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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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Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Formerly Houston's
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 159
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Gorgeous Setting - sit outside

We visited early evening as the sun was starting to go down. The setting at the side of the lake means its a wonderful place to see the sun go down. There are limited seats outside and are on a first come first served basis so arrive early and have a cocktail. We were recommended by friends to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
d19gal
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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301 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nantwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We visited early evening as the sun was starting to go down. The setting at the side of the lake means its a wonderful place to see the sun go down. There are limited seats outside and are on a first come first served basis so arrive early and have a cocktail. We were recommended by friends to have the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Stopped for lunch and was told there would be a 20 minute wait , but on the way to the restroom my wife and I saw 6 empty tables with place settings. We were seated roughly 15 minutes later. We ordered our drinks which consisted of a glass of water for each of us and decaf coffee for my wife... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Had two lovely meals there on a recent holiday but have also eaten there many times before. We went in a party of four and then a party of six and all of us left feeling very happy with the food and the atmosphere. The only criticism is that the air conditioning can be a bit too aggressive! Best to... More 

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Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We eat there often but yesterday an the week before the food was way below there standards, I had the worst roast beef sandwich there I ever had an that's my favorite there,I order it rare an when it came out who ever made it had just the shaving all crumbs there wasn't 1 slice of meat in it an... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had dinner there with 7 people and had a nice quiet corner booth. All of the seating has a view of the lake. Try to arrive early or stay late, grab a drink and sit outside for a wonderful sunset. This is one of my all time favorite restaurants.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The ahi tuna sandwich was chopped up tuna made into a cat food patty. Service was slow. Waitress was un friendly

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Orlando, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

From the moment you hand your keys to the valet until the moment you pull away from this restaurant by the lake, you will experience a superb evening of dining, service, and ambiance. Try to book your table at just the right time so that you can watch the fabulous sunset across the lake. If you're lucky, you might even... More 

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Baltimore
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This restaurant is attractive and modern, with a terrifically interesting menu. We ate here twice, and wish we were back to enjoy it again! It overlooks a lake, and there are many comfortable booths. The beef, in particular, is superb. So was our waiter, John.

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Columbus, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great food, wonderful ambiance. Staff was attentive and courteous. We will definitely be going back on our next trip to the Orlando area. Only downsize was a limited wine list.

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central florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I have been going to this Hillstone (Houston's) location for over 20 years. It is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is consistently good. The service is consistently good. I have written excellent reviews in the past. I recommend this restaurant to everyone. I have taken many out of town guests and friends here. Yesterday's lunch experience was bad... 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?