Houston's - Memphis

4.6
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169 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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Houston's in Memphis is an upscale eatery serving steak, pasta and seafood. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and offers a full bar serving specialty cocktails. Established in 1983, the location features exposed wood beams and brick archways that add a touch of elegance to the meal. There's an outdoor patio that features fire pits and a koi pond.

Meals at Houston's can start with appetizers, which include spinach and artichoke dip, house-smoked salmon, chilled jumbo shrimp, sigmature soup and ciabatta cheese toast. The burgers on the menu are ground in-house, and sandwiches like the Gulf Coast style fish sandwich and French dip au jus are always flavorful. The house specialties at Houston's include the Cajun trout, rotisserie chicken, barbecue pork ribs, roasted Prime rib and the USDA Prime filet. Finish the meal with coffee and dessert selections like the five nut brownie and hot fudge sundae.

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Casual Dining
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American
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(901) 683-0915
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Business Casual
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4.6based on all time ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BM
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and his prom date has a great experience. They were very impressed!

V
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had not been to Houston's in years but this time the food was wonderful & there were good choices on the menu. Will definitely re-visit.

OT
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food wasn’t as great as it had been.. But the waitress was great

OT
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Houston's is always a favorite date nite restaurant! Food and Service is always excellent! We enjoyed our dinner, and our server! We feasted on Crab Cakes and Shrimp! Fabulous!

NS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the evening. The food was good but wine was a little overpriced.

OT
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! The staff were very kind and professional. We enjoyed the lighting and appearance of an intimate setting but the music was really loud.

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Exceptional service! Absolutely love this place

K
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my and my husband's first experience here after I've seen so many of my friends take their spouses and families. I absolutely loved it and would even go so far as to say it is a new favorite restaurant. It was nice to have a date night with just the two of us, and the servers at Houston's helped to make it very enjoyable. Our waitress was fantastic, the food was phenomenal. My only regret is not saving room for dessert.

C
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a wonderful experience. Caitlin went above and beyond to make our table extra special my nieces 21st birthday. Thank you, Caitlin!

OT
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I like and enjoy Houston's -- every time.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food are always on point. The staff are kind, friendly and courteous.

FS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A bit pricey, but the service and consistently great food helps make up for most of that issue. Prime rib is not always consistent in texture, but it is usually soft enough and, if we were truly upset, our wait staff person would take care of it promptly. We prefer not.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have always enjoyed the traditional salad. But lately it has gotten smaller and smaller and many ingredients have been replaced! Leave the salad alone !!!

LM
Memphis
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Houston's is always good for meeting clients for lunch. The service is good without being intrusive, the food is good and the spacing of the tables provides enough privacy for conversations. The noise level is moderate which is both good and bad. There is enough background noise to allow conversations to be private but sometime a little too noisy to allow for quiet conversation. Definitely on my "go-to" list for business lunch.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed spending time there for my sister's birthday. Our server, Jade was everything you'd want in a waitstaff, and then some!!!!

J
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have visited many times in the past. I wanted to celebrate early Valentines with my fiance since he has never been. It was busy, but with reservations we only waited 10 minutes . The food came out timely and was delicious

BM
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love it here!!! My special occasion favorite spot!!!

MS
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal as always!! One of our favorite spots.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always superb at Houston's; I'm never disappointed. Large portions and tasty. I love going to Houston's and glad they take reservations thru Open Table. There's always a crowd!

JH
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Houston's has been a favorite for years! My sister came to town and it was a must do lunch spot. We love the salads and impeccable service!

CM
Memphis
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was a little off which is unusual for Houstons. The service was amazing as usual.

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I believe my server name was ALLIE ! She was great and attentive

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated right at our reservation time at 7pm.
Food was excellent. And we had a new server - Leanna. She was great! Very knowledgeable and helpful

OT
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Houston's food and service are impeccable.

g
Memphis
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent as usual. Houstons Never disappoints

OT
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed. 2nd time in 18 days

EB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Being from Canada we try to get to a Houstons/Hillstone restaurant when ever we travel to the USA. Hands down the best ribs ever! We were disappointed that they didn't have the signature grilled artichoke appetizer but the food did not disappoint. Ribs in Memphis - you can't go wrong.

A
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I always enjoy the Prime Rib because it is usually tender and of excellent quality. This time it wasn't as tender and tasty as usual. A small serving of mashed potatoes and a large serving of broccoli were served on the side. The potatoes were OK, but the seasoning of the broccoli was strong and off-putting. The house salad that we began our meal with was nothing special. No bread is served at Houston's. My companion and I both had the same meal and our opinions were the same. For desert, we ordered the brownie and key lime pie. Both were delicious. I will return again for the Prime Rib in hopes that the same excellent quality as in the past will be served.

s
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patrick Rivers our waiter was amazing! We have had him before and he makes the dining experience very personable.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

unique ambiance

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San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We recently moved to Memphis from Texas & had never eaten at Houston'a since our town did not have. We were given a gift certificate from our neighbors & are happy to say what a delicious treat our meal was! We will definitely return SOON!

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Once we were seated everything was fine. Great server and good food. But I was quite disappointed that we had to wait 25 minutes after our reservation to be seated.

MG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matthew was the most amazing server. I've sat with him on two occasions and each better than the last. His vibrant energy and passion he delivers offers a relaxed enjoyable evening.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

They ran out of black eyed peas on New Year's Day...what is going on at Houston's these days? My friend sent her undercooked tuna salad back twice. We had to beg for a wine cooler to keep our champagne chilled. Service was amateurish at best. Reluctant to return any time soon

OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good as always. Service was surprisingly below par- a first experience for me. Had to ask a second time for condiments we had ordered and found the side serving for one of our dishes a bit meager. Again surprising. Hope this a one time experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It was an overall good experience, I'd definitely return

d
Memphis
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

I have been a customer of Houston's for 30 years and over that period of time the food offered and service given was always 5 star excellent quality. Over the last couple of years both have declined and unfortunately for me I think my New Years Eve dinner there will be my last. Shame on them for allowing their food and service to no longer be in accordance with their prices or ambience.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

My prime rib wasn't a good cut, had little flavor and my wife's filet was cooked perfectly but had no flavor. Service was perfect but the food did not merit the price. I don't mind paying for good food but I will not be back here.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Disappointing. The last two times I've been I've noticed the portions are much smaller than they used to be. We all ordered the Crispy Chicken Club Salad. I found only two very small chicken tenders in my salad as did my friends. Not a good value at $16. They've also done the same with the prime rib sandwich. Probably half the meat as it used to be.

s
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

It takes so long to get your check and pay. Food used to be SO much better along w/ service. It feels like they forget your table. It's also strange how there is a 45 min wait but so many empty clean and unclean tables open, maybe not enough servers? Every time we go b/c our youngest really likes the chicken fingers, we say we will not come back. Think this past visit is our final one.

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