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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

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (38)
Good for a Date (38)
Creative Cuisine (36)
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Tasting Menu (35)
Special Occasion (34)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Bar Seating (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Fun (16)
Authentic (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Cozy (13)
Casual (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Seasonal (12)
Healthy (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Romantic (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Business Meals (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Tapas (6)
Organic (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
People Watching (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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 5 days ago

Pretty place. Inventive food. Careless, inattentive service.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We had a 7:30pm reservation and did not get our first drink until almost 45minutes later. We didn't get our order taken until after that. The food was paced good after that except for dessert, which we waited about 15 minutes for after they cleared our last course. The food was very good, but on a work night we did not want to be there for 3 1/2 hours. I would not go during the week again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Heyday is our favorite. You can order al a carte in the dining room. For us the 4 course tasting is just too much food .

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great service and fantastic food. They made accommodations for my guest who is sensitive to spicy food where they could, and steered him away from those they could not alter.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went to Heyday for brunch for my wife's birthday. 9 of us ranging in age from 19 months to 68 years. It was a perfect celebration. The service, the food and the atmosphere were wonderful. I can't think of anything they could have improved on.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 1, 2017

While a lovely atmosphere, I don't feel the Sunday brunch menu was worth it's price. I paid $14 for a single slice of sourdough toast topped with greens, tomatoes, and bacon. No side dish. The service was impeccable and the food was certainly tasty, but there are plenty of other restaurants in the metro area with equally or more delicious dishes at a more affordable price.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Always great.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very creative, delicious and well plated.
Daughter convinced me to try the sweetbreads... she was right... but I'm sure I'll never find another place that does them so well.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Such a great tasting menu! The sweetbreads are amazing!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We visited for a Sunday brunch and were disappointed. Everyone (except for the guy with the cinnamon bun) agreed that their food was WAY oversalted. Then the bill arrived with a 15% "administrative fee" added (not a tip). Seriously? If you just increased the price of each dish by 15% it would have had the same result, but wouldn't have ground my gears. The food still was disappointing, but that admin fee was the last straw. I won't be going back, there are plenty of great restaurants around for foodies.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Having dined here earlier in the month for brunch, I absolutely had to return to enjoy another brunch. As before the experience was exceptional with the courteous service being exemplary. The branzino toast and cauliflower stosi where just as wonderful as I remembered it. "The Snowbird" breakfast cocktail was a perfect compliment and was prepared perfectly. The agua fresca, cava, crème de violette ingredients were well balanced and served as a refreshing Sunday brunch elixir. Heyday is an absolute must for an "foodie". Don't let the unassuming location and casual atmosphere lead to any culinary presumptions. Heyday is a definite culinary destination with food that is executed at a high level. I will be returning for Heyday's evening dinner experience shortly and fully expect the same quality of experience.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Heyday is a great gem in our city. Jim's deeply thoughtful and artistic cuisine never fails to amaze. All around us, we enjoyed hearing people oooh and ahhh over their first bites. He reveals flavors in such unexpected and poetic ways. And, to top it all off, the staff is top notch and the space is quiet and elegant. If you're looking for a special evening, this is this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Enjoyed the 4 course prix fixe menu as did our clients from out of town. Service was attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 18, 2017

We absolutely loved this place. The decor, the ambiance AND the food was absolutely fantastic.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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