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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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American
FEATURES
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just visited Houston’s and they had just reopened and the manager Hanna did a great job. We had a reservation and were seated pretty close to our reservation time. Good was outstanding and our server Lilli was wonderful. Thanks to Houston’s to always delivering great...food and to Hanna and Lilli who made sure everything was perfect....we will be back because of them...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 2, 2020 via mobile

The best food you will ever have. Great customer service from hostess and managers. The wait can her very long be advised.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed April 24, 2020

Well, the good news is my friend liked her $17 Veggie Burger (she wasn't paying) . And the $33 Ribs were ok this time but of course, waiting to eat them after driving home loses something (like crispy Chinese food loses that crispiness from the...steam). My belief is restaurants should take a few dollars off their Entrees in this type of situation because you are not eating in the ambiance of the place AND, more importantly, are not eating the food right out of the oven. Adding to the semi-disappointment was the $5 sides...ONLY 2-3 small pieces of broccoli?? A tablespoon of mashed potatoes?? Kind of insulting.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed February 26, 2020

the food was very tasty and we really enjoy, drinks and dessert were awesome. Server were very attentive and and informative.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

We have been going to Houston's on and off for many years and have always found it worth the trip. On this Friday evening we were with friends who often dine there also. The food is a quite good so a bit overpriced. My continuing...complaint has been that it is very dark inside the restaurant. Perhaps this is ambience but perhaps it's just dark! We had cocktails and dinner at an average cost of $50 per person. We ordered 2 cheeseburgers, a vegetable platter and a sashimi salad. This is a very popular restaurant and is always crowded in the evening. While we did have reservations we waited about 15 minutes to be seated period of this is not unusual and reservations are definitely recommended especially on the weekends.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 24, 2019

A business colleague took me here. He comes here often enough that the maître d' recognizes him. The server was excellent and the atmosphere was professional. Pricing was appropriate for the quality of the food and for the most part, the meal was outstanding. This...would have been 5 stars, except for the following odd con. The reason for the title is that my business colleague asked for the seasonal vegetable but plain, meaning, without the sauce. This seems like an easy request since it is not a substitution or an add-on, but a removal of something added to vegetables. The waiter said he will ask and when he came back he told us that the chef's are not allowed to deviate from the menu. We pointed out that plain veggies was being asked for, so just put them on the plate and don't add the sauce. The answer was still no. That is so weird considering the level of service that restaurant has. Outside of that oddity, this was an outstanding business meal.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed December 13, 2019

This is part of a chain, yet this is one of our very favorite restaurants. We visit here often since somehow they seem to be able to do get everything right. So many times we ask ourselves how is this place able to get the...ambiance, service and food all wonderful when so many other places can't manage it? Not only is this restaurant part of a chain, but this location is in a shopping mall to boot. Yet once you walk in the door (there is both a mall and an outdoor entrance), you forget you're in a mall. The lighting is low, but not so dark that you cannot see. There is a fireplace and candles to soften the mood, too. One of the things I love about their dining room is that all of the tables are very private. Most are partial booths and they are separated enough so even during a busy time it doesn't feel crowded. The menu is not huge, but that's not a problem. There is a nice variety of excellent appetizers, salads, entrees plus a full bar with a good wine and cocktail selection. There are so many delicious things here. One of my favorites is their smoked salmon appetizer -- a succulent wedge of smoked salmon comes with a special sauce and toast points. In the entree section I love a lot of things -- their kale and rotisserie chicken salad comes dressed with a peanut vinaigrette that is zippy and peanut-ty. Their cheeseburger is terrific. Hubby is a huge fan of their prime rib (dinner). For dessert we have to get their hot fudge sundae with sugared pecans -- the hot fudge is bittersweet and not goopy and comes in a little metal gravy boat so you can control how much you use (or dip spoonfuls of vanilla ice cream into it). The bar has pretty much everything it seems, but I have favorites from there, too. Sometimes I love getting a glass of Schramsberg sparkling wine -- you don't see that a lot of places around here and having visited that winery in the Napa Valley I always am happy to see it. They also make a great margarita. There are very few complaints I have about their food and drink, but I would make a few tweaks if I could. While they are great about bringing water to the table, it doesn't come with ice so you have to ask for it. Also, they used to have fantastic vegetables as special sides, but lately their choices have not been my favorites (personal taste) and also they haven't changed very much over time. There are still great sides to choose from on the regular menu and they make substitutions happily. Service here is almost 100% fantastic. They seem to work as a team here and often they anticipate your needs. For example, there have been a couple of times when I've had a cocktail in a chilled glass and I'm a slow drinker so about halfway through a server has swooped in with another chilled glass and transferred my half of a drink into the freshly chilled glass. So great. So we eat here. A lot. When we need to feel taken care of with the certainty of a nice experience we make a reservation here. And we have no plans of stopping!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 2, 2019

By luck I think I was able to eat lunch here and there was no wait probably because we were eating late. Nice presentation and the fries were crispy with the sandwich.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 26, 2019 via mobile

Consistently good! I wish I could eat at houstons everyday - of-course is Id be poor but I’d be happy poor :)

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 24, 2019 via mobile

I went for the recommended special: the Hawaiian Steak and it was just superb. Great flavour and perfectly cooked - highly recommended !

Date of visit: October 2019
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beollert
May 3, 2017|
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Response from momusic14 | Reviewed this property |
During popular dining hours, yes, so you don't have to wait. They don't require reservations though. Can reserve through Open Table.
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PaulaB4867
April 1, 2017|
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Response from Lonnie J | Reviewed this property |
I am sure you can access it as long as you go on their website as it changes from time to time.
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