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Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market

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289 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101-1995 (N Broadway St)
+1 651-699-3536
17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:30
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this place so much we even got married here. Every meal we had was excellent. I will miss their presence in downtown St. Paul.

Thank Anne H
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

It's obvious that the New Year's Eve closing is affecting the food. The chicken last night was, basically, inedible. The only reason for the 3-star rating is because the appetizers were quite tasty, and the steelhead trout was well prepared. But, the chicken was awful!

Thank Doug B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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462 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Always ahead of the restaurant scene, Lenny Russo's Heartland Restaurant brought the locavore fresh ingredient menu to the Twin Cities area well ahead of its time. Great food. Great atmosphere. Closing on December 31, 2016. Make one last visit if you can. You will not be disappointed.

Thank t-bonetraveller
Zachary, Louisiana, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Everything about our dinners was lovely ... beautifully prepared, presented and served. We were celebrating and the experience fit the bill perfectly. Sadly they are closing at the end of the year.

Thank PaulCBarry
st paul
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139 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Three of us came for dinner on Sat. nght. We had reservations, and this is a must for the place. Host sat us, and our waitress soon appeared to explan the menu. We shared some dishes-- , a grain and veggie salad and a pumkin soup. Both of these were very tasty, and would recmmend. One of my friends had... More 

Thank kirbyfredstpaul
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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213 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Soon as we heard that Heartland's last evening will be 31 December, we cleared our schedules to make sure that we got there. It's something of a sad moment -- though owner LR will go on to do something interesting. Early dinner 5.30 on Saturday night: people arriving at the door and hoping for an open table were disappointed --... More 

Thank torla42
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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462 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Owner Lenny Russo never ceases to amaze. Great appetizers and burgers in the bar area, particularly before a St. Paul Saints game at CHS Field that is right across the street. The main restaurant is still the best in St. Paul. Farm fresh ingredients and locally sourced beef, chicken, pork, and bison. Menu\ changes regularly. Anything bison, including the tartare... More 

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Forest City, Iowa
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We went to Heartland with high expectations and were really disappointed with our experience. The food just wasn't good. We didn't enjoy the amuse bouche. The bread was just ok. The pork rilette was so average it just shouldn't be on the menu. The pepper-tomato chilled soup actually tasted bad. And the lake trout with pea-corn relish was horrible. A... More 

Thank Josh D
Deephaven, Minnesota
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171 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This has been a great place to eat since its early days on St Claire Ave in St Paul. The downtown location is classy and the food and service are excellent.

Thank Mike T
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144 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Two couples met for a Saturday night dinner at a highly rated downtown St Paul restaurant and the four of us had very mixed feelings as we left. The building is beautiful. The service was very good. The restaurant was largely empty. We all really wanted to like the Heartland but we were largely unable to do so. As we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$65
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 289 5th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101-1995
    (N Broadway St)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-699-3536

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