Highland Kitchen does not accept reservations so we decided to show up when they opened at 5 on a Sat night.We got a nice table right away.The steady stream of people who followed us is a tribute to this restaurants popularity.I would characterize Highland Kitchen as a neighborhood hangout with a loyal following.This place is also well known with seasoned diners in metro Boston.Parking was easy to find on the street.
We started with a round of their specialty cocktails.These were good.The beer list always seems to catch my attention at restaurants these days.This one is very good,with a nice variety which included the old time New England favorite Naragansett Lager.
We had the mussels appetizer with coconut curry.We used the bread on the table to get to the remaining broth.Very good.For dinner I had the jambalaya.This was a perfectly reasonable version of the southern staple.Others in our party had shrimp and grits,gumbo(too much rice for such a small cup),goat curry and pan roasted chicken with sweet potato hash.Everybody was happy with their mealsThis is kicked up "down home cooking" done very nicely.The staff was friendly,attentive and efficient.They gave the restaurant a well run atmosphere.
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