Welcome to Highland Park
Geographically the biggest of the boroughs. Highland Park has gone through a ton of change since Y2K. It’s now building a reputation as a mecca for artists/hipsters with trendy shops, galleries and watering holes popping up. York Boulevard, with its two juggernauts — Cafe De Leche and The York — runs right through the heart of the neighborhood. The HP has amazing parks, unique architecture, and stellar cultural diversity. Must do’s include: hiking in Earnest Debs park, soda shopping at Galco’s, and dinner at Maximiliano.
Cafe Birdie: Stop in for a salad, pasta, or unique toast, all changed seasonally to provide the freshest ingredients possible. Also serving up cocktails with a twist.
Kitchen Mouse: Satisfying to Vegetarians and Carnivores alike, Kitchen Mouse serves us health-focused vegetarian cuisine in a counter-serve setting.
Maximiliano: Stop by 7 days a week for a delightful Italian spread in this trendy trattoria, or try out their weekend brunch with a beer or glass of wine.
Chez Antoine: This cozy bistro serves traditional French dishes & cocktails, with sidewalk seating to take in the full Highland Park atmosphere.
La Cuevita: A new-world grotto serving up traditional drinks with a twist, try out a jalapeno margarita while stopping by for live music. Check their daily online schedule!
The Offbeat: This trendy spot has a 60’s retro lounge feel, in for happy hour from 5-9pm and try one of their drinks featuring unexpected ingredients.
Block Party Highland Park: You’ll lose track of time in this buzzing neighborhood bar, complete with a large beer list. Hit up a game of shuffleboard on the patio.
Good Shepherd Lutheran School: Rated 5 stars on GreatSchools, highly regarded by parents of Highland.