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Highlands Cafe Restaurant
Posted by DinerExpert on 02/10/2009
Now my girlfriend, bless her overstuffed little heart, may prefer Viand and Gracie Corner, but man I've been digging this place since I moved to the neighborhood. The service is top notch -- nice human beings work there. I've never had a bad meal or waited long. Try the Balboa, try any of the wraps, go get breakfast. The other diners are good too, but when I have a choice, this is my spot. Of course, with her around, I don't have a choice real often.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/07/2008
I ordered delivery a couple of times, giving them a second chance since they are very close to me, but both times was dissapointed. Very rude employees and both times the food arrived cold (not even really warm). They didn't seem to care too much when I called to complain.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/05/2007
Great local NY Diner. Good value, consistent and quality value diner food that one expects. Never had a bad meal here. They don't rush you out of the place and if you get delivery, they show up almost as soon as you hang up the phone.
Posted by Hungry on 12/31/2005
I went to the Highlands for breakfast and had a great san diego omelette at the counter. You can tell these guys are pros. They even sent out a busboy to bring back some newspapers for us to read. Typical bustling diner in the city, with all types of people (families, couples, cute girls, etc.). Definitely a cozy place. And if you like talking about sports (especially the Knicks and Mets), Alex behind the counter is your man!
Posted by Anonymous on 10/15/2005
Easily the best diner in the East 80's. Consistently great food. We've tried many of the others in the area (Viand, Gracie's Corner, Gracie Mews) and this is the one we go back to time after time. If you're looking for a diner in this area, this is the one to go to, you won't be disappointed - it's great.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/05/2005
This local diner on Third Avenue near 86th Street offers excellent comfort food - burgers, eggs, triple decker sandwiches. The staff are professional and experienced. Prices are average for the area. Expect to pay around $10 per person. Not much atmosphere, although you can get a seat facing the windows - for people watching on the street.