235 Little Canada Rd E, Little Canada, MN | Directions 5511745.023343 -93.090965
Mon. - Sun. 5am - 10pm
too expensive, food not spectacular for the prices! – I was here for a birthday celebration and wow, expensive!! You wouldn't guess by walking in the door that the prices should be that high? The fish was awful and they were surprised we didn't like it. Really? It was extremely fishy tasting. The steak was good, but I've had just as good a steak at Outback for a fraction of the price. I'd go to a Minneapolis steakhouse if I'm going to pay these prices. Restaurant needs updating too.
The wait staff was nice and attentive that was the only plus I can give the restaurant.
Best Overall Steakhouse-Porterhouse – Porterhouse is a gem. We eat out at steakhouses 10-2- times a year at the top spots-Ruth's Chris, Mortons, Murry's, Capital Grill...and since a couple of years ago have settled in going to Porterhouse in Little Canada. They charge a lot less and the food is tops. It rocks-try it out. The steaks are great quality-we have never had a bad experience. Well prepared and the service is great. Jason, Leese, Kathy and the rest of the staff work hard to make you happy. Never pretentious. Need something special? Call Jason-he is the best!. Once a car blocked me in by parking 12 inches from my door-no problem; one of the "thinner staff" came out in the snow, crawled over the car and went through the window to get my car out. That is just an example of they aim to please.
Treat yourself to a real dining experience!!! – This is a wonderful establishment. The food is carefully prepared and made with quality ingredients. The recipes are solid and goo. Not high marks for adventurous cooking just great flavor... great steaks.
The staff is professional and just the right amount of class and friendly casual.
The bar is one of the few places in the area where you actually get what you pay for.
good food – We've never had a bad meal. The staff is well trained.
The food has always been perfect. The scallops are
wonderful whatever way they a prepared. The Salmon is alvays good and the Steaks are always done to order. The wait is worth it.
I'm glad we found you!!!!
Been there many times, will not return – I have never been so offended at a restaurant in my entire life.
I ordered a filet, medium-well. The steak came RARE, I didn't even need to say a thing to the waitress- she noticed and immediately took the steak back. I was not bothered by this, it happens.
My husband ordered the sea bass and something wasn't quite right with it. He said it was rubbery, not flakey he honestly could not eat it. He told the waitress that something wasn’t right with the fish. He didn’t want to insinuate that it may be possible the fish wasn’t fresh, so he just told her that “something doesn’t seem right with the fish” as politely as possible.
The manager came to our table and asked “does the water taste okay at least?” How rude.
I didn’t say a thing about the steak and my husband felt really bad about mentioning that he wasn’t able to eat the fish. I immediately placed my check card at the end of the table.
I feel justified in writing this negative review because I shared my opinion with the waitress. She was shocked when I told her what the manager said, her exact response was “what?? The steak was rare. I don’t understand- I was the one who said the steak was rare.”
In the restaurants defense, my steak was good when it came back (fyi: the baked potato was way too salty), the hostess, bartender and waitress were wonderful. The manager should be replaced. He is rude.
I will not be patronizing this restaurant again and will make sure to let others know why. I actually left the restaurant feeling sad that I had been treated this way.
Looking forward to my return visit – I am looking forward to my second annual Aug (2009) trip to MN when I will make a visit to the Porter House Steak and Seafood establishment. I cannot get walleye in Colorado... so this is my chance to eat up. I was there in 2008 and loved the food, atmosphere and other people at the bar. It was great.... I can't wait.
The Porterhouse is never a dissapointment!!!!! – I have eaten at the Porterhouse at least 20 times in the last 4 years and I can't say I have been dissapointed even once. As much as I like steak I am finding myself ordering the "Shore lunch" walleye most of the time. It's the best fish on the menu (in my opinion) and has been consistently cooked just right. The service is always 5 star. The wait staff is well trained and even when it's busy (which is most of the time) they are always watching to make sure your needs are met.
Wonderful steaks and great food - super service. – I just took my girl friend there for her birthday last nite. We both odered the new york strip -- they were cooked medium -- they were wonderful... had a shrimp cocktail too - with our drink... ummm again... the service was great too ---- come one and all -- good stuff Maynard!!!
A Hidden Gem- Consistency of Excellence – Hidden in Little Canada, the oldest community in Minnesota, is a tiny gem of a steakhouse that has delighted us every time we have dined there. We have visited the restaurant several times, since the first week it opened. We have been very, very pleased with the food and service every time. The most remarkable thing is the quality of the steaks. I would put them on par with the St. Paul Grill or Lindy's. Each time we have dined there, all of the side dishes were also very nicely done. If one were to imagine what a restaurant steak experience should exactly be- top quality, flavorful meat, seasoned perfectly, done appropriately, and with each side dish exquisitely done, that would be Porterhouse. The particular site of this restaurant, 35E and Little Canada Rd. has seen every restaurant in this building fail since 1971. Porterhouse has been at this location several years, seems to be busy every night, and has a wonderfully solid reputation. In each of our visits we have seen a consistency of excellence, and we have been pleased by the attentiveness of the wait staff.
Too rare – Dined there on 10/16/06 and were not impressed. My mother and my wife both got potatoes that were burned. They traded them in for green beans which were ok. My wife's pork chops were pink inside when she ordered them medium. I ordered my steak medium and it was rarer than my father's steak, which he ordered medium rare.
All in all, it's a decent place, but I don't like it when food is not cooked as ordered. Pretty pricy too.
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