Dining with a view at PorterHouse Naarden - Holland

in tasteem •  last month  (edited)

title_image

Dining in the harbour of Naarden

porterhouse naarden bar.jpg

This was my second business trip to Naarden, and PorterHouse was located near the hotel I was staying at the last time, and this time as well. It's actually quite distanced from most other things, so whenever you're staying there from abroad without own transportation, you probably end up dining at this place. My girlfriend pointed out this restaurant before my first trip when she was looking for dining options for me going through the local maps.

porterhouse naarden uitzicht.jpg

porterhouse naarden decoratie.jpeg

Inside you see boats on the wall, and then there's that stunning view on the harbour. It alsmost looks like a framed picture when you sit on that table and look through the window. Lovely ambiance!

I love a good steak

And it's actually one of the things that I miss at home, as for some reason a good steak is hard to find in Budapest. There are places where you can eat them, don't get me wrong, but it's not as easy to find as it is in Holland. The PorterHouse seems to be proud of the steak they serve and therefore I was actually looking forward eating there during the week.

My order

I ordered the Dry aged runder rib-eye 300 grams. The waiter asked if I wanted to order french fries with that, which I did. I also ordered a pepper sauce. As you can see in the picture below, there's absolutely nothing wrong with their presentation. It looks quite appealing, doesn't it?

porterhouse naarden.jpg

You should know that your order is the meat only, no garnish and no extras like fries. When you order this, it's not included in the price. I wasn't aware of this, so that's something I want to pass on to the readers in case they visit PorterHouse.

How did it taste?

Let's start with the most important part of my diner: the rib-eye. Although it was the most expensive meat on the card, it was good but not nothing as special as you'd expect. Although I asked the waiter what he recommended, he clearly preferred to mention the most expensive thing instead of the best piece of meat available. I understand they run a business, but I appreciate honesty. Sometimes you just don't have the highest quality meat available, and there's nothing wrong with admitting that or just by recommending another steak instead.

porterhouse naarden bestek.jpg

The fries were a huge disappointment, although you can't tell by looking at the picture. Most of the fries were even smaller than shown in the picture, and on top of that fried too long and way too salty. I can handle some salt, but this was off limits. The waiter agreed, and to compensate this the fries weren't charged and I also received 2 free beers to wash away the salt.

Although I can't say this with 100% certainty, I have the feeling the pepper sauce was not homemade. It was very similar to sauces in other restaurants and nothing special, but it was good enough. Just your average pepper sauce.

Rating

Even though I had some comments about the food, they have solved my problems nicely. I received the oversalted fries without charge, as well as the 2 beers. They tried to make sure I left as a satisfied customer, which I appriated. Add to that the ambiance in the restaurant and the stunning view, which is also worth something when visiting a restaurant.

4-star-rating.png

Therefore I will come back the next time I'm in the area and give this restaurant visit a 4 out of 5 star rating and I recommend you to visit the restaurant when you're in the area of Naarden.


Restaurant Information


PorterHouse
score
6, IJsselmeerweg, 1411 AA Naarden, Netherlands


Dining with a view at PorterHouse Naarden - Holland
This post participated in the Tasteem contest Steak Lover ❤️


What is Tasteem?

tasteem_banner.png

Authors get paid when people like you upvote their post.
If you enjoyed what you read here, create your account today and start earning FREE STEEM!
Sort Order:  

banner-steemit-comment-light-v3.png

Thank you for entering our <Steak Lover ❤️> Contest . Thanks to @kymaticus, Tasteem has become a more attractive guide. We upvote your post, wish you the best of luck in winning our Contest!

Looks delicious!! Too bad that the fries were too salty, but it seems as if they have made an effort to send you home with a good feeling after all.

Hi @kymaticus,
Thank you for tagging your post with #travelfeed. However, you added more than 5 tags to your post, which is not recommended (except for tribe tags) since only the first 5 tags are indexed by Hivemind, the code that powers most Steem applications, including TravelFeed. This means, that nobody can see your post on TravelFeed, including the TravelFeed curation team. Please edit your post and place #travelfeed within the first 5 tags if you would like your post to be visible on TravelFeed and considered for curation.
Regards, @travelfeed

Did you know that you get larger upvotes when posting through TravelFeed.io?

We are continuously working on improving TravelFeed, recently we introduced post scheduling, automated rewards claiming and EasyLogIn for all.


Learn more about TravelFeed by clicking on the banner above and join our community on Discord.

Congratulations @kymaticus! You have completed the following achievement on the Steem blockchain and have been rewarded with new badge(s) :

You published more than 10 posts. Your next target is to reach 20 posts.

You can view your badges on your Steem Board and compare to others on the Steem Ranking
If you no longer want to receive notifications, reply to this comment with the word STOP

To support your work, I also upvoted your post!

Do not miss the last post from @steemitboard:

SteemFest Meet The Stemians Contest - The mysterious rule revealed
Vote for @Steemitboard as a witness to get one more award and increased upvotes!

Congratulations, Your Post Has Been Added To The Steemit Worldmap!
Author link: http://steemitworldmap.com?author=kymaticus
Post link: http://steemitworldmap.com?post=tasteem-e62864


Want to have your post on the map too?

  • Go to Steemitworldmap
  • Click the code slider at the bottom
  • Click on the map where your post should be (zoom in if needed)
  • Copy and paste the generated code in your post
  • Congrats, your post is now on the map!

This post was shared in the Curation Collective Discord community for curators, and upvoted and resteemed by the @c-squared community account after manual review.
@c-squared runs a community witness. Please consider using one of your witness votes on us here

Wow this looks so good. It is making me hungry. 🤤

Congratulations @kymaticus!
Your post was mentioned in the Steem Hit Parade for newcomers in the following category:

  • Pending payout - Ranked 3 with $ 5,02