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Posted by RF on 12/01/2011
Went with a BlackboardEats discount a few weeks ago. The atmosphere was dark and stylish--very McQueen, as it were. Started with a rather nice Phoenix cocktail at the bar. A man who seemed to be the manager was nice about giving my friend and me a 4-top to ourselves since the restaurant was half empty. Bread was very good. I had the pan-roasted sea bream, which was very well prepared with a crisp crust and well-balanced in flavour, followed by a pudding that was not too sweet and also very good. The whisky I ordered was out of stock so the server suggested a comparable but more expensive one. I believe she halved the difference on the bill, which was accommodating of her. She was also very good at describing the fish and recommending a wine pairing.
Posted by Anya11 on 09/13/2011
My first impression was I was amazed at how beautiful the decor is. I waited at the bar for my table to be ready. I tried the "Mcqueen"... wow, holy strong, but delicious. At the table I was greeted quickly. Our server was bubbly and sweet. She was really patient and helpful as my boyfriend asked a million questions about the food and scotch menu. She suggested the fried oysters, amazing! My boyfriend's fish and chips were so good. My mushroom salad was just ok. Don't leave without having the blueberry shortcake. My boyfriend and I are definitely coming back.
Posted by DodgeFest on 05/05/2011
Its hard to find somewhere 'different' in the LES, and by different i mean quirky and different to everything else around there. First impressions: The decor of this place is charming and refreshing, its like you're in an eccentric hunting lodge. The service was fantastic, regular checking up, good recommendations and excellent knowledge. The food itself was very good, fresh and tasty and exactly what i was expecting. Definitely worth a look and i will be back.
Posted by Josh B on 01/19/2011
Had great experience here on a recent friday with some friends. Food was good and reasonably priced, service was enthusiastic if a little slow (seemed a little understaffed) turned into a good party though with a pretty cool crowd. Good addition to the hood.
Posted by mvc on 12/20/2010
Overall not a bad atmosphere and dinner was proceeding nicely until the food came out… Even the bread was rock hard. How hard is it to have good bread? So then they rushed us through dinner, opening up the private room on us (it’s a fold-away type of divider) well before we were finished. Now I could have understood if they had another large group, but they hurried out our group of 25 so they could seat a couple 2 tops. Greedy and short sighted as no one in our group will ever host another dinner there. Everything was over priced, and we all left feeling like we’d “been had”. Whoever set the prices must have thought the restaurant was opening in the meet packing district as it’s definitely the priciest spot in the LES. Cool to look at, just don’t try the food or order a drink. Oh and our server was a pleasure… until the managers made her boot us out of the room.
Posted by Erika on 12/06/2010
I recently discovered Highlands and have been there twice. I was hoping this new spot would be on par with or a new and improved East side version of Highlands, but I was really disappointed. My burger was way overdone and my friend's mussels had grit / sand in them which turned her off completely... There are definitely a lot of better dining options in this neighborhood. But I might stop back in for drinks because I like the whole dark preppy gimmick.
Posted by local11201 on 12/02/2010
Cocktails were really good, but a bit too small. Had oysters, devils on horseback, skate, and the steak. All were really good and cooked perfectly, but the entrees came out before we even finished our apps. The server didn't rush us to leave, which I appreciated though. Atmosphere and service were top notch....you can tell this place is going to be very popular!