Best American Hotels In Dallas-Hillstone Restaurants In Dallas,The first Hillstone opened its doors in the spring of 1977. Hillstone’s founder, George Biel, recognized the need for a new type of restaurant that was non-existent at the time. It would be a place of high energy and would attract a broad range of people of all ages, where one could enjoy an upscale dinner of steaks, burgers, entrée salads, and other dishes representing a more flexible style of eating. With a longtime interest in cooking and recipes, George and his wife Carol set out to launch this new restaurant which would seek to marry consistency and quality in a way not seen before in more casual, full service restaurants. They brought in a minority partner to open their first restaurant in Nashville, which they named Houston’s in reference to their native state of Texas.
This endeavor would be based on an unrelenting commitment to do things well, measured against the highest standards and manifested in careful attention to the smallest details. Early menus alluded to this philosophy on the cover, with a list of “the little things that make our quality unique” like squeezing juice fresh to order, using bottled soda and serving only ‘Certified Angus Beef’.
George and the small organization set out to carefully add locations, emerging from the company’s new southeast home of Atlanta, into cities like New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, and further on to Florida, Kansas City, Chicago, and New York. With the contribution of many talented individuals, Hillstone grew in a deliberate manner, eschewing rapid growth in order to safeguard the standards that brought the company success.
Today, Hillstone remains privately held and family owned, helmed by George and a long tenured executive leadership supported by hundreds of individuals dedicated to the quality of experience. George’s dedication to deliver higher standards to all aspects of the business continues to this day. Our newest restaurants in Aspen, Montecito, Bal Harbour, and Highland Park Village continue this vision into the future in new and exciting ways.
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