This new seafood spot from Nick Badovinus is perfect for Highland Park Village: glossy yet welcoming, pricey but not too, and delivering all it promises. The patio at happy hour offers craft cocktails (the Blackberry Mule is gorgeous) and perfect people-watching. Order this to go: a lobster roll (we like the California, with avocado and pico) and a side of addictive fries seasoned with Old Bay. Check out the lobster bisque and the snow crab claws too. For dessert, split a blackberry bread pudding with salted caramel and Chantilly cream. Pro tip: If the main lot is busy, there’s an overflow lot across Mockingbird.

Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.