A couple of Sundays ago we had a family brunch at the Highland Kitchen in Somerville, Massachusetts. My wife Elisa had found some online reviews that were quite favorable, so we made reservations. Tucked away on Highland Avenue and owned by Chef Mark Romano, formerly of the Green Street Grill, the Highland Kitchen is a perfect example of an inexpensive neighborhood eatery that serves up exceptional food.
When we arrived there were quite a few people waiting to be seated–reservations are only provided for parties of six or more. I ordered the chicken liver omelette with home fries. The omelette was among the best I’d ever had, and the home fries definitely held their own. I washed it all down with a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice. While we enjoyed our meal we listened to a trio of musicians play a nice variety of old-time music on guitar, fiddle, and banjo. All in all it was a great meal for a totally reasonable price–some of us ordered drinks from the bar and others ordered coffee. Total bill for the six of us, 18% gratuity included, was $100.25. I plan on going there again for dinner as soon as I get a chance. Four stars!
150 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143
(parking on street and in lot behind building)