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2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-0623
+1 949-833-0977
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-0623
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

What a nice surprise! Seemed like a local’s favorite, which is always a good sign. Service was excellent. Food was really good. Menu is unique and imaginative. Will return.

Thank Jack H
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This location of Houston's is terrific in terms of menu, food quality and service, but the challenge is it is so popular that going there for dinner can take days of planning and preparation, especially if you have a larger group.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 February 2018

This place is super busy so make a reservation for sure. They are not as busy after the lunch crowd leaves. They do have dress code, but I never seem to have an issue at lunch, but I don't come in with tank tops and...More

Thank fooddentista
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Don’t wait for hours in line only to eat in a nice but noisy restaurant. Just ask to be seated out side immediately. It’s quite and the food comes fast. Eat outside!

Thank Emily Claire F
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Title says it all. Lame. Came here for a wedding. Day to drive back we decided to check it out and got kicked out because we weren’t fancy enough.

Thank Ubaldo T
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Houston’s was seriously on point tonight all around. The atmosphere is cozy yet modern and it’s not too loud - we enjoyed our conversation. Service was polite and attentive but not at all intrusive. And the the food was divine! Spinach artichoke dip, nigiri, salmon...everything...More

Thank COLadyRoadWarrior
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We had a business dinner here. The sushi on the appetizer menu was a nice surprise. I enjoy the Salmon with lentil vinaigrette. Everyone else also enjoyed their meal, and the service was excellent.

Thank Timhr950950
Reviewed 21 January 2018

I love to dine at Houston's! The atmosphere is super pleasant, the lighting makes the place look so inviting, the fresh flowers bring up such a fine touch, the service is excellent the food extraordinary. Is not noisy so it makes the time so enjoyable...More

Thank gmany08
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Ambiance and food still make this place very desirable to meet friends for dinner. Not too noisy even with a full house and open kitchen. Our server(s) were amicable and pleasant. Only complaint is parking is still a nightmare at this center. But that's not...More

Thank Lv2Trav
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Guaranteed the most consistent and reliable quality and service in the industry! We are from the east coast and when we saw there was a Houston's and it was exactly what we expected....EXCELLENT

Thank DanTheManFL
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7 November 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
US$41 - US$80
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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