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Porter House Bar and Grill

10 Columbus Cir., 4th fl., New York, NY, 10019
at 59th St.
212-823-9500

Avg. Rating

6
Food: 6
Service: 7
Décor: 7
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

62% would go back.

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The worst meal we have ever had!

By stevenzzzz on 9/5/2008

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • Yes, I would go back!

My wife and I are regulars. Last night we had the worst meal of our lives. My steak was tiny, and my wifes lamb chops were under cooked with no meat on the bone. They brought me a new steak, which was tough like shoe leather. The chef Michael came over, and was nasty to us. We have eaten there over 20 times in the last 2 years. We will inform our many friends who we told to go to Portorhouse, not to go anymore. I hope they go out of business. Empire Hotel is opening a great new steak house!

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138 out of 273 people found this review helpful.

Really startlingly bad

By kenneth17land on 1/17/2016

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

Was Time Warner Center ever anything other than a multi-story mall? Can't recall. If Porter House was ever anything other than a shabby, washed-out, overpriced eatery, those days are long gone. The porterhouse steak we had ($124) was at least 60 percent gristle, and since the platter on which it arrived hadn't been heated, it was soon cold. The noise level at this place is appalling -- although apparently not for the partying out-of-towners with which it was packed. I work in the music industry, and am not opposed to music in restaurants; however, the procession of over-amped showtunes/standards that are put on endless repeat here are grating, especially since the sound system on which they're played has no low end -- it's pure blare. I would never, ever go back to this place.

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60 out of 119 people found this review helpful.

what a waste of time and money

By dski on 9/23/2010

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

I have no idea what are these people that gave this place a good review been dinning before. I recently went with my son and what a disappointment, from sitting to service to food. This is neither the quality nor what I hoped to experience at a upscale restaurant in time warner center, there are so many better steak houses in new york city, but I guess this is a great deal for tourists. By the way I did call them right after I left the restaurant cause I needed to get it off my chest, guess what, the manager did not even care what I had to say. Good job. I wish I never went to this place. also the medium filet I ordered for $45 was overcooked and my son'd chicken dish had more skin than meat.

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156 out of 302 people found this review helpful.

overall

By urikn on 11/9/2006

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

i visited first time the day the restaurant opened. the medeium filet (they have a different name) was overcooked. the service was not great but it was day one so i revisited end of october and found the restaurant a bit better, even though wait was long and service poor. visited again last week, for the last time. everything went wrong, the new york strip was not a new york strip, the fish was undercooked and different to what the waiter described, service was poor, even the coffee was cold. i doubt this restaurant can survive in the same address of some very good restaurants

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294 out of 692 people found this review helpful.

Dust wasn't on the menu

By Ikie on 9/6/2009

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

The decor looked great, the special $35 price for 3 courses seemed fine, but as I looked at the window next to my table, I saw the wooden blinds were caked with dust. And the top of some circular booths near us also were dust covered. Totally turned us off. As for the meal, the steak was only only so-so, the dessert (chocolate torte) was too dry and no one even asked if we'd like a cup of coffee before the waiter brought the check. Very disappointing.

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164 out of 311 people found this review helpful.

Can Solid Make it at Time Warner Center

By mikefricklas on 12/22/2006

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Big space and good steaks, but nothing inspired. Decor is pleasant, but like everything else, does not feel 'special'. In a city filled with home runs at this price level (and even down the hall), can a restaurant that is a solid single make it?

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325 out of 771 people found this review helpful.

Cajun Ribeye

By sethgnyc on 3/19/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place is great for large parties. We celebrated a birthday on Saturday night with a group of people. It is very spacious and looks more like an upscale steakhouse compared to V Steakhouse. It is not as pricey as some of the reviews made it out to be. I can name a few that already come to mind that are more expensive. I was not too impressed with the wine list. I wish they had more of a Bordeaux selection. Go with the Flowers Pinot Noir. It goes well with the Cajun Ribeye, very tasty. The sides were suprisingly small but delicious. If you do not eat meat then stick with the Lobster out of the shell. If you want to enjoy a nice night out this place should suffice.

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385 out of 850 people found this review helpful.

Mixed feelings.

By jose.passalacqua.96 on 7/19/2015

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

Service 5*, Wine-Excellent wines very reasonable prices, Rib Eye- I make them better at home- not worth the price, Beet salad-Very good, Dessert-Cookies- Ok, Not great, Coffe- Subpar.

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71 out of 137 people found this review helpful.

worth the wait

By revdve on 1/15/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I believe they have got it right. Food & wine were terrific although pricey but not unusual for NYC. Wine list excellent. Decor is what one would expect from a first class place down to the napkins and table cloth. The staff including the service personnel were all good and obviously highly trained. Worth a visit with parking under neath.

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380 out of 844 people found this review helpful.

LOVE IT!

By brooksgoods on 12/10/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Porter House has a fabulous ambiance. Great views of the park. Waiters are knowledgable, and helpful, and do not rush you. Steaks are great and sides are even more fabulous! Adult mac-n-cheese; fabulous on a cold winters day. Will most certainly go back! Bravo, Mr. Lomonaco!

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