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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
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.
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.
Heirloom - New Haven Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
I was there for lunch with a group. I felt that the food was mediocre; some dishes were not explained well on the menu. My friends ordered the chicken cutlet and thought they were getting a sandwich but ended up with a salad; I ordered the thick cut chips and they came out with all this gooey white sauce on them. Some places try too hard. Or not hard enough. This is one of those places. The bill was outrageous for 5 people lunching at over $40 per head. For the food we had - it was totally not worth it. I won't be returning.
Service was slow and the kitchen was even slower . Dining room was only half-full I can't imagine how long the wait is on a busy day . Food was poor at best and that was consistent with our party of four . Only items worth eating were the french fries and the donuts... delicious! Very unfortunate given that the room is quite lovely as Is the hotel .
Would have given Heirloom a 5 star review. Except someone lost our order! Waited almost 2 hours to get our dinner. Thankfully we had ordered an appetizer (so so) and they brought out some fried bread squares. We devoured them waiting for our meal.
By the time my duck came out, I was no longer hungry. My athlete son ate his scallops and declared them good. My husband could not finish his fish.
I do have to say, the restaurant did not charge for my uneaten dish, but this major service disconnect does not happen at successful restaurants.
The food was excellent. The service was a little slow but I’m not sure if that’s because it was full or that’s their style. Be ready for a long dinner. The long dinner was perfect for our occasion but if you want to eat faster you should tell your server. Other than that Maria our server was darling. The ambiance was great and we really enjoyed our meals.
We were looking for a place to stop for dinner on our way back home to RI, and found Heirloom through
We had a great dinner in a beautiful restaurant. Our waiter was very helpful and very attentive, but the food was slow coming out of the kitchen. The Caesar salad was a hit and slightly unusual with endives and lots of white anchovies. The acorn squash with burrata was a delicious combination. The octopus was just too oily. The lamb ragu was good - tons of delicious lamb, but the pasta may have been a little too doughy. The stepped bass was a home run! Great big thick piece of perfectly cooked and seasoned fish. We'll go back to try something else next time were driving through.
Delicious food and a great, comfortable + cool ambiance. We even went back for a late lunch after a delicious breakfast. The only pitfall was slow service (could be due to the large crowd) and the kitchen forgot our side orders. The pancakes and avocado toast were favorites!
Heirloom has a great vibe! I liked to see the list of farms where the food was sourced. The burrata and squash app was delicious - a combination I would not have considered. My husband had the fried clam risotto, which was only fair. The chicken with gnocchi and the scallops were perfect.
Food is OK but inconsistent. The sides of vegetables (Broccoli and Brussel Sprouts) were soaked in a sauce. My son did not care for the octopus at all (and he likes Octopus). Salads come with a lot of dressing. Lighting is poor. Service is sporadic. Overall, it was fine but not worth the price.
Very nice Sunday Brunch. Large, bright, cheery room with modern furniture (but as a downside the noise level is quite high). Interesting menu, loved the crab dip, the raw veggies platter and the eggs Benedict were very good too. Efficient, friendly service as well, Heirloom is a nice spot for a Sunday brunch.
As I walked into the restaurant, I felt good about my choice to bring my parents here for Sunday brunch. The place was busy, the menu looked enticing, and the trendy, contemporary appearance was clean and upscale. Unfortunately, things weren’t as smooth as I was expecting. Our waiter could barely be heard above the noise in the room. I don’t think he even tried to project and even the simple words came out like he had marbles in his mouth, as my mother would say. The menu over promised. My wife had a veggie burger that was over spiced and she couldn’t eat it. The French toast was okay but it had more cream than I would have preferred and not enough berries to give it the flavor to make it anything special.
It’s a nice place but I left with the feeling that we must have had the “B-team” chef and waiters this Sunday. At least I hope that’s the case. Because it could be a great restaurant.
Beautiful restaurant and tasty food --- but unfortunately the food was cold when it came to our table, and our server was nowhere to be found. Also the hostess had probably the least friendly or welcoming attitude I've ever encountered. Disappointing experience.
The Bread Had More Character - The appetizers were bland to bad, the baked Ricotta with herbs was baked cheese and the Roasted Octopus was swimming in oil and reminded me of the cooked octopus packed in oil you buy in a tin with the same fishy taste. The entrees were not much better, the Long Island Duck was gamey and tough. If it were seasoned properly it may have been better. The wild caught Stripped Bass appeared to be a tail piece and half of the filet was mostly brown fat when I lifted the skin, although it was cooked properly the mix with zucchini and asparagus had no flavor. The highlight of the meal was the whipped butter infused with grated horse radish served with the bread, but all and all the meal was a disappointment. If you are staying at the hotel, I would go across the street to the Florian the food is better, just slow service. I will cross this one off the list, there are plenty of good restaurants in New Haven to meet your needs.
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