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2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-0623
+1 949-833-0977
11:30 - 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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We dine here regularly; 4-6 times per year. Food & service are consistently outstanding. Concerns are occasional parking challenge and relatively expensive dinner menu, especially with cocktails (to be fair - not expensive when compared to premium restaurants, but relatively expensive if compared to casual dining "comps".) All-in, an excellent and reliable dining experience.

Thank Ronald L M
Orange County, Ca
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540 reviews
454 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We were surprised they had a very limited menu overall. If you don't eat red meat or pork you might have 3 choices for an entree. Food was good but not outstanding, not worth the high price. Decor is classy and enjoyable. We ate at the bar and had great service.

Thank MominOC
Seattle, Washington
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130 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I would have given this place 5 starts but my Waiter was not well inform about what they had and could or could not do When I asked him about fish offerings he knew what was not available but when I asked him what else was available he said "what's on the menu" comments like that I expect at McDonalds... More 

Thank Thomas W
Carlsbad, CA
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411 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This open air feeling and smells from the kitchen make for a great meal. I had the Ahi Tuna Sashimi salad which had to be caught this morning as was the mixens in the salad. All fresh and tender right from the garden. My friend had the Grouper sandwich that also was tender, juicy and absolute fresh. All in all... More 

Thank John R
Anaheim, California
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This has been one of my favorite places to come for dinner and/or lunch. Very good selection and high quality food. Not the cheapest place in town, but you do get what you pay for.

Thank Troy-Wo
La Quinta, California
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Houston's makes the best French Dip I have ever had....thin sliced and very tender beef on a great bun.......but dont stop there, have their grilled artichoke followed by one of their sundaes.....heaven!!,

Thank andee_wright
Newport Beach, California
1 review
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Very disappointed in Houston's. The manager kicked my daughter's boyfriend out because he was wearing a tank top. He's a very clean cut, handsome young man! Women in the restaurant were wearing tank tops, tiny strap tops, and one women at the bar was in her work out bra tank with her back totally open! If Houston's enforces tank tops... More 

Thank chpcarter
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I don't think you can ever go wrong at a Hillstone Group restaurant. They have perfected the systems to insure very good food, service, and sights for a price that over delivers compared the there peers. Literally everything is always good and it's always busy so prepare to wait for a table in the lively bar.

Thank Comeonno
Mission Viejo, California
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This place has the best hamburger I have ever had in a restaurant! Houston's has taken it to an entirely new level. Great place for lunch or dinner. Has a great bar.

Thank Gina M
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

It was super delicious! We are all on a diet and watching out calories and have very different tastes and yet we all found something delightful to eat. I had the sashimi salad and I loved every bite. We also ordered a side of fries for the table and the service was incredibly quick.

Thank Alexis S

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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
USD 41 - USD 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?