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Porter House New York
Posted by Chris cuhsnick on 12/29/2013
Incredible food. Great atmosphere. Lovely staff
Posted by pati on 04/29/2013
Went to Porter House to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were disappointed from the moment we sat down. Hostess gives us menus, no wine list. We had to ask for a waiter after awhile. Waiter comes over and asks if we're ready to order. He didn't ask if we wanted drinks or a wine list. He was tacky and not friendly. Food was good but after spending nearly $300 for a meal we expected impeccable service. I will not go back. There are too many other very good steak houses in NYC with better service.
Posted by SMHalps on 04/14/2012
The steak, sides, apps, and the service are all great. The atmosphere seems business like, and the view, if you get a table at the window is great. But be warned, this place is expensive. Even comparing it to other NYC steakhouses, its pricey. The markup on their wines in huge and the $50 corkage fee that they now charge is a giant finger to any wine collector wishing to bring their own. I go here about twice a year, because it is ultra convenient for shows at the Time Warner Center. But if it wasn't for that, my visits would be few and far between. Dinner for two, which included one entree steak, two side dishes, one app, two cocktails, corkage fee, one cheese course and some cookies, w/ tax and tip came to over $240.
Posted by DM on 12/21/2011
This was one of the poorest steak dinners I've eaten. Embarrassing because we were taken by out of town guests who wanted a wonderful meal. The meat had an awful off taste and the sides were mediocre at best. The broccoli rabe was barely edible. The service was slow, the waitress a bit churlish and the bread person - rude. Ordering a porter house was problematic - only available for two - so when you don't agree on how well done it should be, there's a problem. Wine was outrageously priced, this was a very disappointing meal.
Posted by NYGirl on 06/17/2011
I've been to many steak houses in my life, and I have to say I wasn't as pleased with my medium rare New York Strip Steak. It was cooked to perfection but lacked proper seasoning. The mac & cheese extra for two people was to die for, amazing! The poached lobster was another great addition to the meal that was truly great. The baked clams for app. were great as well. Overall a great meal, but would have been happier with a more flavored steak... since after all, it is a steak house!
Posted by Food Maven on 06/07/2011
Porter House has all the makings of a great steakhouse except that it just doesn't deliver. To put it bluntly-the food is tasteless. You can see from the very touristy crowd that they are not taking any chances but has the chef ever heard of using seasoning. With all the great steak houses in NYC there is absolutely no reason to go here which is a shame because the restuarant commands an amazing view of Columbus Circle and is one of the few steak joints in that part of town. I could go through specific dishes but the bottom line is nothing stands out nor does anything completely bomb either. It is just very pedestrian. Plain and simple.
Posted by New yorker on 05/01/2011
Poorly run. Making reservations was unnecessarily difficult. Ok steaks but over cooked and bland. Wine selection overpriced and poor with young vintages. Appetizers were unappetizing, side dishes not memorable, desserts average. Service was dreadful. We deserved better treatment for a large party who ordered 10k worth of wine alone. Each bottle was worth $1000. They couldn't remember the bottles they were serving, and never bothered to clear the plates for dessert. Several times they ignored us while we were speaking to them when we needed help. We will never return. Inexperience is tolerated, rudeness and incompetence isn't. Im a new Yorker for the past 16 years and know that there are plenty of alternatives.