Highland Park is a suburban city in Lake County, Illinois, United States, about 25 miles (40 km) north of downtown Chicago. As of the 2016 population estimate, the population was 29,641. Highland Park is one of several municipalities located on the North Shore of the Chicago metropolitan area.
Things to do in Highland Park
4.5 based on 169 reviews
This place is great. Found it using TripAdvisor even though I've lived in HP all my life. I shared the Rosemary Chicken Sandwich with herb aioli and the Braised Short Rib with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and they were both great. The bread they brought was amazing and it came with Honey-Cinnamon butter. We got two desserts, the Bananas Foster and Chocolate Bread Pudding. The Bread Pudding was amazing and the Bananas foster was good. We will defiantly be back soon.
4.5 based on 123 reviews
A fusion of South American flavors...
This restaurant has a Spanish flair--many dishes are like tapas and most are great for sharing. Four of us gorged ourselves on some of the "small plates" like mushrooms, shrimp, and were stuffed by the time the entrees arrived. Beautiful presentation on the food! Great place to share specialty cocktails and food.
4.5 based on 194 reviews
A friend invited me to this place for lunch and while it is rather small, it certainly is not a hole in the wall. It is located on a main road but it is set back, so look for it. The decor is really classy and the atmosphere is warm. It was relatively busy for lunch. The menu is on the wall and there are plenty of options from which to choose. My friend and I went with different pasta dishes and we were both pleasantly surprised. Delicious! Prices are very reasonable. Desserts are also available and we ordered a cake slice. It was huge, so plan to share it unless you are very hungry! We look forward to going here again very soon!
4.5 based on 156 reviews
Their favorite is the strawberry waffle with whipped cream. They have a nice kid’s menu with pancake and egg dishes. I had a veggie omelet with hash browns- both were okay. Large portion of hash browns. Service was good and we had no wait on a rainy Saturday morning.
4.5 based on 109 reviews
Sat outside Good service Fish was great Pasta with seafood was excellent Grouper was fresh with excellent veggies Worth the stop Clean setting!
4.5 based on 151 reviews
Philosophy/Mission: We strive to be an unpretentious neighborhood restaurant with profes-sional services, a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, offering an affordable regional menu with honest and simple preparations. The decor evokes the character of its neighborhood. The soothing earth tones with splashes of color and creative organic finishes, wooden bistro chairs, long banquettes, and joint tables; all lend themselves to a vibrant social atmosphere. Informed and professional yet warm and relaxed...there is a sincere effort at Abigail's to educate our staff on all aspects of food and beverage culture. The staff at Abigail's goes to great lengths to make everyone feel at home, and well taken care of. Our philosophy was born from the love of pure flavor. Using ingredients at their best, capturing the essence of the season will be Abigail's mantra. Abigail's goes to great lengths to procure the best products and prepare them with respect, creating menu items with simple appeal and elevated technique.
A wonderful restaurant. Absolutely great food and service. There is an amazing range of choices on an ever changing menu. A required reservation only between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM is a bit odd but you'll never get in otherwise.
4.5 based on 61 reviews
Made from scratch, family recipe Italian cuisine in Highwood since 1932, and at it's current location since 1982. Serving a selection of Fresh Seafood delivered daily including our very popular Prince Edward Island Steamed Mussels. Also, we offer some of the best thin crisp crust pizza, which was the first pizza served on the North Shore at Scornavacco's since 1944. All the classics are here, homemade pastas, hand carved and pounded out chicken and veal parmigiana, limone, piccata, and of course lasagnas, meatballs, and of course homemade desserts.
Family style old school Italian restaurant serving everyone's favorites. Spaghetti with meatballs, lasagna, chicken parmigiana, etc. All done classic style with generous portions that you can take home. Endless bread and bread sticks. Focaccia (pizza bread). Our favorites are the chicken vesuvio and the flat bread pizza. The former done in light olive oil. The latter on a thin crunchy crust. Delicious. This isn't a world class restaurant, but the food is delicious and the prices are reasonable. Mangia!
4 based on 216 reviews
We split the duck and the steak. Both were very good as were the accompanying sides. Was quite disappointed in my black bean Turkey soup though. Service was excellent.
4.5 based on 110 reviews
what do you think about a restaurant who chooses to add pink food color to their expensive lox cream cheese?
i call it fraud, deceptive practices, larceny, or you make the call. By the way, no ingredient labels on their food like so many other reputable food establishments do and some required to do to prevent dangerous allergic reactions that can lead to death.
most of food is good to very good. service is prompt.
just be honest.
most of their food is good and wholesome.
4 based on 116 reviews
We (a group of friends) recently visited Miramar Bistro due to the overwhelmingly positive reviews here, and unfortunately (maybe it was the late hour or an off night) were mostly left unimpressed.
We could get reservation only for 8pm (not surprising for a popular place on the weekend), but the place was packed, and super loud. To the point we had hard time figuring what to order, since nobody could hear anyone. It gotten slightly better after 9pm when it was becoming less crowded. Unfortunately the service did not get any more attentive when it got less busy, in fact there was a long period when nobody from the wait staff showed up at all.
First the people did not want to get oysters, or seafood platter, etc, so we have not tried that. Also nobody got the steak either, as people wanted more of the French dishes.
We had 4 appetizers. Calamari were OK, not remarkable in any way. Escargot were very good, not overdone, good flavor. Both roasted beets and duck salads were kind of blah, wanting a flavor, a direction. Nothing really to make them bad, just blah.
The waiter has steered most people to either roasted duck or sauteed skate (2 of each was ordered), scallops and bouillabaisse were also ordered. Duck was OK, a hair dry, with overly sweet sauce. Not really flavorful, just sweet. Rice accompanying it had overcooked texture, not sure if intentionally, but just did not feel right. Skate was not bad, just quite bland, quite unusually from either French or Cuban cooking. Both portions were decent size. Scallops were probably the best dish on our table. Cooked right, with great mushrooms, right sauce, etc. Portion had 4 scallops of about 12/pound size. Bouillabaisse was a decent portion, almost as good as scallops, although also felt a bit under-flavored. We did not try the desert.
Overall I on the strength of escargot and scallops I give it a 4 rating, which in this case not quite very good, but definitely above average. Although I personally would willing to give it another try, most of the rest of the table decided they would not.
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