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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DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

B
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KE
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

AG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent experience. The food was superb.

T
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening. Waiter was very attentive and pleasant.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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

CA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

EM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner celebrating another wedding anniversary!!

HC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My colleagues and our customer were very happy with the experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great!! Service food and drinks were amazing!

CK
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

As always, great food. Waitstaff was warm & friendly. However, I ordered a set of sides to-go when I placed my main order, and when the meal was over, I noticed they forgot to include the sides with the other "doggie bag" food left over from our meal. When I pointed it out, they set to work immediately to complete the order. We had already settled a bill that was several hundred dollars, but the $20 in sides was not part of the original bill. I was pretty disappointed to have been charged for my inconvenience that resulted from their oversight. I pointed out my disappointment as I paid the bill. They took the money and didn't even bother to send a manager over to apologize for the mistake or it delaying our departure. I'd expect that kind of service from a fast food chain (well, not "expect it" - most of them would actually make it right... but I would "understand it"), but for a fine dining establishment, this kind of service is well below par. I hope their management sees this review and educates its staff on more appropriate handling of situations such as these.

SB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a most wonderful experience.

MI
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent!
We are beer drinkers and found the beer menue disappointing. No classic Pilsner or Lager. Only fancy IPAs and English ales. Out of 18beers there was not much for German taste buds. The competition at Mastros and Steak48 has a better selection on beers.

LW
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Our waiter Larry did an excellent job with suggestions & wine pairings. Great dinner for a special occasion.

RE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Been here many times but this time not happy with either of our steaks, Tough and not the normal quality we have received in the past.

BL
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner. Went early and had very few others in the restaurant. Worked perfectly!

TB
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Was somewhat disappointed as reviews indicated that an exceptional dining experience could be expected. Service was indifferent and we had to request spices (not on table) and bread that was never delivered. Both orders were for the filet mignon entree and one was very good and the other was a little grainy. Au gratin potatoes and brussel sprouts were very good.

All in all - we have had better service by far at Saltgrass and comparable steaks at a much better price. Gave Killen's a try anyway but probably will not go back. Didn't live up to the hype.

A
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

My food was over cooked but still good, it was almost well done. I also ended up sick all night as did the person I went with. We shared two desserts so I’m guessing that’s how we got sick.

HM
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I have been to Killen's Steakhouse for the last two years roughly on the same date celebrating a birthday. The same steak was ordered both times. The first time the steak was of very nice quality. This time the steak was sub-par. It makes me wonder if I ever want to return. The previous week, I ate at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak and the steak was of a much higher quality for a similar cut.

AD
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best steakhouse for miles upon miles. I'm very particular when it comes to steak and normally will not order restaurant steaks. I think I can grill them at home much better! When it comes to this place though, yes, bring me one of your yummy steaks, please! But it doesn't stop there, everything on the menu is top notch. A great place to take friends or loved ones for special occasions or just to indulge in heavenly food. Can't wait to come back!

MD
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

Vic & Anthony’s blew Killen’s out the water. Service we had was great, the guy was amazing! We went for our wedding anniversary, so we made a reservation, got there and they couldn’t find any reservation, and did nothing for us for the occasion. Even once we told the server why we were there. Not horrible by any means, just expect more when paying $150 for a meal.

DG
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary, as we arrived the hostess immediately greeted us and promptly took us to our table with a nice anniversary card from the Killens staff. Vanessa was our server and was excellent throughout our entire experience. It's nice to see such polished and professional service again. Food was spectacular as usual. Steaks cooked to perfection.

TC
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was outstanding! My steak did not rise to the standards I expected at Killen’s, but everything else did.

SN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Went to Killen’s to celebrate an employee anniversary. His Halibut looked fantastic. My dry-aged ribeye was way over-cooked. I ordered med-rare +. It was at least med-well+. I didn’t really have the chance to send it back as our waiter literally stood and talked to a nearby table for 15-20 mins. Seriously. I timed it...with his back to our table most of the time. My employee eats fast and he would have had to wait 30+ mins for me to get another steak and eat it. It was his night, not mine. Nobody stopped by to ask how our meal was or if the steak was cooked properly. I wouldn’t drive out of the way again to get an over-cooked steak at $100+ per person. Btw, the sides are huge. They really need a small or half order option so food isn’t wasted.

CA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, friendly staff! Enjoyed it and will come again.

F
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As first time guests the experience was excellent. We look forward to our next visit!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My birthday

k
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

DH
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Killen's is always good and always delivers. The food, ambience and service were fantastic. Daniel our waiter was outstanding.

OT
Corpus Christi
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Larry is the best server! What great looks like in service

AJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

This has to have been the most disappointing culinary "steakhouse" experience I've ever had aside from being served plastic in my food at Outback Steakhouse. I've eaten at Alexander's in San Francisco, The Cut in Beverly Hills, Peter Lugers in Brooklyn and so on. I can tell you that all of these fine establishments know the difference between a rare steak and a medium-well one...Killen's Steakhouse does not.

I ordered the $195 NY Steak Flight and what came out were four overly cooked pieces of quality meat. The meat was sourced well but whoever was in charge of the kitchen must have come from working at Outback Steakhouse the night before. Each medallion was cooked at different levels (anywhere from medium-well to well, even though I ordered them all rare). The general manager attempted to make it right by not even hesitating to take my plate back to the kitchen; but once again, the steaks came out less than par. They were all heavily over-seasoned and it was difficult to tell if I was eating a perfect cut of Waygu or eating a block of salt and pepper. Additionally, the other person I was eating with ordered a medium-rare filet which turned out to be well-done. Nine steaks in total that night. Zero were correct.

Overall, the waiters, bartenders, managers, and everyone around the restaurant were great but the reason we came to Killen's Steakhouse was for the food. I would never go here again nor world I recommend it to anyone who appreciates a real steak. Over a $400 bill and I feel like I could have got a better meal at Longhorn Steakhouse.

CJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

R
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservations were at 6:30 and we were seated at 6:30. Service was good foods delicious food great

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great nice place great food

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