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Hillstone Restaurant

(Now Closed)
New American Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Boston, Boston
86 Tips and reviews
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  • Niki G.
    Niki GDecember 17, 2016
    This place is closed down! We just got back in disappointment.
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HNovember 3, 2016
    Sadly it's closed. Couldn't come to terms with landlord for new lease. :(
  • Stuart K.
    Stuart KuntzApril 19, 2016
    Great burger!
  • Kaely G.
    Kaely GMarch 26, 2016
    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.
  • Mary S.
    Mary SJanuary 31, 2016
    Pretty tasty
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinJanuary 8, 2016
    The vegetarian burgers are so wonderful here that it I often order one instead of the meat version.
  • Jessica
    JessicaDecember 30, 2015
    Ahi tuna! Also the sandwiches are huge! #shoestringfries
  • Cindy l.
    Cindy lauNovember 12, 2015
    As a wise bartender once told me, get the nigiri and Thai tuna. Lesson: never doubt your bartender.
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PiresOctober 6, 2015
    First time at Hillstone and loved it. Great spot for a date. Perfect lighting and acoustics. The ahi tuna and chicken sandwich were amazing.
  • Wylie F.
    Wylie FisherOctober 1, 2015
    Pretty tasty veggie burgers.
  • Minos D.
    Minos DimisSeptember 6, 2015
    Here I ate the most amazing and delicious california rib eye steak. Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Boston!
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzApril 20, 2015
    Typical american, affordable considering the area. Burgers!!!!
  • Wassel M.
    Wassel MohammedApril 2, 2015
    The California role is amazing and different than any that I've tried
  • Brett
    BrettMarch 20, 2015
    Thai tuna sushi roll. Has macadamia nuts- very amazing
  • Larry D.
    Larry DohertyJanuary 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    They need to bring back the heavenly biscuits!
  • Kristina D.
    Kristina DeveauJanuary 1, 2015
    Tawny port...large pour, great price. Swanky ambiance/lighting. Great for date night!
  • Nora M.
    Nora McMahonDecember 6, 2014
    The food here is really good - great burgers and sushi which is a good combo. Love the tuna Thai roll!
  • Volker F.
    Volker FränkleOctober 14, 2014
    Ask for the Apple Walnut Cobbler.
  • Munira
    MuniraSeptember 28, 2014
    Great cheese burger and don't miss their Spanish nachos
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MotternSeptember 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Victoria to be your server!
  • Haifa
    HaifaAugust 18, 2014
    The tuna salad is a must
  • Alexandra M.
    Alexandra MotternAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I've been here a few times and everything is great. Veggie burger, crab cakes, sushi, spinach dip, tuna, service...
  • Bonnie C.
    Bonnie ChenMay 25, 2014
    Make reservations before coming here or else expect an hour wait. The Hawaiian rib eye and pan-seared ahi is amazing.
  • David W.
    David WeinsteinMay 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The sushi is amazing (mango tuna roll!)
  • Peter J.
    Peter JMarch 18, 2014
    The entrance is definitely off Congress St, just off the big square.
  • Scott Z.
    Scott ZakrajsekDecember 21, 2013
    I get the ribs. Everytime.
  • Marco S.
    Marco SawyerDecember 7, 2013
    The service is great but the menu is limited and overpriced for what you get.
  • Linda S.
    Linda StDecember 4, 2013
    Ask for the chicken tenders, secret dish not on the menu
  • Favecast
    FavecastNovember 18, 2013
    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!
  • David H.
    David HillOctober 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Surprisingly, this place has great ribs.
  • Gregory N.
    Gregory NgOctober 1, 2013
    The absolute, indisputable, best French dip in the world.
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MerrittJuly 26, 2013
    Absolutely amazing Thai crispy chicken salad. One of those dishes too delicious not to finish, even if you're not hungry.
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinJune 3, 2013
    great veggie burgers
  • Michael W.
    Michael WJune 3, 2013
    The burger and fries here is pretty tasty!
  • Chad A.
    Chad AlspaughMay 19, 2013
    The best coleslaw in the world !!!
  • Karina R.
    Karina RodriguezMay 17, 2013
    Try the Thai Steak & Noodle Salad and the Tomato Soup, exquisite!
  • Trevor S.
    Trevor SuarezApril 6, 2013
    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.
  • Brittany D.
    Brittany DelaneyMarch 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The best French dip sandwich you will ever have. Nuff said.
  • Anna T.
    Anna TassinariMarch 5, 2013
    Finger-licking Thai Sushi Rolls with pinenuts! Yum!
  • mike l.
    mike lodgeNovember 24, 2012
    Check out the burger review at
  • Barry G.
    Barry GreensteinNovember 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Booths by the bar have been recently added. Don't need to wait can sit right down but apps/drinks only!
  • Dana F.
    Dana FSeptember 23, 2012
    the menu here covers all the bases--salads, steaks, burgers...even sushi.
  • Parag K.
    Parag KhandelwalSeptember 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The most expensive veggie burger on the east coast. Probably also one of the best. Order one, large enough to satisfy two.
  • Jordan D.
    Jordan DepenbrockSeptember 13, 2012
    Ahi platter... Enough said.
  • Sankalp M.
    Sankalp MalhotraJuly 9, 2012
    The tuna is excellent here and my friends raved about the seasonal vegetable corn dish
  • John G.
    John GauthierMay 6, 2012
    Thai tuna roll. Phenomenal sushi choice.
  • Gary R.
    Gary RussellApril 21, 2012
    Beware...this restaurant has no "official" drink menu.
  • Mark C.
    Mark CoffeyApril 14, 2012
    No matter what you order, ask for a side of the spicy mayo.
  • Katie B.
    Katie BonadiesApril 13, 2012
    The crispy chicken sandwich is AMAZING and in obsessed with the shoestring fries.
  • Nick R.
    Nick RueMarch 31, 2012
    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!!
  • Deivid S.
    Deivid SancHezMarch 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Pork ribs and baked potato...The best choice...
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CaseMarch 20, 2012
    Casey is a bartender who knows his business! He'll take excellent care of you.
  • Marc R.
    Marc RustJanuary 2, 2012
    Best best veggie burger in the world!
  • Jane D.
    Jane DoeDecember 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They have the best veggie burger hands down! They validate parking at 60 state Street, which ends up free for 3 hours
  • Conor H.
    Conor HealeyOctober 21, 2011
    California Burger is legiiiiit
  • Derek S.
    Derek ShoosterOctober 20, 2011
    The chicken tender platter is famazing!
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CochranOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sauv blanc go you Emily
  • Ashley N.
    Ashley NotiniSeptember 25, 2011
    Avoid the veggie burger. Way too much of the sweet soy sauce.
  • Liz
    LizSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Formu Houstons but still the same owner & restaurant!
  • Dave T.
    Dave TheranSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Try the Brown Derby (bourbon-based) or the Greyhound.
  • Kristen E.
    Kristen EdwardsAugust 20, 2011
    The reataurant AND bar close at 11 PM on Friday??!!!
  • John
    JohnJune 18, 2011
    Wicked good fish sandwich!!
  • Kyle
    KyleJune 6, 2011
    Burgers and fries are very good. Read more
  • Karyn
    KarynApril 1, 2011
    Sit at the bar, order dinner and be nice to the bartender- we got a free cheesecake surprise! P.S. New chicken and friends sandwich rocks
  • Sean M.
    Sean MurphyMarch 25, 2011
    Absolutely the best French Dip on the planet!
  • Melissa T.
    Melissa TurekMarch 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the chicken salad peanut sauce on the side. Light and delicious!
  • Kyle H.
    Kyle HarderMarch 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best chicken fingers ive ever had!
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew DiMicheleJanuary 15, 2011
    The fish is awesome. Srsly all of it
  • Nicholas S.
    Nicholas ScottDecember 25, 2010
    The heavenly biscuits are indeed heavenly.
  • Rosemary V.
    Rosemary VeazieDecember 2, 2010
    have the sushi!!
  • Dan
    DanOctober 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The a Rafanelli zin is very small production, hard to find and phenomenal. Also half the price as Woodward charges next door
  • Doug H.
    Doug HarryAugust 18, 2010
    Most unique veggie burger I've ever seen. Can be made vegan with ciabatta bread substitution for the egg washed bun. In the words of David Cross, "Shit, this fucker's tasty!"
  • Dan S.
    Dan SuslavichAugust 14, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Used to be Houston's, but the menu nor the ownership hasn't changed. Great food, great service,,, great everything! I love this place!
  • Walker D.
    Walker DieckmannAugust 3, 2010
    The French Dip sandwich is the best one in the city if you're willing to pay for it.
  • Bart R.
    Bart RutherfordJuly 21, 2010
    Used to be Houston's great atmosphere, great burgers, great service.
  • Eric M.
    Eric M.July 1, 2010
    I cannot help myself... Veggie burger every time!
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BettencourtJune 20, 2010
    Best ribs ever.
  • Ingo i.
    Try the Spicy Tuna Roll Salad. Perfect lunch.
  • Amanda D.
    Amanda DavisApril 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Veggie burger is homemade amazingness
  • nikki h.
    nikki hillMarch 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Veggie burger is amazing
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MeyersDecember 16, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    It's all about the spinach artichoke dip. Can't go wrong with this stuff. Manna from heaven.
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HaneyApril 18, 2009
    Houston's is a little pricey when it comes to the drinks, but the sushi is great and the French dip is amazing.
  • MariaJe G.
    MariaJe Gómez PeñaAugust 2, 2015
    Carne, la margarita
  • Alicia
    AliciaAugust 8, 2014
    Una pasada las costillas! Las mejores que he probado nunca! Best ribs ever! I need more 😃
  • Luciana L.
    Luciana LoboJuly 14, 2013
    Excelente restaurante!
  • Ivar M.
    Ivar MaksutovApril 7, 2013
    Очаровательное место. Особенно рекомендую тунец с манго и авокадо. Просто божественное блюдо.
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