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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%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“steak” (28 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
60 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4030
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 KrisAnderson60
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Returned again. Service was great (Tonya). Easy parking. Food is excellent. Owner Bruno great host. A little expensive but worth it.

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 25 June 2017 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 18 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 23 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 30 November 2016

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

Thank dcs1755
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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