Porterhouse Steak and Seafood
11211 205th Street
Walked in at 6PM. Were greeted immediately.
We were shown our booth promptly, we had made a
reservation and hoped for a nice seating
for our party of four. We got it.
Our waitress came by right away, took our
drink orders, we had zinfindel, coffee,
lemonade and iced tea. All got thumbs up.
This is a steak house…aged steak, with pork chops,
and seafood, too. They have shrimp, salmon and
walleye, lobster and crab, and trout on
a special day.
There are no expensive chicken or turkey pasta dishes,
no hamburgers or French fries. No heavy reliance on
cheese based dishes either. If you want that, go to
Doolittle’s on Cliff Road in Eagan…which I will blog
We were told about the specials of the day,
we ended up getting two of them, a crab filled
mushroom appetizer which we all split and
thought oh, boy, this is good, and I got the
walnut encrusted Canadian lake trout with pina
colada sauce, baked potato and Caesar salad…
all very, very, very good. My dh got the
fillet mignon, our friends both got the walleye
dinners. We we were all very happy with the
food, the service and the birthday cake that
came just because the waitress overheard me
saying happy birthday to the lady who was with
us. It was a lovely end to a delicious dinner.
The decor is what I am used to in Chicago,
They keep the lighting low and golden.
The booths were of rich wood and comfortable
leather, the ceiling dark grey and high…all in
all, not too much and not too little. The medium
sized room was full of people, yes, happy, contented people.
One of the chefs served our food, and
another man served us some part of it, otherwise
all the service was by one efficient and friendly
lady who turned out to be very knowledgeable about
the owners of this restaurant and the other Porterhouse
restaurant that they have owned for eight years in
Little Canada. She also said they were great people
to work for with a smile on her face,
which was nice to hear.
The prices can go up pretty fast if you order the
combination plates, but none of us are that big
of eaters, and I don’t particularly fancy fish
or steak leftovers the next day,even if I did eat steak,
so in this case, I’d rather have leftovers from George’s
for breakfast than those from Porterhouse…yeah, cold
pizza, you heard me right, and cold broasted chicken
for breakfast. Nice start to ‘nother lucky day.
They did have some nice looking sundaes, but we
didn’t get that far. We spent two solid hours
there, and it didn’t seem like any time at all.
They have a very busy bar room and nice facilities
all around. I definitely recommend this place
for all special occasions around your house,or
to really impress a first date, oh yeah, then
head over to the movie houses down the street if
you feel like doing a little smoochin’…over 25 only!
They open at five, so don’t go there for lunch.
Very casual dress was seen all around.
Food; Great tasting and good sized portions, Prices; High, but if you want to stay in
business and not go the way of Monte’s in Faribault and Copper Bleu in Apple Valley, you gotta charge.
Service: Excellent, Ambiance; Fine, though somewhat loud. Parking, It’s Right There, Handicap accessible, OH, Yeah!
We recommend making reservations and viewing the menu;