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“Good steaks, nice decoration and, good and quiet ambiance”

Portland Steakhouse & Cafe
Ranked #57 of 11,292 Restaurants in Bengaluru
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: MG Road
Description: A quaint bistro style steakhouse serving fresh wholesome food set in a beautiful garden atmosphere. With a focus on green and environmentally friendly practices, Portland offers guests a unique dining experience combining traditional steakhouse eats as well as contemporary world cuisine.
Reviewed November 10, 2013

We went there for our Sunday's beef steak.

We tried the New York strip and the Supreme. The meat was tender and correctly cooked. It was served with caramelized onions.

There is not a lot of side dish (some corn, 3 or 4 small vegetables and one spoonful of mashed potatoes) and I would have preferred only 1 side dish but in normal quantity. We had an extra side of wedges.

I ended my with a New York style cheesecake, which was good and thick and creamy as cheese cake should always be :)

They also have an espresso machine, which will let you top the meal with this delicious caffeinated beverage.

They have wine but don't seem to have beers.

There was some music but not too loud and the ambiance was good and quiet overall.

It's a nice place to have lunch on a weekend.

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Thank DummyBoy
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Extraordinary home baked bread, fantastic steak (best steak in town), fabulous hospitality. Really happy to have made this lucky discovery this week.

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Thank 969Raphael
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

The name “Portland Steak House” is a trifle misleading as the place has more to offer than just steaks.

Food & Drink
The regular menu has quite a wide variety of continental food – from steaks to pastas, lasagna, bakes and more. Portland offers a good “executive lunch” on weekdays. For around Rs 400, you get a choice of one starter/salad/soup, main course, dessert and a beverage.

The pepper chicken, chicken salad, and Caesar’s Salad are good starters. The BBQ chicken, with a side of mash potatoes and salad, is a nice main course if you’re not into steak. There is a nice range of steaks for those who like steak – I have heard very few complain about it being bad here.

The chef’s special apple pie is really good. Other nice desserts include the chocolate brownie and cappuccino cake. The restaurant serves only wine apart from a range of other non-alcoholic drinks.

The restaurant also offers a brunch on Sundays. Might be worth a try considering it’s a good bet on weekdays.

Staff & Service
The staff is pleasant. While the set lunch food is served very promptly, be prepared to wait a while longer if you choose to order from the a la carte menu.

Ambiance & Location
Conveniently located just off MG Road, the restaurant is great for those who live or work in the vicinity. The restaurant is spacious, quiet, clean, bright and airy. Parking could be a problem although the restaurant does have a little space reserved for its patrons’ cars in the front.

Value for Money
The “executive lunch” over weekdays is really good considering the quality and quantity of food. If you choose to eat from the a la carte menu, you could end up spending about Rs 800-1000 per head. That still isn't expensive by average Bangalore restaurant standards.

Tips for Diners
Go here for the “executive lunch” Monday through Friday. Reservations aren't necessary as the place isn't crowded generally.

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1  Thank Sarita P
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Love the owner WOW I thing I died and went to Heven can't find any thing like this in washington DC I feel I should never eat again I will be back very soon

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Thank Amnoo
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Attention travelers from other lands: This is not a “steakhouse” and you will not be served a “steak” - at least not if your frame of reference is the true steakhouses and churrascarias of the Americas.

I cannot explain the other reviews (which turned out to be quite misleading), but I can tell you about my experience: Having worked hard to find this place in what was basically a dark alley, we were the only ones in the room at 8:00pm on a Wednesday night. That should have been warning enough, but we soldiered on. Ordered a Porterhouse and a New York Strip – both cooked medium-rare. 45-minutes later served two pieces of shoe leather about ½ inch (12mm) thick, cooked solid all the way through and, for some reason completely unfathomable to me, cut across the top in a crosshatch pattern so that whatever juices there may have been had long before run out. “Mashed potatoes” clearly of instant dried flakes and, from the taste, made with the local water. Vegetables boiled to the point of dissolving and bread that could be used to hammer nails. I will admit, however, that the caramelized onions weren't bad
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If you’re not a local, please do yourself a favor and stay away from this place. It’s not what you think. If you are a local, do yourself a favor and aspire to greater things. This may be meat, but it is not steak – I hope you will one day be able to experience the difference.

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7  Thank TrueTraveler214
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