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joan's in the Park

1573 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
joan's in the Park restaurant and wine bar is an elegantly cozy dining destination, located on Snelling Avenue in Highland Park, showcasing Chef /owner Susan Dunlop's distinctive American cuisine and Maître d'/owner (and Highland Park native) Joan Schmitt's first-class hospitality. We offer only the finest ingredients, sourced locally when possible. Our carefully selected wine and beer 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Closed Sunday and Monday
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Phone number
(651) 690-3297
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Susan Dunlop
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Our full menu is available for catering.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Neighborhood parking available.
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Public transit
Snelling Avenue @ Ford Parkway
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Wine
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GeorgeC (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Food was great and perfectly prepared. Service was wonderful. Thanks, Dan

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We go to joan's often and are never disappointed. The food is always tasty and creative. The service is friendly and consistent.

Johnny (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Joan and staff make it a very personable experience. It has a very neighborly feel, that you are part of the area no matter where you came from. It's a gem.

NicoleO (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The food is delicious! Service is on point, she even used a crumber to our table. It is a very small restaurant, cozy. Definitely recommend making reservations.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Enjoyed a really tasty meal with great cocktails to start and a lovely warm atmosphere for conversation. The chef, owner, and chef's daughter (our waitress) all made us feel especially well taken care of. The food was exquisite. We'll definitely be back.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Always impeccable. Took my steak loving friend who has sampled most high end steakhouses in the area and he said it was one of the best steaks he's ever had (8 oz. filet, with mushrooms and a reduction sauce, a perfect medium rare).

Their cocktail menu is mostly classics. Perfectly executed, consistent versions of your favorite drink.

Service is always good. Gracious, well informed, and present but not overbearing.

The dining and bar space are small and intimate. Reservations a must. Limited bar seating is luck of the draw. Older well heeled crowd, with lots of regulars.

This is a top 5 restaurant in the Twin Cities. No doubt.

DuaneW (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

wasn't so sure about this before i went. The food was over the top and its a great romantic spot.
I sat by a window and was a bit cold but I would do this over and over again. Food was so good! I will return as we loved it !

vipbloommn (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We dined early which was a good thing as the noise level escalated as the evening progressed! Our waiter Dan was very accommodating as one of guests had some gluten free restrictions. Overall it was a pleasant experience!

glutenfree (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

This was a referral from a friend and it definitely lived up to our expectations. I let them know that we had 2 birthdays in our party. They started with sparkles on the table. Appetizers, main dish, dessert and wine and after dinner drinks were amazing. Our server was over-the-top with service; he even took our photo and handed each of us an actual printed photo to remember this special evening. 5 Stars

vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Food is phenomenal, service wonderful. Just a great neighborhood restaurant that serves unique we'll crafted fare