An award winning contemporary authentic gastro pub located in the heart of the West Village in downtown New York. Owned and operated by Scots. HIGHLANDS is a true Authentic Experience of Modern Scotland today.
We offer the finest Scottish influenced cocktails, specially made by our talented bartenders with many of our favorite Scotch, Malts, and Gins. We have a fantastic mix of local American and the finest of Scottish beers and ales. Our acclaimed menu is a melody of artisnal Scottish imports and produce from local farmers' markets that gives you a true taste of modern Scotland.
The Chef MATTHEW HARDNER
Matthew Hardner has spent most of life in the culinary profession, tapping into many different nationalities across the globe. A native of Gisborne New Zealand growing up in vegetarian household he was of the understanding the norm was walking out to his dads garden to pick fresh vegetables and fruits to cook that day.
Working in Australia, South East Asia, Florida, North Carolina where getting a feel for local and sustainable product became all important covering Italian, French and Pan Asian styles of cooking to find himself in New York City honing his skills and getting back to commonwealth roots at Highlands gastro pub.
The Scotch, Malts and Our Cocktails
HIGHLANDS has one of the most extensive Scotch and Malt lists in the USA. We are passionate about what we do here with our Beverage Director, Andrey Kalin, carefully selecting the finest Whiskey's out there from Scotland. We are also pleased to offer, Scotch Flights where our Staff will teach and educate you on the great uniqueness and different flavor profiles and regions of Scotch.
HIGHLANDS has won numerous awards including Whisky Magazine naming us one of the Best Whiskey Bars in the USA.