Heirloom Tavern
Heirloom Tavern

Heirloom Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://heirloomtavern.com/
  • Phone: 5166866633
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kent Monkan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Heirloom Tavern
Coined as an "American Gastropub" by owner and Head Chef Kent Monkan, the Heirloom Tavern offers its customers the finest food and greatest company Long Island has to offer. Some of our main courses include Painted Hills steaks, potato-crusted Chatham cod, and fettuccine lobster carbonara. Stop in for drinks or dinner!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Heirloom Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (67)fit for foodies (54)special occasion (25)great for outdoor dining (21)romantic (21)notable wine list (20)great for lunch (17)hot spot (16)good for groups (16)great for brunch (13)vibrant bar scene (11)late-night find (10)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • rab4VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The food was very good, as always. The service that night was not as good as it usually is.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heirloom Tavern
    Cilantro
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Excellent Lobster tacos. The outdoor seating in the back is very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv4food
    Luv4food
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Love love love this place. Great menu (awesome shrimp lettuce wraps) very nice staff and never dissapointed. Just like the other place this one is a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    Lane
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Enjoyed our meal. Food was prepared well....Service was good.....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous find!!
    WARRENVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We absolutely LOVE this restaurant.....the food is amazing and the people who work there are friendly, professional and very engaging.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 52 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 152 reviews are from the Heirloom Tavern reviews archive.
  • Food very good, noise unbearable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My husband and I used to frequent this spot when it was "On3", and the food is still very, very well done. My big complaint is the noise level. The interior design of the restaurant utilizes mirrors on the walls, I suppose to give the impression the long, narrow space is bigger (there really is no disguising this fact). As a result, the hard surfaces of the mirrors create an acoustical nightmare. Couple that with no screen between the bar area and an adjacent dining area, what could be a romantic dinner results in me and my husband shouting across the table to one another, or our friends, just to be heard, only exacerbating the problem. I wish I could say this is just a weekend phenomenon, but it occurred on a weekend night as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It! Loved It! Loved It!
    kateVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Getting a reservation is not easy, but it's certainly worth the perserverance. Plan ahead for your next great meal. Can't wait to go back. P.S. great drinks too
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A SPECIAL PLACE
    MARIEPINK7
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    WE LOVE GOING TO HEIRLOOM TAVERN (DATE NIGHT) THE FOOD IS ALWAYS GOOD. WAITERS ARE ATTENTIVE AND THE ATMOSPHERE IS PERFECT FOR A NEIGHBORHOOD SPOT MAKE RESERVATIONS EARLY .....SO HAPPY IT'S AROUND!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not What We Expected
    BubbeVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Very disappointed. I expected more from Kent since he came out of Matt Hisager's Panama Hatties. Didn't clean table until we asked. We had to pour our own wine. Dinner delivered to two people and two others had to wait. Brass Rail is much better. Now he's considering a 3rd restaurant?? Good luck
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous find
    live2eat
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    About two years ago we stumbled on Heirloom Tavern which is very close to home. Since then we've returned for the same wonderful food, on a seasonally changing menu. Everything is worth trying so we try something different each time. This last time we started with fresh little neck clams, the beet and goat cheese salad and an order of fried calamari with a selection of sauces. All were divine and probably enough for dinner for two people. Since we were three we all ordered a sandwich - the tuna burger was very good, flavorful, and the accompanying sweet potato fries were to die for. Sadly, we did not have enough room left for dessert, but having been there before, the desserts are also good. The outdoor garden is just lovely too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rab4VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    always enjoy the food there. Noisy on the weekends. Great outdoor dining area
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hele
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Food was good but components if some of the dishes were not cooked properly or not fresh.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious & Awesome
    Stacey
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The food was amazing! This neighborhood gem is a real treat. My boyfriend and I came here for Long Island Restaurant Week and we are sure to come back. Even if the place is a bit of a drive it is well worth it. The food is delicious, the servers and other waitstaff are extremely friendly and cater to whatever you need. Great ambiance and mood too!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • restaurant week !
    weasel
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    This is a very small place with good food and lots of people (mostly large groups). It is in an out of the way location by the railroad so noise is not a problem. If you want a quiet dinner don't go restaurant week.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hit or Miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    My fiancee and I decided to go for LI Restaurant Week. Since I come home every day from the train station it was extremely convenient. I had the Field Greens Salad, BBQ Ribs, and Creme Brulee; he had the Oxtail Tacos, Skirt Steak, and same desert. I have never had such a great salad! I really would go back just for salad. The tacos were great too! However, I hated my ribs, I was only able to eat one piece. I thought it was slathered in too much sauce, and the sauce to me tasted cheap and the ribs themselves weren't much better. I took them home and my fiancee ate them later on- he didn't complain though. He was happy with his steak- they cooked it rare which he was thrilled with. We both enjoyed our desert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing.
    Sebastian
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    This is the best restaurant on Long Island. It is a North Shore Gold Coast gem!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently excellent !
    Jayne
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    My husband and I have eaten here a number of times and have always gotten an excellent dinner. The menu is diverse but we usually order a seafood dinner knowing that the quality of the fish is always superb. I cannot say that about all high end restaurants, but here you ALWAYS get a great tasting piece of fish excellently prepared. I highly recommend reservations since seating is tight and tables are limited but it is definitely worth it.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Night Dinner
    smoove1010
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We took advantage of Restaurant week and the dinner did not disappoint. The appetizers octopus ,oxtail tac,o and blue fin raviloi were excellent. The swordfish was moist and seasoned to perfection. The ribs, were braised and also were excellent. The steak was exactly as ordered. The only suggestion do a better job with the deserts they were below par. The wine selection was interesting, but I felt the beer was over priced.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sketchy Clams
    ClamsonadeadshellVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food is very good in general, if a bit salty. But the clams were not fresh. The chef needs to be careful with the shellfish fresh o meter
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glen Head foodie
    LongIslabdDiners
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    It's been quite a while since I've had dinner at Heirloom. Everything was top notch but restaurant needs to do something about the high noise level. Overheard some diners complaining of the same.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great!
    RobbyleeVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    We return to Erin loan Tavern for dinner after several months of not dining here. (Their sister restaurant, The Brass rail is closer to where we live.) As was the case when we dined here several months ago, service is very good, food is a hit, & the vibe is great too!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful small plates
    RexyVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Our go to place for cocktails and small plates, and within walking distance of our home. Great service, great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JudyChas
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Ambitious menu with wonderful specials that do not brake the bank. Good selection of moderately priced wines by the glass.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent Gem
    love2eatVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This was our second time at heirloom and once again everything was delicious. From the bread to the endive salad to the salmon to dessert , everything was wonderful. Our friends enjoyed it as well. They honor your reservation and don't rush you out. It's better then some of the well known restaurants we've been to in manhattan. We will definitely be back. Hope next time they have the grilled octopus salad we had our first time there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good local place
    RexyVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Nice assortment of bar plates and small plates, coupled with a glass of wine, and you're all set. Good local spot. Gets a nice crowd.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dish was one from the
    TheMayor
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Best dish was one from the bar plates - sweet and spicy shrimp in lettuce leaves. I have been dreaming about them - delicious. Other appetizers were okay. Skip the duck spring roll. It was non description, dry and no sauce for dipping. I love baked clams and these were good but not amazing. The endive salad sounded better on the menu but was okay. I had the red snapper special for my entree and it was very good. The skin was crispy and it sat atop a ragout of roasted potatoes, artichokes, and spinach in a pool of luscious pink sauce. An all around great dish. My husband had the French Onion burger on the menu and it was okay - bun could not stand up to the jus so created an exceptional mess.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent brunch and great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Excellent brunch and great service. Will definitely return when in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good vibe, but a bit disappointing
    NinaVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We dined out Saturday nite with another couple. Always liked energy in restaurant although the noise level makes conversation difficult. Service was quite slow and food inconsistent depending on what you ordered. Caesar salad was tasteless, sole was light and well prepared. Steak very good. Would go back, but not high on my list for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Truly delicious food with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Truly delicious food with a menu of lots of choices. Large plates, small plates, salads, pastas and sandwiches. Something for everyone. I had wonderfully prepared Bronzino, my son had the ahi tuna burger. Fresh ingredients that are perfectly prepared. Service is excellent and friendly. Very small restaurant so reservations are definitely necessary especially on the weekend. Midweek reservations are easier to get. Definitely a neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!!
    WARRENVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Outstanding!!! Frequent diner. My wife and I love this restaurant. Great menu. Great chef. Never disappoints. From the bread to the dessert, always terrific!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    JerryVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The Brunch was outstanding. The Apple French Toast was unbelievable, I didn't ear until the next day. Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and Good Service
    customc
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I have wanted to try this restaurant for awhile since we LOVE Brass Rail and they are owned by the same person. The staff was all very nice and the food was all wonderful with beautiful presentation. The prices were also very fair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    RexyVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Had a great meal at heirloom tavern consisting of bar plates and small plates each and every one better than the other we tried the lobster taco the smoked chicken quesadilla the spring rolls the veal meatballs the steak skewers and everything was delicious and the cocktails we had with dinner were great as well service was on the ball we loved it so much we're going back next week
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Luncheon Treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    I dined here with a friend to celebrate her birthday. Although the menu was limited, we had a wonderful meal and were very happy we chose Heirloom Tavern.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great variety of menu choices
    JVDV
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The menu had many options - bar plates (1serving); small plates (2 servings), salads, sandwiches, pasta's and entrees. The Food was nicely presented and tasty - except for the wilted spinach and sauce that accompanied the blackened fish which was nearly too salty for consumption. I would definitely frequent this restaurant again but would request ligthening up on the salt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good find
    FitzseaVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    My mom and I were going to watch my daughter dance at the Tilles Center at CW post and we wanted to get some dinner before. I checked Open Table for something in the area and we came across the cute restaurant. My mother had the fried chicken with sweet potato purée and spinach. She loved it. I had the calamari special it was ok. It was overpowered by the olives. We shared the vanilla cheesecake with the chocolate crust. It was delicious! If you are in the area cute place. Love the decor!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the food was presented beautifully.
    woodstand
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    the food was presented beautifully. the waiter was attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, reasonable prices
    Boardmaster
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Food was excellent, prices were reasonable, large selection. Only two complaints were it was a bit warm and quarters were a little cramped. Maybe get some new floor tiles? The really important things were all there though, excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem!
    PamBVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We love this restaurant and always recommend it. It has great ambiance and the food and service are always outstanding. Wonderful menu and specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bar with real food
    leglegl
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Well the bar is small but there is in fact a real bar menu. As well as extremely well executed real food, both on the menu and daily specials. We have been here twice and haven't been disappointed. It's small but not noisy, a goody place but not pretentious. A great find, in an odd location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate