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Sunday night only in St Paul

Hi all. Thanks for the input and thoughts on Heartland and Meritage. We ended up at Heartland. As a Foodie in NY and a bit picky as to my food and restaurants, i would say that Heartland was good, but not great. On the positive side, the space was beautiful and the service wonderful (even from the trainee waitress). I would say the food was good, but not spectacular. I had the aged ham and Cassoulet . The ham was very tasty, fatty salty goodness, and parts of the cassoulet were excellent. On the downside: the bread rolls were stale and tasteless; the amuse of pumpkin mousse was fair at best and not the typical spark that i expect to excite my palette. The cassoulet was a big pile of mush with a wonderful (overcooked) sausage in the middle and great duck confit on top. The rest of the bowl looked like dog food or vomit (sorry) and was tasty, but far from a beautiful plate of food. Hate to judge on one app and one main, but it was all i tasted. The deserts didn't excite us so we skipped them which was a good thing as we stopped by the market on the way out and had an excellent cream puff and cookie. btw the produce looked amazing at the market next door. So....i will not be rushing back to Heartland and will give Meritage a shot on my next visit. But we did pass Famous Dave's BBQ which looked good. anyone been there?

Sunday night only in St Paul

Thanks all. Looks like its Heartland.

Sunday night only in St Paul

Hi all. I need a great place for a one day trip to Oakdale (eating on Sunday night). Figured St Paul is easiest from the airport. Keep hearing about Heartland, but open to other recommendations. Coming from NYC, so standards are high and not looking for Asian fare. Thanks for the suggestions.