Shouldn’t The Porterhouse Have a Porterhouse?


I stopped by the latest addition to the bar scene on White Plains’ Mamaroneck Avenue last night, an Irish-style pub called The Porterhouse. I can’t take credit for this question, because a colleague pointed it out to me, but I do believe I would have come up with it on my own, given the time. Why isn’t there a Porterhouse steak on the menu? The closest thing is this, pictured above: The Porterhouse Burger. Our waitress said the cooks grind the meat themselves from Porterhouse steaks. I don’t know if I buy that, but the burger looked hand shaped. And it was very, very tasty.

Addendum: Another colleague tells me I must have missed seeing the Porterhouse on the menu — that it was the first thing he looked for and it costs $23.95. I tried directory assistance twice to get the number to verify before I posted this (because I wanted to give it to you all), but the operators couldn’t find a listing for Porterhouse. So folks — did I mess up? Is there a Porterhouse at the Porterhouse?


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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.


  1. Is this Porterhouse related to the one on Kinderkermack Rd., just over the NJ border from Pearl River? If so, I believe the name of the place comes from the ale called porter, not from the steak called porterhouse.

  2. I don’t think they’re one in the same. But that is a (very likely) possibility I didn’t even consider. Shows to go ya when you’re more of a wine drinker.

  3. I have never eaten in a more disgusting establishment than PorterHouse. I ordered a simple burger. After approximately 45minutes they informed me that they were understaffed and that the order might take a while. It had been almost 1.5 hours before I received my salad and then my meal. On top of the unprecedented wait, the meal was so nasty that I spent the rest of the evening regretting the decision. I was not alone, the party of 4 that i was with all ordered different dishes and felt the same regret

  4. Hi there, yes there is a porterhouse steak on the menu but only after 5pm on the dinner menu, theres no steak on the lunch menu.
    But just a heads up the Porter House was named not after the porterhouse steak but rather porter as in stout. A dark beer such as guinness or murphys. Hence the large wooden barrels behind the bar to immitate.
    Theres a new menu now which is real nice and well worth a try

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