Porter House Bar and Grill

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American
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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4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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OT
1 review
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambience was amazing. The food is on the top of the chart. More important, our waitress Denise was amazing.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great aged beef and sea foods.

OT
Philadelphia
130 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s always a treat to dine here st the Porter House!
Tonight I started with the Bone Marrow appetizer, which is served with homemade toasted dark bread and topped with crimini mushrooms, all delicious. For an entree I selected the grilled veal chop, which arrives at the table in a copper pan already sliced and surrounded by roasted vegetables and veal jus. I opted for the onion rings and the sautéed mushrooms as accompaniments. The veal chop was full of flavor and and very tender.
For dessert I had the cheese plate, which consisted of 3 different American cheeses, a cheddar, a blue and a Brie like wedge from California. A perfect ending to a perfect meal! Service was spot on, as always. Can’t wait to return.

NY
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Porterhouse Grill
Located on the 4th floor of The Time Warner Center is a very good steakhouse. The warm host greets you and you are escorted to the lovely dining room, with fantastic NYC views as your back drop. The ambiance is more upscale, more elegant than most NYC steakhouses. The service was very good, very attentive (until the end of the evening when our server left for the evening and service became virtually nonexistent.) The food is also very good. The chopped salad and Caesar salads were so fresh and tasty. The chopped salad had a myriad of fresh, crunchy vegetables ( beets, carrots, green beans) with radicchio and lettuces in a smooth buttermilk dressing. The steaks were also very good and cooked exactly to your liking. The NY strip was flavorful and done perfectly medium. The filet mignon (ordered well done (don’t ask me why) was butterflied and prepared well done without argument. The hash browns were buttery, toasty deliciousness on a plate and the sautéed spinach was also prepared well. The cocktail and wine lists are extensive, and they are happy to make skinny versions of cocktails.
As satiated as you are after your yummy meal (and you will be too stuffed, you think, to order dessert) ORDER DESSERT. As our humorous server interjected last night
“the coconut cake is worth digging out the stretch pants for.” She was right, it was worth every calorie, with its airy, yet moist cake and scrumptious, but not too sweet, luscious coconut frosting.
Porterhouse Grill is a delightful experience with really good food, a beautiful atmosphere and attentive service. You will eat like a king (and a King’s bank account is required, or, at least a generous expense account) at this top notch NYC steakhouse.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always outstanding. Im coming back today!

h
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I always enjoy Porter House. The food is very good if a bit pricey. But the location drives the prices so it goes with the location. Want a great steak with a view of Central Park? You can get it here, as well as a delicious martini.

AP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I didn’t love the way the filet was cooked, it was tougher than I expected as well. My hubs got the Porterhouse and said it was great - apps and sides were delicious! So was the cappuccino!

S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Lunch in NYC in our holidays

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Maybe. Disappointed with the service - maybe it was late - but we were finished eating and it was at least 20 minutes before our table was cleared. It was not crazy busy. We never had a manager visit our table - got the feeling since we were not spending a certain amount we were left off the radar. My wife and I had a great experience here about a year ago - however not this time.

c
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

it was amazing everything we herd and more will be back thanks and VEAL CHOP WAS CRAZY AWSOME

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Conosco questo posto dal 2003 , ogni anno faccio tappa fissa , ora cambiato tutto purtroppo non venivo da 4 anni
Il Servizio è troppo rigido i camerieri vogliono fare i sofisticati senza sapere chi è seduto al tavolo, non accettano variazioni richieste sul menu e fanno finta di non capire uno che parla con accento straniero, ridicoli .
Il vini rosso i prezzi ora sono fuori dalla media troppo cari per una location così , inoltre il nostro ( chateauneuf-du pape) è arrivato freddo troppo , freddo per gustare un rosso del genere del 2014 , imbevibile . Il sommelier ha dichiarato che la temperatura era giusta da cantina , un disastro.
Chiediamo le French - fries, whit parmisam , abbastanza comuni a Ny, ci portano le patatine fritte con una ciotola di parmigiano a parte .., inguardabile
Chiediamo una cheese cake, è arrivato un pezzo di ghiaccio più freddo del vino .. non si può mangiare così appena uscita dal frigo .
Inoltre non fanno più i Mac and ceese, il che ci può stare ma non devi fare facce strane se lo chiedono, perché era menu da sempre negli anni scorsi , un loro must punto forte direi , ora pare sia troppo popolare.., mah .
Meglio ( Morton,s o Capital Grille ) sono ancora vecchio stile Ny Steack House , classiche newyorkese)

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MC
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent filet!

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OT
Greece
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Best porter steak we ever had!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Years eve

IG
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was simply amazing! Especially the stakes, we personally never had a steak cooked that good, it was simply perfect, the staff were extremely friendly and exceptionally eager to help! Best New Year’s Eve dinner ever!!! Thank you so much!

A
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

NYE Dinner! Steak was good not the best I have ever eaten. Was underwhelmed by the side items and desserts. Service was marginal in such an upper scale restaurant. I did appreciate the fact there was no NYE price increase or limited menu. I would dine here again.

RB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

The Steak is always great here and the atmosphere is festive.
However the service is lacking.
On both visits I waited over 20 minutes to place my order and the waiters did the bare minimum.
The server doling out the bread and water was extremely unfriendly as well. The staff at the front are not very inviting either.
It’s disappointing because I enjoy the food here but for the price they really need a better staff.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

せっかくなのでポーターハウスステーキを食べるべきだ!と思いつつもリブアイにしてしまいましたが、とても美味しかったです。ロブスターもあっさり目の味付けで美味しかったです。サイドディッシュでほうれん草のグリルを頼みましたが、なかなかびっくりする量が提供されてお腹いっぱいに。これ以上は無理だと思い、チェックを頼むと「次来た時はデザートも食べるのよ!」と突っ込まれました(笑)
全体的にボリューミーでしたがとても美味しかったです。
お店の雰囲気もうるさすぎず、カジュアルな人もいればジャケットを着てる方もいて、洗練されていました。
次行く時はデザートも頼みます!

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MK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

One of our favorite go-to restaurants. Food is always delicious. Only negative on this particular trip is that my wife’s filet was a little cold (but cooked perfectly).

M
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The a la carte drove up prices a bit but we both got excellent and generous glasses of wine for $17 a person. Saw people splitting the biggest steaks which is logical. Quality superb.

GH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Except for the atrocious service and cold food this place was absolutely average! Our first waiter took drink orders and half of them arrived. Then Cruella DeVille showed up with this
snapped announcement," I am helping a colleague so let's do the dinner orders." She was colder than the $15 baked potato we got much later. Never saw her again. We had to flag down waiters and send up flares to get service. At these prices I would hope they could do better than the Longhorn Steakhouse in Culman, Alabama. But No. I've never written a review like this.My family has been everywhere and this was one horrible and extremely pricey experience. We'll live but I am sending this along to help save you some trouble. New York City has a 1000 fabulous restaurants. This place ain't one of them. GH

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience4

We called a week in advance to make reservations specifically requesting window seating to enjoy the view while in the city. We were told that they would take note of our request but couldn't reserve specific tables or guarantee seating by the window. We arrived an hour earlier, hoping to get our wished table. We registered, asking for the same seating arrangements, we were told the same, they would take note, but not guarantee it will happen. When we were escorted into the restaurant, we asked to be seated at an empty table available by the window where we both could enjoy the city view and were told by the hostess that the table we were asking for had been reserved in advance!!!!!! WHAT????? I explained everything stated above and she just replied that it was reserved in advance and left, with no interest whatsoever in making us feel welcomed and comfortable with our seating assignments.
Then, when ordering our food, I requested an arugula salad, (Just a simple plate of arugula and lemon) and was told that the menu couldn't be modified at all. It is worth explaining that arugula IS part of their menu as accompaniment to meats. Needless to say that dining at this restaurant is not cheap, which we knew. We were expecting amazing service for the price we paid and we didn't get it. It is worth mentioning that we dined at The Modern the night before, a two star Michelin restaurant, and had an amazing experience there.
Needless to say, we will not return to this restaurant again, nor recommend it to anyone asking for dining in NYC.

K
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Ottimo posto per gustare una buonissima steak americana. Prezzi tutto sommato giusti e porzioni molto abbondanti. Servizio ottimo e cordiale.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time

FM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent, our server Max, attended to our needs. The GM stopped at our table and made sure we were happy. Could not have asked for more. I will go back!

OT
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

This restaurant is on the 4th floor of a mall. It is not what I consider fine dining. It’s a steak house in a mall. The staff are very friendly and accommodating so that’s a plus. This is the type of place you roll into after sightseeing all day and you don’t feel like getting dressed before going out again. Also don’t order the fish it’s terrible.... I was told, well it’s a steakhouse what did you expect?

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family dinner, perfect

MG
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great steak and awesome service. Would recommend for a nice meal

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was superb and great way to celebrate my birthday!

TG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent beef und good service. Room temperature was a little too low for winter.

MR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great location

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and amazing ambience. This year Christmas Eve was perfect.

m
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Even though fine dining can now mean .. sure come in a fleece... the experience is still there if you want it. And the food is outstanding.

JR
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

For a restaurant that comes with so much hype and a pricey dinner bill I was deeply disappointed in the service and food. To begin I had requested a table by the window when making my reservation (for 2). We did not get a window table, and were told “I don’t think any are available” instead we were seated at a table with a chair on one side and sofa on the other, however the sofa seat was in a position where the restaurant had jammed together two sofa’s and in the crack between had inserted a circular pillow they expected me to sit on. I asked to be moved and they accommodated (not to a window seat). The service was so subpar I don’t even know where to begin, when bread was provided the busboy/bread and water server literally reached across my face and threw down two baguettes onto a small plate. The wine bottle we ordered was poured without a napkin and the server spilled several drops onto the table. The meal was adequate but not nearly worth the price. I don’t have the time to go into the other service issues, let’s just say even if the food was spectacular, it wasn’t, the service was so bad I’d never eat there again. At least at Peter Lugers when you’re treated awfully by the crusty old waiters the steak by far makes up the difference. I have no idea how Porter House obtained such high reviews, maybe they paid off the tasters.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

$67 for an 8 oz. fillet? $145 Porterhouse. Do you think the restaurant bothered to even comp my 5 year olds birthday cake? Course not.

Food was great, service is ok although the waiter couldn’t rush us fast enough to order at 7:30 and pushed the specials. Problem with this place and ones like it is they have no soul anymore. It’s all about how much money they can get. Nice evening and the family enjoyed but it will be a long time before we will return. Have no issue paying for great food but I’m not here to fill a hedge funds wallet

C
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food had a great time

KK
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were perfectly welcomed there and the service was perfect, too. The view was great and so was our dinner. We had the filet Mignon and it could not have been any better. Also the wine was deliscious. It is worth recommending this place . . .

JJ
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I'll come back soon. And I have to finish 50 characters at least for putting review ...

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I went to Porter House before a Sunday afternoon jazz concert. My dining companions and I chose the lunch pre-fix. It was absolutely yummy and affordable. The views and holiday decor were great. I’ll be adding this restaurant to my go to list. The risotto was divine and I’m trying to figure out when I can go back again soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The chilled seafood plateau is huge and marvelous, must order !!!

I ordered the small one but it could be shared with 2-3 person.

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