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Heirloom - New Haven

4.5
971 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
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  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(203) 503-3919
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Carey Savona
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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.
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Private party contact
Allison Stevens: (203) 503-3928
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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.


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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between Chapel St and Park St
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Parking details
Free valet parking in our covered garage with validation
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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.

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
What 971 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Business meeting

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Consistently terrific food, service, and atmosphere. The legit best burger in town!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Two of the three dinners were excellent. However the third, duck, was so tough that the person who ordered it could not chew it nor could the others who tasted it from her plate. The waiter removed it from our bill and the person chose a second salad rather than another main which would have prolonged the meal.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Excellent. Thank you.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Nice service, nice interior (although the seating was a bit cramped). Food didn’t taste bad at all, but felt like something we could have made at home— i.e., pretty simple and not too flavorful. Dessert was the highlight.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We love the food!!!! Fresh. Local. good GF and V choices. Amazing, stunning, unbelievable desserts. The servers are always very nice and try to make up for the fact that the Kitchen must be the slowest kitchen in the country. Every time we go we wait longer than we want to, than is necessary, than is comfortable. We also think the food is worth it. When we decide to go, we go knowing it will long slow meal.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Breakfast on Sunday morning at the Heirloom was a bit of a disappointment. It seems like the kitchen or the chef was stuck in a rut or are on automatic pilot. The food was good enough, but not good/great which is what I have come to expect.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent food and service, great room with street view and feeling of space.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Our event ended later than we expected but the restaurant was happy to accommodate us by holding our table. The food was quite good and our waiter was terrific. He was informative about the menu, happy to steer us to those dishes he thought we'd enjoy (he was right) and made our dining experience that much more enjoyable. He is a credit to the restaurant. We would definitely recommend the place.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

This is the second time we have been for a special occasion and neither time did they do anything special for us.
The waitress wasn't very friendly at all..My husband had the Duck (well done) the first time and it was delicious so I ordered it the second time (well done) and it was tough and tasted very gamey, horrible. I could not eat it so I gave it to my husband who didn't like it either.. Very disappointing. For the price you pay it should be outstanding every time. We told the waitress when she finally came over, she certainly didn't seem to care, she gave us a coffee (which was cold), I asked for another which was better..
We have gone on a Monday night both times and it's very busy and noisy.
The reason we went back a second time was the first time was fantastic, and when it's a special occasion you want something that's above standard, unfortunately the second time was very disappointing so we won't be going back..

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We have eaten there many tines, but will likely never go back
I got a call 6:58 from the restaurant asking if I was coming for my 7 pm reservation ( I was parking)- I thought get that was quite odd but now I wonder if they were really short staffed
If so, I wish they had just said so
It took 1 hr and 45 minutes to get our food
4 drinks were served— but not the fifth ( until we asked)
Service was shockingly inattentive

There are many places in New Haven to eat
They will have to do better to stay alive

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch here on Easter Sunday. The food was delicious. The ambience is wonderful. I highly recommend a visit.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Heirloom is very good. My daughter ordered the burger, fries and a Coke. Not just any Coke. Imported from Mexico with real sugar. Just like I remember it when I was a kid. I ordered the salmon, which was excellent. Along with one of the best iced teas I've ever had although they charged me for a second one, which was a first. It was quiet for dinner on Sunday evening, but still very nice.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Delightful

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Visited Heirloom (The Study) for a brunch on Sunday late morning; fantastic spot would definitely recommend it to others.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Chicken and dumplings were delish! Wedge salad the best!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great food. Accommodating!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I enjoyed dining at Heirloom very much. It’s got a great ambiance, with nice mood lighting and is not noisy what’s so ever. They have a great selection for their menu. I order the Filet Mignon and it was delicious! The filet was cooked perfectly and was so tender, I would definitely get it again! It was a great portion size that I even brought some of the filet home. My friend ordered the duck and he was equally as pleased. I would recommend Heirloom to anyone looking for a great place for fresh and delicious food!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

food was excellent .. ate too much. portions could be shared.. especially if going to the theatre.. you don't want to fall asleep. or un button your pants!

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Ricotta = best

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The food is just delicious and they do a great job in presentation.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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..

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was excellent. Very enjoyable evening

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Fabulous service, atmosphere and food !!

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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!!

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