We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Service & Good Food”
Review of Houston's

Houston's
Ranked #13 of 191 Restaurants in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Sacramento Valley
Level 6 Contributor
295 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 788 helpful votes
“Great Service & Good Food”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have had the opportunity to dine at Houston's on three occasions since September 2012 when staying nearby at the Manhattan Beach Marriott. Houston's is within walking distance from the Marriott. Service has always been top notch on all visits. Food is good too. When you want an upscale causal dining experience and/or a business meal then this dining establishment might be for you.

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank SeminarTrekker
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

265 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    134
    92
    25
    10
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
DC
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good Food, But Something Is Different”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

I almost didn't eat here. When I first walked in the restaurant, I noticed a strong musty smell. Maybe the carpets need to be replaced or cleaned. Since everything else seemed clean, we decided to stay. I have eaten at Houston's (at various locations) many times, but something seems different now. The past four times I ate at either a Houston's or another restaurant in the Hillstone group I left feeling a little nauseous. This leads me to believe something has changed about their ingredients or their cleanliness during preparation. However, the taste of the food at this location was as good as I expected. It definitely seems that the french fries have changed, though. They used to be thin and slightly crispy; now they are a little thicker and softer.

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank GoldenMonarch
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Herriman, Utah
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Houston's”
Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Really good fine casual dining. I have been unable to venture past the amazing French Dip Sandwich. The shaved Roast Beef/Prime Rib is great but the kicker is the roll. I am not sure if they make it in house but the French roll is always fresh and tasty. Wish there was one in SLC closer to home.

Visited May 2014
Helpful?
Thank Bob M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food that never disappoints!”
Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

The food here is awesome! The staff is courteous and food comes out hot and correct. It's hard to recommend one item as the whole menu is great. It has a great steak house atmosphere. The sushi is top notch with a great selection of fresh ingredients. It gets busy at lunch but is definitely worth the short wait. I highly recommend Houston's for a business lunch that impresses.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank Derik L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oakalnd
2 reviews
“Good booze”
Reviewed April 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The bartenders, Mike and Jessica, are the best. Always a good time when there. Oh, and the steak is pretty good, too.


Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank Robert V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Houston's also viewed

Manhattan Beach, CA
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Been to Houston's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing