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Heirloom - New Haven
Heirloom - New Haven

Heirloom - New Haven Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.heirloomnewhaven.com
  • Phone: (203) 503-3919
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great Staff, Great Food and a Great Setting!!!! Well done all around and we will be back."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Too noisy !! Server did not have answers to the list of hard liquors and took a long time to return with the names/choices"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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."
    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. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Ordered a bottle of Champagne, the seafood tower, and the strip steak. Food and drinks were great, as usual. Atmosphere was nice and relaxing. Service was so-so. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Ordered the chopped salad with salmon on top. was a while in coming (more than 45 minutes after we arrived). Howecer salmon was delicious. Chopped salad a little too chopped and missing a few of the advertised ingredients."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food was fresh and wonderful, but not much choice for our vegan son. Service was slow. We waited quite a while to get a glass of wine and order. Quantity of the dishes was plentiful. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The Bouillabaisse (seafood stew) is divine. The warm pecan desert with the pretzel crust is delicious. All of the food is excellent. we have not been disappointed yet. The noise level is a bit loud. Our last waiter was terrible. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The service here is second to none. I'll admit the food is a bit pricy for New Haven but the chef has some great ideas and I for one enjoyed it."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Portion size is appropriate, sides are overpriced and underwhelming. Swordfish steak was a bit over cooked, whole Bass fish was too salty and too many herbs Too many herbs on just about everything Lamb Ragu was good great service, very pretty atmosphere"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I had my second meal at your restaurant on April 6th. It was, as it was the first time, outstanding. We had a great time and the service was spectacular. Rob is an excellent employee worthy of accolades. The food was great as well as the wine selection, and I couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate my birthday. I can't wait to come back, and thank you!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "A couple of friends recommended the restaurant to us. The night started out well with a server full of cheer and a vibrant atmosphere. I don't mind a certain level of chatter as a backdrop to table conversation but I had to strain to be heard just across the table. Annoying. The initially pleasant server disappeared for 15 minutes towards the end of the meal, that moment where everyone is like "we're done, let's pay and get outta here." Again, annoying and frustrating. The food was good contemporary cuisine, nothing special. Fina fare."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is a fantastic restaurant with a good drink menu - a good variety of beer, wine, and cocktails. The food is always amazing. The service is great as well. I have loved every meal I've had here. I always recommend this to friends looking for a great meal. The only downside is that it's a little pricey."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Went for restaurant week and the selection was very limited. I enjoyed the kale salad with cherries and my husband enjoyed the smoked tomato soup. Interesting menu. Pleasant ambiance."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Great place for brunch before matinee at Yale Repertory theater!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had never been to Heirloom before, so when restaurant week came around, we decided to explore. It was a success! The four of us split the restaurant week menu, and were pleased by the variety of dishes."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We've loved this restaurant on past visits, but the menu is devolving into weirdness and the kitchen seems to be trying too hard to be original. Instead of farm-to-table, it now feels like just farm. The new menu item -- risotto with grass, sticks, and hay, or what they called asparagus, peas, and favs beans -- just felt like the wrong kind of grazing. A sheep I am not. Also, horseradish in the butter served with rolls was an unwelcome surprise."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at Heirloom on Friday! The restaurant was busy and fun, and food was fantastic! The duck and fois gras meatballs were UNREAL! I have an allergy to soy, and find it hard to find restaurants that are comfortable with that, but Heirloom was because they are cooking high-quality food and know their ingredients. I had the steak and fries (cooked in peanut oil, rather than soy), and the steak was perfectly cooked with a delicious bearnaise crust (and I admit, I took home enough for a whole second meal!). Heirloom is pricey, but absolutely worth it, and my husband and I will head back as often as we can! Even if we don't have a lot of time, we will head there for a drink and some of those AMAZING fries!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Thought we had been to this restaurant years before but turns out we had not: would have remembered it if we had. Lovely setting. It was peaceful, almost serene tho the wait staff told us it gets noisy when crowded - we were there early pre-theater. Fine menu with excellent choices for everyone. Emphasis on fresh farm & sea to table which we prefer. Kale salad was gummy as was my fresh swordfish, a friend's bouillabaisse, my husband's steak frites and the another friend's branzino. Skipped desserts but next time for sure."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Loved the the cozy atmosphere, adjacent to the library-lobby of The Study Hotel. Enjoyed some large scallops on a bed of spaghetti squash and a reasonably priced, full bodied glass of Malbec. Quiet enough for a nice conversation, with a good wait staff. I stayed in the the hotel and my room was great. The hotel is just a 4 block walk from the Yale Hospital. I will definitely go back when I'm in New Haven again."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "traveling and stayed at the Study at Yale and Heirloom is "in" the hotel. Liked the ambiance and menu. local produce etc. well prepared and just different enough to make it interesting - not weird."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Overall we had a great time. Nice room, valet pkg. Interesting menu with some unusual options. From grilled octopus and baked ricotta for apps to bouillabaisse and hamburger entrees, it was only okay. Unfortunately, the hamburger ordered medium came out so rare and while the bouillabaisse broth was flavorful, the seafood wasn't. Even the plate iof warm cookies was only ok, lacking that home baked freshness. Would recommend but not terrific food."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "This is normally a hi point for dining in New Haven, with locally sourced ingredients and interesting food, but the breakfast is so ordinary, it left me cold. Good coffee, stale muffins and mediocre fruit. Meh. I expected better."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "had brunch with a friend who had not been to Heirloom before--she was very pleased and plans to bring her husband there pre-theater in a week or two. New Haven is overlooked by people from Hartford and Fairfield County. Heirloom's valet parking makes everything easy--even with the snow drifts."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Ate here on an outing to New Haven a few weeks ago. We ordered several small dishes rather than a main course and found them all to be outstanding. Standouts were the baked local ricotta and dressed wedge salad. The Ploughman's Plate was a great deal at $24. We could have eaten just that and been more than satisfied. I'll definitely go back if I'm in the New Haven area again, and may even make a special trip to eat here again. It's that good."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Have had the great fortune to stay enjoy this restaurant when in town and it never disappoints."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I had a nice Saturday evening with my boyfriend. I noticed at once that the music level was lower than the last time (we appreciated that). We took fish this time. Octopus was impressive. Food and service were excellent. We only have one remark: we shared a chocolate dessert topped with a coffee mousse. The mousse part was really palatable; the chocolate part was good but very heavy and butery! it was like the filling of the lindor truffles but as big as a glass of water. We didn't manage to finish it. If you don't mind my suggestion, I'd try to "dilute" it in some way (I don't know, maybe more mousse and less chocolate or by making it less compact). Anyway we'll definitely come back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was our first time going to Heirloom and we went for brunch. The food was creative and delicious and the staff was helpful and friendly!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had breakfast here 2x and dinner once over a weekend stay. The only thing we liked were our appetizers ( oysters) and our dessert, both shared items. They are trying to be inventive with things, adding little twists to recipes but it doesn't work, such as my risotto. Burnt toast at breakfast. Service is poor: long stretches between courses, no bread provided till we realized it was available ( at end of our meal), lukewarm coffee ( difficult to get refills). Plates either too big for small portions or too large for table. Very displeasing place."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had brunch here before a Yale Rep play. May be the best place for lunch/brunch in New Haven. Kale frittata was outstanding. Deviled egg with French bread perfectly seasoned. Smoked trout was good but very salty. A nice selection of wines by the glass. The only downside to the experience was the VERY slow service, so take that into consideration if you have somewhere else to be after your meal. On the flip side, when we realized that the waitress had brought the wrong smoked trout dish (there were two on the menu), she very willingly took back the enormous kale salad we had ordered but realized we would not be able to eat, and she took the salad off our bill."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Inarticulate, lack luster service ("and this... um... is blue cheese"----in New Haven---really you guys can't do better than this?). Lovely food, which can't be seen in the weird lighting. Low light is nice, but get pin spots, or something on the table so that diners can see all the effort put into the food."
    Dined on 2/8/2014