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Hillstone Midtown

153 E 53rd St, SW 54th & 3rd, New York City, NY 10022-4611
+1 212-888-3828
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (41 reviews)
“spinach dip” (13 reviews)
“sushi” (39 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
153 E 53rd St, SW 54th & 3rd, New York City, NY 10022-4611
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going here for many years despite the long wait and high prices. Today we found out Thai steak noodle salad to be very different: smaller portion, no avocado, no cilantro and more noodles. Truly an economy version of a once excellent dish....More

Thank Schoonveld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long time fan of Houston’s and Bandera - in fact, seek out Hillstone Restaurants when we travel. Hillstone midtown was dissapointing - perhaps our expectations from their other properties was too high. Salad was good as expected. Ordered Ribs - if you are expecting the...More

Thank Doug D
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

I was visiting nyc for my bday weekend and this place was recommended by a local. My husband and I both had the ribs and the were wonderful! A taste like I’ve never had (and I’m from the south!) the coleslaw was very nice but...More

Thank A H
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Food was great. Service excellent, knowledgeable and interested Atmosphere great Not cheap but excellent value.

Thank Paul201960
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Had a late lunch early dinner. The French dip is unbelievable. The Spinach dip is one of the best the chips are made on site. I had the Hawaiian rib eye. Melt in your mouth. Perfect temperature. The overstuffed bake potato was a bit much...More

Thank Pete L
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

What a find!....from the friendly staff to the jazz band everything was superb!...the steak was to die for...cooked perfectly to my request...the ambiance was fab...would have given 10 star if possible...all seating is private booths...loved the whole experience...well done guys!

Thank fuengi
Reviewed 18 November 2017

I call it Houston's because that is the name of the place I'd been going to my whole life - they used to have a location on Long Island called 'Houston's' which is no longer in operation. Since its closing, I have been frequenting the...More

Thank SJMcGuire2
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Been here a number of times and I always enjoy myself. This time though I have deducted one star as the menu did not feels and clean and fresh as it has been, this time it looked a little n the heavy and stodgy side—but...More

Thank AndySW8
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Had lunch with friend at this location which is one of his favorites. Recognized the 3 way Chip Appetizer pictured above, that I have had before at the related Houstons Chain Restaurants. Had Chicken sandwich that was very tasty. Service was excellent and place is...More

Thank TIM B
Reviewed 25 October 2017

A friend who knows we are in NYC now wrote to me, saying that if we like ribs, we should visit this place... Well, we do like ribs, and therefore we took his suggestion without any hesitation. Due to some other plans, we came to...More

Thank Nir D
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
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Response from Xeanie | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they have music anymore you should call them.
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21 February 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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