Date of Review
March 10, 2001
Our Total Bill:
|Renee's Side||Steve's Side|
I have heard many good things about the Highland Grill, and I was not let down. It was a great neighborhood place. Lots of food for little money.
I had the fish and chips and the portion was very large. Large enough that I could not finish it. It was also very good.
There seemed to be a large variety of people and it was very casual. They had a wide variety of dishes as well.
There menu changes 13 times a year, which may bring me back once in awhile just to see what is going on. I would say I would go there when in the area, but I so rarely go to Robbinsdale for anything else. If I lived nearer, I bet I would go fairly often.
The Highland Grill is in the Highland Park neighborhood in St. Paul on Cleveland Avenue South near Ford Parkway. Someone once told me that bad restaurants can’t survive in New York because there are so many options that people will go someplace else (“if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere”). When Renee visited New York, she was convinced that there were so many people that if you can’t make it there, you can’t make it anywhere.
That’s the way I felt at the Highland Grill, and many other Twin Cities restaurants these days. There are so many people going out to dinner that restaurants can take chances; some succeed, some don’t. The Highland Grill succeeds, but be prepared to wait for a table on a Saturday night. We arrived at 5:30 p.m. and the restaurant filled quickly afterward. Part of the reason for the crowd is the value - tasty entrees are served for under $10.
All I remember about my rigatoni with pear and walnuts is that it was excellent. At $8.95, it was an excellent value, and I wouldn’t hesitate to return (if I knew I could get a table).
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