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Hillstone Restaurant

202 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1202
310 576 7558
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Ranked #10 of 564 restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Steakhouse
Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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san francisco
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We have tried Hillstone before, but never at this location. The service was great. Our table had the heirloom tomato salad, ahi tuna sandwich, and the ribs. The ribs are fantastic and the meat falls off the bones. The salad was very fresh. The ahi tuna was a bit of a disappointment. We were expecting a chunk of tuna, like... More

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Prepare for a scrumptious meal and excellent service. The staff are cordial and eager to make the dining experience delightful. Parking is a challenge during the lunch period but there is a car park around the corner. The lavatory is upstairs which cannot be easy for those with limited mobility.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Our food was delicious. Good variety of food and wines. Nice atmosphere for visiting with friends. Nice level got a little loud but not too bad.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A great spot on Ocean Avenue at Wilshire. Friendly, upscale casual vibe. Service was excellent and restaurant manager made a special effort to address a longer-than-expected wait that evening, Would definitely return.

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Seattle
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We love this place because it's consistently great! Formerly, Houston's, we've been fans of the Hillstone restaurants for years. The Spicy Tuna Roll Salad was not only delicious, it was like a work of art. They accommodated my husband with an old stand-by grilled chicken burger (forgot the name) that is no longer on the menu. The service is impeccable... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I went to Hillstone last night with our daughter. The general decor is good with a predominantly booth layout. The meal was not extensive, but had plenty of variety. A mixture sushi, fish and meat. Our server was pleasant and helpful regard in the menu. The food was terrific. Very tasty and in portions that were satisfying... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Just stumbled across this place as it was near the hotel. Its just a couple of streets back from the beach and serves a variety of stuff- sushi to steak. The food was all really good and the service excellent

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Hillstone owns the Palm Beach Grill in Palm Beach. One of our favorite places to dine. We had to give it a shot and they exceeded our expectations. The manager was incredibly cordial and professional.

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Santa Barbara, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This restaurant is part of the Houston chain, which are better quality places in better neighborhoods. The Hillstone is no exception. The service was great and the food was very good. We had a burger and a rainbow roll from the Sushi bar. Both were good with generous sized portions. We sat upstairs which was a little quieter and I... More

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San Diego, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Thanks to a one of the local competitors very rude hostess's phone manners, we made that second call, thankfully to Hillstone's, where we got a much nicer reception AND reservations for a Saturday night dinner for 6. What a great place, lively great looking crowd and ambiance. Our server, Melissa was great and seemed to enjoy our hi-jinks - celebrating... More

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