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“Wonderful food in a beautiful setting!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hillstone Restaurant

Hillstone Restaurant
215 South Orlando Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 740-4005
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Ranked #22 of 274 Restaurants in Winter Park
Price range: $30 - $80
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Formerly Houston's
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful food in a beautiful setting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went here for a meal to celebrate my birthday while on holiday in Orlando. My husband had found it when checking on trip advisor. We did not find many places in Orlando that had an outside area.
We arrived 15 minutes late for our booking as it took longer to get there than we thought. Our table had been given away but we were accommodated 29 mins later. This turned out best as it gave us the opportunity to sit outside and have a drink over looking the lake, beautiful view!
The food was great, I had a lovely soup with chicken, noodles and avocado - sounded strange but was delicious! My husband had the Salmon which he said was really nice. We both had steaks and loaded jackets - cooked to perfection.
The only down side was it did not have a children's meal menu, if I lived local it would be the time to have a babysitter but has we were on holiday our little boy had to come too!
Service was faultless.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Always a delight at Hillstone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This restaurant, nestled on the river bank with an amazing scenic view, including meandering gravel paths through the riverfront gardens and lovely outdoor seating including a gazebo for special occasions! The food is consistently good, service impeccable mostly all the time, and we have visited probably ten times in the past year and a half. The bar is usually packed with table waits but we had trouble getting served there and when we did, they got our order wrong. Make a reservation and expect a short wait but it is well worth it. take a walk outside and check out the herb gardens and the beautiful river at night in the Adirondack chairs with your bar drink. It's romantic, great for family affairs or a friendly night out with the girls.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Excellent from start to finish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

We arrived here at about 7pm in the pouring rain so were really pleased to see the complementary valet parking! The restaurant was already quite busy but we still got a great table overlooking the lake. Our server was brilliant, making sure we were well informed about the menu etc. Food was perfection especially loved the spinach dip! Wine was fantastic too. Can't say a bad word about this place.

Visited June 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“reliably delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We've never had a bad meal at Houston's, er Hillstone. Last night was no exception. Drinks on the terrace. Then inside for dinner. The sea bass and the ribs were delicious. The grilled artichokes were heavenly. The view was lovely. Our server Steven was very efficient. Great evening.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Close enough to perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We took my parents for an early 50th anniversary dinner following a private lake cruise. We started with drinks and delicious grilled artichokes on the gazebo over looking the water which was amazing. When we were ready we were seated at a prime outdoor table to watch the sunset as we dined on absolutely delicious meals. The food, service, atmosphere made this evening special and a lasting memory.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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