Porter House Bar and Grill

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American
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  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Scenic View
Michael Lomonaco unveils Porter House Bar and Grill, located on the fourth floor of the iconic Time Warner Center overlooking Central Park. Showcasing the full breadth of the American table, prime steak and exceptional American seafood remain at the menu’s core, while new seasonally-inspired signatures reflect Chef Lomonaco’s dedication to contemporary American cuisine. Our award-winning wine list of over 550 labels is rivaled only by our world-class premium cocktail program, dedicated to expert showmanship and the art of the classic cocktail.
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
121 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently excellent... visit after visit... year after year

KM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We had booked a month in advance and when we got there we were told we had to wait half an hour because there was no table available

J
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding porterhouse ; great Malbec , excellent service

A
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

For the most expensive steak house in Manhattan, Porter House proved to be a disappointment. The restaurant's design is not at all memorable and many/most of the seats have a view of an office building across 60th St. Nothing stood out in terms of ambience. Service was serviceable but not notably warm, friendly, or helpful. My wife enjoyed her sirloin strip steak and shrimp cocktail. I had a nicely done hanger steak. But the steaks did not stand out as any better than at comparable steak houses, just 20% more expensive. The sides were tasty. So basically, if you're going to pay that much more than at competing restaurants, you would expect something to stand out as head and shoulders above the others.

KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I never leave reviews, but I do read others to help me choose a restaurant. Based on my amazing experience, I wanted to add my feedback. Because of the location and an assessment of mixed reviews, I decided book a lunch for 6 at Porter House Bar and Grill last Sunday. We were celebrating my Irish cousin’s wedding, and I said so in my notes on Open Table when I booked. I also asked if we could have a table with a park view as I read in a review that might be an option. When we arrived, our table was right by the window with a direct view of the park. More importantly, the food was fantastic - most of us had Caesar salads, steaks, and cheesecake for dessert. We shared the onion rings, which were very good too. When the waiter brought our desserts, my cousin and his wife had their plates amended with “Congratulations” written in chocolate. The waiter never said a word to me about this, they simply took the initiative from the note I left. Very classy, Porter House. I’d definitely recommend lunch or dinner here.

A
London
26 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

I was expecting something alongside the incredible reviews, the photos on the website and in all honesty, the best steak of my life.

Whereas I enjoyed the dirty martini at the bar (immensely), I felt that the experience wasn’t stellar. The room itself was odd - the lighting wasn’t great.

We shared a porterhouse and a Wagyu between 3 and it was ‘ok’. Service felt rushed, and nothing special. We paid $250/head and it it wasn’t twice as nice as any other NY steakhouse.

M
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at Porter House. Food wonderful. Service excellent. Managers always attentive and dedicated. Easy to return for another great meal.

M
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I truly enjoyed my birthday dinner at Porter House. The appetizers - shrimp cocktail and burrata - were delicious. My entree, the butter poached lobster, was amazing as well. The piece de resistance, however, was the South Carolina Coconut cake, was truly spectacular. All in all, it was a great experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Perhaps the best steak I have ever had. I will definitely be back.

R
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Porter house steak. THE steak in Manhattan! Expensive but worthy.

JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious but extremely expensive. Good for a special night out!

MC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best ever crab cakes and steak I have ever tasted.

A
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Beautiful space! Very good service

N
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wasn’t my first time at porter house, but knowing how amazing the food is, I decided to go back for my 10yr anniversary with my wife. Everything was absolutely delicious! The poached lobster with truffles mash is to die for! I had the skirt steak with truffle mashed potatoes, loved every bite! The service was as good as the food, definitely worth the money, and the view of Central Park is the added bonus. We will definitely be returning.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Côte de Boeuf was excellent!
Delicious onion rings and fries.
The thick cut bacon was tasty, but too much fat.
Service and ambience were both excellent

D
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience here was absolutely perfect from the moment we walked in; romantic ambiance, amazing service and the food was the best we’ve ever had. Things can get a little pricey so save this spot for a very special occasion!

SR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very enjoyable place to eat for a special occasion.
Would definitely try again

S
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a delightful lunch experience! The service was impeccable and the food divine! We thoroughly enjoyed the view as well. I am looking forward to returning very soon.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful food, service and an extraordinary bargain for the lunch pre-fixed price mine. Bravo!

j
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best steak I ever ate not kidding
Great location very cool place

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Everything at this restaurant is beautiful except the food. T-bone was chewy and dry even ordered rare. The skirt steak was the only food that was truly delicious. Gazpacho was bland, shrimp were chewy and flavorless, tomatoes didn’t taste fresh and the percentage of burrata to tomato was too light on the tomato. The desserts were the worst, for $14+ the size was HUGE but the coconut cake was super dry, banana cream pie had no flavor. The quality of food doesn’t justify the price.

V
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed the meal, the service and the view! It was a great place for lunch.

NM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service great table and delicious food. Just moved into neighborhood and looking forward to coming back

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience

R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

NC
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful spot at any time of day. Service and food are superb. Great place to dine.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary

JJ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

what an amazing experience at this hidden jewel
-they took every opportunity to make it a special dinner
--not cheap; but, quality isn't cheap

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

This used to be a very high end restaraunt that has now turned into....something else.The chicken breast was dry...the kids meal for my niece was chicken fingers that literally only came with ketchup and they had NO other sauce in the back..kids..ketchup? Wow the variety...no good Fish..Just a disappointment

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

We did not enjoy it at all due to the fact that the restaurant cancelled our reservation. Despite my requests and complaints that I called its phone while I was lost inside the building trying to find its location inside.
We were treated in a very polite way by one of the managers and he indicated another place for us to have dinner but what we really wanted was to enjoy Porter House specials...
Next time maybe...

c
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

I had a reservation at 9:15pm . Had to wait by the bar for 25 minutes .

DA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a wonderful time at PH. The steak was phenomenal. The broccoli with oil and garlic was superb. The baked potato however, tasted like it was from a local 7-11. It was lacking a certain kick. The waiter was okay, he helped pick out a nice wine. It was somewhat loud, but that just means folks were having a good time. The only complaint other than the bland potato was that I didn’t get our window seat as requested. With that, an 8/10 for me. :)

MC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

I have been an Open Table Member for Over 15 Years. I am supposedly a VIP member. My question is why does it seem often times I/We get seated in the WORST TABLE in the Restaurant??? As we where brought to the awful table I notice at least 5 open tables by the windows that where available. When I asked the person seating us if we could be seated elsewhere she said she would check. After standing in the dining room for a little bit she returned and moved us to a Proper Table by the windows. WHY Didn’t they put us there to begin with?? The server was nice but I think overwhelmed. The service was Sub Par for such a Great Restaurant.. The Food was AMAZING. I will return but I Will Not Allow This To Happen Again!!!

YS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Ordered the porterhouse steak. First round came almost well done when we asked for medium. Second time around was borderline OK - but not the quality of meet expected for the price that is charged. My son had a hamburger which was great.

ZL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful time, as always. The service is impeccable, the food delicious! I expected no less.

OT
Munich
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Super Essen. Freundliche Bedienung. Ausgezeichnete Qualität. NY Cheese Cake for free!

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LR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

We go here frequently and no doubt wii continue. The food is good, salads well composed and drinks well-made. But last visit the service was miserable. For no apparent reason I was brought the wrong steak, the wrong sauce and we endured yawning stretches of inattention during the evening.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in NYC
Perfect steaks, perfect wines perfect service

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff was friendly. Food was perfectly cooked and timely. We split a steak and felt no pressure from the staff to each order an entree. We will recommend to our friends.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

View is great and the food was prepared perfectly. Service very good.

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