Killen's Steakhouse

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Certified Executive Chef Ron Killen has returned to his home town after training at Le Cordon Bleu and honing his culinary skills throughout the U.S. Our hand-cut steaks are cooked to perfection on a state of the art infrared broiling system that seals in the natural juices of the steak, creating a one of a kind “melt in your mouth” experience. All of our food is prepared fresh daily, using only the finest produce and freshest ingredients. Even our sinfully rich desserts are homemade and the only thing frozen in our kitchen is the ice cream! Come in and see what the whole country is talking about!
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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was great!!

NO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’m a fan of Killen’s and will be back. Food and service are great. Just a caveat—several recent reviews comment that the steaks are over cooked, and I must confirm. My daughter and I ordered our steaks medium and they were definitely medium well. I even asked if I needed to order medium rare and was told no. Everything else was great, but definitely keep this in mind in determining how to order your steak. It didn’t damage our evening or experience, but it’s definitely disappointing that this is the trend. The steaks are fairly expensive and the steakhouse has a good reputation—you’d expect them to be able to nail a key, yet basic, aspect like steak temperature. As I said, I will go back, but I will order medium rare to balance out this issue.

JW
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fabulous! Noisy, with a lack-luster waiter. Did I say the food was fabulous! Thank you.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 15 that dined for my dad’s birthday and it was wonderful. The food and service were great! Everyone enjoyed their steaks, pork chop, and delicious sides! They stored our birthday cake and brought it back out with plates and forks when we were ready. They even provided the candles! Definitely recommend for special occasions and everyday dining!

RG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not only was the filet outstanding but our server, Randy, was above and beyond in helping us select our entree and sides. He was attentive but not intrusive. Bravo.

N
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went here to celebrate my husband's birthday. Patrick was our waiter and he was polite and attentive. The food was superb. My husband got the 16 oz. Ribeye Steak and it was delicious, tender and moist. I got the Parmesan Chicken Breast and I loved it. They gave my husband a birthday card but we had to pay for his dessert, which was the Carrot Cake and it was very good.

LT
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food including the best sides and desserts in the Houston area.

SW
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Killen's. I accidentally booked us for the wrong day and your staff moved things around to fit us in so we could still celebrate my husband's birthday.

HT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best steaks that I have eaten👍What more can I say.

KW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I suppose if I had ordered a more expensive meal it might have been better.....but I really wanted Chicken Fried Steak and it was probably the worst I’ve ever had. It was tough and the breading was over cooked and completely separated from the meat. Others at our table ordered something more expensive and they didn’t complain. I also didn’t like that your wine menu was on an iPad.

BR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with my wife celebrating becoming Grandparents! This was our second visit to Killen's, and was just as wonderful as the first! Everything was top of the line. We will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dry aged New York strip steak ever.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience, from waitstaff attentiveness to food.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

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K
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Killen’s is always a big hit with my friends from out of town. We ordered the Wet Aged Filet Mignon, Dry Aged Ribeye and the Dry Aged New York Strip, Cream Corn and Grilled Asparagus. It was all delicious and my friends were very impressed.

Killen’s atmosphere is inviting and relaxing. We always leave in a better mood than we arrived in!

SD
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience- will return again and recommend.

M
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

This was our second trip to Killen’s Steakhouse and it was not any better than the first time. Our waiter was not attentive and service was poor. The dessert we ordered was not described accurately on the menu. We will not be returning.

HG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant. Great food and service. Would highly recommend.

JW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent food and service ragggggfhddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

SH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour as well as steaks and au gratin potatoes ...wine list was pretty pricey

OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a birthday dinner for my husband. Brian was our waiter and he was AWESOME! We really enjoyed our dinner & the ambiance.

CC
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt, Killen’s has the BEST steaks, and I was not disappointed. We wanted to watch the Astros, so we ate in the bar area, instead of the dining room. It was fun (even though they lost). Our waiter, Larry, was attentive and knowledgeable, and he made sure everything was perfect. I normally have the Japanese A5 Wagyu filet, but they didn’t have it. Larry suggested the A5 New York strip, he had the chef trim it the way I like, and I can honestly say it was fantastic, and I will order it again. My guest doesn’t eat meat and he went out of his way to make certain her meal was exactly what she wanted. The macaroni and cheese was the best. No one’s Carrot Cake is better than Killen’s, warm and topped with vanilla ice cream. Dining at Killen’s is always a treat.

SH
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Chad the manager was great. First time there. Will definitely go back. Food was very tasty.

AM
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 6 was served promptly and efficiently. The drinks and foods were all amazing. What a great place for a nice evening out.

GR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience3

Everything was good up until the ambulance showed up to wheel someone away, we were right next to them. It killed the mood. I understand it’s out of your control, but maybe a little discretion next time.

MG
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great steaks and service. Love the ease of making a reservation.

SW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & perfect ambiance! Killen’s Steakhouse is & always will be our favorite place to go for a special date night, Anniversary or birthday dinner!

DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have a such good time, thank you for all the good service and attention on details

B
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks and don’t leave without having the carrot cake-Best in Texas.

KE
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Killens--the food is excellent and the service is perfect. The menu is small but everything we've ever had has been wonderful.

JR
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We ordered 2 meals, 1 fish and 1 steak. The steak was ordered medium rare which was returned because it was overcooked. The fish was a little overcooked but I ate it anyway. By the time the manager brought out the steak cooked correctly, I was done with my meal and just had to sit and wait while my husband ate his steak. The manager stated that "they don't make the steak" and they all cook differently, which was a very disappointing statement since this is a steakhouse. The second steak was cooked to medium rare but was charred on the outside and had a burnt taste. We finally ended our evening with the server giving us 1/2 off the steak and a free piece of carrot cake but we left feeling disappointed about the entire visit. Although the food wasn't prepared right, the service was good.

PK
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While I may only come to Houston about twice a year, I always have dinner at Killen's on those occasions.
The food and staff are phenomenal!

t
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, a little noisy from the front bar area. Would definitely go again.

AG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience. The food was superb.

T
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a review, a comment...I was most appreciative of your attentive wait staff; however, we ordered bottled and was served by our primary waiter around the table prior to the wait staff coming by and pouring the carafe water into my drinking glass mixing the waters.
My suggestion is to keep the water bottle on the table even if it’s empty to indicate the type of water served.

MA
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The waitstaff was friendly and attentive without being obstructive. My wife ordered the Artisan Greens salad which she enjoyed. I ordered the Jumbo Crabcake which was really good, however It was served lukewarm and I found several pieces of cartilage which took away from the experience. We both ordered the Beef Wellington medium rare but one of the orders arrived medium. Their version of this plate is very good but we thought that they used too much sage which lessened the flavor of the smoked mushroom duxelles. Otherwise, it was very nicely done. We ordered the crème brûlée bread pudding and it was served beautifully. However, we decided not to eat it there and ordered a to go box. Once we got home we found out it was placed upside down in the box. This is nothing major but not what you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber and takes away from what could have an outstanding overall impression.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening. Waiter was very attentive and pleasant.

CA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food and ambience was excellent. I just wished the waiter had come around more often. It was long waits in between and we went early, before the crowd started coming in.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The food has gone down in value, taste and presentation. The ambiance of the restaurant does not match the price of the food.

EM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! Waitstaff so respectful and attentive. Love the background music. Best atmosphere.