Houston's is a chain of restaurants that can be found throughout the United States. It is known for the great steaks and healthy side dishes like asparagus, baked potatoes, eggplant, etc. Every time we visit one of these restaurants, they are packed with people and you can expect to wait for a table. It also has a full bar and the architecture and interior design of each establishment, although similar in style, is unique and welcoming.
We have gone to the North Miami Beach Houston's a couple of dozen times but need to tell you about our last visit. Rick and I went with our 3 kids who are 12, 10 and 2 years of age. To our surprise, although a lot of people were waiting for tables, there was a table for 5 available and that's when we met our server, Javier.
Javier was a real joy; he was helpful, available, courteous, funny and offered the best service we have ever had at Houston's. He refilled the kids' Sprites at least a half a dozen times (the kids were in Javier Heaven), he brought us a booster for our little one immediately, and a covered drink, he was timely with the order and kept asking us if we were satisfied. What a pleasure....we'll make sure to ask for Javier every time we go back. One funny thing that happened was that the kids kept saying that Javier had a twin (I thought the kids were being cute and confusing the waiters because they were dressed the same)....but they were right, Javier's twin brother, Alvaro, also works in the same restaurant. What an eye those kids have.....I wonder who they get it from.
This is what we ate, for those of you that are interested: Rick had grilled Salmon with brown rice, I had the NY Strip with brussel sprouts, our oldest had a Sashimi Tuna Salad, the middle one had a Racquet Club Turkey Sandwich with fries and the little one had a little of everything. Rick and I also drank a Mojito. The food was excellent and the service even better. Thank you Javier for making our experience so memorable.
Houston's Restaurant is located at 17355 Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami Beach, Florida
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