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Porterhouse Bistro - 73 Reviews - 8635 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (310) 659-1099

Porterhouse Bistro

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8635 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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(310) 659-1099
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Porterhouse Bistro - Beverly Hills, CA
Porterhouse Bistro - Beverly Hills, CA
Porterhouse Bistro - Beverly Hills, CA
Porterhouse Bistro - Beverly Hills, CA
Porterhouse Bistro - Beverly Hills, CA
Porterhouse Bistro - Beverly Hills, CA
Porterhouse Bistro - Beverly Hills, CA

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Best

The price fixe menu is about 45 dollars, and you get an appetizer, two drinks (house wines are pretty great), an entree and dessert. I love coming here. I particularly love the ...

Worst

I was expecting great things after reading all of the positive reviews. My wife and I both ordered the ribeye steaks and we were very disappointed. For one thing, at a restauran...

Amazing Value, Great Quality 1/23/2011

The price fixe menu is about 45 dollars, and you get an appetizer, two drinks (house wines are pretty great), an entree and dessert. I love coming here. I particularly love the salmon quesadillas. I've tried two types of steaks, and they are both good. I love the mini-doughnuts dessert. more

great 7/9/2010

Delicious! Pros: everything Cons: nothing more

Come for the enormous steak, stay for the Cotton Candy 8/8/2009

Its hard to believe that this restaurant isn't better known. Its in the heart of Beverly Hills, just off La Cienega's Restaurant Row and I have driven by it for probably 10 years, but last night was our first dining experience here. And I assure you that we will be back!!!!! Its low-key, not pretentious or overpriced like Wolfgang's on Canon or stuffy like Ruth Chris' (although I like the filet there too). Not a scene, where you are going to see & be seen. Its a true steakhouse restaurant in every way. The service was very attentive (thank you Chad), the drinks & wine were good, the Onion soup was perfect (not too salty like so many others), and the Porterhouse steak was delicious and presented beautifully, with the filet minon on one side and the new york steak on the other side of the T-bone. Cut to share and enjoy!!!! We had Mushrooms & Spinach as our sides, both were super! Dessert was also delish, we had the Chocolate Molton Cake and an apple tart, both served with Vanilla Ice Cream. But the best part, was when Chad brought out the Cotton Candy lantern tower (for lack of a better word), which was fun, beautiful and yes yummy! Its brought us back to our childhoods, as my husband and I reminisced about our own memories of Cotton Candy. This is a great place for a family gathering, we are planning my father-in-law's 80th birthday here in the private room and also a great place to bring out of town guests. Best of all, everything I described is part of the pre-fixed menu, which was $45 per person. Where else in LA, can you eat & drink like royalty for less than $100 per couple? Enjoy!!!!! Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Easy Parking Cons: My Stomach was too small & I'm pregnant right now! more

Nice resteraunt 2/3/2009

The interior is nice. The steak are great. Price are reasonable too. Good for dating. Try to book yr reservation early otherwise no seats will be available. more

Porterhouse 1/22/2009

this place has a great atmosphere, and a great selection of food! i always get a steak here, medium rare and it always comes out perfect! the service has been great each time i have frequented this place. more

A Terrific Place for a Great Meal at an Incredible Price 12/31/2008

I have been following the Citysearch reviews of Porterhouse for a while, piqued by the several discount letters I received in the mail from the restaurant. Although reviews are pretty ""mixed"" here, I decided to try it for myself last night. It was a fantastic evening! Our group of four ordered the prixe fix meal and everything was spot-on. Agree with the reader that said the onion soup was hot - scalding! But once it cooled down (and it did take a while), it was very tasty. Great bread enhanced by the various dipping sauces: excellent house-made olive tapanade, loved the roasted whole garlic for spreading. Main dishes were one rib-eye, one bone-in NY and one shared 20 oz Porterhouse. Steaks were perfectly cooked and the porterhouse was delicious. I've eaten at most of the high-end steak houses in town and this was comparable. Sides were also tasty: nice touch of nutmeg in the creamed corn, fries were awesome and garlic mashed potatoes not too garlicky (I skipped tasting the steamed brocoli - not a fan). Deserts were the apple tart (very good), creme brulee (okay) and chocolate lava cake (incredible!). At the end of the meal, I mentioned our friends had just gotten engaged and the waiter brought out the cotton candy (with a candle) AND four glasses of champagne. Here's what makes Porterhouse Bistro so very easy to recommend: the check! Four dinners, eight cocktails, salad, great steak, wonderful sides, desert, champagne - under $200. You won't find that at The Palm. We will be returning again soon. Pros: Steaks, PRICE PRICE PRICE more

THIS WINSE FOR THOSE WHO LOVE STEAK and all that accompanies it! 12/25/2008

\r WE HAVE DINED HERE OVER THE YEARS AND HAVE ALWAYS HAD A MEMORABLE TIME. WE HAVE SHARED BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES AND JUST THE PLEASURE OF PEOPLE WE LOVE SHARING THE FOOD WE LOVE AT THE PLACE WE JUST GRAVITATE TO. WE ARE A HAPPY BUNCH. THANKS FOR THE ALWAYS WELCOMING AND WONDERFUL TREAT THAT AWAITS US! Pros: A VERY VARIED MENU, PLEASES JUST ABOUT EVERYONE WHO DINES more

Sign up for the mailer. 12/17/2008

One of the more reasonable steak houses. Go for the set menu option. Steaks were good, for what you pay for. Get on their mailing list, and they'll send you a coupon for 20% off. more

Food was GREAT!!!! 11/25/2008

The food was great. Me and my husband went for his bday. He is a pickie eater. We had the meal for 2. He had the steak and I had the fish. Everything was good from the bread to the dessert. Now service that's another story but it was not that bad but is showed in her tip. I would go there again in a heartbeat.... more

Steaks were mediocre 6/27/2008

I was expecting great things after reading all of the positive reviews. My wife and I both ordered the ribeye steaks and we were very disappointed. For one thing, at a restaurant of this purported caliber, I shouldn't feel like I HAVE to drench my steak in steak sauce. There was almost no flavor to the steak. I was shocked. It was literally one of the worst steaks I have ever had. Atmosphere was okay, but overshadowed by the poor main course. We did enjoy the onion soup. The waiters were very attentive and amiable. Pros: ambience, service Cons: steak more

Awful customer service 5/23/2008

We had a dinner in this restaurant and I?d like to share my experience. It was my first time in this restaurant and I didn?t choose it myself. So before the dinner I read the menu on the internet as well as the reviews. According to some reviews the food was good but the service so-so. But I still hoped for the best. I am a foreigner, I have been living in LA for 2 years and I don?t go out very often, so I decided to give it a try. I bought a fancy birthday cake for our dinner guest for $40 in Sweet Lady Jane and my husband gave it to the manager when we arrived. The cake disappeared mysteriously during our dinner. I had to ask several times about the cake and our guests were pretty nervous already. Finally the manager came and told me that the cake had been cut into pieces, that it was a mistake! ! He apologized and offered the substitution for the cake, but he said that we would have our own cake as well. I didn?t want to argue with him, because I didn?t want to ruin the nice evening for our guests, so I did my best not to show how upset I was. When we had almost finished our coffee the cake substitution arrived. It couldn?t be compared with Sweet lady Jane of course - a pile of cotton candy with a candle! And 5 minutes later we also got the remains of our own cake - four tiny little pieces. I still wonder - where is the rest? The cake was made for 6-8 people. And a special decoration was made on the cake with the name of the birthday person. So it?s very difficult to believe that the cake was just cut by mistake and served to some other clients as a regular dessert. It?s very strange, sad and even shocking that these things can happen in a decent Beverly Hills restaurant. Some time ago I?d worked as manager in a restaurant in a country that is considered to be developing and less refined (especially in comparison with Beverly Hills), but I can tell you for sure it couldn?t happen in my restaurant. Pros: ambience Cons: service more

best steak in LA 1/12/2008

incredible steakhouse, not an exstensive menu but hight quality, very kid friendly, exellent wines great service. more

nice dining experience 1/6/2008

This is a very nice fancy steakhouse. They also have a good variety of things other than steak - e.g., lamb, fish, chicken, etc. The steak was good, although not exceptional. The same can be said for their other food. I only eat here when I have a coupon; otherwise, it's a bit overpriced. The ambiance, however, is very romantic -- dim lighting, beautiful tablecloths, etc. Pros: nice ambience Cons: expensive, parking more

I recommend PB to my friends and business associates! 12/27/2007

We have been here several times, and have always been happy with our experience. Service is great, food has always been exactly as ordered, and tasted great! We have dined alone and had small parties of 12 or less. I recommend Porterhouse Bistro to my friends and business associates, and that is as good of a recommendation as I can come up with. I am brutal about restaurants that I am not happy with.\r \r The Prix Fixe menu is a great deal for about $40 if you are on a budget. It includes the main course with a dessert and 2 glasses of wine. We always enjoy this. You cannot go to most chain restaurants for this, and even if you could, you would not get the quality of food, great atmosphere or terrific service.\r \r Seems like this would be a great place for a first date for a great dining experience without breaking the bank. Pros: Value, service, Casual atmosphere Cons: I'll have to get back to you. more

slippery floor,anti slip protection 12/23/2007

....slippery floor treatment costs less than any slip/fall accident...\r www.antislipprotrction....\r Chris Kalinowski\r 310-428-2395 more

Best Steak, Best Service 11/13/2007

If you haven't been here you have to check this place out. This restaurant really knows how to take care of the customer. Where else can you go to dinner and have drinks included in your meal??? Anywhere else you can spend as much on drinks as you can here to have drinks plus dinner plus dessert. And not only does the price top out any other steak restaurant in town but so did the service. I like to go to dinner and feel the warmth and friendliness of the server...and here that's exactly how they work. Other places are polite and lingering nearby to clear a plate, but here you have the opportunity to see that these people have personalities! Our server was great and she really was on top of everything before we even had to ask. I would recommend the porterhouse for 2 and the cream corn and grilled onions for side. Pros: Great food more

What a Deal!! 11/8/2007

I've been to a lot of steakhouses in LA, and I have to say that this is both the Best Steak and the Best Deal that I have ever had! When you step into the Porterhouse, you are greeted by friendly smiles, and the first thing you notice is the positive, warm, energetic, atmosphere! It is obvious that everyone is happy to be there, even the servers! You can't say that for many places in LA.\r \r The Prix Fixe Menu at the Porterhouse is a real experience; warm bread with roasted garlic and bruscetta, a delicious salad or amazing onion soup, a tremendous steak, a tasty dessert AND two glasses of wine.... for $40!!! I was suspicious at first, but really pleased at the end.\r \r The service was friendly, prompt, efficient, and, again, energetic. They seem to have a great system worked out where they can give you this great deal and still maintain a high level of quality. Pros: great steak, great deal! Cons: Lots of garlic, bring mouthwash! more

Excellent steak, friendly staff 11/3/2007

I recently ate dinner at the porterhouse bistro and I absolutely loved it. Upon arriving i was greeted by a very friendly host. Our table was very lovely, with a great view of wilshier blvd. the bread and the spreads were very tasty, and our server was so charming and cute! girls come here for some man candy. We ordered the prix fix menu, it was a ton of food but well worth it. The onion soup was amazing, and the porterhouse steak is to die for! make sure you share it because its a lot of meat. Then to top it off the lava cake was excelelnt, rich and chocolaty and perfectly proportioned. all in all I thought this was a great place, great service, great food good atmosphere. Also excellent drinks, I ordered one of their specialty cocktails called ""the smashley"" was one of the best drinks I've ever had, refreshing and tasty. I highly recommend this place! Pros: great food, good prices, great service Cons: valet parking, not much street parking more

Walk in happy, leave glad you came. 10/16/2007

I've got to give this place 4 stars. Not the best steak house in Los Angeles, but it's more value for your buck. Make sure you bring a date to take advantage of their prix fixe menu. With that in mind, you get all the trimings without all the cost. On note though, carefully read all the print below the prix fixe menu. There are some catches that may change your bill total. Nothing alarming, I mean...of course I want Grey Goose instead of house vodka. \r Service was sorta slow and rushed. My date and I both said our server looked ""in the weeds"" at times. She was nice, and paced our dinner timely, but never gave a fine dining performance as one would expect eating somewhere that cost more to dine. Which I accepted and was fine with.\r Overall, the food, service, good drinks all come into play. Not the best, but pretty good. As I said...this place offers more more value for your buck for what you walk away with. Walk in happy, leave glad you came. Pros: Prix fixe menu. More value for your money. Cons: Service seemed a little rushed more

Great steakhouse... usually can't beat the prices here co... 6/23/2007

Great steakhouse... usually can't beat the prices here compared to other steakhouses. Great ambiance and... more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Floor-to-ceiling windows and understated tones add ambience to this long, narrow restaurant. Well-spaced booths and tables offer privacy to whispering couples and well-coiffed...

  • 12/15/2006 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Wed 6pm-9pm Thu-Fri 6pm-10pm Sat 5pm-10pm Sun 5pm-9pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Beverly Hills
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