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Highland's Cafe Restaurant

1505 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-2101
+1 212-249-6505
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“hearty” (2 reviews)
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Diner, American, Greek
$$ - $$$
1505 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-2101
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten at the Highlands for many years now, and it's never failed me. It's what used to be called a standard "corner Greek restaurant", although it isn't particularly Greek. It's more a widely varied "American" menu, including many Italian, Greek, Mexican offerings. Breakfast is...More

Thank patdrapp
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Very good breakfast and usually eat at counter. They have a full menu but just go for breakfast. They have tables as well but it is more time f a counter place for me. Food a bit better than average and prices comparable for area.

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Stopped here for a quick bite while waiting for a family member to arrive. I asked for a sweet lemonade, and didn't get one. The egg on the roil tasted funny and a bit off. Only the waiter service, and that is because I sat...More

Thank neil102
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Anything you want...it's here. Quite a variety. We had eggplant rotting & lights er & onions with chicken noodle soup & spinach. Very hearty & good eats. Very friendly & fast service.

Thank LPLoveToTravel
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Everything you'd expect from a neighbourhood NY diner - including the dry wit of the waiter. Pancakes and bacon aren't a demanding meal but they got it spot on.

Thank P J
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Went there with my daughter for breakfast. Upon entering, was gruffly told to pick any table. Omelette was not very big, but the bowl of oatmeal was hearty. Had to ask for everything that was necessary, such as straws, butter, sugar, etc. Daughter ordered a...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 13 September 2015

The staff are intelligent and gracious--they accommodated everything we asked for. We are a bit picky so we were pleasantly surprised. Food was quite decent. We'll be back.

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Lots and lots of choices...quick service, fair prices. Always able to find something good to choose..and there are daily specials!! One of the only places around that makes Turkey Soup ( only available Saturday and Sunday)....smoothies very good and a true summer refresher! Quick service...More

Thank diana z
Reviewed 19 January 2015

Visited her for brunch, had a good seat by the window. The service was excellent and the waiter very friendly and took an interest in where we are from. We both had sausage, egg and cheese roll which was tasty and not very expensive.

Thank James M
Reviewed 31 December 2014

This is the worst diner in Manhattan or at least on the Upper East Side. I eat here only if desperate, as I was today since the diner is located near my doctor's office and I had very little time to grab a bite before...More

Thank LadyLucia
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institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Diner, American, Greek
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1505 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-2101
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-249-6505
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