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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.
New York, NY 10014
Gastro Pub, Scottish
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
Take Path to 9th Street, 1 train to Christopher St or A, C, E, B, D, M, V to W. 4th St.
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Come celebrate Valentine's Day at Highlands! We will be serving our regular a la carte menu with no prix fixe!
Highlands Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
We were absolutely floored by the food here. No matter what you order, literally everything on the menu is spectacular. Even the fish and chips (which in Scotland is a kind of "comfort food" item) was mind-blowingly delicious. As a Scottish person who misses home from time to time, Highlands seems less like a restaurant serving authentic Scottish food than a restaurant which serves the platonic ideal of Scottish food - what Scottish people WISH their food tasted like most of the time. It's on the high end in terms of price (for us, at least) but you really feel like you're getting every penny of it back in outstanding food.
Excellent selection of single malts from all regions of Scotland - bar area is rather boisterous and crowded; the dining area much quieter, cozy and set apart, tastefully evoking a Scottish homestead... the Haggis is surprisingly good, and the perfect compliment to Islay scotch 👍
Highlands continues to impress me year after year. I love the authenticity, great quality pricing, amazing cocktails and desserts. This is truly a "Gastro-Pub" - but there is nothing "pubby" about it other than the really warm feeling when you are inside. It's a place that feels like it should have been in NYC for 50+ years, but is barely a decade old. My favorites: Haggis, Beef Wellington, Bread Pudding Dessert, any of their craft cocktails, and amazing Scotch menu. You can't go wrong here.
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