Refined but never stuffy, elegant but comfortable, Joan's in the Park has an atmosphere that perfectly mirrors the Highland Park neighborhood. Owned by Joan Schmitt and Susan Dunlop this cozy bistro balances the heart of a family-run joint and the white linens and excellent wine list of a fine-dining establishment. The two met while working at a steakhouse and their beef dishes show it, but that's not all we love on their menu. Their deft treatments of seafood and vegetables always delight. Servers are friendly, swift, and the sort that honestly care about your experience. It's a perfect fit in this lovely little neighborhood.