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Dinner with a good friend in highland area

I am meeting a friend soon for dinner. We have done punch. Looking for something else in this area. What would you recommend?

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  1. How much do you want to spend and what sort of vibe are you going for? More casual or a little more upscale? And any specific cuisine?

    1. I'd drive a few miles to Brasa on Grand. I especially love it on a nice night when the doors are all open.

      1. The Highland Grill is always pleasant and has good food.

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        1. re: bob s

          Highland Grill is just like all the other Blue Plate restaurants.

        2. There's a Joan's in the Park thread bouncing around here. That might be a good option, too. It's on Snelling somewhere in that stretch between Ford Parkway and Randolph.

          ~TDQ

          1. On the high end, Joan's in the Park and Luci Ancora (but high end is relative compared to other options in Highland). Highland Grill is good for a change of pace from Punch. For burger fare, the Nook. Palumbo's Pizzeria also worth a shot (and not just for pizza). Just outside Highland, technically in Mac-Groveland, you could go to Scusi. Small plates better than the pizzas.

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            1. re: Brad Ballinger

              Scusi just had a change in chef.

              What is that cafe on Cleveland and like Randolph? 128 or something? Is that any good?

              Highland proper doesn't have a ton of choices, Mac Grove and Grand have more.