joan's in the Park
joan's in the Park restaurant and full service bar is an elegantly cozy dining destination, located on Snelling Avenue in Highland Park. We offer a 4 course menu designed by Chef /owner Susan Dunlop, which includes distinctive American cuisine . We offer only the finest ingredients, sourced locally when possible. Maître d'/owner Joan Schmitt (and Highland Park native) offers first-class hospitality. Our carefully selected wine, beer and signature cocktail list will also appeal to all tastes. joan's is a must try, if you enjoy great food and amazing hospitality in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant, for a special occasion!
Joan's in the Park is a foodie gem, one of the best restaurants in the Twin Cities...hands down. Everything works at the highest level here from ambiance to service to incredible food ideas executed well. And, at the same time, it is NOT fussy or snobby, but personal and authentic. This is the place you should be taking your best friends for a memorable dinner out.
I can’t believe I have lived in St. Paul for so long and haven’t tried this place yet. It was fantastic. Food was amazing, Jen, our server, was perfect with everything. Just an incredible experience and one of St. Paul’s very best restaurants to be sure.
One of the best meals both my husband and I have ever had. Between the 4 courses, we had 8 different options and loved each one. I highly recommend.
We went for our anniversary dinner per a recommendation from a 'foodie friend'. The service was authentic and charming. It was like you were invited to their home for dinner. Everything was full of flavor and I would definitely return here even though we live about 30 min away.
Amazing food, superb service, wonderful evening.
The four course meal had many options and everything we tried was excellent. Their gin and tonic using house made tonic water was exceptional. An "extra" offering of lamb ribs to share was delicious. Our waiter was gracious, competent and created wine pairings for us matching our course choices - an unexpected and appreciated treat.
The only challenge for us was parking, but after all we are suburbanites venturing into the city.
It was our first visit to Joan's but it will not be the last.
The food was fantastic and the service was exceptional!!
This was our first time here and we VERY impressed with the entire experience. The service was great - very informative and professional. And the food was amazingly good. It’s fun to go to a place that gets creative with flavors and textures in ways that we would never think of combining. I highly recommend Joan’s - you won’t be disappointed.
Wonderful array of menu options, all perfectly prepared. Many personaliEd touches that went above and beyond that really made our whole dining experience special. Highly recommend it!
This was our first dining experience at Joan's in the Park AND it was our 1 year wedding anniversary.
We could not have had a more pleasant experience. The food was beautiful in presentation and our taste buds were pleased beyond our expections.
Looking forward to our next visit to Joan's in the Park!
AWESOME!! Incredible dining experience. Amazing and delicious food, Great service- relaxing atmosphere. We will definitely be coming back again and again...
Once again, an incredibly wonderful evening! I can’t say enough good things about this neighborhood gem!
Food and service was beyond our expectations-wonderful
Wonderful food, service and ambiance. Loved it!
New menu is fabulous. Items from 4-course dinner can be selected a la carte.
Our third year for an anniversary dinner!
Three girlfriends celebrating a bday. Absolutely perfect. Food was A+++!
Friendly and attentive service, amazing flavors and a delightful patio. They were very accommodating to vegetarians and even willing to make something special to replace their normal 4th course. The brown butter pudding was out of this world. They one of the best whiskey lists I’ve seen in the twin cities. Will definitely go back!
An unassuming gem of a place. The food and service was on par with bigger more well-known places. Absolutely wonderful meal and night out. We will definitely be back!
Great birthday dinner! We were welcomed as we arrived and given a choice of indoor or outdoor seating. Waiter explained menu and answered a lot of our questions! Food was beautifully presented and delicious. Portions were great for me, but for larger eaters, they were still a little hungry. Would recommend for special occasion.
We loved it! The food was amazing - we literally loved every single dish. The filet was one of the best steaks I've ever eaten - and we go to steak houses at least once every two months. The dishes are creative, delicious, and the place isn't stuffy or pretentious. Highly recommended for date nights!
Great meal, service and ambiance for our 33rd anniversary
Best meal we enjoyed in a long time. Exceeded our expectations
Amazing! This restaurant is one of the hidden gems of St Paul. I have ALWAYS had amazing services and feed when exploring the wonderful selections at Joan's in the Park.
A must-visit place for a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Dining on the patio is a nice touch. The food offerings were loaded with complex flavors, but well balanced. Try a Bill Morrissey. You will not be disappointed!
Our third time at Joan’s and every time has been amazing. I went to work the next day raving and recommending Joan’s to my colleagues.
fixed, four couse price menu with interesting and diverse offerings. None of the offerings disappointed, all fabulous
Consistently wonderful every time we visit. Always a treat!
A true hidden pearl in St.Paul. Please do not tell anybody about it!! bill and di
We celebrated our anniversary and this was the best meal we’ve ever had. Great service, surprising food combinations and wonderful ambiance.
Joan’s is our favorite restaurant. We have introduced Joan’s to many friends who continue to come with their friends. Great food, beautiful presentation, superior service. We feel like well-fed family.
Four of us dined last evening. We sat in the patio and enjoyed the four course tasting menu. Everything was perfect! I had the carrots, the watercress and pea shoot greens, the lamb ragu and the filet. Delicious! Each dish was artfully prepared and served with style. We also had a bottle of Kennefeck Ranch Cab Franc which was sublime. Please go and dine here!
Excellent as always. From the personalized service to the superb food, everything was great.
Tasting menu is spectacular. Of the 8 my wife and I sampled, 6 were home runs, with the other two still very good. We haven't been to Joan's in a few years and were really impressed by the 4 course menu. A bit pricey for us but well worth it. Plating was quite beautiful. Each a mini work of art. As tasty as they looked like they would be.
It can get a bit loud with the bar and the small box of the space when it starts to fill up but we really think this place is a gem.
Celebrating with friends and our evening was perfect. We shared different dishes from the tasting menu. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Daniel our waiter was very attentive and not at all intrusive. We cannot wait to go back.
Joan's in the Park never disappoints. The menu has some new selections that were outstanding. I loved the corn dumplings with crab and the market fish was excellent. If you haven't been to this restaurant, you're missing out.
Our anniversary 💕
JOAN'S NEVER DISAPPOINTS!! Service is fabulous - attentive, great recommendations for pairing the courses, and so welcoming to guests. Food is prepared so beautifully and it's all delicious. Love their patio seating too!
We had so much fun! Our server Daniel was awesome! The ambiance was comforting. The food extremely good! If we lived in the twin cities we would frequent often.