It was St. Patrick's Day. We had to wait for a table to clear ~ Totally understand. The waitstaff was handling the crowd very well. The Ribeye Special was fantastic. My Wife would prefer a few less onions in the Chicken Pot Pie, but it was enjoyable. We will return when we come back to Cambridge.
screwed up dessert & hostess copped an attitude when we complained, but waiter was nice and adjusted bill. So ok overall.
We always go for the truffle fries and duck fat burger. So good! Our cute, very pregnant server was awesome. The kids meals include dessert (a brownie) and are very tasty - kids ate every bit. The best dessert was the hot fudge brownie sundae. Delish! It was loud in there, but the restaurant was full because of St Paddy’s Day. We will be back, for sure!
We used to come fairly regularly and this was the first time in a while. Was very surprised to see $17 burgers. They were good, butnot the price point I would expect to see.
Cozy neighborhood bar and restaurant. Clientele seemed to be made up of locals - they seemed to know each other. Everyone, including staff, was really friendly. Food was really delicious and the menu is inventive. Not the usual bar food. We will go back again when in the area. Highly recommended.
We came in for dinner on a Saturday night. We sat near the front and it was a little chilly inside the food was great but there was a very loud drunk woman at the bar that almost made us leave
The food, service, and value were great. There were quite a few families with small children so not the perfect spot for a romantic dinner but otherwise my experience was outstanding.
The deconstructed chicken pot pie was a bit odd but good.
The Fish and Chips were way too oily.
The 2 steak dishes were very well cooked and tasted great
After reading reviews on this place I was expecting a lot better. They need to update menu that's online. I ordered filet and asked for well done. Lets just say it could still walk around. Sent back and still wasn't done. Husband ordered crab cake and was told it came on a bed of lettuce. Well I guess lettuce looks like corn cause that's what he got. For the prices of food it should of been way better. Will never go back there. Don't waste your money.
Although this is a cute neighborhood restaurant, it’s only average in all respects. I ordered a burger with blue cheese. The cheese was an unmelted block that made the burger hard to hold together and there were raw onions, lettuce and tomato as well as the grilled onion, cheese and bacon. My friend had the special Po’r Boy that was mostly bread. They were out of half the deserts on the menu, and half the deserts were layers of cake, ice cream and sauce, or deep fried toast, ice cream and sauce. This place clearly thinks the more stuff you pile on the better the plate rather than editing and understanding the combined taste of each dish. Though quite popular, this place is only average.
The olnly downside was the waiting. Despite reservation there was a wait to be seated at a table, a wait at the entrance for someone to acknowlege us and a wait for the foo. the waiting was quite a bit longer than normally encountered. That said, the food was exc3ellent. they had amberjack, a fish that is hard to find in its native territory and it was cooked perfectly. the salads were very good also and my husband had a great shrimp dish. worth the drive to go. Just facotor in a bit of waiting to you calculations
Four of us got together for dinner and we all had a FABULOUS MEAL! All 4 of us cleaned our plates which truly is amazing given that the 4 of us each had something different to eat. I honestly think all 4 of us would have licked our plates clean if there hadn't been other people around!
Wonderful, delicious food at a reasonable price AND lovely cocktails as well!
Love this place! A definite gem in Cambridge!
Great service and good food! Very nice ambience.
Reservations a must! Drinks are on the expensive side, and an exactly measured pour. Appetizer and dinner was great. The steak we ordered was overcooked, the waitress removed it and brought a correctly cooked replacement in a timely manner. The chef ask us to accept a dessert on the house for the inconvenience. We accepted and tried the bread pudding - yummy! Full tummy, Nice!
Six met for lunch and everyone was pleased with the service, food, and pleasant atmosphere.
Always have a great time at The High Spot! Love the ambiance, beer/wine choices.
My main suggestion is they need to offer at least one vegetarian option.
The manager was kind enough to help me create a yummy dinner, but every item on the menu had some sort of meat included....
I didn't want just a side salad for my dinner.
Despite this, my food was great and we will definitely go back!
The food was excellent, service prompt and professional.
Food is great, but acoustics are terrible. It is difficult to carry on conversations because off the lack of sound buffering.
Great small place right down town. Jordan took great care of us and food was excellent
Consistently good food and service. Reminds us of a neighborhood restaurant in the city. We will be back again for sure.
Three of us ate here on a Saturday afternoon. It was delicious food. My only small complaint would be that it was a little chilly when we arrived. Food was all very delicious and creative.
The High Spot was a perfect place to meet friends for lunch. We all had crab cakes. They were so delicious. Will be going back soon.
A great neighborhood spot in Cambridge. We often stop here on the way home from the beach. It's not far off of Route 50. Awesome drinks and good wine list. Menu changes often.
Never disappoints, cheery staff. Always something new to try.
This is one of the downtown restaurant. It has the bar and dining table. It has the happy hour price, which is very reasonable for the burger. We had burger, not bad for $7, but not as good as McCormick, Ruth Chris, or Morton's happy hour burger. But much better than the fast food burgers. I had cream crab soup, very rich. Just try to not pay attention to the calories. As the bar is in the dining hall, so it was not very quiet place. Overall, happy hour price is good. Food is not bad.
First time here, chosen based on great reviews. Did not disappoint! Hillary our server was great, personality and efficiency. Started with pickles, which were perfectly fried, not greasy at all (spears vs chips if you have preference) however, one of the sauces served with was so salty inedible, thankfully they didn't need sauce. Potatas bravas also good, not greasy, but lacked seasoning of any kind. Entrees: chicken & waffles GREAT, smoked mac & cheese GREAT AND HUGE, Filet & poutine GREAT, Puruvian chicken was just OK, again too salty with not much other flavor going on. Dessert: bread pudding, different, more like french toast, but GREAT flavor, chocolate mousse GREAT, cookie "bomb" was just that, a bomb, not GOOD. Cookie was hard & crumbly, served room temp not warm. Overall we loved it, decent wine/beers, interesting cocktails. Cute atmosphere. Would definitely go again.
restaurant was out of several major menu items.... convinced to have the crab cake.... figuring it is Maryland, it would be great. It was awful.
Wonderful! Delicious poutine and fish and chips. I highly recommend this restaurant located a 10 minute walk from Chesapeake marina.
I really like the High Spot, it's reliably good quality with decent service
While the food was very good, the service was a bit uneven with delays getting some drinks, and the bill brought before one of the desserts arrived. The noise level inside was horrible. It became impossible to hear each other without screaming. It's too bad because I really wanted to like High Spot. Love the food, hated the noise level.
Did not enjoy the food or the beer flight or the ambience. At 7:00 there was still a man painting the front of the restaurant on a ladder. Not a good experience.
Went with our middle school aged kids for dinner at a friend's recommendation. It has a nice casual atmosphere.
We ordered 3 appetizers (General Tso cauliflower, baked brie and fried green tomatoes with crab) & they were all wonderful. My kids were wary of the cauliflower replacing chicken but they agreed that it tasted awesome.
I wish I could say the same for our dinners. I got the chicken and waffles. The breading on the chicken was salty and the waffles were thin and crispy. Shrimp and rice with pimento cheese was too cheesy. The flavor combination was fine but the amount of cheese overpowered the rice. The shrimp tasted good.
Fish was a little well done done. Other orders coming out if the kitchen later looked better. Also, they were out of most things on the dessert menu but we weren't aware until after our order went to the kitchen. That said, I would return.
Eaten here often over the years but food seems to be slipping. Menu items hardly ever change, food and presentation are ok but nothing special. All entrees were fine but nothing I would call notable, had trouble making a selection based on limited choices, we ended up with the daily specials which we enjoyed but did not find a single dish deserving of a rave. Dined on a Thursday evening and restaurant was about 1/2 full but still noisy; on weekends it must be very loud. Will dine again mainly due to convenient location but looking for a bit more imagination from High Spot in the future.
It was hard to decide what to order! So many unique and mouth watering entrees. Staff was stellar! Knowledgeable and very friendly!
Definitely a gem in Cambridge. We eat here often and it never disappoints. Amazing food and cocktails.
Overall just an average meal and service. We were expecting much better based on reviews. The Soft Shell special tauted as a Whale was average size and was not piping hot when served as one would expect. However, taste was very good and the crab was fresh. Service was average and the server seemed nervous and somewhat overwhelmed despite what i would consider a normal looking crowd for a Saturday night.
Great food. PAINFULLY slow service.
After reading numerous online reviews for dinner restaurants in the Cambridge area, we decided to give "The High Spot" a try. Monday night is typically a slow night, so we had no trouble getting a table and parking was plentiful (on the street). The dining room is tastefully decorated and room lighting is on the low side. My husband and I both had the "house salad" (known as the 305 High) which was very generously sized (at $8 each). He tried an ale on draft which he does not recall the name of, but it was very good, and so he had 2. I tried the Blueberry Lemonade, which tasted like cough syrup (but improved after a few minutes of mixing and ice melt). For entree I had the Lump Crab cake which came with "curried corn and black bean salsa". Crab cake was ok, but the rest (corn and beans) was rather bland and dry (so disappointing!). I would like to recommend putting the Crab cake over saffron rice and garnishing it with roasted red peppers and sun dried tomatoes. Another possibility would be to pair it with potatoes au gratin and asparagus (or steamed green beans). My husband chose the filet mignon which came with a deep fried potato pancake and sautéed kale. He thought it was good. Overall it was a pleasant experience, and our server was excellent!