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Heyday

Heyday Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.heydayeats.com
  • Phone: (612) 200-9369
  • Hours of Operation: Open 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM Daily
    Open for Brunch 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Jim Christiansen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dinning room available. Seats up to twelve people.
  • Private Party Contact: Keri Jacobson (612) 200-9369

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 27th and Lyndale
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking and parking lot.
A word from Heyday
Heyday is a casual restaurant with inspired cuisine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I just ate at Heyday. We ordered 6 different dishes and every one was absolutely exceptional except the duck dish (six excludes dessert). The food is highly innovative with complex taste mixtures. Unfortunately, the entire experience was impacted negatively by the incredibly uncomfortable chairs. Seating is a mix of bench seating - an uncomfortable church pew - or equally uncomfortable wrought iron and wood chairs. While I absolutely LOVED the food, I'm truly loathe to sit there again. I'm not sure we'll return, although the food was exceptional. Think I can bring my own folding chair?"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Charming place head to toe, Heydey is a wondrous spot for we who love to eat. The menus are each curated with deliberate offerings that are focused enough to make easy decisions but still fascinate at every corner to keep even a vinous and culinary minded couple keen to try everything. The open kitchen is a marvel to watch and their dishes are as artfully prepared as they are a joy to eat -inventive twists with great respect for the integrity of all ingredients despite new methods. Plates are larger than small plates but not over-sized by any means and three of these plus drinks, desserts and closing coffees proved perfect for the two of us. While the open plan creates a bit of a din, we could still hear one another well enough. A must try!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This was my wife's and my first experience with Heyday, and we went on the advice of a friend. We both found the food to be outstanding. I had 3 dishes, and all were noteworthy for their innovative flavors and textures. The seasonal salad - heirloom tomatoes on some sort of sweetish corn custard - was like nothing I'd ever had before. The dorade (fish) entrée featured a modest piece of fish surrounded but not overwhelmed by delicate and flavorful garnishes and broth. My wife liked her (different) fish dish as well. For dessert: peaches and cream. It did, in fact, have both ingredients, but there were also candied (?) pistachios, an ice cream base, and some mystery foam forms that all added up to something very wonderful. Good stuff!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Great brunch! Kids had an enjoyable time there (ages 10 & 13). Food was fantastic."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We expected the world after reading many reviews, and the restaurant came up short. The salads were delicious but a bit over the top with gels and dehydrated decoration. The duck was tough and could have had more flavor. The pork was splendid, but the charred eggplant puree was blah and didn't add anything to the dish. The desserts (chocolate and caramel, peaches and cream) were perfect, as were the cocktails."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This was an awesome experience for myself and four friends. We had reservations for 8:30pm and arrived about 7:30pm and sat at the corner of the bar. It was so comfortable for us we decided to stay there for dinner. We tried nearly everything!! The chilled mussels are out of this world! We all loved them. There is not one dish all of us did not like. Most everything we ALL liked. We also tried all the desserts and wow! Yes they were great too. Highly recommend this for your next night out with friends or just a night out with that special someone."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "You will experience tastes you have never - or at least very rarely - experienced. And, oh so unpretentiously. Run, don't walk. Yum and omg."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Went when it first opened and was less than thrilled, but the food the second time around was excellent. My only complaint is how the dishes are split up on the menu. There is no rhyme or reason to the order of plates and whether it can be an app, a shared plate, entree, etc... Essentially, all plates can be shared, and that is the way to go, and with a party of two you can get through about 40% of the menu if you play it right. You want to taste all the dishes because they do pack some wonderful flavors. We left full, but not stuffed, and wanting more. Service was superb. Drinks were fine, but they do have an excellent wine list. Bottom line: go to share a multitude of plates, grab a nice glass of wine, and enjoy the A+ service."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Went after reading 4 star review in Strib. Very disappointed in food. Out of one entree at 7:30. Recommended lamb belly. OK, realize it is fatty portion of lamb but probably 1 gram protein in serving. Dorade was cold. So many better restaurants in twin cities. Will not return."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Overall, the food and service were great. Given that sharing is encouraged, the sharing plates could be larger (they start as bread plates). The dishes were varied, seasonal, well prepared and presented and innovative. Eight or so plates with additional dessert was adequate for three people sharing. The pace of delivery of the plates was just right. The desserts, however, were so-so, as they had too many things going on - they would be better if they replicated the more simple style of the savory dishes more closely (e.g., the sake lees ice cream was great, but it was lost in a slew of odd licorice dust and massive sheets of fruit leather - dramatic, but not focused). Waitstaff knew their stuff."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Our first visit to Heyday was excellent, we will definitely be back! The food, atmosphere, service, and wine list was exceptional."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We were greeted warmly on a Saturday night and led directly to our table.Our server Lex was knowledgeable and friendly. Started with: chicken liver tart. It's like a little garden with veggies sprouting from the liver mousse. Amazing. Watercress salad-nice if uninteresting. Vegetables-interesting array of radishes, carrots, zucchini. Entrees: roasted black cod with sweet corn. Wow. Lightly cooked fish was so tender. And there was a whole roasted quail special with pesto. Nice but could have used a starch accompaniment. Dessert: chocolate hazelnut thing and peaches and cream. They are more in the molecular gastronomy realm as they're really deconstructed yummy bowls if tastes, rather than discernible slices/scoops,etc."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I know that this restaurant is a "small plates" place but my duck breast was perhaps three bites - and tough. Another in our party had the quail which was similarly tiny. My husband's Durade (fish) was probably the best of the entrees - a reasonably-sized portion and nicely prepared. My cosmo was fabulous and the wine list impressive. The service was solid and I liked the look and feel of the place. (We were lucky to have a table where the noise level was lower.) Very friendly and efficient waitress. Definitely some strong positives but I doubt I will go back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Heyday was fabulous. Equal to 112 Eatery or Restaurant Alma in the food department. The mussels are a must try. For four people we ordered 5 entrees, and each one was better than the next. Our server Caleb, was superb. We asked him to surprise us with wine pairings and he did a spectacular job. I couldn't get the meal out of my head the next day. Definitely going back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The service was exceptional and the food even more amazing. Flavor combinations in appetizers, dinner and desert were unique, creative, fun, delicious--who'd have thought of putting some of those combinations together? They did! Bartenders were impressive with their creative and unique mocktails, parking was a breeze, and the ambiance was just as wonderful. There certainly was the hustle and bustle of a busy restaurant (with the added fun of being able to see the chefs do their thing with the open concept kitchen), but the music wasn't so loud that we had to shout across the table at one another. Prices and portions were also reasonable. Heyday is a must for all your senses!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Overpriced with tiny servings. Service was inattentive and slow. Bar messed up our drink order and very noisy environment. Wont recommend to friends and wont be going back."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I've been to Heyday twice, recently. The food is excellent and a great value. The small plate concept lends itself to sharing, so you can sample a variety of dishes without breaking the bank. I've tried most of the menu, and it was uniformly well prepared and presented. I do have a problem with the service. It is overzealous to the point of being intrusive on your dining experience. Cocktail glasses are whisked away before you've finished it. Bread plates are cleared each time a menu item plate is removed, whether you are still eating from it or not. Silverware is removed and replaced each time you are served a new menu item. We shared 6 items. All were served separately = 6 change outs! I know they want to turn tables, but cool it!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Delicious and attractive food; made with care, skill, and whimsy."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Our group of four was excited to try as much of the menu as we could, and indeed Heyday lived up to and even exceeded the hype! All of the dished were outstanding, and it was really hard choosing a favorite. The service was wonderful. Attentive, but not overwhelming. The place was busy and loud - but not too loud so we could not have a conversation. It was really a great evening!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Heyday's culinary superiority continues to merit raves. Our second visit at 8 PM on a Monday evening generated the same superlatives about quality and creativity in both the food and its presentation. Our server, Jesse, also was well informed, courteous and timely. This is a very special restaurant. We hope the kitchen and staff can uphold the high standards they have set."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I only have great things to say about Heyday! The food was original and creative. The chilled mussels could make a chef famous. They taste better than the best raw oyster I've ever had. Layers of flavors from the sea! The lamb tartare and chicken liver tart were a revelation of flavor and texture.All 3 entrees were perfectly cooked and the birthday meal was topped off with 2 beautiful unique desserts- peaches and cream and the strawberry dessert were stellar. Our waitress Jaimie is a gem- knowledgeable, warm, funny, honest and obviously an enthusiastic foodie herself! Oh, and the "Bitter Redhead" is an amazing cocktail!! I highly recommend Heyday to anyone looking for a casual but sophisticated menu and staff."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Two companions and I visited Heyday after reading a local review. It is not a large place, with sort of rustic decor and a moderate amount of ambient noise. The cocktails were splendid. The menu consists of items ranging from small courses for $7-9 and larger courses costing $11-19. You will be hard pressed to find better food for the money anywhere. The chicken liver tart, recommended by the staff, was amazing, with just the right mix of crunch and pudding like filling. The lamb tartare was divine, and the beet and hazelnut salad excellent. We had the squab, lamb belly, and duck for our entrees, all of which were outstanding, along with an excellent, inexpensive red wine. The service was impeccable and helpful. Go, eat, & enjoy!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The food was inventive with amazing flavor combinations and gorgeous presentation! The protein portions are small, 3-4 ounces and the accompaniments on the plate are minimal. The prices are sub $20 for all entrees and I would be happy to pay another $7-$10 per entrée and have a more filling experience. Keep in mind that I am not looking for the "Applebee's mountain of food" but an increase in portion for a man's appetite would be greatly appreciated - I want to be content not stuffed. I had the Cucumber and Watercress salad, bread, and the Rabbit Royale, they were all amazing! My companions had the Pork Ribeye and Grilled Monkfish and we all had the same "wish we had a bit more" feeling."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant for brunch on Sunday at the recommendation from our waiter at another restaurant Saturday night. She was absolutely right. Food and service were great, fresh baked muffins and rolls. Try the carmel pecan rolls."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The place is pretty and trendy, but the menu is odd and the portions are small. Too much work to actually have dinner here, I doubt they'll last more than a year."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "While the preparation, taste, and presentation were all excellent, the portions were ridiculously small. I doubt that my main course of lamb had 2 ounces of meat. It was a tapas-like serving at an entree price. I'll not go back."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My daughter and I were eager to try Heyday and we were not disappointed. The hosts and wait staff were warm, friendly and attentive. The French Aligote was superb and a great accompaniment to the summer menu. The dishes were creative, fresh and well-executed. This place is definitely worth the hype and I highly recommend a visit."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great evening, great food and service. I would gladly return."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We celebrated our wedding anniversary here - married 16 years, so not necessarily looking for a quiet, super romantic venue (which Heyday is not), but rather some place fun, lively, and different. Heyday fit the bill perfectly! We both had a Bitter Redhead cocktail - refreshing, tasty, with just the right amount of bitters. We ordered too much food, but still managed to eat everything, and enjoyed a bottle of red from the interesting, affordable wine list. If you're sharing with a group, or have a very hearty appetite, three plates would be the way to go. We were too full to order dessert, but the kitchen sent out a great little plate with three tiny, sweet treats - a perfect way to end a truly wonderful meal. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We had two killer apps: the mussels and the chicken liver tart. The bagna cauda was ok. Entrees were so-so. We had the squab and lamb belly and two other entrees...no big raves from anyone at the table. Had a great $10 cocktail which could have fit inside a demitasse...so very tiny. At that price and that size, a second was out of the question. Nice looking space. More barnwood! And the chairs at the tables were horribly uncomfortable. I could tell just by looking at them that my backside would be numb by the end of meal. Server was ok...must have been new. I felt like she put more effort into taking our order than servicing the table."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "This restaurant is about small plates of food, they don't offer larger entree size portions. My friend and I shared several of the dishes and everything was great but very unique. If you are a choosier eater this is not the restaurant for you. Go with people who have similar tastes so you can share and try more of the menu. I enjoyed my experience at Heyday but do not feel any need to return, the menu was a little too ambitious for me."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I've heard lots of publicity about this place and it was full and decently loud when we went. The food is very nice - inventive and using some surprising cobinations of ingredients. Presentation is first class. Portions are slightly on the small side, mainly for entrees, not so much for appetizers. I thought the wines by the glass were a bit expensive, and though there are many choices, the wines did not stand out. Definitely one of the best new spots to open this year, and well worth checking out."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "My first visit to Heyday and I'm happy to say that the food is top notch. To start, I had the cold blue mussels with chilled yogurt, dill and cucumber and my friend had the seasonal salad - Heirloom tomatoes that were so flavorful and fresh they filled your mouth with joy in each bite. My duck was delicious, prepared with beets and an elderberry sauce. My friend's dorado was incredible. We shared a plate of the seasonal vegetables, seasoned and grilled to perfection. Our desserts wrapped up an incredible meal...peaches and cream and pistachio ice cream for me and frozen coffee parfait and crunchy salty caramel. To die for. Well done, Heyday."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Great good and service. Tables are a bit close to each other and is very noisy."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Heyday's summer seasonal dinner menu was a delight. The cucumber-watercress salad was seasonably light yet deeply flavorful. The chicken liver tart was richly flavored; each component on the pate could be recombined with other components, each permutation delightful. The rabbit and pork rib eye entree were delicious and creatively plated. The shaved gruyère cheese plate and the peaches in cream with yuzu meringue were perfect way to end the meal. Service was friendly thoughtful and attentive; our server's wine recommendations made excellent pairing."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "They are doing some really special things with food over there!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Well Done HEYDAY!! We chose to marathon eat with a group of 4 at the table. We ordered and shared the whole menu 5 dishes at a time. The server knew just how to make that happen and quietly brought silverware and plates at the appropriate times... and somehow always managed to keep our water and wine glasses full -- he may have been a ninja!! The wine list is SO fun! Many "off the beaten path" picks the world over. You MUST order dessert -- a blend of textures and unusual flavors so robust and so clever. It is safe to say that we won the marathon!!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We had a very nice dinner at Heyday. We started with cocktails, which were interesting and on the wacky side. My husband's starter of chilled mussels was tasty if a bit on the sour side. My chicken liver tart was delicious, although again the pickled vegetables were a bit too sour as an accompaniment. My entree of monkfish with cauliflower was delicious. All the various accompaniments (pine nuts etc) went very well. My husband had the pork ribeye, tasty but a bit fatty. My dessert of peaches and cream was lovely. My husband absolutely LOVED the shaved gruyere, and really appreciated a non-sweet alternative! All together a nice meal!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Second time here, food was superb, great room and atmosphere. Our waitress was poor, complete opposite to our previous experience. Will still eat here again"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "After having heard many positive comments about Heyday, we tried it on a Monday evening. The interior design, wait staff and menu selections were top notch. The chicken liver tart was surprising sumptuous (not usually an eater of liver dishes) as were the choices of entrees: Grilled Dorado, Monkfish and Pork Tenderloin. The waiter's suggestion of a new local beer, Bauhaus, was an excellent suggestion on a hot summer evening."
    Dined on 7/21/2014