Joan's in the Park is an elegant and intimate (fewer than 15 tables) neighborhood café tucked into St. Paul's Highland Park. The thoughtful menu has a knack for making familiar food seem new again: supper club favorites like shrimp cocktail and filet mignon with homemade hollandaise, flatbreads, well-executed meats such as roasted poussin with grape agrodolce and miso-glazed salmon, and delicious takes on old-school desserts, such as molten lava cakes and poached pears. Service is exceptional. PHOTOS BY SASHA LANDSKOV. Joan's in the Park:
631 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul; 651.690.3297.
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