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Houston's

2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 833-0977
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Ranked #25 of 531 restaurants in Irvine
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere was inviting, but the food was so bland and the meat overcooked. For some reason there were 3 different servers during our meal. There were for in our group, our bill was $200. Which isn't a problem when the food is worth it.

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Laguna Niguel, California, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

There is nothing like Houston's. When my wife and I want to get away and have a romantic evening, we head to Houston's. They have great ambiance and an amazing selection of meals. One of our favorites is the Veggie Burger and french fries. I wish I had the recipe and the person to make it for us. This is... More

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DC
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30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I normally like Houston's and other restaurants in the Hillstone group. In fact, when traveling I check to see if there is a restaurant from the Hillstone group in the area because I have appreciated the good service and quality food. However, this location was disappointing. My grilled sea bass was bland and overcooked. It actually had a burnt flavor.... More

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Irvine, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you love great food, consistent taste of what you crave and excellent bar selection - this is the place. Menu selection is not extensive unlike most that has 3 pages but none one great item. Go for the rib eye, cheeseburger or french dip if you're feeling meaty and smoked salmon and loup de mer if from the ocean.... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is absolutely delicious. The alcoholic beverages are very tasty as well. Th service, well, overall it is good, but to find out who is the actual server is a bit difficult. My friend and I were taken to a table, our server took our drink order and somewhere between her delivering our drinks and somewhat of a lengthy... More

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Houston's makes the best French Dip Sandwich in the Universe (I upped it from the world). Go a little early to minimize the crownds

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Mullumbimby, Australia
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Love the Hawawiian rib eye, famous! There are internet sires talking about trying to re create it. Great service.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Just been to the Irvine restaurant, booked a table for 6 for 7:30. Waited 40 minutes and eventually seated, but at a table for 4. We were told this was the largest table. We should have left but we wanted to eat. We were offered a complimentary started, nobody wanted one, so instead of offering a complimentary drink they forced... More

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california
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29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Houston's is a place we go to for dinner on a regular basis. I have to say it is the most consistent dining experience of any place I have ever been. The service is always great, the atmosphere is trendy, energetic and fun. The food is fabulous. Our favorite is their sushi, yes sushi. Everyone is surprised when we say... More

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Texas City, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We are Houstons fans from way, way back and go out of our way in our travels to dine in a local Houstons. We saved our appetite all day for a much anticipated dinner. After a 30 minute wait, everything about our meal was.... "acceptable." Our waitress turned down FIVE requests for past favorites. It wasn't just that she turned... More

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