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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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Relaxing atmosphere, not too loud, decent service."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The staff was nice. The salad and appetizer tasted good (we got the crab and shrimp chopped salad and then the crab cake.) The bread was very good. The duck was raw. I sent it back. The red snapper was overcooked. I have a hard time spending almost $30 for an entree when the skill level of the chef is questionable. Although they responded appropriately to my sending back the duck, I don't think I would chance this restaurant again."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Just had our first dinner at Heirloom after countless wonderful Sunday brunches, and it met our high expectations and then some. My only regret is that we didn't have time to try a dessert. They accomodated our 1 year old infant so pleasantly, and the food was exceptional. Favorites: the seared "foie gras" over apple, the quail over chestnut gnocchi and fava beans, the lobster/zucchini noodle appetizer. Arrive ready to explore a delicious menu. My one request would be to include just a couple more vegeterian options for those who do not eat meat of seafood."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Service was superb. We have eaten here a number of times and it is never disappointing."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Robert, Our server was fantastic! As was the hostest! They made the BEST reccommendations! I am a total foodie and went there with Jerry, My foodie friend who is gluten free and we just mentioned it and chef took care of us!! :-) It was, I think the best meal I ever had! We even got to have 2 desserts!! :-) The flourless chochate "cake" which was like the moistest part of a brownie! Heaven! and a Blackberry sorbet? Amazing!!! :-) Everything we had was top notch! :-) Perfection!!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The food was excellent--oyster stew flavourful with delicious oysters in a portion properly sized for a starter. The duck breast was perfectly cooked with tasty carrot coulis and raisin cabernet syrup just right, although the foie gras boudin was dry and tasteless. The crab and shrimp chop salad was superb--best dish we had. The savoy and pork cheek side we shared was excessively salty. All in all, it's good food for a local restaurant. Our server was overly talkative, suggesting his favorite dishes unasked, but eventually he figured out that we were there to talk, but not with him. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Thought we would try Heirloom after Valley Green was booked on Sunday and it was wonderful. The coffee is amazing, setting is beautiful, quiet and cool, the service and food was fantastic, interesting and prepared beautifully. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Once again we had a great meal at Heirloom. There were 3 fish selections, duck, chicken, beef and pork. Two of us had fish, bass and snapper, and both were cooked perfectly. The crab salad was also a big winner. All the food was prepared perfectly and our server couldn't have been better. I love having a high end BYOB in the suburbs. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "It was nice to finally get here after months of going by this little nook. The service was especially attentive and the food was good. Nice spot and off the Avenue which is nice."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Each time I visit I find something new, beautifully presented and delicious. Heirloom specializes in fresh foods braised in aromatically piquant sauces with veggies of the season. A true delight and always enjoyable. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "i've been there many times,and the food is consistently excellent. They use local suppliers when available which makes for fresh vegetables.The staff is courteous and service is generally quite good the noise level is better since ceiling tiles put in,but at times is moderately loud"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Heirloom is a gem. With only 50 seats, you have to plan ahead to get in, but Open Table had a 5:30 seating and we took it. 2nd time eating there (BYOB), and both times we've been really pleased. The presentation, the taste, the mood are all excellent. Try the pork chop or sea bass (with a beet-flavored rice), and you won't be disappointed. Excellent service, too. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Some of the food was delicious/surprising/well-executed, and it was all good. The service was good - one dish came late for two dinners so the rest waited - but intrusive and pretty rote. I was not convinced that the waitress or the maitre d' or the chef cared much about us as they came by our table. The whole artisanal cult is becoming too spoof-able. Aspirants need to develop a sense of humor and/or humility about the genre."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My mother brought me here after raving about her outstanding meal a few months ago, so my expectations were high. They were definitely met! From the ambience to the service to every food item I was blown away by the high quality. I ordered the Prince Edward mussels, which had a sauce so impressive I almost asked for more bread to finish it with, and the Berkshire Pork Chop, which was cooked perfectly and stayed that way even when I ate the leftover for lunch the next day. The whole restaurant and the staff was warm and inviting, and I cannot wait to dine here again!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014