Heirloom - New Haven

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
A Farm Coastal Restaurant located inside the Study at Yale Hotel on Chapel Street at the heart of Yale University Campus in New Haven, CT. Our friends, farmers & growers in Connecticut, New England & beyond supply us with heritage ingredients showcasing the farm & coastal bounty, integral to American Heirloom Cooking. Our wine collection includes wines from Italy, Spain, France, Australia, Germany, South Africa and the United States. Our wine choices are eclectic and distinctive with a focus on value and boutique labels as well as Sustainable, Organic and Bio dynamic selections. Inviting warmth and hospitality, local-heartfelt fare; eclectic wines and cocktails and a commitment to honest service and value are paramount to the Heirloom experience.
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4.5
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4.5
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G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome food. Truly enjoyed the GF Quinoa. All of the diners at my table enjoyed their meals

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and delightful server!

AB
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

As a table of 4 arriving at 5:30 pm, we expected efficient, professional wait service. Even though we were among the first in the restaurant, it took our waiter 15 minutes to get us a drink and an hour to circle back to the table to take our dinner order. We finally received our food at 7 pm by which point we had observed several other tables (much larger parties) receive their dinner orders. Having been a wait person myself, I know the difference between being slammed and inattentive, poor service. Even if the slow service was due to a back up in the kitchen, the waitress should have checked in with us to let us know that the kitchen was backed up (although not likely given we arrived for a 5:30 reservation). The food was ok - not as good as I would have expected for farm-to table. I had scallops which were way over-salted.

DB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We went New Years Eve and we had previously asked if menu would be the same...it was not...it was limited and the prices were higher. They changed recipe of grilled octopus app and not as good.
Scallop entry was just okay and they charged 30 for 4 scallops medium size.
Disappointing night...

SU
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Heirloom is my most favorite restaurant! The food, ambiance, servers, etc...a great package.

LA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We always loved this restaurant but tonight it was off...The service was very good as usual but our friends were very disappointed with the duck entree. It was very tough and was sent back for another dinner. The scallops were good but the spaghetti squash was over cooked. The halibut looked great and is still a signature dish. Desserts were excellent and finished the meal. We will be back but hopefully the kitchen will be back on track...

AC
New England
43 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Nicely prepared food comfortable ambiance and good service

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Waitress very helpful. She knew the menu.

BW
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took daughter for her 21st birthday brunch. Great atmosphere, friendly waiter, a memory she will cherish

T
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Group of five for a great dinner! Nice atmosphere and wonderful food. Unfortunately they started to close while we were there and they hurried us at the end.

LL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elegant casual dining at an affordable price. Our brunch was enjoyable and delicious.

YQ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Wait staff was fantastic, made sure we got to the theatre on time. Very helpful in suggesting options.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and atmosphere

PH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Sort of a long wait after we ordered...it really makes a difference if the wait staff check in with you as you're waiting, no one did

C
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food, all veggies were great, burger great too

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding within all aspects. Will most certainly return.

MF
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

We reserved at 3:00, showed up promptly and in our first encounter with our server, he actually looked at his watch and told us that the kitchen would be closing and we needed to get our orders in asap. He continued to rush us through our Thanksgiving meal and informed us at the end that he was sorry, but he had a celebration to get home to. Well, that was our family Thanksgiving celebration too. It was non-traditional this year and we were making the best of it. If you don't want people sitting down at a time, don't offer that time for reservations. Food was good, not fabulous. They forgot the cranberry sauce with our thanksgiving plates. This was anticipated as the highlight of our day and it turned into the opposite. We had more fun playing board games and sipping our coffees at Starbucks.

RA
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The very best turkey dinner. The turkey was very moist. Incredible meal.

f
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We went for the Thanksgiving dinner and it was fabulous. Food was excellent. Loved the cornbread stuffing. Turkey was moist and juicy and the portions were huge (so leftovers for sure). The service could have been more prompt. Our waitress was friendly and polite but not very attentive to the table. We had to wait a long time to get a drink and to get the food and the place was not crowded so don't understand that.
We would return again.

KH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food; competent prompt, and friendly service

R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

High-quality experience from beginning to end. Convenient valet parking available. Great vibe, wonderful food, buzz of family reunions, concerned service.

RB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience4

Thank you, Heirloom, for doing your utmost to ruin our anniversary... My husband and I were staying at The Study for our 28th anniversary and decided to have dinner downstairs at Heirloom. Big mistake. The evening started out promisingly, with decent martinis and a delicious chicken liver pâté. And then we waited for our main course. And waited. And waited. And waited. At least 30 minutes with no acknowledgement of the delay. After the waitress had finally come by to tell us it would be “a couple more minutes,” and many many many more minutes had passed after that, with other servers offering to check, we finally got our meal... with no apology. Our only offer of compensation was an espresso on the house, which we declined. At that point we only wanted to get out of there. And we will most certainly never be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have brought multiple groups of people here- and every time I do, people love it! They always leave so pleased and saying they will be back.

E
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious farm to table cuisine with imaginative touches. A spacious and relaxed dining environment with attentive service. Definitely recommended.

GA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and ambiance were incredible

DF
New England
67 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had delicious meals starting with smoked trout app and grilled squid. Caesar said was great. The salmon entree was excellent with mushrooms and a parsnip puree and tarragon spice. Only negative was our waiter mixed up our take home leftovers with the table next to us and so we had to toss them when we checked the next day.

KZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend Heirloom for brunch! We ordered the donuts to start, followed by the canadian bacon benedict and mexican toast for entrees. Atmosphere was warm and comfortable. Servers were attentive and meal was paced perfectly.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. We ordered based on suggestions made by the server, and it didn’t disappoint. I particularly appreciated the valet service with validated parking.

DC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Restaurant Week menu was limited (of course) but excellent. Standout was the pumpkin panda cotta. And the service, including the complimentary valet parking made for a stellar dining experience

Y
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Went with a group of friends for restaurant week and we were a bit disappointed - the soup was bland, the pasta was served cold. Probably will not go back

M
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stopped through town for a business lunch and this place was great. Good food, creative menu, good service, and great lighting in restaurant also easy for conversation -- not too loud or noisy. Highly recommend! Something for everyone.

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and freshness of ingredients was top notch. Creative and healthy menu options.

SJ
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

My friend and I met there for an early lunch on a slower day, despite it being NH Restaurant week. We both ordered Tuna Melt Sandwiches- she with a side of fries and me a side salad. Strangely, my sandwich and salad arrived along with her french fries but NO sandwich for her. Hmmmm? A bus boy delivered the food, and our waitress was not around. She finally checked in about half way through my sandwich and promised to ask in the kitchen, and acted like this wasn't a problem. About 15 minutes later, her sandwich arrived. No apologies, just an extra side salad, which my friend didn't really want t this point. I have to say, the sandwiches were huge, but not really a traditional grilled melt. The cheese was melted, but it was so thick it was really messy and the tuna was cold. I ate mine with a fork. The salad was drenched in a tart lemony vinaigrette dressing. I have dined there before and it was good but they were off their game this time. With so many great restaurants in NH, I don't know if I'd return.

JT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice room! Attentive staff. Good food. Very loud.

j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The brunch was delicious with more than ample portions. The only downside was that it took over an hour to be served on a busy Sunday afternoon. The noise level is on the high side which gives it a good vibe. I love going there

SB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Our wait person was a lovely girl, very helpful but we felt that the service was very slow. The restaurant was crowded but we noticed people that came after us were served and paid their bill alot faster. We will be back

R
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Heirloom offers unpretentious fine dining in an elegant setting. From arrival to departure we were treated warmly and efficiently. We had the Halibut and Rib Eye- both were delicious! This was our first time but won’t be our last!!!

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were excellent. We were happy to have a table in the side room as the main room was very noisy.

JR
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Saturday brunch menu is a perfect selection of dishes to suite a broad variety of tastes. All recognizable dishes that rise high above the ordinary with culinary expertise, quality ingredients and creativity. Great staff round out the ideal weekend brunch experience.

M
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding. One of the best salads I ever had.