It's literally been years since I was in a Houlihan's , but when the Mexican place I had hoped to dine at was no more, Birthday Girl Friend of The Mistress Of The Dark "BGFOTMOTD" and I decided to give it a shot. Being a Saturday Night, I expected a long wait, but it really wasn't more than 15 minutes, and they let us look at the menu while we waited so that was a plus.
The prices are higher than the average chain. Houlihan's is comparable to Cheesecake Factory in price, but the portions are a little less than TGIFridays and the selections are less than both. This restaurant bore no resemblance to the original location up the road. The atmosphere is perfect for a date night, but since that wasn't the case, "BGFOTMOTD" and I cracked jokes and gagged at the couples in nearby tables and pondered how teenagers could afford to eat there. Then I remembered we were in Mt. Lebanon...and that question was answered. Everyone is rich in Mt. Lebanon. If you are poor, they push you out of the town.