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Heartland Restaurant - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
2019 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Permanently Closed - 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, 2014 & 2015 James Beard Foundation Best Chef Midwest Nominee.

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


Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Organic, Wild Game

  • 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. Wine Bar & Deli: 8:00AM to 6:00PM Tuesday through Sunday.

  • Phone number

    (651) 699-3536

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Lenny Russo

  • 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. <br /><br /><p>Please inquire about details and availability <A HREF="http://heartlandrestaurant.com/index2.php#/contact/"><b>HERE</b></A><br />.

  • Private party facilities

    Heartland offers two private dining rooms for special events. One room seats a maximum of 80 guests while the other can accommodate up to 160. The rooms may be booked separately or in conjunction. There are three Chef's Tables that seat up to eight guests each.

  • Private party contact

    Lenny Russo: (651) 699-3536

  • Neighborhood

    Minneapolis

  • Cross street

    N Broadway St

  • 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.<br /><br />Parking is also available at multiple surface lots and parking ramps within 1-2 blocks of Heartland.<br /><br /> For directions <A HREF="http://heartlandrestaurant.com/index2.php#/info4/1/"><b>CLICK HERE.</b></A><br />

  • 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.

  • Entertainment

    Heartland holds an entertainment license solely for those who wish to employ their own entertainment for private functions. Please inquire about details.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Small

  • Long pumpkin soup$14.00

    cream / pumpkin seed / herb oil

    • Field green$16.00

      roasted beets / walnuts / berry vinaigrette

      • Spinach$18.00

        potatoes / grilled bacon / sauce gribiche

        • Artisan cheese fritters$18.00

          arugula / preserved tomato dressing

          • Dried cherry pork sausage$18.00

            kraut / cornbread / honey mustard

            • Selection of three midwestern artisan cheeses$18.00

              • House charcuterie selection$18.00

                pickles / Summit beer mustard

                Large

                • Soba noodles$24.00

                  autumn harvest vegetables / mushroom broth

                  • Whole grain risotto$24.00

                    butternut squash / fried sage

                    • Steelhead trout$28.00

                      wilted greens / carrot broth / herb sour cream

                      • Poussin$25.00

                        split pea - heirloom beans ragout / tomato coulis

                        • Cassoulet$34.00

                          whit beans / beef / pork / lamb / sausage / pork belly

                          • Pork chop$36.00

                            root vegetable - potato hash / stone fruit catsup

                            • Marinated flat iron steak$42.00

                              pommes frites / charmoula

                              Sides

                              • Winter green gratinee$8.00

                                garlic / parmesan breadcrumbs

                                • Pommes frite$10.00

                                  herbs sour cream / house tomato catsup

                                  • Winter root vegetable$8.00

                                    fenugreek glaze

                                    Sweet

                                    • Sweet

                                      A daily changing selection. Inquire with server

                                      What 2,019 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                      4.3
                                      4.3 based on all time ratings
                                      • 4.4Food
                                      • 4.3Service
                                      • 4.2Ambience
                                      • 3.8Value

                                      Noise • Moderate

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                                      1. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Minneapolis

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on December 31, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fabulous as always! Thank you once again to Chef Lenny Russo and his entire staff. Cheers!

                                      2. B

                                        Brian

                                        Minneapolis

                                        11 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined on December 31, 2016

                                        overall5food4service5ambience3

                                        Sad it is over. Great place and great food. 😓😓😓

                                      3. P

                                        Petrus

                                        Minneapolis

                                        14 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        14 reviews

                                        Dined on December 31, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Celebrated 2017 @ Heartland for the closing of the restaurant. Food, ambiance, value and menu was outstanding. Phillippe, our server was smart, caring and knowledgeable. He really took care of us. Lenny Russo made his rounds visiting nearly all the tables to Thank everyone for coming and their support of his efforts and dedication to local sourcing of foods. My wife and I will REALLY miss Heartland.

                                      4. DJ

                                        DianeJ

                                        Minneapolis

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on December 31, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We will miss the delicious food and the thought-filled atmosphere Heartland so graciously provided each and every patron! We wish you well in your new endeavors!

                                      5. CS

                                        ChristineS

                                        Minneapolis

                                        6 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        6 reviews

                                        Dined on December 31, 2016

                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                        This was the last night that Heartland was open. The staff was for the most part poker-faced. Our server was nice. Pretty sure they substituted kale or another stiff green for spinach in two dishes we ordered. The only likeness between kale and spinach is that they are both green and leafy. Not really happy about that.

                                      6. PC

                                        PatrickC

                                        Minneapolis

                                        13 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        13 reviews

                                        Dined on December 30, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        So sad that Heartland is closing! It was great to get there one more time before they closed. Thanks Lenny for all the great meals and keeping it local!

                                      7. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Minneapolis

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on December 29, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        So sorry to see you close! More sorry that I did not patronize you enough!

                                      8. CP

                                        CP612

                                        Minneapolis

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on December 28, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fabulous food and service! Had the pumpkin soup, cheese fritters & bread was hot out of the oven. Cassoulet was delicious, my husband had the trout, split the Chocolate dessert & coffee - all Super yummy. Thank you- we are sad to see them close!

                                      9. ME

                                        MaryEllenA

                                        Minneapolis

                                        30 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        30 reviews

                                        Dined on December 28, 2016

                                        overall4food3service4ambience4

                                        I found that the menu was very limited for this visit. I know they are closing this week; so I think that may have been the reason. We have dined here previously and it was a good experience, with great service. However this time, we found it to be extremely pricey for a very limited menu. Also, the hostess was not very welcoming, unfriendly considering we had reservations, was a milestone birthday celebration, and had guests we wanted to impress since never there before. It was very clear people were unhappy because they would be soon be out of a job. I wish the chef best wishes, and hope to see him open another restaurant in the near future.

                                      10. t

                                        tallydoctor

                                        Minneapolis

                                        35 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        35 reviews

                                        Dined on December 23, 2016

                                        overall3food3service2ambience3

                                        I suppose a review doesn't really matter because they're closing and it's probably why the food wasn't up to its usual standards. My waiter was very casual toward me, and did not have a sense of timing as to when to clear my plates. The pumpkin soup was yummy with a nice texture and variety of flavors but it arrive tepid in the center and cool on the edges - I assume it sat out before someone brought it to me. The beet salad had the equivalent of one half of a beet on it, mostly greens and too much dressing. I've eaten here before and have always been pleased but this was disappointing. I wanted my last time there to be a good memory. On a positive, the Last Word cocktail was good.

                                      11. KS

                                        KStPaul

                                        Minneapolis

                                        9 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        9 reviews

                                        Dined on December 23, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Sadly, this restaurant will be closing on December 31, 2016. The prix fixe meals used to be some of the best deals in town, with four-star food coming at a Restaurant Week price. Now they have small and large plates. Yes it's pricey, but I've been to far too many inferior and equally expensive farm-to-table places. I will miss Heartland.

                                      12. LS

                                        LynneS

                                        Minneapolis

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on December 22, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This was my first time at Heartland and am very disappointed in myself that I didn't make more of an effort to get to Heartland sooner. Very sad you are closing at the end of the year. My dining experience was wonderful, everything was great and have recommended you, but I told everyone you were closing at the end of the year.

                                      13. JJ

                                        JeffJ

                                        Minneapolis

                                        12 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        12 reviews

                                        Dined on December 21, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        This Gem will sorely be missed in downtown St Paul..enjoy if you still can. Lenny, thanks for years of great dining.

                                      14. N

                                        Nomz

                                        Minneapolis

                                        19 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        19 reviews

                                        Dined on December 21, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We love you heartland! St. Paul will miss you!

                                      15. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Edmonton

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on December 16, 2016

                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                        Sad this place is closing. Great food, professional staff. I had risotto and it was amazing. They have a nice done list too

                                      16. F

                                        Foodisgood

                                        Jacksonville

                                        9 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        9 reviews

                                        Dined on December 14, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Going to miss this heartland, great service and food!

                                      17. D

                                        Deadstick

                                        Minneapolis

                                        19 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        19 reviews

                                        Dined on December 7, 2016

                                        overall3food3service2ambience3

                                        Portions.small. greens tough and tasteless. Left still hungry, had to visit a fast food joint. Wish I had just gone to Dennys and saved a bundle. Just.as well they are closing at.end of this month.

                                      18. B

                                        Bumpa

                                        Minneapolis

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on December 4, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We enjoyed the service, food and the very low noise level.

                                      19. c

                                        coffeenerd

                                        Minneapolis

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on December 3, 2016

                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                        This is a great place. The waiter seemed a bit stressed, maybe short staffed. Food was excellent and we had a wonderful relaxing time.

                                      20. DK

                                        DavidK

                                        Minneapolis

                                        8 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        8 reviews

                                        Dined on December 3, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Chef Russo never dissappoints ...with the notable exception of Heartlands closing. The menu, wine list and hadcrafted coctails, quality of the food and beverage preparation, presentation, attentive service, overall ambiance is consistently impressive. Thanks for the memories.

                                      21. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Minneapolis

                                        18 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        18 reviews

                                        Dined on December 3, 2016

                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                        We had a great experience at Heartland. The food and atmosphere were delightful! I am sad that this restaurant is closing at the end of the month, but very glad I had a chance to try it out.

                                      22. JK

                                        JohnK

                                        Minneapolis

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on December 3, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Celebrating our Anniversary at one of our favorite places. So sad Heartland is closing. It's a wonderful place and a real loss for Saint Paul.

                                      23. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Minneapolis

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on December 1, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Everything was fabulous! Compliments to the Chef for a great dining experience!

                                      24. t

                                        themnfood

                                        Minneapolis

                                        7 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on November 29, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The restaurant is closing on December 31, 2016. Pros: food is absolutely delicious. Expertly selected menu that changes regularly and all of it well-cooked. Cons: takes nearly 2 hours to have a dinner service.

                                      25. R

                                        Rewired2

                                        Charleston

                                        9 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        9 reviews

                                        Dined on November 29, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        A favorite place and so sad they are closing. The food, decor and people make this restaurant a stand out Limited but carefully selected wine list that exceptional. Artisan cheese fritters are lovely with house made pickles and breads. We liked the steak and cassoulet.

                                      26. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Minneapolis

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on November 29, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Mu\y guests were thrilled with their Heartland food experience.

                                      27. p

                                        peters43

                                        Washington DC

                                        100 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        100 reviews

                                        Dined on November 29, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        I'm sorry to say that this was our final visit to Heartland, as it will be closing at the end of December. We have always enjoyed dining here, and especially when we are with our local family (we discovered Heartland years ago when it was new to Lowertown) on our visits from Kansas. We wish Lenny and the staff the very best for whatever each will be doing next.

                                      28. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Minneapolis

                                        11 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        11 reviews

                                        Dined on November 26, 2016

                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                        Not as impressed this time around. Service was not on par with the level we have come to expect from Heartland. While the food was good, again we felt it was not the level it was prior to the announcement they would be closing. We missed the tasting menu and frequently changing menu.

                                      29. JV

                                        JohnV

                                        Seattle

                                        39 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        39 reviews

                                        Dined on November 26, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great place for dinner. Unique menu and food.

                                      30. TS

                                        TimS

                                        Minneapolis

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on November 26, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Sad that is closing because it is awesome. Nice work Lenny

                                      31. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Minneapolis

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on November 20, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Ambience was great. Good was so fresh and out of this world!

                                      32. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Minneapolis

                                        29 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        29 reviews

                                        Dined on November 19, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We were so glad that we were able to try Heartland before it closes on December 31st! It was a great way to celebrate my brother-in-law and sister-in-laws 25th wedding anniversary! Thank you for a special dining experience!

                                      33. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Minneapolis

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on November 19, 2016

                                        overall3food2service4ambience4

                                        This was our 3rd time at Heartland, the 1st 2 visits were awesome, this time it was very disappointing. The food was so, so. We sent two dishes back because they were cold. 1 dinner was removed from the bill.

                                      34. Z

                                        Zeek

                                        Minneapolis

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on November 19, 2016

                                        overall2food2service1ambience3

                                        We were very disappointed. The service was pretentious and our menu choices were obviously below our server's expectations. We overheard the server telling patrons at the adjoining table how much he hated the certain entrées on the menu, one of which we had just ordered. Unfortunately, he was right. The food was underwhelming and overpriced ($18 for three fritters – really?).

                                      35. t

                                        theverybest

                                        Raleigh

                                        44 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        44 reviews

                                        Dined on November 18, 2016

                                        overall3food3service4ambience4

                                        I had cassoulet; it was underseasoned, but all of the elements were there. Not as many people as i thought for a landmark restaurant about to close.

                                      36. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Minneapolis

                                        5 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on November 15, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        I have been to the Heartland many times both at the original location and the newer location. Every time has been wonderful. So many delicious choices. I'm so sad to see it close at the end of the year as it has been one of my favorite places in the Twin Cities. I'm definitely going to try and get in at least one ore time before they close.

                                      37. V

                                        Veggielover

                                        Minneapolis

                                        42 reviews

                                        vip
                                        4.0

                                        42 reviews

                                        Dined on November 13, 2016

                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                        My steelhead trout with wilted greens was done to perfection!

                                      38. f

                                        foodygirl

                                        Minneapolis

                                        55 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        55 reviews

                                        Dined on November 13, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Delicious dinner and superb service. Sorry to see you leave!

                                      39. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Minneapolis

                                        5 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined on November 12, 2016

                                        overall3food5service1ambience4

                                        Some of the worst service I have had in years. The waiter was behind, service was disjointed and he was unapologetic which made it worse

                                      40. SU

                                        SenorUnderpants

                                        Minneapolis

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on November 12, 2016

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Every time I have eaten at Heartland I have been impressed with the food and quality of service. It's too bad they are closing at the end of the year; although the Twin Cities has more fine dining options available then ever this restaurant has consistently provided memorable dining experiences for me and I will miss being able to eat here.

                                      FAQs

                                      Heartland Restaurant - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 699-3536.

                                      Heartland Restaurant - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 2019 OpenTable diners.

                                      Permanently Closed

                                      This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                      Additional information

                                      • Cross street

                                        N Broadway St

                                      • Neighborhood

                                        Minneapolis

                                      • 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. Wine Bar & Deli: 8:00AM to 6:00PM Tuesday through Sunday.

                                      • Cuisines

                                        Contemporary American, Organic, Wild Game

                                      • Dining style

                                        Fine Dining

                                      • Dress code

                                        Business Casual

                                      • 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.<br /><br />Parking is also available at multiple surface lots and parking ramps within 1-2 blocks of Heartland.<br /><br /> For directions <A HREF="http://heartlandrestaurant.com/index2.php#/info4/1/"><b>CLICK HERE.</b></A><br />

                                      • 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.

                                      • Payment options

                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                      • Executive chef

                                        Lenny Russo

                                      • Entertainment

                                        Heartland holds an entertainment license solely for those who wish to employ their own entertainment for private functions. Please inquire about details.

                                      • Additional

                                        Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                      • Phone number

                                        (651) 699-3536

                                      • 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. <br /><br /><p>Please inquire about details and availability <A HREF="http://heartlandrestaurant.com/index2.php#/contact/"><b>HERE</b></A><br />.

                                      • Private party facilities

                                        Heartland offers two private dining rooms for special events. One room seats a maximum of 80 guests while the other can accommodate up to 160. The rooms may be booked separately or in conjunction. There are three Chef's Tables that seat up to eight guests each.

                                      • Private party contact

                                        Lenny Russo: (651) 699-3536

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