High Street on Market
High Street on Market

High Street on Market

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.highstreetonmarket.com/
  • Phone: 2156250988x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
    Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Eli Kulp
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available
  • Special Events: Friends and Family Dinners on Tuesday evenings from 9 PM on feature $25 prix fixe menus. See our website for more information!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd
  • Public Transit: 5th or 2nd Street, Blue Line; Septa Market Street Line
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Validated parking is available at the Ritz at the Bourse Movie Theater, Bourse Parking Garage, 400 Ranstead Street on 4th between Market and Chestnut, for $6.50.
A word from High Street on Market
High Street on Market serves Chef Eli Kulp"s contemporary American, hand-crafted, locally-inspired foods. Located on Market Street (formerly High Street during colonial times), High Street's dining room features local artisan work, milk-painted wood walls and factory windows. Counter seating in front of the completely open kitchen makes you feel at home. Eli's food is accompanied by a select wine list featuring winemakers whose work reflects the place and people from which the wine comes. Inventive cocktails include bottled and hand-crafted classics as well as new creations. High Street also serves from morning to afternoon house-baked breads from the local mill, sweet and savory pastries, sandwiches, salads and roman-stye pizza. Eli Kulp is also chef of Fork and was recently named a Food & Wine Magazine 2014 Best New Chef. Craig LaBan, Phiadelphia Inquirer, describes "[his] food [as] hauntingly good'. We hold seats for walk-ins.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
High Street on Market reviews from OpenTable diners
122 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (99)neighborhood gem (58)special occasion (36)hot spot (28)romantic (21)great for brunch (21)great for lunch (20)good for groups (16)notable wine list (16)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Best meal I've ever eaten out.
    DiscerningMe
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Obviously, they're being recognized given their recent accolades, but this is truly the best meal I've ever eaten out. The breads and spreads were phenomenal, the mushrooms amazing and the corn caramelle was perfect. Pair that with excellent service and you have a winner, Eli. We will be back often!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it is cracked up to be!
    elfwilsVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Limited bar menu. Lots of butter and salt. Disappointing Salad of greens was the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bmarie28
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Excellent food, wine list and service. The basil pasta melted in my mouth. My favorite dish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd best new restaurant in country?
    Docyellowbird
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I'll start by saying the service was unparalleled the quality and presentation of the food was outstanding. The only issues I had were the portions were described as not family style but not small portions...to be honest, these were small portions at best. The wine list although very reasonably price was very limited. I think it would be ideal to allow for a byob option. Overall we will certainly be back
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    RespilosaVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We've eaten here several times before, for both lunch and dinner, and are always pleased. The menu is extremely appealing and the food lives up to both the media hype and the menu itself. The setting is city comfortable and relaxed. Plenty to eat no matter what your restrictions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Let down...
    mds622
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I'm disappointed by my experience at High Street. I had been wanting to check out the restaurant for quite some time now and decided to take a foodie- friend for his Birthday dinner. To start, the service was lacking. Our server messed up both of our drink orders and once we ordered, we never saw him again. The best part of the meal was the bread (which you have to actually order?!) Being known for artisan bread, I thought maybe bread would be served for the table. The angry crab spaghetti was underwhelming and incredibly salty. The mushrooms were the one good dish of the meal. And to top it all off, I had called and asked for them to bring out a dessert with a candle in it, and they forgot. Overall, it was just an expensive disappointment
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • got2go
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My friends and I had a wonderful evening there and really enjoyed the dining experience. The food was well prepared and quite unusual.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JeffTrexlerVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had a delicious meal at High Street. Our children enjoyed the menu very much and we appreciated being able to share our plates with each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gourmet food and attentive service
    Pretheatrediner
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Don't be afraid to go with the chef's choice - we did, and had no regrets. The kitchen sends out its choices; we wouldn't necessarily have selected them, but it would have been our loss. Potted shrimps, Mushrooms, Green Tea Garganelli, the lamb and one of the desserts (a type of cream that included goat's milk, the name of which I can't remember) were all standouts. Go easy on the bread so you can finish everything else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A few stand-out dishes
    RichVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The space is lovely, and the service is good. We had the tasting menu. The potted shrimp appetizer and striped bass collar entree were amazing; I mean really, really great. A multi-layer sorbet crumble dessert with raspberry creme was also excellent. The other dishes.... The octopus pasta dish looked great, but all we could taste was the massive dose of saffron. The duck over green tea pasta tasted weird and had disgusting presentation; it looked like cat food. Their wine program needs work. I asked for something light, dry, and most of all, not sweet. I was forced to try a rich Gewürztraminer. Uhhh. Then I was served one wine that tasted like brie, followed by a wine with so much apple flavor, I thought it might be cider. Choose carefully.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening
    Bigsprout
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Imaginative, fresh,surprising. The pastas house made, the Arctic char was perfectly cooked with a crisp skin and melt-in-your mouth flesh, and the selection of house baked breads was fantastic. We ordered the 8 course let-the-chef-select-the-dishes and were not disappointed. Portions were generous. Staff super knowledgeable and friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and inventive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Beets with a beef broth? Onefof the many fabulous dishes we tasted. The lamb ceviche was stellar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wednesday visit
    LarInPhilly
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I stopped the restaurant earlier because considering a party of four reservation. Noisy due to reflection off the hard walls. The maitre d' turned away from me when I asked some questions about the menu. Nonetheless, I was asked to make a reservation for two. We gave it a try on a Wednesday night, just the two of us. The arctic char was extremely oily, being generally oily, it was too oily as prepared. The mushroom small plate was quite good. Surprised by a pasta only entree menu, possibly lack of menu research. The server, unlike my maitre d' experience, was initially cool but when I liked his wine recommendation turned quite cordial. Two small plates, a salad and the mushrooms + wine/cocktails = $96 before tip; reasonable.
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  • Every bite delicious
    Eatandtell
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Each course was perfectly presented, balanced tastes, and wonderful. Food was interesting, even amusing as the plate of different textured beets. Portions were restrained. I would recommend the tasting menu for a full dinner meal. I plan to return to sample breakfast and lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best food in Philly
    PhlFoodie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Loved everything we got. So delish!! The mushroom and beets were so good. The pastrami pasta was the best thing to ever hit my mouth.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Somewhat confusing menu but server was helpful with descriptions of amounts and wine pairings. The noise level, however, marred the experience (all the better to concentrate on the excellent food, I suppose) and the barware did not do justice to the unique and delicious artisan cocktails.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative and Delicious.
    YumInMyTumVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Heard some good things about this new restaurant and tried it the other night. It was a bit expensive but so worth it. The menu was creative and so delicious. Each dish I tasted was amazing. The Spicy Crab Pasta was my favorite! The space is small so I imagine when others taste and realize how wonderful it is, it will be packed. I am now dying to try the brunch and lunch too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food made from scratch
    Thar
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    All of the food was made from scratch and to order to include the pasta. My aunt only does a gluten free diet and the chef was able to accommodate her by making one of our pastas gluten free and giving her gluten free bread. Everyone was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed the food greatly and the restaurant had a relaxing atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What Happened?!
    jlffool
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Something must have been going on in the kitchen. This was one of the worst service experiences I've ever had. I had two children with me (7 and 9) too and they just couldn't get it together. We got some food, waited over an hour for other food. It was just a mess.
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  • A Tasting Temptation
    Lindy
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Small plates, small portions, small eclectic menu in a neighborhood with many mediocre restaurants...we will return for another sampling but not for a while...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eli and Ellen strike again!
    Jimfromtheburbs
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Following an amazing, large birthday dinner event at Fork two months earlier (immediately following "the fire"), when all hands were on deck to make sure our event took place without a hitch, we decided to try Fork's little sister, to partake more casually in Eli Kulp's creative offerings. We were not disappointed. Truly "fit for foodies", High St on Mkt's approach to fish, meats, and vegetarian offerings is so innovative and pleasant. (Their home-baked breads and accompaniments are fabulous, as well.) Though we found the ambience to be nice with its openness and informality, truly High St stands out as a gem for sustainable, modern dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Fathers Day
    Amber
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We took our dad (a huge foodie) here for Fathers Day and had a great time. The food was delicious, but I wish their menu had at least one or two "safe staple options" for people who aren't as adventurous. The selections were pretty unique, and the quality of the food was great overall. Their bread plate with all of the spread is definitely worth trying. The only thing we were bummed about was that their menu apparently didn't get updated online, so the menu we looked at prior to booking our reservation wasn't the same menu we had to choose from. My dad had his eye on the rabbit entree when he picked the place and it was no longer an option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time winner.
    FredfromReadingVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I have been to fork several times, my favorite of all Philly restaurants. My visit to High Street on Market was just as memorable. My date and I had the Chef's tasting and every dish was as great as the last one. If you haven't been go quickly, you are missing a great meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SuzieVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The dinner was way too expensive for what we got. Charging for bread and spreads is unacceptable, especially when the spreads were small smears on a board.
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  • Chef/Wine Tasting
    AnimatedxDiner
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Service - very attentive, knowledgeable about the wine, cleared quickly. Salad - somewhat disappointing despite good seasoning/variation of pickled and raw greens (heavy on the dressing (pooled in bowl)) Fois Gras Shrimp pot - excellent, Bread board - exceptional and the Pastrami Ragu w/ Dill oil - well composed in flavor/texture/presentation. The desserts were a low point - the pound cake, while delectable, was a bit dry in the mouth with the amount of oat topping. Additionally, trifle was a heavy desert to follow pastas. Nevertheless, delightfully thoughtful experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Good, but not great
    amalyutinVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    It was one of those weird experiences, when you commonly liked everything you ate (except desserts in our case), the food was very creative and inventive, the service was great in the beginning with some little flows by the end, the ambiance was cozy and nice, the value was absolutely great ($45 for 8 courses), but you still can't say if you wish to return. Why?.. Because almost every dish was filled with carbs and fat and none of them were so yummy and so remarkable that it gave you a craving to repeat the experience. we left stuffed and not very happy. Might be it's just not "our cup of tea" because we've read all these positive reviews expecting it to be so great, but we are not hooked to this place and you judge for yourself.
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  • The High Street
    effoc
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I had really high expectations for this restaurant considering the amount of press it has recently received. With that said, the restaurant didn't completely live up to those expectations though it was very good and I would recommend it to others. The food was inventive but I wasn't blown by any of the dishes on our tasting menu. Don't get me wrong, it was still better than most restaurants. It just wasn't as good as I expected. If you're a foodie - check it out. If not, go somewhere with those staples you know you'll enjoy.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy but left hungry
    zebra1024
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food was outstanding, but servings are a bit small if your very hungry. Waiters and Waitress were very professional and went out of the way to make our meal memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Modern continental tapas
    TeddyzVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Small plates well presented with excellent combinations of flavor and textures. Pasta dishes are superb, great organic breads and don't forget the martinis. Been here several times and never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    JohnnyDeeVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The food here is high quality fresh, innovative menu. Had dinner here late after a play so only had appetizers but loved the bread served with the Green Chickpea hummus. The vegetables in the Spring Fry were delicious. Husband enjoyed the smoke duck ragu. Planning on going back for dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant is amazing!
    SG12VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I was so impressed with High Street on Market! I went for lunch and dinner. For lunch, my mom and I had the duck meatball sandwich, the world's best grilled cheese, and the broccoli salad. All were delicious. High Street has a phenomenal bread program. I went back for dinner and was amazed at how different the restaurant at night...dimly lit, great soundtrack, casual in a great way. My friends and I tasted a ton of the small plates, in addition to several pastas. The dishes were all incredibly creative and flavorful. High Street does great things with vegetables. (Note: the vegetables are not usually vegetarian.) The gorgeous pastas are all made in-house daily. The wine list was great and service blew me away. Definitely eat here!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Eli Kulp is a genius
    FanFromPhillyVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Had the tasting menu and it was a truly remarkable meal. Started with fantastic drinks and ended with delicious desserts. Could have had a dozen of the lobster knuckles and a whole bowl of the rhubarb jam served with their home made bread. Will return very soon!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • This is the sister to FORK? Really?
    JohnnyOVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Limited menu that seemed to be trying way to hard. Pasta was good but not worth the price. Was really excited to done here knowing it is tied to the legendary FORK which it is connected to. The best part was the bread which is made in house. Overall I'd say a miss for dinner. But I hear that breakfast is pretty decent.
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  • Interesting locally grown food
    eat2live
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    the food here was good and very interesting. we liked the crispy leaves and excellent bread. entrees were decent portions and the wine list was respectable.
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    good for groups
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  • Inventive, brilliant local food
    SeriousE
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My wife and I were blown away by the tremendous Fare. It's a tapas like approach to local cuisine, and perhaps a little too salty on occasion but overall delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll done
    Minicityexplorer
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Loved the ambiance, loved the service. Waiter Nate was at tentative and charming. When the food came out it was even better than I expected. Perfection
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow and Inadequate Service
    4Group
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We dined here as a group of 4 last week. Our service was very slow and waiter did not make typical rounds as he did with other tables. We took the time and calculated out the tips and separated the bill for each of our 4 credit cards. After 10 min the waiter came back (seeming displeased) and stated that the total for our credit cards to be rung up must be the total sum exactly as per total on bill - that we cannot add on the tip amount - which is the first we've ever heard of this. So we had to take the time and recalculate and make sure the total did not exceed the total on the bill. It's very disappointing that the total time spent at restaurant for standard dinner was almost 3 hours, instead of a typical 2 hour event.
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    notable wine list
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  • Not ready for Prime time
    amram
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Beware of their "specialty" unmarked bottled cocktails (they don't have a bar); we decided to try the martini because that's what we would have ordered had they had a bar. My husband's was acceptable but I had to send mine back twice because it was a sweet, citrusy concoction, not up my alley. It stalled our dinner and instead of comping the last try, they were defensive and gave me a story that this new batch of martini's is using an orange bitter in it (bitters are not an ingredient in a martini). This was on top of their attempt to change my reservation and offer a table next door 2 days before because they got an extra large party, knowing it was a birthday celebration for my husband. Food was great but not enough to recommend.
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    fit for foodies
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  • good for brunch and dinner
    cassie
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    casual/ fine-dining, small plates, unique flavor combinations at dinner amazing breakfast sandwiches at brunch i actually prefer the brunch fare
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High Expectations
    Violoncelle74VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I have read many laudatory reviews of this restaurant over the past few months, and was very excited to get there a few nights ago. Our family of four foodies had a very enjoyable evening. There were a couple of disappointments. Our server neglected to inform us of plates and a wine that we're not available (we ate at 7 PM on a Sunday--apparently late in the week with supplies dwindling). The restaurant was reasonably full; our server seemed a bit frazzled, rushed, and neglecting. The ancillary staff came through, however. The plates we had were extremely well prepared. I look forward to another meal at High on Market St. or Fork
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.