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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view
Description: Formerly Houston's

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  • 231
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
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
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Made a reservation here on a recommendation from a friend and I was impressed. I liked the selection of the menu, all protein bases were covered and it wasn't overwhelming to decide what I wanted. I was a bit disappointed by the wine list but was able to find something I liked. I ordered the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Erica W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a reservation here on a recommendation from a friend and I was impressed. I liked the selection of the menu, all protein bases were covered and it wasn't overwhelming to decide what I wanted. I was a bit disappointed by the wine list but was able to find something I liked. I ordered the chopped salad and prime rib.... More 

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Thank Erica W
Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here numerous times, and the food and service are consistently good. The fish is always fresh, the Hawaiian ribeye is among my favorite steaks, and the artichokes are a treat when in season. I also like that they do not charge a corkage fee when you bring bottles of wine.

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Thank Bob T
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Until four days ago it was 5 STAR. My recent comment to the company. ****************************************** To say I am disappointed with your decision to remove the NY Strip Steak from your menu would be a massive understatement. You have an exceptional restaurant. So good that when you added the NY Strip (the best I have ever eaten) to the menu... More 

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2 Thank Mitch W
Orlando, Florida
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133 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am shocked to see the high ratings here on Tripadvisor. I believe Hillstone fancies itself as high end dining. It reserves the greater part of it's parking lot for valet parking. We dined there this evening for my wife's birthday. I mentioned it to the hostess while we were being seated. Obviously they don't care for birthdays as it... More 

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Thank Odojoe
Sanford, Florida
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126 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well....we've finally found another great restaurant to add to our list of favorites, perhaps near the top. We have enjoyed a great relaxing lunch at this location and now look forward to celebrating our anniversary in February 2016 here as well. I must say that I regret not having found this gem earlier.

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Thank Benny C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best all around in Orlando area. Great food always consistently good. Top notch service. Kale salad alone is worth a trip. Prime Rib sandwich couldn't have been better.

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Thank Eatingd
Guildford Surrey
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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely restaurant in a great location. We had dinner there on our last night of a two week trip. The food was lovely. I had the tuna with greens and the tuna was perfectly cooked. The menu is mostly what you see in the states with a full complement of burgers, steaks and ribs but it does... More 

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2 Thank four-boo
Apopka, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Formerly Houston's for anyone confused by the name, this place offers up some of the best atmosphere, inside and out, of any dining experience in Winter Park. Enjoy a cocktail outside by the lake while watching a beautiful sunset and relaxing in the provided chairs. It offers " American" cuisine while not unique, very good. Try the grilled artichokes as... More 

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Thank Pamela L
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hillstone is our favorite go to restaurant for lunch, dinner and/or happy hour. Outside seating is usually quiet with great sunset views. Food is consistently good and service is usually great.

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2 Thank Cathy K
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for lunch and the food was lovely, tried the tuna salad and the ribs and both were really good. The ribs were some of the best I've ever tried. I highly recommend them.The view over the lake is beautiful. Service was a bit hit and miss, we did sometimes have to wait a while for someone to walk... 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, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view

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