The Highland Park dining scene continues to expand, with newcomers featuring organic Latino and French Rustic cuisine. This week, Ba Restaurant, located in a pale-blue storefront at the corner of York Boulevard and Avenue 51, opened on a limited basis but plans to expand those hours soon, chef owner James Graham told Patch. The narrow dining room, located past an entry with a pair of crystal chandeliers and heavy drapes, features an ambitious menu with items such as Spiny Lobster and tarragon ravioli in raspberry beurre blanc, which at $25 is perhaps one of the priciest entrees on a Highland Park menu.
Meanwhile, several blocks east, Garvanza’s, which had adopted the name of the surrounding neighborhood, plans to start regular hours on Saturday, May 5 said manager Elisabeth Gonzalez. The focus will be on fresh and organic Latino cuisine.
While Ba Restaurant plans to remain open until midnight on some evenings, Garvanza’s will focus on an early morning crowd and a weekday lunch business in addition to serving brunch and dinner on weekends. Gonzales provided a run down of what to expect:
Our regular hours will be Mon.-Fri. 6AM to 3PM –we will have great fresh coffee made by local roasters Plow & Gun, fresh organic juice, great breakfast burritos and fresh baked goods for early morning commuters. On the weekends we will have a delicious brunch menu as well as lunch and dinner. 9AM -9PM Sat. and Sun.