2700 Lyndale Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55408Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.heydayeats.com/
- Phone: 6122009369x
- 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 6122009369x
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Heyday reviews from OpenTable diners
254 reviews since May 23, 2014
- Ambiance4.2Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (213)neighborhood gem (148)special occasion (96)hot spot (74)notable wine list (67)romantic (46)vibrant bar scene (40)good for groups (39)late-night find (31)great for brunch (15)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (3)Show More
- The Whole PackageSingingtomVIPDined on 9/16/2014This was my second visit. The small course approach is a wonderful one that allows you to taste a number of the chef's amazing creations. The cocktail list is inventive and fun. The wine list is excellent. The mixture of flavors and textures in the chicken liver tart, with its pickled and roasted vegetables is mind-boggling. The lamb tartare is exquisite. How many restaurants have a "goat of the day" option??? It was superb. There was no letdown for the desserts. The service has been outstanding both visits, with excellent suggestions for courses as well as wine pairings. It is attentive, yet not intrusive and remarkably well informed and helpful. I highly recommend, if you love adventurous and delicious food, that you try Heyday.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- ExcellentDineOutAlwaysDined on 9/14/2014Excellent food. Creative dishes that were so wonderful!Special Features:
- Skip itMPLSdinerDined on 9/13/2014Friendly, but very slow service. Food was mediocre at best.
- Delightful Discovery.MyDineDined on 9/13/2014Delighted by the dinner, drinks, and decor. I will be back to try the brunch menu!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Everything great except....PlymouthRocksVIPDined on 9/13/2014We had a very pleasant time at Heyday. The small plates were very tasty..enjoyed five, and the service was attentive. The only drawback,and for us an issue, was that the seating is very uncomfortable. I know it works as part of the overall aesthetics but the old (old) schoold wood chairs were very uncomfortable which impacted our dining experience. Style over comfort is not good for a 1 1/2 hour sitting.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful new restaurantKcchrisDined on 9/12/2014Hey Day is a warm, unpretentious, and inviting restaurant. The food is FANTASTIC- Fresh, seasonal, farm to table. The menu embraces and celebrates the season, from appetizer to dessert. My entree of roasted black cod was beautifully seasoned on a bed of fresh sweet corn, elderberry capers and mushrooms. My daughters grilled quail was flavorful and moist. The service was friendly, attentive and knowledgable. It was a lovely dining experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food and service.ElmoDined on 9/12/2014This was my second time eating at Heyday so I had a chance to sample new items. Everything was great - wonderful tastes and pretty presentations. Really liked the Bison.Special Features:
- Wanted MoreOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/11/2014I have a food allergy and asked if I could substitute the side dish for something else. I was told no, not because they don't allow substitutions, which I understand, but because it would take away the integrity of the dish. A dish, we ordered as entree, for was switched half way through the rush, as they ran out, and the kitchen did not communicate that to our server. Who was a surprised as we were when it was dropped off at our table. The GM was fabulous and spoke to us right away. The space is beautiful, I feel like I was there on a very off night.
- All around great experience!DS10Dined on 9/9/2014Very good food, gorgeous building and decor, great service. Very much enjoyed our meal. Would recommend to anyone looking for a high quality meal. Only downside was that our table was the only one without a light fixture above it and we had a hard time seeing our food.Special Features:
- Farmhouse chicTastyseekerVIPDined on 9/9/2014This was my second visit to Heyday and now I have had many items on the summer menu. All very well executed. Great place for sharing. Excellent wine list. Service from Ryan was top notch-he was knowledgable and coursed out our dinner well. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was the lack of happy hour during the week. Our group arrived early and would have liked a happy hour pre dinner cocktail.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food isn't very accessiblefanclanDined on 9/9/2014I love the Heyday space and enjoyed having a glass of wine and an appetizer there a few months back. This time, I went with a fellow food lover for dinner and it wasn't what we'd hoped. The food is just over-dressed - too many ingredients and trying too hard. It was hard to order based on the menu description and the food didn't wow us, after all that pretense. I live in the neighborhood so I hope Heyday can settle down and try to relate to those of us with discerning and appreciate tastes but who are looking for real food. It's missing the mark.Special Features:
- Memorable mealotterloopDined on 9/7/2014Heydey's menu offers delicious, innovatively prepared food at reasonable prices. We enjoyed four courses of amazing for under $100.00. The melon and squash salad was sublime, paired with crunchy pistachios for a delightfully salty kick. The clams were teamed with pulled pork in a tasty broth, with hearty brown bread for mopping up. The quail was the only downside. It is a tiny bird, and although it arrived perfectly roasted, I had to fight to get any meat off the small bones. I love the small plates idea for a restaurant because it allowed us to share and taste many of the menu items, and each was artfully presented with an eye to maximizing appeal, both visually and flavorfully.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Phenomenal!OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 9/6/2014This is an amazing place! Great look and feel, great service, great food, great experience! If you want a relaxed and romantic night out. This is it. Order the squash and melon salad to start, and the peaches and cream to end. Whatever you choose to do in the middle will be amazing also, but those are necessities.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great new place!FlightmedicMomDined on 8/29/2014A great new place for uptown! The food is interesting and very good. Great to have small plates so you can taste many things and share. The desserts were so unusual, beautiful and delicious!! I highly recommend this place. The only thing I didn't care for was the wine by the glass option...most glasses cost more than the food. It would be nice for them to offer a flight of wines that would go with the small plates you order. Easily customizable I'd think. I will for sure go back next time I'm in town.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- new neighborhood faveOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 8/29/2014Lyndale Ave just keeps striking it rich! Heyday on a Thurs eve, some of the best food of the summer, warm vibrant decor, smart service, attention to detail, inviting bar area, looks like a great cool weather cozy. Hmm, it might mean we stop here before we make it to Bluestem?!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Marty, Lise, Sanjeev and LoveleenOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/29/2014The food was original and good, but we found the cocktails uninteresting and bland. Our waiter, a little guy with big glasses and a big mustache, was a negative. He was prickly and gave us the sense that we should be honored by the fact that he was serving us. His pretension colored our whole experience.Special Features:
- Great but..OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 8/28/2014This was our third visit. The food is some of the most creative in the Twin Cities, truly exciting. However on this visit the energy and edge was missing including on some dishes we had tried before. We hope this will not be a sign of inconsistency since cooking at this level is a high-wire act and there is no safety net! It's either great, or...not, and with some of the chance-taking inherent in this type of cooking the 'not' can translate into 'not so good, really'. We'll hope this was an anomaly based on two prior and wonderful evenings.Special Features:
- Different chefs???dinerVIPDined on 8/28/2014We had dinner on Saturday, August 16, and everything was outstanding. We came back for dinner on Thursday, August 28, and the food was very good, but different. The same dishes were prepared differently. The melon/squash salad had a different, more tart, less creamy dressing, and the squash was sliced in pieces instead of a continual long ribbon, like the melon. The black cod had, basically, corn underneath, as opposed to the Saturday night corn which was in a thin panna cotta. The vegetable dish consisted mainly of onions, whereas our first time, it had a nice variety of veggies. The ambiance felt cosmopolitan. Not sure about the comfort of the chairs. Service every time we've been there has been excellent. We will be back.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Vegetarian options slim, but good!hungriNowDined on 8/26/2014We ordered all vegetarian tonight, the beetroot dish, salad special, the "vegetables" dish, and the shaved gruyere. It all tasted great! We just wished the gruyere could have been served last since it was a dessert dish, but it was served before vegetables, probably because we ordered everything at once. But still, couldn't it be brought out as the last course? Wish there were more vegetarian meals offered. We loved the course-style serving. Thank you!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- HeyDayDivDavRusDined on 8/23/2014What a marvelous new restaurant! Food to satisfy those with a palate. This is not a neighborhood pile it high, all-you-care-to-eat; bring the kids too, kind of place. Thank goodness for that! This is the kind of place to enjoy food with all it's nuances. Enjoy a cocktail or wine with that, kind of a place. Our server offered great suggestions and wine recommendations. Spot-on! We'll be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 8/22/2014The food was outstanding. The chairs are too high which makes it difficult to get comfortable.Special Features:
- Amazing foodOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 8/22/2014The food is original and delicious, and the service was excellent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food - too loudsmilingscotDined on 8/20/2014Great food - but don't expect to have thoughtful conversations - as the noise level is quite loud and it's difficult to hear the person across the table from you. The service, while friendly, is sporadic - with our waitress less than attentive and often ignoring us. Like so many trendy spots, this is not the exception. You will love the food - very creatively prepared and presented. The noise level is quite high. I guess you are supposed to not care and just eat your food. Maybe we should just sit and text each other for conversation. The chairs, while rustic, and quite uncomfortable to sit on for very long - like they are designed for you to sit on for an hour and be on your way - so much for a lingering dinner.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Creative small plates, but priceyKrikspicksVIPDined on 8/20/2014We met friends for an early dinner (6 p.m.) None of us had eaten at Heyday before, but we'd all heard good things. The food certainly lives up to the reputation. We shared 4 starter plates and 4 larger plates. I hesitate to call the larger plates 'entrees' because they were quite small. And really, we shouldn't have tried to share 4 starters among 4 people. I would say that most diners would be comfortable sharing 1 plate for 2 people. Our server was very friendly and helpful. She described the food very accurately and helped to guide us in our selections. Heyday has a nice selection of wine by the glass and some creative cocktails on the menu. The ambiance is comfortable, high ceilings. By the time we left, it was full and quiet noisy.Special Features:
- Fantastic Food, Horrible SittingroanthVIPDined on 8/16/2014My 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?Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- An en point marvelMarchOnOnesStomachDined on 8/16/2014Charming 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!Special Features:
- Innovative flavorsSJNmplsDined on 8/16/2014This 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!Special Features:
- Brunch!FixiechicDined on 8/16/2014Great brunch! Kids had an enjoyable time there (ages 10 & 13). Food was fantastic.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OkayDavid1112223334Dined on 8/15/2014We 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.Special Features:
- AMAZING!!!GroupoffivefunladiesDined on 8/14/2014This 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantabulous!GBFBBCVIPDined on 8/12/2014You will experience tastes you have never - or at least very rarely - experienced. And, oh so unpretentiously. Run, don't walk. Yum and omg.Special Features:
- Second Chance Delivered612WhereAreYouVIPDined on 8/12/2014Went 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.Special Features:
- why the buzz?savvyeaterDined on 8/12/2014Went 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.
- Enjoyed our First VisitPDXinMSPDined on 8/11/2014Overall, 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful!PeanutDined on 8/9/2014Our first visit to Heyday was excellent, we will definitely be back! The food, atmosphere, service, and wine list was exceptional.Special Features:
- Excellent flavorskca1988Dined on 8/9/2014We 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.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Disappointingcls2013VIPDined on 8/9/2014I 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.
- Best meal I have had in a long timejrbowen2Dined on 8/9/2014Heyday 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.Special Features:
- Heyday is a MUSTjrainDined on 8/9/2014The 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!Special Features:
- unimpressedOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/8/2014Overpriced 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.