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Hillstone Midtown

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153 E 53rd St, SW 54th & 3rd, New York City, NY 10022-4611
+1 212-888-3828
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Mexico City, Mexico
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Hillstone is part of the Houston´s family. In fact this place used to be a Houston´s. They still have the best baby back ribs in the market. It is a trendy, nice decorated restaurant, where you can enjoy simple and delicious food. The menú is quite short, but everything on it is good quality and good tasting. I recomend: To... More 

Thank echerem2013
Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

one of the best cheeseburger ever with baked potato, great atmosphere and jazz music played in the background

Thank Aviad M
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

When I lived in NY, I visited Hillstone/Houston’s for a treat of spinach dip and ribs. This visit I brought my sister and 15-year-old niece to introduce them to my two favorite dishes. Initially, they both were reluctant to try to spinach dip. It doesn’t sound too appetizing on the menu. I challenged my niece that she couldn’t eat just... More 

Thank T H
Orlando, Florida
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234 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Great menu with freshly prepared and tasty food, including sushi. The menu offers a full array of sandwiches, salads and entrees.

Thank Sarahjay192
New York City, New York
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

My son took me to this restaurant and recommended the veggie burger...I was hesitant, as when I go out, I like to really enjoy my meal and try something different, but I went for it. And I was NOT sorry! Very flavorful, and surprisingly I ate the whole thing! Enjoy!

Thank Mdesmond
Normal, Il
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

This restaurant is sort of buried in the lower level of a nondescript office building, but definitely worth seeking out. We had the BEST service, great food, and live music in a romantic setting. We will make this a regular stop during our trips to NYC.

Thank NormalTripper
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

if you like a good bar for aperitif , meat dishes and bronis then yuo are right place friendly staf .( brinis before whit champagne sauce )

Thank frank b
Milan, Italy
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1,313 reviews
865 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

the menu changed, the whole place is much less interesting won't be back. the filet was nice but first of all in spite of an pentacle booking we were told to wait 15 minutes which turned to 25. then at the bar it took 10 minutes to get a drink, and the whole experience was not great, with that price... More 

Thank nicolas s
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

This restaurant is in my neighborhood. Often very crowded, especially on the weekends. The decor, the lighting and the general appearance of the restaurant are outstanding. Great place for a special occasion. The wait staff is by far the most professional, most attractive, most efficient of any restaurant where I've eaten. The menu is not as varied as I prefer... More 

Thank Johnny W
Brooklyn, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

I have no complaints about Houston/Hillstone. The only one I used to have is they take no reservations but the location I frequent in NJ has changed that. They even notify you via cellphone when your table is ready. I also love how you don't have to ask for much, not even a new drink or more water. Each and... More 

Thank Dee G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 E 53rd St, SW 54th & 3rd, New York City, NY 10022-4611
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-888-3828

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

Staying in Midtown

Neighbourhood Profile
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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