Wonderful creative chef who offers a diverse menu of delicious choices at very reasonable prices. Couple with that impeccable service from a wait staff who can not do enough......And you have yourself a new favorite!!!!! Only negative is the noise......they need to hang some fabric or something to absorb some of those loud, less than indoor voices bellowing from fellow diners.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice new spot
Read the NYT review and wanted to try it out for myself. Cute and small place, that's why you need a reservation in advance. Had clams casino which was excellent, tuna tataki which was very good and the sweet & sour short ribs, very tasty but a little fatty. My husband loved the short ribs. We also shared the Fettuccini Lobster Carbonara. Again very good, just make sure you like creamy. Had a minty tequila drink with ginger beer, don't recall the name but it was good and strong. Overall good experience and worth the value. Will be back to try other dishes.
4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food on North Shore!
This was our second trip to Heirloom Tavern and it was an A+ all around: food was superb, the service excellent, the experience top-notch. The only foible is the small size of the space and the closeness of tables. Sometimes it can get noisy. This place has the best food on the North Shore of LI!
4/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
everything was wonderful from
everything was wonderful from the waitress to the dessert. I've already recommended this place to a friend.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
North Shore Gem
Heirloom Tavern opened in Glen Head as the sister restaurant to Locust Valley's Brass Rail. The food and atmosphere are outstanding.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best meal we have had in a long time and this us coming from very picky people. The only negatives were the noise level which I do not believe they can help. But, they can help with the annoying bus girl who spent the meal reaching across the table to refill water glasses - she needs training. Otherwise, the food was terrific and the waiter excellent. We will be back often.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food but very nlisy
Great food selections, quality same as The Brass Rail but, the noise level was so loud that the experience was diminished.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is a keeper!
The blacked mahi was seasoned perfectly and served with garlicky sauteed spinach and grilled asparagus. It was as tasty as it was healthy. The beet salad was delicious.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a nice lunch with my sister. Not crowded at 12:30 on weekday...a few more patrons by the time we were done. Menu for lunch same as dinner; I was disappointed that the veal short ribs were still being prepped. I guess I will come back for dinner and find out how this "must have" dish is. Duck egg roll and veal meatballs were great!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to their sister
We have been to their sister restaurant Brass Rail that we do enjoy so we thought we needed to give Heirloom Tavern a try. The menu here is similar to the Brass rail. Food was delicious, service great and love the ambiance although some might think the close quarters to be a bit claustrophobic we found it cozy and romantic. We will return.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Noise & service compromises food
Been their biggest fan since day one. Chef prepares amazing food. Noise has always been an issue though. Now service has gone downhill. Last 2 visits we have said, not coming back.... Too painful. Ex. Order a bottle of white wine.... Brought warm... so ask waiter, can we get it put on ice? He brings and lands a full ice bucket on table... & leaves us to figure it out. BUT... Then the great food finally arrives.... Not sure if its worth the service struggle & noise anymore though. .....
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
even better 2nd time
can't wait to go back and try new things! My husband and I shared the apps. Lobster taco - really tasty, the clams casino - my favorite! and the lobster ravioli - just ok. I had the blackened mahi mahi with broccoli rabe and mushroom risotto. The mahi mahi was excellent and the mushroom risotto was out of this world! My husband had the cheese steak sandwich with shoe fries and thoroughly enjoyed it! No room for dessert. Great experience, will definitely be back.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
3rd time and can't wait to go back!
Went with my family this time, total of 5 people and we all loved it! Had a reservation and seated promptly. Shared 2 clams casino, 2 lobster tacos, calamari and crisp mozzarella. All delicious!!! For dinner we shared the meatball hero, linguine with littlenecks & shrimp, and the fettuccini lobster carbonara. All were amazing. It was enough food for 4 women and 2 men and we left stuffed! The only thing I'd like to point out is that they make it seem refills are free, which they are not. They go for $4 a drink, so we spent $30 on just soda and iced tea which is ridiculous - watch out for that. Besides that, great experience.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our 2nd time there. The food here is fresh, creative and wonderful and not overly priced. The servers know the menu and always seem to recommend the "best thing I've ever had". We couldn't decide who's dish was better! That's how we like to eat! Will definitely be coming back!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Night Out
We had a great night out. ABC Martini was delicious. Really appreciated the grassfed meat options. The grassfed filet mignon was fantastic. We will definitely be back again.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Inventive and fresh
Best tuna burger ever. Great small plates. Lobster bisque outstanding
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was good. Lots of food
It was good. Lots of food - we were stuffed when we left. Couldn't even eat dessert....
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is great. Great variety
Food is great. Great variety and many portion choices. Only saw waiter to take our order and bring the check
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting Food Served Beautifully
Delicious and Attractively presented food served by very gracious wait staff. Quarters can be close and on this evening a loud gentleman from the bar was a bit annoying BUT the food more than makes up for that annoyance. This really goes to show that location is not everything!! Really worth the trip!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again great!
My husband and I love Heirloom. We go at the very least twice a month. Went on Sat and enjoyed everything. The food came out a bit quickly, but that's probably because we've learned what to order. We try new things each time and are never disappointed.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Heirloom Tavern is a special place. We had a party of six and all our meal choices were nicely presented and absolutely delicious. It is right across from the Glen Head railroad station so there is lots of parking. Make reservations early as it fills up fast for the weekend nights.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed this little
Thoroughly enjoyed this little gem!! Good service and very varied menu choices.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was great. We went with a group of 6 people on a Saturday night. We made reservations and were seated right away. I was impressed with all the unique menu items. The lobster taco was excellent. The guacamole with goat cheese was very creamy and delicious. Everyone at our table was impressed with their meals. We ended our night with the Banana bread pudding dessert... YUM! I also had a French coffee that was a dessert in itself! I would def reccomend this place and would venture back again.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Little Gem
Heirloom Tavern offers really good food at moderate prices. In addition, there is a wide variety of products both in terms of price and type of food. It is comfortable, and the staff is well versed in the menu, and understands what service means. I am particularly impressed with the creativity shown by the chef in combining complimentary flavors.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our second visit was super. They have worked out the kinks that I pointed out in my earlier review. Food still great, but the service and support functions now match the quality of the meal. By all means, go.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a treat!
My wife and I had a couple of bar plates, the clams casino and the duck spring roll which were both excellent . As our main dish I had the lobster carbonara which was a bit too creamy and rich for me but nonetheless tasty. My wife had the ahi tuna burger which she loved .
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten here a few times
We have eaten here a few times and the food has been consistently excellent each time. My husband and I have only ordered fish as an entree and each time it is extremely fresh and done perfectly. The service is very good with multiple waiters attending to you so if you need something they are very attentive and accommodating.
The table seating here is sort of "tight" so reservations are highly reccommended if you want to eat at "prime" dinner time.
9/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best meal I have had out in a LONG time. Love to go to try foodie places, and this meal was just excellent. While it is VERY loud, the service was awesome, and the food was delicious from the breadbasket to the dessert. Try a bunch of small plates to get a taste of everything. Even liked this menu better than at the sister restaurant in Locust Valley, The Brass Rail!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was fantastic, service on the money. Noise and commotion is off the charts though. Felt like we were having dinner in Grand Central Station.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice variety of Bar Plates
Nice variety of Bar Plates ; small plates; pastas and entrees.
9/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Hot spot in Glen Head is turbo!
Start off with an assortment of apps from the bar menu- highly recommend lobster taco and clams casino! Show stoppers. Salads are awsome, very different- i have tryed them and can't pick a favorite, but for salad lovers there is an awsome choice. Small plates are fun too.. Sandwiches are outragous, but entrees and daily specials demonstrate the ability of this cheff.. Here he twists some classics into a delicious. Skirt steak is crazy.. They do crazy things with fish like salmon and halibut. Presentation is awsome, dont miss the mushroom rissoto sides. Deserts are all made on premises. Love the white chocolate cheesecake!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food but too noisy
Food was delicious, portions are generous. Space is tight and noise level is very high. Its difficult to talk if you are with another couple as we were.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for my Dad's birthday
Came for my Dad's birthday and we all really enjoyed it. We ordered family style so we can all share. For appetizers we had the Caesar salad (nothing special, but good), the meatballs (they came out ice cold, so they re-heated them), and the crisp mozzarella (delish). I think they should have given us a new plate for the meatballs instead of re-heating, but it is what it is. For dinner we had a fish from the specials which was amazing, the Linguine with Littlenecks & Shrimp (solid) and the Black Angus Skirt Steak (really good, different flavor!). The sides are my favorite, risotto, mushrooms, shoestring fries - YUM! For dessert we had Beignets, they were just ok, I wouldn't get them again. Overall good experience.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food... Never disappoints.
Chef loves to create & innovate... & nails it every time. Neighborhood gem... Also worth traveling to!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Heirloom doesnot disappoint,
Heirloom doesnot disappoint, which is a lot to say for ANY restaurant! Our server could not have been nicer or friendlier and kept a great attitude even when my friend and I talked so much we forgot to make choices; once again, the creme brule was as good as it gets in ANY restaurant; they are a lovely Long Island restaurant! Gloria
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm and Welcoming
Heirloom Tavern is a favorite of ours - excellent food and choices that range from small plates and sandwiches to main entrees. The service is always great, with the staff friendly, attentive and accommodating. The only negative to Heirloom is that the long, narrow room, with bar in front, can be very noisy, especially on weekends or when there are large parties. We live close by and therefore prefer to dine there during the week. In summer, the garden in back is a delight - quiet and a great place for outdoor dining. We always enjoy Heirloom Tavern.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and Reasonable
Really enjoyed our meal here. They have small plates, salads, and with the entrees, you can choose 2 sides so customize.
The service was great and so was the food.
I had lettuce wraped spicy shrimp, a little sticky handfood wise, but really yummy, my friend had the salmon which was big enough to bring home for lunch.
The brussel sprouts side was really delicious, as well as the salad with manchego and very thin crispy pancetta.
Highly recommend. Need a reservation, I think
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
perfect except the volume
This was my third time at Heirloom Tavern and each time I walk out thinking of my next return, but hoping against hope that they'll have less people dining.
They should do something about the volume - lower architectural ceiling tiles - cushioned walls - floor rugs - anything.
We actually couldn't hear each other across the table.
Aside of that annoyance, our party of 4 loved the food and service.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a find!!! Everything
What a find!!! Everything was fabulous. From the decor, menu selection, food and service. We had a wonderful time and already made my next reservation.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
While the restaurant is small and getting a reservation can at times be difficult, this coziness allows the kitchen to turn out great food. Both the on the menu branzino and striped bass special were excellent, as was the fried chicken.. Sides are equally delicious. We will continue to return.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great once again
Great all around. It's our go to restaurant because we know we can count on it. Really really nice. 4th time there and not once disappointed.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this menu.
I could literally be happy with ANYTHING on this menu.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
nice selection of food; good specials; ample portions; fish is very fresh
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is our neighborhood gem ! The food and staff are wonderful . I even had my sons 5th grade graduation dinner there .perfect !
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Creative neighborhood gem
The food is comforting yet creative twists make the dining experience fun and satisfying.
Service is caring and food comes at a comfortable pace. The restaurant was welcoming to us even with a young baby, who was very well behaved, but they had no way of knowing that, so kudos to the management even on a jammed night during Restaurant week.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always good--greeat menu and
Always good--greeat menu and service--best when not crowded-weekdays--
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great early dinner for a group of six people. The waiter was especially helpful with both the choice of wine and explaining the menu. The food was delicious and we really Iiked that there is a choice of side dishes with most entrees. The menu has a great selection.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good for the north shore!
There are very few high quality places to eat on Long Island's North Shore, but we felt the food and service were quite good. While in Manhattan, there are equivalent places on nearly every block, there only a handful of places where it is worth going out to eat, rather than staying home and cooking it yourself. This was one of those places.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kudos to Bennet! Great host
Kudos to Bennet! Great host and helpful even though our friends were running late and the restaurant was clearly packed.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We visited on a Saturday night.
We visited on a Saturday night. I made the reservations on a Thursday so the only time slot they had left was 6:30. Book early. Very small establishment so we ate very close to another couple but the food was worth it. Great menu. My wife and I went with a tasting of the small plates.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM