Heyday
Heyday

Heyday

  • 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

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 WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Heyday reviews from OpenTable diners
248 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (206)neighborhood gem (140)special occasion (91)hot spot (67)notable wine list (58)romantic (44)good for groups (37)vibrant bar scene (36)late-night find (29)great for brunch (16)kid-friendly (5)great for lunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Went with a party of six, which was great since we ordered many of the dishes and passed them. Beautifully prepared and excellent taste in dish after dish. Highlights included clams (we wanted a box to bring the broth home!), mackerel, chicken liver tart, seasonal salad with radish and deserts (all :) ).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Minneapolis Restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This place is an underrated gem. I think this may be the best restaurant right now in Minneapolis. Excellent food, drinks, service, decor -- overall a great experience. The fact we were able to get an 8:00 reservation on a Saturday night with only two day advance notice is crazy. There should be lines out the door. I love the semi-small plates that allow you to share and try a few things. The clams and pork in a sherry broth are a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Intriguing flavor combinations
    Foodiesx2
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our party of four dined at Heyday on a Saturday night. It was bustling, and the slightly smokey air perfumed with the scent of rosemary. The menu consists of small plates ranging from very light tastes to medium. There are no entrees. Every dish was delicious, especially the Chicken Liver Tart and the Cod. We told our server we were going to the theater, so he should have been watching the pacing, but we lost him for a good 20 minutes. By then it was too late to order coffee, dessert or a cheese plate. Some of us were not full, so this was quite disappointing.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Outstanding meal. Well above our expectations. Everything was excellent, especially the goat and squab. Smaller portion sizes allowed us to try more things, which is always our preference.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Worth It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    They setting inside is very neat and modern along with great service. However, the price of the food does not compare to what quality of it. The portions are rather small, which was explained. Despite the small portions, paying $10-$16 for cold, flavorless food was extremely disappointing. Everything seemed to be served cold without any sort of flavor on the food that made the impression of "oh my god this is so good?". We originally went because the paper gave it a great review. However, I would never eat here again and would recommend other restaurants before eating here.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Isabel1
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Service on our last visit was superb, this time could not get a glass of water. Plates were explained and with spaced delivery, this time, everything was served at the same time, no explanation. Imagine 5 plates on the table!!!
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  • Fit for foodies... but only foodies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The food quality was good and I love the decor - but unless you are very willing to experiment with new things - not much on the menu. I went with a group and a couple of people like things a bit more traditional and weren't willing to try goat or lamb tongue. There was a good fish entree - which was well done. There aren't small plates any longer which I believe they had when they first opened - maybe it would be better if they mixed up some of their more unique dishes along with some small plates of more traditional (but exceptional) menu items. There also isn't much that you would want to order at the bar to have with a nice glass of wine. Not sure we will be back - despite the quality of the food.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Nice Start
    FoodieGurlVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Although not as polished as La Belle Vie or as atmospheric as Sea Change, the offerings at Heyday were adventurous and interesting. I wouldn't say all of the attempts were successful, but overall the food was good. We went with a group of six. Everyone was satisfied with the entire meal except for myself and another friend, we both ordered the malt-grilled rib eye and neither of us liked it. I also thought the elder flower mousse was too much on the peaches and cream, which was otherwise very good. All other items were great. The one other complaint is that entree choices are too adventurous. How about a little less adventure and just focus on preparation. Good choice, though when you want a well-prepared, affordable and upscale meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The kitchen was very very slow. Dinner was at least an hour and 45.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic meal!
    lithelisa
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My friends and I tried a number of plates and were extremely happy with all of them (the goat special of the day, goat belly, was the lone exception. It was OK but not up to the standard of the other things we tried). Our waiter and other staff were charming, knowledgeable and attentive. The only minor negatives were less than comfortable chairs and poor lighting just by our table (we mentioned the lighting and the staff person said they were aware and were working on finding just the right fixture).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Every dish is notable. Service is great. Kitchen very accommodating regarding did allergies/sensitivities. Nice decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Whole Package
    SingingtomVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    DineOutAlways
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Excellent food. Creative dishes that were so wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Skip it
    MPLSdiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Friendly, but very slow service. Food was mediocre at best.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful Discovery.
    MyDine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Delighted by the dinner, drinks, and decor. I will be back to try the brunch menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything great except....
    PlymouthRocksVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best new spot in Uptown!
    UptownAdvocate
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Everything about this place is amazing! The food was phenomenal, the service was top notch, the ambiance was soft and very inviting. I can't wait to return and try more of the great cuisine!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful new restaurant
    Kcchris
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Hey 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service.
    Elmo
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This 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:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wanted More
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I 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.
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  • All around great experience!
    DS10
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Very 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Farmhouse chic
    TastyseekerVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This 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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food isn't very accessible
    fanclan
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I 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.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Memorable meal
    otterloop
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Heydey'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.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new place!
    FlightmedicMom
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A 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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new neighborhood fave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Lyndale 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:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marty, Lise, Sanjeev and Loveleen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The 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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great but..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This 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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Different chefs???
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We 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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegetarian options slim, but good!
    hungriNow
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We 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:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HeyDay
    DivDavRus
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    What 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:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was outstanding. The chairs are too high which makes it difficult to get comfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food is original and delicious, and the service was excellent.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food - too loud
    smilingscot
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great 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:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative small plates, but pricey
    KrikspicksVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We 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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Food, Horrible Sitting
    roanthVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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?
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An en point marvel
    MarchOnOnesStomach
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Innovative flavors
    SJNmpls
    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!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch!
    Fixiechic
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great brunch! Kids had an enjoyable time there (ages 10 & 13). Food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.