This is how I found High Point Grill, I googled the best restaurants around Cottonwood Mall. I am not very familiar with the west side of Albuquerque. Ok, I know about Toltec Brewing, Urban Hot Dog Company, and the late great Stumbling Steer but that is the extent of my restaurant knowledge of the westside. We decided that our trip to the west side should be a food adventure. I’m really glad that we did. This is a little gem of a restaurant. It was hard to find on Coors, but it was certainly worth the effort.
As always, I check out the restaurant’s menu before I think of going. High Point Grills’ website is not up to date. There was way more food to be had than what was listed on the website. However, there was enough food listed on the website to make me interested in going. Actually, there were many choices. There was pizza, salads, and black bean burgers and a list of interesting beers. I thought it was ideal that you could actually get a flight of beers even though High Point Grill doesn’t brew beers.
For starters, we had the Garlic Romano Fries(11.99) and the Grilled Artichokes(13.99) which were absolutely delicious. How could they not be? The fries were lightly topped with Romano cheese. There was a blue cheese dipping sauce that had some chunks of blue cheese. It was divine. The grilled artichokes came with an garlic aioli sauce. It was delicious as well. The sauce was thick and creamy.
I had the Classic Hamburger(13.49) with a black bean burger(2 dollar up charge) instead of a hamburger. My burger came with choice of sides. I had the side of vegetables because I can’t eat a lot of fried food and I knew I was pushing it with the starters. The vegetables were celery and carrots. They sure were tasty. The celery was sweet and the carrots were crispy. Ok, there was a Ranch like dressing for my celery and carrots, but I thought that the veggies were good on their own.
The black bean burger was house-made. It was delicious. There was lettuce, tomato, red onion, and pickles. The pickles were outstanding! They too, were house made. Wow! the pickles packed a nice punch and really added to the black bean burger.
The shrimp po’boy(15.99) was our other meal option. It was 15.99, a dollar less than what was quoted on the website. As with the hamburgers, with the shrimp Po’boy you could pick your sides. For an upcharge of 2.50, you received a large bowl of Mac and Cheese. We also added green chile(1.00) to the Mac and Cheese. Wow! You know the chef is serious when they present any food in a small skillet. There was also an incredibly hot Bang sauce for the shrimp po’boy. Man, it was hot. You could have your shrimp grilled or fried. We chose the grilled option.
The bechamel sauce on the Mac and Cheese was blow away cheese sauce. We brought large boxes of food home because there was no way that we could possibly eat all that food.
To drink, I had a Bosque Elephants on Parade(6). La Cumbre’s Elevated Ale(6) was the other choice we made. Of course, the beer went well with the food.
Mike White is a very talented chef. Nikki our server was patient and attentive. She was very proud that Mike is her brother-in-law. Nikki was excellent.
High Point Grill is located at 9780 Coors Blvd. NW Suite A in Albuquerque. Their phone number is 505.312.8519 You can make a reservation through Open Table right on High Point Grill’s website or order food online which is coming soon.
Hours are Tuesday through Sunday 11am-9pm.