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Hillstone Restaurant

215 South Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 740-4005
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Ranked #19 of 271 Restaurants in Winter Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $80
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Formerly Houston's
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English first
Malibu, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It's this simple. One's first personal contact upon entering a restaurant is the most important. In this, first hand example, we never got to experience the outstanding dishes at Hillstone because...we were blind sided by this Blonde B.... of a hostess! In my many...many years of culinary ownership and exploration, I have never been so negatively perused over. Amazingly, she... More

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Orlando, Florida, USA
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Food, Service, Environment, this place is remarkable. From the time you walk in, you will be greeted by a smile by the hostess and an option to grab one of the many eclectic cocktails or glasses of wine. While waiting for your table, wander along the waterfront yard or dock as the sun sets over the horizon of downtown Orlando.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We have eaten here several times over the years and love the location. Watching the sun go down over the water while sipping on a glass of white wine, is so relaxing. Do try their grilled artichokes for an app and their fresh fish selections are delicious. My only disappointment, Is that they no longer have bar service outside on... More

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Lake Mary, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Formerly Houston's. Our favorites are the Hawaiian Ribeye dinner and Chargrilled Artichoke and peel and eat shrimp appetizers (the artichokes are "hit and miss" - don't pass them up if they have them). This afternoon Bryan D. was our server (excellent). Today we split a special appetizer of guacamole with chips and a lunch special of Pan Fried Yellowtail Snapper... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I absolutely love Hillstone. My favorite restaurant in the Orlando area. I may be moving to Orlando, and cannot wait to go to Hillstone all the time. The Hawaiian Ribeye is delicious, and so is there chili. I have never had a bad experience here, and the service is really above and beyond. I highly highly recommend it. It's a... More

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Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Though owned and operated by the same company, Hillstone outranks Houston's in everyway possible. The food and service was amazing, and while the view was the same as previously, it's breathtaking. I'm so glad I took a chance and brought my out of town cousin here for lunch.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Hillstone is always on the to-do list when I come to Orlando to visit family. It sits on Lake Killarney & is a perfect spot to relax with family and enjoy a delicious meal. The vegetable plate is to die for; it comes with a delicious Thai-style kale salad, couscous, and two other seasonal vegetables. So good!! The burger is... More

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USA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Hillstone is located where Houston's used to be. Came here on a whim and were was happy we did. The welcoming was warm and the service excellent - without being intrusive. The restaurant is lake-front and offers indoor and outdoor seating. When we asked the servers for suggestions, I noticed they did not recommend the most expensive wine or food,... More

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Kissimmee Fl
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3 reviews 3 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went there for my daughter's birthday. We had just finished dinner and 2 women approached the men at our table and passed out cards to Rachel's men's club. Since when is soliciting appropriate in a restaurant in supposedly a restaurant with some class? Told the waitress about it and she basically said the owner of this Rachel's is in there... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I both ordered the salmon dinner. I know I can't post the price, but let's just say I could have fed a family of 10 for what we paid. My husband wanted to substitute another vegetable for the mashed potatoes. Nope, can't do that... No salad comes with the dinner, and we never even saw bread come... More

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