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Hillstone Restaurant

New American Restaurant and American Restaurant · Downtown Boston
60 State St (at Congress St), Boston, MA 02109, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • Noon–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • Noon–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • Noon–2:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Formerly Houston's, Hillstone is committed to the same quality and service that has define Houston's for nearly 10 years. Hillstone offers the same beloved menu with some new additions as well.


Based on 212 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    Gregory N.
    "The absolute, indisputable, best French dip in the world."(4 Tips)
    Cindy l.
    "As a wise bartender once told me, get the nigiri and Thai tuna."(3 Tips)
    Jane D.
    "They have the best veggie burger hands down!"(11 Tips)
    Nicholas S.
    "The heavenly biscuits are indeed heavenly."(2 Tips)
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84 tips and reviews.

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  • burgers
  • sushi
  • heavenly biscuits
  • good for dates
  • steak
  • ribs
  • tuna
  • cozy
  • good for groups
  • desserts
  • french fries
  • lively
  • trendy
  • chicken
  • salads
  • fancy
  • spinach artichoke dip
  • family-friendly
  • cocktails
  • Free Cheesecake
  • Stuart K.

    Great burger!

    Stuart Kuntz · 2 weeks ago
  • Kaely G.

    Had to wait ~45min past our reservation for a table, but the food was delicious! Great sushi, spinach artichoke dip, and pork chop. They ran out of the ribs so they must be amazing.

    Kaely G · March 26
  • Mary S.

    Pretty tasty

    Mary S · January 31
  • Carl G.

    The vegetarian burgers are so wonderful here that it I often order one instead of the meat version.

    Carl Griffin · January 8
  • Jessica

    Ahi tuna! Also the sandwiches are huge! #shoestringfries

    Jessica · December 30, 2015
  • Cindy l.

    As a wise bartender once told me, get the nigiri and Thai tuna. Lesson: never doubt your bartender.

    Cindy lau · November 12, 2015
  • Matthew P.

    First time at Hillstone and loved it. Great spot for a date. Perfect lighting and acoustics. The ahi tuna and chicken sandwich were amazing.

    Matthew Pires · October 6, 2015
  • Wylie F.

    Pretty tasty veggie burgers.

    Wylie Fisher · October 1, 2015
  • Minas L.

    Here I ate the most amazing and delicious california rib eye steak. Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Boston!

    Minas Lixos · September 6, 2015
  • Sofia U.

    Typical american, affordable considering the area. Burgers!!!!

    Sofia Uz · April 20, 2015
  • Wassel M.

    The California role is amazing and different than any that I've tried

    Wassel Mohammed · April 2, 2015
  • Brett

    Thai tuna sushi roll. Has macadamia nuts- very amazing

    Brett · March 20, 2015
  • Larry D.

    They need to bring back the heavenly biscuits!

    Larry Doherty · January 29, 2015
  • Kristina D.

    Tawny port...large pour, great price. Swanky ambiance/lighting. Great for date night!

    Kristina Deveau · January 1, 2015
  • Nora M.

    The food here is really good - great burgers and sushi which is a good combo. Love the tuna Thai roll!

    Nora McMahon · December 6, 2014
  • Volker F.

    Ask for the Apple Walnut Cobbler.

    Volker Fränkle · October 14, 2014
  • Munira

    Great cheese burger and don't miss their Spanish nachos

    Munira · September 28, 2014
  • Alexandra M.

    Ask for Victoria to be your server!

    Alexandra Mottern · September 28, 2014
  • Haifa

    The tuna salad is a must

    Haifa · August 18, 2014
  • Alexandra M.

    I've been here a few times and everything is great. Veggie burger, crab cakes, sushi, spinach dip, tuna, service...

    Alexandra Mottern · August 9, 2014
  • Bonnie C.

    Make reservations before coming here or else expect an hour wait. The Hawaiian rib eye and pan-seared ahi is amazing.

    Bonnie Chen · May 25, 2014
  • David W.

    The sushi is amazing (mango tuna roll!)

    David Weinstein · May 20, 2014
  • Peter J.

    The entrance is definitely off Congress St, just off the big square.

    Peter J · March 18, 2014
  • Scott Z.

    I get the ribs. Everytime.

    Scott Zakrajsek · December 21, 2013
  • Marco S.

    The service is great but the menu is limited and overpriced for what you get.

    Marco Sawyer · December 7, 2013
  • Linda S.

    Ask for the chicken tenders, secret dish not on the menu

    Linda St · December 4, 2013
  • Favecast

    Julia calls the desserts "culinary deliciousnesses." Not sure if delicousnesses is a word but the dessert looks awesome nonetheless. Check out her whole Favecast here!

    Favecast · November 18, 2013
  • David H.

    Surprisingly, this place has great ribs.

    David Hill · October 18, 2013
  • Gregory N.

    The absolute, indisputable, best French dip in the world.

    Gregory Ng · October 1, 2013
  • Nicole M.

    Absolutely amazing Thai crispy chicken salad. One of those dishes too delicious not to finish, even if you're not hungry.

    Nicole Merritt · July 26, 2013
  • Gloria C.

    great veggie burgers

    Gloria Chin · June 3, 2013
  • Michael W.

    The burger and fries here is pretty tasty!

    Michael W · June 3, 2013
  • Chad A.

    The best coleslaw in the world !!!

    Chad Alspaugh · May 19, 2013
  • Karina R.

    Try the Thai Steak & Noodle Salad and the Tomato Soup, exquisite!

    Karina Rodriguez · May 17, 2013
  • Trevor S.

    Cool atmosphere. Even better location. VERY American, though. In fact, its like a MUCH nicer "Ruby Tuesday's". So, yea... good or bad depending on what you're looking for.

    Trevor Suarez · April 6, 2013
  • Brittany D.

    The best French dip sandwich you will ever have. Nuff said.

    Brittany Delaney · March 27, 2013
  • Anna T.

    Finger-licking Thai Sushi Rolls with pinenuts! Yum!

    Anna Tassinari · March 5, 2013
  • mike l.

    Check out the burger review at

    mike lodge · November 24, 2012
  • Barry G.

    Booths by the bar have been recently added. Don't need to wait can sit right down but apps/drinks only!

    Barry Greenstein · November 18, 2012
  • Dana F.

    the menu here covers all the bases--salads, steaks, burgers...even sushi.

    Dana F · September 23, 2012
  • Parag K.

    The most expensive veggie burger on the east coast. Probably also one of the best. Order one, large enough to satisfy two.

    Parag Khandelwal · September 21, 2012
  • Jordan D.

    Ahi platter... Enough said.

    Jordan Depenbrock · September 13, 2012
  • Sankalp M.

    The tuna is excellent here and my friends raved about the seasonal vegetable corn dish

    Sankalp Malhotra · July 9, 2012
  • John G.

    Thai tuna roll. Phenomenal sushi choice.

    John Gauthier · May 6, 2012
  • Gary R.

    Beware...this restaurant has no "official" drink menu.

    Gary Russell · April 21, 2012
  • Mark C.

    No matter what you order, ask for a side of the spicy mayo.

    Mark Coffey · April 14, 2012
  • Katie B.

    The crispy chicken sandwich is AMAZING and in obsessed with the shoestring fries.

    Katie Bonadies · April 13, 2012
  • Nick R.

    Absolutely the BEST French Dip I've ever had...every time I tell myself I'm going to try something different - and every time I always get it!!

    Nick Rue · March 31, 2012
  • Deivid S.

    Pork ribs and baked potato...The best choice...

    Deivid SancHez · March 27, 2012
  • Melissa C.

    Casey is a bartender who knows his business! He'll take excellent care of you.

    Melissa Case · March 20, 2012

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