New waitress, very nice but inexperienced resulting in a few gaps with our service. Quality of food was fine.
We celebrated our wedding anniversary with a lovely dinner at Harrigan's. Our server, Jason, gave us excellent service and the food was delicious. We highly recommend the lamb chops as well as the veal, both of which were cooked to perfection. Harrigan's will definitely be a choice for us for future outings and special occasions.
I have typically been happy with my experiences at Harrigan's. This did not prove to be a good experience as one of our diners bit into a foreign object that was in his Ceasar Salad with Shrimp. It was so hard that he thought he broke his tooth. The waitress could not have handled it any better and the manager took the meal off our bill but it still took away from the total experience and caused him to lose his appetite.
Went there for Easter dinner and decided to go back for Mother's Day because the food was so delicious and they had such a nice assortment of foods for everyone. We were somewhat disappointed with the Mother's Day fare - not as much of a selection in the salad or main entrees. The carved meat (only one available) was tough and had a lot of gristle, something I wouldn't not have expected and very disappointing. The restocking of the foods at the buffet was very slow and many servers were empty at times. After making the reservation on line, I called to see if a seat was available in the upper level of the cafe. They said they had none available for the 12:30 time I requested. I also asked them once I arrived if they could accommodate my request, they could not. In the time that we were seated, which was 2 1/2 hours, there were tables available and never seated! After having such a good experience the first time I was very disappointed that there was no continuity. The staff seemed a little irritated and not eager to assist. I will think long and hard before driving 2 hours to Johnstown for a mystery meal.
Pleasantly surprised. We were very happy with everything.
I've always avoided hotel restaurants. The food is typically a salty, sauce covered variant of something that sounds familiar but rarely comes close. Not so at Harrigan's.
The food was remarkably good. I ordered the turtle soup. Very good but not great as it was "missing" something. Both our dinners came with salad. Every salad ingredient fresh, especially the tomatoes. Beware of the house dressing. While it is very good, it also has a creeping heat. I loved it. My wife darn near died when she tasted it. She ordered the crab cakes. They well large and perfectly browned. She enjoyed them. I ordered the Veal Roulade. Very creative dish with tremendous depth.
Finally, our server, Mary Jo was remarkable. A sweet personality that knew how to serve a meal.
The Easter Brunch was quite spectacular in a setting that was perfect for a family dinner. The buffet contained many options for everyone's tastes, even those with food allergies.
Went there for Easter brunch and the food was amazing! The chef did a fine job in executing the selection of foods as well as the preparation- from salads, fruits, cheeses and main entrees. They also had a large selection of desserts. The wait staff was very attentive and accommodating. It was a gold mine in the middle of Johnstown. Still talking about the unique foods served. All enjoyed.
Had Easter brunch and my husband and I were quite disappointed. Food looked good and well seasoned but a lot of items had no flavor. Vegetables, asparagus soup, mashed potatoes were cold. Leg of lamb was tough and quite hard to cut with a butter knife. Wide variety but not impressed with temperature and flavoring of food. Dessert was about the best. Left there feeling very disappointed and probably will not return for a meal.
Though located in a Holiday Inn Harrigan's Cafe is very tastefully decorated and does not resemble your usual HI restaurant. Live piano greets you as you enter, pianist was very accomplished with a very wide choice of soothing dinner music. Service was very prompt and friendly and knowable. Food both fish and beef was excellent as was the great wine list. All in all a very pleasant evening.