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$41 - $80
American, Sushi
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed May 2, 2022

We remembered Houston's as one of our favourite restaurants when we lived in CA. So after 10+ years we returned to have a taste of our favorite dishes, to assess whether they changed or not. And if they did change, it was for the better....Fantastic service and absolutely the highest quality of food. If you chose to go there, ribs is your choice ! Pls remember that baked potatoes are served only after 5pm. Kudos to the entire team, and we certainly shall be backMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed February 12, 2022 via mobile

A bit pricey for a run of the mill Steakhouse. Nothing like the old Monty's Steakhouse down the road. Kind of a Yuppie height up place. I think it's more popular for drinking than eating. Still, they have decent food. Just not worth the price

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed January 27, 2022

The sushi wasn't great but heavily recommend the baby back ribs. The service was exquisite. Reasonably priced and everybody there was nice. Would heavily recommend it.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed November 20, 2021 via mobile

I’ve been here several times but never was won over by their food. I don’t think the food is that great and not worth the price. It’s not cheap but the ambience and decor is nice. It’s supposedly upscale and their menu and prices reflect...that. It’s not a huge menu, certainly not many vegetarian dishes. I only got side dishes. The staff were very friendly and service was good. As far as Covid protocol, masks were worn but tables were not socially distanced. It was fully packed so definitely not regulating the social distancing rules. I wouldn’t dine here again as I don’t care for the food but would maybe have a drink at the bar. It’s very overpriced for mediocre food.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed February 24, 2021

The atmosphere is not the usual given there is outdoor seating, the service was good. However I was disappointed with the food and value. The mashed potatoes tasted like they were instant and bland .The ribeye was overcharged, I understand it's marinated but I have...eaten here for years. I always boasted it was one of the few places that cooked a great well done ribeye. There was a cook name Hector that was awesome. The brownie seemed to be half it's size , while skimping on ice cream. I learned they added cherries to the recipe. I was so disappointed .More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed October 6, 2020

My husband and I have had many a date night here, specifically in the bar area. It is a nice area and the staff is very attentive and professional. Ask for an Old Fashion The menu has a lot to choose from, steaks, burgers, sushi...and salads-something for everyone. Good food and great service.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed April 16, 2020

Thank you to the crew at Houston's Pasadena for a great evening meal at home. First of all let me just say Houston's in one of our regular dining out spots here in Pasadena ever since they opened up. Favorite dishes are, Ribs, Baked Potato,...French Dip, Chili and their Vegetarian Plate. We enjoy their steaks as well, but more often than not when we want a steak, there's nothing better than BBQ Grilled steak at home, but if you don't want to go through the fuss, Houston's is a close runner up. And of course you can't beat the service. But, this review is really about our meal the other day which we picked-up due to the Stay-At-Home order. It has been one of our highlights during this time of high anxiety. We ordered the ribs, mashed potatoes, broccoli and Cole slaw (their new version is really great). Love their ribs, so good. They happened to included a dessert that is somewhere between a brownie and fudge, really amazing. Something I don't think I've ever seen on the menu before. The food was great and hot, the curbside pickup easy, timely and friendly. It was on the day after several days of overcast and rain, when the sun came out and warmed up for a perfect outside dinner at home. I've enclosed a photo, please note however we embellished the side dishes a bit with our own invention of creamed corn"Off the cob Elote" (El Mexicano Crema sour cream, reduced whipping cream, Parmesan cheese, mayo and chopped Jalapeño. A Blue Cheese wedge salad, all washed down with a Vodka Martini and a bottle of Cabernet. Thanks again to the crew, you helped make the day very special.More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed March 31, 2020 via mobile

This place always struck me as kind of a wannabe upscale restaurant. It has the right atmosphere but just not the food to match. The clientele seem to think it is upscale intend to dress that way but I wasn't impressed. I would return to...take a client are some other occasion like thatMore

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

The food was so good. The service was great. I ordered a mojito and it tasted weird. No issue exchanging it for a mimosa. I would definitely go back. It’s just the parking lot that’s a nightmare.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

The food was good a bit overpriced. Service was good. Felt a bit rushed. It is a good standard if you don’t mind the expense. My friends go there a lot

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020

Houston's is great for lunch albeit busy and not inexpensive. It's a hip place where you can see them cooking. Pick a table under a light otherwise you won't be able to read the menu. The burgers are so big that you have a hard...time picking them up to eat and fit in your mouth. Decide whether to cut them up. They are known for their fresh meats. Dinners can be a bit pricey.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020

Houstons atmosphere is so cool and inviting. And just smelling the wood fired grill as you walk in is mouthwatering! The grilled artichokes are not to be missed, so delicious! The ribs, seafood, and salads all delicious.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

Nothing to write home about. Luke warm food. Ordered spinach and artichoke tip to start. Didn’t appear. Mains arrived, soggy fries ribs ok. Pork chops warm baked potato luke warm. Butter didn’t even melt it it. White wine arrived warm. Sent back and said they...would put in the freezer for later. Changed and had two beers instead. The bill arrived with no mention of desert being offered.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020

This is a great place to dine and entertain visitors. Before I retired, I entertained clients here. Now that I've retired, I find it a great place to take family and relax.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

You’d think paying almost $60 for 9 oz of rib eye would buy a delicious tender cut without much gristle . Not so any more at Houston’s (Pasadena). And perhaps the waiter would apologize? Not at all. Standard fare at what used to be a...first class restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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As far as I know, they don't take reservations. I always go mid to late afternoon, even on Mondays. They are jammed but worth the wait. I'm in LA all the time and this is my favorite restaurant. Especially the burgers... More
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Houston's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4