The Heights in Lakewood has been open about a year and serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. I’ve been for lunch several times and have enjoyed the food and friendly service; during two visits at dinner both had great service but the food was terrific once and flawed the other. I believe the good meal is more indicative of their product but can’t omit it in all honesty. The restaurant offers a full bar but a very limited wine list.
For lunch I first tried the BBQ burger which is adorned with bacon, blue cheese, onions and bbq sauce. It is messy but good. The contrast of the sweet bbq sauce and the blue cheese is different but good enough I’d come back for it again. The burgers all come with large cut fries that are adequate for your fry fix.
For dessert we split the chocolate pie and while it looked like a small piece it packed a lot of goodness in the package. It was lick the plate good.
The chicken salad is a nice bowl of chicken, greens, apples, walnuts, cheese and cranberries with a light vinaigrette. It is a satisfying combination of flavors and textures.
The turkey club sub is roasted turkey, ham and bacon with cheese and mustard. It is heated so the provolone is melted and the turkey is warm. It is a nice sandwich but the burger packed more flavor.
For our first dinner we tried the Wedge salad which was supposed to be seared but no one at the table could find any evidence of the searing. It was a good dressing but not enough for the huge piece of iceberg and the avocados had turned in color.
We all had the chicken pot pie at dinner and it was so salty it was inedible. They did redo one and the sauce was way less pasty and the saltiness was gone, so they are capable but it’s hard to want to roll the dice on trying again. They were nice enough to adjust the bill but it was a disappointment to have it look so appealing and not be. In The Height’s defense our dining companions said they’ve had this dish numerous times and it was always very good.
They redeemed themselves with a delicious chocolate dessert and a good blueberry crumble.
Our second dinner was totally different. Again we had wonderful service but this time the food matched that. The martinis from the bar were nicely cold and a perfect accompaniment to looking over the menu. There was a fish special but it didn’t speak to me. We started again with the wedge salad which this time was slightly warmed from its sear on the grill and adorned with brightly colored and flavorful avocados. It was a really tasty salad, although I still would cut down the size of the iceberg or add more dressing.
For a main course we had the steak and fries which was also very good. The meat was tender and tasty, accented by the nice sauce. The fries were crispy and had potato taste and the salad was a generous portion of greens and crisp, tart apple. Altogether a terrific plate.
We ended with their chocolate pie which is like a piece of fudge on a crust. A perfect ending for a wonderful meal. Better believe I’ll be back!