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2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 833-0977
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 90
  • 49
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 5
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
very soft and something different taste of steak

I live in Irvine city, At Houston, no side food but steak is one of the best taste in irvine and near cities as my experience. price is little higher than average.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
John L
Irvine, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
San Diego, California
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97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love houston's, this is a wonderful place, i like the double burger, the focaccia bread and olives really amazing! This place is very nice, atmosphere is elegant and fancy, the place is excellent for bussines and for dinner with friends!! This restaurant houston's at Irvine is exactly the same than Hillstone at santa mónica and San Francisco!

Thank arturoaguilar68
Irvine, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Irvine city, At Houston, no side food but steak is one of the best taste in irvine and near cities as my experience. price is little higher than average.

Thank John L
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make a Reservation. No matter what day of the week they are always continuously busy. This has become the place our family goes for those special events, Birthday, Anniversary etc. It is also just a place my friend and I escape to if we want to be grown ups and give our self a little reward. The food is always... More 

Thank Jackie H
Georgetown, Texas
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92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently had dinner with 2 business associates at Houston's. The food was good and there are several things on the menu I would like to try. I was not very hungry so I just had a Chicken Ceasar Salad and a Spicy Tuna Roll. Both were tasty and hit the spot. The service was a bit off. Our server... More 

Thank John C
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A full bar and a lively bar scene make this feel like a special, casual place. I love to sit at the bar where I can order from the full menu. Last time I was there, I had a martini and the Thai Noodle Steak Salad. They also serve generous potions of sushi. Usually crowded but worth a wait.

Thank Lauren K
Irvine, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service is impeccable and food top notch! Very good service. My only complaint is that the servers want you to order quickly but if you tell them you want more time to enjoy conversation, they are very cooperative. Our favorite restaurant.

Thank Irvineresident
Irvine, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love their Emerald Kale salad and the fact they allow me to customize it to my allergies. Very friendly people too.

Thank Danicrims
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is very under rated, but should not be. My all time favorite salads exist here. Full meal sized and have a lot of flexibility with meat additions. Very savory and fresh. The quality of the rest of the food is also extremely good. My whole family loves it, and we often go there for our special days. We... More 

Thank Mansoor S
Houstons I, General Manager at Houston's, responded to this review

Hello. My name is Mike Grant. I am the General Manager of Houston's. Thank you for the review. I wanted to let you know that we do take reservations. Hope to see you soon. Mike More 

California Hot Springs, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have the same Birthday, I'm 1 year older of course! So we're going in to Irvine,Ca. And a course had to look were to eat on Trip Advisor!! Decided to try on Houston's great choice, sat us down right away. Not a lot of choices on the menu but what they offer looked good, and tasted... More 

Thank October62
Tustin, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Houston's is one of my favorite restaurants! Great food, great service, great ambiance! Never get tired of it and the best "ribs" in town!

Thank rrhcal

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: (949) 833-0977

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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