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“Nice Place”
Review of Houlihan's

Houlihan's
Ranked #23 of 201 Restaurants in New Brunswick
Price range: $11 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Forget 'casual dining.' That's an industry term so out of touch with how consumers eat and drink today. For premium quality and style; fare that's at times familiar and other times adventurous and a laid-back modern setting, Houlihan's is a true original.
Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

We decided on Houlihan's since it was the closest to where we were staying, but I'm glad we did. The food was very good and the service was too. Their menu had selections for everyone, and the portions were plentiful. We like it. I'd recommend it!

Thank mlowder500
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Alex H, Public Relations Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and our food. We look forward to serving you again soon! - Alex, Houlihan's Marketing

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

I had never been to a Houlihan's before as they are relatively new to my area. It is basically Friday's but more pretentious. They seem to think they're somehow above other chains but it's just your average run of the mill chain. The food was the usual not good but not bad variety common in chains. The place had recently just opened and was fairly full but the wait staff was clearly overwhelmed. Our drinks were watered down and we hardly saw our server resulting in long waits between refills.

Another Houlihan's has since opened up closer to my home so I guess business is good but I've been asked to go to Houlihan's with friends a few times since but declined. They're charging Outback prices for diner quality food. I'd rather just go to a diner and spend less and get better service.

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1  Thank Sonofbaldo
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Alex H, Public Relations Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are sorry to hear you were not happy with your visit. I will be alerting the Area Director about your experience. Would you like us to contact you? If so, kindly email us at alexhoulihans@gmail.com - thank you. - Alex, Houlihan's Marketing

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

One of the chain restaurants around, the food is excellent, and the service acceptable. Drinks are made OK (semi- weak- at least whenever I go). Many things that I love from Houlihan's: happy hour, their new-ish small plates menu, their scallops, their prime rib (served on certain days and times only - le sigh), their and especially their shrooms. Can't go wrong for dinner before a movie or before going out somewhere. I recommend this place for the excellent food :D

Thank ll_exx
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Alex H, Public Relations Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us! We're glad you like happy hour and our food. We look forward to serving you again soon. - Alex, Houlihan's Marketing

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

Visited for a solo lunch on a quiet Sunday afternoon. The restaurant looks like it has had a facelift and is very clean and inviting. New carpet, tastefully decorated, attractive bar area. The screening between booths seems to keep the noise down and makes for more private dining. Ordered their signature potato soup and it did not disappoint. A few toppings (sour cream, green onion,and real bacon bits) made this a hit. The highlight of the meal was a new dish: grilled scallop risotto. FANTABULOUS! It is one of their "MiniMe" items that features smaller portions, however I found this just enough (4 medium scallops and at lease a cup or more of risotto, plus greens.) For a franchise operaton, it was top notch. The dish was well seasoned and the scallops were sweet and tender. I happen to like mine a little less done, but these were browned and acceptable. The risotto was creamy as it should be and well seasoned. They served it with a small bit of bitter greens on top that finished the plate. It was also dressed with a pesto infused oil, which set the dish apart from typical fast food preparation. My server was very pleasant and attentive. Kudos to this Houlihan's.

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Thank Hillary J
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Alex H, Public Relations Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the food & the service! We look forward to serving you again soon! - Alex, Houlihan's Marketing

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

I don't particularly care for their menu choices. However, they do serve a mean Apple Walnut Pie ala mode! Very tasty!

2  Thank dellis0914
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Alex H, Public Relations Manager at Houlihan's, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're glad you liked our Apple Pie, and always welcome suggestions. We hope to serve you again soon! -Alex, Houlihan's Marketing

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