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About Highlands

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.

150 West 10th St.
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Scottish

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Waverly

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(212) 229-2670

Website:
http://www.highlands-nyc.com/

Public Transit:
Take Path to 9th Street, 1 train to Christopher St or A, C, E, B, D, M, V to W. 4th St.

Executive Chef:
Matt Hardner

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (8)
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Romantic (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Portland)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 25, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

everything is great except for the environment- noisy

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent selection of whiskey, great food.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great whiskey list, delicious food, reasonable price!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 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

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The service was good but the food was ok.
If you like beef wellington or hagis, then this is your place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

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 👍

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Love this restaurant..best gnocchi ever and fantastic service. Be sure to get the whisky bread to start!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Hot Spot, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great server and staff! I would recommend this place for a nice night out. We had the Scotch egg, haggis, fish and chips, and sticky toffee pudding. All of it was excellent.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Enjoyed it very much! The food was delicious such as the beef Wellington, gnocchi and asparagus.... Oh and the bread pudding. Our reservation was for 7 and it was quiet enough to converse and enjoy each others company. Highly recommend.

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Been meaning to try Highlands for a while; thoroughly enjoyed the meal and friendly service. Small but not crowded, good music but not so loud we had to yell over it. Wonderful selection of scotch, haggis was very tasty and excellent fish and chips.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great food at good prices. The ambience is casual and the food rustic. The cocktails are lethal, we'll be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great service, tasty food, well selected and made drinks,

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Everything (drinks/food/service/ambiance) were great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Solid meal but did have to stand and wait 30 mins to be seated even though we had a reservation.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Our first visit. Great neighborhood upscale dining experience. Excellent service & food. Nice bar as well! Go! You'll enjoy!

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Spectacular food and service on my first visit. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (London)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Lovely evening. Fantastic friendly staff. And great bar....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Bar staff were great, happy we had dinner in the quieter side! My fish dish was pretty good but the gnocchi my friend ordered as a main was barely big enough to call a starter.....wouldn't rush back unfortunately.....great for whisky fans though!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

I selected this place as where I wanted to go for my birthday. A nice pour of Talisker 18 and a delicious Beef Wellington made for a perfect combination.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Simply scrumptious shortrib crostini and a very good chicken Parmesan salad that was mostly chicken. Pleasant ambiance and wiley, but we were very early diners.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great whiskey list, great scotch egg dish as well!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 30, 2017

We came for the Whiskey and were in Single Malt heaven. After several wee drams at the bar we had dinner, it was most excelent! The haggis appetizer was wonderful. The Scotch egg was, as my wife put it, Total Yum! The next time we are in the city the Highlands will be on our dining list.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Had a weeknight date here. The food was surprisingly excellent. Wonderful selection of whiskey.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Fantastic food, fantastic drink and a fantastic atmosphere. I will be going there again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Romantic, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious meal. We shared a couple of things and each ordered something and everyone loved it all. The food has a vibrancy. Also the atmosphere and service are very welcoming and fun.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Took my boyfriend for his birthday.. made a reso but arrived early to take advantage of the happy hour. Excellent whiskey options, we each had a cocktail and then shared the 3 whiskey flight for $20, great options & the pour size was generous. Dinner went smoothly and since I had mentioned to them that it was for a birthday, they were kind enough to put a candle in one of our desserts. The food was delicious and we left extremely satisfied and stuffed. We are looking forward to going again to try other items on the menu!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Went for my husband's birthday. Everything was delicious and the staff was great. Their whisky collection is incomparable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

I love this restaurant and will always return for the cocktails and the vibe, but they seem to have changed the recipe for their whisky bread and scotch butter, which I'm SO bummed about! Bring back the old stuff!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We could have real Scottish food and whisky

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