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

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Always great

Houston's is very consistent. The service is impeccable, and the food always well prepared. No problem with substitutions. They are there to please the diner!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
templetongirl
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Templeton, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Templeton, California
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Houston's is very consistent. The service is impeccable, and the food always well prepared. No problem with substitutions. They are there to please the diner!

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Paso Robles, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Houston's is in my opinion the best run restaurant chain in the USA.We have eaten at many Houston"s primarily in Arizona and California. The top quality food products always prepared properly and served by very professional servers in great ambiance makes Houston's a reliable favorite wherever we travel

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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I have been enjoying Houston's in Irvine for many years. It is a wonderful place to celebrate something special or to meet for a business dinner. The ambiance is hip and sophisticated and the menu although small has outstanding selections. The food is always outstanding and the service is impressive. I have never been disappointed ... not once! Reservations are... More 

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Irvine, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This restaurant have *****THE BEST (10 STARS)***** ICE-CREAM SUNDAE with the very best chocolate sauce in the entire world. Everybody has to go try it or visit just for the ice-cream sundae with the chocolate sauce. It's just my opinion btw. well, it's really the chocolate sauce that made the sundae the very best!

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I've been to other Houston's and have not had any complaints. This location has a few improvements to make in order to be an above average restaurant. I found it to be a bit pretentious in both food and service. The food: we ordered the prime rib and sides of braised cabbage and heirloom cauliflower. Another guest had a salad.... More 

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Swansea, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The smoked salmon appetizer was wonderful. Really deabted between it and some sushi. Yes sushi at Houstons. Kinda cool. Steak (what else would I order) was cooked well and had good flavor. Sides (mashed potatoes and broccoli) were also done properly. Dessert was good as well, but was more than I could eat. Service was excellent.

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Irvine, CA
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I used to go to Houston's at least a couple of times a month. Now, I go a few of times a year, and that may well decline. The restaurant seems to be testing how high can they raise prices while reducing what they give clients. This strategy may be good for the current bottom line, but I cannot see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We have been eating in this restaurant for more than 20 years. The service, and the food quality have always been great. Ask the waitress or the waiter for the starter suggestion, for example the Grilled artichokes are great. Barbequed ribs are my wife's favorite main dish. They have excellent sea food dishes too. Hamburgers are fantastic, if you are... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

You can tell the minute you walk in this restaurants your going to have a great experience. From the friendly greeting, to the great ambience, fantastic service and food that's over the top. Thank you, I don't mind spending my money there, they work for it...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My wife and I stopped here for lunch on a recent business trip to Irvine. We ordered two different sandwiches and split them. My wife ordered their French Dip Au Jus. It was one the best french dip sandwiches we have ever had. Everything about it was just delicious. The warm lightly toasted bread to the lightly sliced tender and... More 

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Additional Information about Houston's

Address: 2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612
Phone Number: (949) 833-0977
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: American

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?