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60 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4030
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Ranked #23 of 364 Restaurants in San Mateo
Price range: $31 - $60
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Tue 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:45 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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English first
South San Francisco, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Excellent steak I would have ordered the prime rib but it was to big even if we would have split the dish. Everything was good, even the cocktails not every place knows how to make a French Martini! Our waiter was very nice and helpful. Be prepared to spend some money but it's worth it especially for a special occasion.

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Bucharest, Romania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Good restaurant, but certainly not the best steak I've ever ate. A bit tired and slow service for the prices.

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San Francisco, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We have not been to this restaurant since it was the old Bogies. We loved the ambiance. Loved the food and we had very good service from our waiter named Matt. Also, Bruno, the manager and owner, was very cordial. He showed us around and was proud of the décor of the restaurant, the new enclosed patio and the bar.... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Porterhouse do great steaks - no question. But what a shame the service was so slow, on what in fact a quiet evening in the restaurant.

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San Bruno, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We saw this steak house advertised on Travel Zoo. We didn't purchase that special but decided to give this restaurant a try since it is close to home and we always love a great steak house. Many of the reviews spoke highly of the steaks here so we tried it out on a Friday night. There were no problems making... More 

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San Francisco, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We booked the private room for a business dinner, and it was quite nice - truly private, top notch service and good food. One of the appetizers we had was related to a spring roll. It was quite tasty yet at the same time a bit curious, since I suppose it's a steakhouse not a fusion place. I ordered their... More 

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Duanesburg, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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Arroyo Grande, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Additional Information about Porterhouse

Address: 60 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4030
Phone Number: 650-579-5911
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 60
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

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