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Hillstone Restaurant

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215 South Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 740-4005
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Formerly Houston's

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  • 168
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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 19
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice tranquil patio for brunch

We made a reservation for a Sunday morning, hoping to get a group of friends together for brunch. Hillstone doesn't offer a brunch menu, but there's no reason you couldn't make one with your group, we did and it was great! Our server was pleasant but not the best. It felt like we were being rushed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Shirls04
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Orlando, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We made a reservation for a Sunday morning, hoping to get a group of friends together for brunch. Hillstone doesn't offer a brunch menu, but there's no reason you couldn't make one with your group, we did and it was great! Our server was pleasant but not the best. It felt like we were being rushed to order from the... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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126 reviews 126 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I sat at bar, service was excellent and crew engaged everyone around in conversation. I chose to overlook rude and inattentive hostess and glad I did. BEST guacamole I have ever had, tons of cilantro and fresh corn, and I when I asked for some small changes to my sandwich order, it was not an issue. They have Coke from... More 

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Dominica
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I am never disappointed when I go to Hillstone. The food and service is always top-notch! The atmosphere and location on Lake Killarney is fantastic and makes for amazing sunsets. Great for date night or family dinner. If you want to impress or just want a very nice dinner, bypass everything else and go to Hillstone.

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Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is the old Houston's in Winter Park. I like to arrive early and hang out on the back dock (there is an actual dock) for a pre-dinner glass of wine, or two. The have a pretty good bar, but it fills up quick so i usually hang outside. They do a good job with the cocktails too. No skimping... More 

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Yardville, New Jersey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a delicious lunch on the patio over looking the lake. The grilled artichoke appetizer special was so good and the grouper sandwich was excellent. Our server was very helpful and pleasant. Definitely would return here when visiting the area again.

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Orlando, Florida
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11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My friend and I stopped for a cocktail after going on the Winter Park boat tour. We had a delightful Chardonnay and the Spinach dip. What a nice presentation. The restaurant was filling up, we had a second round, but no one tried to rush us along. It was impressive. I have brought other guests here in the past and... More 

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Longwood, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The shaded garden overlooking the lake, enticing flagstone path leading to a dock was the perfect finale to the superb service and sumptuous food. We are still raving about the apricot chicken and french dip! My grandson gobbled down his chosen hamburger and fries. Mom and I sipped Reisling and exchanged remembrances. Every staff member works as a team helping... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My wife and I called into Hillstone without a reservation on a Friday evening. The restaurant was very busy - no surprise - we've been before and know how popular it can be. We had the option of waiting half an hour for a table or eating al fresco by the lake, so we went outside and thankfully found a... More 

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Orlando
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you want to enjoy dinner with the best view in Winter Park, then Hillstone is the place. Service was good, the menu was fantastic, and the view of the lake topped it all. I would recommend Hillstone for couples, business meetings, or just a night out with friends. Don't miss out on the Chicago Style Spinach and Artichoke dip.... More 

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Orlando
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We had drinks at this restaurant a few months ago and thought we would try it for dinner. Wish I had checked out the menu first. We were seated promptly and the overall service was excellent. However, the menu was a disappointment, nothing particularly innovative or different with the exception of the grilled artichoke appetizer. We ended up getting sandwiches... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 South Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Winter Park
  • Phone Number: (407) 740-4005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Formerly Houston's
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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