Dinner at Porter House was a nice treat on a rainy Sunday evening. I did some shopping at one of my favorite stores, Williams Sonoma. Afterwards, I headed up the escalator to Michael Lomonaco’s steak house in the Time Warner Center at 10 Columbus Circle. The food at Porter House is good. However, I didn’t walk away feeling like I ate my money’s worth – after charging up a $113.00 bill.
For starters, I had a creamy zucchini and basil soup served chilled. The soup has shrimp, grape tomatoes, and a drizzle of olive oil. I would have enjoyed the soup more had it been served warm; Nevertheless, it’s a pleasant dip for sourdough bread. I treated myself to a $48.00 filet mignon. As a side dish, I had baked macaroni & cheese. The mac & cheese is good, but I don’t like rosemary much. I’m sure the rosemary was incorporated as a complementary flavoring during preparation of the béchamel.
For dessert, I enjoyed their Homey Georgia Peach Pie. I really loved the vanilla ice cream and the pie’s flakey crust and crumble top – very delicious! The restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere. Unlike dinner at chain restaurants, where all courses crowd the table, each course attains special attention allowing you to savor every minute of a course before moving on to the next.
10 Columbus Circle, 4th Floor
New York, New York 10019