac and cheese which we all agreed couldn’t be eaten for more than a few bites. Service was excellent.

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DG
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Unique/modern architectural and interior design. Food was excellent. Our business luncheon being on a Monday, there were very few other dining patrons. Wait staff was very attentive. The background music was too loud, and at times posed a barrier to business discussion. Overall, a very good dining experience, and value, especially for a business luncheon.

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Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfectly prepared steaks and excellent sides. Very competent bar staff also.

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AB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Compliments to the chef, Chuck and everyone at Porters!

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Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fresh fish!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were very courteous from the get go and even though my girlfriend was content about her steak they were adamant about making sure it was a great experience. Kudos to the staff and the owner for making my 33rd Birthday a splendid one.

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