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2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-0623
+1 949-833-0977
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Irvine, California
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great ambience very relaxing jazz in the background, nice place to just take a break 7 enjoy a glass of wine after a long day. My husband & I decided to split the steak sandwich & caesar salad great combo very delicious. Very nice restaurant quality food & friendly service. A favorite for sure :)

Thank Ruby C
Irvine, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our neighborhood go-to! Food is always fresh, and great service! They accommodate my training diet. Warm atmosphere!

Thank shdesign04
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have say 'thanks' for the consistently great apps and entrees! I am a frequent visitor to the Memphis spot and when I had the chance to get a bite here, I did not hesitate. The spinach dip and the cheese toast really got things off to a great start. Lunch-- A burger with perfectly seasoned fries was a hit... More 

Thank Kenneth M
Mission Viejo, California
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Shared a business lunch at Houston's today. Terrific service, if a somewhat terrifying parking lot (get's busy quick). Had the Ribeye "Pittsburgh Style"...really delicious. Arrive by 11:15am or have a reservation.

Thank mjd496
Westport, Connecticut
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119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us were here for dinner and it was very good; we were all very happy with our meals. I had the grilled trout which was delicious, and I had a taste of the ribs were wonderful. The restaurant is comfortable, not too noisy to enjoy your conversation and has great service.

Thank smsmsm
Hull, Massachusetts
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1,124 reviews
671 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is always excellent as well as the service. Their French dip is the best ever! Hopefully your timing works for a grilled artichoke as well. BUT parking is a nightmare as it is very limited. Be prepared to drive around for 20-30 minutes looking/waiting for a parking spot.

Thank Edelan
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108 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the food and service here. The ribs are to die for as they fall off the bones. The staff is top notch, and décor is spectacular! Only downfall is parking is limited. And I hate valet parking!

Thank Kevin M
Santa Ana, California
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Good place with good service. Drinks were on the high side, but the food more than made up for it. I had the Hawaiian Rib Eye with some smoked salmon. Great food. Only downside is the terrible parking lot. It took forever to find a place to park

Thank John W
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186 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Went there with business associates for a nice dinner. Atmosphere is very relaxing. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Service was superb! Food was outstanding. Appetizers to definitely try are the tuna roll and avocado dip. Steaks for the main course were delicious.

Thank PAdives
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114 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant that consistently delivers excellent food. Menu does not change too much. Great steak...probably one of the best in town

Thank Desiree K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-0623
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-833-0977

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