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2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-0623
+1 949-833-0977
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful atmosphere, California Casual with a Business attire flare. The server was Friendly, professional, quick and perfect. Perfect for the "Corporate World". ...Although tasty, The Food doesn't fit the FLARE.... bill didn't match the Food!!! Great for Appetizers & drinks, I suppose...

Thank Kerstinpocock
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would not say this was $$-$$$!! More like $$$$+. Although good, was unexpectedly pricey for a family. Almost walked out but hubby would have been embarrassed.

Thank Shop T
Scottsdale, Arizona
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come here whenever we are nearby! Came for lunch this time. Great primrib sliced thin with horseradish! Yum

Thank 583russa
Newport Beach, California
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is what all "corporate restaurants" should follow if they want to succeed!!! Exception food and service at all their different operations!! Well run operations!!!!

Thank TADwight
The O.C., California
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271 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good. The service is friendly. Visit there often with another couple. THEY WILL NOT TAKE A RESERVATION FOR MORE THAN A PARTY OF 4. Do they not like large bills that are generated by large parties? I do not understand that philosophy. We went down the street to the Daly Grill with a party of 10. We... More 

Thank TravelAgentDave
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, service and atmosphere. This is a very modern, higher-end restaurant, with a great menu.

Thank CHG1008
Irvine, California
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123 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

In the past service has always been rushed. That has seemed to slow a bit. Over the years the menus has evolved into an range of dishes from Sushi to Steak and fish in between all served with gear sides. Not a real good place for kids but a excellent place to have good wine great dinner. Price is up... More 

Thank James S
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I find Houstons to be an upscale restaurant with an easy, relaxed atmosphere, the food is wonderful with a special tip of my cap to the Babyback Ribs. They are to die for...Honestly! The bar makes a great drink and I have found the servers to be fun and professional. I just like the ambiance of this place and I... More 

Thank Tom V
Rhode Island
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is my second meal here at the bar while traveling solo for work. Both meals have been delicious. It is lively and social without being a pickup scene or creepy. Great energy and people-watching. I will definitely be back again!

Thank tripgirl123
Irvine, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Good news is that food is very good. I ordered Hawaiian rib-eye and it tasted very good and was cooked just as ordered. Bad news is that the servers are quite aloof, bordering on arrogance. When the plates came out, the server basically threw them on our table and walked away. For a restaurant that serves steaks in their price... More 

Thank SSY1227

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-0623
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-833-0977

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?