We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Highland Kitchen

150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143-1619
+1 617-625-1131
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“goat stew” (21 reviews)
“jambalaya” (13 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143-1619
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (235)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 234 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The SO asked me out on a date to this quirky, packed, and delicious restaurant. The service was great with a friendly staff that communicated well. The bar was also great, and did an excellent job of serving people as they waited. The food ranged...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Partner's co-worker recommended this place so we drove the 35 miles from the North Shore, drove around the crowded "resident parking only" side streets until we found a parking spot around the corner and then went in for the long wait for a table but...More

Thank joecd
Looking for a great restaurant?Our global travel community is ready to help.
Join TripAdvisor
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Highland does as Highland does. It's just great - the food is delicious, portions are very good for the price, and there's nothing extraneous - and that's good. The food stands alone. You won't be surprised by what's on the menu but you'll be surprised...More

Thank gorgbot
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Our party was 6 adults. We had the salmon special (2), the pappardelle, the 1/2 chicken, the squash pancakes and the pulled pork sandwich. Everyone was happy with their meal. The portions are good, and the drinks are not stingy. The atmosphere and the vibe...More

Thank IIbeach1
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I've bern coming here since before it was awash in a sea of hipster horn rimmed glasses and ironic tees. It is awesome. Chill atmosphere and a solid chef. The daily specials Usually feature a creative riff on a sea and a land entree. I...More

Thank lizzietishlizard
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Went on a Sunday right at 5, which was good because by 5:30 the place was packed. Could have been the rain or the long weekend, but in an instant it was full with all ages. Had a mix of Southern food and traditional pub...More

Thank WeloveNOLA
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Always a wait but we'll worth it. An " educated" CROWD in a nice quiet section of Somerville between davis sq and high school. Nice menu and I recommend it all!

Thank Eric R
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I'm reluctant to write this review since I love Highland, they don't take reservations and I don't want to encourage even more people to go. But. Let's start with the bar. Lots of choice, very knowledgeable bartenders and decent prices means you'll be well looked...More

Thank Darrell M
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

I loved Highland Kitchen. High quality comfort food. I ordered the goat stew and a ginger beer, and was rewarded with hearty flavors and spice. Staff was friendly, loud but vibrant atmosphere.

Thank JohnWestwig
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This was a Sunday breakfast visit. Small wait about 1:00 but the bartender gave us waters and menus. Seated right next to the trio playing music. The service was good but the food was just Ok. I had the huevos rancheros and the beans were...More

Thank pdxballard
Nearby HotelsSee all Somerville Hotels
Porter Square Hotel
91 reviews
1.42 km away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Boston Somerville
906 reviews
1.64 km away
Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill Area
474 reviews
1.90 km away
Sheraton Commander Hotel
242 reviews
2.04 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Sarma Restaurant
310 reviews
.61 km away
Tasting Counter
47 reviews
.75 km away
Dosa n Curry
29 reviews
.66 km away
Nearby Attractions
Aeronaut Brewing Co.
31 reviews
.74 km away
Shiso Kitchen
17 reviews
1.07 km away
Union Square
18 reviews
1.13 km away
Porter Square
51 reviews
1.33 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Nancy K
28 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Karin N | Reviewed this property |
Not sure; check out their menu on line.
18 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from KIKIg28 | Reviewed this property |
Highland Kitchen does *not* take reservations AND they will only seat you when *every* member of your party is present. GOOD LUCK!
Harry C
20 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Rachel K | Reviewed this property |
They have Sunday Brunch 11-2:30. The menu is at their website. I have had the brunch many times and it is extraordinary. It's well known and very busy so get there early if you can.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143-1619
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-625-1131
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing