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Houston's (Santa Monica, CA)

Upscale Restaraunt serving American classic food.

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I Would Love to Eat Here Everyday

  • Nov 12, 2009
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First of all, the inside of this place is UH-MAY-ZING. The interior was very nicely designed with a great amount of dark lumber. The lighting was comfortable and the music gave good ambiance, and there was just the right amount of background noise for a date.

I made reservations for this place a few days in advance. When we got to the restaurant, I told them my name, and they looked me up. We still had to wait for about 10 minutes, which I didn’t like. However, this was the only bad part of this experience.

The food here was SO GOOD!!  We ordered spinach and artichoke dip to start with and it came within 10 minutes, which was awesome because I was starving! Our server was also very good, coming around every few minutes to check on us and our cocktails.

For dinner, we both ordered the filet special and the steaks were about the size of a small cat and cooked perfectly. I got a loaded baked potato, which was perfect, and my date got the fries which were also very good. There was no way we were able to order dessert because we were SO FULL.

After our meal, the waiter cleaned our table of the plates and handed us steaming hot and damp clothes to clean our hands. When the bill came, it was up in the triple digits, but for what we got (including many cocktails) it was definitely worth it.

I recommend this restaurant to anyone, especially for a very nice date.
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November 18, 2009
there's one in Pasadena... I should try it out sometime. I heard it was really good
November 14, 2009
I've been to Houston's once but I can't remember what the food was like, probably because of too many drinks. I will have to do a sober night there soon. Great Review!
November 13, 2009
I'm not a fan of Houston's since it's not a great vegetarian place, but it was a great review.
November 13, 2009
did you know that houston's has smoked salmon as an off menu item that they actually smoke themselves. they give it to you with little crustinis. dude, who is this kevin that eats steaks and loaded baked potatoes. i don't even know you anymore.
November 13, 2009
dude, it was a date. i can't really have lettuce on a plate in front of someone. I do that all week so i can look nice FOR THE DATE. hahah
November 12, 2009
Mmmmm, the spinach and artichoke dip is one of my favorite starters to order at Houston's!  My definite guilty pleasure :)  I don't venture out to Houston's too often though since the one in SF is out of my way, so I stock up on Trader Joe's Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip, which is almost just as good.  I'll have to remember to try their baked potato and fries.

By the way, leave room for dessert next time and order their sundae! ;)
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202 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401-1202
(310) 576-7558
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Address: 202 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90401-1202
Phone: (310) 576-7558

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