While in NYC we met up with some friends to catch up. As is requisite for New York nights out, the night began at Rosa Mexicana with a few rounds of margaritas and their delicious guac.  And as is also requisite for NY nights out, a few people dropped off and we ended up with a core group throwing around various places to go for dinner.  There were 6 of us with no reservation. The Spotted Pig was discussed as were other locations that would have required a long wait and we finally settled on The Highlands, a new gastropub on a quaint West Village Street.  The meal of nouveau Scottish food was delicious and the restaurant was easily able to seat us.

And the decor was refreshing after having been in LA and not seen much new for a while.