Heirloom - New Haven
Heirloom - New Haven

Heirloom - New Haven

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.heirloomnewhaven.com/
  • Phone: 2035033919x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 7am - 10am Everyday
    Lunch: Mon - Fri: 11am - 2pm
    Brunch: Sat & Sun: 11am - 2pm
    Dinner: 5:30pm - Close & Late Night (Friday & Saturday)
    Bar & Lounge Dining: All Day & Late Night
    In Room Dining: Beginning at 7am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Carey Savona
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Heirloom and The Study at Yale Hotel are available for private events, offsite catered events and catered pick-up with multiple spaces and venues to choose from. Private event inquiries please contact the Catering and Events Department at 203 503 3928 and for general Heirloom information call 203 503 3919.


  • Special Events: Several events throughout the year including Yale Commencement Celebration, Holiday Dining and Private Parties and New Haven Restaurant Weeks.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Chapel St and Park St
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free valet parking in our covered garage with validation
A word from Heirloom - New Haven
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Heirloom - New Haven reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (41)special occasion (25)good for groups (21)great for brunch (20)neighborhood gem (19)romantic (18)vibrant bar scene (16)notable wine list (15)hot spot (12)great for lunch (12)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Bford
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Food goals are ambitious but also pretentious. Unfortunately, quality is inconsistent. Service is slow when busy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    MarleyVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We have dined here several times. This time was a special occasion but it felt like a hotel restaurant fir the first time. The music was too loud, the service was impersonal ( but who could hear her anyway) and the food was good but not great.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Enjoy meeting friend here. Love the curried chicken salad the best!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MJ76
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food was tasty but not cooked well enough. It took at least 45 minutes to receive the food during lunch. If the timing improves, it would be a great restaurant!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday brunch
    UNHFoodie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I took my son here while visiting him at college. He is a foodie so I thought it would be perfect. A lot of different choices and we were not disappointed. The service was impeccable and the food tasted amazing. We started with the Hot Caramel Apple Doughnuts. They were delicious! I chose the Four Mile River Farm Beef Burger. My son had the Falafel Benedict. Both outstanding. We can't wait to go back during my next visit to New Haven.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    VinoVeritasZZVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The menu offered something for everyone in our group of six people but the service was slow, and wait times between courses seemed excessive for a not-so-busy night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • needs work
    IluvfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    great food (brunch) but HORRIBLE service-- slow and not attentive-- food was good enough that we'd go back, just not if we have something to attend afterwards
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely food and great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We went early on Sunday evening and 5 of us all had great food and very attentive service. The bread was memorable
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mich
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    A nice atmosphere with good coffe and some interesting dishes
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining
    DanTheMan
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I have gone to Heirloom about 5 times with my girlfriend and it has always been a hospitable dining experience. This place is great for special occasions. Plus, they have a nice bar if you just want a bottle of wine and a cheese plate. Ambiance is amazing; modern music and a good crowd. The wait staff couldn't be nicer. We've often received free appetizers or desserts when our first choice was not available or just because. I would highly recommend this incredible establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    GMad
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We had an amazing experience at Heirloom once again. The food is excellent. The service was the best we have ever had. Truly impressed with this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cef16
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I had a great experience at Heirloom - the service was excellent, as was the food. I felt it was a little expensive for what it was, though the portion sizes are large and the ingredients are high quality. It is also definitely vegetarian friendly - several meatless options in each category, so there is something for everyone. The warm ricotta is a must-try, and the gnocchi I had were delightful and quite filling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    suburbantransplant
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Our suburban book club recently had dinner here as a special urban night out. We had a great time! The kale salad was a highlight as were all the seafood entrees. The crudité presentation was novel and delicious as was the crusty bread with horseradish spread. Service was great. Only complaints were the acoustics are loud and on our particular night the AC wasn't working. Made for a warm night for the bunch of us. Lots of laughs. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good
    MarleyVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is a "hotel restaurant" but you wouldn't know it. We always enjoy dining here when visiting New Haven and staying at the Study.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great Heirloom experience
    JleiboVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We go to this restaurant 5-6 times a year and it is consistently excellent. The food options are always different, locally sourced and interesting. It is also nice to have the free valet parking when you are going out in a city. You never have to worry about finding a parking space.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    lidoandwinkie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wonderful egg white frittata. Amazing home made donuts.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Sarawelder
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    As we were seated I ordered a glass of wine . I ordered a half chicken dish. We did get bread and a very small amount of olive oil . No wine. After almost an hour I called the waiter over to see what was the problem... Others had been seated later and already had food. Re the chicken..."it takes a long time" Well, I would expect to be warned if anything was going to take an hour! When the chicken came, it looked like it had been pan fried...that could never take an hour! It was OK but I was so full of bread by then that I could not finish it. Nothing special about it.We were offered free desserts to make up for the wait. We accepted that but the dessert was too sweet with no nuance of flavor.The restaurant was cold, so dress accordingly.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trendy brunch
    Voila
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Looking for a reservation for brunch in New Haven, I did not find many options. Fortunately there is Heirloom. It is the type of place you would expect in NYC and a nice addition to New Haven. The ambiance was perfect for having a conversation with friends. Service was attentive and food was good. We were catching up with friends and did not feel rushed
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food is amazing, the wine list is quite unique and loaded with gems. Everything on the menu is intriguing. We started things off with a delicious roasted squid, then my better half had the risotto, I had the roasted chicken. Could have tried everything, as it was so appealing. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • terber
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Have been there 2 weeks in a row for dinner, the first week had a fabulous meal and great service, this past week the food was terrible and I ordered the same main course...hmmm. Our service, however was great. I don't like being rushed and have never felt rushed for any meal that I've had there. Have always been happy there except for this past meal. Brunch is fabulous! Also love the fact that their menu changes seasonally.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in the heart of New Haven
    Anudawn
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Heirloom restaurant is not to be missed if you are traveling to New Haven, CT. Steps away from Yale University with a menu to please all. I thoroughly enjoyed this return visit to Heirloom. Baked Clams, Kale Salad and the Bass special were all wonderful. I cannot wait for my next visit to New Haven. Stop by and you will see what I mean. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful farm to table cuisine
    wfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We went for brunch, and was so impressed with the quality and innovativeness of the cuisine. The service, however, could have been more attentive, but probably had too many tables. The servers were very sweet and tried to do their best. We highly recommend this wonderful restaurant, and look forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Beng
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We typically go to Heirloom for brunch, but decided on a whim to try it for dinner. It did not disappoint. Food was interesting and delicious; service was impeccable; and the atmosphere was lively yet relaxed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bring your woolies!
    GoodFoodlover
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    While food was terrific, it was uncomfortably COLD while wearing a sweater - waiter was up front to say that they had no control over temperature.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing food, terrible service
    Lydia73VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Even though the dining room is large and has several separate dining areas, the hostess seated my mother and I directly next to a table of 6-8 women who were drinking wine with lunch and who, at one point, sang camp songs together. Our waiter/waitress never arrived--we sat at our table listening to the drunk women sing--for 10+ minutes. We finally asked the waiter helping the drunk women if he was our waiter, he said no but he took our order and then helped us a few more times. If we had a waitstaff member assigned to us, s/he never helped us (maybe it was the woman who brought the check?). Thankfully, the food was amazing. Frankly, if the menu wasn't so good, we would have left while waiting for waiter and dealing with drunk women.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as usual
    SuzanneVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We have dined here on numerous occasions and have not been disappointed so we returned. It was another great meal and good service. We were disappointed not to see the duck fois gras meatballs that were featured on their web based menu but were told they change their menu so much since it is based largely on seasonal and local ingredients and the waitress apologized. In it's place we received a complimentary serving of some liver pate that was awesome...nice touch!! The maitre d' was quite helpful in answering questiosn regarding a wine selection as well. Too bad we were too full to look at the dessert menu or after dinner offerings!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant surprise
    CTFLSnobird
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I do a lot of business travel and generally do my best to avoid hotel restaurants. However, knowing that The Study has a nice wine bar, I had been eager to try the Heirloom. We all enjoyed the evening and the food. The restaurant itself is designed similarly to the boutique hotel and the menu which seemed too straight forward had good choices for both the carnivores and the vegivores. Good wine as expected.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not a good night for Heirloom
    WhyAlwaysDorotheaVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We've been to Heirloom dozens and dozens of times, in small groups and in large parties, and the food is always reliable there. Last Sunday night however it took a long time to get the food out of the kitchen. The place was not overcrowded. We had had substantial appetizers, so we weren't starving, but the delay was still irksome and unexplained -- we ordered nothing fancy or off-menu. It makes me wonder whether it was just an off-night in the kitchen, or whether they are understaffed in the summer or what. The food was good when it came, but we had waited too long for it to enjoy it as much as we would have, had it been brought out promptly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visit to New Haven
    MandM
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner here. Nice menu selection for anyone's taste. Beautifully Prepared and presented. Service was excellent and not rushed. Some of the reviews were to the contrary. I did not find that so. I also liked the blackboard list of vendors . I felt that great care was taken to provide fine ingredients .The one issue is that if you are allergic to peanuts tell them. Many dishes were either prepared with or garnished with them. I personally do not have an allergy to them, but it could definitely be problematic for someone who is unaware. There was a nut statement on the menu in small print however. Would absolutely return
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food, terrible service
    Marjie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I've eaten at Heirloom for years and each time struggled to return following truly exceptional food served equally exceptionally slowly. An intended short meal for two turned into a three hour affair, that we simply didn't enjoy by the end.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!!!
    LordHeezus
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Great Staff, Great Food and a Great Setting!!!! Well done all around and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uneven and disappointing
    MarjoVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    My husband and I stayed at The Study and, as the restaurant is conveniently located in the hotel, we had lunch and dinner there. Lunch was impressive. Good wine and delicious, fresh, innovative food. Service was friendly and attentive. We were quite pleased. Dinner was a different story, however. The restaurant was busy and noisy. Service was slow and inattentive. My husband ordered short ribs and I, the ricotta gnocchi. The ribs were delicious. But, I had to send the gnocchi back. They were hard as rocks--ice cold. Obviously not cooked, seemingly thrown on a plate, with a skimpy sauce. When I informed the waiter he didn't seem surprised and invited me to reorder. I chose the kale salad which was just ok. What a letdown!
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 518 reviews are from the Heirloom - New Haven reviews archive.
  • Good but could use improvement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We like the ambience except at dinner when it is too dim. If the restaurant if providing flashlights to the guests to read the menu why not raise the lighting level even a little? The food is pretty good for New Haven, but both the food and service could use much improvement: the food is often too salty and some dishes are served on wooden boards which are completely impractical for eating on (food falls off entirely). Other dishes are not served on functional dishes as well. The service can be extremely slow- very unpredictable. We have received a complimentary dish in the past to compensate for the service, but we prefer better service! Also, the waitstaff should wait until all diners have finished eating before taking away plates.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sooo Good!
    Morganza4
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had a wonderful meal and an outstanding server. Everyone in our party of four was extremely pleased with their meal which far exceeded our expectations. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GoodFoodlover
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Too noisy !! Server did not have answers to the list of hard liquors and took a long time to return with the names/choices
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A wonderful experience
    AustinVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We dined at Heirloom on Tuesday, 6/3, after traveling in from Austin, TX, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. The restaurant had a warm feel and our server was very friendly and attentive. The food was outstanding. The ingredients were fresh, and the presentations were beautiful. The chef provided us with several delicious sides to compliment our entrees, and a dessert trio that was awesome. We would definitely recommend Heirloom and hope to have an opportunity to dine here again in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BigTasty
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Very good to outstanding food. Wide variety for brunch. Service was slow and it seemed we were forgotten. We had a large party w/ children and waiter did not seem comfortable. Would give it another shot based on excellent banana foster french toast. Is it dessert or breakfast? Excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyond Disappointed
    Foodie234
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The service was probably the worst I've ever experienced. Someone asked if we wanted something to drink, we said yes and then it took forever to get it (it was just coffee!). Getting food wasn't any faster. The place was only about 10% full so I just don't understand that. Then, the food order was wrong. All in all, just a very disappointing experience. Won't be going back.
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  • Better in the past
    shelby67bigVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Made reservation for 7:30pm Sunday night but made to sit in bar when arrived. Service was not as good in bar as when we had been there previously. Less inclined to return.
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  • Unforgettable Brunch
    LAStamfordVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went there for Mother's day brunch, so the noise level was probably higher than usual.The food was consistently excellent, as was the service. The caramel apple doughnuts might have been the best I've ever tasted, and the truffled ricotta was heady. We did a great deal of tasting from each other's plates because everything was so delicious – the pastrami and eggs, the lobster mac & cheese, the hanger steak and eggs...even my 9-year-old's grilled cheese with smoked tomato soup was great. I'll be going back for dinner soon and will consider this a regular special occasion stop.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic