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Houston's

181 Riverside Sq Mall, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6344
(201) 488-5667
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Ranked #7 of 142 Restaurants in Hackensack
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
New York City, New York
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617 reviews 617 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
1,596 helpful votes 1,596 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I met a good friend at this Houstons for lunch. I had the cream of tomato soup, (good) and the broiled salmon, also good. The service was excellent. I like the atmosphere in this Houstons, it has a large number of big booths wiich make your conversation private. They have a combination soup and salad special which is also a... More

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New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Had not been to this branch since leaving Bergen County in 2000, but recently had lunch their and it was fantastic. The place still looks fresh, the server vibrant and the food is wonderful! Try their new crab cake salad or my long time favorite chicken salad. Super burgers, really thoughtful and well-prepared big plates. Excellent wine list and well-crafted... More

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Glen Rock
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Houston's used to be one of my favorite places to dine, but no more. I dined there last night and continued to find they are downsizing portions,upsizing prices, and eliminating free refills. I ordered their chicken finger platter and where the plate used to be overflowing, it had two measly chicken fingers. Houston's no longer offers unlimited refills on soft... More

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Saddle River
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I am a regular customer at Houston's and have become increasingly dissatisfied with the menu choices. They don't have items and the wait staff use the excuse - "Oh, it wasn't fresh, so we don't have it today." The menu and choices are shrinking, portions are getting smaller and prices remain high. I wanted to bring my daughter a children's... More

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Ringwood, New Jersey
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138 reviews 138 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Love, love, LOVE the veggie burger @ Houston's. I don't dine at Houston's often, but when I do, that is always what I order because it is so incredibly delicious. I remember first going to Houston's several years back when the Veggie Burger cost $14. The pricing has now climbed up to $17, but I don't care. The veggie burger... More

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

They charge for bread! I could leave it at that but I would fail to mention the $17 hamburger that is good, not great. Long waits and decent service. Food is always very good, but for what it is they are way too expensive. The bar area can be full of a fairly pretentious crowd too. I won't be headed... More

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Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania, USA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I took Mom there for her 88th birthday. We ordered a Sheared Tuna Salad and a Cheese Burg. The Tuna was done in perfection and the French Fries were as good as always. The service was excellent and so was the ambiance. I told the server Fausto that we came all the way from Pennsylvania to celebrate Mom's birthday because... More

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Brentwood, TN
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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93 reviews 93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
47 helpful votes 47 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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