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My Favorite Restaurant on the Planet - Highland's Garden Cafe

My birthday was Tuesday, February 26.  I’m 41 years young.

To celebrate, I convinced a friend to take me to Highland’s Garden Café, which, in years past, was where I always celebrated my Big hgcDay. But I haven’t been there in five years or so, so I was curious to see if it was as fabulous as I remembered.

For the uninitiated, HGC is on 32nd Avenue at Perry Street, in Northwest Denver. It’s built into two Victorian homes and has amazing patios for summer al fresco dining. The interior is delightful – exposed brick, wood floors, beautiful murals on the walls.

You’ll be happy to know that HGC is every bit as wonderful as it always has been. The ambience, the service, the food and the wine… all (dramatically kissing my fingers) superb. Expensive, but worth it.

I’d just like to add that our server, Molly, was only on her second night at the restaurant. Well, Molly, meet Jennifer – NW Denver’s fussiest eater! I have several food sensitivities and I’m getting (in)famous for grilling the wait staff for an ingredient list of every item. She handled me beautifully and never made me feel the slightest bit annoying. That’s important to me!!! So, thanks, Molly!

So… a big thumb’s up to my still-favorite-restaurant-on-the-planet! I’ll be back!

Jennifer Allan