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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)
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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419 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 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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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 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 

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Deephaven, Minnesota
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159 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 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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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 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 

Thank Minneapolisdoyle
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

A family celebration, relatives who came from afar, an acclaimed restaurant, what could be better, right? Wrong, unfortunately. My meal ranged from bland to unappealing. Imagine a gloppy beet vinaigrette coating a heap of salad greens whose color and flavor disappeared under all that magenta. Next, bland greyish millet with steelhead--no spark. And only 2 positive comments from an entire... More 

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed an anniversary dinner at Heartland. Only 4 or 5 other tables occupied (during a Saints game). We had an attentive and knowledgable waiter. My wife had the flora menu, I had the fauna menu. Thumbs up for both in taste and quantity.

Thank Mark L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Without going into great detail, service was good, food was average at best, portions were small, prices were high. Fine dining? The prices reflected that, but not much else. Will not return.

Thank Bill R
Rosemount, Minnesota, United States
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

Great location, large, attractive restaurant, famous executive chef, great reviews, we were up for a nice fine dining experience. Swing and a miss. The service was the high point of the meal, very attentive and helpful waiter, checked in frequently but not obtrusively, couldn't ask for more. We had cocktails instead of wine for a change and they were excellent.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

excellent resto for a special occasion, as good as I remember. we were there during a Saints game so downtown St Paul was swinging which was great fun. excellent food, wines and attentive service.

Thank dsk188644
Saipan, Mariana Islands
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189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

My wife, daughter and I had supper for our daughter's birthday. Two of use choose the prix fixe fauna choice while one ordered the trout. The food, wine and service where excellent. The. Elf as in a rich smoky sauce which I would love to duplicate. In Saint Paul, the place to go.

Thank IslandFolks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $65
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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: 651-699-3536

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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