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Porterhouse

60 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4030
+1 650-579-5911
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good46%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (28 reviews)
“onion soup” (4 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
PRICE
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LOCATION
60 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4030
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

returned again. their steaks and special potato are excellent. soufle for dessert is the best. lots of free parking in ally. service very good. owner and host Bruno is great.

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tremendous 35 day aged beef...INCREDIBLE!! GREAT wine list, great presentation of potatoes, vegetables! GO!

Thank Gregory B
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on the way back to the airport. The long corridor entrance is a little of putting but once you are inside it’s a lot nicer. The menu is not massive but has nice variety. I had pork belly to start which was disappointingly...More

Thank the_larb
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Service was fast and efficient. The food was nice, onion soup and the club steak were well cooked. It’s average and for the money it cannot be rated as good value. Creme brulee was well executed and well worth it for dessert.

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Often when you have a team dinner the food and the service can be iffy...especially with nearly 20 people. Porterhouse exceeded expectations from the appetizers (group serving) to the wine and to the mains......I had the chicken, though this is a steak house and it...More

Thank FamFunIllinois
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Had a large party in Sky Room. Service was excellent. Food was excellent. 30 people & no complaints. Price was good for that many people. Parking was easy in alley & garage. Will return.

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Returned again. Service was excellent as was the dinner. Free parking around the back. One of few places that still make souffles. Is pricey but worth it for a special night out.

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The place is mediocre, and from a pricey steakhouse you expect more. Service was good but the stakes were not done properly,. The desserts are ok, though you can find the same in any mid range restaurants. If you want a good value for money,...More

Thank RaistlinMajer
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We did a visit while on business trip, so wanted to have a delicious steak. No one told us that steaks have some default side dishes and we had to order extra one (wild mushrooms) which were served when steaks were almost done. So, we...More

Thank Vitalii P
Reviewed 29 September 2017

On our last night in San Mateo, my sister, her son and his wife and I splurged and treated ourselves to a steak dinner at Porterhouse. We opted for the fixed prix option and we were very happy with our selections. Medium filet however means...More

Thank Kris A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$60
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Takeout, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4030
    (El Camino Real & San Mateo Drive)
  • Public Transportation: We are located 4 blocks from the Caltrain station in San Mateo
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-579-5911
  • E-mail
Description
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.
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