2700 Lyndale Ave. S
Phone: (612) 200-9369
Status: Opens at 5 p.m. tonight
After many glimpses and hints of the much-anticipated Uptown restaurant, Heyday finally opens its doors to the public today at 5 p.m. The 110-seat restaurant from former Union chef Jim Christiansen and former La Belle Vie frontman Lorin Zinter has been on the Twin Cities' radar since Christiansen announced he was leaving Union back in May of 2013.
The restaurant held test meals last week and recently posted a sample menu on their website. The menu will focus on ingredients as they are available but a few of the dishes from the test meals included lamb tartare with crispy artichoke chips; roasted squab with beet root tapioca, new onions, and smoked marrow; and grilled Spanish mackerel with pistachio, avocado, green tomato, and coriander. A couple of the desserts included vanilla creme fraiche ice cream with frozen licorice, rhubarb granita, and orange, and a banana yuzu sundae with olive oil and toasted maple meringue. The drink list featured cocktails like The Beetnik—tequila and beet sour and the Wyatt and Doc—simply a glass of bourbon plus a bottle of Grain Belt Premium beer.
Heyday will be open daily from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. with projected dining room service lasting until 10 p.m., and the menu available on the bar side until midnight. The plan is to eventually offer weekend brunch service later this summer. Reservations can be made online, by phone, or by walk-up in the bar area.
· Heyday Official Website
· All Coverage of Heyday [Eater MPLS]
[Photo: Lindsay Abraham/EAMPLS]