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Heirloom - New Haven
Heirloom - New Haven

Heirloom - New Haven Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.heirloomnewhaven.com
  • Email: Heirloom@studyhotels.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 Ariel Crohn 203 503 3928 and for general Heirloom information 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Had brunch here last Sunday because our daughter chose the place. Have to say- there are many better places in and around New Haven to have brunch. Food is overpriced and pretentious, and with three of us- two orders came out at the same time (one cold and needed to be sent back) and the third (pancakes) came later, and then without syrup. Really? You can't get three orders out at the same time? Service was awful, despite the fact that we had a reservation, so they were clearly expecting us. It's a snazzy place, but I'm not impressed by smoke and mirrors. Provide good food, full of taste, and good service, and you will win my vote."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "A friend of mine and I had dinner at Heirloom. We both had had the risotto, and the rice was hard--none of the creaminess associated with risotto. In addition, the TVs at the bar dominate the formal dining room."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "in everyway a better meal than anticipated, as a New Yorker in New Haven. Really good and interesting"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Very slow service. Been there before and it was much better. Food as always was good."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was delicious - especially the horseradish butter they give you with the bread! Great for a first date or your 100th date."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Third time back and once again the food was great and the service was good."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This is our second time dining at Heirloom. Once again, everything was just great! There are no flaws that I can find."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Food was a little slow to arrive at our table during Saturday brunch, but it was delicious! Kale frittata and bananas foster French toast are keepers."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Recommended to us by family, I had little idea what to expect. The menu is unique and everything we ordered was amazing. Each dish maintained distinct flavors. Portions were very nice. ( generous compared to some pretentious joints, but what I call right for the price ). I only wished i ate less dinner because- The desserts were AMAZING. I would never have picked the butterscotch pudding but our waiter recommended it. One bite and I thought I had died and gone to heaven. The ambience is very trendy but warm. I loved wandering the Study halls afterwards to check out the art show on display by Yale. Possibly a little loud for some but we loved it for a saturday night celebration. Great experience."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Everything here is delicious and original. Excellent farm-to-table sensibility. Best French fries in the world, and the "doughnuts" are to t be missed."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "The bouillabaisse and salmon dishes were excellent. The praline dessert was outstanding."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Our rsvp was for Xmas day at 2:00pm , but had to change to 1:00. Not aware of menu change between 1 & 2. Upon our arrival, we learned of brunch being served...much to our disappointment. It was a seemingly odd comb of choices, but we did find a few items to our liking. Service was slow. Husband was very unhappy with his falafel/ poached egg dish...falafels dry and tasteless. The other 3 meals were acceptable, but nothing special. Service was slow. Waiter never came back to check on us. Cold bread?! Wanted to read the wonderful selection of art books in the hotel lobby, but no time. They looked well worth the trip if you could sit there for a couple of hours and peruse them. Maybe next time...oh yea, there isn't going to be a next time."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "This is the third or fourth time we've been to Heirloom for meals: brunch, lunch and dinner. Each time the food was fresh, all the meats were perfectly cooked, dinners were plated well, service was extremely attentive and the atmosphere is lively, yet not excessively noisy. The bartenders are very knowledgeable and friendly; the wait staff and all staff are well-trained. I'm so glad New Haven has a street level restaurant of this quality and such a terrific hotel- The Study at Yale. The coffee is also superb- Illy from Italy when brewed right is perfect."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "I wanted to treat my family to a special holiday meal, and Heirloom surpassed my expectations. Warm, elegant decor elevated the restaurant to the appropriate 'special occasion' status, and the staff knows it. Our hostess was kind and accommodating, while our waitstaff made us feel very tended-to and important. Given the ambiance, I expected the menu to be much steeper than it was and was surprised and relieved at the bill. Everything was delicious, particularly the bouillabaisse, which was first-rate, with fresh, delicious crustaceans in a delicious saffron-seasoned broth, At least two can share this dish and be well-satisfied. They also offered very good choices to my very picky 11 year old."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Although there was more than enough waitstaff and servers present, service was extremely slow an at times requests were just ignored. Even thought food was great, they will e hurt until they can improve their service."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "I went for lunch on Christmas day and it was packed and they only had two waiters on duty so it took some time to get our food but once we got everything was great. I would go there again but not on a holiday."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "My parents and I had a nice meal here as it was one of the few places open on the Holiday. The portion size was very generous and the food was delicious. Both of my parents got the Turkey plate, which I don't remember all of the foodie adjustments to your typical Turkey dinner but they were both very pleased with it. The cocktails were quite tasty. The staff did a pretty good job of being attentive, despite the fact it appeared they were a bit overwhelmed in staff to customer ratio for the day. (Sounded like some one called out, wouldn't blame the restaurant considering who can get additional staff on Christmas Day.) The menu screams as a good place for Brunch to me, and I probably will return for just that at some point."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The food here is exceptional, and it's a joy to find this type of restaurant in New Haven--but the waiter we had was condescending, mean and neglectful. By the time we had had to ask the assistance of a another waiter, who was lovely, it was time for our bill, and the first waiter returned to swoop up a tip he, frankly, had done nothing to deserve. Why not get rid of an employee like that immediately? And why can't the restaurant replace the screens on the window that let the sunlight hit a guest's eyes over the lunch hour? Surely, the wizards at a restaurant that advertises its close association with Yale can figure out that people don't like to eat averting their eyes from the sun--or perhaps at The Study the operators don't care."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "You can't go wrong with this place. Great food, great service and a vibrant ambience!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013