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2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-0623
+1 949-833-0977
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Portland, Oregon
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181 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The food has been raved about so this focus is on the staff. Every staff person was seen with a smile and acted very professionally. Very polite and helpful. I think the wait staff and the folks at the front desk were great and really made a great impression on my clients and I.

Thank Chris W
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great dinner. Attentive wait staff. Burgers cooked perfectly. Great ice cream sundae. Love the red cabbage side

Thank barryr502
Irvine, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Excellent service, very attentive to your every need. They're menu is full of flavorful delights! We especially enjoy their French Dip Sandwhich and Ceasar Salad too!

Thank FavolosaTravel
Irvine, California
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61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great bar. Consistently good food. Service great, too. Been there 100+ times. Be sure to make a reservation.

Thank Clarene M
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309 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We used to dine at Houston frequently, but this was our first visit since we moved from Irvine more than 10 years ago. Not much has changed. That's a good thing and a bad thing. What I love ... portions are generous, flavors are good, and the ambiance is dimly lit with a buzz of energy. Portion sizes for kids... More 

Thank Connie I
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Good food and good service. However, i really want to see more choices rather than the same ole same ole...

Thank s-known
San Diego, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Our first couple's trip to Orange County in 2002 was highlighted by an excellent meal at Houston's. He had gumbo and I had seared ahi salad. We were both quite pleased. Fast forward fifteen years later. We have returned multiple times on various trips to or through the Orange County area and have been consistently pleased with everything from the... More 

Thank IkesEx
Irvine, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Experienced Houston's for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Excellent prime rib - although I asked for medium rare and I would say my piece was rare. That was okay because I couldn't eat the whole thing and ate took home the rarest sections for another meal!

Thank valdoe
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This place like other Hillstone restaurants has figured out how to consistently deliver high quality food that people love. A quintessential American menu - burgers, steaks and ribs - is sure to please a broad range of palettes. Prime rib dip sandwich is amazing. Dined here hundreds of times and never had a bad experience. Only downside is difficult parking.

1 Thank Gary H
Irvine, California
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a very nice place to stop in for a drink & appetizers or dinner, very nice staff great quality of food nice variety, my husband & I have stopped in here several times we are always pleased with the service & quality. If your a traveler and you happen to be in the area of Michelson Drive this... More 

1 Thank Ruby C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?