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Houston's

181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
(201) 488-5667
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Ranked #5 of 141 restaurants in Hackensack
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene
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Good for: Bar scene
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English first
Brentwood, TN
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Had a lunch here for some clients and its one of those quiet dark places that is perfect to get out of the heat. Good variety on the menu and the service was terrific. This is a bit on the expensive side, but not out of line for the ambiance and service level. Would definitely go back.

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We dined here late Sunday afternoon and were seated immediately. It has subdued lighting, very nice décor and most important nowadays, it was quiet. The waiter was prompt, informative and served us well. We ordered the barbeque ribs and sirloin steak salad. Both were perfectly prepared and delicious. It's an upscale place and therefore priced accordingly. The bar area was... More

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NYC/NJ
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120 reviews 120 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Recently went to Houston's with friends and kids and had a fantastic upscale meal. Really had no idea the food was so delicious here. I had the steak which was perfectly cooked, the sides were amazing and desserts really yummy too. The ambience was really cool - had the dark wood paneling, large dining, plenty of booths but with an... More

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New York, New York, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This chain restaurant seems to be consistent. I have dined there on multiple occasions and its good. Too dark inside the restaurant though and the wait time to too long. Good place to go with friends and family because its pretty spacious and the menu has variety of offerings.

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Montvale, NJ
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Houston's is located in an upscale mall with several high priced restaurants including PF changes and Morton's. While not approaching Morton like numbers, 49 bucks for a New York strip and 18 for a burger, it's not that far off. The restaurant looks very nice and is always busy on the weekends. We had reservations and waited 20 minutes for... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I like to have lunch here while I'm at the mall. Once seated, you are in and out. Of course if there's a line, don't bother. The salads and tuna sushi are good to fair.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Food is excellent, however the prices are steep. Service is great….. waiters/ very friendly and efficient. Your questions/ or special orders are done to perfection. No reservations… so you need to get there early… and all people must be present in order to be seated.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Great food. Exceptional service. I'm a frequent visitor here in Atlanta so of course I went when I got to nj. Loved our waitress. I had the Scottish salmon it was amazing but beware of the broccoli that comes with it. IT IS HORRIBLE. But the mashed potatoes make up for it

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Allendale, nj
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I've been coming to here for years. Overtime the menu has changed multiple times. The menu has gone from great to "ok". I still enjoy it, but about 6 months ago they started taking reservations for party's of four or less. Now it is impossible to get a table for my family of five. It almost seems like they don't... More

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New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always a great place to eat and drink. Must be patient for a table at times but worth the wait. Great staff and equally great food no matter what you order. I happened to go there specifically for their California Burger which should be awarded worlds best burger or something. It is really that good.

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