Porter House in NYC, NY

 Porter House in NYC, NY

Porter House in NYC, NY

It has been a while since we wanted to go back to Porter House, the fancy steakhouse located in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle. We went there three years ago for a lunch during Restaurant Week and promised ourselves that we we will go back for dinner one day. That day had come. We went on a Friday and I could not believe how packed this place was. I wished we had a table next to the windows so we could have a view of Columbus Circle, but unfortunately, it was not possible. We got a good table though, if it was not for our neighbor who had a tendency to comment on every dish we ordered, with some sort of admiration for the "unhealthy choices" we ordered. As I told him: when you are in a steakhouse, you have to go all in. I do not see a point in ordering a huge steak and go for steamed broccoli...

 Bar area at Porter House in NYC, NY

Bar area at Porter House in NYC, NY

 Dining room at Porter House in NYC, NY

Dining room at Porter House in NYC, NY

Instead of going for wine, I decided to check their signature cocktails and chose to go for their Gentleman's bet, made with Rittenhouse rye, Aperol, Lustau Oloroso sherry, and Dolin Rouge vermouth, a nice bitter drink that I really liked.

 Gentleman's bet cocktail at Porter House in NYC, NY

Gentleman's bet cocktail at Porter House in NYC, NY

 Gentleman's bet cocktail at Porter House in NYC, NY

Gentleman's bet cocktail at Porter House in NYC, NY

As we were still looking at the menu, they brought us some cheese bread (addictive) with some orange butter that I tried but did not like. I thought that was it in terms of bread, but, then, a guy came with a selection of bread and asked us to pick one (or as many as we wanted as our other neighboring table did). I went for the white bread and Jodi with the sourdough, both being quite good.

 Cheese bread at Porter House in NYC, NY

Cheese bread at Porter House in NYC, NY

 White bread at Porter House in NYC, NY

White bread at Porter House in NYC, NY

 Orange butter at Porter House in NYC, NY

Orange butter at Porter House in NYC, NY

 Sourdough bread at Porter House in NYC, NY

Sourdough bread at Porter House in NYC, NY

For appetizer, instead of my usual crab cakes, I decided to go with the bone marrow that is a delicacy I wish I could see more often on restaurants' menus. This one was served with chanterelles (nice amount), an herb salad I could not care less for and some country bread. It was a nice piece and I was in heaven, loving the fattiness and texture of the bone marrow that was delicious with the bread or even the mushrooms that I shared with Jodi.

 Bone marrow at Porter House in NYC, NY

Bone marrow at Porter House in NYC, NY

 Bone marrow at Porter House in NYC, NY

Bone marrow at Porter House in NYC, NY

For steaks, they have a nice choice and I could have ordered my favorite cut, the ribeye, if I did not realize it was rubbed with chili. I hate rubs because I think that they tend to overpower what is probably a nice piece of meat. So, we finally decided to go for the porterhouse for two ("You're my hero!" said my neighbor astonished by the fact that I first had bone marrow and now a porterhouse, although not just for myself, Jodi probably eating 20% of it...).

 Porterhouse steak at Porter House in NYC, NY

Porterhouse steak at Porter House in NYC, NY

 Porterhouse steak at Porter House in NYC, NY

Porterhouse steak at Porter House in NYC, NY

We ordered the steak medium-rare and I thought it was perfectly cooked, tender, juicy, with a delicious char. Both cuts (filet mignon and the NY strip) were so good, I had to remember that we absolutely wanted to order dessert.

 Porterhouse steak at Porter House in NYC, NY

Porterhouse steak at Porter House in NYC, NY

As a side, we decided to go for their buttermilk onion rings that were very good, slightly greasy and of a good size.

 Buttermilk onion rings at Porter House in NYC, NY

Buttermilk onion rings at Porter House in NYC, NY

Last was desserts. We ordered two as we both saw on the menu some of our favorite dishes. The South Carolina Coconut cake for Jodi:

 South Carolina coconut cake at Porter House in NYC, NY

South Carolina coconut cake at Porter House in NYC, NY

The banana cream pie for me:

 Banana cream pie at Porter House in NYC, NY

Banana cream pie at Porter House in NYC, NY

Both desserts were good, but my preference went to the banana cream pie that was sublime, although I wished the crust was buttery. Otherwise, I found it on the light side, not too sweet and a good way to think that I was eating fruit after such a meal. 

This was a great feast and, although on the pricey side, I consider Porter House one of the best steakhouses in the City. I think that Chef and owner Michael Lomonaco created a spot that is truly heaven for meat lovers. And if you are vegetarian, do not worry, they have several dishes for you!

Enjoy (I did)!

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Porter House - Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, 4th Floor, NY 10019

 
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