Houlihan’s New Lighter Fare Menu is Delicous! #giveaway #Sponsored #SoEatingThis

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My husband and I do not go out on date’s often enough, we really need to make it more of a priority! This past week we had the pleasure of going on a date to Houlihan’s to try out the new lighter fare menu and it was soooooo good and we had a great time having adult conversation in a great restaurant!

The last time I was in a Houlihan’s was 10 years ago, that location has since closed and a few years ago a new location was built near my house that looks like a whole new Houlihan’s totally different from the one I remember.  From the moment we walked in the door until the moment we left our experience was fabulous. The food, the service and the ambiance all were perfect and we had a lovely date night with memorable food.


houlihans lighter menu


Houlihan’s has a new lighter fare menu and every option sounds mouth-wateringly delicious. It took us awhile to decide as it all sounded so good but we ended up both ordering from the lighter fare menu, he got the Miso Grilled Salmon with stir-fried quinoa and steamed edamame and I ordered the Rice-Noodle Salad with Ginger-Soy Prime Top Sirloin with chili-lime dressing. Both these meals were amazing!


houlihans asian rice noodle salad


I was surprised at all the flavor and the spicy kick that my salad had. All too often I feel like restaurants are afraid of bold flavors and the food turns out being forgettable, this Rice-Noodle Salad from Houlihan’s is not a meal I will forget and it is definitely one I will return to enjoy again!


houlihans salmon


My husband loved his salmon as well and said it was the best piece of salmon he has had at a restaurant in a long time, high praise from him! The stir-fried quinoa was delicious and surprised him since he had never had quinoa before. Before we enjoyed our meals we split the chicken lettuce wrap appetizer which was delicious too. I have had chicken lettuce wraps at several restaurants and even make them at home, but these are the best I have ever had. We were so stuffed from all the delicious food that we had no room for dessert, but next time I plan on enjoying the Key Lime Mousse (also from the lighter fare menu).


houlihans chicken lettuce wraps


houlihans appetizer chicken lettuce wraps


Houlihan’s was not only delicious and low in calories but it was budget friendly! Our 2 entrees plus an appetizer and 2 drinks was $52! The service was very fast, which we appreciated since the baby came along, and everything was delicious, we will definitely be back! Be sure to follow Houlihan’s on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram, fair warning you will be hungry from all the delicious images!

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About Ellen Peppercorn

Hi my name is Ellen Peppercorn and I am a 32 year old happily married mom to 5 little girls living in Columbus, Ohio. My husband, my five girls and my faith are the most important things in my life, they are my world! After starting That Chic Mom (formerly Thrifty & Chic Mom) five years ago I am happily blogging daily here about all of the things I love… fashion, beauty, family, cooking and all the products that help me be a better mom or make my life easier as a mom.


  1. Mary Allen says:

    I would love to try the Miso Grilled Salmon!!

  2. I’d want to try the Key Lime Mousse

  3. I’d love to try the lemon and herb grilled chicken

  4. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I’d like to try the Lemon & Herb Grilled Chicken!

  5. tammy shelton says:

    The Lemon & Herb Grilled Chicken sounds good.

  6. Rice Noodle Salad with Steak!

  7. jen peak says:

    Ginger soy prime top sirloin sounds delightful

  8. Terry Maigi says:

    I would like to try the lemon and herb grilled chicken! Sounds so yummy!

  9. I’d like to try the Lemon & Herb Grilled chicken! :)

  10. I would like to try the lemon and herb grilled chicken!

  11. The salmon looks awesome!

  12. Lemon & Herb Grilled Chicken sounds good!

  13. ashley cossette says:

    I’d love to try their herb chicken! yum!!

  14. Melissa Moore says:

    The lemon herb grilled chicken

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