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Highlands

4.6
409 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Neighborhood Gem
Highlands is a contemporary Scottish Bar + Restaurant, located in the heart of the West Village. Our aim is to showcase a taste of modern Scotland today while being true to its old world charm. We have created a true authentic Scottish experience by importing many interior products that capture the true essence of Scotland's unique hospitality. We offer the finest Scottish influenced cocktails, specially made by our talented bartenders with many of our favorite Scotch, Malts, and Gins. We have a fantastic mix of local American and the finest Scottish beers and ales. Our acclaimed menu is melody of artisanal Scottish imports and produce from local farmers markets that gives you a true taste of modern Scotland.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Scottish
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 229-2670
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Matt Hardner
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Waverly
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Public transit
Take Path to 9th Street, 1 train to Christopher St or A, C, E, B, D, M, V to W. 4th St.
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Special events & promotions
Come celebrate Valentine's Day at Highlands! We will be serving our regular a la carte menu with no prix fixe!
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine
What 409 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fantastic find - Great evening. Very helpful and welcoming staff. Excellent ambience with a definite Scottish feel. Will definitely go again when in New York

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent as always ! Great drinks, food was quality and the vibe was just right with a very nice crowd !

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Terrific Scottish experience here! A fine selection of scotch is available. I had the Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, which was delicious! The Scottish Samurai cocktail was on the sweet side, but still good. Service was impeccable and the ambiance was spot on for a guy's night out. Cheers!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

2nd time here food is excellent. Noisy good bar crowd. Wish restaurant was bigger.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Highlands was awesome as always. Great ambience, friendly and really good staff and excellent quality of drinks and food. We go there quite often and the drinks, good and service is of a consistently high standard.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Nice place. Would go again for the haggis and whisky.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great all around experience, lovely little bar and restaurant . You feel warm and comfortable right when you walk in and if you don’t the whiskeys will help. Had great beef Wellington which is always a good time!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Very nice and quaint restaurant and bar, with extensive scotch and good bourbon selection. Scotch Egg was flavorful and flawless, and the beef wellington was cooked beautifully. Low light and nice ambiance. Great service. The young lady that took care of us was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive, without pestering.

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Very very very bad service! Dismissive hostess and waitress. Food is not so good but is priced as it was. Avoid it!!!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The beef Wellington is phenomenal. I highly recommend it. The staff are very attentive and friendly as well.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

One of our favourite spots in NYC. Great ambience, excellent service, food and drinks are always of a high quality and very consistent. Def recommend it to anyone visiting or exploring great bars in NYC.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Had the most amazing meal for my birthday. Visiting from Scotland & highly recommend the Haggis, Neeps & Tatties. Service & overall experience was awesome, hopefully come back one day & sample more of the delicious menu. Decor is very Higland Hunting Lodge feel & a little bit of home in NYC. Keep up the good work

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We frequent The Highlands on a quite a regular basis. The drinks are fantastic, food is always good and the service is fantastic - very friendly and knowledgeable and the ambience is great. Whilst being in the heart of the West Village, it still gives you a feel of having enough time to have a long relaxed evening. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great evening out with a group of friends or just your partner.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Highlands is a true gem - great atmosphere, attentive and knowledgeable staff, good food and a fantastic drinks/ whiskey menu - there is a reason we keep coming back!

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Good vibes and an amazing whisky selection. We were rushed off our table for another reservation despite ordering plenty of food, wine and whisky. Great starters, mains were hit or miss.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Roasted pear, haggis, toffee pudding were excellent. Ordered Beef Wellington very rare and it was done to perfection.

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The restaurant has a great vibe and delish cocktails. The food is OK tasting, nothing special except the French fries and food in general is very heavy. We ordered 2 apps and one entree and it was all very heavily fried, not the good fried.

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

They were very nice about accommodating our reservation change but that's where my compliments end. The food sounded delicious but wasnt executed great for everyone in our party. The beer and wine list was great but the service. Oh my goodness. Slow, confused and lacking of any customer focus or care. We had to flag down our waitress multiple times, she seemed like she couldn't be bothered to take our orders, made no recommendations, no energy or care at all. Because of this and the meh execution on the food, I won't be running back.

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3.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Small sweet spot in West Village with excellent cocktails and whiskey collection. Food was good, but would have been really good had the Beef Wellington (we specifically came to eat) and the burger we ordered were not both served much overcooked (medium instead of medium rare/rare) -- that was very disappointing. Would recommend for ambiance if nothing else.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

What a true Village gem. My friend and I wanted a taste of Scotland after having visited the country, and we found Highlands. It's warm and cozy and made us feel like we were in a wee Scottish village inn. The food is tasty, but better yet is the extensive whiskey menu. Our server was very knowledgeable and suggested ales and Scotches that were delicious.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food. Service was sparse. Had to flag down a sever multiple times for more drinks and to order more food.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Discover great whiskies while enjoying great food! I loved the whisky flights and detailed whisky book. The staff were lovely, and I appreciated the comprehensive list of ingredients with each dish, eliminating any guesswork. The bar is noisy, but the dining room is cozy and much quieter. Really delightful all around!

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

We enjoyed a nice dinner during the holiday season. The fish and chips were extremely well done with the perfect amount of crispness and several unique dipping sauces. The chicken was also very well prepared. Retaining a moisture that helped the meat melt in your mouth.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

The best beef Wellington I have ever eaten in my life anywhere including London!

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent! All the food that was served was delicious & Beef Wellington was perfect! Service was very friendly very warm, cozy, hip place to go -

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Phenomenal evening, my brother and I were commemorating the passing of our Scottish father 20 years ago. Food was excellent, with some truly authentic Scottish food including the excellent haggis -our server was also very helpful in navigating gluten free options. Whisky selection was huge, with a choice of flights for beginners or pros to sample. Really nice ambience on a snowy night, thoroughly recommend this place for Scots and non scots alike.

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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

Always a good spot. Consistent service and food. It’s loud after 730 though! Try the scotch Old Fashion, you won’t regret it.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Highlands' staff made my boyfriend's birthday such a special event. I couldn't have hoped for a more accommodating staff. The food and drink were delicious. All around awesome night.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Great server...... great whisky selection .....
Enjoyable setting

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3.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Honestly it was a disappointment. The dining area is so crowded with tables it is impossible to get up without landing in another diner’s lap. The lighting was small votive(2) candles on the table. So yes it was dark. Fine for a bar but this was in the dining room. One unisex bathroom which leaves you standing in the way of everyone from the kitchen and bar. The food; the value was not there for fish and chips and burgers. Service was good, but overall I am hard pressed to give it a 3 star.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

everything is great except for the environment- noisy

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4.0Dined on November 16, 2017

I was too early for my reservation but they were most accommodating. In fact, I was the only person there. However, they didn't suggest I sit at the bar first but showed me to my table. They have an amazing scotch list and serve it in correct size cut-glass. I was hoping for original "bangers and mash" since this is a "scottish pub". This was not available but their dish of the day was lamb and cranberry sausage with sweet potato mash and onion gravy; it was delicious. For dessert I had sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream...delectable. When in the area I would certainly visit again.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious, seasonal food, great bar selections and fantastic service! Lovely ambiance and delightfully cozy. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent selection of whiskey, great food.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

cozy, noisy, atmospheric, cute. a warm, lively room that was the perfect place to be on a cold night. wonderful server. appealing menu, nicely prepared food, small portions, great desserts. the drink menu and whiskey selections were interesting and fun.

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2.0Dined on October 25, 2017

As a vegetarian, I did not have a lot of options. The food is very hearty. Big portions. But I did not particularly enjoy my food. Neither did my friend. Place is small and cozy. Might be good if you like Scottish food or meat and potatoes kind of stuff. They have a big window overlooking the street which is a nice place to sit. Service was alright.

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2017

The bartender even made me a special cocktail that I asked for ! Super fun

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3.0Dined on October 23, 2017

The food was good not great. The restaurant is small and gets loud quickly. It's super expensive for what you get. Wouldn't recommend it.

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Great whiskey list, delicious food, reasonable price!

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4.0Dined on October 12, 2017

We went there for a book club meeting as it is one of the few "SCOTTISH" ( guess the country where the book originated) restaurants in NY.
Noise can be a big problem for us, but the wall between the bar and dining room made conversation possible for the first couple of hours. Then it got a wee bit loud
The food was great. The ingredients seemed fresh...pastry was not soggy and the smoked trout was a perfect portion.....no, no one had the haggis. In fact, for a pleasant change we did NOT all have bags to take home.
They did not rush us; indeed my only complaint is that they went to all the trouble to give us separate checks and slapped the group fee on each indi idual bill. Their loss.....i always overtip on these group things

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