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2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-0623
+1 949-833-0977
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“french dip” (22 reviews)
“ribs” (42 reviews)
“hawaiian ribeye” (13 reviews)
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American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-0623
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A friend recommended we go to Houston's for a late night dinner after attending a show at the Barclay Theater at UC Irvine. Be warned there is only one way to get into the parking lot of this restaurant. We turned a 3-minute trip into...More

Thank MaryLouise H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time here with a friend who is a regular. Although we had a reservation because it was super busy we had to find a place around the bar to have drinks and appetizers while waiting for our table. The wait staff were attentive...More

Thank monijon2005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a business lunch with colleagues while in Irvine recently. Food was great. We did have some rather odd service issues which I won't go into detail here but the good news is the manager came to our table to apologize and paid...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose a veggie burger and the fish sandwich, both of which came with sides and were enough for two people, and they were both very tasty. The decor is attractive, with nice leather benches that enabled conversation. Service was prompt and excellent. The only...More

Thank Patty8888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place for Business dinners and for friends or family dinner. Nice bar to drink or had a finger food the menu is not big but the food is very good

Thank laskoudis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my go to places when in OC. All the food is great and you certainly can't go wrong with the prime rib (huge). Tonight I tried the Rib Eye and was very happy with that and added with a totally loaded...More

Thank rodjan5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best prime rib we ever had and attentive service. We enjoyed every bite of our meal, salad, and sides! A definite do over despite the price ($36 prime rib, $17 dinner salad)

Thank WorldTravelers003
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had never eaten a meal here in all the years I’ve lived in SoCal. So for my birthday, I was craving a good steak, and turned to reviews online to see where I should go. But what actually caught my eye about Houston’s was...More

Thank Akrida03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good place for a business lunch or casual dinner. The menu is the classic steak house - meat and veggies. It can be dark in there, even during the day because there aren't many windows beyond reception. Convenient access to the 405...More

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This sandwich and the hot, crispy fries that come with it are the best items on the menu hands down.

Thank SaucyTango
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November 7, 2015|
Response from Emineee | Reviewed this property |
I have not seen any item in the menu such as gluten free. But you may make your own choice of gluten free meals available in the menu..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$41 - $80
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 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 - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 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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