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About Heirloom - New Haven

A Farm Coastal Restaurant located inside the Study at Yale Hotel on Chapel Street at the heart of Yale University Campus in New Haven, CT. Our friends, farmers & growers in Connecticut, New England & beyond supply us with heritage ingredients showcasing the farm & coastal bounty, integral to American Heirloom Cooking.

Our wine collection includes wines from Italy, Spain, France, Australia, Germany, South Africa and the United States. Our wine choices are eclectic and distinctive with a focus on value and boutique labels as well as Sustainable, Organic and Bio dynamic selections.

Inviting warmth and hospitality, local-heartfelt fare; eclectic wines and cocktails and a commitment to honest service and value are paramount to the Heirloom experience.

1157 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7am - 10am Everyday
Lunch: Mon - Fri: 11am - 2pm
Brunch: Sat & Sun: 11am - 2pm
Dinner: 5:30pm - Close & Late Night (Friday & Saturday)
Bar & Lounge Dining: All Day & Late Night
In Room Dining: Beginning at 7am

Cross Street:
between Chapel St and Park St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 503-3919

Website:
http://www.heirloomnewhaven.com/

Catering:
Heirloom and The Study at Yale Hotel are available for private events, offsite catered events and catered pick-up service…we have multiple rooms, spaces and venues to choose from. Private event inquiries please contact Allison Stevens in our Catering and Events Department 203 503 3928. General Heirloom information 203 503 3919.


Parking Details:
Free valet parking in our covered garage with validation

Executive Chef:
Carey Savona

Private Party Facilities:
The Study at Yale provides the backdrop for private events ranging from 8-120 guests. Heirloom provides soulful-heartfelt cooking and a commitment to honest service and value.

Private Party Contact:
Allison Stevens: (203) 503-3928

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Several events throughout the year including Yale Commencement Celebration, Holiday Dining, Private Parties, University and City Gatherings and New Haven Restaurant Weeks.

Heirloom - New Haven Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (10)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Food is always good and the drink menu is nice. I love the desserts there. My only complaint is that the cookies with buttercream frosting was actually cream cheese base, not buttercream.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was great, the problem was the attention. The food came in one hour after it was ordered.. I think our server forgot to put our food in the system and it took an hour. Also, we barely saw him come around which kind of suck because I really wanted another glass of wine...

My boyfriend and I will give it another try with a different server for sure.

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·Dined 5 days ago

I went there for Vday with my boyfriend and I gotta say that is a very pleasant fine restaurant to go. All the food was very good and I'll be definitely going back. So that's a 5 start from me! :D

Tags: Vegan, Great Beer, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 5 days ago

Ricotta = best

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Went here for valentines day lunch and had a lovely time. good service and good food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Healthy, Seasonal, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Every aspect of our lunch was perfect. The food choices were all tempting. The quinoa bowl was so delicious, as were the salads and eggs. The portions are plentiful and the presentation attractive. Service is impeccable: unobtrusive and helpful.
We will definitely return. Perfect!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Atmosphere were great. The crab dip was delicious with a nice smokey flavor. Lamb ragu was amazing. The pasta had the slightest bite to it which I love, hate mushy pasta. My wife's burger was ok, but nothing to write home about.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The warm Ricotta is great and the Burger is superior to the one at Fred’s.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

I used to hold this as the second best place in CT for a burger, but not anymore. Food took forever to come and was lukewarm when it did. It was excessively salty and my stomach was roiling that night. Service as okay, but nothing special. Server clearly didn't understand what dry white wine was or whether there were any by-the-glass offerings that would meet that criteria. All in all, a real miss for the first time in years.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was amazing. I took my husband for a surprise Birthday dinner. Our first time and it was absolutely fabulous. The best food we have had in CT. The atmosphere was perfect. We will definitely go again..

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Comfort Food, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was excellent. Very enjoyable evening

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Fabulous service, atmosphere and food !!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Service very very slow, excuse was that they were busy.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent option for any occasion. Exceptional food, phenomenal service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We dropped in for a quick Tuesday night dinner. The choice was perfect - heirloom was quiet, delicious, and prompt. On a mid week eveneing we wanted a quick bite and a chance to go over our schedules. Heirloom was just right.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Disappointed. Frequent diner at Heirloom. Quality and taste less than usual excellent. Found large bone in lamb ragu. Salad was very salty. Broccoli was mired in thick overpowering sauce. Donuts were over cooked. Not the usual great experience. Wondered if chef changed or an off night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Love this place! It's become a favorite for Sunday Brunch. Absolutely delicious food and wonderful service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I’ve been here several times for bunch and dinner. Last visit was dinner for four. Love the seasonal menu. The waiter brought us an amuse bouch of the deviled eggs new to the menu which we enjoyed.
We shared the liver pate and the warm crab dip, both served with their excellent bread. Yummy.
I loved the scallops with spaghetti squash and golden raisins. Both guys ordered the lamb ragu which had great depth of flavor.
It was a great experience.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints! The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is lovely. The menu is very eclectic and it is always delicious!

Tags: Organic, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We weren't disappointed whatsoever....we had great cocktails, dinner wine and all 4 of our dinner were excellent.
The one small complaint was that my duck breast was a little overcooked but we were on a tight schedule so we did not worry about it nor did we bring it to the attention of our waitress.
Unfortunately after appetizers, salads and entrees we were disappointed we were too full to be able to even look at the dessert menu...maybe next time!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We loved the ambiance of Heirloom but the service was deplorable. They got my husband's order wrong 3 times and then manganimously said they were not going to charge us for something that we never received. If that weren't enough they comped us juice that we didn't want and then never have had the food they packaged to go. What we did eat was excellent but it did not make up for the deplorable service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Friendly service and great entrees. Only wish they could bring back the Branzino fillet dish!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great service. Exceptional cuisine will dine again

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

After celebrating the holidays with family on various other days, my husband and I found that we were a twosome for Christmas dinner! Heirloom is one of my favorites and we opted to go there for a low-key, relaxing dinner and it did not disappoint! Food was great, as always, our server very friendly...just a very, very nice meal and holiday celebration for two. In fact, we were back again on New Year's Eve!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food very consistently good; waitstaff always attentive; you can always count on Heirloom for good value.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Awesome spot for lunch! Wholesome but flavorful, inventive and appealing ! Had the quinoa bowl and my friend had the hearty wheat berry salad which were both spectacular.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We had a window seat on a sunny day. My wheatberry and brussel sprout salad was innovative and delishious, as was the tomato soup. The decor was lovely and the service was great. It was pricey, but worth it.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were celebrating a family birthday with brunch. Excellent food, with lovely presentation. But service was slow, as if they didn't quite have enough wait staff to cover the room. Our wait person was competent and friendly, but just couldn't quite keep up.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food we ordered was exceptionally tasty. I was extremely disappointed that there were no vegetarian entrees on the menu as one of the members of the group was vegetarian. Also, the restaurant had not updated their menu online and the online version did have a vegetarian option. Nevertheless, the chef gave us a vegetarian entree - however this was not as creative and interesting as the non vegetarian entrees we got since it was pasta with tomato sauce and cheese.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I have never been disappointed at Heirloom and somehow this recent dinner seemed to surpass all previous experience. The food was simply perfect, my Manhattan the best I’d ever had and the service was quiet, unobtrusive and top notch. My daughter and I were heading to Yale rep for a play and this dinner made the evening so special. Heirloom has really got it down...from the lighting, noise level and overall experience. The Sea Bass over lentils and Lamb Ragout over house-made Penne were absolutely delicious. We can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Healthy, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We've been to Heirloom many times and always had excellent meals and service. This past Saturday night was a mess. We arrived at 6pm and told our waiter we were going to the Yale Rep and needed to leave by 7:45pm. We actually had to get up from our table to find our waiter to place our meal order! Each course took longer and longer. Our main course arrived at 7;30pm. We were never offered dessert or coffee, and again had to flag the waiter down to get our bill. The restaurant was half full on a Saturday night, so they were not extremely busy.

I was told by one staff member, when I complained, that the management team was busy openning a restaurant in Philadelphia and all the good people had gone to Philly. Uh oh..that does not sound good. The food itself was great - just lousy service which ruined the meal.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Nice place for couples and friends. We have been to Heirloom several times in the past but it has been a couple of years. We enjoyed our evening, nice view of the city with our table next to the window. Very diverse wine list and interesting food to pair.

Best if you stay and enjoy in unhurried manner since it was busy with lots of people by 7:30pm+
We had a bottle of wine so cheese platter for dessert to finish our wine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent food and great service! We had a play to get to at 8pm and they paced the food and drinks perfectly

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Very well prepared, interesting bistro-inspired food. Good variety. Large portions--don't over order. Service generally high level but not perfect and a little slow. Wife's wine satisfactory but just slightly disappointing. Turned out not to be what was ordered when the check came. They removed the charge but a tad reluctantly. Overall a superb experience and we will certainly go again without any hesitation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We should have been told when we walked in that they were hosting a wedding and that it would interfere with our service. We ended up walking out before our entrees were served. We had been there for an hour and a half. At one point we went to find a manager. He showed up as we were walking out It would have been nice for them to come over during our wait and apologize or perhaps even offer us a cocktail on the house but they did not.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I can't get enough of Heirloom! It's my go-to place when in New Haven. The food is great, servers are friendly and efficient and I love the atmosphere. It may be the large windows overlooking Chapel Street...but I could sit there for hours watching the world go by...and of course, eating their great food.

Tags: Organic, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was our 2nd time at heirloom
It’s just “okay.”
A little pricey, a little slow and the food has always been just okay. There is nothing terribly wrong with heirloom, but there’s nothing that draws you back.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was great. Ordered Duck medium and it was served close to rare. It took a while to send it back and even longer to get it back. Aside from that issue, I would go back. Donuts are to die for. Scallop entree and duck entree had great flavors.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

great foog

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The hot apple cinnamon donuts are a must! So, so good!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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