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- $29 for $50 worth of upscale Polish and American food and drinks Monday–Thursday
- See the food, wine and martini menus.
Nye’s Polonaise Room
“Jedzcie pijcie i popuszczajcie pas.” For those who don’t speak Polish, the motto at Nye’s Polonaise Room may seem complex, but its translation is simple: “Eat, drink, and loosen your belt.” In fact, expansion has been the running theme at Nye’s since it set its roots back in the '40s. By 1964 Nye's original form, a bar, provided owner Al Nye with the funds necessary to purchase the space next door. Though he added a dining room, the bar's original features—gold-flecked booths, dark paneling, a curved piano bar, and a portrait of Chopin—remain, creating a vintage and homey feel.
Nye’s lengthy menu dishes up Polish classics, such as cabbage rolls and pierogi, as well as hearty 14-ounce new york strip steaks, cold-water lobster tail, and aged, bone-in, slow-roasted prime rib. Specialty martinis and the eatery’s inherent ambience make it a cozy place to talk, much like a candlelit phone booth. Nye’s also curates a full wine menu with pours from California, Spain, and Australia. All these ingredients come together to create a restaurant that's distinct and locally lauded, earning it a feature on Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.
The piano bar just keeps going and going and going. The food was classic Polish fare; decent in quality and huge in quantity.Brian F., Yelp, 7/24/12
The gold vinyl booths, dark wood, dim lighting, and piano lounge singer set the mood. The service was good and the food was excellent!Mary D., Yelp, 9/13/12
112 E Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414