Houlihan's Restaurant - Park Ridge
Houlihan's Restaurant - Park Ridge
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Houlihan's Restaurant - Park Ridge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.houlihans.com/
  • Phone: 8476926205
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Everyday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Everyday 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, International
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Chorzempa
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Touhy Ave. and Northwest Hwy.
  • Public Transit: Metra Northwest Line across street on Touhy Ave. CTA Bus stop on SW corner of Touhy Ave. and Northwest Highway.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Underground garage 5 hour parking. Above ground lot 1.5 hour parking.
A word from Houlihan's Restaurant - Park Ridge
Our restaurant is built entirely around what the progressive consumer seeks in a restaurant + bar experience. Forget 'casual dining.' That's an industry term so out of touch with how consumers eat and drink today. We completely re-imagined ourselves, and got back in touch with the consumer. New menus. New plates. New building design, new soundtrack. Stylish uniforms, and a modern, warm restaurant design with an open kitchen and prominent bar. 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. And we plan to keep it that way!
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Houlihan's Restaurant - Park Ridge reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Unfortunately I could not
    UlaOVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2012
    Unfortunately I could not rate this particual experience any better and was very generous with the rating I gave. I come to this location ALL of the time. My reservation was at 6:15 and we were seated at 6:10. The restaurant was maybe half full at that point. FIFTEEN minutes later I had to flag down a bus boy to get us a server. No one had greeted us at the table or even offered us water. This is inexcusable; we could see the kitchen and PLENTy of people, including managers, saw us sitting there. Did it not dawn on anyone to come over? Once we had a server, all was well. I'm not sure I care to come back & dine at this Houlihan's due to the lack of care from staff. My past few visits have increasingly become worse, but this took the cake.
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  • Needs to up date dinner menu.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    Needs to up date dinner menu. small plates,salads,sandwiches o.k.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unbelievable food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2012
    The meatloaf with crispy onion straws and mashed potatoes was the best i have ever tasted. It was just a phenominal meal. The mushroom glaze was fantastic. It put me in mind of a specialy dish from a 4 star restaurant, without thr $$$ pricing. Service was fabulous and the seating was very comfortable. The variety of sides for the kids meals is a huge plus. Options included strawberries or veggies as well as the usual fries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had a great experience for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    I had a great experience for my first time here! I noted in my special requests when I booked on the app that one one of the guests was gluten free and they even had the menu ready for us when we got there! The food was great and the service even better! I will definitely be coming here again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • The service was decent, we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    The service was decent, we were never really sure who are watress was, and twoards the end of the meal I had to stop another waitress to come take of the bill because we had been waiting for so long. The food tasted good, but the burger i had ordered was cooked more on the the meduim well side rather then medium I had ordered.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I normally always have a good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2012
    I normally always have a good experience at this Houlihan's but my husband and I were extremely disappointed with our last visit. Our entrees came 5 minutes after we received our appetizers (which the server never offered to take them back to the kitchen), and the soup we received was luke warm. When we received a new soup, that one was luke warm as well. My husband ate it out of frustration. Because everything arrived to our table so quickly it was loaded with plates, which made dining extremely uncomfortable. Overall, we were extremely frustrated with our dining experience. It will likely be some time before we return.
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  • The stuff mushrooms were delcious.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/25/2012
    The stuff mushrooms were delcious. They were large mushrooms and much larger than I expected with this fulfilling cheesy sauce inside. The grill shrimp appetizer was smaller than I expected and only had 3 shrimp on it. The guacomole on the grilled shrimp and the tomatos on it were bit sized and delicous. For the main course, I had the fish tacos and they were yummy. I gobbled every bite. It does not seem much on plate but it was quite fulfilling meal. Great atmosphere. They split check for us without any problems. I had a great time!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The fish tacos were wonderful!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    The fish tacos were wonderful!!! The service was great and responsive. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Good selection.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/8/2012
    Great food. Good selection. Great waiters . Our waiter was Max, efficient, friendly and attentive but not hovering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We keep coming back to this
    mdbuttercupVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    We keep coming back to this Park Ridge spot. We haven't been disappointed. Lots of choices. Ample portions and always a special something going on. This visit had a scratch off which yielded a free mini dessert. Service was friendly and attentive. Prices are moderate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad experience
    Bill
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    Server only came twice to our table. We were placed in a really Warm area in the restaurant even though we had two kids under two. My steak was ordered medium and brought out rare. The appetizer didn't come For 20 minutes but the entree came out 3 minutes after. And no one refilled any drink. Houlihan's, epic fail.
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  • It was way too noisy inside,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    It was way too noisy inside, outside would have have been great but it was way too hot!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was great! The flavored
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    The food was great! The flavored lemonade was too sweet for our group, but the staff was happy to accommodate and made a 'watered down' version that was perfect! Very well prepared to accommodate our large group in a timely fashion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It might have been the really
    debs13VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2012
    It might have been the really hot weather, but the restaurant was really hot and humid inside (very uncomfortable) and the food was just so-so which was disappointing since it's usually good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FRESH!not for those wanting pubgrub
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/4/2012
    As always, everything was fabulous. They are packed every night, so thank you open table for letting me get my name down for a res. This may not be a place those who are not in the know might go to; they might think it is more of a bar and thus, serving pub grub. Probably more than half the diners are local, since those who live around town and eat out have discovered that they serve very good, fresh, quality food. The steak is on par with anywhere; the tilapia with buerre blanc, served with blackberries, blueberries and asparagus, is really, really good. I literally stopped going to the Sunday buffet as much because everything was so tasty (especially the pasta w/alfredo that's among the best i've ever had) that I would not want to leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • -small plate pizza with sausage
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/20/2012
    -small plate pizza with sausage slightly charred, but delicious -great fish tacos and variety of tasty sandwiches -could converse, but would prefer table in center where less noisy -fun factor, with personable servers and visit by manager
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Lots of great choices for
    mdbuttercupVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2012
    Lots of great choices for lunch. We had a difficult time deciding. We both chose items from the Small Plate category and still had enough to eat. Loved the complimentary cookies at meal's end. Prices are great. Enjoyable lunch. Make certain you sign up for their email deals.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was served not particularly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    Food was served not particularly hot (though it wasn't cold per se). The servers were attentive with drink refills. The restaurant does not have the fun vibe that the Houlihan's of the 1970s to 1990s nor is the food as good as those old (and now closed) locations around Chicagoland.
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  • We sat outside on our recent
    ChicagoSueVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2012
    We sat outside on our recent visit in the plaza area away from the street. It was a beautiful night. Our server was attentive. We got in and out in about an hour which was our objective.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Find
    mdbuttercupVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2012
    Great service, great food and fabulous special deals. We received free soup or salad and dessert with purchase of an entree. Attentive service from the waitperson as well as the manager. Special requests were graciously addressed. We've dined here a number of times and have not been disappointed. Reservations recommended during the dinner hour. Glad we had one.
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  • Table was very wobly and could
    StevePVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2012
    Table was very wobly and could not be fixed during our meal.Manager was considerate but could not help.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Absolutely outstanding service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/13/2012
    Absolutely outstanding service, wine,menu and ambiance. Waitress is exeptional!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • My employer is located in
    ArnieVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2012
    My employer is located in Park Ridge, my coworker and I like to come here for lunch when we want to treat ourselves or celebrate a special occasion such as a Birthday. I'm not sure if there are new owners... but I noticed that the place has picked up their customer service. We were handed a cookie at the end of our meal and I remember that my group always had to ask/request the cookie. Keep up the good work!
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Staff was friendly. It was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/3/2012
    Staff was friendly. It was our first time there. My family and I will definitely go back for brunch and maybe for another type of meal. :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I like to go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    My husband and I like to go there. The food and drink are always good and it's super close to home. The service is usually pretty good, however, the last time we were there, we would have liked to have ordered more drinks before finishing our meal but our server didn't come back until the end of our dinner w/ the check. That aside, we will still go back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife is a stomach cancer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    My wife is a stomach cancer survivor who can only eat small meals. We also do not attend resaturants as often as we would like do to it. Your small plates however was ideal for her situation and she enjoyed it.If we had never received the $ 10 card mailing, we would of missed a pleasent dining experience, and your small plates will allow us to return,
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  • spinach dip with lavoosh crackers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/10/2012
    spinach dip with lavoosh crackers is great -- and we love the small plates
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • I've been here many, many
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/9/2012
    I've been here many, many times - but the night my friend and I went must have been an "off" night. First, the French Onion soup was droopy and not fully cooked. And we weren't even into our soups for more than a minute - our dinners had arrived. I know they were quite busy that night, but overall we will avoid it here when it's very busy as the food wasn't that great! We will stick with lunches on the weekends instead.
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  • The burgers were fantastic!
    debs13VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2012
    The burgers were fantastic! the service outstanding!
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    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Fabulous Lunch
    mdbuttercupVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2012
    Love the lunch combo deals. Great food, great price, great portions. Service was attentive and fun. Our server made great recommendations. We were able to linger for awhile and never felt rushed or ignored. Will definitely be back. Also, liked the touch of the complimentary key lime white chocolate cookies. Thanks!
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    great for lunch
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  • We all had the salmon with
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2012
    We all had the salmon with potatoes,aspagus and the spinach salad. I would highly recommend this!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • We would definitely come back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    We would definitely come back to Houlihan's...not just for brunch but other meals as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We'll Be Back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/4/2012
    Good place to get together with friends I haven't seen in a while. Didn't feel rushed, even though it was busy. Food was good, waiter was nice. A little loud but I think that depends on what area of the restaurant you are seated.
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    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good and hot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/25/2012
    Food was very good and hot and fresh! Pumpkin pancakes were excelent and omletes also.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • LOST AND FOUND
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    I WAS A FREQUENT DINER AT HOULIHAN'S IN LAKE GENEVA UNTIL THEY CLOSED AND BECAME SPRECHER'S. I REALLY MISSED IT BUT WHEN YOU OPENED HERE I FOUND THAT EVERYTHING I MISSED WAS AVAILABLE HERE AND MORE. THE ATMOSPHERE IS GREAT THE FOOD IS DELICIOUS AND THE SERVICE IS SUPERB. OH I ALMOST FORGOT THE COCKTAILS, WHICH ARE SUPERIOR TO MOST RESTAURANTS I FREQUENT.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • the food was delicious, &
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    the food was delicious, & the service was great. we will definitely return.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food quality seems to have
    Kathy
    Dined on 3/7/2012
    Food quality seems to have deteriorated recently while prices have gone up.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service and food at this
    SewWhat
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    The service and food at this restaurant is top-notch. We were seated quickly with our resevation even though it was really busy and others were waiting. Our server was accommodating without being intrusive. One minor issue with our food (cold potatoes) was quickly and cheerfully corrected with a fresh plate of potatoes. The 'Shrooms appetizers is one of our favorites. We will definitely be going back.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service were great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    Food and service were great. Baked potatoes were not available while we were there, they would not be ready until 5pm. Overall everyone enjoyed their meals and loved the dessert. The smores was a favorite for my kids.
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    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the food & the great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Love the food & the great holiday specials!!!! Always very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate