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60 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4030 (El Camino Real & San Mateo Drive)
+1 650-579-5911
17:00 - 22:00
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Went there for a hosted medical presentation. At the entrance to the restaurant, there were hanging porterhouse sections being aged in see-through window view. Given the prix fixed hosted menu, I was only able to order a rib-eye steak, but not the porterhouse cut. Thus, I wasn't able to try the house specialty. I was really disappointed with my entree.... More 

Thank Bill F
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Had the limited Prime Rib, which was okay, but not good enough considering the price. The twice baked potato was the highlight of the meal, and even though it was a very good potato, it shouldn't outshine the meat. Waiter was nice, and the interior of the restaurant a nice feel to it. Everything was "okay", but the food let... More 

Thank Thomas J
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123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The steaks was surprisingly mediocre, well below what I'd expect for the price they're charging. However, the double baked potato the steaks was served with was fantastic, and our server was nice. The location might be noisy for some people.

Thank MatsLindh
South San Francisco, California
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The food was good, but very overpriced. Soup or salad is extra. Known for the steaks, they were very good. We didn't have a very good waiter, which made or evening unpleasant. A waiter from another area of the restaurant heard our grandson get fussy and came over. He took a napkin and made a little mouse out of it... More 

Thank Jackie B
San Mateo, California
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160 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Excellent food & service. Parking in big lot right next store. Owner & sons very nice. Will return..

Thank dcs1755
San Mateo, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

tried their dry aged steak. Did not seem similar or as good as other dry aged steak I've had. In fact, seemed worse than the steak and eggs you get at Denny's. Ambience is decent though. I'd go for appetizers and a few drinks again though

Thank lukkynine
San Jose, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Located in the ground floor of what appears to be an office building, as you approach the entrance, your first sight is of a meat locker where they are dry aging beef. This was a good sign. Upon arrival for my reservation shortly after the restaurant opened, we taken to our table right away with no wait. We were seated... More 

Thank Lee P
San Jose, California
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We had dinner at Porterhouse this past Friday evening, and I must say I was unimpressed. For a steakhouse that charges as much as they do, I expected quite a bit more. When we arrived we were greeted at the host stand and taken to our table right away. Since this was an early dinner (5:30) this was as expected,... More 

Thank wwwdrich
Belmont, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Excellent cuts of dry, aged beef that you can see as you walk in. Great place on peninsula to get high quality steak.

Thank Dooglas99
San Mateo, CA
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198 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We had a group of ten for a party and it was our first time there. A bit pricey but food and service were both great. Several different meals and everyone thought they were delicious. Will go back. Would give it 4.5 of 5 if available.

Thank DavenCarol

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 31 - USD 60
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4030
    (El Camino Real & San Mateo Drive)
  • Public Transportation: We are located 4 blocks from the Caltrain station in San Mateo
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-579-5911
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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