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“Noisy and a weird policy when it comes to beverages but yummy food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hillstone

Hillstone
201 Miracle Mile, 1300 Blue road, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Formerly Houston's)
(305) 529-0141
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Ranked #28 of 274 restaurants in Coral Gables
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Palm City, FL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Noisy and a weird policy when it comes to beverages but yummy food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

My boyfriend and I stopped by Hillstone last weekend. It was confusing from the outside, as the sign over the door says "Hillstone" but the sign on the door says "Houston's." The waiter explained that the restaurant is still owned by Houston's.

Anyway, my S.O. order a blood mary which came with little or no ice and not one bit of garnish - no celery, no olives, no nothing. The waiter said that's "just how they make them." He brought garnish after it was requested. My water came without ice, too. I guess they are saving on ice.

Anyway, the food was really delicious. I had a French dip that melted in my mouth and was cooked rare, just as I requested. The roll was yummy, too.

My boyfriend loved his meal, too, though I've forgotten now what it was, so the food experience was great.

The only part I really didn't like is how noisy the place is. The high "industrial" ceiling has nothing to absorb sound, and there was little else there to help. I'd probably go back for the food but not for the environment.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in coral gables”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My wife and I went to Hillstone in Coral gables. The food was excellent and the service phenomenal. My wife had the spicy tuna rolls they were delicious. Also I had the burger along with a draft beer and it was to die for. My wife had the tiny French dip au jus sandwich and it was delicious ( I hate half of it) . Great place to take the wife or significant other.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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coconut grove
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77 reviews 77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Average at best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The place is inexplicably crowded and so you'll be rushed. The food is mediocre at best and the service is downright unpleasant. I can't say anything to recommend this place.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“This was yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I took 3 grandsons and my daughter to this restaurant last spring and everyone loved it. The menu was varied with plenty of Florida fish as well as steaks, chops etc. This was our splurge dinner over Spring Break week and it was an excellent choice. We went early and were immediately seated and served etc. When we left the line was out the door. Very popular and worth it!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Coral Gables, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“just sushi”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The ambiance is very nice,the service is professional, the food is overpricing and the menu is fast food with a good presentation,the only thing that reserve a good mention is sushi

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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