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Houston Avenue Bar and Grill

33 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario M5E 1G4, Canada
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Ranked #224 of 6,561 restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $41
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Yonge St. & Wellington St.
Transit: TTC - Houston Avenue bar & Grill is located one block south of the King St. subway stop on the Yonge line.
Description: As a proudly Canadian owned business, Houston Avenue Bar & Grill has a new attitude towards our food, decor, and our guests...We Take Your Fun Seriously! Keeping up with the demands of the neighbourhood’s young professionals, our Yonge and Wellington location is leading the charge with a stylish and effortlessly classy decor, outstanding service from a dedicated brigade of friendly staff, and of course - exceptional food.
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78% Recommend
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English first
Calgary, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

I ate here with my daughter and we had a very tasty and relaxing dinner. The restaurant is very busy and a bit loud in spots but we found the service and food good. The menu is a great mix of relaxed North American cuisine and all at reasonable prices. You need to try the poutine! Very yummy. I would... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Ordered from the summerlicious menu. Food was great but the desert had plastic in it. Not making a fuss, I sent it back. When I got the bill, I received no apology and the server talked down to me saying she has never had complaints... This place is not a place I recommend to people who have respect, values, or... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Soooo our experience at Houston didnt start out awesome as the first server we had i think would rather have been anywhere but serving us, which is a pity because our group is delightful. We actually requested that the hostess serve us because she at least had a smile, after some tray holding tips she was doing great!! Way to... More

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Swanky, high energy and filled with the downtown crowd, if that's your thing. I'm rating it average because I find that it's overpriced and very typical of what you'd see downtown at the financial district area...but I'm just a small town girl at heart. :)

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went for a quick dinner due to its proximity to the Sony Center and was glad we picked it. Menu was a step above normal Bar and Grill food. Service was excellent and food very good. Went back another night and sat in their outdoor area with same results

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I found this place by accident a few weeks ago. I thought it was a Texas Steakhouse, but after walking in , the décor is Euro -Chic. There is a bar area where you can watch sports & an other area for people eating dinner. I have eaten here a few times both for lunch & dinner. I am very... More

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Assisi, Italy
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The service here from Leisha was absolutely top notch from the time we walked in until when we left. We enjoyed the starters, felt the ribs lacked a little flavour but were very tender and found the bar service to be excellent despite the restaurant being quite busy. I'd recommend anyone come here looking to have a good time but... More

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Corona, CA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I was in town on business and just happened to walk by this place. I stepped in and looked at the menu and decided to give it a try. I had the pepper steak and mac-n-cheese and it was very delicious! The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere if you like to drink, watch sports on tv, and hangout after... More

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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Houston's is at Yonge St. and Front St.. That's a great location for lots of things. Coincidentally, Houston's is a great restaurant for a lot of things. We ended up having dinner from the Wnterlicious menu on a Saturday night and really enjoyed it! The prime rib and the ribs were excellent!! The salmon appetizer was good, if not a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This is an average steak house. We thought we'd give it a try and we weren't really impressed. We had a reservation and they couldn't find it so we were seated after about 3 people had a look for our name. The restaurant wasn't busy and we had plenty of choices of where to sit. We were seated by the... More

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