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Porterhouse

60 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4030
+1 650-579-5911
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“steak” (26 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All 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 46 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a regular dinner menu and a three course menu, including a first, main and dessert course ($48), which is what we did. Had crab cakes as appetizer. Small, but very tasty. Salad and chicken/steak or salmon was fish choice of the night...More

Thank travelagentreplies
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Went there for a hosted medical presentation. At the entrance to the restaurant, there were hanging porterhouse sections being aged in see-through window view. Given the prix fixed hosted menu, I was only able to order a rib-eye steak, but not the porterhouse cut. Thus,...More

1  Thank Bill F
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Had the limited Prime Rib, which was okay, but not good enough considering the price. The twice baked potato was the highlight of the meal, and even though it was a very good potato, it shouldn't outshine the meat. Waiter was nice, and the interior...More

1  Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The steaks was surprisingly mediocre, well below what I'd expect for the price they're charging. However, the double baked potato the steaks was served with was fantastic, and our server was nice. The location might be noisy for some people.

1  Thank MatsLindh
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The food was good, but very overpriced. Soup or salad is extra. Known for the steaks, they were very good. We didn't have a very good waiter, which made or evening unpleasant. A waiter from another area of the restaurant heard our grandson get fussy...More

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Excellent food & service. Parking in big lot right next store. Owner & sons very nice. Will return..

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 17 October 2016

tried their dry aged steak. Did not seem similar or as good as other dry aged steak I've had. In fact, seemed worse than the steak and eggs you get at Denny's. Ambience is decent though. I'd go for appetizers and a few drinks again...More

Thank lukkynine
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Located in the ground floor of what appears to be an office building, as you approach the entrance, your first sight is of a meat locker where they are dry aging beef. This was a good sign. Upon arrival for my reservation shortly after the...More

Thank Lee P
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had dinner at Porterhouse this past Friday evening, and I must say I was unimpressed. For a steakhouse that charges as much as they do, I expected quite a bit more. When we arrived we were greeted at the host stand and taken to...More

Thank wwwdrich
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Excellent cuts of dry, aged beef that you can see as you walk in. Great place on peninsula to get high quality steak.

Thank Dooglas99
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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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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