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Hillstone Midtown

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had the Steak au Jus.. It was wonderful, beware drinks are 15.00 each inc. glass of wine.. Atmosphere was nice..

Thank bright0ngal
Brisbane, Australia
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187 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We entered a packed restaurant which is always a good sign ! Table service was prompt and found the Menu interesting with a Sushi selection as well as the main menu. The food was good and we also decided to have desert which was also a good choice. The long bar was also a feature and added to the activity... More 

Thank CharlieG_10
New Delhi, India
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to hang out - buzzing! Great atmosphere, service and food. The sushi at the bar is great.

Thank Jagat_Singh_1
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A truly enchanting bar and restaurant. I stopped by for relaxed cocktails with a friend. The bar staff are incredibly well trained and friendly. The cocktails were superb. Whilst they are not cheap, they are worth the money. The live jazz trio were fantastic. I am no real jazz fan, but it made for a wonderfully relaxing and captivating ambience.... More 

Thank ARealTravelReviewer
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we are in Manhattan, we go to Hillstone. It's the same restaurant group that has Cherry Creek Grill in Denver, Hillstone in Dallas, used to be Houston's in Chicago. The food is just as great, no matter which restaurant you are near! Always a lively crowd and atmosphere! Great quality for food and drinks!

Thank Leslie L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went because we were looking for some live jazz on a Monday night in the city. Hillstone provided just that. The Trio tonight in the bar was fabulous. Nice piano, solid bass player, and superb drummer. If you sit at a high table in the bar, you can only get appetizers and sushi. We ordered a beet and goat... More 

Thank Annie R
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Wonderful place that I was happy to return to with family under its new name (previously Houston's). Terrific atmosphere, just slightly dark, with comfortable cozy booths, great jazz trio playing, nice service, and delicious food. The tortilla soup was delicious and the burger and big serving of fries were perfect. The prices were in line with this level of establishment... More 

Thank Harry K
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Although it's deemly lit, this place is quite comfortable & relaxing. I had the the best hamburger ever there. I like my burgers well done which is not the best choice for a juicey burger. However, my burger was the perfect size & the juiciest burger I've ever had anywhere hands down! Yes the place is pricey, but it's well... More 

Thank Linda R
Victoria, Canada
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We had reservations for 5:15 pm on a Friday night. Three of us ordered the fall-off-the-bone ribs. The ribs usually come with shoestring fries and creamy coleslaw so I ordered that but not without asking if the kale salad was any good. Our server Mikael said it was a nice salad. The ribs came and all was good but then... More 

Thank divingisfun2016
Haifa, Israel
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The atmosphere at the place is nice, live band, live music. The food is amazing, we ate sushi, sashimi, filet mignon, a great tropical salad and a burger -we were 6 people all together We loved it all, everything was extremely tasty!

Thank Haifaaliyah

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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