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“Simply, the best steak within 50 miles!”

Porter's Steakhouse
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Ranked #5 of 84 Restaurants in Collinsville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: I-55
Transit: Public transportation is nearby. Please ask for details.
Description: Come savor our World Famous Pepper Loin. We marinate whole beef tenderloin in olive oil and fresh herbs and spices for 48 hours. It is then rolled in cracked pepper, kosher salt, and our house blend of spices, sliced into medallions and grilled to perfection. Served with our House Mustard Sauce, it melts in your mouth! Porter's features hand cut steaks and chops, and fresh seafood flown in daily. Our award winning wine list features over 200 bottles from every corner of the wine growing world. Jeff, our wine steward, would be happy to help you make a selection that will pair perfectly with your meal. Located in the newly-renovated Collinsville Doubletree Hotel, Porter's features Private Dining Rooms to accommodate parties from 3 to 300. A full suite of A/V equipment is available, as well as guest rooms for your overnight travelers. Please email Ben Joseph to reserve a Private Dining Room. Cheers! Ben Joseph General Manager
Reviewed 16 February 2010

My husband and I had dinner at Porter's while searching for a new restaurant to host his quarterly corporate dinners. Porter's is attached to the Doubletree hotel so I expected typical hotel fare. WOW, was I pleasantly surprised!

The ambiance...a warm and modern, medium-sized, dimly lit, yet beautifully appointed multi-level room with several areas for private party dining. There are two large glass-doored wine bottle displays, several fireplaces and a mix of booths and tables.

The service...very attentive, nicely dressed, intelligent wait-staff. The waitress/waiter will bring a cart displaying several fresh cut steaks and seafood under a glass dome. She thoroughly explains the taste, texture and difference between each cut before you order. A wine consierge then brings a wine cart with several bottles to the table to help you make your selection.

The food...WOW! I started with a Porter salad. It was HUGE, a meal in itself. Three or four times as large as any other dinner salad I've ever been served. Fresh field greens mixed with romaine, dried cranberries, honey-glazed walnuts, diced tomatoes and goat cheese topped with a magnificent lightly sweeted vinagarette. Yum! (I've been craving this salad every day since!)
I ordered an 8 oz filet, medium well. The chef butterflied the steak and grilled it to juicy perfection. It was topped with a dollop of steak butter. No need for any steak sauce. It was served with a massive twice-baked potato filled with bacon and cheese. The bread served with dinner was crusty and soft. (She refilled ours twice!) and came with three flavors of butter. Hubby ordered a wedge salad, a rare Porterhouse steak and baked potato. His plate was empty too!

For dessert, we shared an enormous slice of chocolate fudge mousse cake, topped with whipped cream, strawberries and carmel drizzle. Divine!

The bill....obviously, this is a higher-end steakhouse, so if your expecting Longhorn or Outback prices, don't bother. These steaks make Outback steaks look like rump roast.
Bottom line, it's not nearly as expensive as Morton's, and the food and service are significantly better. So, if you're in the area, have a special occasion or just want to treat your significant other to a fabulous meal, then Porter's is the place. I cannot say enough about this hidden gem!

(By the way, after this meal, we stopped looking for restaurants to host hubby's corporate dinners!)

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Reviewed 9 February 2009

We understand the restaurant is in the middle of remodeling. We just didn't realize we would be dining cafeteria style.The restaurant was loud and too open. The appetizer was great. We had calmari. Very big portions for appetizers, the sauce was very mild. You could barely taste the chipolte. The steak was terrible. I ordered their special ,the New York steak with gonzola cheese on the top. I ordered medium well and received a very well done charred steak. My husband ordered a rare steak. I have never seen a restaurant serve steak on a fajitta platter unless it was fajittas. The steak kept cooking and therefore no longer rare. The salads were ok, nothing to rave about. My husband ordered a twice baked potato. Too much onion. We ordered a creme brulee but could have made that at home. It was out of a box. At least put a vanilla bean in it. The service was excellent. Just perfect. The wine list is extensive but boring. Could have gotten most of those wines at the grocery store for less. Overall we were not impressed.

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Reviewed 15 December 2008

Overpriced Hotel food. Nice cigar lounge however.

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Reviewed 3 March 2008

Ambiance - 4 Stars - Nice with soft lighting for dinner. The restaurant is attractive with dark stained natural woodwork.

Service - 3 Stars - I was immediately seated by a friendly hostess. I was then immediately attended to by a courteous busboy. The waiter stopped a short time later. Courteous and knowledgeable, but not very attentive.

Food - 2 Stars - Tasty warm loaf of bread with two types of flavored butter. The dinner salad with a raspberry vinagrette was quite good. I had the 8 oz filet mignon medium rare. Have you ever had a filet that your steak knife went through like a hot knife through butter? I have too...unfortunately not here. Though my filet was cooked properly, it was much tougher than many cuts of less expensive meat. Disappointing. The garlic mashed potatoes were decent, but it didn't taste like there was any garlic in there...either I wasn't served the garlic mashed that I ordered or they went very cheap on the garlic.

Price - 3 Stars - $26.95 for an 8 oz filet mignon.

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Reviewed 9 September 2015
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Date of visit: September 2015
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