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“Great Neighbourhood hangout”
Review of Highland Kitchen

Highland Kitchen
Ranked #4 of 309 Restaurants in Somerville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Highland Kitchen is a family-owned neighborhood restaurant and bar located "up the hill" in the heart of Somerville. HK has been delivering American comfort food, well-crafted cocktails, friendly service and a killer jukebox since 2007.
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A full house on a monday night at 10pm says all you need to know. Great atmosphere was a key plus. Excellent appetisers like grilled octopus, bluefish cakes and gumbo were great. Main courses were a little so so, jambalaya with duck was only ok, buttermilk fried chicken was v good. Will come back again and eat earlier so that specials don't run out. Good drink selection too, enough without being overwhelming.

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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This is a very cozy neighborhood restaurant. It's on the smaller side but the crowded tables help to give it a friendly atmosphere. Our waitress was friendly and attentive and everyone enjoyed their meals. Several in our party ordered the jambalaya and it was excellent: Not too spicy and very flavorful. We had calamari as an appetizer. It was good but could benefit from an accompanying sauce with a little more panache. Burger and salads were also good.
I really liked this place. Very good vibe and moderately priced. I took friends from Arlington who had never been and they said they would definitely be back.

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The waiter was very nice and interested in pleasing us. He gave us a couple of tastes of beers. He also gave us some very helpful advice on which beer to order. He did a that with a great attitude.
The cauliflower spring onion soup was a little thin or watery for my taste. It also needed some salt and pepper for taste.
The fish and chips had too doughy a batter. The Cod fish was fine so I just left the batter.
The coleslaw was very good. The french fries were a little too over done.
The goat dish was liked by my son in law. As was the veggie burger by my daughter. My grandson really enjoyed the pasta bolognese.
The beers turned out really good too. The place understandably was a bit noisy.
All in all it was a positive experience.

Thank 800FoodFanatic800
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I wasn't really impressed by this restaurant. Sarma which is ranked #1 in Somerville is much much more deserving of the ranking.

Thank incumeg9
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

We visited Highland Kitchen after reading many favorable reviews and were delighted with our experience. Our server was excellent - knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Many of the other diners are clearly regulars and were greeted by multiple staff members. The cocktails were great! I particularly enjoyed the Mark 'n Stormy (Maker's Mark and housemade ginger beer). The special appetizer of sausage stuffed mushrooms was exceptional. We loved the gumbo and jambalaya. Both were well seasoned and the shrimp were perfectly cooked. They don't take reservations but we saw many diners comfortably waiting at the bar for a table.

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