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“What a nice surprise!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Highlands Cafe & Grill

Highlands Cafe & Grill
4706 14th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20011
(202) 829-6200
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Ranked #620 of 2,768 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Flin Flon, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“What a nice surprise!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

The hostess at the B & B, The Intown Downtown Inn, recommended the Highlands restaurant to us. My wife had just checked in and it was our first visit to Washington so we walked down the street to this somewhat unimposing restaurant, although the mural caught my attention right away. We didn't know what to make of the place. It wasn't real busy but there was a steady flow of people coming and going picking up food. We noticed they had crabcakes on the menu so we ordered one to share. That was when we were won over. After a nice light meal my wife ordered what she later called the dessert to die for: The Blackberry Bread Pudding. She even brought other guests from the B & B back with us to have it the next night she was so impressed. She would have had it a third night but the restaurant was closed on the Sunday evening.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“What is there to like?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

One of the worst DC dining experiences! No a/c and lots of flies. Only one item on their special vegan menu, which was not what it said it would be. My meal came out prior to them taking the order from my dining colleagues. Appetizers came out last...after the main course. Music was loud and repeating itself. Food was greasy and of very poor quality. Even the watermelon came out with a human bite taken out of it. Overall, a truly scary dining experience with little to redeem itself.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“What is not to like?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

Only one thing......this is not a swanky neighborhood.... if that is your deal. However, the location on 14th Street is easily accessible by car or bus. One word of caution, look high up on building to find the name of restaurant.
Staff and customers alike were friendly and helpful. Excellent food, loved the tilapia dinner served with yummy rice and spinach. My granddaughter had the veggie berger and ate every morsel. Before we left DC stopped for brownies to go, double yummy.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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