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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
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.
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.
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!
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