A long-time metro east favorite, Porter’s Steakhouse originally opened in 1993. Since then, it has gone through numerous iterations, while still maintaining a loyal following. In 2008, the hotel and restaurant were purchased by St. Louis-based Lodging Hospitality Management. After months of work and millions of dollars, the entire property was transformed and reopened as the Doubletree Hotel – Collinsville/St. Louis. The new Porter’s Steakhouse and adjoining bar reopened in April, 2009.
Since then, Porter’s Steakhouse has re-established itself as one of the leading steakhouses in the area. The restaurant offers a casually chic dining atmosphere. Deep earth and wine tones envelop the space, with dark wood accents and a stone fireplace adding detail. The ambiance is inviting and comfortable – the perfect venue for entertaining clients or relaxing among friends. Several different private dining areas offer great flexibility for accommodating larger parties.
The story of Porter’s Steakhouse goes back decades, but through the years, the experience itself has evolved. Today, it is known as one of the finest restaurants in the metro east. Voted by OpenTable as one of the top steakhouses in the United States for not only its food but also its wine list. Guests love the signature Wine Cart, which is wheeled from table to table so that people may choose their perfect wine pairing. The wine program, a cornerstone of the restaurant, boasts a list of over two hundred bottles, both international and domestic. The menu, though, is not just for steak lovers. It offers an array of amazing seafood, poultry and many other seasonally driven dishes. There is truly something for everyone.
Our chef, has put his own personal touch on the menu – updating several classic dishes and adding a few new items of his own. Of course, Porter’s is known for its amazing steaks, but we also offer an array of fresh seafood, fabulous sides and house-made desserts. Our amazing appetizers are also featured in the adjacent lounge, where guests can enjoy a casual meal or cocktail in a laid-back setting.
Recently, we were honored with Wine Spectator’s prestigious “Award of Excellence.” We have also been awarded Trip Advisor 2014 “Award of Excellence” and Open Table 2014 “Diner’s Choice Award”; “Top 100 Steakhouses’ in America”; and “Top 100 Hundred Wine List in America” awards. We invite you to come experience Porter’s Steakhouse!
Led by General Manager, Stacy Frierdich-Hinrichs, the team at Porter’s Steakhouse is dedicated to providing guests with an exceptional dining experience.
Meet our culinary leaders:
John McGuire – As Porter’s Food & Beverage Director, John McGuire brings a true passion for the culinary world and a deep resume of hospitality experience. His love for food and wine dates back to childhood summers spent living and working at his aunt and uncle’s Michigan vineyard. Since then, he has cultivated tremendous industry experience, training under and then working alongside some of the hospitality leaders in food and wine. McGuire has worked in all facets of the business here in the United States and Europe, as everything from general manager and food and beverage director, to sommelier and wine director. McGuire’s leadership experience and focus on impeccable service adds a wonderful new dimension to the Porter’s Steakhouse team. He and his family reside in the St. Louis area.
Adam Monaco Executive Chef- Porter’s Steakhouse welcomes our new Executive Chef, Adam Monaco. Adam has joined our team fresh from helping to open several new restaurants in the St. Louis area. For over 10 years Adam had the great fortune of working under Saint Louis’ first internationally known Chef, Bill Cardwell. Adam brings a wealth of experience as an executive chef from several freestanding restaurants and hotels. The quality and presentation of Adam’s food has been praised by multiple publications. Adam’s ambitions and dedication to his food and his team is evident in every plate that comes out of his kitchen. Adam brings his understanding of flavor and menu development along with his spin on seasonality to the menu at Porter’s Steakhouse and will work with area farms and farmers to bring the best the season has to offer to our dining room. Adam and family reside in the St. Louis area.
Meghan Taylor Sous Chef-Porter’s Steakhouse would like to introduce our Sous Chef, Meghan Taylor. Meghan joined our team after several years of working in the St. Louis area restaurant scene. Meghan has had the great fortune of working alongside several of the best chefs in the area and brings along her exposure of many different cuisines to help the Porter’s Steakhouse team. Meghan’s life growing up on the family farm in Montgomery County instilled in her the true meaning of farm to table. Meghan is the glue that holds the team together and builds cohesion throughout. Meghan brings a wealth of experience from not only the kitchen, but also as a front of the house floor supervisor for the premier St. Louis fried chicken institution, Hodak’s. The quality and presentation of Meghan’s food coupled with Chef Adam and the team puts Porter’s Steakhouse on the pedestal it deserves. Meghan’s ambition and dedication to her food is evident in every plate that she helps produce. Meghan brings her understanding of flavor and menu development to the Porter’s Steakhouse kitchen and supports Chef Adam to give way to a level of seasonality on the Porter’s Steakhouse menu. In addition, Meghan works with area farms and farmers that she grew up with to help bring the best the season has to offer to our dining room. Meghan and her cat live in the south city area of St. Louis.
Craig Adams Sommelier- As an enthusiastic wine professional I have dedicated my life to understanding the world of wine. I developed an educational pursuit of wine I call “Vino Vitae”- Life of Wine. My first experience was discovering the romanticism of wine by touring distilleries in Kentucky and the art of barrel aging. This development continued while in college at the University of Missouri and visiting many Missouri wineries. I was able to pursue a career in the science of wine using my degree in Biology and discovering the side of wine that makes it a technically rewarding career as well. I began as a home winemaker with the Missouri Winemaking Society in 1997 while I developed my technical skills as a Research Biologist at Monsanto. This led to a startup consultant position that allowed me to discover a career in wine as a Cellar-master at Mount Pleasant Winery in 2000. I was able to consult on the launch of Chaumette Vineyards and Winery as Director of Tasting Room Operations in 2003. I realized my passion for wine and food would best be served by launching my own Educational Retail wine shop in 2007 in Lafayette Square called “Vino Vitae”.I taught classes for the Continuing Education department at St. Louis Community College and educated my retail customers while they discovered the world of wine. I hosted wine dinners with area restaurants, professional speaking engagements and private wine events while continuing the education of the wine consumer. I have added professional wine credentials as a Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers; I am a member of several wine organizations including the American Wine Society and now with the launch of the Saint Louis School of Wine as Founder and Wine Educator. As I continue to share the pursuit of education with my fellow Wine Educators and immersion in the multifaceted world of wine, I plan to add to my professional credentials and visit the great winegrowing regions of the world and of course taste through many labels and add to my personal cellar.