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Hillstone Restaurant

215 South Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 740-4005
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Ranked #17 of 263 restaurants in Winter Park
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Formerly Houston's
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Boca Raton, FL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I loved the food here! The menu is fresh and interesting - it reminds me of the Seasons 52 chain, but on a smaller scale. I had grilled artichokes and a great Thai salad with mint leaves. The restaurant has its own raised bed herb garden near the lake which you can stroll through. What's not to love about that?

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South Florida, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

THis place packs it in as it's popular at sunset. The Valet was bustling but they give you a remote that you can use to call your car as you are getting ready to leave. The food was very very good. I had a veggie burger and it was the best one I'd ever had. One thing is that they... More

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Gardiner, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I ordered 2 dinners at the bar because they don't take phone orders. We were staying at the Best Western across the street with our dogs so we couldn't leave them in the room. We ordered filet and prime rib and the food was good although 5 star pricing. I got the food back to the room and there were... More

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Rome
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We had the appetizer of grilled Artichokes. I got home and bought some so I could see if I could make them taste as good. Not sure I can recreate the dipping sauce. The atmosphere sitting outside overlooking the lake was just beautiful. Our service was excellent and their wine list decent. Martini's good too!

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Jacksonville, FL
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We stopped at the Hillstone for lunch on our way to a wedding in Orlando. What a treat this place is! The lakefront property, with gently sloping garden from the porch to the water, is a beautiful setting for a relaxing and enjoyable lunch. I had the Thai Steak & Noodle Salad which is marinated filet mignon, mango, avocado, fresh... More

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Clermont, Florida
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456 reviews 456 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Wow jumbo fried shrimp is an understatement. They brought only six and I could barely finish them. The cold slaw was special and the French fries were the best ever. The smoke salmon appetizer was fantastic. The service was simply great. The deserts others at the table had seemed over the top and delicious bye the wet they quickly disappeared.... More

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

First and foremost, I will say I am impressed that they allow the customer to bring in their own wine without a corking fee. It's outstanding! That alone brought our dinner bill down by 20-30 bucks. The environment itself is a beauty. It's on a lake and almost all the seats have a view of it. They also have an... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here a few times, but felt this visit not up to their usual high standard. The staff were great, well rehearsed, knowledgable, and attentive. The wine list is interesting and imaginative, but 2 of the 3 meals were slightly over cooked and thereby dry. The third meal was artichokes and very good. We did not comment as... More

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Orlando, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We loved the grilled artichokes along with every other dish our large group ordered; we came for my birthday and hope to come back again soon. What a treat! Great service and atmosphere, too.

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Litchfield, Maine, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We always look forward to eating here. Frequented by Young, old in a beautiful and comfortable setting staff is well versed and work as a team. The food is of consistently high quality. The fish of the day (striped bass) was cooked to perfection. The ribs were as good as always and the artichokes smoky and tender (lemon added is... More

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