Thanks to a friend’s restaurant recommendation, I sunk my teeth into an extremely tasty burger for lunch this afternoon. Located in the heart of Chelsea, HighPoint Bistro & Bar (216 7th Avenue) is tucked back between 22nd and 23rd street on 7th Avenue. It’s a great place to go to for brunch, lunch, or dinner especially if your commute takes you near this location! The service was wonderful and the food didn’t take long to be served! The bistro is still new and is exceptionally clean — the interior design of the restaurant is simple and charming.
For the food, at first I wasn’t sure of what to order, there are so many dishes that sound exquisite — like the tuna tartare tacos, butternut squash soup, jumbo lump crab melt, and the 7th Ave Grinder that is made of arugula, mozzarella, tomato, asparagus, roasted peppers, and of course one of my favorite ingredients … pesto!
I debated what to order for a while and when the waiter took my order he said their hamburgers were phenomenal and that the restaurant is known for that specific dish — so that’s exactly what I ordered. When I placed my order I asked for my burger to be cooked medium and it ended up coming out as medium-well. It was a bit of a disappointment that the burger wasn’t cooked the way I wanted it but the meat was so delicious and flavorful I quickly forgot about the over-cooked detail. The HighPoint Burger was made up of black angus beef and topped off with LTO (lettuce, tomatoes, and onions) and gruyere cheese and it was served on a brioche bun (the best type of bun for a burger). I was initially skeptical of the gruyere cheese — I actually have never really enjoyed the cheese and up until today I never had it on burger. The hot and stringy gruyere added a rich and creamy taste and texture to the hamburger.
Did I mention how fun and beautiful the presentation of the dish was? The display of french fries in a shopping cart was playful and creative!
I never knew that an insanely flavorful and beautifully presented meal could be so inexpensive … $12! The entire menu was beyond reasonably priced; low prices and tasty meals are the perfect reasons to return back for another brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Need more reasons to get your butt to HighPoint Bistro & Bar for a phenomenal meal? Take a look at these ratings:
Urbanspoon — 84% (out of 106 people) loved the restaurant!
Yelp — ranked HighPoint Bistro & Bar 4 out of 5 stars!
Opentable — another ranking of 4 out of 5 stars! And reserve a table here at opentable.com.