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    Thumbs up Best Steak House in Santo Domingo

    Name: PorterHouse
    Location: Av. Abraham Lincoln #918. Cnr Jose Amado Soler.
    Tel: (809) 542 6000 / 541 6000
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    Review by Scandall:

    http://www.dr1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45747

    Last night I went to the Porter House in Santo Domingo (Abraham Lincoln) with Larry, Robert and BOK (PIB's better half). The restaurant is relatively new and doing very well from what we could see. Here is the rundown...

    We had reservations for 8:00PM and showed up at about 7:40PM to have a drink in the bar area. There was only one party seated in the dining room and about 20 servers bustling around preparing for the night. The bar area is a comfortable place to hang out and the service was excellent. At 8 or so we decided to move to our table and were not hassled at all about paying the tab at the bar. They never even mentioned it and just transferred it to the dining room. This main seem like common sense to many of you but in the DR you never know how things are going to go. It was refreshing.

    The whole place is very nicely decorated and a bit upscale. The only complaint that you will read here is that the temperature was a bit chilly.

    We had an absolutely fabulous meal. Salads or soup all around...bottle of wine...steaks(good sized Ribeyes...not obnoxiously big...just right) and churrasco...all cooked exactly as we asked for...mashed potatoes and fried yucca...mmmmm.

    Bo had dessert while the rest of us enjoyed after dinner drinks (port for Scandall, Grand Marnier for Larry and TWO huge coffees for Robert).

    The service was absolutely outstanding. I would have to say that it is the best I have ever had in the DR. The staff is clearly very well trained. Bad service is somewhat of a mainstay down here so this was refreshing. Especially since we were spending good money.

    The total bill came to about RD$7,000 (with the 26% in it). We threw in another RD$500 tip because the service was so good. Roughly USD$50-$60 each for a spectacular meal with great service. A no brainer.

    At the bottom of the bill they give the total in pesos, dollars and euros. I thought that was a nice touch.

    The dining room was full when we left and the parking lot was full of cars. Nice cars too....a 2005 Ferrari among them.

    Anyway, all four of us agreed that it was outstanding, well worth the price and that we would have no reservations about returning.

    Wear decent clothes and remember that it might be a little chilly. I recommend making a reservation too. The dining room was full when we left at 9:30PM.

    Scandall

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    I've had two very good steak meals at Rancho Steakhouse at La Feria/Centro de los Heroes, great service, stylish atmoshpere, great filetes and churrasco, not cheap though

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    I have eaten at Rancho Steakhouse 3-4 times, it doesn,t even come close to PorterHouse. I have also eaten at David Crocketts many times, not any longer.
    I have found the new home of steak in SD, I just pray they keep it up.I have eaten at Rancho Steakhouse 3-4 times, it doesn't even come close to PorterHouse. I have also eaten at David Crocketts many times, not any longer.
    I have found the new home of steak in SD, I just pray they keep it up.

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    Default Impossible!

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert

    Review by Scandall:

    .....BOK (PIB's better half)....
    It's difficult to take this review seriously when one realizes the reviewer is out to lunch, not dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawnwil
    It's difficult to take this review seriously when one realizes the reviewer is out to lunch, not dinner.

    He he he...Dawn make joke...she funny...

    Scandall

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    Quote Originally Posted by qgrande
    I've had two very good steak meals at Rancho Steakhouse at La Feria/Centro de los Heroes, great service, stylish atmoshpere, great filetes and churrasco, not cheap though

    Is that in Feria Ganadera? Close to the Malecon and Nuņez de Caceres? If it is the same place I have been there as well. VERY pricey for what you get. Service was OK. Check out Porter House, you will not be disappointed.

    BTW: I believe the Belgian place is dead...as many of us predicted.

    R.I.P. Waffle Boy!

    Scandall

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scandall
    Is that in Feria Ganadera? Close to the Malecon and Nuņez de Caceres? If it is the same place I have been there as well. VERY pricey for what you get. Service was OK. Check out Porter House, you will not be disappointed.
    Yes, between the Malecon and Independencia close to the Nuņez. I'll try out Porterhouse.

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    Yep the Belgian place is dead. . . . .too bad Frida's closed down. They had decent mexican food and mariachis. . . . .I used to dig going to Frida's. . . .but never tried the Belgian place. . . . .not sure I know what Belgian food is besides waffles.

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    What sbout Le Cava. The cave restaurant up on the hill past Hotel Santo Domingo? Haven't been back in several years but back then it was exceptional; in service; food; ambiance. A little dangerous walking up the stairway, though

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    has anyone had steak at Train Station in Gazque??
    Will try Porter House next week...it is on Lincoln??Above 27???
    bob

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