High Street on Market

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
High Street on Market offers uniquely delicious fare morning, noon, and night. Reservations are available for dinner built around handmade pastas, local vegetables, and farmstead meats. The meal is paired with an all domestic natural wine list and hand crafted seasonal cocktails.




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Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have ever had. Everything was excellent, fresh and flavorfull. Tastes exploded in my mouth. We had the oysters, scallop crudo and chicken nuggs, then monk fish, brussel sprouts and papardelle, followed by the Boston cream cake and apple tart. Even the cappuccino was delicious. The service was as good as the food. Love this place.

OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very late reservation so the place was fairly empty. Charming , rustic, atmosphere. The cheese board appetizer was my favorite part of the meal. Delicious! The steak was good and people liked the crab pasta dish. Our waitress was very good.

XZ
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. The environment was warm and cozy. Great place to meet friends in town. Could be noisy if there is a chatty group. But the food, service and overall home-welcome environment were just remarkable. Highly recommended.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High Street has consistently delivered a fantastic dining experience, with excellent food and a warm, attentative service. We found this place earlier this year and it has become our go to for any special occasions. Tonight was no exceptions. Each course was just the right size, and every item on the plate wonderfully flavored. We will always feel at home at High Street.

S
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant week special was outstanding and the rose wine was delicious.

VC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The hanger steak was excellent, perfectly prepared! Limited menu, however nice choices.

M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food. Great ambiance. Ate here and Vernick food and drink. This was by far far better. Real and creative cooking that’s just delicious. I’ve traveled extensively in Italy and I had one of the best pastas ever here.

CB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

High Street used to be a favorite of ours and seemed to have gone a bit downhill lately but after last night's dining experience I don't think we will be back. The menu has the same level of creativity but the quality and execution (and service) just weren't there. We shared the fish and a mushroom pasta for our mains and the fish was overall very bland with a few spots that were way oversalted. The pasta itself was good but the amount of dried mushrooms used was off balance and it was overall kind of underwhelming compared to pastas we've previously had at High Street.

High Street on Market
Responded on September 24, 2019

Hi Caitlin, Your specific feedback on the food is very helpful and appreciated. I am reaching out privately in hopes of gleaning few more insights from you about your service experience. Thank you. Best, Avery

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JG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Honestly, the service was unacceptable. We waited a little less than ten minutes to even be greeted, and then ended up waiting a total of 20 minutes after our reservation time. We were served WARM drinking water and NO bread...even though we sat literally right next to the bread station. Not that we needed it, but it was sort of an insult to see other tables being served bread and olive oil. I received my oyster course (which i ordered instead of drink) before anyone even started making my BF's drink (the first thing that was even ordered). After ten minutes (and half way through my oysters) we noticed our waitress ask the hostess to make the drink for her (which she should have pawned off ten minutes earlier). We painfully watched the slowest drink in history be made as the hostess kept stepping away to greet others. When the drink was finally completed, she left it at the pass...and by this time we had already been both served our appetizer course. We refused to begin eating out of precedence, and had to ask the hostess to give my BF his drink. Unacceptable to be served two courses before they could manage to make and serve one drink. My appetizer was horrible but the entre was great...even still I wouldn't return for that sort of service.

High Street on Market
Responded on September 24, 2019

Jordan, Thank you for the feedback. I've reached out privately and hope to heard back from you. -Avery

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TC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, I am glad we picked it for restaurant week. I have a 12 year son that's nearing 13, they are not good with "different". Our server was excellent, she made him feel comfortable and still stayed professional with me and my husband. From the wine selection, appetizers to the dessert all the dishes were excellent. The bread with appetizers, was nice, crusty, and flavorful. I work in Center City Philadelphia , my plan is stop by for pastries and coffee before work one day. I also, told my husband I want to check out your breakfast or brunch. Thanks for the food, service and ambiance.

TK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

The service was extraordinary. My appetizer was unrecognizable except for the mega crispy cracker bits which accompanied the dish. It didn’t help that the restaurant was very dark. Both my husband and I ordered “steak and potatoes” as a main course. The meat was very tough and lacked a memorable flavor. The shoestring potatoes were a joke. Imagine a bird’s nest of straw, if you will. That was the appearance and texture of these shoestring potatoes. It was hardly a side dish and could have been used better as a garnish on any other vegetable. I had the ice cream for dessert. It was delicious but the portion was minuscule.

CS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and food. Really felt like a steal coming in for our first experience during restaurant week.

F
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very trendy restaurant. Definitely for foodies!! Not for the meat and potatoes crowd. Service is a little slow.

j
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Nice presentation. My husband is a picky eater and he enjoyed the food. The baratta was excellent.

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Most of our small plates and meals were very good. Beer can chicken came out raw for two of us. They replaced with a new entree and didn't charge us for either which was nice. Service was oddly inattentive at times which was surprising given the amount of staff. Ordered a dessert cocktail and they forgot it. Just felt unpolished given the price point and ambiance.

E
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heard great things and was not disappointed! Awesome food and cocktails!
The chef is amazing.

D
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve wanted to come here since they opened a few (or more) years ago. It was everything I wanted and more! Get the smoked oysters, they will change your life. No where in Philly have I encountered these when eating, even at the well known steak and seafood houses. Though the menu is smaller than most restaurants, there isn’t a poorly executed dish in the place. Service was great-leaving our table alone for long periods of time to allow for uninterrupted conversation and only interjecting at the correct times. We were the first table there and the last one to leave. I will be back very soon.

S
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside this evening at High Street and enjoyed a wonderful dinner. The staff was all attentive and wonderful, yet not overbearing. I look forward to returning to Hight Street on Market.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did our weekly date night! The pizza was amazing! You guys should do it more often.

ME
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pizza pop-up was extremely cute (checkered tablecloths included!) and extremely tasty.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parents in town. The short rib was fantastic and their bread was amazing.

KC
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We have had lunch here many times, but this was our first dinner. It was really fabulous. Like Fork, their sister restaurant, they use really fresh, seasonal ingredients. We started with a tempura soft-shell crab accompanied by a lovely melon salad. It was cooked to perfection. Other starter was burrata accompanied by a similar melon salad. Also delish. For main, we had the sword fish special accompanied by super healthy and delicious grains and greens, and a lovely avocado sauce. Also perfectly prepared. Other main was the beer can chicken with a to die-for mac 'n cheese (not actually mac, but better.) Sublime. We took half the chicken home and reheated it in the oven next day, and it was still succulent. Delicious, creative cocktails too! Wait staff is friendly and attentive without hovering. My only complaint is the prices are a bit high for such a casual place, as compared to Fork, but the food is of such high quality that it's a quibble.

BL
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was disappointing. Pasta was uneventful and bland. The cheese plate was very small.

High Street on Market
Responded on August 10, 2019

Hi Boni, I am sorry to hear your meal at High Street was a disappointment. We pride ourselves on full flavored food, so to hear a dish was bland is something we take seriously. Any chance you recall which pasta it was? We very much value the feedback and truly appreciate it. We hope you'll give us another try sometime! Thank you! Best, Avery

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P
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal, but the seasoning was a tad too salty on the noodles. The bread is delicious and the service is thoughtful and excellent. We would go again, but recommend going before or after the meal time rush. It can get very crowded and noisy. Ingredients are fresh. Cocktails are excellent. Don't recommend the apple cider which is pretty bland and sweet.

F
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I am gluten intolerant & have several food allergies. The waitresses & kitchens were VERY accommodating. Greatly appreciated to their understanding & help. Really delicious "chicken nugs".

W
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding place with phenomenal tasting food and great service.

F
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to High Street twice now for dinner and both times were excellent. The food is unique and perfectly prepared. I particularly enjoy the option to share everything so all can appreciate the different flavors, or to have a traditional entree.

MS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem. Amazing food. A little loud but a really special experience

FS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pastas are incredible!

m
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a neighborhood gem. Stopped in for a small, early dinner and HSoM never disappoints. Started with hearty, fresh, and chewy, grain bread with black olive oil. An amazing appetizer of fried cheese curds with 2 “dips” - creamy honey mustard and a pickled cherry pepper jam (amazing and spicy!). Main course was beer can chicken - tender with crisp roasted skin, herbed au jus, with jalapeño mac & cheese, and mini savory cornbread muffins on the side. Finished with a scoop of house made caramel cookie crunch ice cream that was filled with texture, burnt sugar flavor and sweet cookie bites - a perfect finish. Don’t miss this spot!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish per usual. Hard to find a more inventive menu in a casual setting. They seem to know just when you need a dose of comfort to pair with their wildly fresh and local fare. And the music is always good!

c
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

simple menu but the food is presented very well and very tasty. Ambiance has music but not too loud, small room that gives a sense of coziness. I recommend it.

LB
Philadelphia
134 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The carrots were really a nice dish. The asparagus was good. The Ramen type dish was also pleasant.

f
Philadelphia
277 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Andrew and I have been fans of High Street since it opened. Have to admit that a dinner without broccoli/chow-chow and bluefish/bread was disconcerting, but it didn't matter because everything we had was just as good as our old favorites.

AF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully prepared fish with vegetables. Delicious blueberry chamomile pie, and also honeycomb ice cream. Knowledgeable attentive service.

CC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was outstanding!! Absolutely wonderful. The greet staff and servers could have been delivering newspapers or pantyhose. No connection very robotic

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been going to High Street for years for their wonderful tasting menu. We were so disappointed this last visit that the tasting menu is no more, however the food was just as excellent as always, and the simple seasonal menu full of fresh bold flavors.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good menu. Lots of veggies and lovely presentation.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Will go back again

R
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very excited that we got to try High Street on Market last night. It did not disappoint. The staff were ALL fantastic and while they admitted that the menu had just been refreshed, their knowledge of the items and recommendations were spot on. We ate outside because it was a nice evening. Inside was a bit stuffy but once the air conditioner is turned on, I'm sure it would be fine. The chairs outside were a little uncomfortable and the table small but we didn't mind too much. We started with grilled asparagas (because it was in season) and it was delicious. Flavorful and satisfying. Then we shared the mussels steamed in lager. We asked for more bread because we didn't want to leave that fantastic juice. We then shared the grilled fish (branzino) over grains and other yummies. My husband was still a little hungry so he ordered the whipped avocado. Wow - such an interesting mix of flavors. The only thing I was a bit disappointed in was the desserts. He had some custard, banana thing and I had the german chocolate cake. They were okay but nothing to write home about. BUT, we didn't come for desserts so we were very happy with our experience!

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