If you're a carnivore, you'll have a field day at Hillstone, even if you just stick with a simple French dip sandwich. This one was pretty much perfect: a crisp, soft, French roll stuffed with juicy, thinly sliced prime rib and a slick of mayo, served with a warm cup of beefy jus.

On the extreme end of the meat-lust spectrum, the Hawaiian rib eye was a generous portion of beef with a flavorful char on the outside and juices dripping as I sliced it. A baked potato, laden with bacon, cheese, and scallions, was a wonderful starchy partner for it. Likewise, a rack of first-rate barbecued pork ribs, as big as the plate and deliciously exhausting, was so tender I could just pull the bones clean out — no gnawing necessary.

Cool, juicy mango contrasts with hot, succulent beef in Hillstone's Thai steak and noodle salad.
Jackie Mercandetti
Cool, juicy mango contrasts with hot, succulent beef in Hillstone's Thai steak and noodle salad.

Location Info



2650 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: East Phoenix


2650 East Camelback Road
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Tortilla soup: $6
French dip: $18
Thai steak and noodle salad: $16
BBQ pork ribs: $27

Given the hefty portions of such hearty food, the thought of dessert at Hillstone feels like the grueling end of a marathon, not a sprint. Share one, I say — a dense, rich five-nut brownie with vanilla ice cream, or a warm, sticky plate of apple cobbler is best enjoyed with a friend, or three.

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Agreed , A 7th grader could have done some research for this article other than stuffing their face.


If you don't think the restaurant name change was made to avoid compliance with he new nutritional posting requirements, than you are either naive or stupid. Next time do your homework. Read about the lawsuit between Houston's nee Hillstone in New York City over this same issue. Articles easily accessible on the internet. Next time do more than sample the food: Do some research.


Great review thanks. For a minute I thought Houston's was GONE. Whew, that was a close call. LOVE that place, outstanding food, service, and ambiance. Look forward to trying this new spot.


Great review! The new Hillstone is fantastic--sit at the bar, the service is always awesome.

(FYI--The Houston's in Scottsdale does, in fact, serve sushi).