Do you like your tuna tartare whimsical and your french fries plentiful?
Despite the eatery?s ostensibly stuffy neighbors, the dining experience is fun and accessible, toeing the casual-upscale line with all the grace of a Carolina Herrera white shirt.
From the tuna tartare ($15), which is topped with--who?d have thunk?--crispy quinoa, peanuts and a mango yolk, to the steak frites ($22) paired with the best matchstick french fries we?ve ever tasted, the food is familiar but the presentation is gorgeous. Note the parsley-flecked pat and a half of butter atop the steak and the veritable avalanche of frites.
With an open kitchen, cute banquettes and large windows overlooking the Village, it is family-friendly (read: our server was cool when our kid overturned his water glass) and boasts a children?s menu adults will swoon over (s?mores sundae, anyone?).
This is one culinary playground where everyone is sure to play nice.
Village Kitchen, 33 Highland Park Village; 214-522-6035 or hpvillagekitchen.com