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Houston's Restaurant

2991 Michelson Drive Irvine, CA 92612 | Irvine | 949-833-0977

Location Description:

Houston's should be the model for how to run a modern American restaurant. The service borders on impeccable, with an exactness of purpose you'd expect from professionals. The dishes are served piping-hot without the rigamarole of who gets what. And the food is everything chains such as Chili's and Applebee's can aspire to but never achieve. A Thai-steak noodle salad is bright and lovely, singing notes from the right herbs and spices. The French dip is glorious in its simplicity, a compact and lusciously tender beef sandwich under a properly toasted butter-soaked roll. The Knife and Fork Ribs fall apart without so much as a nudge. But the most surprising of all are the sushi rolls, which aren't just reverential, but also brilliant, especially the Thai-inspired one that has bits of peanut in it.


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  • Cuisine(s): American, New American, Steakhouse
  • Hours: Sun 11:30am-10pm, Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 11:30am-11pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Fireplace, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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