Making our vacation perfect
We were on vacation and the food here was amazing. Our server was really rude, but we went to eat not make friends.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had the chicken and waffles
I had the chicken and waffles with very high hopes but it fell flat for me - it was too savory/rich and needed something acidic or vinegary to cut the fattiness/richness, and it needed some crunch. my companion had the fish over succotash and loved it. I would go back.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love to go here! A little
Love to go here! A little noisy on Weekend nites, but the food and service are always excellent!
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Energetic and fun
This place has to be the BEST place in Cambridge!! The food is so fresh and not over priced like some other restaurants in the town. The staff is so friendly and attentive. Been here several times and have not ever been disappointed. Seems to be a real locals hot spot!
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great find! Downtown
What a great find! Downtown Cambridge is really looking up. The truffle fries were fabulous.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
You can't go wrong at The High Spot
We were glad to have a reservation on our Friday night visit. The place seemed full - but there is a back room that we didn't see and people were being escorted there after we were seated in the front. There's an excellent wine list, bottles from $20 to $50, half-price on Tuesdays. The menus is supplemented with specials. We enjoyed arctic char and grouper, both excellent. Our appetizers were also very good - fried oysters and bacon-wrapped prunes. Homemade deserts were delightful.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good For First Timers
Nice Place!! I had to ask what the specials of the night where....Would of liked a better waiter or waitress!!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The High Spot is the best
The High Spot is the best Neighborhood Gem, it has it all. It's alive; It's food is excellent; What more is there to dining out. OH! IALMOST FORGOT, THE PRICE FOR THE FOOD & DRINKS IS THE GREATEST THING!!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just wanted someplace to have a nice meal with my adult family. We have dirven through the area many times and never had time to stop. Glad I took the time to get off the main road a few blocks and have a nice sit down meal. Food, service, and atmosphere were great. We relaxed had a nice meal and then hit the road. Plan to stop again on the way back home.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Salmon was cooked to perfection and the steak my husband had was exactly as ordered. If given the chance, I would have licked my plate! Delicious food and friendly staff. Not stuffy or fancy, but not too casual, either. A great place to go on a dinner date with friends. I'd like to hear a little music in the background. It seemed a little quiet at times. We will certainly return.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great meal, in such
Always a great meal, in such a friendly atmosphere. Creative dishes, along with some delicious stand-bys.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place! Great food, interesting menu and specials. But last couple of times the wait staff seem less experienced. Wanting to know what we would like to drink without offering and drink menus. Had to ask about the specials. And ask for more drinks. Not as attentive as in earlier visits
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great beer selection. Food
Great beer selection. Food was good. Lots of diverse selections for food choices. Had the Frites, Pickles, Burger and Fish Taco's. Had Creme Brulee for desert with espresso. All was good with the exception of the service. Was a very busy night, but our server dropped the ball a bit. The manager made up for the mistakes, comped some coffee and took something off the bill. Was nice and unexpected. The overall experience was great, and would definitely go back.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Crab soup was fantastic,
The Crab soup was fantastic, and the rest of the meal was delicious. The service was also great. We arrived late in the evening, after the main dining times. We asked for bread and they had served it all earlier, so the waiter baked a loaf fresh for us. Extremely accommodating. We will be back the next time we are in Cambridge.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mac and Cheese
Love the kids Mac and Cheese-with America Cheese, it comes on a lunch plate with dessert. Yum!!! My parents love the smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese, but it is not as good as mine.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chef Patrick was very accommodating to my small group when our morning plans changed. We arrived and were seated promptly by attentive waitstaff. Food was delicious and prepared to order. We would've paid twice as much for the same food in Annapolis! We were not rushed and stayed for an extra cup of coffee. Definitely our "High Spot" of our Cambridge outing. Can't wait to return and try "Stoked"....I've heard the food is equally good!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the ambience, employees and the
food is always excellent! We prefer the
Bar side and reservations are a must!
We have been to the High Spot many
times and it has always been consistent.
Have had many items on the
menu and all are terrific!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A mistake... not to go
This restaurant lacks nothing found at any eatery in a big city. It's clean, classy, upbeat, energetic, fresh, stylish, for the young of heart and the food is fantastic! Where on the planet can you get terrific burger and handmade fries half price at only $4.50... 3-6pm
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, noisy
I had salmon oscar, one of the three dinner specials, and it was quite good. My wife and our guests also liked their entree choices. By request, we were seated in the room away from the bar, but it was still very noisy and hard to hear each other even at a table for four people. Something should be done to soften the acoustics in the room so that patrons will not need to speak loudly to be heard over the chatter of the other diners.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad we found this place!
Your visit to Cambridge will not be complete until you go to High Spot! We stumbled upon this restaurant and it has never disappointed us. This is a great neighborhood place. The menu is not extensive but there is something to please everyone. The food is outstanding. We dined here for both lunch and dinner with our children, and we were all very satisfied. The service is great as everyone is extremely friendly and attentive. You can't go wrong here!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Crab Soup
They serve a delicious crab soup. Highly recommend it.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food for all
we have now been back a few times because the food is sooooo good. The menu offers a twist on popular dishes. My husband had the shepards pie and loved it. I usually get the fish tacos because they are delicious - but this time got the flat iron steak special - so tasty on top of mash potato and grilled asparagus. my son always gets the mac and cheese - which you can choose from about 5 or 6 different cheeses. They also have a great selection for desert - save room! wine list was good - and good selection of beers on tap. our waitress was great - always smiling. we sat near the hostess and she would periodically check in as well. Great place to eat. Thank you High Spot - for giving us a great place to eat.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great, as always.
Food was great, as always. Not as noisy as in the past, despite there being lots of diners.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The atmosphere is so refreshing, the service genuine and excellent, and the food a nice surprise.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for dinner on a Saturday night, good specials with lots to choose from. We enjoyed appetizers and beers, plus we all had dessert too. The room we were in (the Amber room) was a little crowded and the noise level got too high at times (it was almost full most of the time we were there), it was hard to hear the others at our table, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't go there again. They had a few outdoor tables, would have been a good choice to try that out, it was a nice night! The chef has another place in Cambridge that just opened, Stoked, and we went there a few weeks ago, that place was awesome too! Worth the drive from anywhere within 50 miles!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
High Spot was recommended by the Hyatt and Yelp. We enjoyed the food, service, beer and atmosphere. We would recommend the Salmon Oscar and Oyster Pot Pie.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My girlfriend and I frequent here often. The food is always great, it can get a little noisey when full, but not annoying. Our server, kaitlyn. M. was great! Was very attentive....will request her to be our server in the future! Thanks for another great meal!!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great First Experience
Our department of four wanted to go off hotel grounds for a small celebration and the High Spot was a great choice. Nice list of draft beers (though no local brews like Burley Oak or Evolution), interesting menu, wonderful selection of appetizers. We shared the pretzels, deviled eggs, mahi mahi bites and shrimp/bacon wraps and enjoyed them all. I had the Steak Diane which was very good thought i would have preferred the fries on the side. Others were satisfied with the salmon and salads. Would definitely recommend and will return.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The pot pies were perfect for a rainy night after a long triathlon! Great beers and wonderful service.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
High Spot Hits the Spot
The food here is very good, and even the standards (like a steak sandwich for lunch) are done with innovation in mind. The wine list is good -- house wines are good choices at reasonable prices, and there are plenty of excellent micro-brews available for beer-lovers. The noise level can be a little high on the bar side (the restaurant occupies two adjoining rooms with the bar in the one where you enter). If you don't like noise when the scene gets active, ask for the other room. We've enjoyed the High Spot for a night out as a couple, for business meetings, and as a place for our "dinner group" to meet. Cambridge is in the middle of a renaissance and this place is part of it.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Waitress was not
Great food. Waitress was not very friendly and when we tried to ask her questions about items on the menu she made faces at us as if we should know how the items were prepared. Couldn't decide if it was because we weren't local or it was late and she was just tired.
9/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
A very nice place for good food and drinks. Good service.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beef & Gravy Fries!
It's not always on the menu, but it's worth the trip when you ask anyway. They brought us back for a second time. Great collection of eclectic American menu items and a serious microbrew collection.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my father to dinner and our waiter was excellent. Got us some happy hour prices five minutes before it ended!! Dad had the apple turnover for dessert and it was delicious! Topped with ice cream and drizzled with caramel. Love that they use local pruduce and food!!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The place to go!
The High Spot is always tops. The food is great, wonderful choice of beers. The staff is attentive and friendly, and your never feel hurried. This is a favorite place for us to meet and enjoy food and friendship. I highly recommend!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been here 3 times and have never been disappointed. The service is friendly and not pushy, atmosphere is a relaxed elegance, fit for jeans or dressy, and the food is absolutely divine! Definitely worth a visit, whether for a nice dinner out, lunch with an old friend, or date night. *Also kid friendly
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great easy-to-like place
6 of us (3 adults, 3 kids) went here for a Friday night dinner while visiting Cambridge -- attentive service, good food, pleasant vibe. Highly recommended. Calimari were especially good!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rough start, great recovery
Overall, a really nice experience. Our group of five loved the vibe of the place. Really fun place to be. Great menu. Nice beer selection. Our meals were all delicious. One huge negative, though...server brought us very warm glasses for our beer. That was early in the evening, and kind of made us ready to write-off the place, but they really recovered with a wonderful meal. I know my wife and I will be back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
All the reviews said this place was very loud, and it was. But it was an interesting local place with pretty good food (my husband's NY strip was pretty fatty but everything else was great) and an interesting atmosphomere.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for Cambridge!
excellent food with some interesting menu items (blowfish tails - which were sold out). Nice craft beer list. Much too loud for a business dinner but a lot of fun for meeting friends.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dinner at the High Spot
Great food and service. Great variety on the menu as well as the beer or wine list. Steak special was just that.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the High Spot
I have dined at the High Spot many times now and the food and service are consistantly wonderful. From their chef-inspired-pub type menu to the wonderful selection of beers, wines, and coctails, the High Spot is delightful.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
THE RESTAURANT OF CHOICE
NEVER DISAPOINTS - GREAT FOOD & SERVICE
THE DINING SPACE IS A NICE SCALE FOR DINNING
THE WAIT STAFF IS PROMPT; IS THERE WHEN YOU NEED THEM
THE EASTERN SHORE'S FINEST FOR FOODIES
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM