Houlihan's - New Brunswick

4.4
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
39 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American

Top tags:

Casual
Since 1972, we've believed in quality ingredients, cooking from scratch and having fun. From our famous 'Shrooms and Stuffed Chicken Breast to our unique burger blend and ahi tuna, we believe in celebrating the small things and that every moment deserves a toast in its honor. So grab a drink (perhaps our signature Long Island Iced Tea), enjoy some great conversation and let us serve you an excellent meal.
What 39 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect. The service and food perfect. Our waiter was beyond incredible. Thoughtful, professional and extremely polite.

GL
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was pretty good. Service was a little slow but not bad

n
New York Area
770 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Birthday meal on a coupon. Excellent service by Anthony. We started with firecracker shrimp on top of slaw. It was a generous portion and very good. Entrees were chicken piccata with asparagus risotto. Always very good food here.

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

The waitress we had seemed distracted...when our food arrived, she put it on the table and said to pass it down. Neglecting to say that the plate was hot. Salmon was very tiny for the price and both the salmon and the mashed potatoes were extremely dry. I've always gone for dinner and have never really had an issue...this was during lunchtime...not sure why the level of service would be different.

KL
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service from Shaun. It is always a pleasure to dine at Houlihan’s.

KH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

I made a reservation thru opentable for 3 people at 7:45, specifically for a table, not a high top. When we arrived, on time I was told “follow me to a high top in the bar”. I said that is not what my reservation was for. The young lady had a bit of an attitude and said no table available. Another young lady came over, they whispered a bit (very rude) and miraculously there was a table, and by the way, several empty tables on our way to our table. Our waitress was not very attentive, forgot some drinks but then ended up not charging us for any drinks without us saying anything. My coffee was cold.

R
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We go here relatively often. It’s a great go to place when you don’t feel like cooking dinner.

CM
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Had great customer service. My niece and I had a lovely time.

N
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Houlihans always has fresh food, my favorite go to chain restaurant. never have a bad meal here!~

TS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Service has been slow the last couple times I've been here. That being said, the food is decent and it is a good family restaurant.

SD
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Service was great. The food was good for a chain. Steak I had was cocked as ordered. I added mushrooms to it and they were too salty. Overall it was good.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great nachos
Good burgers
Pleasant service

RF
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The wait staff was excellent, food was very good. No complaints. Will definitely be back

B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

I do t think I got the right cut of meat. It certainly wasn’t cooked medium either. But the waiter was very good.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Wait to long for Appetizers to come out.

MP
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Overall was good. Food for some reason spicy. Service good.

JC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The server was fantastic. He was very prompt and knowledgeable about the food.

JS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

The overall meal was good, but our server was hard to find and slow. He also forgot part of our order. We would have appreciated more attention given to us. That said he came through on everything eventually. The food was good and served warm.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Mother’s Day

B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress,Denise, was excellent! She was very attentive to my gluten-free needs. The food is always delicious.

JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Our waitress was very good but it was a busy night and service was somewhat slow.

MF
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Hostess was rude never told us where to sit and forgot silverware. Server forgot my daughter's broccoli 3x. My husband ordered Dr Pepper and he kept bringing coke. The restaurant wasn't even that busy. It was a horrible experience.

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Nick our server did an excellent job, great friendly personality. Food was good with the exception of the nachos, they were a soggy mess once you got past the first layer of congealed cheese. First time at this location. May try again in the future if we’re in the area again

k
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive service priced fairly food served hot

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was very good, service has not been as good our last few times there. Seems to be new management maybe

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I don't usually go out for Valentine's day...but this year we decided to and Houlihan's had a reasonable deal for 2... Sat us on time and everything was great.

O
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service! Prefix menu was a good deal! No wait with reservation! Nice ambiance! Overall great day!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Plenty of menu options available. Even a gluten free section.

XE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always a good pre-show dinner stop. Good food and service, lots of choices on the menu.

CC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

I've been to the New Brunswick spot a number of times and the wait staff is always cordial, helpful, especially Sue.
Good eats!

T
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

I was not happy this time with the fish Taco and the front desk customer service at all.

LH
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Server Wally was excellent! Very attentive and friendly.

CS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Houlihans used to be our favorite restaurant. Corporate took over all the Houlihans and took my favorite dish off the menu. I looked forward to the coupons in Local Flavor which now seems to be discontinued. The food is still great quality.

RJ
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Large menu, good food, great waiter; the vegetarian “impossible” burger actually tasted like meat

MO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We have become regulars here in the bar section. Kind of like Cheers, where everyone knows your name. Lol. The drinks, food and service are spot on!

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food & service!

T
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an excellent experience with my wife.

EK
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience. Had made a reservation online and we were seated immediately!

T
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an excellent experience, especially with our waiter BRANDON. He is professional with the best customer service we ever had anywhere.