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60 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4030
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Ranked #17 of 357 Restaurants in San Mateo
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Price range: $31 - $60
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: El Camino Real & San Mateo Drive
Transit: We are located 4 blocks from the Caltrain station in San Mateo
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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Duanesburg, New York
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I can't remember when I have had better service at a restaurant. If I was only rating service, it would definitely get a 5 +, but I found that I could only honesty give a 4 because the meal was better than average, but not the best I've ever had. That being said, the bananas foster is something you really... More

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San Mateo, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Tried two steaks, both of them taste great, It was a fabulous experience, definitely will come back again. And the stuffs are very friendly and helpful. then Explain to you if the steak is dry or not. Highly recommend to everyone

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Swindon, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

One of the best meals of my many trips to the US. Great atmosphere, wonderful service and the steak was sublime. Highly recommend.

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San Jose, California
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Went here for a Birthday celebration for my girlfriend, her steak was excellent and she enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. The Owner/Manager was very attentive as was our waiter.

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Recommendet from tripadvisor it was first a bit difficult to find and outside the Restaurant I was not sure. Coming in, all changed immediatelly. Great steaks and food in general, very good service and nice ambiente.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

First courses were ok. Pretending to be upscale while being average, no more, yet different. As for the meat - wow, it's genuine home made, one of the best. It's worth to come here for the steak alone. And then, their home made bread pudding is absolutely a great suprise. Highly recommended although price is not cheap

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed one night here on the airport area a felt like a nice steak, check on google maps and found the Porterhouse and went there with my wife. From the outside looked a littel dead because they are inside the building in the back, so first thought like ... Hmmmm ok! All changed when we went in, excellent service from... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

I came to town for business and arrived on a Sunday afternoon. I wanted a good dinner but nothing too formal as I was dining solo. I arrived at the restaurant and was able to get a seat at the bar. They have a bar/lounge menu with a good selection and great prices; however, I was interested in trying out... More

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San Mateo, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We arrived on a Saturday night, with 6:30 reservations, at the Porterhouse bar for a drink before dinner. We had been in for a drink last year before eating next door at Astoria and found the bar empty. This evening, however, the bar was busy, but not crowded. I asked the bartendress if she made Lemon Drop Martins with fresh... More

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Champaign Co, IL
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We were here visiting our daughter. I was in a mood for a good steak, so we decided to try Porterhouse. We had no idea about what kind of place this was. Although it's billed as a casual restaurant, it's more like "business casual". Definitely a place you can dress up for and not feel out of place at all.... More

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