Houlihan's - Geneva

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$30 and under
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American
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.
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j
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just a casual dinner with friends. We like the pre fixed menu. It’s a good deal. Your cheesecake is yummy!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the servings ample and the service fantastic.

KE
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best in Geneva! Also the best for offsite office meetings. Quiet enough to hear each other, very polished and professional venue and staff. Excellent food! Highly recommend.

IM
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Cheyenne, was exceptionally attentive! Meals and drinks were great; we plan on returning again soon!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service we’ve ever had! He took very good care of us and the food was fantastic!!!

i
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always pleasing, always good value, and dinner on the patio was a summer treat.

CB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently good service at this Houlihan's. My mom and I visit often on our weekly dates. Sometimes they'll send good coupons to use! This particular day we each ate something different off the menu and enjoyed it. I had the Spinach and Kale Salad with Salmon and it was delicious and satisfying. Being a craft beer enthusiast, I also appreciate their selection of craft beer.

TK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a solid and fun choice! The food is consistently good and the staff friendly and efficient.

T
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to this Houlihan's often, because of the convenient location and we like the food, good service, and atmosphere.

P
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good service. Clean restroom. Our new favorite night out.

SM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though this is a chain I like the menu variety. Outstanding service and consistent great food. One of my faves.

CF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fast and efficient. We enjoyed our dinner in a quiet atmosphere. Large portions of food, some of which some we took home. Love the potato soup.

CE
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had the chicken sandwich special. Very good

IM
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the prix fixe! Great value—salad, 5 Oz filet, asparagus and pineapple rice plus a dessert for $20! (They have lots of choices on the prix fixe menu! Make sure to go there & see it for yourself.
Our waitress, Jessica J, was very attentive and really sweet! Get there soon!

g
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love this place with it's great menu, surround booths that invite conversation and an quiet ambiance in which one can actually have and hear conversations.

DE
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was extremely slow. Granted it was Saturday night however, we just weren't expecting an hour wait for our food once we were seated. The food was great once it arrived, it was just too long to wait for what we had ordered.

RN
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Came during happy hour time and had some bargain priced beers and wines. Ate a few items from the happy hour menu and food was good but portions were so small needed to order more items.

DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The only issue the place seems to still have it heat runner restaurant was warm. Everything else was great, plan on returning.

CE
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

WE held our book club there and it is very good, we use a booth and an extra chair on the end so that we can all talk and discuss our book. It works very well there. The staff is very efficient and eager to help us with anything. There are six of us not two.

I am having trouble modifying my reservations to change the number of people.

IM
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Houlihans has been one of our favorite go-to restaurants for Saturday night dinner. It was excellent as always!

DL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Beth made the night! We were unsure of what to order and she recommended two appetizers to start and they were delicious. When we were done and she asked if we were ready for entrees, we instead let her pick out two more appetizers for us. She knocked it out of the park!

O
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a delicious, enjoyable meal, and I would definitely come back.

I do have two complaints, though. One, the advertisement we saw made it seem like there was a special meal offered for Easter, when there actually was no special brunch or anything. It was a bit misleading. The other thing is that the online menu showed that they had gluten-free sweet potato fries, but when we got there they said they were no longer gluten free because the recipe had changed. Not a big deal to most people, but my husband has a very limited diet and we purposely chose this restaurant so there would be a side he could eat. I would recommend that they try to update the online menu when the menu changes for gluten free items as it makes a big difference to those of us who have severe eating issues.

Otherwise, it was all good. Thanks!

d
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Appeared to be short staffed. Waiting excessive time for beverage and then main course. Also long wait for dessert and check.

JE
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great soups salad, burgers and beer! That’s what we had and it was all so good! Fun night out!

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and service at a reasonable price. Make sure you sign up for their emails before going. Almost always can get at least 15% off most of the time 20% or free apps

US
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We chose a fixed price special. The appetizers (stuffed mushrooms and spinach dip with tortilla chips) were very good. My main course of meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans was bland. My husband’s meal of grilled scallops was good but not filling. My dessert of brownie batter cake was misleading as it was basically a very sweet, chocolatey lava cake - too much oozing chocolate and not enough cake. My husband’s creme brûlée was very good. Our server was fine. The bathroom is in a far away spot down a hallway that doesn’t seem like it is a public area.

MO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

I would prefer to go to the Naperville location over Geneva the setup at Geneva is a little nosier. I would recommend the manager not yell really loud "Runner" " I need a Runner" this was very annoying during dinner. Just a recommendation , our server was excellent!

DW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Terribly understaffed on a busy day which was St. Patrick’s Day. We came expressly for corned beef, which was to be a menu special that day... and they were out. This was 6 pm, not 8 or 8:30. No thanks.

RB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The women’s bathroom was abysmal! Clean it! Xxxxxxxx.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Disappointed. Arrived at 715. Ordered drinks soup and main dish about 730. 8:00 no soup yet Had that’s ask if it wA coming soon. Server said kitchen just got yelled at for not getting our soups out. About 8:10 soup comes. The real food aBout 10 min. The service and food not as good as I remember. Ask about a discount because of poor service and manager came over to apologize and gave 25% off our bill which was very nice.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great drinks and food and a good value for a casual restaurant.

CS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

The special you had Corn beef and Cabbage was horrible . The Corn Beef cut thin and dried out and for the priced you charge was not worth it!

MB
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and a fun time. We were not rushed, and the service was wonderful.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here and wow it was amazing! We did the $19 three course meal which was such a good deal. We thought we would be hungry afterwards/have small portions and that was not the case. Everything we ordered was delicious and we were throughly impressed! We will definitely be back 😊

PW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fish tacos and Tuscan salad. Quick and easy!

LC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at Houlihans in Geneva. We like the fact that the menu has just enough variety and that the specials are for extended periods of time, not just that day. I find that their ahi tuna is consistently the best whether in appetizer form or in the salad. They cook the burgers exactly as ordered, be that medium rare or well done. The Geneva Houlihans is an excellent restaurant.

JO
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was very nice, quick service, excellent food, I eat here at least once a month and have never been disappointed!

CB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

$5 burger night brought us in. Good service; good food. OpenTable reservations to boot!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was not good portions were small

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It Took over a half hour to get our food.

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