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  • American (Traditional), Sushi
  • 378 Park Ave S, New York NY10010 40.742541 -73.984754
  • (Btwn 26th & 27th St)
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  • (212) 689-1090
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User Ratings (Based on 67 reviews)

Food 4.1 Value 3.5
Service 4.0 Atmosphere 4.0

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 689-1090
(212) 689-1099
Visa, MC, AmEx
Mon-Thu: 11:30am-11pm Fri-Sat: 12pm-11pm Sun: 12pm-10pm
Lunch, Dinner
Group Dining, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Take Out

User Reviews

  • Houston's / Hillstone

    Posted by Jesse on 06/29/2010

    Key Lime Pie

    I have been waiting all summer to eat their Key Lime Pie! By far, this pie is the best I have ever tasted! It's a must! I wish they made it all year long!

  • Houston's / Hillstone

    Posted by simmons on 04/28/2010

    they should be consistent

    They should be consistent from restaurant to restaurant. This houston's/hillstone has the poorest menu- no chicken fingers and their fries are so thin and hard that they should be called potato stix. Very frustrating to come here and, not only, not be able to order old favorites BUT to also have basics like fries ruined is a no-no. Get your branding right Hillstone, fix your menus and make some better fries.

  • Houston's / Hillstone

    Posted by Forrest on 01/28/2010

    A Guilty Pleasure in NYC

    So I know that as a New Yorker I am not supposed to like the chain Restaurant. Well that said.....I love this place! I think that for the value it is the best steak in NYC. Plus the sides and the vegetables are all stellar. I work as a manager in Food Service and would love to work here. I always feel taken care of, even when my Martini has been sitting there awhile a fresh chilled glass appears and the drink is transferred. Who does that?? The Food while not imaginative is VERY good for what it is. And the flavor profiles of the dishes make it more than ordinary. In fact if you want American fare at it's best it's hard to find it better than here in NYC. That having been said it is pricey and they do have some strange rules about seating and sharing, but given the level of service they are trying to have I understand the strategy and it does not bother me. I will return again and again, steak, burger, seafood and salads and sides/starters to die for, you GO Hillstone!

  • Houston's / Hillstone

    Posted by Pearl 88 on 10/26/2009

    What happened to Houston's?

    We have come here many times. Actually we came to Houston's and now it's called Hillstone. We were afraid that it had become a new place but were assured that it was just a name change and that there were more items on the menu. I have always come for the ribs, a real favorite. The meat seems the same but the sauce was way overdone. It overwhelmed the ribs. One of us had ordered the ribs without the sauce and it came sauced anyway. When we told the waitress she just said "Oh yeah I forgot, sorry" I tasted some of the new spicy tuna sushi. Not worth it sorry. Two of us were still eating when they started to clear the table. I'm sorry if I have a fork of food in my mouth I don't expect the waitstaff to start clearing. Also when i mentioned the over saucing to our waitress again she just "ok thanks" I believe that we will never be back. Hillstone you lost us...

  • Houston's / Hillstone

    Posted by Happy Diner on 09/07/2009

    Rigid and silly rules

    Went there with a total of 7 people. They do not have a table to sit 7 people. Took one sqare table so 4 can sit down and waited for another sqare table near by to be vacated. After pushing the two tables together, the manager comes over and says that is not allowed since it will distrube the servers and the lighting. Never heard that one before so our group has to be separated. Silly rules. They should have just told us that they can not seat more than 5 people based on their configuration. The manager did comp us with some appertizers but it still ruined the evening for us. I have eaten here many times with a smaller group and the food is good. Damn those stupid rules.

  • Houston's / Hillstone

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/05/2009

    We Hate Hillstone!

    A few friends and I went to dinner at Houston's (now hillstone) in last night and were sadly disappointed. We love going there for the consistent and fresh food and friendly service. What we found were some new rigid rules and a surprising menu change. First off, Hillstone seems to disapprove of sharing. Me and my friend decided to share the ribs, which are way too big for either of us to eat alone, but wanted a salad to go along with it. We were shocked when our waiter informed us that appetizer portion salads are not allowed unless each person in the party is ordering their own, personal entrée! To say the least, this put a damper on our plan. My other friend ordered the Caesar salad with chicken as her entrée. When it arrived, the chicken appeared stringy and pink. We had to call the waiter back over and show him in order to find out that instead of using grilled chicken, they had served rotisserie chicken on top of her salad. Who serves that? It tasted so funny we had to send it back. Must happen all the time, because the waiter knew exactly what we wanted when we chose to send it back. We want Houston's back, enough said.

  • Houston's / Hillstone

    Posted by SED03 on 07/17/2009

    Houstons please come back!

    My husband and I come here all the time and have been for years. To the point where we didn't need to look at the menu. Until the day I ordered the tuna salad and it came out looking completely different. This was the sign of change, and I didn't like it. While I can still get their signature salad if I order it "old school," the other changes Hillstone has implemented make me think twice before enduring an hour long wait for a table. IT is one of those things were the menu changes are so slight that you wouldn't necessarily notice them at first glance - like the grilled fish sandwich that was so fresh is now friend and served with a heaping helping of mustard coleslaw, and the spinach dip is now the Rockefeller and is slightly blander. And the wild rice salad, a personal favorite, now has a creamy texture that is not bad just, different. Small things like that which indicate that Hillstone is searching for more of a tourist clientele than a NY resident clientele. The food there is still very good quality, but when you have come to expect a certain product after years and years and come to find that it has changed, than have wait staff who are new seem to not know what you are talking about, like I said makes you think twice about a long wait for a table. On the plus side, I found out that they do not have a corkage fee, so you can enjoy your own bottle for far less staggering prices than their menu.

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