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Houston - Yonge
Houston - Yonge
  • Address:
    33 Yonge Street
    Toronto, ON M5E 1G4
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown/ Financial District
  • Cuisine:
    Steakhouse
    Price: CAN$30 and under

Houston - Yonge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://yongedowntown.houstonresto.com
  • Phone: (416) 214-2207
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Joe Mercuri
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Houston Avenue Bar & Grill is located in the heart of Toronto's Financial District, making our facilities perfect for hosting clients as well as internal company functions. Our two private dining rooms are equipped with 42" LCD tv's with full AV capabilities. In addition, our extensive bar lounge and restaurant seating areas permit us to offer your next group gathering an unparalleled experience. From business meetings, to birthday parties, from formal dinners to cocktail receptions-you name it we host it!
  • Private Party Contact: Amanda Fuselli (416) 214-2207
  • Entertainment: Live DJ Wednesday,Thursday, and Friday evenings, starting at 5pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Yonge St. & Wellington St.
  • Public Transit: TTC - Houston Avenue bar & Grill is located one block south of the King St. subway stop on the Yonge line.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Underground parking is availible at 33 Yonge St. You will find the parking garage entrance on Scott St., immediately north of Front St. We offer parking validation from Monday-Saturday for guests entering the parking garage after 5:30 PM.

    Additional parking is located on Wellington St., or on the Esplenade( Green P)
A word from Houston - Yonge
As a proudly Canadian owned business, Houston Avenue Bar & Grill has a new attitude towards our food, decor, and our guests...We Take Your Fun Seriously!
Keeping up with the demands of the neighbourhood’s young professionals, our Yonge and Wellington location is leading the charge with a stylish and effortlessly classy decor, outstanding service from a dedicated brigade of friendly staff, and of course - exceptional food.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food was very good, but noise level was too high for our group. As well, our attendant told us we had no reservation even though we booked through open table. Fortunately there was room for us."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Food was just okay not great, service was adequate. Overall not very impressed with this restaurant. Not likely to return"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My wife and I tried Houston's summerlicious menu, mainly because they offered a 10oz steak on a $35 fixed price menu. I was not expecting much, especially since we have dined at more expensive steak house's like Jacobs and Harbor Sixty. However, we both found our meals to be amazing. I chose the tomato bonaccini salad, the 10oz steak, and bread pudding, while my wife tried the carpacio, ribs, and sorbet. The salad was one of the best I've ever had and the steak and ribs were very well cooked and delicious. The desserts were so-so, but we were both very full from the meal as well. I had a very positive experience at Houston, and would recommend everyone try it!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "All of the food tasted fantastic! I was just disappointed with the size of the dessert, a true "sliver" of cheesecake, which wasn't described to be that small. I expected more for $20 lunch"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This is our third vist to Houston for special occation and we always had a great time"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We received a gift card to this fine place from our friends who frequent it. We too were impressed with the location, fabulous staff and outstanding service. The food was divine and the drink list was amazing. We will for sure come back. Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We thought the food could be better, my chicken was so hard a steak knife couldn't cut through it, my friend ordered his steak medium rare got it medium well..so the food not so good, the service however was good our waitress apologetic, as was the manager he removed my chicken from the bill. I would give them another try in the future, maybe just an off night."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "WE ARRIVED @ 6PM FOR DINNER BEFORE AN 8 O'CLOCK SHOW The restaurant wasn't busy and we were seated promptly by a very friendly manager. WE RECEIVED OUR FOOD After 1 hour and then after dinner ordered coffee and dessert. The cold coffee came promptly and we waited for 20 minutes for dessert."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Recently went with a group of 9 people to celebrate my birthday. We had a wonderful time. The food was delicious. And the service was great. Will definitely be returning again."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Just a consistently terrible meal. Been there a few times and really no sense in going for anything other than drinks."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great steaks - I had the bone in filet mignon which was made exceptionally well. Service was a little slow in the beginning but picked up later on."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "For a restaurant in the financial district, this place had the worst service I have ever experienced. Took about an hour for our lunch to arrive and it wasn't even busy. Waitress forgot about us and when asked for salt we were brought an empty salt shaker! Not impressed and not returning!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Service could not have been more attentive for our group of 10. We requested a move to a table more comfortable for the 2 seniors in our group, and were cheerfully accommodated. Food good, and not overly salty, which is rare, even at fine dining establishments. Lively patio/bar scene. Very close to St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, and Sony Centre. Would recommend."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Nice to have the roast beef dip is back on the menu, but it was better last time it was offered. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Overpriced for very moderate food. More of a "meat market" for singles than anything else. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Asked for medium rare. It came out medium+ and a little dry. Still, the meet seemed like it had been frozen for a while - not fresh. Same with the veggie sides. Seemed frozen, not fresh."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Had steak here before a show in Front Street, service was excellent, good was very good. Very clean and good location. Great place for a nice dinner out."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The southeast Asian salad is not at all as described in the menu. No peanuts, no lemongrass and lime vinaigrette is a false. It contained only 2very small leaves of bib lettuce but contained a pile of cold udon noodles (yuck). bison burger was dry and burnt on top. When we commented on the salad the waiter apologized but after that never returned to our table except to bring bill. manager offered free dessert but ONLY lemon meringue pie which did not appeal to us. No other kind of dessert was offered. And he rudely suggested that we must not want any dessert since we seemed full (after eating only 1/2 my bad salad). Salad should have been comp'd as it was very clearly not what was described/ordered. Ambiance & goat cheese appie are good"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I was really surprised to see the renovation of Houston's. Before the renovation it was a nice alternative steak House to the Keg. I viewed it as an in between place that was nice but not pricey like hi End Steak Houses but not an Outback Steak House kind of restaurant. The new renovations has made the place a nice romantic, upscale, modern place to take someone special for a nice romantic dinner out with good quality food that won't break the bank. I would recommend this above any mid level steak House like Keg but still won't rival the Hi End Steak House's Like Hy's and Harbour Sixty in Toronto."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "great service, great food...very nice ambiance...... "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Excellent food ,excellent service. We will be dining here in the future. Would recommend to anyone"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Houston had great food, a wonderful atmosphere, and incredible service! The calamari was to die for!!! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "It was refreshing to have such prompt and courteous service in a downtown Toronto bar-type establishment. We had continuous attention, from the waitress taking the various orders from our group, to the clean-up staff tending to our table and finally when it was time to pay the bill (which can be a frustrating experience). Nicely done! Food was quite tasty (steak sandwich), good deals on drinks before 6pm and decent prices. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "With prices as high as Hy's or the Shoreclub, we expected good quality at a quieter ambience- as most Kegs are too busy omnSaturdays. On the contrary, steaks were overcooked (for me) or undercooked (for him) The sides are horrible - awful! Service was unattentive and distracted. I ordered a French wine and was served a Californian without notice of French one being discontinued! . It was waaay too bright in the dining lounge and ambience was just mot there. Will spend my $200 elsewhere. Will actively recommend friends and family against this restaurant. Will not be surprised if it doesn't survive 2014."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I ordered the steak and frites and asked for my steak to be medium well. This steak dish came with fries and vegetables. The fries were ok but the veggies and steak were awful. The veggies were greasy and tasted like stale oil. Eating the steak was like chewing rubber. The steak was completely tasteless and hard. The waitress did not offer fresh pepper or steak sauce both of which were badly needed."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "If you want to have some good eats this is a good place to start. Every dish had a flair to keep your mouth and taste buds asking for more. Only down side was the music. It was far to loud for us to conduct business with our client. . ."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I brought my boyfriend here for his 19th birthday and he loved it! Such a great place!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our server was delightful , had a great time, food was excellent"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Went to Houston's once for lunch and once for dinner. The food - for lack of a better word - sucked. We had the calamari and fish tacos. There are tons of other restaurants in the financial district that serve much better food, in a similar price range. For a couple bucks more, you can go to Canoe. Also, based on purely taste and quality of the food, you're much better off going to Irish embassy across the street or ANYWHERE else. How can you deep fry calamari and make it taste bland and mediocre? I don't know, but Houston has found a way. Would not recommend."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "You can't hold a conversation across a booth table. Definitely more of a bar-style ambience-wise. However, the food is pretty good."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I took my wife out for a birthday dinner. It was our first time since the renovations, and we were really impressed with what they did with the place. Great ambiance, service was first rate and the food was excellent. Only recommendation is to broaden the "non-steak" menu items, as I am the steak lover, and my wife would have liked a chicken breast dinner. Overall a wonderful night out!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I reserved room for 20 plus peole to have a get together and celebrate a friend's birthday party. we got the private room and had a great time and great service. We couldn't have asked for a better location or better service"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I expected a restaurant like Houstons in the states. Instead, I got a essentially a bar with noisy dj music. The food was surprisingly good given the scene but I would not return. Not for a relaxed dinner conducive to conversation. You have to shout over the dj's thumping music."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Excellent food and outstanding service. Would recommend to all my friends and co-workers."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I was very disappointed with the quality of food. Honestly a fast food place has better quality food for a lot less money."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The blonde hostess on valentines day was AMAZING. she was welcoming, accommodating and polite. Even though she was having the busiest night and others were giving her a hard time, she catered to my group's special request and did not show her stress at all. She is a perfect example of what the hospitality industry needs. The dj was playing great music, the server was extremely polite and professional and the food was outstanding. all in all my group had an amazing valentines day dinner and experience at houston."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was good, prices were fair. Nice restaurant with energetic feel."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The normally hip steak house has transformed itself suddenly. Instead of a great vibe or energy level, they have brought in a DJ and plenty of rowdy drinkers and too loud to even converse. I am ok with a good club scene but at 6:00 pm on a thursday evening?? likely would be better to set this off after 9:00 and not ruin peoples dinner. Not being an old cranky customer, simply, Houstons have forgotten what got them to be successful. Jazz it up a bit but don't forget about the dining experience. If the same atmosphere exists going forward, I likely won"t be back. I took three clients and was embarrassed the entire night. Should have just left."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I recently went to Houston for the last night of Winterlicious 2014. I had made a reservation for 7:30 and we were not seated until 8:10. I appreciated that they were quite busy but 40 minutes was a long wait time for somone who had pre reserved a table. The energy in the restaurant was great - good music was playing and there were lots of people there! I very much enjoyed my meal - the macaroni and cheese was delicious, my dinner pasta was pretty good and the dulce de leche cheesecake was DIVINE! The food took a while to come out but they were quite busy and our waitress was very apologetic which was nice. Other than the long wait times, I had a great experience eating at Houston and would go back again!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Everything was great. The waitress was really nice and did a great job. The food was great!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014