We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
$15 - $15
CUISINES
American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features

Location and contact

South Scottsdale
2.3 miles from Old Town Scottsdale
Improve this listing
Reviews (559)
Filter reviews
551 results
Traveler rating
336
131
44
18
22
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
336
131
44
18
22
Show reviews that mention
All reviews thai salad shrimp cocktail grilled artichoke hamburger beef wonderful food server
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed May 21, 2022

Subpar food for the price. Blan menu and not unique especially appetizers. Service is subpar and low quality customer service. Smug atmosphere that seems unplaced for the poor food quality. Atmosphere is not interesting or unique. Avoid as there are many options that are much...better.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed April 15, 2022 via mobile

Fabulous Artichoke appetizer and Shrimp cocktail. Lovely cocktails and wine selection. Superb service. Great energy.

Date of visit: April 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed March 17, 2022 via mobile

The atmosphere was nice, but bartender made it elegant. Side salad was very tasty - kale, lettuce, parmasean slices, homemade soft croutons. Hamburger was moist, well- seasoned and very tasty. The Thai salad with beef was very large and super tasty. This is a very...nice restaurant, super choice for lunch and dining.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed March 15, 2022 via mobile

It is a great hotel. Perfect location, great food and service, and the physical property including the pools are great. I highly recommend it.

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed February 28, 2022

We visited this restaurant 2 times on our visit to Scottsdale. Both visits were excellent. Reservation was honoured on time. Large portions and good service. One of the best caesar salads ever. will return for sure on our next visit.

Date of visit: February 2022
Helpful?
Reviewed November 26, 2021

While it is a chain, its a small chain and is a unique eatery - full bar and wine selection in a sophisticated setting. Its a place you can feel a bit upscale without going over the top. The menu is expansive and conforms to...current tastes and trends, but still has a tradional feel that everyone can be comfortable with. I stuck with a salad but the hot bread added a nice touch of class. If you haven't been to one of these, and if you can find one - give it a go.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Helpful?1  
Reviewed October 22, 2021 via mobile

Wow, just unfair to say this in not as good as ever! We have been to many Houston’s around the US and always find them with great reliable food, service and quality !!! Don’t believe the negative nanny’s out there! Get the grilled Artichokes, Sliced...Chicken Salad with Peanut Sauce and any dessert, and go home very satisfied!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed September 4, 2021

Do not waste your money here. Very poor service and food quality. Hostess and wait staff are snobs. Way over priced for what you get. They refused to honor our reservation saying they could not accommodate the number of people in our party after telling...me 3 times they could. STAY AWAY.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Helpful?1  
Reviewed August 18, 2021 via mobile

We look forward to dining at Houston’s every few months as we live several miles away. We had been concerned at some recent negative reviews, but be assured that Houston’s remains as good as ever. Professional service from everyone from hostess to bartender to our...server, Brad. Food up to usual standards making for a very pleasant experience. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed July 19, 2021

I have been going to this restaurant for over 10 years. It must have recently changed ownership, because the service is horrible so is the manager Zoe and the bathrooms were filthy. Our Server had zero experience and seemed like he had zero training at...all. Several tables around us were complaining Friday night. We saw our server once then he disappeared. And the staff used to dictate all of the wonderful specials for the night and he did not provide any information upon greeting us. It took 20 minutes to get our drinks once we were seated in the dining room, and then after we ordered, it took 20 minutes for a shrimp cocktail. The service and food wait times were so bad, I asked for a manager. Zoe came over to the our table several minutes alter and she was extremely rude and appeared to be stoned or high. The server forgot our Ketchup. Why even ask if we want ketchup when we order something if you are not going to bring it with the meal. Zoe rudely dropped the ketchup on the table and kept walking. It's sad that this what used to be amazing restaurant, has become horrible. It clearly must be under new management or new ownership. Definitely not the Houstons quality we have received all the years prior. Very sad. We used to love going here. This restaurant will be lucky to stay afloat this year if they do not working on training their servers and getting a new management team. The old GM was incredible, I forget his name, Jason S I believe. He had that place in tip top shape at all times. Guess I will need to seek out where he went. He is quite a loss to the Houstons team. I will definitely never return to this Houstons.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed June 22, 2021

Houston's is one of those restaurants that just seems to do it right, over and over again. Wonderful food, great service. Only knock against them is the discontinuation of lemonade.

Date of visit: June 2021
Helpful?1  
Reviewed May 29, 2021 via mobile

Bring back your lemonade!! I have enjoyed your Arnold Palmer’s for the past 15 years!!! I was shocked when I dined with you today and you took the lemonade off the menu!!!! I heard 2 other tables around me today ask fir an Arnold Palmer...and for a lemonade!! Bring it back please!!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Helpful?1  
Reviewed May 2, 2021

This was spur of the moment decision on a Saturday night, no reservations, yet staff managed to give us options until a spot was available, the p[atio setting is very nice with a view of Camelback we were serve drinks and appetizers until we got...spot at the bar, the staff was friendly and professional hostess, patio and bar wait staff amazing. The food was delicious chicken meatballs to die for. Nice wine listMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed June 23, 2020

I have ordered a number of times since this virus started and always had a great meal at a reasonable pricing. I just placed an order for a dinner and the hostess told me that the normal sides provided would be an additional $5 each...(two had always come with the meal). The sides were not a great deal bigger than what is normally served with the meat. No discount amount on the main item. Then they charged me an additional 4.95 packaging fee. So a $28.00 meal was now $43 plus tax. This is a price gouging situation if I ever saw one. Love their food but not worth $43. Be warned of this takeout pricing.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Helpful?1  
Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

Service here is very good. The menu has many great options from steak to non meat. The beer and wine selection are plentiful but a little over priced. We tried a few appetizers and were pleased with everything we ate.

Date of visit: March 2020
Helpful?1  
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Sonesta ES Suites Scottsdale Paradise Valley
263 reviews
.07 miles away
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows
1,232 reviews
.22 miles away
Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
1,902 reviews
.29 miles away
SmokeTree Resort & Bungalows
134 reviews
.38 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Tottie's Asian Fusion
85 reviews
.21 miles away
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
1,094 reviews
.25 miles away
Wildflower
235 reviews
.91 miles away
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
482 reviews
.33 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
1,225 reviews
.77 miles away
Scottsdale Model Railroad Historical Society
13 reviews
.76 miles away
Arizona Tours
17 reviews
.48 miles away
Davis Circus Of Illusion
118 reviews
.52 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Elmarko929
August 24, 2020|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Elmarko929 |
thanx so much.
0
Votes
Elmarko929
August 24, 2020|
Answer
Response from 806ronc | Reviewed this property |
Yes, many of the high-end restaurants in Scottsdale offer dine-in service, including Houston's - its very popular so make a reservation.
0
Votes
acehighsignsandtshis
November 29, 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from jeffdrj | Reviewed this property |
There are probably better places for a party of ten. But call ahead and they will try to accommodate you.
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Houston's

Yes, Houston's offers takeout services.

Houston's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5