Restaurant of the Week: The Heights

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The Heights Restaurant and Bar, 1883 N. Campus Ave. (at 19th St.), Upland

Part of the Colonies shopping center off the 210 Freeway, The Heights is in a building along Campus and has established a good reputation for its food and bar. I’d been meaning to check it out, especially after it captured “Best Restaurant Bar” honors in the Bulletin’s Readers Choice Awards. Recently I met a friend there for lunch.

The interior is casually nice, with comfortable booths, tile floor, gold and deep brown colors and a classy feel. Good place for a business lunch or to impress someone. The dining room is separated from the bar seating, but that area looked inviting too.

I had the fish and chips (price forgotten, sorry), hand-battered halibut with fries and slaw on the side. It’s one of their signature items and proved to be among the best fish and chips I’ve had. The fries were good, the slaw was meh. My friend had the Cobb salad and said he liked it.

Service was attentive and we got plenty of refills. The dining room, almost empty at 11:45, was almost full by 1 p.m. Clearly the Heights is doing something right.

They have burgers, sandwiches, salads, pizzas, lasagna, pork chops and chicken marsala, among other items. Can you believe it’s owned by the same family that has the Village Grille diner in the Claremont Village? “Fine dining” is a stretch, but The Heights probably is the nicest restaurant in north Upland.

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  • Bob Terry

    Halibut instead of Cod or Pollock is a very nice touch to fish & chips. The portion looks a little skimpy but I suppose you have to keep in mind that it is a lunch portion.

  • barbara f

    I have heard just last week and by happenstance encounter, and from very far away (in fact hours away on any freeway) that Wednesdays are really the day to go to the Heights for lunch or dinner, because right now it is Chardonnay Wednesday (with the chardonnays, as I have just discovered recently, supplied by a negociant named Cameron Hughes). Disclaimer: I work in the wine business, and often sell his chardonnays when available for retail. Where I am people have been clamoring for those very chardonnays for months. If you have seen as I have the number of people in love with that varietal, then you would know what I mean: Wednesday at the Heights is definitely worth the trip if you want to sip a really good chardonnay.