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2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 833-0977
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just Dessert Tonight

I've been to Houston's for both lunch and dinner and not ever left disappointed. The burger is scrumptious, the fish fresh, and the steak is solid. But tonight we capped off date night splitting the Brownie and Apple Cobbler both with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. That brownie is rich and nutty and such... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Hutchonthego
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San Clemente, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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arkansas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The service was outstanding. As good as the steak was, the sushi was amazing. we had three different sushi and all of them were great, but the coconut sushi was the best. We went back and I just ordered sushi. The had a great selection of wine too. All in all a great restaurant

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San Clemente, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I've been to Houston's for both lunch and dinner and not ever left disappointed. The burger is scrumptious, the fish fresh, and the steak is solid. But tonight we capped off date night splitting the Brownie and Apple Cobbler both with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. That brownie is rich and nutty and such a good contrast with the ice cream,... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We have 3 birthdays in May, and Houston's is our place. We could pick a fancy high end place, but the food can't taste better than this. Of course we go thru out the year too. And we always love our dinners, always. The food and service never disappoint!!!

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St. George, Utah
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been eating at Houston's for at least ten years and have never been disappointed. Excellent wait staff, excellent food, excellent bar and great atmosphere. What's not to like? Don't miss the smoked salmon appetizer! Fabulous!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Cozy Upscale Lunch Venue with something for everyone. I'm not a meat eater like the rest of the family my fish sandwich was crisply battered & very light one of the best I've tasted. Key Lime pie also excellent.

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westcoast
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Years since we have been in a Houston's, so did not know what to expect. This place is a bit of a throwback, with lots of leather and low lighting, modified for the 21st century. The place was packed for dinner on a Tuesday night, with a waiting list. Clearly they are doing something right, because there are many, many... More 

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Irvine, CA
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433 reviews 433 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've never been disappointed at Houston's. They offer comfort food. I generally get one of the salads (which have lots or meat or fish). Fuller meals are available. There's often a wait if your arrive during prime hours.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Stopped in here after flying in to John Wayne from back east. Had the smoked salmon app and the French Dip - both were good. Service was prompt and attentive.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

This is thee best restaurant ever. The atmosphere is sexy and you are treated exceptionally well from the moment you walk in. We ordered a Greyhound to begin with and it was the best I've ever had. The ruby red grapefruit is freshly squeezed. Very refreshing! We ordered the Spinach Artichoke Dip for our appetizer and it was absolutely delicious.... More 

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Irvine, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great food, service and they honor reservations! The best ribs in Orange County, and a great cheeseburger as well.

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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
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?