Get the Beef WellingtonHighlands is the absolute best of Scottish cuisine. The Beef Wellington is out of this world. If they have the lamb burger or haggis special, those are also good bets. It can definitely get loud with the bustling bar scene only partially separated by a brick wall, and when the bar is busy, you might notice that drinks orders from the restaurant come out slower than the food. But the service is otherwise great (and they took one of our slower drinks off the check). They've also got an extensive menu of Scottish whiskies. Highlands is one of our favorite NYC restaurants.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSome of the best meals of my life.And I'm not exaggerating. My partner and I have very different tastes and we both love what's offered at Highlands.
Great cocktail list, good beed (Bellhaven!) and plenty of Scotch (and scotch cocktails).
A little on the loud side but just a little. The bar side is louder than the dining side, obviously.
Service is always great.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are of Scottish descent.We are of Scottish descent. What a thrill to find a place that offers an homage to the old country but with a new twist on old recipes. Salmon, scallops, and an incredible beef Wellington. Handsome waiters. Beautiful decor, but relaxed and comfortable. Tables a bit tight. Great flavors, delicious food. Scotch based cocktails. Loved it.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ate at Highlands for dinnerWe ate at Highlands for dinner on Sunday and really had a wonderful time. We had Ted as our server, and he was impressively knowledgeable about the scotch offerings (made GREAT recommendations) and the food. The restaurant is divided between a dining area and a bar area so we could have a more quiet dinner away from the bar. Will definitely go back!!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI checked off "notable wineI checked off "notable wine list", but what I really mean is notable scotch list! They provide you with a huge binder with info about all the scotch they have if you are not sure what to try. Also have a few Scottish beers the you don't see that often. It was out second time there, food is great, my boyfriend loves the haggis while I'm obsessed with the Scotch eggs.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AM