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Porterhouse Bistro

compumom | Jul 29, 200502:03 PM

I know, I know, many here would say it's okay but no Mastro, Arnie Morton's or Ruth's Chris. We were treated to dinner there on Weds night and I was more than pleasantly surprised. The waiter was excellent, attentive and quick to ask when there was a question about preparation that he couldn't answer. The drinks were large and included in the dinner price. While they may not have used Grey Goose in preparing my cosmo, I didn't order it that way and it was still darn good. The liqueurs poured after dinner were unbelievably generous.
The meal was quite good. Cold crunchy lettuce in the salads, well presented and a nice variety to choose from on the menu. The smoked salmon quesadilla as an appetizer choice was tasty as was the onion soup(not the finest, but well done). The entree selections were plentiful and not just steaks. The other couple shared a porterhouse which was cooked perfectly as ordered and they proclaimed it better than the one at Arnie Morton's a couple of weeks earlier. The rack of lamb was a small portion but cooked perfectly. The Ribeye was very good, with a bit of a char and very juicy. The side dishes were a bit weaker. Fresh broccoli, corn, garlic mashed, etc were nothing special, but their fries were excellent! It did bother me that they didn't have a baked potato option.

For dessert two of us had the apple tart which came with vanilla bean ice cream. It wasn't a tarte tatin, more like an apple gallette-thinly sliced apples on puff pastry with a bit of carmel drizzled on top. The other two had their version of choclate lava cake. It was served with the vanilla bean ice cream too but speaking as a chocoholic, it was just okay. Coffee was quite good too.
All that for $32.95 a person! They take reservations, the dining room was comfortable and quiet. I think it's a great option for a reasonable price.

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