Heights Cafe

4.4
51 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Heights Cafe is a stylish yet casual neighborhood staple specializing in delicious New American cuisine. We are located on Montague Street in the heart of beautiful Brooklyn Heights, just a short block from the world famous Brooklyn Promenade. Our warm, contemporary interior allows for a comfortable and cozy dining experience and our outside seating in the warmer months places you next to the fashionable bustle of Montague Street life. We are open for brunch, lunch and dinner, with an extensive new drink menu featuring delicious cocktails, wine, and local craft beers
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4.4based on all time ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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4.0
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLuis
New York Area
229 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and options were really, really superb. We enjoyed our cocktails, appetizers, wine and meal. All really good! Service was outstanding! Our server was quite busy, yet never neglected us, and understood that we were in a relaxed mode - so no rush needed. He got everything right. The serving team did really well, for sure. Enjoyed the evening - and keep up the great cocktails! Thanks...

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vipJimmyr
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Been there many times for business lunches and casual lunch. Always a great option.

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vipLaura
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was good. Good value. The service was exceptional.

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JoanL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was really great
Actually I wrote that the noise level was a bit uncomfortable but it really wasn't bad at all

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vipDebbieG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre cocktail party dinner. We ordered the fried calamari which were perfectly cooked and has s crispy outside with a tender inside. I had the linguine with shrimp and clams. The sauce was delicious. My husband had the salad with tuna on top. He said it was really good. Will definitely try to go back again.

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vipSofull
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a pleasant experience, but that hasn't always been the case at HC. That being the case, I intend to visit again soon to make sure it wasn't a fluke. Our server, Courtney, was excellent.

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vipOwen
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Heights Cafe is a great neighborhood choice with reliably good cuisine; greta service and good value, both food and wine. The Bourbon Salmon is the best salmon dish you will find in Brooklyn. Waiters are routinely friendly and responsive. Good value wine list is alway appreciated (though two mid-range ~$50.00 caberbnet sauvignon choices were out of stock, the Sequoia Grave and the Beringer Knight's Valley, necessitating going up to the higher $70.00 price point for a Jordan). All-in-all this remains a top destination in the Heights.

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Kerful1
New England
24 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had the simply grilled salmon, cooked medium, with no potatos and extra veg. The salmon was perfectly cooked, as was the spinach, which was sauteed with garlic and EVOO. My nephew had their squid ink pasta special with mussels, calamari, and capers. He said his meal was also delicious. We were very glad we found the Heights Cafe. It was a bit of a walk from our hotel, but well worth it.

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vipReviewer1
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a fairly casual neighborhood restaurant with very good food and friendly, efficient service.

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vipEileenF
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Heights Cafe is a nice go to restaurant in the area. It was lovely to be able to sit outside. However my son was on the clock and I mentioned that when I was seated but did not find that the waitstaff was as attentive as I would have appreciate that. The meal did take quite a while to arrive from the time I ordered. The food was good albeit a little pricey.

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LyneeM
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Waitress relied on bus boys after taking the order. Waitress was hard to find after dinner was served

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OpenTable Diner
Cologne Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Tolle Lage in Brooklyn Heights.

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Fatha
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and wonderful people on staff

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vipAlisaJ
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The booth behind us was extremely loud and obnoxious. Other than that the food was good.

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Neumod
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The accommodating friendly service was the best characteristic of this lunch experience. Undecided to order the lunch special. The mushroom barley soup was standard. The fried chicken sandwich could have been better. Although the toppings provided a nice balance to the thigh with texture, acidity, and a touch of sweetness, the chicken thigh was flavorless and the coating lacked crispness. Parts of the chicken were actually fatty. More attention is needed in the protein.

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vipBlossom
Miami
59 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We spent New Years Eve there. Had an early dinner and it was to very nice. Balloons 🎈 hung from the ceiling, nice celebratory lights and good food and wine. It was a delightful 2-hour dinner.

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billM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were pleased with our meals at the Heights. We have been there a number of times and the food was inconsistent. This time our and our guests meals were all good. We enjoy the ambiance, especially the outdoor summer eating. We'll definately be back.

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mswm
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We booked a reservation for Christmas eve. The food was good and the service was good. It generally was a nice dining experience. I would go again.

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DrDSH
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The server was very nice. The portions were great. My friend was actually annoyed that the servers kept on cleaning the table and taking things away, as if we were being rushed. I didn't mind it.

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vipJimmyr
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good neighborhood gem. We’ve been thereafter work for department gatherings a few times. Food and service always very good.

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attiliop
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A gem in a gem of a neighborhood. Very good service and friendly staff. Loved it

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vipmck25
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everyone loved their meal. Perfect location, delicious food and all at a good price

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vipAnnieNYC1008
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. Kept all our glasses of water full without having to ask. Very attentive. Food was excellent. Very accomodating. We ordered the Heights burger and it was cooked the way we liked it, medium rare and juicy to the bite. Shrimp Scampi pasta was cooked al dente with very fresh large shrimps. Penne with vodka sauce done perfectly. I think I just found a new local hot spot.. The HEIGHTS CAFE is highly recommended. Call ahead and make reservations. They are very busy. ENJOY!

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vipwellwisher
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We always enjoy our time at the Heights cafe.
Food is great, service wonderful.
Have taken NYC foodies here and all loved it.

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AllisonW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had a nice dinner with my girlfriends while visiting NYC. It was a slow night and we had three different servers as they were leaving and not telling us. Not super attentive but nice. Food was good.

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Slay0r
London
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a pleasant experience overall. Nice outdoor seating area for people-watching (although my wife and I ate indoors to get a break from the heat), good location close to the waterfront, nice food, good service. It was quiet inside in terms of the amount of occupied tables, but it was before 5pm on a Tuesday, so not exactly prime time. Menu has something for most people, prices aren't bad for Brooklyn, although a caesar salad (+ salmon), regular burger, and two sodas, came to about $50, which isn't inexpensive for a casual dinner. My only mark against the restaurant is that I was accused by OpenTable via email later in the evening of missing my reservation. "When you miss a reservation, it can adversely affect the restaurant. So we kindly ask that the next time you need a rain check, please do what you can to cancel the reservation." I arrived 15 minutes early and informed the hostess that I had made a reservation online. If they didn't check me in, that's on them, maybe check with me what happened before trying to make me feel guilty for inconveniencing the restaurant.

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vipJayDee
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu, well prepared food. Attentive service .Just what we were looking for!

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AnneJulia2017
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was terrible. My friends and I got the Mediterranean entree, a salmon burger, a salad with grilled shrimp and a chicken sandwich for dinner. Not only did they bring out the wrong salad but the food itself was average at best. The service was odd - our waitress wasn’t around and we had a busser who hovered around our table most of the night. Their cocktails are okay, but not worth the trip just for the cocktails. We won’t be returning. If you are considering this restaurant choose one of the many others Brooklyn has to offer. There’s a reason tables are always available.

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OswaldoC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Heights was a good choice for dinner. The pre-fix menu had great options and the service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great local “go to restaurant”. Food is consistently good. Love eating outside in warm weather and people watch.

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vipMarkL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dine at The Heights each December when we visit New York. The food and service are good, and the ambiance provides a comfortable place to unwind at the end of the day.

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nb191
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We hadn't been here in years but the food was still very good. We shared the hummus platter as an appetizer and it was great. I had the "simply grilled salmon" and my husband had the fried chicken. We were both happy and would recommend them. We won't wait to go back again.

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vipRicardo
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant. Noted for their burgers. Veg burger was excellent. To my surprise the cod special was amazing. Patio dining was a plus. Service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is always consistently good. Unfortunately , service is not. We. Had to ask at least 3 times for bread. And drinks.

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vipKLawrence
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Extremely long wait for our food. We waited almost 45 minutes the dinners.

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vipKLawrence
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The fish special, although very creative and tasty, was extremely small regarding the size of the fish. The service was excellent as usual.

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Great
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious dinner with an old friend. We dined outdoors at the sidewalk cafe, and it was really pleasant. My friend loved her trout and I enjoyed the fried chicken. Attentive service, great prices. No complaints.

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ChristopherT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I've been going to heights cafe for years, unfortunately the food quality has gone from great to mediocre. This is sad , because the ambiance, and staff are top notch.

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hgor
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Heights Café is our "go-to" place for a great meal anytime. The menu is great and whatever we order is wonderful. The Salad Nicoise is my particular favorite, but everything is always excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outdoor seating request accommodated. Food and service was great.

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You can order delivery directly from Heights Cafe using the Order Online button. Heights Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 625-5555.

Heights Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.