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2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-0623
+1 949-833-0977
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Irvine, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Experienced Houston's for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Excellent prime rib - although I asked for medium rare and I would say my piece was rare. That was okay because I couldn't eat the whole thing and ate took home the rarest sections for another meal!

Thank valdoe
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place like other Hillstone restaurants has figured out how to consistently deliver high quality food that people love. A quintessential American menu - burgers, steaks and ribs - is sure to please a broad range of palettes. Prime rib dip sandwich is amazing. Dined here hundreds of times and never had a bad experience. Only downside is difficult parking.

Thank Gary H
Irvine, California
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice place to stop in for a drink & appetizers or dinner, very nice staff great quality of food nice variety, my husband & I have stopped in here several times we are always pleased with the service & quality. If your a traveler and you happen to be in the area of Michelson Drive this... More 

Thank Ruby C
Irvine, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go here frequently. Nice dining experience. Good service and great food. Atmosphere is comfortable. Not rushed.

Thank guybee55
Irvine, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the food and the ambiance.The French dip is to die for.Very busy at peak times and parking at Irvine location can be tough

Thank jimwgauss
Irvine, California
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127 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my nice. Wine was great and so were the appetizers. The problem is they come one right after the other with just no time in between. Solution do not order main course until your ready to eat! Food is still very good. I particularly like the beef dip!

Thank James S
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on the way people talk about this place, you expect more, but the service is slightly pretentious and the food is hit and miss. Steaks are never cooked at the requested level; medium rare is always medium or higher. Sides, salads, and desserts are great. Mediocre overall.

Thank Kelly H
Carlsbad, CA
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402 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each time we go here for lunch or dinner we expect something will wrong because each we go it's perfect. Well -- no let down here. I had the Kale Chicken Salad. Baby organic local grown kale, finely chopped with some roasted chicken breast (Juicy & really tender) and crunchy nuts. Salad dressing was light and perfect. Others with me... More 

Thank John R
Lake Tahoe (California), California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend of mine told me this is must, if you're a foodie. So when I was in Laguna Beach, I made it a point to make reservations. The food and the service was great. Had their smoked salmon as an app and their prime rib dinner, which was cooked to perfection. Will be back, the next time I'm the... More 

Thank maryvegas1967
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in CA visiting our children and went to Houston's for dinner. The food was great and the service was excellent. the Hawaiian ribeye was wonderful. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a great meal and a friendly customer service oriented establishment.

Thank Ron C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-0623
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-833-0977

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?