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About Heirloom Cafe
Heirloom Cafe is an intimate restaurant with first-quality, day-fresh cuisine and a wine list full of the world's greatest wines, young and old. We're pleased to offer our food and wine and great service at very reasonable prices, and in a very comfortable and simple setting.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Thursday 5:45 to 9:30
Friday and Saturday 5:45 to 10:00
$30 and under
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
The Heirloom dining room seats up to 48 people, and the restaurant is available for full or partial buy-outs.
Private Party Contact:
Matt: (415) 821-2500
Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Heirloom Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Excellent ambiance. Restored old building with antique wall paper, rustic wood tables, candles and low light but not in a mysterious or dark way. Open kitchen with seating. Great neighborhood find. Excellent bread (scorching hot). Nice wine. Our food was excellent but they could ease up on the salt. Servers are dressed casually and are very personable.
One of my favorite spots for any night of the week or weekend. They offer prix fixe or a la carte but if there's something on the prix fixe that you'd like, they'll let you order the dish.
The owner Matt and the staff are wonderful and some nights you'll catch Matt in the kitchen. Grab a seat at the bar or a table and you won't be disappointed. Extensive wine list to choose from, and some of the best wines we've tasted.
Went to Heirloom Cafe last night after a friend was raving about it. Unfortunately, we were quite underwhelmed with our experience. The place itself is nice and spacious, but way too dark. I should probably mention that I'm not a huge fan of dark restaurants.
The food was a mix bag. We enjoyed the bread, which comes as no surprise since it was from Josey Baker (of The Mill). They definitely charge way too much for it, and I find it ridiculous that they charged for butter and olive oil too, after I'm paying $5 for 5 small slices of bread. The butternut squash soup was nice and warm; it had a wonderful flavor and wasn't overly salty, which we appreciated. The beets in the beet salad were too strongly pickled, although it was interesting to combine beets with homemade almond butter. The little gem salad with delicata squash lacked flavor. It was very muted and not exciting at all. I had to combine the beets with the salad to give it more excitement. The delicata squash did not excite either. For the mains, we ordered the fettucine with mushrooms and truffle and the cioppino. I found the fettucine to be underwhelming; I think I'm a tomato sauce person, so that could have factored into it. The cioppino had high quality seafood in it, but it was way too salty. All in all, I would say it wasn't worth the trip across town.
Heirloom is consistently one of the best restaurants in the Mission. It also seems to remain below the radar, for reasons I can't fathom (though, as long as they keep doing what they're doing, I'm not complaining). I had dinner there with three foodies Friday night (including the owner of another, much ballyhooed Mission restaurant), and we were all struck by the quality of the food: the salad was bursting with flavor; the off-menu cheeseburger (with the cheese ground into the beef before cooking) was mouth-watering; the cioppino was atypical, but yummy; and the chicken was my favorite of all -- moist and flavorful and beautifully complemented with a mushroom cream sauce. The servers were attentive and charming. And the lively, candlelit, intimate space is just where you want to be for dinner with friends.
I have been to Heirloom several times over the past few years, and have always valued the experience. This time was different. The waiter was arrogant and inexperienced; and the food (although I do appreciate smaller portions) seemed to come in ridiculously tiny quantities. My impression was one of a restaurant that has come to take itself too seriously.
We were excited to visit this trendy place for NYE
The space is retro cool but very noisy and very hot from the open kitchen, we were all boiling in December
The food was pretty but not innovative, suttle flavors and tiny portions
My Beef rib was super greasy, literally it sat in oily bottom with potatoes au gratin, I was very disappointed with it
The vegetarian option was nicely presented but it lacked in flavor and the portion was an appetizer size
The beet salad was perfect and delish but again tiny, I don’t think we got a full beer on the plate
The desert was of limited choice but it was very good
Overall not really a festive meal one would expect for NYE but it did include a glass of champagne each
The total bill was almost $500 and we were hungry in an hour
I love Heirloom and recommend it highly for its precise, tasty, well executed seasonal food and nicely curated wine list. I often take friends from out of town there, and go there myself several times a year.
These are minor points, but I am noting them: I was frustrated by the darkness of the place this time; we had to use our cell phone lights to read our menus, which means it's too dark. It also made conversation difficult, as it quickly got loud, but was still very dark.
This is my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. The lighting is dim, which makes you feel like you've journeyed to a different world. Delicious wine and the servers are knowledgeable, but not in a show-off way. Connection is the name of the game at heirloom. Connection to the food, the wine, your companion - guided by the staff and the energy in the room.
Love love love love it.
This is my favorite restaurant in the Bay Area, hands down. The food is always amazing — seasonally available ingredients prepared with love. The service is top-notch — a very attentive team will take good care of you. And their wine list is worth the trip. This is not to be missed — for your first time or your hundredth.
We don't get to go out to dinner too often since having small children, so a night out is really special to us. Heading to Heirloom means we know that we shall have an amazing meal, great wine and the best service. When you only have rare nights out, you want to be sure you get to enjoy it!
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