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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.
New Haven, CT 06511
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
between Chapel St and Park St
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Free valet parking in our covered garage with validation
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
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
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Their website is rather misleading. We thought small space with thoughtful food. It was HUGE (think hotel restaurant, which I think it is) and the food was so so. We had fun and the service was fine (friendly and knowledgeable), but it's not at all what we anticipated.
We went here for Restaurant Week as we'd been wanting to try it. Loved the atmosphere and interior design, however it was so dark we couldn't see our menus. Food was just ok, my husband had a chicken dish that was overcooked. Pot de Creme was double the size necessary as it was very rich (not really complaining here, just an FYI). I had a burger as it was the most appealing thing on the menu. Good flavor. Fries had good flavor too but were soggy. Service was uninterested. Didn't come back to check how we liked our dinner. Can't recommend it for the price. We spent $90 with one drink each, a burger and a three course $35 prix fix. Lots of other choices in New Haven.
My companion was allergic to egg and notified the restaurant about it. They assured us that the food was egg free. However, the food contained egg and she had reaction bad.
The cause was mayonnaise in the food. The restaurant said that the chef didn’t know that a conventional mayonnaise had egg in it. If a chef doesn’t know that mayonnaise is made by mixing egg and oil, he doesn’t know what he is doing
Excellent - everything we ordered was perfect! Four people ordering from regular menu and Restaurant Week special menu.
Hostess turned the music down so that we could hear each other. My only suggestion would be for slightly larger plates (not serving size) as cutting the salads was a challenge in the small bowls in which they were served.
I'll start by saying that if the food (brunch) was brought to us soon after being prepared, it would have been fantastic. Even so, the food was good, but all of our meals were quite cold. I think I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and just say they were having an off service day. We asked for coffee numerous times, but were only brought it after our fourth request, and nearly forty minutes after sitting down. They likewise failed to adhere to any other requests that we made, even though they accepted them with a smile. Again, I think it was an off-day for them, and I would consider giving them a second shot, but the service really was awful. It made me feel as if this restaurant is playing the fancy role without actually knowing how to execute it.
We had a wonderful meal celebrating my husbands 50th birthday while visiting our son for Family Weekend. I never mentioned that it was his birthday but our server picked up on it by hearing our conversation and brought out a dessert on the house which was so thoughtful. We so enjoyed our meal and will definitely be going back.
The food was delish! Just a little over the top with fillers to the plate. For example, the steak was absolutely covered in fried onions and extra large onions on the plate, couldn't tell where the steak was. The chicken and dumplings were fantastic! As was the butterscotch pudding. Service not good.
We arrived on time and told the server that we had event tickets and needed to be out at a certain time - there were NO other people seated in the restaurant. Our food didn't come for almost an hour even though we had asked whether our selections could be provided in a timely manner. Three strikes against this restaurant.
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