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About Heyday

Heyday is a casual restaurant with inspired cuisine.

2700 Lyndale Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily at 5:00 PM
Closed on Mondays

Cross Street:
27th and Lyndale

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 200-9369

Website:
http://www.heydayeats.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking and parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Jim Christiansen

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

Private Dining

Heyday offers several different event options from private to semi-private rooms.

Heyday Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (35)
Good for a Date (34)
Creative Cuisine (32)
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Tasting Menu (31)
Special Occasion (29)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Bar Seating (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Authentic (15)
Romantic (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Cozy (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Casual (11)
Fun (11)
Seasonal (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Business Meals (8)
Healthy (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Tapas (6)
Organic (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Great Beer (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Overpriced. Inattentive service. Ordered the monkfish which arrived cool and rubbery. Waiter disappeared from our table and the room for prolonged periods of time. No itemized bill. Felt we were overcharged. Seems to be quite of bit of hype for this restaurant that felt very undeserved at our visit. Will not be back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Went to Heydey to celebrate a friend's birthday and it was fabulous! It just so happened that I made the reservation for a Tuesday, and right now through the end of 2017 they have a Tuesday night special with a free champagne tasting and all bottles of champagne are at restaurant cost, what could be more perfect for a special event or date night?! The food and service was excellent, however, I would say that the portions of individual dishes are very, very small, and very expensive for the size. You definitely have to order at least two items to make a meal if you are eating 'a la cart', or they also have an option for a tasting menu (4 courses). This definitely more of a meat-eaters establishment, they only had 2-3 vegetarian dishes at the time (a small pear salad, a small beet salad, and a poached duck egg with cabbage and mushrooms), and I don't believe they had an vegan options, just an FYI! If you have any dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, unsure about GF, nut allergies, or other restrictions), this might not be the place for you, although I managed, but if you eat meat and are looking for a great fine dining spot for a special occasions, Heydey is a foodie dream, my meat eating friends all seemed very pleased with their choices! The pear and beet salads were great, although the duck egg and cabbage was pretty bland and the cabbage was difficult to cut. The banana split dessert was also great and they brought our birthday girl a beautiful birthday macaroon with a little birthday candle, which was really special. <3

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We splurged with eyes open. Everything was wonderful and the service was downright lavish. We'll come back and reign it in a bit now that we've tasted about half of the menu!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Just my husband and me taking our daughter out for her birthday. The food is outstanding - (better than Elske in Chicago - where I last had dinner with my daughter.)
We each had the four course menu. The food was perfect, (including the extra goodies from the chef) the service attentive and well timed. Cannot say enough great things about this place.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Beautiful experience- delicious and creative food, and wonderful service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Awesome evening

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was a very quiet Sunday night and there were only a handful of other diners there- which was part of the reason we landed there. It lived up to it's great reputation for a creative menu !

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I believe the menu is meant to offer interesting and unusual combinations. In my opinion, it goes too far, and the limited number of choices made it difficult for the three of us to find food we liked. The service was just slightly less than timely and attentive. And while the ambiance was interesting, it was cold in the restaurant. Not a bad restaurant and I'm sure many will love it here, just a caution to look carefully at the menu before you go, as this wasn't a cheap meal either.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything was great, the food, service and atmosphere. Josh was very attentive...

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Delicious food which is well described and recommended by the waitstaff. The four course fixed price meal made dinner an event. The food was unusual and the chef threw in a couple of surprises. Great fun.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Heyday is amongst the best in Minneapolis. From the rustic chic setting, warm environs and wonderful staff, Heyday welcomes the moment you step in the door. Our table was late to be sat as they were busy, and the could not have been more accommodating to keeping our party
satisfied whilst we waited. They made it know our table had paid the bill and was just lingering - they cared enough to not kick that table out, and to find a way to make us happy as well.

Of course, the food is why we go to Heyday. And there are some serious skills are on demonstration from the kitchen. I won't wax poetically here as the the specifics, but I will say
that there is a lot going on in the kitchen to enjoy and to trust the instincts of their staff to guide you along.

Prices are on the high side, but given the skills involved in each dish, it is well worth it when you are looking for a proper, adult night out.

Well done, guys.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food that Chef creates is no less than outstanding. Great staff. Nice wine list. A MUST for local dining and a great place for out of town guests who appreciate great food.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Want to eat some very clever food and ingest some creative adult beverages? Check out Heyday located on Lyndale. Seasonal cuisine that is treated with reverence by the chefs. Knowledgeable and friendly waitstaff who will take time to assist you in your choices. Make a rez and saddle up for a foodie adventure.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Pretty place. Inventive food. Careless, inattentive service.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

An absolutely amazing experience at Heyday! Service was impeccable, you can absolutely tell that they go through a lot of training. Food was a work of art! This is my new favorite and go to place in Minneapolis. Also, saw they have a HH menu in the bar that looks delicious, can't wait to go back and try it.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was way too slow considering the place was nearly empty. Two of us had a total of one cocktail and total price for the evening was $191 and I was still hoping for a McDonalds on the way home. There were some good flavors but prices were out of line for portion size and it was WAY too slow.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I did not enjoy the food at Heyday and neither did my two friends who joined me. The food just didn't taste very good. It ranged from boring to just plain bad. This included the appetizers and the entree's. For those reasons I would not return. However, they have great wine, very friendly staff and the service was great. I just wish we hadn't paid so much for bad food. We went to a different restaurant for dessert because we figured it wasn't worth the risk at Heyday. I can't imagine they will stay open too much longer. I can't remember paying so much for terrible food in my life. And, I hate to say all of the above. Would much rather be writing a positive review.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Heyday is always great.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Went for brunch. Food was very good, including shrimp & grits; biscuits & gravy; eggs Benedict. Table arrangement in the dining room was cramped and service was slow. Our drinks arrived near the end of our meal.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Must have been some issues with the kitchen and bar. Cocktail order took forever, but only contained a mimosa and one other cocktail. Food also took forever and shrimp/grits came out cold, biscuits and gravy had a thin skin of gravy, but not nearly enough to sop up. Had to ask for more.
To waiter's credit, he fired a quick replacement for shrimp/grits and it came out stat and was great. Brought extra gravy. It just seemed very unfocused and organized overall. Food value for price - not that day.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Recommended by Google search for Best Restaurants in Minneapolis. Needed a later dinner spot. Visiting daughter at the U. Wow! The menu is inventive and the flavor combinations just outstanding. You can do 4 course prefixe or pick and choose. The wine pairings were spot on as well. I've never had lamb so flavorful. Our server was very personabe and knowledgeable. We were in culinary heaven and will be back again.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Really exciting, delicious menu. We opted for the four course tasting menu with beverage option. Other reviewers cautioned that the food was salty; it did walk the line, but stayed on the right side. Most of the wines were unremarkable, but there were a couple of standouts. Service was extremely slow, but the wait staff was pleasant. We sat at the table for a long time before our waiter finally approached, and we waited a long time between courses. Wait staff spent a lot of time explaining the "administrative fee" policy (aka added tip), and it saddened me that patrons oppose this reasonable practice. All in all, a really enjoyable night.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our lamb dish was still frozen. I was pretty turned off of everything after that.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

WAY too expensive! This restaurant had only 2 $'s on Open Table so I assumed it was reasonable. For 2 people who only had a total of 2 beers and 1 glass of wine, we dropped $170. Now I have no problem spending that much on dinner for a special occasion but the food needs to be really good. This food was simply ok. Some of the courses were really good and the bread was phenomenal, but for the most part it was nothing special. If I spent $80 I would have been perfectly satisfied, but not good enough for the cost.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

My cocktail was excellent, the roasted seasonal vegetables were odd (cucumbers?) and slightly raw. My friends' desserts were exceptional. Service and atmosphere were nice.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Blew it out of the park! Innovative without being weird ... Does that make sense? Beautiful presentations. Warm beet dish is fab with the sharp, creamy, sweet flavors.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had an awesome server and appreciate the management ‘s commitment to a ‘living wage’ for employees. The food was creative and delicious. As a group of three women we found it plenty to share a 4-course with a few additions including sides for the table. Awesome homemade bread!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good food, small portions. Not much bang for the buck.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Nice. Great wait staff. Definitely a special occasion type of place. Service was outstanding. The quail was delicious. We could not afford to do this on a regular basis, but it was a grand dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Unbelievable food -- savory flavors I swear I didn't know existed. Basically it's gourmet food in a casual and charming environment.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I have dined here a few times and have never been disappointed. Service was outstanding also.
No bargains but worth it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great place for brunch. Good value. Creative delicious food and unpretentious place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I enjoyed the tasting menu from start to finish. Creative dishes that weren’t doing anything for novelty,
just well-made food.

Service was excellent, attentive without hovering.

I’d love to visit Heyday again.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent meal. Every dish was amazing. Only regret was that I was so full by the dessert course that I couldn’t eat much of it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

I wanted to love Heyday, I really did. There were some standouts like the servers, the lamb and the house made butter (house made butter, where have you been all my life?). There were major disappointments like the gruyere tart with honeycomb, the liver pate tart with onion jam and the unevenness of the timing on the courses being served (fast on some, really slow on others). In the end we felt that the chefs were trying too hard and many of the dishes felt forced. For what we spent, we expected better.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We'd dine more often; but a $190. tab for two is an occasional splurge. jp

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Took over two hours and fifteen minutes. Over-priced. Highly disappointed based upon previous reviews. Other similarly priced local restaurants provide a more enjoyable experience. I don’t normally write reviews, but this experience left me feeling like I was kicked and someone stole my wallet.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Slow service. Extremely long wait for our order to the point where our waiter apologized profusely then gave us an enormous dessert for free. The dessert, like dinner, was just OK.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Quite possibly the best restaurant in the Twin Cities. We've been here several times. While Spoon and Stable is one of our favorites, Heyday beats it in creativity, consistency and the breadth of excellence across the entire menu.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Lucious and original combinations of food, and they were able to accommodate my GF DF needs in the most creative ways

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