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181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
(201) 488-5667
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Houston's in NJ more than a chain

ALWAYS crowded....but the crowd is pretty nice, the staff friendly and the food/service is consistent. Ask the bartender to create their favorite drink for you...just tell them what you like a watch them create magic. Worth the wait and can be really romantic with the right person.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Lisa B
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Fair Lawn, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I haven't been in a number of years as I always found this restaurant to have a limited menu. Boy have I been missing out. We were a party of 7 last night, which is difficult for them to accommodate, but after a wait, it happened. The manager, Todd sent over 2 appetizers, their spinach dip and guacomole complimentary and... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great lounge atmosphere, impeccable service, and an incredible menu make Houstons in Riverside Square one of my wives and my absolute favorites! Every item on the menu is delicious. Although it is NOT an extensive menu and there are not many appetizers to choose from, it's kept simple and they have perfected each and every dish! You will pay over... More 

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Englewood, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I had to most happy time at my recent visit to Houstons. The places was crowed but the reception committee still treat me and my family special. They remebered my name and as we waited they come over a few times to see if we needed anything. Once seated the waiter/waitress were happy to see us and got our selections... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food and service here is always consistent...and GREAT! The atmosphere may be dark for some but romantic to others. The Chicago Spinach Dip is by far, the BEST I have ever tasted. It never disappoints. It is served with salsa, sour cream and chips...the chips by the way are made on site, not in a bag. My favorites? The... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Loads of choices, but the food was just average after a long wait. Big selection but just not special.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

ALWAYS crowded....but the crowd is pretty nice, the staff friendly and the food/service is consistent. Ask the bartender to create their favorite drink for you...just tell them what you like a watch them create magic. Worth the wait and can be really romantic with the right person.

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Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My absolute favorite @ the mall. My wife and I would alternate between McCormick's & Schmick's and Houston's until M & S closed. Now we only eat here, what can I add that has not already been said. Two hours of my wife's shopping @ Bloomingdales easily tolerated for a meal here!! Bring back the Iron Skillet Beans__ Please!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had the Pork Ribs, the French Dip sandwich and jumbo shrimps. All were delicious. never enjoyed eating meat that much, especially the ribs, they were really excellent.. extremely yummy!! I usually hate dark restaurants but it didnt matter as their tables were perfectly lit. the service was very good, polite and friendly staff. the food is well presented which... More 

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newyorker53
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Just called to try to make a reservation for this evening for 4 persons and I was told that they only had 9:45 p.m. seating and when I told Sofia to please hold because I needed to check with the others in my party she waited literally 2 seconds and then hung up on me. I don't care if you... More 

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great service and delicious food always a winner at my fave restaurant. Went on Valentine`s day with my family. Said it was a 3 hour wait and got seated in a hour. Hawaiian ribeye, Filet mignon and off the bone tender ribs made my day a wonderful experience as always.

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Additional Information about Houston's

Address: 181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
Phone Number: (201) 488-5667
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackensack
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackensack
  • Phone Number: (201) 488-5667

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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