Houlihan's - Champaign
Went there for a business dinner on a Friday night and was only offered a "special events" menu, which was extremely limited, not to mention disappointing. Like the place a lot, but this should be made clear somehow up front when a person is deciding where to go.
Perfect setting on the outside patio with live music and great food to celebrate my birthday — loved it!
The food was very good and service was good. Amplifier way too loud for performer and space. Unable to talk over the music. Setting is lovely.
We had a great steak dinner and ended with dessert. All was delicious!
We reserved a table to celebrate our anniversary. We arrived early and enjoyed a glass of wine at the bar. We were seated at one of the private booths on the elevated floor and were treated like celebrities. Dinner was fantastic. We ordered house salads which are now served on shredded lettuce with delicious vegetables. The entrees arrived on time and not while we finished our salads. That is a first class touch. Our server suggested the hot fudge brownie desert. WOW what a great choice. A mountain of ice cream and whipped cream topped with crushed heath bar arrived for desert. It is a must.
Great job. Best meal in town at a great value.
The service was absolutely horrible but I believe they were extremely short-staffed for a July 4th party. Our server had 10+ tables and simply could not keep up.
Also, do not order the potstickers unless you like extremely spicy food.
Would have preferred soup served before my entree, not with it, but the soup was good. Sauces with calamari were not the best match--maybe cocktail sauce instead of marinara? But I had the filet-- cooked and seasoned perfectly. And I enjoyed the Orange Crush drink. Very accommodating to those of us dining before the fireworks show.
Great food and service on this 4th of July!!
It was great, big improvement. The last visit was only average, food was not that great. Keep improving, we enjoy the music from the bands.
Convenient to U if I athletic complexes. Great place to meet for a business lunch. Service was fast and very good!
Not much of a choice for brunch. Waiting for food was long. Bacon was cold. French toast was just warm.
two moms and four adult children went out for dinner. the food was delicious. our service was wonderful. we will definitely recommend it to friends and go again when we are in the area.
I most appreciated the friendly and courteous service. All 4 in our party loved every bite served. We had ample space around us. I would have liked cushioned chairs instead of hard wood.
The other parts requested that we repeat the same reservation next month. We was a great evening.
Good service, but they overcooked my steak. Nice outdoor environment.
Friendly staff, prompt preparation of our order for 7 and our server even took time to take s couple pics and congratulate our son on his graduation!
We were pleased to find a restaurant for Easter with a sit down menu rather than a buffet which would have been crowded and difficult with children. Our server , Chloe, was efficient and kind and patient. The menu was a nice mix. The food was prepared well, unfortunately my french toast was luke warm and the wait time for our meals was a bit long considering at that time of the morning the restaurant was only 1/3 full. Drink prices a bit steep. We had a good experience, maybe not excellent. We will return.
Surprisingly great food, really good prices. No complaints, will be back.
We had great food and a quiet atmosphere so we could catch up with our friends (group of six). Very enjoyable evening!
Excellent food, everyone was satisfied with their meals. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. The menu has a wide variety too.
We had yet another great experience at Houlihans. Though it was a super busy night, the hostess accommodated my request for additional people in my party. We all had great meals and great service. The nachos, which I hadn't had before, are fabulous.
Great place to eat especially if you're going to the arena for anything. Right across the street can walk over and walk back to your car or event. We make reservations - helps to avoid any wait time.
Great food and service. Went for dinner before the Illini basketball game and we were able to retain our parking space for the game at a reasonable price.
We had a very nice brunch at the Houlihan's in Champaign. The menu had a good range of both breakfast and lunch options. I chose the veg omelette which was very good and accompanied with a nice size cup of fresh berries. The service was excellent. Our reservation was at 11, and the restaurant wasn't crowded so we didn't feel rushed to leave, and had time to sit and talk.
Always, always, always a great experience at Champaign Houlihans. Great food, love the atmosphere. I was there with my family celebrating my birthday.
Always good food. I love their scallops and salads. Nice place to talk.
Went on New Year's Eve and was surprised that they were not very busy. Our server was nice but a little awkward - he may have been new. When I asked for a glass of prosecco - he replied would you like a 6 or 9 oz pour which is not applicable to the sparkling wines as they are served in a flute. Food was good, started with wings and the small spinach dip. The spinach dip had an interesting sweetness to it, not sure I enjoyed that aspect. My guest enjoyed his stuffed chicken entrée. I had the Kansas City Strip which was much thinner than I expected - it looked much more like a boneless ribeye than a strip. Potatoes on both entrées were tasty but extremely dry. Also, I've been in some of the corporate owned Houlihan's and while I know this location is a franchise, I think they really missed the mark on the ambiance - this location could benefit from remodel to attract a younger crowd.
Good Food that is reasonable priced.
Wonderful food and great experience for quiet dinner conversations.
Attentive friendly staff, quiet comfortable atomosphere that feels pleasing with a touch of elegance. Great for a date or just a relaxing evening out. American food with some nice twists that make it not feel like everyday. Our family always enjoys it.
Always great food food and great service from Francisco!
Houlihan's is a go-to spot for family, friends, and business colleagues. Everyone can find something on the menu that appeals to them.
Always a good stop for dinner before a concert.
Our waiter was nice, but was borderline inappropriate. He saw that we were 3 single ladies and took every opportunity to tell us he loved us and that we were hi kind of women. It was a little creepy. Our drinks took forever because "the bar was backed up" and then our food took forever because apparently the kitchen was backed up. We got there at 5:45 and we did not leave until 7:40 and we were late for our concert! I might go back, but not if I am on a schedule.
I brought my "girls night out" group for our monthly night out, one of whom is in a "skooter". All went well, we were comfortable and though the music was a little loud we had a nice evening.
I met a friend for lunch and had a lovely time. The food was delicious. The only thing I would love to see is a few more options of non-spicy foods. Sometimes I just want a little less spice or seasonings/spreads.
I ordered beer battered cod and my wife ordered ribs. It seemed that the ribs were boiled with sauce painted over. The beer batter was thin and soggy and the cod was overcooked and dry. The fries were warm. The calamari was ok. Very disappointing dinner.
It was good except my special order was not properly arranged/served.
The hostess acted as server as big tables slowed down staff. Great job on her part! Noise level is only complaint still
Wine was overpriced, salad was mediocre (kale needs to be cut off of its thick fibrous middle and in pieces I can actually fit into my mouth). The soup was delicious and we really enjoyed the live music on the patio. My daughter's pizza tasted like a cheap microwavable one. Disgusting.