Porters

4.6
546 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 Sunday through Thursday from 4-7 with drink and appetizers specials. Private Dining available.
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4.7
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4.6
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Stebbinsintx
Central Texas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good. Portions were good - not skimpy but not huge. Presentation was very pleasing. Servers were attentive and friendly but didn't hover. Prices are on the high side for what you get ($300+ for 3 adults) but I guess we were expecting that. Tables were spaced to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions and all employees wore masks. The steaks were cooked to the doneness requested and those who ordered them said they were delicious. Salmon was also cooked to the requested doneness and was delicious although it could have used more of the lemon beurre blanc sauce. The added lobster tail was on the underdone side. Fried calamari appetizer was tender, lightly breaded and golden. Shrimp cocktail appetizer was 8 large shrimp and delicious. Desserts of creme brule and chocolate cake were delicious as well.

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mariner7169
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dinner was great w/spectacular service! Breakfast was ok, but I was told they ran out of orange juice at 930am! It’s a package deal for me at breakfast, fresh juice & good coffee. Coffee was NOT good, it had the taste & texture of crude oil. I drink mine black w/a teaspoon of honey. Find another coffee vendor and I was staying at The George too!

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CynthiaG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food cold
Stark and bright dinning/uncomfortable
Eager waiter/could take notes from the Republic steak house CSAT

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vipPascalH
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has become our favorite College Station Spot. COVID prep done perfect without getting in you way. Love heading to the bar early for a Cadillac Margarita. Staff is well trained and if you are a repeat customer .. they have briefed themself on your prior visit and desires. The new bone in NY strip was a wonderful steak addition .. aged and flavorful. We were also reassured that the cornbread is staying!!

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vipsteveng
Central Texas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good place, ate in the bar. Service was great, a bit crowded but not too loud. Food was very good, a favorite place. Make sure you get their cornbread they give it out instead of bread....great cornbread. I got there for the cornbread!!

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JoshM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for date night. Steaks were cooked perfectly. Will definitely be back

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vipmssuzumac
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The good was okay but don’t expect what you see on the online menu. We came wanting oysters and redfish...both weren’t on the menu. Not impressed with the wine menu or the special cocktails. And the service was all off.... it took forever to get our drinks but our food came way too fast. Timing is everything.

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FirstClass
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

We made the wrong choice for dinner. Chucken fried steak was not good and priced about 3x too high. Loaded mashed potatoes were only slighlty warm. Paud $130 for what should have been $50 meal for two.

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vipDavidD
San Antonio
32 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As always, food, drink and service were great. Parking still the thing that keeps us and many of our friends from coming more often.

Raining and 48 degrees. No valet. $6 to park while standing in the drizzle for several minutes because the automated pay station computer was defective. Again.

Porters competitors don’t have that problem

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vipRobertC
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and special Christmas Eve Dinner

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SRobinson
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We were on a Christmas date. I ordered the pork chop and it was overly charred, and could taste it; sent it back! I Ordered the scallops, and Mercy, it had NO flavor, wasn’t seared well (at all),and just wasn’t good. I had them box it up so I could take it home and re-cook them. I really hate to say it, this was a bad experience for us! The service was good from a pleasant TAMU Aggie!! He was cordial, engaging & pleasant! The food, well, let’s say, we were disappointed!! 😩

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and an amazing bottle of wine.

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LeahG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was outstanding! I was disappointed in the quality of the steaks. They were tough and dry! I expected much better for the price. All the other food was outstanding. I would not get the steaks the next time.

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HannaBCS
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as always. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and wines. Looking forward to our next dining experience at Porters.

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KennethB
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food and the service was incredible both at the bar and the table

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Michael
Central Texas
36 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our daughter's graduation from TAMU and had lunch with filets, some drinks, and choc cake for dessert. Everything was exemplary except the steaks could have been hotter temp-wise.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated two birthdays and a graduation rolled in one. Not only did our server blow us away with exemplary service, but the food, drinks, and ambiance were perfect. Couldn’t have asked for a better dinner and it was even more impressive that it was during busy graduation and COVID. I would highly recommend Porters.

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vipTomB
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, food as good as you could ask. Terrific options for meat on the menu, anad excellent special the night I dined there.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Brunch after graduation ceremony. We had an 11am reservation which was opening time. The service was outstanding. Our waiter recommended a cocktail which was delicious. We ordered the Salmon Salad and burger. Everyone raved about there food.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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LondaZ
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Porters is a great place to visit. The atmosphere is great. They were out of two types of whiskey my husband wanted; however, the server made up for it by an AMAZING wine choice that is served only in that location in the BCS area. The GIANT wine doors gave the employees a hard time opening them every time (big time struggle). We celebrated out 23 wedding anniversary and we will go back for sure!

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vipDeville
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent

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PatriciaL
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Little difficult to located the restaurant, kinda cool inside,but the service and food were excellent

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DavidE
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and great food!!! Highly recommend making this a regular stop

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vip2Dbuilder
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After being locked-up in our house for 14 day this was the first place we wanted to go.

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vipAggieMom
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and our server, Dane, was delightful. Enjoyed our evening there as we always do.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Noisy near the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall wonderful experience!

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PaulaM
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

A few things were messed up in my order, repeatedly.

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vipMonicaM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Steak was great but really surprised they don’t serve sautéed mushrooms. We’ve been going for 3 years and always ask for mushrooms. Even the waitress last night said she was asked that 3 times that evening.

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vipGordon
London
40 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was busy but hostess seated us early.
Server,Matthew was very knowledgeable and helpful.
We had a nice leisurely meal without feeling rushed even though it was a football weekend.
Scallops were nicely prepared. Sides are generous. Even the house salad was a generous portion.

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dennist
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

upscale quiet with very crispy calamary. very nice and spread out dinning table.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and we will be back. Loved the atmosphere and food. Fancy feel but also relaxing.

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CharlesM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared the Prime Steak Tacos, followed by my wife having the Chicken Fried Steak and I had the burger. The Chicken Fried Steak accompanied by mash potatoes and green beans was excellent! My burger was not just a normal burger, but with steak trimmings and a homemade bun! They brought a Creme Brulee for my wife and her birthday that made her eyes roll back in her head!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Porters!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

From the moment we arrived things were not going smoothly. I booked a 7:15pm reservation so that way we could avoid a dinner rush and not have to stand around. However, we arrived right at 7:15pm and had to wait another 10-15 minutes in order for our table to be cleaned. This forced us to go sit at the bar which isn’t a big deal but in my mind it begs the question why did we even bother with a reservation. Then upon sitting down we were paired with a sub par waitress that really ruined the experience honestly. There was no enthusiasm or even a simple laugh, the entire time we felt rushed to eat and hurry up and leave. Starting out dinner, when we received our cornbread, we were only halfway through with the skillet and our waitress walks up without saying a word. She reaches and grabs all our plates and utensils then walks off. Only to return when our order of wine from the bar was ready which seemed like a sampler size from Olive Garden. Then we proceeded to order our plates where it just felt like we were not welcomed. I was asked about upgrading my steak to a dry aged $75 steak that “I probably have never experienced before” and that the $50 steak I ordered probably wasn’t the same. Also, a heads up about the steaks; they don’t come with any sides at all so be prepared to consider sharing sides or you can order extra. Then the entire time we ate it seemed like almost every 5 minutes we were asked if we were done eating. I’m not some entitled person that expects my server to walk on their hands and knees for me. However, when there’s no enthusiasm, smile, or sincerity shown that’s where I have a problem. It felt like we were just another bill paid at the end of the night instead of a welcoming experience. Don’t get me wrong the food was great but the service was completely lacking to complete a great experience. I’ve lived in the area for half my life and would recommend Christopher’s World Grille and Casa Do Brasil before coming here. Dinner was eaten on 10/17

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vipLuisJ
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a special occasion or to enjoy the Sunday brunch. The cuisine is excellent, the service is good and the ambiance is one of the best in t the area. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my girlfriend’s birthday! Food was great

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vipKeyLimePieLover
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place in College Station for fine wining and dining, with a nice bar area to go with it!

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LarryK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Food was some of the best in town-

FAQs

Porters offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (979) 977-0700.

Porters is rated 4.6 stars by 546 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.