Heirloom - New Haven
Heirloom - New Haven

Heirloom - New Haven

  • 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: 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
88 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (60)special occasion (34)neighborhood gem (34)good for groups (29)great for brunch (27)notable wine list (24)romantic (24)vibrant bar scene (21)great for lunch (20)hot spot (18)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Lori
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Portions were quite large. Would like to see sides much smaller and choice of small plates. Food excellent overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, every single time.
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The food here is great every single time. Kale salad and baked ricotta are especially delicious. Service is always slow. Come if you want to have a nice, long chat with someone over delicious food. ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent fresh food/
    StafVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food in this restaurant is excellent, but the noise level for a small group is too much, so i would recommend it for groups so that you bring your own noise with you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seriously top shelf, thoughtfully prepared food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Simply put, Heirloom is absolutely first rate. Servers are all very friendly yet well-informed and helpful. And the quality of the food, from the best of ingredients to thoughtful, expert, creative preparation makes dining there a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Farm to Table FABULOUS
    FabFoodie
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I am in love with Heirloom!! Simply fabulous dishes crafted with care and skill. I have not had one dish that wasn't simply decadent and I don't say that lightly! Farm to table is important to me and combine that with culinary artistry and you won't be disappointed. The sea scallops are to die for the cheese and charcuterie is Devine! The Bouillaibaise is ridiculous!! ENJOY ENJOY!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    thank you for doing restaurant week! Your food is so good. The sweet potato soup blew my mind and was just what I wanted on a cool Nov. night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • unpleasant experience
    Newhaven
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The dinner was okay, but the service was not that good. The behavior of server was very arrogant and I had a feeling that he has a racism. Also, he pretended he couldn't catch single word from our order (even clearly we pointed out what we want in the menu list while we were ordering), he served wrong dish without any apology. It was really unpleasant experience. I visited heirloom several times for weekend brunch but this experience made me not to want to go there any more.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • almost perfect
    rose
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Everything was excellent with exception of the wine, which was not paired very well with my meal. Some of the meal was close to being too salty. Overall a highly recommended place and I would go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I always forget this place.
    kronickwino
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Love Heirloom at The Study hotel. In fact, I always forget it's there. We enjoyed the upscale atmosphere - very posh - loved the food which was fresh and seasonal. The wine list fits the menu which is always a plus. I love that you have a great view of the street life from the bar and there is tons of comfy seating. Restaurant week menu was a delight and very well priced for the quality. Downsides I would put here are the lighting was VERY dark. I'm 34 and I almost couldn't read the menu! And the service was a bit lacking: i.e. we ordered white wine and no ice bucket. Servers were clearing dishes in the middle of enjoying our entrees, someone's knife was taken right in front of them. Water service was lacking. Otherwise, love the place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    Danielle
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in New Haven. The food is always amazing. I always make a point to eat here during restaurant week. It is also a place I like for special occasions or for brunch. I recommend this for anyone who enjoys food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful!
    rianaelyse
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We went for restaurant week and were quite surprised at the fantastic options for an affordable 3-course price. Loved it and will return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • creative menue
    JoyRR
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    interesting tasty food, served in a nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French toast is incredible!
    Notimpressed
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    And try the donuts. Service is slow though so be patient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Overall food was delicious. Read some previous reviews about problem wait times for service etc. We dined on Saturday night 2 people -found the hostess to be friendly seated quickly with reservation. Waiter friendly and quick to respond ...restaurant got very busy but service was very good. I also love that they had not only a great wine selection but a great wine selection by the glass which is unusual. Will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Geat Time Had By ALL
    ElmCityFoodie
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We had a wonderful time; Maria, our waitress was friendly, helpful and exceptionally accommodating. The Ploughman's plate, Steak, Sea Bass and the bread are all delicious. Cannot wait to go back.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bed meal we've had at Heirloom
    CjKuehl
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Everything we had was wonderful! Our favorite, the smoked trout dip, never disappoints. Extra thank you to the chef for sending the warm ricotta to our table. We're already regulars - we'll certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • relaxed ebvironment
    gracie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    comfortable setting . we were with a group for lunch and lingered for 2 hours plus. good food and no pressure to leave.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite restaurant meal!
    LydiaA
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I'm a New Yorker with access to world-class restaurants, but I dearly love Heirloom, especially the fantastic branzino with romenesco sauce. It is the best dish ever! I also love the kale salad, burratta, warm herby ricotta, horseradish spread served with warm bread, and all the vegetables. My two sons swear by the hamburger. Our whole family loves Heirloom and we eat here every chance we get. New Haven has some very good restaurants, but we think Heirloom is the only great one. That being said, the service, while friendly, can be a tad slow, so be forewarned if you're aiming for the 8:00 curtain at the Rep. It can be noisy, but cheerful, by the bar, but you can ask for a seat towards the back if you prefer, where it's much quieter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 50 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 530 reviews are from the Heirloom - New Haven reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.