Hillstone, Houston’s, whatever you want to call it since it seems like they’ve renamed all of the Houston’s in NYC, Hillstone, — is an oldie, but goodie. This chain always has a reliable and straight-forward menu of burgers, sandwiches, steaks, crab cakes and all of that good stuff. They deviate from typical American cuisine with a sushi section, but I refuse to order from it. Why is that? Put it this way, their California roll starts at $13, which is just crazy to me. I’d rather spend my money on the more filling items like a bowl of spinach dip for $14, a hearty French dip sandwich for $19 or a rib-eye for $33 that lasted me for two meals. Look at my medium-rare steak and loaded potato in the picture above, they’re so purdy!
Sure the menu isn’t really anything special, but I love how I know when I go and eat there, I won’t be disappointed. Make this a go to stop when you don’t know what you want, but want to feel satisfied when you’re done with your meal. Word to the wise, make a reservation because they always get a huge after work crowd. The hostess will ALWAYS tell you that it’s a 20 minute wait. She lies.
7.5 out of 10
378 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010