Heirloom Restaurant
Heirloom Restaurant

Heirloom Restaurant

  • 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.
  • Special Events: 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.
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Heirloom Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (86)neighborhood gem (85)special occasion (59)romantic (33)good for groups (32)great for outdoor dining (28)great for brunch (27)hot spot (12)great for lunch (8)late-night find (8)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Outstanding
    Showtime
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My wife had the veal special and it was outstanding. I had the sirloin and it was to die for The waitress Mazzie was outstanding If you are looking for a great meal I would definitely try this restaurant
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good experience
    Calvinball
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My wife and I went here for a night out. The food was excellent, as was the service. There was an issue with one of our entrees, and it took perhaps 10 minutes longer to come out than the service staff would've liked. We politely declined the proffered salads or appetizers on the house, partially because we didn't want a full 3 courses, but also because we just didn't feel that it was necessary. Well, they wouldn't let us get away with that and later gave us our desserts free of charge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our group loved Heirloom
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Everyone had a great time and we would definitely recommend Heirloom for creative entrees and helpful staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent American Cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Heirloom's seasonal menus offer creative takes on uniquely American foods, from phenomenal duck dishes to American redfish, from rabbit to pumpkin to candied bacon to traditional roast chicken. It all works beautifully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fall menu
    TravelingFoodie
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Heirloom continues to be a great celebratory spot. Each season brings a new menu with innovative local dishes. The crab chop salad continues to be a great staple starter. Seafood fall options are surprisingly robust and the sauces are incredible. I had the venison special which hopefully is here to stay. Heirloom is a great add to Chestnut Hill
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exceptional food, excellent service
    GloriaVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    An amazing addition to the restaurant scene in Chestnut Hill. No true foodie should miss out on this gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible!
    ShellBell
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I LOVED everything about Heirloom. The menu is innovative and fun. It's a seasonal farm-to-table restaurant and the flavors and pairings they highlight with each dish are out of this world. It was warm and cozy, yet tight with tables. I would think it's better to dine as a group of 3 or more because those tables tend to have a little more space. If not, there are one or two two-person tables that are more private than the others and I strongly suggest requesting one of those when making a reservation. The service was fantastic, the ambiance was perfect. I cannot wait to return. My husband and I were celebrating our pregnancy and I couldn't have chosen a better place to do that. I extend my highest complements to the chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What's not to like?
    labanwannabeeVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We enjoyed every morsel. Ordered 5 appetizers for 4 people(too hard to decide), the entrees were phenomenol, not our first dinner here and certainly won't be our last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sally
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I've eaten here three times. Each time the food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    Strawberry
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Lovely decorations. A little pricey, good food, good codices for a lovely birthday celebration
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but expensive
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I think of a BYOB more reasonably priced. Of course you're not buying alcohol. And 2 of us ate a salad and an appetizer. That being said the food was very good. I had the chopped crab salad and the scallops appetizer. Both were delicious. There were 2 scallops in the order. This would be ok but again pricey. The other dinners ordered were the duck and the lamb shank and the oyster app. All was good. When the waitress asked if we would like dessert, she told us what they have but didn't mention prices. we opted for 2 pieces of pecan pie with vanilla ice cream. We didn't know they were $9 each. Probably would have shared 1 piece which would have been enough. All in all I would recommend it; the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent
    Sams1stUncleVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was our second visit and we have found the food, its inventive preparation and the service to be excellent on both times. As a BYOB it offers a exceptional reasonably priced dining opportunity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • October 24 Visit
    VisitorFromMKE
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We have been to Heirloom more than half a dozen times, and the food and atmosphere are always delightful. I am a vegetarian and there is always one entree selection I can eat, and it is NEVER a throw away as it is at many places. There was one glitch this time, as our entrees were very very slow to arrive and we had to prompt the servers as to the issue. We were comped dessert for our trouble. The menu changes quarterly, and we are eagerly awaiting the next incarnation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent, always!!
    NewZagats2VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Love the people here and the chef and his style!! They have new things and they are always GREAT!!!…Usually the service is PERFECTION… but there was someone new and she didn't know to treat us like royalty, like everyone ELSE who works there… they usually make you feel SO welcome, so amazing, that you can't wait to come back. She was new… she paid more attention to the back kitchen instead of tending to our needs and we were the last ones in there!!! … Our favorite waitress spotted us and took care of our needs and reminded us why we LOVE her!! We'll still be back, but we HOPE we get everyone else, but that new girl who wasn't too attentive… Amazing Service with Amazing FOOD, is why we return often!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    the service was terrific. the food was delicious. the menu was interesting/eclectic. although I wasn't crazy about the 3 appetizer choices. The restaurant came highly recommended, and did not disappoint. I will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place
    Trudbunn
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We have been to Heirloom several times and have really enjoyed the and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Barb
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The food was great but the staff was even better!..Had trouble getting the time we wanted of opentable but when I talked to the the Resturant directly they were able to help us....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • promising
    Tania
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    this little spot with a local in season menu has such great promise. unfortunately my friend found his chicken tough and my beet salad was a good effort. They are worth supporting
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  • Terrific Restuarant
    MarcHVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Went there for my wife's birthday and had a splendid evening.Service was outstanding,and enthusiastic. The Menu is most interesting and certainly for "foodies". It is expensive but certainly worth every penny.As it is a BYOB the expense is held in check. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • consistently great
    ifischer
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    An outstanding restaurant using local produce and serving the food with care and attention. I not only take my wife and family to this restaurant but also bring out of town guests that come to our university to give talks. The consistent quality of the food and service are rare in the restaurant business and the intimate feeling is reinforced by a manager who goes around to make sure all is well and engage in foodies talk. They even remember my favorite table. To top it all it is a BYBO with a wine store next door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't make a reservation after 7:30
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Very disappointing that after we got set on our entrees that we learned that kitchen "ran out" of the food we ordered. If you can't keep all of the entrees on the menu stocked, then you shouldn't take late reservations. What we did order was "ok" - overall, pretty bland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • trying too hard
    callmasicmVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    attractive place for a storefront restaurant and our waiter was quite good. now for the not so good- a lone quail egg on the salad plate that looked lost, flavorless beets and arugula. if you're trying to exude gourmet get rid of the sirloin; not a good cut of meat and not worth the price of admission. redfish could have been good but way too much breading. scallops were near perfect but , unfortunately, man does not live by scallops alone!
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  • Fresh and elegant preparations
    eduardo7VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    ... with two really big pluses: it's BYOB... and there's a pretty good wine shop right next door. Noise level rose as the room filled during an early dinner... but it allowed conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Little strange but good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I went to dinner with my husband. When we were seated they wanted us to sit next to each other in a booth and the whole restaurant was open. They did not want to move a chair over. They also wanted to seat us right on top of the only couple that was there?! We refused and they sat us across from each other. My husband's sirloin was overcooked. My redfish was very good and I am gluten free and they were very accommodating. My chopped salad was amazing and the deserts were delicious. We don't think we would go again due to the service.
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  • Always Outstanding!
    NewZagats2VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Chef must be in the LOVE! The new MENU for Fall is just fabulous!! The Redfish! To die for ! Mushroom Gnocchi!!! Phenomenal! and the GIANT Scallops!! Knocked my friends socks off!! Choose Heirloom! We LOVE IT!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • crobVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We brought out of town guests and they were wowed! They loved the space and raved about the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovely birthday dinner
    ahphilaVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    My daughter and I came here for her 22nd birthday. She loved everything about the place - the decor, the menu, the food. The shrimp chopped salad was amazing! The Fairytale Pumpkin Risotto should be on a magazine cover - it's as pretty as it is delicious. Per my request when I made the reservation, they delivered her dessert with a candle in it, and then comped us the dessert since it was her birthday. I love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • AnneVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I love this place. Awesome, Quiet and overall great quality!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing--again.
    frenchVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This was our third and last try for this neighborhood restaurant. We don't see what all the fuss is about--why are the ratings relatively high?? (The place was virtually empty when we were there.) The food was okay but not consistent, good enough but not overall and not great . . . most certainly not for the prices.
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  • Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We truly enjoyed our dining experience! Delicious food, beautiful presentation of food, attentive service and lovely room. The chopped salad with crabmeat was incredible. The lamb shank and duck entrees were cooked to perfection . And save room for dessert because the donut stuffed with apples was an OMG experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • strange1current
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Didn't appreciate the 18% gratuity added on. I was going to tip 20%, incidentally. Felt the waitstaff was being preemptive because our meal was over two hours late.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Willy
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I have been to Heirloom before this visit and was a bit disappointed in my meal this time. The entree was not hot and the appetizer lacked flavor. Our server was outstanding and explained all the meals carefully. It could be that the Fall Festival caused a bit of a downturn in our meals. We will visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood diners
    motherdaughter
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Everything I ordered was excellent! My husband had the rabbit, which he thought was a bit too salty, and not as tasty as my duck breast. For dessert, we ordered the doughnut, which was a delicious fall creation. I had eaten here once before a couple of years ago with my bookgroup during restaurant week, but the experience had not been as good. Glad I decided to try it again. We'll definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Unusual takes on fresh seasonal ingredients are this restaurants fortes. Cozy, homey ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    JulietVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We used to eat here frequently. Had not been in a while. Very disappointed. My husband ordered the steak which was tough and gristle-y. Could not chew it. I had the rabbit...very dry. Kale on everything. Actually, we ordered a side dish of Kale with bacon. They forgot the bacon. Then brought it out in the middle of the meal. Place was also kind of empty and depressing. Will not go back.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This was our first visit to Heirloom. We sat outside. The chairs didn't provide enough back support, and the cushions were in need of a good cleaning. We should have sat in the restaurant, which was beautiful, and had a different seating arrangement (individual tables) vs. (community tables) as pictured on the restaurant's website. While the food was good, the coffee was not hot. Brunch was a bit pricey side--$12 for an average tasting, lukewarm waffle and $5 for grapefruit brulee (1/2 of a grapefruit). However, the Heirloom Crabcake Benedict WAS worthy of $15. Not sure that we will return for brunch.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jay1651VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great local BYOB. Best food in Chestnut Hill. Everything fresh, mostly local and seasonal.
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  • Missed the mark
    diner564
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The service was excellent and our server, Sessin (?) was a delight. The ambiance was ok- but there were little gnats flying around (perhaps from the plants overhead) and the table was WAY too small for the two of us, our wine, bread and food. The food was ok, but not really special. The mushroom gnocchi was tasty but mushy. I will say that the vegetables/salad SURROUNDING the gnocchi was delicious with a wonderful texture. We also ordered the roasted beet salad which was bland and uninteresting. We split an order of scallops with a carrot puree, I believe. The scallops were beautiful (all the dishes looked beautiful) but were undercooked. They have the right idea there, just need some work on the execution of the dishes.
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    special occasion
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  • End of Summer Menu?
    lunchgirlVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We were disappointed in our dinner Tuesday evening. My husband started with the crabcake appetizer and there was more filler than crab - looked like canned crab and there wasn't a lump of crab in the whole crabcake. I ordered foie gras, which was overcooked to the point where I needed to chew it! The staff was excellent and offered me another piece, which I declined since I had eaten it anyway and more would have been too much. My main was the flat iron steak which was, although flavorful, also cooked to more than the medium-rare I had requested. My husband's lamb loin looked as it if had been microwaved just before serving, with that strange look that you get when you slice meat thin, and someone asks that it be cooked a little more.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chestnut Hill Gem
    lawthomas
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food and service were wonderful and beyond compare. Even though the restaurant is BYOL, they provide set-ups and a state liquor is just a couple of doors away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet