No, you're not experiencing déjà vu: Heidi's is having its second stint as the Twin Cities' Best New Restaurant. The eatery's impressive first incarnation, named after chef-owner Stewart Woodman's wife and culinary partner, Heidi, burned to the ground last year. But the tragedy had a silver lining, as the restaurant has relocated to hipper digs that seem to suit it even better. Now there's a spacious bar, where you can have a cocktail and watch the mechanics of the kitchen through a long glass window. There's more space in the main dining room, which is dark and dramatically lit, and feels nearly like an urban streetscape stage set with cutting-edge artwork. The food is as good as ever—daring flavors, visually arresting platings—and still affordably priced. A chic entrée of barramundi served Napoleon-style with pickled eggplant, black olives, and lobster will set you back just $20. At Heidi's, the proof is in the liquid nitrogen-frozen chocolate mousse: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

Location Details

2903 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis MN 55408
612-354-3512