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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.

            2. I love Carmellos, but it can get quite crowded on the weekends.

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                1. re: Fudist

                  Can you say more? Some of their stuff is actually pretty good. Love the salmon pizza.

              1. I'd add Ristorante Luci or Luci Ancora for some Italian.

                1. Thanks to everyone who responded. Will let you know what we decided