Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market
Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market

Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.heartlandrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6516993536x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dining Room: Tuesday through Sunday 5:00PM to 9:30PM. Closed Monday.

    Lounge: Tuesday through Thursday & Sunday 5:00PM to 9:30PM; Fri. & Sat 5:00PM to 10:30PM. Closed Monday.

    Market: Tuesday through Sunday 9:00AM to 9:00PM. Closed Monday.

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Wild Game, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Lenny Russo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catered affairs in Heartland's private dining rooms and chef's tables are custom designed by Heartland Chef Lenny Russo to suit each client's budget and personal preferences and are based upon local and seasonally available ingredients.

    Please inquire about details and availability HERE
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  • Entertainment: Heartland holds an entertainment license solely for those who wish to employ their own entertainment for private functions. Please inquire about details.
  • Special Events: For information regarding Special Events please check our website HERE.

    For information regarding banquet rooms please CLICK HERE.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N Broadway St
  • Public Transit: Bus lines run directly in front of the restaurant, and beginning in 2014 the neighborhood will be served by the new Central Corridor light rail transit line connecting St. Paul and Minneapolis beginning and ending at the Union Depot located one block south of Heartland at 214 East Fourth Street.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Unparalleled Parking provides valet service in front of our Fifth Street entrance on Friday and Saturday evenings as well as on evenings of special events. Please inquire about valet availability when making your reservation or booking a private party.

    Parking is also available at multiple surface lots and parking ramps within 1-2 blocks of Heartland.

    For directions CLICK HERE.
A word from Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market
Heartland Restaurant features North American Midwest Regional Cuisine that employs indigenous and cultivated ingredients from the American and Canadian Midwest to create a nightly changing menu that features two fixed price menus along with extensive a la carte selections. The sources for these ingredients are small family farms and artisan producers who practice traditional and sustainable agriculture. Chef Lenny Russo is a 2010, 2011 and 2012 James Beard Foundation Best Chef Midwest Nominee.

To view our most recent dining room or bar menu CLICK HERE.

For more information about our Farm Direct Market CLICK HERE.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (82)special occasion (81)romantic (46)neighborhood gem (41)notable wine list (37)good for groups (30)hot spot (8)scenic view (6)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great As Usual
    Nick
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Wonderful food as always, my wife and I ordered the Fauna and Flora three course meals and shared. We love this place and suggest you try the beets and brussel sprouts. I'm not a fan of either but WOW they are wonderful here along with everything else we have tried. If you haven't been here I suggest you give it a try!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    GranaryGear
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    First, the food was excellent. I can't say enough good things about the food itself. However, the tables are packed too close together (the neighboring table was chiming in on our conversation). Also, there was an event that evening, but the service was a little slow, but not bad. Our waitress was very pleasant and apologetic for the wait. I would think that a restaurant should be aware of the events in town and staff accordingly for a rush. Bottom line is that the seating is not what I would like for a date night with my wife. However, I will be back for the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Meh
    sandwichlover
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were very excited about this place, because the menu looked amazing and we'd heard great things. But none of the food was executed very well. Even the before-dinner bread left something to be desired. And the service was slow and pretentious. All in all a bummer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Disappointing
    KMJH
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Although we had enjoyed a prior experience with Heartland, this visit was rather disappointing. The "all-natural, all-organic, farm-to-table" concept delivers a minimal menu. Freshness and creative approaches are needed to make this work. Both were absent in our meal. The trout was overcooked into a leathery strip with no real taste. The cassoulet was too salty and quite mushy containing pieces of mystery meat. We dined at prime time on a Friday evening and the place was nearly empty. Perhaps others are finding the appeal slipping as well.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wouldn't go back
    Csfw
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Two of us had the pork chop. The waiter recommended "medium" so we went along with that. Both of ours were rare... Really rare on part of the chop... And tough! The steak knives were worthless! We considered sending them back but didn't want to wait for the chef to get it right while the rest of our party was eating. One of our group had the steak and it was excellent! Another had the cassoulet and thought it was really salty. For the prices we were really disappointed overall.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foriegnlocal
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The duck breast was outstanding! Hard to say whether the cassoulet was, because it paled in comparison to the duck. Salads and side dishes were delicious too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • diningreview
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Server was not knowledgeable. Food was average at best. We were really looking forward to our meal and were disappointed. Would not recommend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Spot
    Marge313
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Heartland has been a favorite of my husband and mine's for years. The food is always exceptional. It is great for special occasions or even just a fun date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go there
    Dean45
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food and service was excellent. We like the choices for dinner, 3 course, small or large plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Place to visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    In this day of restaurants being so noisy it is hard to visit with others at your table we found this refreshing in that the 6 of us could have a nice conversation without yelling at one another. Not to mention that the food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The only reason I didn't give our server a 'very good' is because he was a little bit abrasive, but he was attentive and knew his menu well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • deadweightVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food was fantastic. Wonderful flavorful local foods. Unusual combinations and quite tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome sauce!
    Marcdd2
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a wonderful evening at Heartland. Service and food was top notch. Every food item was wonderful and when you consider everything is made there even down to the breads and cured meats, it is even more impressive. Even a chef sighting!!! Our entire group was impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite food and wine
    LoveGoodFood
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband is a tough food critic and an excellent at-home chef--Heartland exceeded our expectations! The menu is a foodie's delight; surprising combinations and creative presentation, alive with complex flavors. The only complaint among (3) of us was my husband's--he did think the bison was a bit tough. The wine list had lots of surprises so it was fun to order a familiar grape with an unknown label. The Helioterra pinot blanc was excellent--complex and fun. We were wowed and wondered how we were going to top that meal. Staff were very attentive; restaurant was well-staffed. The interior of the space is refined, but in keeping with the rustic feel of the old warehouse it resides in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrates a birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had an excellent time at Heartland, great wine and our appetizers were terrific. We will be going back, the only reason why I rated their food good is that the temperatures on our beef were incorrect which resulted in a tough product.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FRESH!
    KJdiner
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I love the idea of this restaurant - fresh ingredients. You can even buy th ingredients right next door!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best place in town
    vmparkermn
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Heartland is an amazing gem. The pastry chef has stolen my heart. All of our experiences at both the restaurant and the market side have been life changing! I would recommend this to anyone that appreciates good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Barb
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I love their use of local, seasonal ingredients, especially as it's across the street from the farmers market.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    cdedbducks
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I went here with my boyfriend on a Friday night. We had reservations, but there were still open tables. Perhaps this was because it was during Labor Day weekend. We both ordered drinks and were served an amazing little amusement. We shared a bowl of very, very good tomato soup, which they split for us. We were also served rolls - you could tell they were handmade. I had a beautiful steak for dinner, and my boyfriend had a huge pork chop. Everything was delicious! We were unfortunately too full for dessert, but the selections sounded great. Definitely recommend for a date night or foodie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heartland Review Very Disappointed
    Cjustiss
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went to heartland and was excited about the farm to table fresh concept and every changing menu. The atmosphere is absolutely stunning. The menu was impressive and the presentation was flawless, however, the food was absolutely awful. We got the meat sampler board and cheese board as an appetizer and everything was tastless how can meat and cheese be bad and lacking flavor? I ordered a salad with roasted pecans and a grilled peach as a garnish. There was nearly no lettuce, tons of pecans, and the grilled peach was nearly frozen so almost impossible to eat. For the main meal I got chicken because that is a go To item at any place. The chicken peices were so small & dry. Everyone left dissappointed and hungry after a $220 bill for 4.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelmed
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The ambiance is lovely. Our service was fair. The rolls were like hockey pucks. Either serve them with a knife or provide me with a new set if teeth! Using all my strength, I could hardly pull it apart. Menu choices were few. I would like more options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Gifford Party
    INvisitors
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    As first time visitors to the restaurant we were pleased with the overall look and feel of the interior. We were greeted and seated by a warm and friendly person. The food choices we made were good, though the trout was a little bland and overpowered by the wine we chose. The wine was delicious. We were most pleased to be served by a longtime friend, Phillippe Boeglin, new to the wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great evening at Heartland
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    When I have guest from out of town I always think first about taking them to Heartland - and it is always a spectacular evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebration of 30th birthday
    eatwell5
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My wish for a semi-private and quiet table for my son's 30th birthday dinner was easily granted. Phillip was gracious, helpful, efficient, and friendly throughout the evening. Cocktails, wine, and food were exceptional. So happy that Heartland is in St. Paul!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My son's 40th birthday and our family came to celebrate and ran into our old friend Tony Parsons. He gave superb service and the food was exquisite. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time was very good...
    jerstw
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went to Heartland early evening on a Sunday prior to a performance at the Ordway. The decor and location are very nice, staff very professional and knowledgeable on the menu. The set menu was a great option and the house cocktails, at least the ones we tried, were great; strongly recommend the "Wisconsin Ice Tea". The location was very quiet when we were their but please keep in mind it was early on a rainy Sunday evening so I certainly assume the place it much more vibrant later in the evenings. My only reason for the 4 stars vs. 5 stars is I would like to experience it again during a peak / busy time. Will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bert
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I was troubled by no "real" martini glasses, chewy beef and a lackluster server. Really wanted to like this place, but a disappointment.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant!
    WB28
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner with great food, wine and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Accommodating
    FlemingMF
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    For this review I will focus on another wonderful aspect of the restaurant: Willingness to accommodate food tolerance issues. So many places will snob you off, or worse say they will and then forget. These guys didn't make our diners feel bad for asking, and the chef threw together a sauce on the fly to make sure the meal was still special. It made all of us happy to be there. And the rest of us really loved it. My Rainbow Trout was killer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lammarchrVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    There were several pros and cons to Heartland. When we arrived I was surprised to be reminded of a warehouse rather than a restaurant. The ambiance wasn't great and the building smelled like a sewer or dirty basement which was hard to get over. The service was good and the food was delicious. I would not recommend the bread as it was VERY hard and chewy so was difficult to eat. The beef roast, the gnocchi, the chocolate pot du creme, and the lavender semifreddo were all excellent. Overall we might go back but there are other restaurants such as Meritage in St. Paul that have amazing food with a better ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    SmallPlateFan
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We ate at Heartland for our anniversary and the food was good. I was surprised that the menu was so short but understood that everything was fresh and seasonal ( but I would prefer Lucia's for a similar menu). My biggest complaint was that the Pot de Creme was just not that good ( and the cherry compote did not go well with the rhubarb flavor). The coffee in the French press was a nice touch but I prefer a dark roast and was not given a choice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but safe
    HitMeTubeSock
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We visited Heartland recently and tried the fixed price menus. My lardo-wrapped rabbit loin was the star of the meal. Everything else was very good but very... safe. My poussin was tender and flavorful, but was served alongside some uninspired roasted red potatoes. Same with the flora courses: the caprese and gnocchi dishes were very good, but at the end of the night felt rather pedestrian. Desserts, too, were very good but fell short of my expectations. We had no bad bites, but there was also nothing that felt special. It was as if a talented chef had taken over our home menu. Other notes: The service was top notch, attentive but not intrusive. The wine and cocktail lists were also very well curated and offered something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great but not as good as before
    EricaVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Heartland is wonderful but while dining there over the weekend, we noticed that chewing the dinner rolls was like trying to chew on a tire. They were really hard and and difficult to eat. I had a tasty chicken breast but I have to say that it was a little dry. That was unexpected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly and unique restaurant
    Patrick
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The atmosphere was friendly and classy; good for any sized group and not haughty. The tasting menu included a whitefish first course that was a light mix fish, broth and greens. Second was chicken withcooked greens and potatoes. Toped off with chocolate and rhubarb sauce could not have been better. The unique locally grown sustainable food concepts are a real plus and the food variety is healthy and tasty. I especially like that Chef Russo doesn't try to make the dishes too complex; they are simple, tasty and pleasant. All of the dishes were great. My associates had steak and were very pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • go here now & often
    ALmpls
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I wish I could take everything home with me. (You can take some things from the store) Food, Wine, Service, Ambiance... Consume, Relish, Relax, Repeat Often! As a person who rarely goes to St.paul, Go Now!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little things....
    KillshotVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    ...can become big things. Walking into the place one is immediately hit with a dank, moldy aroma that really needs to be addressed. Some good aromatherapy would do wonders, just like a smile from our female server who acted a little like she was moonlighting from her job as a drill instructor at a local boot camp. Other than that, the service was OK, the food reasonable, no gluten free bread, but did identify gluten free plates. Beer lovers should likely not look for more than 1-2 interesting taps if you are a hop head.
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  • Perfect!
    farmfoodfan
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We dined here on the first night of a weekend long stay in Minneapolis/St. Paul after getting married. The experience was simply perfect. The food was delicious, and the server was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. I have recommended this place to many based on previous dining experiences, and will continue to do so after they once again helped to make a special occasion even more special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    Entertainman
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We use Heartland for Business Dinner's with different groups of discerning diners. Some times sales partners and/or customers on occasion. Once or twice a year we entertain our team there. They always do a terrific job and provide excellent food, service and wines. The menu is interesting and varies based on the season. We'll be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Delicious food. We did the tasting menu. My husband did the meat tasting menu and I did the vegetarian tasting menu and they were both out of this world. Highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!
    acuisla
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We love visiting Heartland, either just the two of us or with foodie friends. This visit was with friends. As always, the food was amazing, the service was perfection, and we had an absolutely fantastic time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.