Hillstone in Upper Kirby falls somewhere on the restaurant spectrum between an upper crust steakhouse and a fast-casual American mega chain. The menu almost never changes, the food always arrives fast, and everything tastes exactly the same every time. Consistency is the key to Hillstone’s success—along with the Hawaiian ribeye slathered in a pineapple soy sauce, which a lot of people go bananas for. The plush booths and dim lighting, along with the conversation-style sunken dining room makes everything feel a little fancier than it is—making Hillstone a great place to go with your parents, your grandparents, or someone else’s parents. You may need to wear business casual to get seated, even if you’re just ordering a spinach artichoke dip and a cheeseburger.

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