Heyday

4.6
909 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies

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Heyday is a casual restaurant with inspired cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
HEYDAY IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED
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Phone number
(612) 200-9369
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jim Christiansen
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Private party facilities
Heyday offers several different event options from private to semi-private rooms.
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Private party contact
Danielle Megears: (855) 980-3144
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
27th and Lyndale
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Parking details
Street parking and parking lot.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
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4.5
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Minneapolis
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one special place. The best meal I have ever had in the twin cities. The frozen lamb was one of the best things I've eaten in a long time. The wine was beautiful and the service was perfect.

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LI
Seattle
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heyday has never failed to impress. The food is inspired The service is knowledgeable. The atmosphere is wonderful. We're so sorry to see it close!

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MN
Minneapolis
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heyday is not your average restaurant. Their menu is creative and tasty. We would continue to frequent Hayday, however, they are closing for the summer to update the restaurant and bar area. We look forward to their reopening.

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Minneapolis
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jim Christiansen and his team are exceptional. Best innovative chef in the twin cities (and beyond). So sad they have closed but eagerly awaiting the next iteration to open in the fall. Thanks to Jim, Dani, Carly and the whole team for a spectacular experience each and every visit.

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MJ
Minneapolis
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. We love everything from Heyday and were sad to see it close. We will be first in line for the new venture

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Chicago
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is amazing. It’s informed, pushes boundaries and surprises every time. Service is always good and we’re made to feel welcome and special. The wine? Fantastic. They source a Mexican red which is rare in the USA.

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TL
Austin
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The creations of the chef at Hey Day are without a doubt the best in the Twin Cities by my opinion. There were 3 of us and we shared 7 different dishes, and a 1/2 pour of wine for each of us with each dish. The pairings were outstanding, and the food was creative and exceptional. This is my favorite place to eat in Minneapolis.

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M
Minneapolis
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sorry Heyday is closing. Had a marvelous meal—the plate of huge morels was unforgettable!

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HK
Chicago
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most creative food in Twin Cities. Please maintain your creativity and wonderful dining atmosphere after the addition of a cozy neighborhood bar...

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AV
Minneapolis
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each item on the tasting menu is unbelievably delicious, and the plating is gorgeous to say the least. We have been to many of the hot spots around town and none of them can compare to what we have experienced here at Hey Day. Every item on the menu is perfection and then some.

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K
Minneapolis
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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RM
Minneapolis
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wd had the Sweetbreads and split a tasting menue. Great taste and splitting was wonderful.

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OT
Minneapolis
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday of my wife

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Minneapolis
4.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Good food but slow service

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OT
Los Angeles
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. We were visiting from LA and it was easily one of the best meals we’ve ever had. Service and food was top notch.

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MS
4.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at HeyDay! The food was outstanding and the pace was relaxed.

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Minneapolis
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely an amazing experience! I celebrated my birthday here and they went above and beyond to make me feel special. Cannot wait to bring more friends and family here! Already raving about it everyone. Also, the ambiance is awesome. Chandeliers are gorgeous. Music perfect! Thank you again!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great addition to Minneapolis! The tasting menu is an absolute must. Perfect environment for a conversational dinner, we had a business dinner and could talk calmly without strain. My only recommendation for menu items is be bold, some of the best gems here are more of the unusual. The only complaint amongst our group was that the lamb entree was a little tough, but I am certain that could have just been chance because everything else was amazing.

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FB
Minneapolis
4.0Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tasting menu is full of delicious, sometimes surprising, bites. My bestie loved the duck, while I most enjoyed the first and second course. Both of our desserts were amazing and unexpected.

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OT
Minneapolis
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An under appreciated MPLS gem. Great, innovative food and expert service

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LB
New Orleans
1.0Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I consider myself a “foodie” and was very attracted to the four course tasting/pairing menu. Oh wow. Disgusting. Kohlrabi is my absolute favorite root. Ruined. That was a foul dish. The “Italian lullaby” cocktail tasted like cough syrup. 😝 Please don’t serve that to anyone else.

Also, this dinner lasted nearly four excruciating hours. I ordered a pasta dish when I returned to my hotel. Actually approached our server finally to ask him if we could “please move this along.”

Redemption: the “barbecue leek” amuse bouche was delightful. Best thing I ate there.

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LS
2.0Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 5

Place is nice, food tasted good but don’t go there if you feel hungry, portions are extensive small for the big price.
I had lamb it tasted really good but not the greatest and of course had to go somewhere else to actually had a decent dinner since the portion was 3 small pieces for 30usd drinks are good, have had better.

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B
Minneapolis
3.0Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We visited HeyDay for a girls night and started out with a round of cocktails that were quite delightful. Our server gave some descriptions of the menu as we decided to share a number of items among the table. The chicken liver pate was very good and delivered to the table in a reasonable amount of time. However the entrees took over 30 min after the appetizer was delivered and were cold upon arrival. We were overall disappointed with the experience and value for the price of the food.

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OT
Chicago
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was amazing

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TL
2.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Family birthday party--table for 8 at 615pm. Two people arrived before the other six. No one approach the table to ask for a drink order. The other six arrived. Finally a server appeared. Order a bottle of wine...5 minutes later the server tells us they are out of that wine. Very slow to bring bread and drinks for the table. For what they charge, the expectation of service and food was high. They failed miserably!!

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SL
Minneapolis
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had the tasting menu. I admire the creative use of ingredients and pairings that you wouldn't necessarily think of going well together (the server was very knowledgeable about the wine pairings). The liver tart was the best. I liked the pop of herring roe with the celeriac noodles. However, the duck was a little chewy and the pavlova was a little too sweet. The amuses were an unexpected treat (artichoke consommé and cucumber sorbet). Can't wait to come back.

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CC
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated a birthday with some cocktails at the bar...great service and conversation. We also enjoyed a lovely dinner. We didn't do the full tasting menu, but chose several items. All were outstanding and the service was impeccable. The restaurant was lively, but not too noisy, so we could have great conversation. A very enjoyable evening. We will be back!

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Minneapolis
5.0Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Maitake mushroom ragout was our favorite. Wonderful deep woods aroma with electic mushroom flavors. Our second favorite was the Halibut, which was substituted for the sea bass. The fish was grilled perfectly. We had several more of their menu items, all of which were excellent. We also tried their Moscow mule drink, which I personally really liked. In addition, the service was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant

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C
Minneapolis
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A true dining experience! Every course was creative and tasty. The service was incredible!

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Tampa
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food!! It was the night before Easter and we were a party of 7. We all got the 4 course tasting menu. The service was very attentive. Could have been a little more knowledgeable about the menu and drink specials but over all did a great job. They made a mistake with one of the meals. They brought a different dinner instead of the one ordered. They gave us that one and still brought the original meal out for the table and comped us for it. They also brought us four extra desserts, that we did not order for the table to taste (complimentary). We had fun trying all the different we desserts. Some really unique takes on the meals which made some of the people with us Leary at first. Everyone loved their meals. A great night and great food. Will go back.

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AS
Minneapolis
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mpls is so lucky to have Heyday! We made a reservation for post-theater, and were delighted to try the 4-course tasting menu. The beverage list has something for everyone, and our server had the perfect balance of helpfulness. Our courses challenged our expectations in a positive way, and I found myself savoring bites with my eyes closed: flavors demanded my attention and brought me into the present moment. Give the chefs and yourself the time to make your way slowly through the tasting course and refreshments between main courses, and you will be as thrilled as I am that Heyday is ours! From the convenience of the parking lot to the kindness of the servers and chefs, this is where your next culinary adventure should take place!

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C
Minneapolis
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heyday is an absolute treasure. Every opportunity we have to dine there is as exciting as the first time. Nobody is better at pairing beverages with their food. Chef Christiansen has a truly unique culinary perspective, Dani’s wine and libations lists are inspired, and the cocktails are delicious. Even the desserts are unique, in that they’re very dynamically arranged and contain a melange of flavors, rather than the typical overly sweet desserts that I do not really enjoy.

Heyday is the best. Run, don’t walk.

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R
Minneapolis
5.0Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great waiter! Enjoyed the experience

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N
Minneapolis
1.0Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 3

The kitchen was not prepared for a 5pm opening time and reservation. Service staff was very awkward and did not communicate the menu well. on top of that the menu's explanations were odd and poorly written. The entrees are also strangely named which is not help them since they are actually much better than they sound. Overall, it was a very strange experience. The food was really quite good but the experience was awkward and strange none-the-less. This is an easy place to skip if you have another place in mind at a similar price point.

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QU
Chicago
5.0Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Heyday provides unique takes on fresh ingredients resulting in a really satisfying experience. The staff is great from when you arrive to when you’re ready to leave. Top notch and a fantastic part of the Minneapolis dining scene. Looking forward to coming back again and again.

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FG
Minneapolis
2.0Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Food too experimental but didn't work for me. Taste was lacking.

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TE
3.0Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 10–received a sizable bill with an auto gratuity (which was expected) but also a separate line item for service fees. When we asked the waiter what service fees were, he snottily responded “it’s so that everyone in the restaurant can make a living wage.” Food was good but servings were quite small and dishes were all overpriced. I hope the owner decides to increase the pay for his/her employees to a livable wage—you are charging $24 for vegetables after all. Pay your people!

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RK
Minneapolis
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, and our server was very sweet and made some fantastic recommendations.

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J
Minneapolis
5.0Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Elegant food. Too bad there were not more diners—I don’t think they covered their overhead that night.

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MA
5.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful, tasty and thoroughly satisfying meal, served by a knowledgable and friendly staff. We all went with the tasting menu option and were completely delighted with every dish and course. Even the cocktails were lovely. A bit of an expensive evening but definitely worth it!

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