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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

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.

Private Dining

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

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4.4

service

4.1

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4.3

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3.8

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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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 26, 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 25, 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 23, 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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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great experience I look forward to dining there soon Great job

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The restaurant week menu left a little to be desired: the chicken dish was tough and dry, and the butterscotch pudding was far thinner than usual. Usually the food is spot on.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.
Excellent service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere. No complaints!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Stayed at The Study hotel and due to rain decided to eat at Heirloom in hotel & was very pleasantly surprised. Sometimes, restaurants in hotels are mediocre but Heirloom is a “go-to” place for dining.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, People Watching, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Delicious food, lovely modern setting. Our waiter was sweet and efficient. Our friends stayed at he hotel, Study, and enjoyed their stay very much, as well. Highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Glad we went here!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great birthday meal -- attentive, friendly and professional service. and the complimentary hot cider doughnuts in honor of my birthday were over-the-top delicious!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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 .

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent food. Excellent service. Will definitely come back. A little too much noise from the bar area but no so much we couldn't talk.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We were looking for a place to stop for dinner on our way back home to RI, and found Heirloom through
Open Table.
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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Chicken and dumplings is amazing.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Heirloom is on my list of favorite restaurants. I am never disappointed with the food or service not matter the time of day. The menu changes seasonally so you are never bored with selections. A must try!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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