Heidi’s opening at 50th & Bryant

One of the most well known and respected Minneapolis cuisine couples, Stewart and Heidi Woodman, has done it again. This time, they are taking it down a notch — or up, depending on how you look at it.

The duo is opening Heidi’s, a restaurant serving modern French cuisine with a twist, this month.

“We want people to come however they are dressed and enjoy what we have to offer,” Heidi Woodman said.

The eatery will be located at 50th Street and Bryant Avenue in the space formerly occupied by Pane Vino Dolce. They have been in the space for about a month, cleaning up and assigning it a new look. Minneapolis culinary maestro Stewart Woodman will manage the kitchen while Heidi runs the floor. Neighborhood resident and friend Frank Thorpe will be running the front office.

The long-awaited eatery is sure to please its guests with its warm and cozy atmosphere. Open for dinner six nights a week, Tuesday through Sunday, Heidi’s will also include a Sunday brunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

As far as coming up for a name for the restaurant?

“It’s a compliment,” Heidi Woodman said of the restaurant being named after her. “There’s no story, really. It just so happened to come to be the name.”