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liney714 Mar 26, 2012 09:54 AM

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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    Seige Mar 26, 2012 10:34 AM

    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?

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      BigE Mar 26, 2012 10:35 AM

      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. bob s Mar 26, 2012 11:06 AM

        The Highland Grill is always pleasant and has good food.

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          sheepy Apr 9, 2012 08:50 PM

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

        2. The Dairy Queen Mar 26, 2012 11:32 AM

          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

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            Brad Ballinger Mar 26, 2012 01:18 PM

            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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              semanticantics Mar 26, 2012 02:12 PM

              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.

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                Brad Ballinger Mar 26, 2012 04:56 PM

                128 Cafe is at Cleveland and Laurel.

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              gryffindor249 Mar 26, 2012 01:24 PM

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

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                Fudist Mar 26, 2012 02:45 PM

                Stay far, far way from Palumbo's.

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                  Brad Ballinger Mar 26, 2012 04:55 PM

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

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                eastlakovore Mar 26, 2012 04:03 PM

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

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                  liney714 Mar 29, 2012 10:50 AM

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

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