Heights Cafe

Will and I visited Heights Cafe for a group project I did with my team and plus one of my team members is a server at Heights Cafe. We arrived at 5PM, just as dinner finally started. Many of the servers asked us repeatedly if we needed anything while we were waiting for my friend/server. 


Heights Cafe is located in the heart of Brooklyn Heights and is in a beautiful location because it's just a short walk from the Brooklyn Promenade. The restaurant/cafe has a warm and cheerful atmosphere as there are maroon-like leather seats at the booths and majority of the seats and tables are made of sleek wood. The walls are decorate with paintings from local artists.

Our friend greeted us with a warm and friendly smile and asked what would we like, gave us recommendations, and etc. We started off with drinks:

Drinks
Will ordered an Angry Orchard ($6.00) and I had a Watermelon Martini (don't remember the price). The watermelon martini had a nice and refreshing watermelon taste to it. It reminds me of a Jolly Rancher candy, but in this case infused with alcohol. It was super strong, so didn't quite finish it.

Bread Basket
Warm Spinach Dip with Corn Tortillas
For an appetizer, we had the Warm Spinach Dip with Corn Tortillas ($11.95). We typically order fried calamari as an appetizer, but this time I wanted to try something different. The dip was a delight, not too cheesy and you get spinach in every dip. Chips were crunchy and fresh, definitely not stale.

Wild Mushroom Ravioli
Will ordered the Wild Mushroom Ravioli ($20.95) from the dinner specials menu for April 16th, 2016. It's definitely a little more expensive than ravioli we've had in other restaurants. The wild mushroom ravioli was accompanied with an olive oil garlic sauce, sauteed shrimp,  asparagus, and cherry tomatoes. 

The dish is definitely colorful and vibrant, but I didn't really see why there needs to be shrimp, asparagus, and cherry tomatoes. I would have much preferred wild mushrooms around the dish. The ravioli itself was delicious and super filling and I would have preferred more sauce.

Lobster Mac & Cheese
I've been eyeing the Lobster Mac & Cheese ($18.95) ever since I took my first look at Heights Cafe's menu. The lobster mac & cheese was bathed in brandy lobster cream, Parmesan, Gruyere, and cheddar cheese. I liked it for the most part, tasted more like cheese than lobster-like. 

I actually had trouble finishing the lobster mac and cheese because there was so much cheese and cream that I got full instantly. The cheese was just a little overwhelming.

Our dinner was a little expensive than usual. If it's usually me and Will out for dinner, our checks average around $20 - $50, but never close to $70-$90. 

Overall, I really liked the service and the attentiveness from the other servers before our friend arrived to our table. I also really like the atmosphere because most of the customers are locals, tourists, and/or family. I also like that there's a warm and welcoming atmosphere here.

Would I come back here? I think if I am in the area and in search of warm and delicious comfort food than yes and maybe if for a birthday dinner and etc. If a friend or someone asks me for a good Brooklyn Heights restaurant recommendation, Heights Cafe would definitely be on my top three recommendations. 

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