Hilltop Restaurant and Herb Garden

4.3
19 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Located within The Retreat at Artesian Lakes resort and conference center, one hour north of downtown Houston, Hilltop is open for dinner Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The main dining room overlooks a lake and the woods beyond it, two private rooms are available for events, and the adjacent herb garden provides a gorgeous setting for weddings. Special events include Valentines and New Year's dinner, and Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and Thanksgiving lunch buffets. Reservations are required at 832-397-4008.
Weekend Lovers Packages at the resort include all weekend meals plus breakfast and a picnic basket on Saturday.
What 19 people are saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Elle
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They closed without informing me and cancelled my reservation. We showed up expecting a nice steak dinner after a long day of hiking and fishing only to discover the place was dark and empty. We were staying in a cabin with limited food that we had packed and had no backup plan. Its not like we could just go somewhere else, in the middle if nowhere. My family was extremely disappointed!

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TimD
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations on a Friday at 6:15. Wasn’t crowded at all but filling up when we left. It’s very relaxing and beautiful there. Would definitely recommend it!

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Patricia
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The Hilltop Restaurant needs to update their website to advise you they no longer have the Friday night Seafood Buffet.

The food was very good, however, they really need to hire some additional wait staff as now that they must provide food service, they do not have sufficient staff to support all of the guests who now must be served.

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ElizabethH
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I miss the buffet and was very disappointed that the bread pudding ran out. Our waitress had too many tables. More waitresses or having some of the others do more would help.

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Since their chef left and the new one came they are not having the seafood buffet and that was not on their website. They had a menu with each of the buffet items on it but the problem was you had to buy each one separately. I will not go back

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John
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the New Orleans Seafood buffet. Every dish was well prepared and seasoned just right. The lake front setting to the dining room made it even better.

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vipJohnF
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WORTH THE HOUR DRIVE!!!! Love that Place- Great for date night with my lovely wife.

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SusanJ
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! The place is beautiful in a very calm, romantic setting on the water. The service was outstanding! But the real surprise was the food! BEST buffet meal we’ve ever had! Fresh salads, fresh HOT entrees, numerous choices, exquisite desserts! Will go back again - and again - and again, well, you get my point.

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GlenC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Service, food quality and atmosphere. We took my parents for there 60th wedding anniversary and they really enjoyed it.

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SharonG
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We live close but have never eaten here. We will definitely be back. Great food and love the scenery out the dining room windows. So peaceful.

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AmberM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family has dined here on numerous occasions and we are always amazed by how good the food is!

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GlennS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It us cLean and nice and the food was hot and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

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EddieE
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

we live fairly close but have never just gone out to eat dinner there. the pricing compares to the same caliber of food you would get in a Houston restaurant without the drive and traffic. The shrimp remoulade shocked me. I may have eaten a better bite before but I cannot remember when and was not expecting it from this restaurant. I expected good food but not like this. If someone will send me a text every time it is on the menu I will be there. it was that good! The rest of the meal was delicious, but I was literally in shock after the first course.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We did not get to enjoy the the view from our window table since it was already dark. Would suggest going during daylight. The food was good except the crawfish ettoufee . Need new recipe.

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Njsb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My husband and I went for anniversary dinner on Seafood night. The table we had was quiet, the room was romantically lit and although we were sat by people, it was still very private. The staff was friendly and attentive even though this specific day was self serve. We were dressed well but some people were casual, either dress fit in. I recommend it and we are splanning to go back.

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vipMarine69
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had our first visit to the Hilltop restaurant tonight . We were looking forward to the 3 course meal that is served on Saturday nights as shown on Open Table but because they had a very large party it was buffet only. I have to say the food was excellent. Everything was very fresh. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly as well as the other staff we encountered . The view of the water is beautiful and we enjoyed walking around the grounds after our meal. Looking forward to visiting again soon!

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vipHoustonDinners
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We enjoyed this restaurant 30 years ago when it was a new popular venue. This time, it made us feel like we had stepped back in time.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You have to go at least once! Food is excellent. Would love to see in daytime the outside part.

FAQs

Hilltop Restaurant and Herb Garden is rated 4.3 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.