Houston's Restaurant is an upscale American casual dining restaurant chain based in Beverly Hills, California with 19 locations in 10 states. The first Houston's restaurant was launched by current owner and CEO George Biel in 1977 in Nashville, TN. The parent company, Hillstone Restaurant Group was founded in 1976 and also owns Gulfsteam, Bandera, Rutherford Grill, Palm Beach Grill, Cherry Cheek Grill, Los Altos Grill, Woodmont Grill, R+D, Hillstone, South Beverly Grill and East Hampton Grill As of 2012, the group owns and operates 47 restaurants under 11 different brands in the United States. Zagat gave the restaurant high marks and remarked on its '"vibrant, modern setting matched with a lively bar scene; seamless, tag-team service".' Since 2009, several Houston's locations around the US have changed their names to Hillstone.
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