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“Some consistency issues here.”
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Highlander Restaurant & Pub
Cuisines: Canadian
Neighborhood: Bridgeport
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Bridgeport
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Inconsistent food here. Servers are wondeful and helpful.

I had the 65 fish appetizer, an Indian dish, and it was great; great spices and thr mint chutney was just what you needed to get a break from the hot spiciness.

She had the calamari, and much of it was clumped together and most of it was doughy and flacid. Unfortunately, the cardinal rule of deep frying was broken here: always salt the food as soon as it comes out of the oil. There was no seasoning whatsoever.

The salad with chicken was good-ish; yet, the chicken breast was obviously pre-roasted, chilled and then coloured on the flat top griddle. This endures a dry product every time, also not necessary even in a busy restaurant, which this is not.

Monte Cristo sandwich: some technical flaws here too.

Lining up the bread evenly so the filling doesn't fall out is an important structural element in any sandwich. The sandwich is supposed to be "egg-wash on the outside" not "omelette on the inside". In other words, the bread was inside out.

When correctly built, a Monte Cristo has the eggwash exterior prior to griddling and this results in a moist juicy sandwich. When the eggwashed bread is inverted after griddling and the sandwich is then built upon further griddling, it results in a dry sandwich.

The portion of ham and turkey was extremely generous and value priced; however, don't mess with the classics, or mess up the classics.

Prime rib going to other tables looked and smelled great; however, we ordered a side of mashed potato and it was obviously the instand powdered kind. Too bad. Unnecessary shortcut.

The butter chicken smelled out of this world!! I wish I'd had that. Clearly the Indian inspired dishes here are the best ones.

I saw a chocolate cake come out that was of the frozen buffet cake variety.


Great dishes side by side non-great or poorly executed dishes.

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Thank PassionatePeeps
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

The Highlander is a surprise. The menu is quite remarkable for such a relatively small establishment. The food preparation and presentation is above average. The prices are fairly typical.

Thank Alan P
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Excellent food, wide menu choice of fine dinners as well as lighter fare in the form of burgers, salads, fantastic homemade soups. Very English meals like Sheppards Pie on the menu as well as fresh Asian/Indian. Superb wait staff.

Thank foodiefool_10
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

The food was excellent, including a very, very tasty steak and kidney pie. The martini was one of the better ones I have had in years. The service was professional and friendly, and the prices are reasonable. If you eat in the pub area there is a large TV on which you can watch sports.

Thank arnieman
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

The restaurant had very few diners. We finally got seats and our drinks. We quickly placed order. One hour passed and we finally asked about about our meals. They said they were really busy and would get our food in 5-10 more min.. The place was not full and hardly anyone had food. They were wonderlng just like us if they would get food. We advise not even walking in the door unless you have hours to wait. We asked locals ab out it after our problem to find outtheir thoughts , they said the same thing.

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Thank JLLCleveland_Tn_
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