It's hard to find a good oyster
It's hard to find a good oyster bar in Denver. But we took a shot and went to Highland Pacific. We were pleasantly surprised...comfortable, casual, great food. A real neighborhood kind of gathering place and we don't live in the neighborhood. We'll definitely be going back!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A local gem
The food is amazing and the staff is wonderful! This is by far, one of my favorite restaurants. A local gem.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent and can't wait to go
we enjoyed Highland Pacific very much. A good variety on the menu, even for non seafood lovers. casual but upscale atmosphere, nice neighborhood feel. we had oysters and scallops. and Monday night was half price crab legs, 1/2 pound for $12. a great deal. We will definitely return again and hope to get there on one of the nights with live music!
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Highland Pacific Restaurant
The service was excellent, the food tasted great and we were surprised at how easy it was to make a reservation one half hour before dinner time.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had happened upon Highland Pacific's Facebook page months ago and that was on my agenda for a visit to Denver. We grew up in Mississippi and spent a few years in Louisiana and currently live in the Northwest so any opportunity to get some crawfish and fried catfish, we jump at it ! We didn't expect it to be great but we were pleasantly surprised! The crawfish poboy, fried catfish with étouffée sauce, hushpuppies and red beans and rice were all authentic. Excellent food and atmosphere- I give this restaurant 5 stars and we will definitely return when visiting the Denver area.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food for moderate prices.
Great food for moderate prices. Felt like we were the only ones there. Very nice atmosphere.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brought us back to the east coast!
Crab cake sandwhich was unbelievable! Absolutely no fillers, and perfectly seasoned. The Caesar salad was not swimming in dressing; a perfectly balanced and crisp salad. Our server was attentive, knew the menu, and was helpful in suggesting a solid wine. We favored every bite, and the ambiance was energetic; the clientele: a mix of post work suits and displaced surfers missing the oceanfront fresh seafood locales found in New England or the beaches of California. Will definitely be back for more!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The oysters were fresh and
The oysters were fresh and wonderful. The food was awesome. Four of us each ordered something different and then rotated plates so everyone had a bite. All four dishes were very good. The paella was the best dish we had! The wine selection was small, but the wine was good and not over priced. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Meal and Excellent Service!
We went there for dinner last weekend and loved the food, ambiance, service and especially the happy hour deals!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ONLY complaint I would have about this little gem is the clam chowder. It was a disappointment-overpowering wine and bacon flavor-very little clam flavor.
However, the entire rest of the meal from the peel and eat shrimp available by the pound, the hush puppies, our entrees and dessert were just exceptional!! Personally, I had the scallops and they were cooked perfect with the right balance of side dishes.
The cost was VERY reasonable!! They have specials every day and on our day, it was half off (their already reasonable prices) a bottle of wine! The service was excellent, our water glasses never went unfilled. I will definitely be hitting this little place up again!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't know why we waited so long
Went to Highland Pacific Friday night for the first time. GREAT service at the bar, very friendly, decent wine, had my fave Gin (Hendricks), food was very good, and the Oysters were fabulous! We'll be back soon!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A happy anniversary
This restaurant had a definite neighborhood feel. From the fruit and cheese plate, to the fresh, crisp salad with tasty walnuts and raspberry vinegar estate dressing, to the beautiful and delicious shrimp with andouille sausage and grits..it was all delightful.
Our waiter was friendly and helpful, attentive without hovering. We had a great time and will be sure to return.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but slow service
My husband and I entertained a close friend who was in town. We had a great dinner. Only downside is we waited a very long time from being seated to having a wait person come to our table.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice menu
The menu had a good variety without being complicated. The seafood had a nice fresh tast to it and was cooked perfectly. I had the scallops and my partner had the cajun chicken fried chicken. We had a great meal. Try the "Pomma Mamma" martini it is great! Our server was a little slow at times but it did not matter as it gave us time to relax and enjoy our drinks.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really like it here
We love the Asian calamari salad. Generally everything we have had has been really good. Also we have found that the house wines are generally decent without being crazy expensive. We found this place kind of by accident and have kept going back.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We keep going back again and again
One a half dozen bluepoints at the bar, then moved to a table for wonderful fresh fish, mussels, wine and cheese plate for dessert.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
After reading mixed-bag reviews on Yelp, I decided to give this place a shot - glad I did! Seafood in Denver can be hit or miss - Highland Pacific is a hit. Will definitely be back!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for the oysters
Our daughter wanted to try oysters. She tried some from east and west coast. She loved it! I'm not an oyster fan and had the Cajun chicken sandwich. There is food for all tastes. Great neighborhood gem. I would recommend this restaurant.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not extraordinary but solid
A friend and I went here for dinner recently and were both pleased but not wowed by the experience. The service was attentive and helpful, and the food had good flavor. However, my seafood cioppino was slightly overpowering on seasoning. My friend's lobster dish could use less bacon flavor. Overall though, the dinner was nice. Thursday is half price bottles of wine so that was a great deal, and the dessert (bread pudding foster -- yeah, it was a mix of 2 desserts) was delicious.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our 20th by
We celebrated our 20th by having oysters for our entire dinner, they were fabulous. Our waitress was very attentive. We will be back for any occasion.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highland Pacific is a great new find for us! We were super pleased and plan on returning! The crab was awesome!!! My husband was laughing at me because I was having a love affair with my food.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The seafood cioppino was great.Didn't feel rushed to eat and run. Noise levels allowed for good conversation.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good seafood at reasonable prices
Simple but tasty dishes, the chippino and seafood pasta were very good, and the service was fabulous
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well located in nice neighborhood.
Well located in nice neighborhood. Good prices for tasty food. We were seated in middle room which isn't as desirable as other seating areas. Friendly staff and good bartender.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had never heard of this restaurant and expectations were not high. Great food, well priced, nice staff, and could actually carry on conversation without yelling, a miracle in today's Denver dining. Will definitely return
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful new Creole menu!
We came in for the fish and chips, which we've always loved at Hi Pac, and were initially disappointed when we found that their menu has changed. We went ahead with dinner anyway and we are so glad we did! My fried catfish with crawfish etouffee was so delicious I ate every single bite, despite the fact that I am NOT a seafood person! We always get friendly service here and the live music is usually really good.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM