Pre theater dinner was very
Pre theater dinner was very good. The wait staff paced the meal to allow time to get to the show.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Another great experience at
Another great experience at Heirloom...great food and service as usual.
The one slight drawback was that the duck breast was a bit tough.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
The local products used at
The local products used at Heirloom lead to consistently excellent dishes. This was my third time at the restaurant. Service varies--my first visit had excellent service, my second visit had service that was poor, and this time, the waitstaff was nice, but they left a big glob of cheese from the appetizer on the table in front of my plate all night. Great wine list, great atmosphere. Try it once and decide for yourself.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our experience,
We enjoyed our experience, including the food, very much.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not just great "hotel" dining....
The white clam risotto was inspired. My mouth is still drooling. The brussels sprouts with pancetta and a "secret sauce" was just the best veggie ever. Our waitress, Bernadette, was just a gem. She brightened up the entire evening. After dinner, we perused the artwork provided by the Yale School of Art and relaxed in the overstuffed chairs in the hotel lobby. Everyone was welcoming and professional Definitely my favorite new restaurant
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of the best in New Haven
One of the best in New Haven - always an interesting menu based on locally grown organic products.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
outstanding menu selection
outstanding menu selection and drinks, uses local growers for fresh ingredients
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Heirloom - Gem of a Find!
Stayed at The Study for New Year's and had a drink at the Heirloom bar (Heirloom is attached to The Study) and the friendly bar tender showed us the menu. We decided it might be worth a try on a later visit and it was - great food, great staff and great location. This seems very big with locals not just the Study's patrons.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Professional & polished
I continue to have my business lunches here. The place is great for this - very professional and polished..
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
It is a lovely spot in a very
It is a lovely spot in a very nice hotel. I was there the night before and was disappointed in the bar service but was pleasantly surprised with our dinner service.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for a girls night
We went for a girls night out, my aunt, a cousin and myself. We were not sure what to expect but it was wonderful! I am looking forward to going back. It is pricy but since everything is local that makes sense.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food. Portions a little
Good food. Portions a little small. Nice ambiance. Nice farm to table feel. The water bottles and strawberry baskets for bread was unique and added a nice touch!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loud but fun. nice lighting.
Loud but fun. nice lighting. Food is uniquely local. Some dishes too heavy on the salt. Great service. Just the right amount of attentive and left alone.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place for lunch or dinner
We enjoyed lunch here before seeing a play at the Yale Repertory Theatre. Attentive service, nice menu with healthy choices and quiet restaurant made for a great lunch.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
a favorite anytime
Love the pimento dip. Love the cookie platter. Love the fritters. Woulnld love more beef options. I need my iron.
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, as expected.
The food was great, as expected. We did wait a bit before being welcomed and seated despite our reservation. But overall, service was polite, engaging, and appropriate. Our server had a great personality and took every opportunity to ensure our satisfaction. In short, we'll be back.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I Would Return To Eat Again. Food Was Good And Service Was Excellent.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a ladies luncheon
Restaurant is light and airy. The food is delicious and unfussy. The chicken and arugula salad dish was incredibly flavorful. The wine list even by the glass is extensive enough not to feel you're drinking just house wine. Perfect for a late morning brunch or pre-matinee or early afternoon activity lunch. Service isles sang and efficient. No one tried to rush to free up the table.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our brunch, food
We enjoyed our brunch, food was good, service a little slow, and noise level bad. We would definitely come again. You need some sound deadining tactics-e.g. carpet, ceiling tiles, etc.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome whole experience
My husband and I finally got a night out from our 1 1/2 year old and our expectations were not let down. We arrived early and were seated right away. Although we were sitting in close quarters with the people next to us it still felt private enough and we could actually hear each other from across the table!!
Our server was very friendly and knowledgable of the menu with great suggestions.
We tried several different things from the menu and everything was fresh and perfectly prepared! The Branzino was filleted for me and the skin was perfectly crisp to eat.
It was a whole great experience with good cocktails, food, dessert and service. We'll definitely be back!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We met friends in New haven for brunch. Everyone loved the place and the food. Would recommend it to anyone
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely place for a special treat. The fresh ingredients and extremely attentive service are notable. Some neighbors were noisy but that did not spoil a birthday lunch!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Dining Experience!
A friend had recommended this place to me and I had a wonderful dining experience! The service, food and atmosphere was steller. I would definately endorse this resturant for New Naven dining.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Addition to NH dining scene
We left Heirloom with a really good impression. The 1/2 ploughman's platter had a good assortment of really interesting cured meats, a different flavor profile than one might be used to, the cheese was all mild (good for me) and very tasty. The roast octopus was to-die-for. It was triple cooked to a very tender state, not mushy as some had reviewed. We ordered the scallops on caramelized spaghetti squash and the sea bass on zucchini ribbons in a lighter cool buttermilk corn cream sauce with a hint of acid that gave it an edge. The fish was cooked perfectly, with a thin seared crust on top. If anything, it could have had a hint more seasoning to it but that could have ruined the fine sauce. Lighting could be a bit brighter.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated our anniversary at Heirloom and, once again, they didn't fail to disappoint.
As soon as we were seated we were brought complimentary glasses of champagne to enjoy while we previewed the menu.
The drinks were delicious, and the food was as amazing as always.
- Falafel (light and delicious)
- Warm ricotta (creamy and warm with white truffle oil)
- Corn gnocchi (light and refreshing, perfect for summer)
- Scallops (big, meaty scallops with a tangy sauce)
I was a little disappointed that my favorite dessert at Heirloom - the pot de creme – wasn't on the menu. But we found things to indulge in:
- warm cookies
- salted caramel gelatto
It was a perfect evening. Our server was great and attentive
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the second time I have eaten here and it's great. The Caprese is stellar. From steak to gnocchi to pasta, our whole dining party was pleased.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is good but still needs work
First, the space was beautiful but could have used a bit more light - it was unnecessarily dark. In terms of the food, the dessert was the best followed by the mains. We had two sides that were pretty awful, surprisingly so. They did not match the type of cuisine being offered (the food overall had an American feel but the starters were Asian inspired and it didn't work well).
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Keep Coming Back
We can't stop returning to Heirloom. Although the menu is not large, we have managed, over many visits, to experience new dishes each time we come. And each and every one is a "winner". Lunch is wonderful, the atmosphere is relaxed and the food is first rate. We came with guests from Italy so they could experience local New England food. They were so thrilled they asked to return the next day! We all ended up ordering the burger, which was a non-fussy burger, made to perfection...a great way to show off our American favorite. The drinks are inventive and the wine list has plenty of reasonable, yet amazing wines. ...And deserts, you could die for! The staff is attentive, professional, yet fun. Comfortable, modern ambience.
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Truly a spectacular dinner. Waiters were extremely attentive, knowledgeable about every dish, and timed the dishes perfectly. Octopus starter was the best I've ever had. So tender. Scallop dinner was also great! Almost tasted like steak!
Great restaurant right near the Green, using local ingredients, and a friendly atmosphere. Couldn't have asked for anything better.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really Delicious Fresh Food
It was my second time eating here. Food was really fresh and delicious. Our waiter was especially nice in a genuine way and a wonderful server. The only negative was that I ordered an appetizer that came with toasted bread and the bread was really burnt so I had to ask for more--which they brought me immediately. I was just surprised they sent the toast the way it was. Anyway, it didn't spoil my lunch and I would go back anytime.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Heirloom experience was once again amazing. The food was fantastic. We started with the incredible warm ricotta. I had the chicken salad sandwich, while my wife had the chicken cutlet salad. We both ended the meal with the butterscotch pudding. The pudding is so good I want to get a spatula to clean the container. Service was a tiny bit slow, but it allowed us to enjoy each other's company and the food.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful & Unexpected "discovery"!
"Heirloom" was wonderful & unexpected - fresh ingredients, artfully & caringly presented...good service..
in a very relaxing and calming room. We came for lunch - a stop-over on our way from Boston to New York
City and decided to reserve Heirloom using Open-table - just on the basis of reviewing the menu on the i-phone...
and the food was even better than anticipated. If the other dishes at Heirloom match what we had for lunch (a flavorful chicken curry sandwich, the Heirloom Tomato Soup, Grilled Cheese and the Pea terrine) - kudos to the chef!
Last note: We also thoroughly enjoyed the chicken liver pate plate and delicious, fresh raw clams.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
great for special occasions
I have been to Heirloom twice, one lunch and one dinner, both special occasions. The food is fantastic, with a short but diverse menu, local ingredients, and expert cooking. I had an excellent NY strip steak, although others in the group had great seafood dishes. Wine was also fantastic. Little pricey, but definitely worth it.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We met friends here for brunch and afterwards walked to the Yale University Art Gallery. People only had to park once, so the location was very convenient. The restaurant was lovely and not packed. The server was well informed about items on the menu and answered our questions. He told us what were the most popular dishes, always useful information. Service was a bit slow, but since we wanted to talk leisurely, we didn't mind. We had a table by the window which gave us great sunlight, but at one point the sun got too warm and we had trouble closing the blind. The food was delicious, fresh, beautifully prepared. We had frittata, BLT, salad and soup. Frittata was light and fluffy. We recommend this place.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Farm fresh meets modern
Everything was outstanding. Scallops, risotto, gnocchi were sensational. Sides--heirloom fries, roasted broccoli, brussel sprouts scrumptious. Only regret was that we were too full for dessert.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Heirloom manages to deliver delicious meals every time. Innovative, there's something for everyone. Fresh farm to table ingredients.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is interesting and
The food is interesting and excellent with a changing seasonal menu. We have been to Heirloom several times and always
come away delighted with the food and the choices. It is pretty loud in the restaurant, which makes it a bit difficult for a conversation in a larger group and the TV over the bar is distracting. Sweet potato soup, salmon and especially the donuts for dessert were all terrific.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Heirloom has great food and
Heirloom has great food and great service. I'm a repeat patron and the executive chef even left a handwritten postcard on our table for a personal touch. And comped us dessert. Highlights from our meal include the baked ricottta (crispy on the outside, soft in the middle), oyster risotto, and burger — simple but succulent.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch in the Elm City
Food is innovative & compelling both in presentation & taste. Only problem is just a little too much
noise for easy conversation
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brussell sprouts to love!
Friendly, welcoming, and accommodating staff. The food was very good, creative and tasty. Waitress was knowledgeable about both the menu and food-wine in general. Everyone did their jobs well. An expensive restaurant like Heirloom should have highly skilled, professional waitstaff-very tough to come by outside of a major city like New York. Here they seemed to have been selected well and trained well to be effective and add to an enjoyable experience.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always very nice
This is my second year coming for Restaurant Week, and I'd definitely come again. The service is some of the best in New Haven. The portions are large, the food is seasonal, fresh, imaginative, and very filling. It's always just a very nice, reliable experience. The drink list is fantastic, as well.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second time here this month, and once again the food was excellent. Everything we had from the pumpkin and burrata appetizer, to the scallops were amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was slow. Despite
Service was slow. Despite a reservation, we had to wait almost an hour just to order an then had to ask the waiter for everything, from refilling our water to getting the check. The waiter was not proactive on his part - we were basically ignored once our orders were taken.
The best part was the gorgeous atmosphere and nice ambiance. The food was mostly good, although some choices were not quite as delicious as the others (for example the falafel).
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Thanksgiving day
The Heritage Turkey roast was exceptional, along with the a la carte items. The service staff was superb and even when the room got very busy, they never dropped their attention from our small table of 3. How fortunate for New Haven to have such a fine dining experience and a superb hotel.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Made reservations for 3 on Thanksgiving for brunch. This was our first time to Heirloom. The atmosphere was enjoyable. Despite a full restaurant, the noise level was quiet, and it was easy to visit. We were going to order off the menu, but all three decided to get the turkey dinner. The portions were generous, with both white and dark turkey on the plate. The entire meal was quite tasty, and the dressing was most delicious. The waiter was quite helpful selecting a wine from a nice wine list. All in all, a very enjoyable Thanksgiving meal.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful with much better service
After a few recent sub par visits, we had a new server this time who was fabulous. She was attentive, sensitive, and brought us our food in a timely matter. The food was great as usual, but given that it was a weekend brunch, their menu was still very heavy on general lunch options without as many "brunch" options, which I would encourage them to add.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Only - PROBLEM............
The only problem was with the parking. I hosted a Christmas party, and a majority of us received a parking tickets.
We had paid for our parking, through the time needed, and still received a ticket ?
THIS IS WRONG ~
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
All locally sourced, sustainable cuisine. Prepared perfectly. Huge portions! Will definitely go back for dinner.
12/14/2013 4:00:00 PM