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Highpoint Bistro & Bar
Posted by Friends of Camp Briar on 01/08/2013
Trying to find a comfortable locale to sit, talk, eat and drink with people you haven't seen in close to 35 years is nerve-racking since you really want the situation to not get in the way of the event. Let's just say Highpoint was in every way . . .PERFECT. The lgihting, temperature and seating were all fine. The drink list, especially the crafted beer selection, which included Peak, was a delight. The food satisfied us all, especially the vegetarians. The most important feature, though, was that we were not rushed and we were all able to talk and re-connect without being overly bothered or conscious of the time. Thanks for providing the atmoshere and ambiance for a memorable reunion.
Posted by Elizabeth Tritsch on 10/08/2011
I’m a major foodie & hubby’s a chef. We got a babysitter & went on date night expecting Highpoint Bistro in Chelsea to be just alright, since we had one of those Groupons. Boy, were we wrong. We were greeted warmly & enthusiastically, something we don’t get much of in Chelsea. The food was sublime. I started with the tuna tartare tacos. Amazing! Husband had the market salad, made the way a good salad should taste: goat cheese, bacon, walnuts, & apples and just the right amount of dressing. The petite filet mignon was a large portion & very tasty, the seared tuna nicoise was delicious so said husband. He finished it before I had a chance to take a bite. The service was slow with the beginning drinks & the check (two of the things I like to be quick about). Other than that the place is really, really good. We’ll definitely be back.
Posted by David on 08/13/2011
Unique presentations (appetizers served in mini-shopping carts, creme brulee served in singed egg shells) with flavors that surpassed expectations. Comfortable, refined casual atmosphere. A good value to boot. Friendly service (though a bit slow). Would definitely return.
Posted by Miriam Carter on 05/17/2011
I have been to this restaurant four times, twice for dinner and twice for brunch. In each case, even though there were very few people there, the service (1 poor waitress) was very slow, the food when it got to me was cold, and in each case I went in there for something on the menu, and in each case, they were out of it. Even the coffee, served in an impressive urn, was cold. The bread basket, though, is lovely. I would and do take my business down the block to Champignon. Always crowded. Great service. I hear High Point is going to expand to the garden in back. How? With the one waiter/waitress? There have been better places at this location. This is just one more stupid, blah place with a few interesting items on the menu. It's a shame.
Posted by Car & Jar on 05/14/2011
Unique creative food, great drinks, great service and overall perfect place for small group or large one. Highly recommended. This place is a pretty hidden gem. Dont mistake it as just a bar - the food is delicious!
Posted by GregK on 04/10/2011
I recently went to HighPoint with a reservation and arrived early. The place was pretty empty and I was seated at a table by the door. The hostess told me the only other choice was another table in the back by the kitchen door and wall column. With over 20 open tables I was told I could only have one of them for 20 minutes. The hostess was rude and the service was poor. I would think twice before entering the place unless of course you want to sit in a horrible table in an empty restaurant. There are much better places in the neighborhood. Just cross the avenue and enjoy yourself elsewhere!
Posted by fibble on 04/01/2011
Love this place that opened up right around the corner, I've been several times because the food just keeps me coming back. The food is so tasty, creative, and clean tasting. We ordered 2 apps, dinner, and dessert, the portions were very generous, but we still felt light and full instead of that awful stuffed and full! Highly recommend the duck duck goose if it is on the menu - duck 2 ways with foie gras, the cod w/ chips and clam chowder sauce, the tuna tartare taco, and the steak and eggs brunch is incredible. Also the creme brulee egglings are a fun, delicious twist on creme brulee. I've tried a bunch more things that were all delicious as well, and my dining companions are also raving after their meals here. It's a great neighborhood secret! Hope it keeps its charm and accessibility.