Joan Schmitt

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Joan Schmitt and Susan Dunlop of Joan's in the Park talk Open Table awards and steak

    It's been nearly two years since we first visited Joan's in the Park, a charming neighborhood bistro in Highland Park run by two industry veterans, Joan Schmitt and Susan Dunlop, who have years of steakhouse experience between them. Together they took on the rather daunting task of creating a menu t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Top 10 steak houses in the Twin Cities

    For all of the great advances and trends in local dining in recent years--fusion, small plates, exquisitely crafted platings, molecular gastronomy--for many meat-loving foodies there is still no experience quite like the primal thrill of biting into a big, juicy, perfectly cooked steak. And while th ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    January 4, 2012

    Joan's in the Park adds elegance to Highland Park

    Menu features impressive crab cakes and flatbreads

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Joan's in the Park: A first look

    ‚ÄčThe cozy space that St. Paul's Highland Park residents have long known as Grandpa Tony's pizzeria has been transformed into a neighborhood bistro. The walls received a warm coat of soft mustard-colored paint, and white linens cover the tabletops.  Despite having only the one large front wind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Joan's in the Park to open next week in Highland Park

    Joan's in the Park​Two local restaurant veterans, Joan Schmitt and Susan Dunlop, whose resumes include Morton's the Steakhouse, Tria, and the Capital Grille, among others, plan to open Joan's in the Park next Wednesday, September 14, at 631 Snelling Avenue in St. Paul.