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Nye's Polonaise Room

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112 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414-1012
+1 612-379-2021
16:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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695 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

It's closing but the dueling piano bar will always be remembered, as will the unique cuisine. It was an interesting place.

Thank Rachel C
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

If you're looking for a fun night in Minneapolis, this is your spot. You've never seen anything like it. Even if you're only a casual polka music fan, bring your dancing shoes.

1 Thank ParkyShakes
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172 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

We visited Nye's for a late night sing-a-long and it was a great time! Sad to hear it is closing for real this time, this truly is a Minneapolis gem for any crowd. Sure hope there is another option for a night on the town with classy folk!

1 Thank babymama
Maplewood, Minnesota
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Food was delicious as always! Unfortunately Nyes is closing for good in April so the place was packed. I hope everyone in Minneapolis/st Paul have experienced Nyes at least once. The end of an era!

Thank Marilyn K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

the service is excellent, food- excellent, atmosphere- excellent- Absolutely the best. Its a shame that this wonderful place is seeing its last few weeks. It is an ICON in Nordeast Mpls. Takes you back to the 50's. (literally). You'll see. All the original fixtures including chairs are still there and in excellent shape. Get the polish soup- its to dye... More 

Thank mottyz
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

bad bland food. perogies were fried. prime rib sandwich was gross. service was fine. it appears owners are holding out for place to be torn down and property redeveloped. bathrooms were dirty and gross. way over priced.

Thank Kevin W
Plainfield, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Visit this place before they close. We got to the bar around 11pm, and the piano area was still crowded. We elected to visit the other side and listen to the polka band. The whole decor of the place is oddly elegant, as you can imagine the place being the go to spot many years ago. It is your prototypical... More 

Thank eastfan9
Appleton, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

What a hoot! I felt like we were back in a 1950's nightclub. There was a large main room with a piano and bar, a raised section with plastic, metallic booths and... best of all, a polka room. The drinks were awful, but that just added to the ambience... which is really the only reason that someone would go there.

Thank EwellWells
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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177 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

We have been wanting to come here for years and finally decided to visit before it is gone forever. What a place. Very old school with padded booths, old style dim lighting and lots of noise. Our server was fantastic, everything we ordered or asked about came with a story. She was so much fun to listen to. Food was... More 

1 Thank Cheese4ever
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Nyes is a throwback, crowded with a friendly crowd, friendly bartenders and live music. I would come here more for entertainment value than food, quality drinks etc. it's about to close permanently so go soon just to experience it.

Thank brenna l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Polish, European, Soups, Czech
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414-1012
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-379-2021

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?