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Houston's

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320 S. Arroyo Pkwy., Pasadena, CA 91105
626-577-6001
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 133
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Classy, Great Food

Lunch with discerning (read: picky) friends at this restaurant was a Big Win! Everyone was very pleased with their food from salads to fish entries. Terrific Coffee (how often does that happen in a restaurant?). Service was unobtrusive and flawless. Great value for excellent quality. I would go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Nancy O
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Monrovia, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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Monrovia, California
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Lunch with discerning (read: picky) friends at this restaurant was a Big Win! Everyone was very pleased with their food from salads to fish entries. Terrific Coffee (how often does that happen in a restaurant?). Service was unobtrusive and flawless. Great value for excellent quality. I would go there any time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have visited Houston's twice in the past couple of months and both times received excellent service and have eaten good food. I would recommend this restaurant and I am sure will visit again.

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My boss took me here after the first day of work. He spoiled me for the rest of the city. Exceptional steaks and nice trimmings. A bit pricey for me so I leave it to the boss to take me.

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Houston's is always consistently excellent. We love all of the restaurants in their company. Houston's, Bandera, and Gulfstream are our favorites. The food is very good and the portions are sizable. The chefs are always creative and the menu offers a good choice of options. The staff may be the highlight of these experiences. They are very well-trained and professional.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Houston's here is nice, elegant in an understated way and excels in its execution. It's multi-team service strategy seems strange at first but works. But here's the thing: the resaurant clearly tries to manage costs by limiting its menu and bar selections. If you are looking for a certain vodka and they don't have it, it is unlikely to ever... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Went with a few friends to the Houston's in early August and found that their food was excellent. To begin with, the lighting of the place borders on dark and so you would not be too bothered by who was sitting next to you and then the spacing was also generous. I personally would prefer the booth seating but since... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Houstons is a quality restaurant - great food, very well-run. Great for business or couples. It is quiet enough to talk and hear. Consistent superior dining - every time. A great choice - a bit pricey for everyday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a great restaurant to celebrate a birthday! Costumer service is very attentive, this is not a place for portion control but you can always share your dishes. Deserts are delicious as well. I can't wait to go back!

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Food is ok. Service is indifferent. Far better eats for less in the area. People on the west coast have zero sense of urgency so you will probably never get your drink filled. I think it's because everyone is used to sitting in their cars in mind numbing traffic.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I ordered the prime rib and I think I went to heaven! I love this cut of meat and always order it. Houston's had the best piece I have ever eaten (or at least one of the top 5). In addition, they have an extensive wine list some of which can be ordered by the glass. I am always leery... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 320 S. Arroyo Pkwy., Pasadena, CA 91105
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-577-6001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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