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320 S. Arroyo Pkwy., Pasadena, CA 91105
626-577-6001
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Ranked #4 of 591 Restaurants in Pasadena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Pasadena, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We can always count on an excellent meal here. The only hard part is getting a table! We enjoyed the prime rib and pan fried sea bass. We always have the artichoke to start and bread plate. Remember to ask for seconds or thirds with the bread plate. For desert we had the 5 nut brownie which is unforgettably good!... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We always plan a visit to Houston's in Pasadena when we are in town. The food is delicious, the service is excellent. Our favorite is the BBQ ribs, but we've had delicious steaks also. Comfortable atmosphere where every customer is special. Our highest recommendation every time!

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California
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1,552 reviews 1,552 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
397 helpful votes 397 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a great special occasion restaurant. The food is terrific, especially the prime rib, the service is professional yet warm, and it's beautiful. But very expensive!

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Pasadena, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Prime Rib??? Oh yes! Gigantic Portions! Little on the pricier site but worth it if you want to celebrate somehting.

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San Mateo, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Fun bar, high energy, upbeat decor, really good food, 45 minute wait was worth it. They do take reservations but we did not have one.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Met a customer for lunch here yesterday. First time to Houston's, and first time in this location. Service was OUTSTANDING, both in terms of friendliness, and in terms of efficiency. The food was excellent, and the service was prompt. We didn't feel like staff was hovering over us or hurrying us out, but before I took my last sip of... More 

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Glendale, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband took me to Houston's for my birthday. We waited outside and enjoyed the Koi until our table was ready. The hostess updated us several times as to our status on the wait list, which I really appreciated. The ambiance is very nice (smells terrific). Our food was delicious and cooked just the way we ordered, The only problem... More 

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L.A.
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147 reviews 147 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We were treated to a lunch here by a friend, previously only been here for dinner. The food was top notch and the service was as well. Would make for an excellent business lunch. I would suggest going in a bit later if you need to talk as it can get loud in there when it is crunch time. Make... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

really enjoyed this restaurant. didnt wait longer than 20 minutes with out reservation, great smiley service. Lovely food & wine. Glamourous

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Pasadena, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is the place I go to when I want a familiar atmosphere, great food, and excellent service. It's a small menu without pages of selections, but what there is there is consistent and very, very good. I usually get the salmon, but the Thai Chicken salad, the Ribs, and the Rib Eye are all delicious! This restaurant was built... More 

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Additional Information about Houston's

Address: 320 S. Arroyo Pkwy., Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone Number: 626-577-6001
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: American

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