Hillstone_embarcardero (sf)

★★★★★
  • 1800 Montgomery St

    San Francisco, CA 94111

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  • 415-392-9280

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Sun-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm

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The grill here is bar none, everything that comes out of that kitchen is fantastic, and alot of it is an ode the hickory and the fantastic kitchen staff. \r
The last time I went it was Houstons so I was happy to taste that the name was

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The grill here is bar none, everything that comes out of that kitchen is fantastic, and alot of it is an ode the hickory and the fantastic kitchen staff. \r
The last time I went it was Houstons so I was happy to taste that the name was

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I would call Houston's one of my regular spots.Whether I want a drink, have company from out of town or dont' feel like cooking, it pops up in my mind. I remember the first time I tried Houston's in SF. I was wandering around the

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I would call Houston's one of my regular spots.Whether I want a drink, have company from out of town or dont' feel like cooking, it pops up in my mind. I remember the first time I tried Houston's in SF. I was wandering around the

Pros: You can smell the smoke frm the grill as you park the car!

Cons: Having to wait for your food as your mouth waters

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Great food...had the halibut and it was perfect. Had a waiter that could have been more attentive, but that was the only thing that kept my rating from a 5.

3
★★★★★

Great food...had the halibut and it was perfect. Had a waiter that could have been more attentive, but that was the only thing that kept my rating from a 5.

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There were 4 of us for lunch for our first time, and it was the best, both food and service, there was always someone there to see if we needed anything, and our drinks were refreshed with another glass as soon as it was empty. We meet

3
★★★★★

There were 4 of us for lunch for our first time, and it was the best, both food and service, there was always someone there to see if we needed anything, and our drinks were refreshed with another glass as soon as it was empty. We meet

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This is not a super upscale place and they ask you to take off your hat in the dining room which is stupid. I agree with the other reviewer in that the hostess was not polite but more important our wait staff was less than interested in

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★★★★★

This is not a super upscale place and they ask you to take off your hat in the dining room which is stupid. I agree with the other reviewer in that the hostess was not polite but more important our wait staff was less than interested in

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Houston's has great Ribs! They have a great variety on their menu. A full bar. The atmosphere is nice. I have already recommended to friends and family.

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★★★★★

Houston's has great Ribs! They have a great variety on their menu. A full bar. The atmosphere is nice. I have already recommended to friends and family.

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EXTREMELY UPTIGHT HOSTESS AND MANAGER. Both are black and very uptight and stupid. And I am not against black people.\r
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The black hostess who looks like Condoleza Rice and who works on Friday night is extremely uptight. I am a man and

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★★★★★

EXTREMELY UPTIGHT HOSTESS AND MANAGER. Both are black and very uptight and stupid. And I am not against black people.\r
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The black hostess who looks like Condoleza Rice and who works on Friday night is extremely uptight. I am a man and

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i've dined at houstons only TWICE and i absolutely love it! The only thing i hated was that everytime I've been there it takes forever to get seated and its EXTREMELY dark inside!! It tends to get really loud when its busy.. but they were

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i've dined at houstons only TWICE and i absolutely love it! The only thing i hated was that everytime I've been there it takes forever to get seated and its EXTREMELY dark inside!! It tends to get really loud when its busy.. but they were

Pros: the food =) yum. & good place to drink at the bar with friends.

Cons: gets really busy and too dark inside.

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Packed on a Thursday night around 9pm, and were told 45 min wait by the friendly hostess, which was fine by us, since we weren?t quite hungry yet. Stood at the bar, cocktails while waiting. Half hour later we were seated down from the

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★★★★★

Packed on a Thursday night around 9pm, and were told 45 min wait by the friendly hostess, which was fine by us, since we weren?t quite hungry yet. Stood at the bar, cocktails while waiting. Half hour later we were seated down from the

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Houston's has great ambience and great food, but expect to wait for about an hour if you plan to go there on a weekend night. You can make reservations for small parties, so I suggest that. The good is pricey, but good. I highly recommend

3
★★★★★

Houston's has great ambience and great food, but expect to wait for about an hour if you plan to go there on a weekend night. You can make reservations for small parties, so I suggest that. The good is pricey, but good. I highly recommend

Pros: Good food, good ambience

Cons: Parking and long wait.

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Whenever my parents come to town, it is a dilemma. They are the small town, salt of the Earth types who want straighforward dishes served in a comfortable setting. Most of the SF restaurants I love are too small and too chi-chi for their

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Whenever my parents come to town, it is a dilemma. They are the small town, salt of the Earth types who want straighforward dishes served in a comfortable setting. Most of the SF restaurants I love are too small and too chi-chi for their

Pros: Great atmosphere

Cons: The meters nearby! 25 cents only gets you 7 minutes, so bring lots of change.

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I try to come here once every few months. It starts with the friendly hostesses and well-trained service, then there's waiting for your table, either outside with a drink and warm fireplace, or inside at the bar at cozy tables. The seating

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I try to come here once every few months. It starts with the friendly hostesses and well-trained service, then there's waiting for your table, either outside with a drink and warm fireplace, or inside at the bar at cozy tables. The seating

Pros: ambience, food. they brought back the casual black attire for the waitstaff!

Cons: occasionally overly young nervous female waitress

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I'm a vegetarian and was in San Francisco in Jan 2005 loooking for a veggie burger. Heard good thing's about Houston's so wandered down one night at around 7.30....only to find the placve packed. The young waitress told me that teh wait

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★★★★★

I'm a vegetarian and was in San Francisco in Jan 2005 loooking for a veggie burger. Heard good thing's about Houston's so wandered down one night at around 7.30....only to find the placve packed. The young waitress told me that teh wait

Cons: busy - need to book if dining around 7ish

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Great restaurant with a good bar scene. Hey the outside patio isn't bad either. The food at Houston's is always top notch and the portions are generous. You might be interested to know that they don't charge a corkage fee! That's big

3
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Great restaurant with a good bar scene. Hey the outside patio isn't bad either. The food at Houston's is always top notch and the portions are generous. You might be interested to know that they don't charge a corkage fee! That's big

Pros: great servers who all work together, bar, food

Cons: parking can be a bit of work

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We tried to go here for lunch but were refused because only 3 of our 4 were present, even though it was quiet and there were many empty 4-spot tables. Hostesses refused to budge, flying in the face of common sense, blindly adhering to

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★★★★★

We tried to go here for lunch but were refused because only 3 of our 4 were present, even though it was quiet and there were many empty 4-spot tables. Hostesses refused to budge, flying in the face of common sense, blindly adhering to

Pros: Food looked good

Cons: Surly hostesses

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Those are a few word I would use to describe Houston's. I've been going there for over 6 years and consisently get great food.
Spinach Dip- Perfect
Prime Rib Sandwich- Awesome
The Ribs- Fall off the bone tender
Drinks- a little pricey but

3
★★★★★

Those are a few word I would use to describe Houston's. I've been going there for over 6 years and consisently get great food.
Spinach Dip- Perfect
Prime Rib Sandwich- Awesome
The Ribs- Fall off the bone tender
Drinks- a little pricey but

Pros: Outside wood fire, Consistancy, Great Food

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Went for lunch on Sunday. Good steak, artichoke appetizer was great. Nice little place. Definitely recommend it. Nice selection at the bar. Nothing bad to say about it. I ordered the filet mignon which was very good but I also tried

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★★★★★

Went for lunch on Sunday. Good steak, artichoke appetizer was great. Nice little place. Definitely recommend it. Nice selection at the bar. Nothing bad to say about it. I ordered the filet mignon which was very good but I also tried

Pros: Service, Bar, Filet Mignon

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I went to Houstons last night for dinner. I have been going to Houstons for many years. The Houstons in SF is by far the worst I have ever been to. The wait staff is rude and fake. And they are not even good at pretending they like you.

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★★★★★

I went to Houstons last night for dinner. I have been going to Houstons for many years. The Houstons in SF is by far the worst I have ever been to. The wait staff is rude and fake. And they are not even good at pretending they like you.

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I was here a couple of months ago for dinner with my parents and we got lucky with getting seats quickly. The restaurant was extremely noisy but it would be a cool place for happy-hour. I had the ahi tuna salad and was delighted with the

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I was here a couple of months ago for dinner with my parents and we got lucky with getting seats quickly. The restaurant was extremely noisy but it would be a cool place for happy-hour. I had the ahi tuna salad and was delighted with the

Pros: Happy Hour, Ahi Tuna Salad

Cons: Steak, Too Noisy

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First of all they don't let you make reservations, once you get there you have to wait 30 minutes to an hour plus. I've tride this place more than once hoping for better results. It's really not worth it. The waitress' take forever to take

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★★★★★

First of all they don't let you make reservations, once you get there you have to wait 30 minutes to an hour plus. I've tride this place more than once hoping for better results. It's really not worth it. The waitress' take forever to take

Pros: NOTHING, NOTHING, NOTHING

Cons: WAIT, SERVICE, COLD FOOD

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very friendly bar staff. Food was decent. Prices are a little high for burgers. Well prepared. Ditzy matre dee. Good place to hang with friends. Kinda put off the last meal; hamburger was full of ground up bone meal.

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★★★★★

very friendly bar staff. Food was decent. Prices are a little high for burgers. Well prepared. Ditzy matre dee. Good place to hang with friends. Kinda put off the last meal; hamburger was full of ground up bone meal.

Pros: bar staff, average wine list

Cons: no reservations, maitre dee

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The girls of Houston's are so beautiful. Our waitress was not only hot, she was witty, and she was surrounded by other good-looking staff members. The food tastes great. The sashimi salad is light and tasty. The restaurant is famous for

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★★★★★

The girls of Houston's are so beautiful. Our waitress was not only hot, she was witty, and she was surrounded by other good-looking staff members. The food tastes great. The sashimi salad is light and tasty. The restaurant is famous for

Pros: good-looking staff, great ribs, big drinks

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There are lots of places to find a great meal in San Francisco, but Houston's is one of my top choices. I continue to have memorable dining experiences at this upscale, casual restaurant nestled on the Embarcadero across from Pier 33.

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There are lots of places to find a great meal in San Francisco, but Houston's is one of my top choices. I continue to have memorable dining experiences at this upscale, casual restaurant nestled on the Embarcadero across from Pier 33.

Pros: Service, Patio Seating, Ambience

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While a nice place to meet and play with the yuppie crowd, some of the prices are out of line. The beer selection is rather small and overpriced (the wine selection is rather blah), and the ribs are insane ($26!!!??!). If you want the

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★★★★★

While a nice place to meet and play with the yuppie crowd, some of the prices are out of line. The beer selection is rather small and overpriced (the wine selection is rather blah), and the ribs are insane ($26!!!??!). If you want the

Pros: BBQ, Chili, Burger

Cons: , Parking is a pain, Crowded

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Lunch-June 12th-The salmon starter was great. The hamburger was tasty. The frites were frightful. The 1st batch were limp. Tried again-the 2nd batch were overcooked aka burned. I think the cook got mad- reference batch no. 1. The

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★★★★★

Lunch-June 12th-The salmon starter was great. The hamburger was tasty. The frites were frightful. The 1st batch were limp. Tried again-the 2nd batch were overcooked aka burned. I think the cook got mad- reference batch no. 1. The

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You'd never know Houston's was a national chain by the way they do things. Grilled artichokes are a meal in themselves with great dipping sauce. Knife and fork ribs = out of this world ... and MUST be ordered by any serious meat eater. The

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You'd never know Houston's was a national chain by the way they do things. Grilled artichokes are a meal in themselves with great dipping sauce. Knife and fork ribs = out of this world ... and MUST be ordered by any serious meat eater. The

Pros: Great service, outstanding ribs, spacious

Cons: , pricey

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I'm not a big fan of pork chops. They're always dry, chewy...tasteless. Then, in an attempt to order something other than my usual ribs (which are great here too), I ordered the chops. They were FABULOUS. I wanted to take my time and savor

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★★★★★

I'm not a big fan of pork chops. They're always dry, chewy...tasteless. Then, in an attempt to order something other than my usual ribs (which are great here too), I ordered the chops. They were FABULOUS. I wanted to take my time and savor

Pros: pork chops

Cons: parking

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I've been going to Houston's for about five years now. I've never been disappointed. The decor is nicely done; I especially like the ceiling lights that look like artichokes, intentionally or not. The service is attentive and friendly.

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I've been going to Houston's for about five years now. I've never been disappointed. The decor is nicely done; I especially like the ceiling lights that look like artichokes, intentionally or not. The service is attentive and friendly.

Pros: comfortable booths, good quality food, friendly staff

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The french dip. Its all about the french dip.

The service is fantastic, the prices reasonable, the patio absolutely key (and rarely crowded). Even for non meat eaters in what is essentially a steak house, they have a large assortment of

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The french dip. Its all about the french dip.

The service is fantastic, the prices reasonable, the patio absolutely key (and rarely crowded). Even for non meat eaters in what is essentially a steak house, they have a large assortment of

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Stopped in for a work lunch with 12 people and was promptly seated in two large, red leather covered booths. Started off with the spinach dip/chips which is always good. I followed up with my favorite, the great barbecued ribs and

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Stopped in for a work lunch with 12 people and was promptly seated in two large, red leather covered booths. Started off with the spinach dip/chips which is always good. I followed up with my favorite, the great barbecued ribs and

Pros: Great Service, Emphasis on meats

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Whatever happened to good, classic food getting the respect it truly deserves? Lumping Houston's into the "chain" category is an insult. While there may be multiple locations, Houston's cannot be compared to an Applebee's or an Outback

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Whatever happened to good, classic food getting the respect it truly deserves? Lumping Houston's into the "chain" category is an insult. While there may be multiple locations, Houston's cannot be compared to an Applebee's or an Outback

Pros: delicious food, friendly staff, cool decor

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It's not exactly a SF dining experience, but they prepare their grilled meat and fish well. Few of my friends ordered the vegetable platters and found it unexpectedly tasty and good as well. It was just a tad bit on the oily side.

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It's not exactly a SF dining experience, but they prepare their grilled meat and fish well. Few of my friends ordered the vegetable platters and found it unexpectedly tasty and good as well. It was just a tad bit on the oily side.

Pros: grilled meat, service

Cons: limited menu items

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Superb! I haven't had GREAT food in a while, so I was extremely happy leaving Houston's! Perfect baby back ribs that slide off the bone, hence its name "knife and fork" baby back ribs...crispy thin french fries, flavorful rotisserie

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Superb! I haven't had GREAT food in a while, so I was extremely happy leaving Houston's! Perfect baby back ribs that slide off the bone, hence its name "knife and fork" baby back ribs...crispy thin french fries, flavorful rotisserie

Cons: expensive

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The ribs, the chicken poppers & onion blossom! mmmm! I was a vegetarian for 10 years and when I started to eat meat Houstons was my first stop. If I go back to being a vegie I can always have their bbq vegie burger --one of the best I've

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★★★★★

The ribs, the chicken poppers & onion blossom! mmmm! I was a vegetarian for 10 years and when I started to eat meat Houstons was my first stop. If I go back to being a vegie I can always have their bbq vegie burger --one of the best I've

Pros: great service, the food --yum, the wine

Cons: must drive there, a chain, pricey

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Who'd have thought you'd have a fantastic veggie burger in a chain steak joint? Mine was prepared perfectly and it will definitely fill you up. If you're carnivorous check out the ribs. They fall off the bone and are cooked to perfection.

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Who'd have thought you'd have a fantastic veggie burger in a chain steak joint? Mine was prepared perfectly and it will definitely fill you up. If you're carnivorous check out the ribs. They fall off the bone and are cooked to perfection.

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: No reservations

 

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