Wednesday, January 19, 2011
High Point gets high points
High Point Bistro and Bar is a rather new addition to Chelsea as it opened last summer. High Point , located on 7th Ave (btwn 22-23rd) combines a warm, comfortable ambiance while serving Modern American cuisine.
My friend, Colette and I stumbled upon High Point Bistro and Bar on our way to grab some lunch on a gross day. Cold and rainy, we were looking for a place to get warm and enjoy an inexpensive lunch. High Point was the perfect answer as our food was awesome, the atmosphere was warm, and the service was great.
Our server was great. He provided us with excellent hospitality as he answered all our questions and payed us close attention without being overbearing. Service is something that people take advantage of, but I can definitely appreciate a good waitstaff. You expect a great waitstaff when you're dining out at an expensive restaurant, but High Point doesn't fall into that category as our meal was very reasonably priced.
Colette got the Chicken Caesar Wrap ($10) while I got the High Point Burger ($12). We split a side of Mac-n-Cheese which was one of High Points $6 sides. Not only was the food delicious, but the presentations were fun and playful. I'm guessing Executive Chef Phil Deffina got his sense of playfulness from working under the unconventional David Burke. Chef Phil uses his experience and creativity to develop a menu which is both delicious and price conscious.
I think High Point Bistro and Bar is a great value. I wouldn't be surprised if High Point becomes a popular Chelsea hangout as quality food meets great service and an inviting atmosphere. I would definitely recommend checking out High Point Bistro and Bar. Take advantage of their Burger and Beer special ($10) offered everyday from 11:30-7pm and after 10pm. I would also recommend the mac-n-cheese!