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Heirloom Restaurant
Heirloom Restaurant
  • Address:
    Top of the Hill Plaza, 8705 Germantown Ave.
    Philadelphia, PA 19118
    Chestnut Hill
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $31 to $50

Heirloom Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.HeirloomDining.com
  • Phone: (215) 242-2700
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday: 5:00pm-11:00pm Saturday 4:00pm-11:00pm Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm Monday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Al Paris
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: Catering and private party options are available. Please send your inquiry to info@HeirloomDining.com for more information or call 215.242.2700.
  • Private Party Contact: Lauren
  • Special Events & Promotions: Catering and private party options are available. Please send your inquiry to info@HeirloomDining.com for more information or call 215.242.2700

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Accessible by SEPTA from the Chestnut Hill West and Chestnut Hill East Regional Rail Lines, or the Route 23 Bus.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: A parking lot is located directly behind the restaurant. It can be accessed from Bethlehem Pike.
A word from Heirloom Restaurant
Heirloom Restaurant, located at the Top of the Hill Plaza in the scenic Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia, specializes in Fine American Cookery. Seasonal, local ingredients are used in traditional recipes and preparations and creatively presented. Heirloom is a BYOB and welcomes you to bring your favorite bottle of wine to enjoy with your meal. Reservations are highly recommended. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "From server to food to atmosphere, everything top notch - we'll definitely return."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "I have been enjoying Heirloom's Brunch but this visit the service was slow and the chicken on the chicken and waffles was overcooked. Not sure if the restaurant was overwhelmed by a large birthday party down the middle but I was sharing the restaurant with a new guest and they were not as impressed as I have been."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Once again, the food was out of this world: fresh, perfectly prepared and delicious! We try to eat here at least once every season and we have never been disappointed!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We had a great all-around dinner experience at a very reasonable price. The foie gras appetizer was scrumptious, and the moon fish entree delectable and filling. The two desserts we tried - lemon panna cotta and flour-less chocolate cake, were terrific. The waiter was friendly and helpful, and both the manager and chef stopped by for a chat. Couldn't have asked for more."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Loved Everything! The Crab Shrimp Chop Salad, The Lobster Appetizer, the Snapper! The servicer, Michael! Ivette, our Hostess, and Chef Allen! The food was SO PERFECT! Knocked my friend's socks off!!! They were SO IMPRESSED! They said they felt like they were Royalty! The salad, he described as the best crab cake he has ever had!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I've been wanting to try this Chestnut Hill BYOB for a while. The menu is straightforward and a bit pricy. We found the appetizers and salads to be fresh, colorful and delicious. Entrees were less compelling both in description and in delivery. Service was just ok and a little clunky. Its a noisy place but conversation is possible."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "A surprise glorious interior with unusual wood tables outside if you care to be among the trees and lights. Food is unusual, not run of the mill. Nice for a surprise for a foodie. Noted for it's farm to table commitment."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Sitting outside was nice but resulted in mediocre service. Our waitperson seemed eager to please but was never around when needed. She could not describe the dishes, and the menu did not describe the dish I got accurately. I got the Braised heirloom pork with any style eggs/butter pastry/potato blanket/apricot fond. I was expecting something like a pot or shepherd's pie. I specifically asked the waitperson about the structure, and she just got flustered. The components were just separate on the plate. In addition, my scrambled eggs were dry, crumbly, and unseasoned (ie, tasteless). I had to go inside and request salt. The potato blanket was just home fries. My husband's sausage was coarse and also tasteless."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Someone needs to tell Al Paris what is going on at this place. Small portions, inconsistent portions and uneducated staff are ruining this place. AND, after we were comped our desserts, the server added 18% service charge to our check and he never told us. The menu says 6 or more, and he should tell us he added it. We alomst double tipped. This was their strike. I am out!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food was amazing. Everything was fresh and delicious. The atmosphere was comfortable and friendly. I am planning on going back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "A disappointing recent meal at Heirloom. We had problems with the food. The apps were good, but my husband's red snapper was raw; mine, while cooked adequately, was WAY overly salted. Inexcusable. The staff couldn't have been nicer, however, offering my husband another entree option and, when he deferred, did not charge him for his meal. The manager gave us a coupon to come back for free desserts on them. Also, despite carpets on the floor, noise deadening panels on the ceiling, fabric covered banquettes, the noise level was horrible. There were no tables available outside. One suggestion: change the windows so that they can be opened to reduce noise level. I would give them another chance, however as they were so accommodating."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Party of 4 - split the apps b/c they were too good to not order…catfish was great…as were scallops although entree portion was too small…rolls and cornbread are amazing! Love BYOB and the chef always makes an appearance which makes such an impact…this was my 2nd time here and I'll definitely return. I love the decor as well. I don't prefer outside seating as it's in a hallway but it was certainly crowded enough so apparently people like it."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Came on a quiet Sunday evening. Wonderful food and service. Never disappointed."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "It was our time to select a restaurant for Sunday brunch. My wife received an email from Open Table with a review of the Heirloom Restaurant. We decided to try it, and it is a BYOB. I had the crab cake eggs benedict. Normally, the restaurants use an English muffin as a base for the eggs and many muffins are "tough." I was pleasantly surprised that the Heirloom used their own in house baked bisque. It was delicious, soft and held the eggs without becoming soggy. I mentioned to the waiter that their eggs benedict was the best I had. The other couple with us thoroughly enjoyed their selections and said since it was their turn to select the next restaurant for brunch, they decided we would return to the Heirloom."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Unfortunately, the good food was completely offset by the noise level and behavior of the large group at the center table that dominates the restaurant. A Birthday dinner with several uncontrolled children ruined the evening. The kids were loud, knocked water glasses over, and threw napkins at one another without a single word coming from any of the adults at the other end of the table. Our waiter apologized, but it didn't stop the evening from being ruined. Your dining experience is totally at the mercy of the behavior at the large table."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We all enjoyed our first trip to Heirloom. Our teenagers were skeptical, but surprised and delighted by such unusual fare as Smoked Salmon Pastrami and Sugar and Spice Roast Duck. The breads were delicious and the service was very attentive."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I "happened" upon Heirloom on line and made a reservation for brunch last Sunday. This is my new favorite!! It is quiet and quaint and tucked away in Chestnut Hill. The food was AWESOME, the staff was on point and the total vibe was cozy and relaxed. It's the type of place that I could spend the entire day in (if they let me) lol. It FEELS like a very expensive location, but prices are quite good for the quantity and quality of the food and atmosphere. If you're looking for a new spot, give them a try. I'm confident that you won't be disappointed. I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had a lovely evening at Heirloom. The cauliflower steak was wonderful. The chopped salad was overpowered by flavor of the bacon, so my husband thought it was delicious, but I would have liked to taste more of the seafood and greens. Our friends raved about the crabcake and watermelon gazpacho. Dessert was divine. Our server was kind and attentive. I love this place."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Wonderful BYOB in Chestnut Hill that stays true to its farm to table label and serves a limited menu of well prepared and high quality ingredients at a very fair price. Everyone seems anxious to please, from the hostess at the front, to the servers and the chef who visited to chat after we were finished dinner. Definitely a place to come back to."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The first time we went to Heirloom shortly after it opened, my dinner was good but not up to the hype. Each of the several times we have been back, the meals kept getting better. Most recently the rolls were varied and outstanding; watermelon and cucumber gazpacho was equally as luscious, but I would have liked more than just the broth. Grilled snapper with dirty lobster and rice was excellent. I asked for the beurre blanc sauce on the side, but I did not need it because the dish had so much flavor. Chicken, crab cakes, and shrimp salad were very good. Shared sherbet medley was also quite good yet not enough to make us moan. The nicest touch of all was that head chef Germaine came during dinner to make sure everything was to our liking."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Very warm and welcoming staff, extraordinary food."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "regular entrees very good-vegetarian a little disappointing"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Trying different items for brunch each time I visit so far I have been delighted."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Three of us had an early dinner. We ordered five different items, the crab cake (shared), and the Salmon Pastrami as appetizers. For the main course it was the Catfish, the Snapper, and the Pork Loin. Every dish was absolute perfection. I can't say enough about the quality of the food and the presentation. On top of that, unlike many "gourmet" experiences, the portions were beyond generous. The finest dining I have had the pleasure to enjoy in a very long time."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We found this place via OpenTable and saw that reviews were positive across the board, so we decided to take my mother-in-law here for dinner. Heirloom is a hidden gem at the top of Chestnut Hill, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great meal. BYOB (with convenient access to a Wine & Spirts) with a phenomenal menu to choose from (we had last day of the Spring menu). Our server was outstanding, and was able to make recommendations on dinner and dessert that did not disappoint. We fully recommend Heirloom for any special occasion or night out, and will definitely be returning here again soon."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Although I had a confirmed (via Open Table) reservation, they didn't have a table set up for my group, but the food was exceptionally good. Shrimp and Grits really wonderful."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner at Heirloom and would recommend it to friends. We appreciated the vegetarian options, good food, and nice service. The restaurant was quiet, but we dined at 5pm on a holiday weekend. The parking lot behind the restaurant was convenient."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food and service was excellent. We hope to be back soon."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great and creative menu. Always consistent. Fantastic service. We love to come as often as possible"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Reservations recommended… the service always makes me feel like I am in high-end restaurant. Our 1 year old was asleep when we arrived, and the hostess kindly arranged some extra chairs to make a little 'bed' for her to rest on until she woke up. And that's only the beginning.. we had 5 in our party, everyone ordered something different and shared. Highly recommend the crab benedict which is beyond delicious, love their take on shrimp and grits with a kind of herbed tomato sauce woven in, and the banana/walnut waffle with bourbon syrup was SO yummy. Kind of small almond ricotta crepe.. but stellar food, coffee, service and ambiance."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "i am regular fan because of location, varteity of menu and local people to support"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have been to Heirloom four times now and every meal has been delicious. It has great atmosphere and the help is friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "After the reviews I read, I expected a much different dining experience. The restaurant was filled; service was very slow. The food was good, but nothing so special that I would be upset if I couldn't get a reservation. Since the mantra seems to be "fresh food from local sources" the menu is extremely limited. This would not be a place to take someone who is a picky eater and needs many choices from which to chose."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Like their selections, preparation and service. Relaxed atmosphere on a Sunday. Enjoyable place for cool brunch with friends or family. Take a sparkling wine to toast a special occasion before brunch, followed by the wine of your choice for imbibing with the meal itself. Stagger home happy. Escargots highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "A great place to take a foodie for their birthday! My friend, Miles, socks were knocked off by every single dish we had, gorgeous and tasted heavenly! Our server Robert, made sure everything was PERFECTION! Every dish was stunning even if we split it and we had many things! Chop salad, beet salad, cauliflower/veggie entree, and lobster special. Lemon dessert and pecan pie! All, were exquisite! So were our 3 lovely hostesses!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and I arrived about 10 minutes early and were seated promptly than had to wait a long time for service, finally got water with no ice on a warm night sitting inside. We never did get any ice! The food was good moderately priced."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Excellent Dinner! Plan to reserve another date for dinner very soon!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Exciting menu selections, attentive and efficient staff, and affordability make the Heirloom dining experience worth the commute from Baltimore!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We went to Heirloom for a Father's Day brunch. While the food was good, the service left something to be desired. It just never caught a good rhythm, and we found ourselves waiting...and waiting...and waiting. Maybe we just caught this place on a bad day. So much so, me and the hubby had to ask ourselves, "was the food really that good"...the answer "no". I hate to say it since Heirloom has all the makings for a great spot, but service killed this one for us - we won't be going back anytime soon."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "While the service and ambience are worth noting, we found flaws in almost every dish. A beet salad lacked salt, the salmon was over cooked and the so-called cauliflower steak was really a plate of roasted veggies with underseaoned cauliflower at the center. The crab cake was well executed. But the flour less chocolate cake was more like pudding, yet the flavors worked. We often find BYO's food centered, which is why we try them all. But Heirloom seems to focus more on the experience, which is disappointing to foodies like us."
    Dined on 6/14/2014