Houlihan's Restaurant - Dallas
Houlihan's Restaurant - Dallas
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Houlihan's Restaurant - Dallas

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.houlihans.com/LocateUs.aspx?Region=Texas
  • Phone: 9723860689
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday Dining Room: 11AM - 11PM; Fri. and Sat 11AM - 12AM; Sunday 11AM - 10 PM; Bar / Patio Monday - Thursday closes at 1AM; Bar / Patio Fri and Sat closes at 2AM; Bar / Patio Sunday closes at 12AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Martin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Montfort Drive
  • Public Transit: There is a DART stop near restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Prestonwood Town Center parking is available.
A word from Houlihan's Restaurant - Dallas
At Houlihan’s, our scratch cooking is what truly separates us from the pack. While most casual restaurants use microwaves and pre-assembled or pre-cooked ingredients, everything on our menu is made the hard way – from scratch. From artisan breads and cheeses and eclectic salads to prime aged steaks and handcrafted cocktails, it's all prepared here daily. With love. Please call the restaurant for reservations for groups larger than 10 people.
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Houlihan's Restaurant - Dallas reviews from OpenTable diners
  • This was my third visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2012
    This was my third visit to Houlihan's and I'm just as impressed as I was on my first visit. The food selection, food quality, and service are impeccable. Each time I've been there I tried something new on the menu and each time, its been amazing. My only problem is that I don't have a favorite item because each one was amazing. The only problem you'll have at Houlihan's, is making a decision on what to try. For this lunch meeting, I tried the Seared Ahi Salad which was light, refreshing, and full of flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had come for lunch and loved
    kdbensonVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    I had come for lunch and loved it so I decided to go for dinner. Lunch is brought out to you very quickly(i think 5 or 8 min from order to serving). I had the scallops with Lemon, asparagus risotto. It was delicious although only "warm" and not hot when served.(I didn't complain but I prefer my food hot) My husband had the seafood medley with pasta(can't remember what it's called) but he said it was delicious and seafood was perfectly cooked. Cocktails were delicious. It's reasonably priced for the food you get. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiter Unfriendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    The dining experience would have been really nice overall, but the waiter was not very good. And he had a "rude" mouth on him. We were having a conversation and he was sweeping the floor all around our table (yuck! can that not wait until were gone!)and he made a commitment about what we were talking about and never looked at us. All other tables around us were empty. We all looked at each other and decided it was time to leave. He didn't even thank us for coming or said good bye. The food was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Houlihan's. Great
    dallasdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2012
    We love Houlihan's. Great food and excellent service by Heather. Would love to see some specials for dinner - if only on weekends. Thanks.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Houlihan's but it does
    dallasdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Love Houlihan's but it does get very loud when bar is crowded & there are large parties.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant was full but they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    Restaurant was full but they saved a table for when we arrived. Friday early evening. Quite noisy. Placed order and salad arrived before we were given napkins and silverware. Couldn't get our waitress' attention so stopped another one passing. She promptly brought us some small paper napkins instead of the cloth wrapped silverware. Once she understood she brought it. Food, almond trusted talapia and salads were awesome. Looked great and tasted great. Had to ask waitress for water and tea refills. Service may have been result of lack of staff or to many tables assigned to waitress. They are friendly and food is great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good variety of choices and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/20/2012
    Good variety of choices and everything ordered was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magical Family Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    Loved it & perfect for our family get together! Fabulous waitress !! We will return again soon!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I wish I could order more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    I wish I could order more entries. I guess I'll just have to go back more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I was pleased that even though
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    I was pleased that even though I was 15 minutes late, my reservation was still upheld and my table was available. Great food and atmosphere at great prices!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Heather was excellent. It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    Heather was excellent. It was a great birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's a nice place to go to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2012
    It's a nice place to go to for lunch. Great deals for lunch and if it takes more than 15 min to get your lunch out during the week day...they comp the meal. Love the baked potato soup and caesar salads there. The taos chipotle turkey wrap was great also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    Food was promised in about 15 minutes because we ordered a hamberger "Well Done". We did not receive the food for 30 min and the hamburger was cooked Medium Well. This is the second time we've experience bad service and food items and ingredients missing. We will not return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Does Houlihan's Honor Reservations?
    lesliejuniorVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2012
    Not a good experience this time. Did not honor my reservation. Was told they do not take reservations; just puts you at top of list. Tried to seat us at a high table in the bar. After waiting 20 minutes for the requested booth on the upper level, they tried to seat us at a booth on the lower level. Probably never looked at my request on their computer. Waited 30 minutes for requested booth on upper level. Hostesses had an attitude. Wonder if they even checked me in on the computer and if I received my points?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Night Dining Outside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/22/2012
    First time visit. Moved from inside to outside on patio because of the happy hour specials and the evening was quite nice. They do allow smoking outside so if the smell of smoke, cigar and cigarettes, bothers you, don't dine outside. Great happy hour specials even late in the evening. Pickle fries at great and the Chipotle Chicken Nachos are very good and plenty for two to share. The waitstaff are friendly, helpful and attentive. Definitely will go back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were seated almost immediately,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    We were seated almost immediately, which was a big surprise since it was Valentines Day and we expected a long wait no matter where we went. The Valentines Day special menu was a great surprise, the food was cooked perfectly, excellent in taste and portions. Service was very good from the waitress, the bar and the kitchen. Overall pleasant experience and we will recommend Houlihans to family, friends and acquaintances.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch menu has a lot of options,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/10/2012
    Lunch menu has a lot of options, good for casual business lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    This was our first visit to Houlihan's. All three of us were impressed with the ambiance, food quality, service & prices. We certainly plan to be back in for a another great dining experience soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everyone was very helpful
    SusieBVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    Everyone was very helpful in my need to be gluten-free. I really appreciated this.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The bartender was great and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/5/2012
    The bartender was great and very friendly. We just came by for a quick lunch. Got the usual baked potato soup and tried the BBQ salmon salad. Both are delicious! Lunch is great here because the food comes out so quickly. Great service also, everyone is very helpful. Will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the Surf and Turf New
    nobucketlist
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    Loved the Surf and Turf New Year's dinner, you rock!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food has always been excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    The food has always been excellent. The service has been slow at times.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service at Houlihan's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/29/2011
    The service at Houlihan's was excellent - they were prompt & friendly and had a whole team deliver our food to us. I always appreciate this because the server is not always available right when the food comes out of the kitchen. My only complaint is the prices vs. the portions. The pricing is similar to that of Grand Lux Cafe or Cheesecake Factory, however; at those places you know that you're going to eat a full meal and still take half of it home because the portions are so large. At Houlihan's, the prices were $14-$20 dinner entrees and I still left hungry. I definitely don't always expect huge (American) portions, however; I would then expect to pay less. Other than that, it was excellent!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Houlihan's is always a dependable
    dallasdinerVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2011
    Houlihan's is always a dependable choice and never disappoints. Food is good, lots of choices, great service, well priced, nice atmosphere. Can't go wrong. We had a large group recently for lunch and food and service were perfect. Thanks,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food in great proportion
    bkadncr
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    We went for a basic dinner, didn't expect much. It was so good!! They have a whole collection of "small plates", like tapas but real meals instead of appetizers. We split a flatbread (yum) then I had the 4 oz. filet and my husband had scallops. The portions were perfect and the food was amazing! You didn't feel like you needed to be rolled out afterwards. That plus a glass of wine was only $39. Wine list is only so-so, but the bar was very well stocked. I get the feeling it can get pretty rowdy late at night, but when we were there it wasn't croweded. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The only Houlihan's we'd ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2011
    The only Houlihan's we'd ever eaten at was the one at the bottom of the Empire State Building until this visit! We had hummus, bruschetta as appetizers, and they were both wonderful. The goat cheese on the bruschetta was amazing! We had the grilled shrimp, the meatloaf, and the chicken fajitas. Everything was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It is an easy location to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2011
    It is an easy location to meet and park. The food is good and consistent, service is fast. It is noisy if you are trying to have a business meeting where you need to "hear" then I would recommend a different location.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a little noisy, but
    kevshar
    Dined on 10/14/2011
    It was a little noisy, but it was enjoyable. The Host had that in mind by putting on the other side of the room away from the bar area. Food was wonderful! Will definitely patron again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will give them another try!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/7/2011
    The atmosphere and hostesses were very friendly and welcoming. The noise level was a bit loud for our tastes. The food was pretty good - although the kitchen made several errors resulting in our party of 4 receiving incorrect menu items. (it was almost comical) none in our party cared for the spicy honey mustard dressing. The grilled shrimp and salmon were excellent!! Did not care for the bread cut into chunks and spread around the entree. The server was very polite and helpful in getting things straightened out. He seemed embarrassed because of all the kitchen mistakes. It would have made an impact if the manager had taken the time to apologize for our inconvenience since he WAS aware of the problems... although he was very nice
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FABULOUS (as always)! They've
    WhatupVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2011
    FABULOUS (as always)! They've introduced an 9oz prime steak w/2 sides (even grilled asparagus, if you choose) that is to die for -- and under $20! What a deal! Like they say, you don't usually find this grade of steak anywhere but a high-dollar steak house.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We LOVE Houlihans - the ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/6/2011
    We LOVE Houlihans - the ambience is always great and works for date night, family night or girl's night out!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ALWAYS have a wonderful time
    WhatupVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2011
    ALWAYS have a wonderful time here. We tried their "prime" strip steak & it was awesome! For less than $20 you get 9oz of steak thick enough to "Pittsburgh" and grilled asparagus! Don't know how they get so much smoke/grilled flavor in to their food, but it's all outstanding quality and flavor. Good prices & portions, as well!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and great service.
    Kirk
    Dined on 8/3/2011
    Great food and great service. Houlihan's is a great place!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Houlihan's food was well prepared
    Ladyluncher
    Dined on 8/1/2011
    Houlihan's food was well prepared and hot when it came to the table. Our server was very attentive, fun, and recommended items on the menu we should try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great variety on the menu
    Lgo987VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2011
    There's something for everyone one the menu, and the small plates menu is a great option for light meals or for getting a few things for the table to share. The Mac n cheese & flatbreads are great. Even though our server was very new he did a great job and we had a great time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I hosted a group of nine and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/19/2011
    I hosted a group of nine and it was a perfect venue. Half price on bottles of wine and a room of our own. The food selection was varied so everyone could find things that they would enjoy. The price was very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FABULOUS! As always. Had
    WhatupVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2011
    FABULOUS! As always. Had a lovely free lunch on my birthday.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too many better restaurants
    lownoise
    Dined on 7/13/2011
    Had to wait 10-15 minutes even with a reservation. Waitress had difficulty with my Martini-sent it back, Restaurant is very loud, food was good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We go to Houlihans several
    WhatupVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2011
    We go to Houlihans several times a month because we love their food & their promotions. They've always got something new on the menu to try and if you're on their email list you get notice of their weekly specials. Plus, they often hand out promotions in the restaurant to use when you return. LOVE IT!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bit over priced, $10.50
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/5/2011
    A bit over priced, $10.50 for a glass of wine was a surprise.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic