Great food; surprisingly updated
Great food; surprisingly updated for today's tastes. Super staff. Have the Scotch Egg!
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful scotch, great food
Wonderful scotch, great food and good service. I have taken three different groups to eat here and all have loved it. Only complaint (on every occasion) was that the dining room is uncomfortably hot with no control over heating. So I would avoid November through March.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was outstanding. There
Food was outstanding. There was only a set menu without any prices which ended up being very expensive but the quality was worth it. Ambiance is loud but energetic.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I checked off "notable wine
I 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.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate at Highlands for dinner
We 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!!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We 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.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Some 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.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Get the Beef Wellington
Highlands 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.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Explore the Scottish Highlands!
I have taken various friends and groups here and the food and service are always great. Fantastic list of single malts, not to be missed. Also a plus that they do not keep you standing in the bar until all guests arrive, you can have your table and peruse the menu over a scotch while you wait.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for scotch lovers
This place is great for good food and some scottish specialties and for oysters, but the real winner for me
is the list of single malt scotches, which includes several of my all-time favorites !. WOW I had made about 12 phone calls
trying to find a place that had a good scotch list in the village, and this one was the ONLY one.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Place Scottish Style
This is a great date place. Food was delish and the ambience was perfect
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Find in the West Village
If you are looking for a trendy place to go in the West Village, this is the place. I enjoyed a gin cocktail with mint. The tuna was cooked well and I recommend the Whisky Bread. However, this is not a quiet restaurant. There is a din that resonates throughout the restaurant that makes conversation somewhat difficult.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really clever place with excellent food and lovely service. Absolutely everything seemed to be high quality.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Scotland in NYC
Everyone was really friendly from the moment you walked in from the host to the waiter. Food was amazing and the scotch selection was great. The ambience was romantic was well. Will definitely be going back!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is delicous. I went
The food is delicous. I went with a group of friends and we ended up getting a bunch of different appetizers and one entree to share. the plates are small, but very good. Highly recomment the prawn and crab toast and the ricotta sampler.
The cocktails are also really fun and delicous!
If you are a whiskey fan....definitely try this place
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like being back on the Isle of Mull
My husband took me here for my birthday. We went to Scotland on our honeymoon and lived it, so the prospect of trying a Scottish restaurant was appealing. We split the scallops, which were delicious. I had bangers & mash and my husband had the Beef Wellington. Both were excellent. The sticky toffee pudding made us feel like we were back in Scotland - so delicious! The waitress made excellent wine suggestions. My husband ordered a whisky with dessert. When it turned out they had only 1/2 a pour left, they comped us the drink, which was very nice of them. If you sit in the window, you may get to see free movies across the street (hint: look up!) I would definitely come back. My husband is talking a out going there for his birthday, too!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm going to have to go back often to try all the scotch flights. Salmon app to die for
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Great Dinner!
Saw Highlands for the first time driving past in a cab, could only see candlelight shining through the floor to ceiling glass windows and wanted to check it out. SO glad we did, had an amazing dinner and great experience. Loved the ambience, very nice, dimly lit but still with some music to make it lively.
We had an outstanding waiter who went out of his way to recommend the blue crab toast appetizer and it was incredible. I ordered the pork chop which was one of the best I've had and my girlfriend ordered the bangers and mash which was also very good - neither of us had english sausage before can't provide quality feedback here. Topped it off with salted chocolate tart for dessert = beyond delicious. Loved the cocktails too!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely and Good
I am HUGE on ambiance and this place has it in spades. The place is so pretty and always packed beyond comfort so the weeknights I try to come here are generally a bust but on the times i have been here, it's been beautiful and lovely. They have an extensive whiskey list but beware, the plates are small, which I prefer, but feel is something to note just in case you show up hungry- order a few things ;)
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Highlands several times and it's always a consistent experience and exactly what i'm always in the mood for when going there. Beef Wellington! cozy feel. Nice atmosphere at the bar. Good service. The apps and entrees are always solid. Especially the crab toast and the burrata. Desserts the last few times have definitely been disappointing. The sticky toffee pudding is dry and definitely not sticky. The sauce that comes with it is great but there is not enough. Unfortunately they do taste like they've been popped in the microwave and just come out spongey. Other than this I'll keep going!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great drinks and a nice Whiskey/Scotch list. The bar area seemed lively and fun though we sat at a table. Our waiter was pleasant, helpful, and accommodating. However the host was not the friendliest. My pork chop was overcooked and very tough which was disappointing. My friends seemed to enjoy their meals though. The whiskey bread and scotch egg were tasty. It wasn't a bad evening but I won't be rushing back. Plenty other places in the village to try.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great experience at Highlands
Fantastic experience at Highlands. Food was delicious, waiters were courteous and not overbearing. Ambiance was fantastic. The bar area was pretty happening and quite loud, but we sat in the dining area which was much more intimate. I'm still thinking of the butternut squash soup - SO GOOD! Highly recommend Highlands!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great West Village Spot
There is a vibrant bar scene here and ambience is really trendy West Village. We were pleasantly surprised with the food - really very good. The Scotch egg is a standout but all dishes we had were well produced.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere, food and drink
This restaurant solidly performs on all levels. I have visited there twice and have enjoyed both visits. The place is not fancy or pretentious and delivers on a good time.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM