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Heirloom - Graduate Hotel Charlottesville

24 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
Enjoy an easy laid back elegance with whole new point of view. The Graduate Charlottesville rooftop bar and restaurant celebrates its homegrown roots and colorful past, basking in a hint of farm life folklore and charm. A range of homespun small plates and fare to share are designed to accompany friend-filled rounds of drinks. Dishes feature local producers with a keen focus on native Virginia agriculture and wildlife. The menu, an homage to heirloom plants and Thomas Jefferson’s commitment to seed collecting and exchange to preserve homegrown varieties, keeps the table fresh. Fruit and plant-based boozy beverages (think Prohibition punch recipes and craft cocktails of the past) create memory-making get-togethers.

A modern view of time-honored traditions.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Sunday-Thursday: 4:00pm-12:00am
Friday-Saturday: 4:00pm-1:30am
Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm
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Phone number
(434) 295-4333 ext. 2
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Frank Paris
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking for all patrons - please stop at valet on your way into the garage!
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Graduate Charlottesville's Heirloom Rooftop + Bar is partnering with the student-run radio station, WXTJ for “Brunch & Beats." Starting November 19th 2017, our Heirloom Sunday brunches will feature a range of mellow morning tunes, spun by live DJs from WXTJ. *Complimentary valet parking for all restaurant patrons!

*Music will not be featured on the following Sundays: 11/26/17, 12/23/17, 12/30/17, 1/7/17
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 24 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kcjaye87 (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We visited for the first time for January's Restaurant Week, and were very pleasantly surprised! The food was wonderful -- the steak was cooked just right, and the "Brown Butter Sundae" dessert was to die for! It's a great location, and the free valet parking is an excellent perk. We loved the view and felt like we were on a vacation in our own town. We'll be back soon!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

First time for this lovely rooftop restaurant, the Heirloom. Loved the view and the menu
for Restaurant Week was delightful. Service friendly and prompt.

RestoKim (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

Four of us went for Restaurant Week and it was great. The appetizers were especially good, including the soup, oyster bao, and even the carrot salad (the description didn't do it justice). Entrees: the steak was perfectly cooked; the trout was tasty but a bit over sauced. Brown butter sundae was amazing! Our server, Patra, was friendly, professional and attentive.

vipSherryS (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We went for restaurant week, drawn by an interesting menu and weren't disappointed. Validated parking at the hotel is a huge draw!!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Terrific setting, very good ambiance, and delicious food. What's not to love?

paulguest (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

We were very pleased with our experience at Heirloom on Thanksgiving - the service was attentive and warm and the ambience was lovely. The food was excellent - the only critique I would offer is that the desserts were just so-so. Otherwise, we had a great time.

vipStycks (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

It was convenient as we were staying at the Graduate Hotel but that is as far as it went

vipDanC (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

We recognize that Sunday was the first brunch of the Heirloom season, but the service, although pleasant, was quite slow. We changed tables 3 times, in spite of there being several empty indoor options that would have met what we asked for in our intial reservation. Food was good, though not as hot as it should have been. View is amazing, but that is not enough given all the great brunch options that Charlottesville has to offer.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

I have enjoyed every dinning experience at Heirloom. Although the staff were a bit overwhelmed by UVA's Homecoming weekend crowd, resulting in unusually slow service, I enjoyed a great meal with family and friends.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

The view was nice. However, the service was so poor that it ruined the entire dinner. We could not wait to leave. We felt like we were annoying the staff by eating there. I had to go and get a bottle of water and bring it back to the table. My son lives one block away, but I would never take him there again.

vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on October 3, 2017

Great atmosphere. Trout was very good. Nice wine. Will go bacj

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

We had a reservation for 6 at 9:15pm on a Friday. Service was friendly but very slow despite the restaurant not being very busy as UVA was on break. We were at our table for approximately an hour before our meals were brought to the table. Everything was very tasty and the roof top ambiance was great. Willing to give it a another try next time we are in charlotte.

vipOpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on September 26, 2017

Very limited menu but what was on offer was very good. Lovely outdoor rooftop resturant with great views of Charlottesville. Just very surprised by the lack of options on the menu. Great Service

RandyG (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Took over 45 minutes for our dinner order to be served and it was hamburger! Salad was soaked with dressing, lettuce was wilted. View outside was outstanding, which could have been the problem. Too much emphasis on being trendy, no emphasis on the fundamentals of good food and service. Would not go back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Great late night dining and roof patio fun. Love the food and atmosphere.

Leia (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

Friendly service, a little slow but to be fair, it was a busy Saturday night. The atmosphere is great with terrace seating and a view of the city.

My only issue was the lack of vegetarian options. I attempted to eat at Heirloom a couple of weeks prior but they were full. Checked out the menu at that time, liked the vegetarian options and decided to return two weeks later when I returned to Charlottesville. Unfortunately, the menu was changed since I looked at it and the new menu had very little to offer vegetarians. I ended up with french fries and cauliflower. Please add at least one vegetarian entree.

Debbie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

We needed to move our reservation to a little later- no problem! Upon entering restaurant, hostess greeted us by name and was super friendly! Food exceeded all of our expectations, with terrific cocktails. Service was friendly. We will be returning real soon. Try the Trout- it was fantastic!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on August 1, 2017

My boyfriend and I were in town staying at the graduate and decided to have dinner at Heirloom (we have eaten here a few times already)

We ordered a bottle of wine and the crispy cauliflower appetizer, and truffle fries. The cauli app was so disappointing that we left and had dinner down the street. The "crispy" cauliflower actually was more of a raw texture with absolutely no flavor. There was a meyer lemon jam but we were struggling to compute where we could find it on the plate. So bad. It was like eating raw cauli off a veggie tray at a wedding.

The truffle fries were good but served in a cheesy looking cone with literally a quarter size amount of ketchup for both of us to share. We asked if there were more dipping sauce choices and the waiter said ranch or we asked for some ranch. That turned out to be some sort of gelatinous mixture that we couldn't eat.

I hate doing bad reviews...of such a lovely place...but this really needs work.


cvilledr (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

had a great time- everyone friendly- atmosphere eclectic - felt like I was on vacation in my own town!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

A hidden gem on the room of the quirky, fun Graduate hotel. Book a table about 45 minutes before sunset for beautiful light if you're eating on the patio. Sun sets on the other side of the building so no glare.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on July 20, 2017

Nice selection of food and drink including tasty cider on draft. Excellent waitstaff. Very loud indoors, much quieter outdoors where it was also possible to have a conversation and a regular table as opposed to a high top table.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on July 18, 2017

The view was spectacular and the pork rinds were great. Otherwise, the cocktails were too sweet and the salads and main courses were average with bland seasoning. The worse was the banana pudding for dessert that was straight out of the jello box. Ugh. Artificial flavoring and coloring. If this hotel restaurant wants to compete in Charlottesville and live up to its name of heirloom they need to up their ingredients, preparation and service.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on July 18, 2017

Restaurant week -Flavor of food was good; wasn't much substance on the beet/pear salad or the veggie flatbread. Friend liked her brick chicken and husband liked his steak skewers, just remember to ask for how you want them cooked. Desserts, banana pudding and peach upside cake, were both good portion size and great taste. Service was friendly and attentive. View from rooftop was wonderful.

MaryC (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on July 17, 2017

Waitress was not knowable about the meals, describing the one as having some kind of sauce, had to ask several times for more water and we had to ask for tableware when the food arrived.

The main course was well prepared and presented. However, the corn on the cob was so over cooked on the grill it was black in places and had no moisture to the kernels.

The peach upside down cake was very heavy and dry and no one ate any of it other than the few peaches on the top.