Try the sweet potato fries.
The Highland Grill is a nice stand-by restaurant for upscale diner food. The things I really like on the menu are the sweet potato fries with a fantastic spicy peanut dipping sauce, the steak murphy sandwich, the steak murphy salad, and the spinach salad. The salads are nice fresh baby field greens. If you're in the neighborhood, stop by. A real family joint, lots of kids and bright colors inside. Friendly wait staff (all cute girls).
Gourmet Food w/retro diner atmosphere.
This establishment like this fits in well in Highland Park Village. The homemade soups are fantastic - a must before the meal. On the menu, try the steak salad murphy - I prefer it med. rare. There's a reasonable selection of beers and wine to compliment most picks on the menu. Best of all the menu is very reasonalby priced - dinner for 2 will be around $30 including a couple of drinks! Beware: the seating is somewhat tight and the noise level can get loud.