1550 Rosecrans Ave Ste A, Manhattan Beach, CA | Directions 9026633.901340 -118.386398
Shortcake is the best – I literally would go to Houston's for the Strawberry Shortcake alone, it is phenomenal.
This is a great restaurant, it has a fantastic ambiance and the staff are efficient and friendly. They have a great selection. I have been on a few very memorable dates here with my partner, it is our favorite restaurant.
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.
Take Out Arrogance – What a disappointment when it comes to take out. The wait is often long so I called for take out and was told by a sugary sweet voice that I was more than welcome to order take out while I wait at the bar. Clearly a ploy to sell drinks not food. When I followed the voice's directions after being assured that the wait for take out once ordered would only be "9 or 10 minutes" and I complained after 20 minutes-no sympathy, just a smile. No thanks!
great ribs – I really like Houstons. The fact that the food is so consistent and that the value for the meat is so good keeps me coming back. My favorites are the ribs and the filet. My boyfriend loves the Tbone. We also always get the strawberry shortcake when it is in season. I also like the decor- it gives off a little bit more of an east coast vibe and is cozy. The service is always friendly too. A definite recommendation.
good service, good food, a little expensive – went to houstons a few times this year and it's always good food with good service. the menu is small but what they have they do well and that includes the sushi. while i'm not sure why it's on the menu i tried some as an appetizer one night and it was awesome..go figure, i'll take it.
the food is a bit expensive. dinner for two with a drink each and an appetizer will easily be over a hundred. steaks are close to $30.00 and most entrees are about $20 otherwise.
there were some mistakes with the service last time i was there but the wait staff was professional and took care of it immediately.
i'll eat there again in a couple months, and if it were less expensive i'd be eating there every week!
Food is good but cannot afford – The food is so good but the price is expensive . I love the filet miguont , ceasar saled is just ok.
Terrible Food!! – Went to Houston's for our Anniversary last night, I remember this place had really good food! We ordered Cesar salad (which was the biggest joke). They brought us a salad with cheese "clusters" not shredded cheese and to top that off there was "oil" all over this salad that had "NO" cesar taste to it what so ever. We looked at the menu and "laughed" when we saw "Sushi"? What the heck! So my wife orders Salmon and has to order a baked potatoe she gets her food which is supposed to have stemmed vegtables with it, no vegetables. I order the Ribs, out comes the thinnest set of ribs I've ever seen. Not like they used to have, these things were thin, tasteless, and dried out. I make better ribs than they do! So I'm having my meal and a bus boy comes by and takes my plate while my head is turned towards my wife and he doesn't even ask me if I was done yet? How rude! Menu- is a joke & it is limited to just a few things. Service was ok except for the bus boy. Food- Is definitly not worth the money you pay! I feel sorry for Houstons, it use to be a good place to go and good food. This is what they need to do to get back into the relm of a successful resturant again: First- Get rid of the chef's you current have. Second- Get back to basics again with your menu and your ribs that use to be great! People want good food! Thrid- Take Sushi off the menu, get real! Fourth- Dark hallways to your bathroom & I don't need a TV in the mirror in front of me when I'm releiving myself in the urinal-LOL!! What a joke!! GO BACK TO BASICS AND THE PEOPLE WILL COME. I'll NEVER SET FOOT IN HOUSTONS AGAIN!!
DO NOT EAT HERE – My husband and I went here to celebrate our anniversary. The only reason we came here is because we had a gift card, otherwise we wouldn?t have chosen this restaurant. We made reservations well in advance and confirmed them a few days before, yet we still ended up waiting over a half hour to be seated and the hostesses were very rude about it. The food was mediocre at best. We were pressured into ordering an appetizer even though I really wasn?t interested in one. The salad was awful. Don?t order the Caesar, because it tastes nothing like a Caesar should; it tasted like a Chinese salad. The steak was okay, but way under cooked from what I ordered. To top if off, they wouldn?t accept our gift card. They claimed that it had already been redeemed, but it hadn?t. Instead of accepting the mistake, the manager basically implied that I was a liar. I will never eat at this restaurant again, and I hope you won?t either. This was the worst experience I have ever had at a restaurant in my life.
Still good but not what it once was – I used to go to Houston's ALL the time, and by ALL the time I mean at least once or twice a week. Back in the day, Houston's was a great value. Unfortunately, times have changed. The prices have gone up sharply and the portions have gotten smaller (i.e. hamburgers that are smaller than the buns, soup bowls filled up half way, etc.) In their So Cal locations, they seem to be pushing sushi now more than their BBQ classics (disappointing to a meat lover like myself.) Their meats, all grilled over hardwood, are as tasty as ever. But with steaks costing $30 or more, there are better places in town. Houston's still has the best ribs in town (Danish baby backs so tender you eat them with a knife and fork) and the best Texas Firehouse Chili I have found (Saturday's only). FYI, you can now avoid a long wait at dinnertime by making advance reservations.
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