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Porterhouse Bistro - Beverly Hills

LesThePress | Oct 18, 200411:14 AM

A while back there were some threads about PB and I’ve always wanted to try it. We finally went on Saturday night.

We had 7:30pm reservations (for 4), but due to unusually light traffic arrived at 7:00pm. We were greeted friendly and seated immediately. The restaurant has a nice decor and atmosphere. While I prefer a booth we were seated at a window table, which was okay.

We all ordered off of the prix fixe menu. I had the cajun spiced 12oz rib eye, my wife the chicken breast, our friends fried chicken and rack of lamb.

Our drinks arrived and we ordered, so far so good. Bread and butter with tapenade, a tomato bruchetta and a whole roasted garlic flower. It was all very good. My wife requested olive oil, which did not arrive. When the salads came, my wife and I had the Lettuce Wedge with Blue Cheese dressing. Our friends had Caesar Salad. The salads were good, but the amount of dressing was minimal. Also, there was no pepper offered, or even on the table. I looked at the empty table next to us, no salt or pepper. We were also out of the delicious bread and my wife never got the olive oil. Unfortunately, our waiter seemed to have disappeared and was no-where to be found. Things were looking badly, I was getting concerned. It took almost 15 minutes for our waiter to appear, at which point I explained to him all the items we needed. He actually came quickly with more bread, dressing, olive oil and pepper. As it turned out, this was the only glitch in the evening, thank goodness!

Our dinners came in a nice amount of time and we all enjoyed our meals. I tasted the fried chicken and the chicken breast, both very good. My Rib Eye was excellent and cooked exactly to order. Now please realize that this is not the caliber of a Mastro’s or Palm or any other fine steak house often discussed here. But it was this: 2 drinks (we had Martini's), great bread and fixings, a nice salad, a decent entrée with one side (fries, garlic mashed potatoes, creamed corn, sauteed spinach or steamed broccoli), dessert (chocolate tart, pecan tart, apple tart, crème brule, mango & lemon sorbet or chocolate lava cake) all for $37.50!!! A nice meal in a nice place for a really good price, you can’t ask for much more!

We all had the Chocolate Lava Cake for dessert and it was really yummy. The bill was $179.00 and we left $210 total (about 18% tip).

We plan to go back again soon. I want to try the rack of lamb!


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