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Nye's Polonaise Room

112 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (University / Dinkytown)
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Ranked #148 of 1,582 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Polish, Czech
Neighborhood: University / Dinkytown
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Decor from the time of the rat pack. Polish food was excellent. Service not the greatest. Desserts were very good. Piano bar and live entertainment. Waitress was not very friendly. Food 5 star. Service brought the score down to a 3.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great place for real Polish food. It's like stepping back to the 50s. The décor was reminiscent of 50s lounge. We were waiting for the Russian Mafia to come in. (Just kidding.) Great cabbage rolls. They even have a piano bar where they let you sing with the piano player. If you like to have fun you've got to go... More

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Miami, Florida
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161 reviews 161 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My wife an I returned to Minneapolis to visit family and decided to take a Saturday and tour all the old Classic Minneapolis Bars and Restaurants we knew of as kids. We walked into Nye's Polonaise Room in the afternoon for happy hour and sat at the Bar. Our parents use to hang out an dine here. We got to... More

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I went here on a Saturday night with a friend. We got reservations at 7:45 in the room where they have the polka music, which started at 8:30. First impression was that you were stepping back in time to a lounge from the 50s or 60s, which I found to be fun. We sat in the room where they have... More

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Took a friend her for a unique birthday celebration. Loved the polish food, specialty beer, piano bar and polka lounge. We did it all!

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were informed that Nye's was the place to visit and that it's an experience all on its own. I was transported in time with the piano bar and polka band! The ambiance of the bar/restaurant was lively especially with the karaoke in the background. The age group ranged from 20s-80s! Very eclectic group but nonetheless I had a blast!... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I was in town for business and Nyes was recomended as a must. They were right. I visited on a Tuesday so there was no entertainment, but looking around at all the vintage decor was just as good. The multicolored glass lights compliment the gold flake pleather seats quite nicely. The food is awesome. I ordered the appetizer sampler as... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

What's not to love about a place that doesn't try to be anything it's not? An old school, red-vinyl boothed restaurant, polka music, cheap drinks and lard-ridden Polish delicacies. Come for dinner, sing a song at the piano karaoke, then go grab a cheap drink and dance with the polka band.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A true throwback. Nye's was a highlight of our friends weekend in MSP. I can not tell you how good the food was as I am not an expert on Polish food, however, I will say that the atmosphere is outstanding and the crowd that gathers at Nye's is not to be missed. Nye's is located in a happening part... More

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the land that time forgot. The booths with sparkling red Naugahyde, the carpeting and dark windowless room all make this feel like you are stepping back in time. The service was great and the food good but not fabulous. Their menu could be updated but do not touch the place. There is a music venue next to the... More

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