Metairie >Food & Dining > Houston's Metairie
4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd #1, Metairie, LA | Directions 7000630.005110 -90.178602
Very knowledgeable people. I had to buy a part for my toilet. My Dad sent me there to buy some kinda ball. Mike (I think that was his name) that worked at Ace, took the time to speak with my Dad over the phone and make sure I purchased what I needed.
Not Great - Getting Worse – We have been customers at Houston's for many years. Time to call it quits. Consistently getting worse in overall quality of food and portion size is ever shrinking. Prices are high!!! Quality and quantity are low. Manager, Jeff, has indifferent attitude, aloof.
Absolutely WONDERFUL! – My girlfriends and i went to houston's for the first time the other night....we sat down and got greeted within 30 seconds!! Quick service and our waitress was so friendly and attentive. I orderd the BBq ribs which pretty much fell off the bone!! My friend orderd the ribeye which was cooked to perfection! Our server told us that everything is made fresh daily including their salad dressings! ...I reccommend this restuarant to EVERYONE....Chain restuarant or not it is amazing.
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.
Horrible service and ok food – Two of my friends and I decided to go to Houston's for an all girls lunch. Our waitress was beyond rude and the food was ok at best. It took 10 min to get our water and tea. Her service was so horrible that another server began to answer our needs. We all ordered salads and she brought out the first 2 salads but the third came out 10 mins later. We had to remind her that she forgot the other salad. The icing on the cake was when she told the table next to us that she would be with them we she gives "those girls" their check. Highly unprofessional! I gladly left her a tip of $0.01!
Simply Embarrasing – Not worth the wait, and certainly not worth the price. Spinach dip good, the rest of the menu mediocre at best. Relative to the price, the food is poor. More frustrating is the seating policy around the bar. Apparently the tables around the bar are available first come first serve for dining and separate from regular dining which I was not made aware of but eventually learned while my wife and daughter and I settled in for a forty minute wait for a regular table. After waiting about twenty minutes and watching others take tables around the bar for dining we noticed a party was getting ready to leave. Not wanting to hover like hawks over the table we waited a courteous distance when a rude man who had just walked in the restaurant walked up and stood right next to the table while the party was still seated. When I asked the man if he realized others who had been here longer were waitng, he rudely said " so what and this table was first come first serve". Unfortunately I exchanged some unpleasantries with this person, but at no time did anyone from the restaurant attempt to remedy this situation. I cannot believe with this unorganized, unfair system that this is the first time this has happened in this establishment. I guess I wouldn't expect more from a chain restaurant, and I will never step foot in this restaurant again.
Houston's is a casual restaurant. Far from fine dining. – The other day a friend and I decided to eat at Houston's after a round of golf. We were told that we could not eat in the dining room because we were wearing caps. We noticed a female dining in the restaurant wearing a cap. I brought it to the hostesses attention and she said the men can't wear a cap in the dining room. I've eaten a many fine dining establishments around the New Orleans area and I would never wear a cap in those restaurants. Houston's is not fine dining. It's a chain restaurant that is a step above Copeland's, Ruby Tuesday, etc. The Houston's employees walk around with some sort of arrogance as if they are better than the customers.
Not UP to Parr – Hickory Burger: ordered medium well,.. a good veterinarian could have had the beef up and grazing again,..it was served rare. No Lettuce or tomato on burger,.. perfect...except it was served with Cabbage. not written on the menu that way, Waitress had an attitude about having to return the burger to kitchen for cooking,.. offered no good reason why it had cabbage on it,. but it was up to me to pick it off.
Shoestring fries usually awesome; were served COLD.
Manager was a rude coon-a$$ and offered nothing but his business card. I will not return to the Houston's in LA,.. but will continue to visit all others!!!
of all the places Katrina wiped off the map,.. why didn't she take this one
Best thai steak salad ever! – I love steak salads & I've tried many..including the Black & Bleu steak salad, ribeye steak salad, and many others..but so far, this salad has been the best..doesn't come with lettuce..comes with cold noodles, mango, crushed peanuts, basil leaves, steak medallions which are so tender & juicy, shredded cabbage, carrots, avocado, tomato, and an awesome salad dressing. I definitely recommend this salad as an entree...nice portion that fills you up.
not very order out friendly – great food, great atmosphere but sometimes just want to enjoy it at home, not possible with houston's of metairie. in this post katrina world this is not an option. we are loyal patrons of houston's and are very disappointed that they would not acccomadate our request for take out. the response to our request was, "dine in only, we close in one minute." houston's of metairie, thank you, for helping rebuild new orleans.
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