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2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-0623
(949) 833-0977
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Hours:
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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Santa Barbara, California
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Met clients for a lunch, and only real issue was the music was too loud for a good conversation. Food was very good, service was also very good.

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Thank mickmankowski
Mission Viejo, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Each time I have visited Houston's the service & food have been excellent and the staff has been very friendly. It is usually crowed so get there early and make reservations.

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Thank Daniel W
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The atmosphere and ambiance are great for family to get together. The bar is large and if you can't get a seat at the bar there are additional bar stools and small tables available that are still in the area. The food and drinks are excellent, televisions are visible from different areas, mostly showing sports. Although at times it can... More 

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Thank Y1481ZZkevinb
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We dine here regularly; 4-6 times per year. Food & service are consistently outstanding. Concerns are occasional parking challenge and relatively expensive dinner menu, especially with cocktails (to be fair - not expensive when compared to premium restaurants, but relatively expensive if compared to casual dining "comps".) All-in, an excellent and reliable dining experience.

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Thank Ronald L M
Orange County, Ca
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322 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were surprised they had a very limited menu overall. If you don't eat red meat or pork you might have 3 choices for an entree. Food was good but not outstanding, not worth the high price. Decor is classy and enjoyable. We ate at the bar and had great service.

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Thank MominOC
Seattle, Washington
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126 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would have given this place 5 starts but my Waiter was not well inform about what they had and could or could not do When I asked him about fish offerings he knew what was not available but when I asked him what else was available he said "what's on the menu" comments like that I expect at McDonalds... More 

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Thank Thomas W
Carlsbad, CA
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311 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This open air feeling and smells from the kitchen make for a great meal. I had the Ahi Tuna Sashimi salad which had to be caught this morning as was the mixens in the salad. All fresh and tender right from the garden. My friend had the Grouper sandwich that also was tender, juicy and absolute fresh. All in all... More 

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Thank John R
Anaheim, California
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has been one of my favorite places to come for dinner and/or lunch. Very good selection and high quality food. Not the cheapest place in town, but you do get what you pay for.

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Thank Troy-Wo
La Quinta, California
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Houston's makes the best French Dip I have ever had....thin sliced and very tender beef on a great bun.......but dont stop there, have their grilled artichoke followed by one of their sundaes.....heaven!!,

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Thank andee_wright
Newport Beach, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointed in Houston's. The manager kicked my daughter's boyfriend out because he was wearing a tank top. He's a very clean cut, handsome young man! Women in the restaurant were wearing tank tops, tiny strap tops, and one women at the bar was in her work out bra tank with her back totally open! If Houston's enforces tank tops... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: (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?