Great food and service. I have frequented Houston's for years and I am always impressed with the food and service. Their ribs are fantastic and they have fresh fish and vegetable selections every day. During the summer, they feature a hot fudge sundae that is absolutely addictive. Their service is prompt and professional and I like the consistency of great food and service.
Worst Prime Rib Ever. What a disappoinment! It is just another overpriced restaurant with little to offer and nothing unique. Far too dark - could hardly read the menu. Tables too close together and very noisy. Prime rib had no taste and what appeared to be no more than 10 ounces overpriced at $28. No salad or bread. Came only with a baked potato. Water served at room temperature. My wife asked for extra sour cream and the waiter brough her, literally, one tablespoon. And it took too long to arrive. Anothger person asked for extra butter and that took even longer. There are plenty of good restaurants in Austin. There is no need to frequent this "chain."
Never let's us down. Fabulous Fair and Fine Dining..
Familiar faces are a plus. Hello again to James, our favorite waiter and to everyone who carefully looks after our best interests.
The Pecan Trout should surely make it to the main menu! Its buttery sauce complimented with a balsamic drizzle gives it a tangy kick. Your taste buds will shout for joy!
The French Dip is no ordinary sandwich. Piled high with sliced rare prime rib that would satisfy the meat lover in anyone!
Somedays, it's just a salad with their out of this world blue cheese dressing and a stack of those crispy skinny fries washed down with a crisp iced tea.
Thank you Houston's for always providing us with a perfectly pallet pleasing experience.
Note: As lovely as the hostesses are, we would appreciate it if you could save the snooty attitude for somewhere else. Houston's patrons should be treated like family, and you are truly the only downside to this fine dining experience.
Rediscover. We have rediscovered Houston's. Visited many times over the years and twice this month. Once to celebrate husband's retirement and once to celebrate daughter's birthday. The special fish with pecans reminded me of New Orleans fare. The crab cakes were outstanding. Lots of crab and little filler. Husband loved the prime rib as always. It was cooked to perfection for his taste. The waiter brought my daughter a dessert for her birthday. Nice touch. We'll be back soon.
Love it! Love It!!! Love It!!!!!. Did I say I Love it!!!!??? My husband and I tryed Houston about 14 years ago and we love it so much. It's our special place to celebrate big events (ie., promotions, birthdays, anniversarys, etc). We've tryed several things on their menu but we always go back for the ribs, fries, cole slaw, spinach artichoke dip and cheese toast. We really enjoy dining there because our kids are all grown now and we enjoy dining out with out kids screaming at the next tables. If you haven't tried it you don't know what your missing.
Our Favorite. We stumbled into Houston's when we first moved here - it is our very favorite place. The ambiance is great but a few things have changed that we miss: Cowboy Ribeye and Dublin Dr. Pepper. We still love the prime rib and the ribs, and our very favorite appetizer, smoked salmon that melts in your mouth. We usually skip dessert here unless they have their Belgian chocolate sundae. Service can be very good, but they do have a lot of runners deliver your food, and it doesn't seem like requests are communicated very well to them.
Wonderful Steaks. I love Houston's - we have been frequenting this restaurant for many years now, while living in Houston and in Austin. I think they have wonderful steaks and their French Dip is excellent! It is on the pricey side but we've always had great service from the waitstaff and management. Keep in mind there is a dresscode, so no baseball caps, etc. allowed.
Vegetarians beware!. I've been eating at Houston's for about two years. I LOVED the spinach dip and Veggie burger. I was only just recently informed by a waiter that the spinach dip has chicken broth in it! I was truly devastated. Why must they do that?! Sigh. I hope the veggie burger is actually vegetarian!
Eh.. I wasn't impressed with Houston's. At Houston's (it's menu suggests that you tip 15%; 18% tip is added on for parties of 5 or more), I don't expect to ever be waiting for more water (Houston's water is served sans ice, something I found strange), but once or twice, I was. At Chili's, I wouldn't have thought anything of it, but here, I expect more. I ordered the club sandwich: average. Nice presentation, but taste wise? Nothing special. I did NOT like the french fries: salty and mushy. Bread wasn't free - $1.50; at Houston's, you don't expect to be charged for something that other places give you for free! However, I wasn't charged for my Sprite. I don't know if the sodas are free, or if the waiter just forgot/decided not to charge. All in all, not a bad experience, but I expect more from a restaurant like Houston's.
Was much better. I have started going to Houston's restaurant since about 4 years ago and I would say it was better then. The baby back ribs is still as good but the steak (Hawaiian and Primerib) was much better then. The decor, ambience, and service is highly recommended. Their warm fudge brownie is the best brownie I have ever tasted; it's fudgy in the inside and crispy in the outside and the ice cream served on top complemented the warm brownie very very well...IT"S YUMMYY
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