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10 Columbus Cir., 4th fl., New York, NY, 10019
at 59th St.
Really startlingly bad
By kenneth17land on 1/17/2016
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.
By jose.passalacqua.96 on 7/19/2015
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.
what a waste of time and money
By dski on 9/23/2010
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.
By brooksgoods on 12/10/2009
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!
Dust wasn't on the menu
By Ikie on 9/6/2009
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.
Most amazing steak!
By Flojo86 on 8/10/2009
What it does not say in the review is that Porter House has an amazing Prix Fixe menu. We left full and had probably the best steak some of us had eaten ever. Our friend ordered the Salmon and literarly polished the plate of. The waiter was extremely helpful, the wine expert helped us pick the most amazing wine that suited all of our taste buds. Our friend who eats steak on a regular ordered the filet minion from the regular menu and could not get enough of it. The dessert was delicious...we were full and still ate all of it. This was a great dining experience and as a bonus the view is great as well!
Better Than Expected
By ccarlton on 1/7/2009
My wife and I showed up on a Monday night without a reservation and were seated immediately at a window table with an outstanding view. The room was nicely decorated. Even with lots of other people it wasn't too noisy. The drinks came promptly and the server was friendly. I had lamb chops and my wife chose swordfish. Both were excellent and cooked as we requested. The mac & cheese side dish was bland and uninteresting but the rest of the meal was outstanding. I look forward to going back.
The worst meal we have ever had!
By stevenzzzz on 9/5/2008
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!
By martin_chamois on 1/16/2008
Porter House located in the former Jean-George ill fated steak house space is a beautiful restaurant, and a professionally run establishment that feels like it has been here for years; perhaps decades. The front desk staff and floor manager positions are populated with pros. Additionally the bar area runs like a Swiss watch. The seating areas have adequate space between tables, and many of the tables have great views of Central Park, Columbus Circle, or the Manhattan skyline. The service staff are outstanding; seasoned professional waiters and enthusiastic bus boys. Wine service is knowledgeable and top notched. The wine list is comprehensive and reflects strong United States regional reds, including some fine Long Island wines (Grapes of Roth Merlot at the top of that list) which are perfect to go with the steaks and meats. And the food is fantastic. While the steaks (outstanding Porterhouses, Sirloins, Fillets) and other meats are outstanding as expected. the fish and fowl dishes are equally outstanding. All the "sides" (as in any steak house) are ordered separately, but they are great and worthy of your attention. The price for such perfection is high, but the value is greater.
By sethgnyc on 3/19/2007
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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