Memphis >Food & Dining > Houston's Memphis
5000 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN | Directions 3813735.112935 -89.895573
Neighborhoods: East Memphis/Colonial/Yorkshire
Overrated and overpriced! – I just don't understand Memphians sometimes, they actually come here to have a steak. My husband and I went and split a bowl of soup, each had a salad, he had tea and I had water and the meal with tip was over $50. To their credit, the salads are good, but my God, you'd think they were flying in the lettuce from France. Once in a blue moon I'll come here, but I'll never make it a habit. For those prices, try a fine dining restaurant. A comparable restaurant to Houston's would be J. Alexander's but I actually prefer J. Alexander because their food and prices are soooo much better! Their BBQ flatbread, club sandwich and vegetable dishes are the bomb!
great place to eat – I have been eating at Houstons since it opened. The food is the best and the service is top rate. You never want for anything. Shelia a long time employee is one of the highlights of our visit. No one can beat your service and food.
Romantic? – This place is about as romantic as Burger King, crowded with nowhere to wait for your table except the bar which is packed. If you think you can make a marriage proposal here be sure and bring a megaphone!
Roomy banquettes and hefty portions typify this polished American grill that's popular for business deals and special occasions. – In Short
Burnished brass and stained wood complement roughly mortared brick and the occasional plant. Amid ubiquitous earth tones, corporate types and small parties (celebrating or simply living large) occupy deep booths done up in fine upholstery and lit from above by pin spotlights. Burgers, prime rib and steaks are the specialties of the house, but the menu also includes salmon, salads, pork chops and roasted chicken.
Always Good! – Ah, Houston's....what do they serve that ISN'T always good and consistant? The Hawaiian Ribeye is wonderful...probably my favorite entree. The spinach artichoke dip could be a meal in itself! Customer service is nearly always top notch (save my last visit there - the server's mind was elsewhere). The fresh squeezed orange juice makes for a nice screwdriver at brunch and the atmosphere is dark wood and dim lighting. My only complaint is that they took my and my fiance's favorite item, the Biltmore chicken sandwich, off the menu. :(
Best steak, beef in town – The wait is long, but worth it, get there early for lunch 10:30 - 11:00 or dinner 3:00 - 4:30 p.m , but food is great, steak is excellent, Try to avoid weekends or your wait is very, very, long. Romantic setting, not really for kids, so not a family resturant. Menu is not family friendly.
All hype, menu-mechanized regional chain ! – I never understood why the people in Memphis stnd in line to eat this high-priced junk....never....and it's not special (menu)!
Only easily impressed buffoons spend their money on this type of chain, uninspired food !
Who cares about salads ?? You normally go for the entree, right?
Good salads, everything else average – If you think this is a romantic place, I feel sad for your spouse/partner. It's a food factory where you wait forever to get in, then rushed out as soon as you put your fork down. I don't get the attraction.
Houston's : a perfected hussle – Chain food, rush you in rush you out. In my view only idiots would wait in the lobby over thirty minutes to eat this fare, but if you don't know any better, you might think this stuff is gourmet cuisine, it's NO big deal here, whether in Memphis or in Lenox Square in Atlanta...same ole same ole
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