We took an early table since its so tough to get one and brought our teenagers too. The menu is creative and balanced with seasonal offerings. The appetizers looked so good I opted for 3 in lieu of an entree. The chef visited our table which always gets high marks.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful, first-rate restaurant!
Can't say enough good things about this restaurant. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, with glowing wood tones and a pleasant view out to a green garden scene. The food is completely fantastic and innovative, incorporating seasonal local produce. Portions are generous and plates are beautifully presented. There is a calm, quiet ambience that permits conversation over the food without the hectic roar found in too many Center City eateries. Waitstaff are enthusiastic and painstaking.
We are already planning future dinners at Heirloom!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything is top notch! The reservation was confirmed by phone and we were warmly greeted on arrival. We brought a bottle of wine and there was no corkage charge. Our waiter was excellent -- he knew all the menu selections & had tasted them all. He was well spoken, well groomed and very personable. We shared a beautiful salad which was divided in the kitchen. Our entrees were excellent (cooked and seasoned perfectly) with lovely vegetable accompaniments. All this was capped with French pressed decaf and a yummy dessert. Our bill was reasonable, considering the quality of food and service. I've spent more for very mediocre meals. It was a perfectly wonderful finale to a day out. I will spread the word!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
New FAVORITE RESTAURANT, for sure!!
I love this local gem! :-) I love the owner and chef-- he just is this wonderful, down-to-earth, super talented person, who IS a DELIGHT! :-) Thank you for this great restaurant, close to home, that makes this location that much better in the World! :-) We love it there!! :-) ... we keep coming back, every chance we get! You keep changing the menu, seasonally, and that is EVEN MORE FUN!! :-)
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an excellent Waiter.
We had an excellent Waiter. He gave my husband the donut special desert for his birthday complimentary. So nice! Thank you.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
NEW FAVORITE RESTAURANT!!
QUICKLY, THIS PLACE HAS BECOME MY NEW FAVORITE!! :-) Everything here, is PERFECT!! :-) ... and a LOCAL GEM!!! :-)
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
WONDERFUL LOCAL SPOT! :-)
It has quickly become my favorite! :-) Chef really cares and his talent there and the joyful, high-quality feel really is superb! :-) We all LOVE it there!!! :-) Thank you for bringing JOY, every time !! :-)
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The neat outside seating and perfectly prepared local cuisine had us hooked, but when the chef came out and spoke of his approach to the craft and the books he has read...we fell in love with this place. Heirloom: perfect name, perfect food!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A rare dining spot for Philadelphia
The attention to all the elements of great and interesting food are attended to meticulously. There are very few places we have dined at in Philadelphia can match the creativity and quality that is a part of every dish we had. We were a party of three, who ordered different dishes, and we all had the same wonderful result. If you know your food, this is the place for you!
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service and Food
Wonderful Service and great food. Several people checked on our table to make sure we were happy. It was lovely.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent.
Service was beyond excellent.
Will return again and again!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first meal there lived
Our first meal there lived up to the hype. Can't single out any one dish the four of us had - it was all excellent.
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was nice to return to Heirloom
It was nice to return to Heirloom for a pre-theater brunch. A varied menu provided many wonderful choices for the four of us.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We will return!!
Great food! Fun night! Everything from appetizers to dessert was absolutely wonderful!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bah open table
I requested a 6:30 seating and open table told me to choose 5:30 or 7:30. We chose 5:30. At 6:30 more than half of the tables were available. Same at 7:00. why did open table deny me my requested time when the restaurant obviously could have taken us at that time?
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Getting better in C.Hill!
My husband and I spontaneously decided to try Heirloom to celebrate our anniversary. I'd heard good things from friends, and they were all true. The food was absolutely delicious. The biscuits and popovers were one of the best bread baskets I've ever had, and our entrees were excellent. The lobster chili app was very yummy. Ditto for the creme brulee. They were slow to bring our entrees, apparently (we hardly noticed). However, they apologized profusely and generously comped dessert. Couldn't have been more gracious! We will definitely go back, as we're especially eager to try their brunch!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will go back.. again
Our 5th trip to this restaurant. We have had a wonderful meal each time, along with friendly service. It is a no brainer, go enjoy the food and it is a byob.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place for a Special Day!
I have been to Heirloom for several special occasions, Birthdays and Anniversaries. Every time we make memories together, the food is amazing and the service is top notch.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites...
Hadn't tried brunch there yet, and it lived up to its reputation! Everything was delicious, the staff was friendly and relaxed, the food exceptional... the decor is great. It was a perfect spot to entertain our out of town guest. We will be back for sure.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
creative menu, great atmosphere, excellent service! Would like to see more vegetarian options. Small, concise menu manifests itself into excellent choices, pairings, and preparation rather than some things great and some mediocre. Overall, maahvelous!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful as always!
Heirloom is our go-to place on the Hill for creative cuisine with local ingredients - everything is always wonderfully prepared and presented, and service is attentive without being over-the-top.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Fall Harvest Dinner
Amazing Scallops, amazing Butternut Squash soup for me... And fabulous Wellington which is not meat, but stufffed pastry, filo dough with butternut squash and dates! Fabulous! ...plus it is always a treat to get to see Chef!
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a great date night here with the gf. Portions were a little larger than expected which is always a good thing when the food is so tasty. Meal standouts were the duck, and the atlantic char with lobster (we were full and still tried to eat more :)). Seasonal menu though so get it while its there.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Autum Menu
We first tried this restaurant in the summer and it was excellent. The new Fall menu was just started and we were not disappointed.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite New Place! :-)
This Restaurant is wonderful! :-) The chef loves his Restaurant and it really shows! :-) We can always count on this local gem!! :-) The food is Le Bec Fin quality, lovely and over-the-top, without the over-the-top prices! :-) Everything here is AMAZING! :-) ... There was a REAL butternut squash growing on the Heirloom sign that was lit at night, and it was the cutest thing I have ever seen! It was the real deal-- not a prop :-) Just like this Restaurant! Genuine! :-) LOVE IT! :-)
10/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Heirloom Top of the hill
The food presentation and taste was excellent, and the ambence was accommodating.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
date night success
selected this restaurant for date night and it was awesome. Food was delish! Portion-sizes were very filling and food was very flavorful. We will definitely go back again!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will definitly going again
Will definitly going again soon,this time for dinner!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
A group of us had a wonderful dinner. BYOB and the ambiance was wonderful. Just loved the Arctic Char on the fall menu but others at the table had duck and short rib of beef and thought the meal was excellent too. Scallop appetizer and salads were great too. Apple doughnut dessert was a gem to complete the meal.The menu is seasonal so we are looking forward to a return visit for another wonderful dinner. This was a great local find, but if not familiar with where the restaurant is, call and ask because it is in the back, not on Germantown Ave as you would think.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have to say my night at
I have to say my night at Heirloom was absolutely fabulous. From the second our server Evette came to the table it was nothing but good things. Her service was awesome and the food was to die for! Everything I tasted from the chopped salad to the arctic char with lobster was amazing. I would definitely recommend Heirloom to my friends.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the appetizers to desserts,
From the appetizers to desserts, it was a very good meal ! Service was excellent !
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really enjoyed everything about this restaurant; the friendly staff,intimate atmosphere and location and parking. I took my friend of 44 years out for her birthday, and because this was both of our first time visiting the restaurant I really did not know what to expect. I read the reviews and menu selections to make sure that there was a variety of foods we could select from that would satisfy everyone. The food was great! Everything about this restaurant invites me to return for "second helpings." Love the food, decor, and cheerful staff who were willing to make small but significant changes to my entree. This is a BYOB, so make sure you bring your favorite wine to compliment your meal.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A small gem
This was our first dinner at Heirloom, although we have had brunch there twice. The menu has offerings from fish to fowl and meats. The appetizers and entrees have an American flair. You might find an elegant chicken pot pie, for example, or black figs paired with country ham. We had two appetizers, two entrees, one decadent chocolate desert and coffees. Our server, Ryan I believe, was excellent. The wait staff has tried everything on the menu, and thus can make good recommendations. Although Heirloom is on the small side, the noise level on a weekend night was not quiet. However we had no trouble holding a conversation in normal speaking voices. With excellent food and service (BYOB, too) we plan to return.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing! Generous portion for appetizers and entrees plus everything was full of fresh flavors. I highly recommend the shimp and crab salad, ginger butternut soup, lamb shank and short ribs. Each bite was consistently good and we cleaned the plates. We were so full that we had no room to sample desert. On top of everything, the atmosphere is rustic and feels like home. I can't wait to go back!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great restaurant to celebrate any special occasion!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well done eclectic
Heirloom is a great place for fairly adventurous dining. The Chef is very creative, the food is always fresh, and almost every dish we tried had layers of flavors and textures. My wife had the short rib dish over pureed cauliflower, and I ordered the Butternut squash Wellington. Both were excellent. Both the appetizers, crab cake and seasonal salad, were also very solid. Will definitely be back!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been noticing the crowds at this newish restaurant for awhile, but at a quick glance, the prices seemed high. Finally, we booked reservations for 5:00 p.m. on a Saturday night.....we like that "early-bird" time because it's easier to get into a crowded restaurant, it's quieter, and no one seems to mind if we order less food. We will often order one appetizer and one entree. As it was, the menu was so inviting, we ordered two full entrees. Each was both delicious comfort food, yet very contemporary in its use of local, fresh produce, heirloom quality as possible. We took leftovers home. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu, as well as history and literature. It's BYOB, and next door is a good State Store.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Impeccable Plates & Service
Eight of us enjoyed Heirloom on a Saturday night. The food was impeccably prepared and delicious. We particularly enjoyed the bouillabaisse and the desserts are not to be missed! Every staff member was incredibly attentive to our table. This restaurant is a true gem for Chestnut Hill and worth a visit.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Traditional with a spin
The menu offers a nice variety, we loved our dishes, very creative, tasty version of traditional dishes. - the Foie Gras appetizer was served warm which was a surprise and I'm not sure I would order that again as I prefer it cold. The food was plated very well. Our server was an absolute gem. This is an excellent restaurant and that its BYOB only makes it better.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
another good experience
Overall the dinner at Heirloom was good. The other couple that we introduced to the restaurant were favorably impressed. I must admit though, that my entree which was duck breast and leg was overcooked and disappointing. Otherwise, the other meals and appetizers were very good and the service was most attentive. We will return.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious healthy creative food.
I love dining at heirloom. The atmosphere is relaxing, casual and cozy. The seasonal food combinations are healthy and flavorful with a creative flair. The service is warm, efficient and friendly. One of my favorites for a treat to soothe the soul:).
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time at Heirloom, after several attempts to get in. Ambiance is warm, nice jazz selection in the background (even including my favorites, Johnny Hartman and John Coltrane), and the service is attentive without being over-bearing.
Salmon, short ribs, and chicken were terrific, comfort food with the right amount of seasoning. Accompanied with Tait "Ball Buster" red wine, the entire meal was just right for a couples night out.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous restaurant with an amazing server. Ryan described the food and flavors perfectly. He had such knowledge and portrayed such confidence about all of our selections. The birthday dessert was on the house too!! Can't wait to go back again.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
TRY IT-YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED
WOW. Food was fabulous, service was friendly and very helpful. Manager on duty stopped by which was a nice touch. I could go on and on but bottom line : Try it. You won't be disappointed.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Heirloom consistently provides an excellent dining experience. The sauces and sides compliment the star (be that lamb shanks, braised fish, or duck...). The service is professional, efficient and friendly. The servers do provide very helpful advice that make the experience better. Make sure you have enough time to enjoy and savor.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
heirloom neighborhood gem
This restaurant has gourmet level food with excellent presentation. This is a big city downtown restaurant experience in a local venue. My only reservation is that the evening I was there was also attended with a family with small kids and a screaming baby.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful farm to table
A wonderful farm to table dining experience. Wait staff second to none.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always Fantastic!! :-)
It's the BEST place we have locally!! :-) Fresh harvested vegetables that taste amazing! and the service is TOP quality as well as the food!! :-) LOVE it!! :-)
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a pleasure to discover this restaurant with a serious menu and great food right in Chestnut Hill!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another wonderful meal
We have been to Heirloom several times and are never disappointed. The lobster ravioli special was delicious, as was my lamb shank. The service, also, is impeccable. Friendly and attentive, but not hovering.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM